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Is there any confirmation that this shitfest will actually take place ?

You are having a laugh! Don't even believe it when the tickets go on sale...
Apparently Mr Potter is a bit annoyed by rumours that it won't be at Lakeshite.


Is des taking it to the 02? Wembley arena? Stadium?


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Randall wrote:
Rogg wrote:
Mabbsy wrote:
Is there any confirmation that this shitfest will actually take place ?

You are having a laugh! Don't even believe it when the tickets go on sale...
Apparently Mr Potter is a bit annoyed by rumours that it won't be at Lakeshite.


Is des taking it to the 02? Wembley arena? Stadium?

Possibly Turkey. Christ, just had a flashback to that Turkish Open flyer with the old bird in the bath with SUE LOVES TURKEY written on her. There just isn't any shame.

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Rogg wrote:
Mabbsy wrote:
Is there any confirmation that this shitfest will actually take place ?

You are having a laugh! Don't even believe it when the tickets go on sale...
Apparently Mr Potter is a bit annoyed by rumours that it won't be at Lakeshite.


Been posted on Twitter that Potter won't be covering the prize fund and no proper TV coverage

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Father Rout wrote:
Rogg wrote:
Mabbsy wrote:
Is there any confirmation that this shitfest will actually take place ?

You are having a laugh! Don't even believe it when the tickets go on sale...
Apparently Mr Potter is a bit annoyed by rumours that it won't be at Lakeshite.



Been posted on Twitter that Potter won't be covering the prize fund and no proper TV coverage


:lol:


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Father Rout wrote:
Rogg wrote:
Mabbsy wrote:
Is there any confirmation that this shitfest will actually take place ?

You are having a laugh! Don't even believe it when the tickets go on sale...
Apparently Mr Potter is a bit annoyed by rumours that it won't be at Lakeshite.


Been posted on Twitter that Potter won't be covering the prize fund and no proper TV coverage

Oh my days.

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We were alive when the bdo died.
And it was hilarious can be our collective epitaph.


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People have been predicting the death of Lakeshite for over a decade. I remember during the 2008 Lakeshite that a guy I worked with at the time was convinced that it was the final Lakeshite and that there wouldn't be a 2009 version. He reasoned that they didn't have enough top players to run a "world championship" (or something like that)

But this time it really does feel that the BDO and Lakeshite are about to crumble. With CH4 dropping them, the Jacklins running the show, etc, it's difficult to imagine them lasting much longer.

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As a top end product it's been redundant for at least a decade now.
The slowest death in history.


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People have been predicting the death of Lakeshite for over a decade. I remember during the 2008 Lakeshite that a guy I worked with at the time was convinced that it was the final Lakeshite and that there wouldn't be a 2009 version. He reasoned that they didn't have enough top players to run a "world championship" (or something like that)

But this time it really does feel that the BDO and Lakeshite are about to crumble. With CH4 dropping them, the Jacklins running the show, etc, it's difficult to imagine them lasting much longer.

The Lakeshite tourney has long been at the mercy of Potter's willingness to stump up big money for it, and that has (at least presumably) always been at the mercy of the BDO having a big-ticket TV channel to show it on. They've been on borrowed time ever since the BBC dumped them.

Even if Channel 4 does re-sign in the end, I would suspect they'll pay less for it than the last time around. The overall product is in worse shape than two years ago, and Lakeshite now doesn't even have the lingering BBC exposure factor going for it that it did for the 2017 edition. It's now just some darts tournament that Channel 4 happens to show.


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Whatever happens they'll still have a good time :D


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Soon could be where the Grand Slam is the only sizeable TV exposure for any of em. You talk about willingness and mercy, if they're down to their final angel then it's surely BARRY 'I will fuck you within every inch of your life' HEARN. Oh the ironying.

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Randall wrote:
As a top end product it's been redundant for at least a decade now.
The slowest death in history.

Do you think they are worth the up front 1 million now? Upsetting to think of the lost comedy if they'd just done accepted that in the fuckn first place.

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Rogg wrote:
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As a top end product it's been redundant for at least a decade now.
The slowest death in history.

Do you think they are worth the up front 1 million now? Upsetting to think of the lost comedy if they'd just done accepted that in the fuckn first place.


Wasn't worth it then
Uncle Barry said recently he was relieved they had turned him down as it would have been a waste of money.


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Randall wrote:
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As a top end product it's been redundant for at least a decade now.
The slowest death in history.

Do you think they are worth the up front 1 million now? Upsetting to think of the lost comedy if they'd just done accepted that in the fuckn first place.


Wasn't worth it then
Uncle Barry said recently he was relieved they had turned him down as it would have been a waste of money.


At the time it would have been worth the £1m as Uncle Barry would never have presided over the clusterfuck that followed. We'd never have heard of Warren Brown

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At the time I think it would have been worth far more than a 1M. Remember PDC didn't have CT, DT, or ET nor the q school system. They still where pissing money away at the Las Vegs Classic and taking the PC events to USA and Canada all with no interest from the target markets and certainly pissing the players off having to travel all the way over here to get ranking points for major qualifiers. Obtaining the BDO would have meant getting the infrastructure of international events across the globe. This would have really hurt the WDF.

Also having two events labeled "Pro World Championship" does dilute the PDC value some. Lakeshite still had some prestige back then, if only based on its historical past and being on the BBC. So getting the monopoly on the Pro World Championship would have been worth some serious cash alone and more than worth a 5 yr investment to get it.

For the PDC at this point the BDO ain't worth a pile of dog shit, topped off with cat shit. PDC have laid down the structure they needed in the various tours. Also invested in taking the game to other parts of the world as a spectator sport via the WSOD. Well on the way to developing a two tiered Pro Tour with the growth of the ET's. All with out having to do with the out dated mindset of the mushrooms and the importance of the county darts. Also they don't have to be bothered about the WDF and whatever stupid crap they like to do as a governing body. PDC better off just waiting, it won't be long now before the BDO isn't even on TV.

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Not entirely sure even now the offer was made with any serious thought it would be accepted.
Whatever else he might have done with it ridding the game of the annual embarrassment at lakeshite would have been worth the money alone.


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Wouldn't surprise me if the two big talking points about this years WC's are:
Newton and Hamilton if they make it. How will they do at Lakeshite.
And how will the two BDO ladies do in the PDC.


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ChrisW wrote:
Wouldn't surprise me if the two big talking points about this years WC's are:
Newton and Hamilton if they make it. How will they do at Lakeshite.
And how will the two BDO ladies do in the PDC.


Presumably Newton and Hammer will be at Q school next year. I don't see how anything they do before then will be talked about.


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The two bdo ladies all lose in the 1st round so nothing to talk about.


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Captain Hobo wrote:
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Wouldn't surprise me if the two big talking points about this years WC's are:
Newton and Hamilton if they make it. How will they do at Lakeshite.
And how will the two BDO ladies do in the PDC.


Presumably Newton and Hammer will be at Q school next year. I don't see how anything they do before then will be talked about.


Would be amusing and proof positive of what a pile of shit the bdo is if they get remotely close never mind qualify.
Like we need any further proof.


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