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RobertCPFC
15-12-2016, 02:49 PM
The World Championships start tonight running until the final on January 2nd, with the usual breaks on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve.

Schedule and draw: http://www.pdc.tv/news/article/11dah2sq0lkcu1m7cjlp460ow7/title/william-hill-world-championship-netzone

Gary Anderson starts his defence of the title in the third game tonight, Van Gerwen starts on Saturday night, Taylor on Sunday and Lewis on Monday.

Despite not having the best year I have a feeling that Phil Taylor will win it this time. I think the World Championship will be the one Van Gerwen will always struggle in being done in the set format as he seems to be better in legs.

knowlesyUCLA
15-12-2016, 03:00 PM
Difficult to see past MVG really after the year he has had albeit I recall thinking the same thing last year until he ran into Barney’s incredible display. Going to the semi finals on New Year’s Day straight after Arsenal away – great day to have a stinking hangover.

art malice
15-12-2016, 03:00 PM
Just watching a rerun of the classic Taylor Barneveld final in 2007. At one point towards the end Sid Waddell says 'you can hear the oil drip off a chip'

Joeymaz
15-12-2016, 03:01 PM
Can't see Taylor winning it. Tough route and players don't fear him anymore

Norwich_Eagle
15-12-2016, 06:41 PM
Would be amazed if Taylor won, would have to go through Painter or Caven, Huybrechts, Lewis or Barny before the Quarters

DeanGoodsnake
15-12-2016, 06:50 PM
Hope Anderson wins again a true gentleman who is the same man winning or losing just a shame he's a Scot

Shipsisourking
15-12-2016, 07:08 PM
Can't wait for it to start.

spiny norman
27-12-2016, 09:51 PM
Taylor thru to last 16, but that may well be it.Still a good player but the power has gone.

spiny norman
27-12-2016, 09:53 PM
Barney got thru easily,its MVG next.

LLCOOLSTEVE
27-12-2016, 11:01 PM
Ooooooh MVG struggling a little here

LLCOOLSTEVE
27-12-2016, 11:05 PM
Reyes with the hghest average for a losing player at the world champs

wow

MVG escapes!

knowlesyUCLA
27-12-2016, 11:47 PM
Reyes with the hghest average for a losing player at the world champs

wow

MVG escapes!



Top quality tungsten from Reyes. Really thought he had it in him to go to a final set but wasn't to be.

Mad to think that this is the standard and we're only in the second round.

RobertCPFC
28-12-2016, 10:35 AM
Great match to end last night. I thought it deserved to go to a final set.

Barney v Lewis in the final game tonight.

RobertCPFC
28-12-2016, 10:51 PM
Barney won in the final set. Another brilliant match.

LLCOOLSTEVE
29-12-2016, 10:08 PM
Barney v Taylor tomorrow night!

Come on Barney!!!

AJ's right boot
29-12-2016, 10:10 PM
Taylor is such a knob.

Kylie_Tracey
30-12-2016, 05:43 PM
seen four all time classic games so far MVG/Reyes and MVG/Webster, Anderson/Chisnell, Anderson/Van Der Pas

Shipsisourking
30-12-2016, 08:30 PM
Anderson v Chizzy this afternoon was brilliant. Looking forward to Barney v Taylor in a few minutes time

1905
30-12-2016, 08:49 PM
Come on Barney!

Big Gav
30-12-2016, 10:08 PM
What are the crowd singing? Boring Boring something

Shipsisourking
30-12-2016, 10:19 PM
What are the crowd singing? Boring Boring something

Boring boring tables probably.

But this match has been a bit dull int it?

LLCOOLSTEVE
30-12-2016, 10:24 PM
yes Barney!

RobertCPFC
30-12-2016, 10:27 PM
Good to see Barney win, didn't expect it. Not the standard you would have previously got from these two but I did enjoy it.

AddiscombeEagle
30-12-2016, 11:02 PM
Awful match quality wise but well pleased to see Barney win.

