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Re: 2019 PDC Challenge & Development Tours

Post by M H » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:49 pm

cannibal wrote:
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yes they use to offer 4 cards to the BDO semi finalst.
2011 all declined I believe
2012 The count scooped up his the rest declined
2013 not a one took the offer
2014 Bunting scooped one up the rest chicken shit
2015 no more fucking freebies
Bunting was announced after the cheque was cleared. The BDO contract was illegal as it was a restriction of trade, Hankey tested that water and won
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Re: 2019 PDC Challenge & Development Tours

Post by Zeyes » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Yeah, the open offer was already gone in 2014.

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Post by HalloweenJack » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm

I personally think the winner of the BDO worlds should be given a PDC tour card (should they want it)

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Post by Randall » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:04 pm

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I personally think the winner of the BDO worlds should be given a PDC tour card (should they want it)
That ship has sailed
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Re: 2019 PDC Challenge & Development Tours

Post by Zeyes » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:34 am

Free entry to Q School would be an appropriate reward these days. (Might rival the BDO worlds prize money in value next year anyway.)

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Re: 2019 PDC Challenge & Development Tours

Post by HalloweenJack » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 am

Was Waites offered a tour card when he won the Grand slam??

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Post by Fiss Plaps » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:19 pm

Might as well bump this now. CTs 1 to 4 next week, probably the most significant CT weekend ever.
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Post by thegentle » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 pm

Yep, a good start can see you get on the tour for half the season, a great start can basically give you a de facto 1 year TC. Who knows, we could see a Ratajski or a Barnard yet, keep your heads up lads!
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Re: 2019 PDC Challenge & Development Tours

Post by M H » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:32 pm

HalloweenJack wrote:
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Was Waites offered a tour card when he won the Grand slam??
Is a lot of speculation about that and Tour Cards weren't about at the time. My belief is Waites was offered a place in the PDC but turned it down. Probably the worst decision he made before deciding to go to Q School!
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Post by PT13 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:48 pm

The PDC did offer tour cards to Lakeshite semi finalists from 2011-2014, but the BDO obviously did everything in their power to prevent those players from leaving. In 2012, remember the shenanigans at Lakeshite before Hankey's semi final against Kist, where Hankey spent a lot of time sorting things out and demanding that he don't sign a contract committing to 2013 Lakeshite?

So with Bunting in 2014, it was kept completely quiet, until the £100,000 money was in Bunting's bank account.

I agree that today the ship has sailed in terms of offering Lakeshite players a tour card.

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Post by PT13 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:51 pm

M H wrote:
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HalloweenJack wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 am
Was Waites offered a tour card when he won the Grand slam??
Is a lot of speculation about that and Tour Cards weren't about at the time. My belief is Waites was offered a place in the PDC but turned it down. Probably the worst decision he made before deciding to go to Q School!
The PDC tour card system began in January 2011, so 2 months after Scott Waites won the Grand Slam of Darts. I reckon the PDC back then would have given Waites a card had he asked for it, without Q School. The first high profile BDO player to switch to the PDC via Q School was Dave Chisnall.

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Post by thegentle » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 am

Just a thought, who out of the 128 tour card holders would be most likely to skip events? I guess it'll mostly be the top players if they fancy a break, that main group of players regularly absent from events in the last two years are pretty much all gone now, replaced by players who definitely take it a lot more seriously. Even Barney I think is more likely to play on the tour than last year
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Post by bojeru » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:38 pm

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 am
Just a thought, who out of the 128 tour card holders would be most likely to skip events? I guess it'll mostly be the top players if they fancy a break, that main group of players regularly absent from events in the last two years are pretty much all gone now, replaced by players who definitely take it a lot more seriously. Even Barney I think is more likely to play on the tour than last year
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Re: 2019 PDC Challenge & Development Tours

Post by Zeyes » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:06 pm

thegentle wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 am
Just a thought, who out of the 128 tour card holders would be most likely to skip events? I guess it'll mostly be the top players if they fancy a break, that main group of players regularly absent from events in the last two years are pretty much all gone now, replaced by players who definitely take it a lot more seriously. Even Barney I think is more likely to play on the tour than last year
Good point. Some of the back benchers like Dootson might stop trying halfway through the season if they continue to do badly and aren't getting anywhere near keeping their card, but for the early part of the season there really aren't many that look likely to skip a lot. Maybe Kantele among the new card winners, he's not exactly been a big traveller in the past.

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