Chizzy Anderson match earlier was something else. Brilliant darts.

macstar
30-12-2016, 11:18 PM
Taylor looks a broken man

Selhurst Flyer
30-12-2016, 11:25 PM
Boring boring table? Give RVB a days rest and he'll be dangerous against MVG. With RVB knocking out MVG last year, and the 2 Scots looking on top of their games, Sunday is set up perfectly.

CK
30-12-2016, 11:45 PM
Awful match quality wise but well pleased to see Barney win.

Chizzy Anderson match earlier was something else. Brilliant darts.

Awful??

Like to see you get anywhere near in the local,:wallbash: let alone on stage

Tight game and good to watch

sloworm
31-12-2016, 11:25 AM
Have I been drinking?
BDO game 1pm 9th Jan is David Cameron v Jimmy Hendricks - watching that one !

Kylie_Tracey
31-12-2016, 01:56 PM
Awful??

Like to see you get anywhere near in the local,:wallbash: let alone on stage

Tight game and good to watch

the Barney/Taylor match would not looked out of place in the BDO, both players missing loads of doubles and averaging less than 100, the darts from MVG and Anderson has just gone to a completely different level, MVG's average in every match is well over 100 and he's hit two 170 checkouts , same for Anderson except his first round game, he has a tournament highest average of almost 108, all thats missing is a 9 darter.

RobertCPFC
01-01-2017, 11:00 PM
Final is van Gerwen v Anderson.

Anderson beat Wright 6-3, pretty straight forward.

In the second game the standard was the best yet with van Gerwen getting the highest ever world championship average of over 114 and missed double 12 for a nine dart leg. Barney also played very well and would have beaten most players with that performance.

I can see the final going to all 13 sets.

palace910
02-01-2017, 09:13 PM
Come on Van Gerwen!

Worksop Palace
02-01-2017, 09:17 PM
Can see this ending up 6-2 to MVG

Edit - 7-2

SJ'sLoveMonkey
02-01-2017, 09:19 PM
Elmer Fudd is on a roll here

palace910
02-01-2017, 09:29 PM
Blistering stuff, can Anderson hit back?

Kylie_Tracey
02-01-2017, 10:09 PM
what a match, MVG has just risen to the best thats ever lived

palace910
02-01-2017, 10:27 PM
Not quite there yet. Phil Taylor has won 16 Word Championships as opossed to Van Gerwens two. But I defiantly think he will eventually surpasse quite a few of Taylor's records.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
02-01-2017, 10:27 PM
MVG should have chucked a dart at this silly c*nt! https://youtu.be/O3k_H57-NsE

RobertCPFC
02-01-2017, 11:02 PM
Not my greatest ever prediction. :angel:

Based on the tournament and the last year the right person won. I thought it would be much closer but that spell of van Gerwen winning 11 out of 12 legs which won it. I don't think he will be greater that Taylor at his best but has moved the standard on further than I ever expected.

I don't know how that idiot was able to get on the stage and a similar thing happened in one of the earlier rounds. You would expect security to be prepared for that.

AddiscombeEagle
02-01-2017, 11:03 PM
Well deserved win for MVG.

Never thought I would see darts at such a high level as we have seen over last two nights.

RobertCPFC
02-01-2017, 11:07 PM
Premier League: MvG, Anderson, Wright, Lewis, Taylor, Barney, Wade, Chisnall, Klaasen, Huybrechts

I agree with the first eight but don't think they should have chosen Klaasen and Huybrechts. They should have had someone like Suljovic in it to broaden it out.

JackTheBiscuit
02-01-2017, 11:33 PM
Just got back from the final. Would have liked to have been close but that was one hell of an exhibition of darts from MVG from sets 5-7. Taking it to a new level

Kylie_Tracey
03-01-2017, 10:07 AM
Not quite there yet. Phil Taylor has won 16 Word Championships as opossed to Van Gerwens two. But I defiantly think he will eventually surpasse quite a few of Taylor's records.

Don't think anyone will ever win sixteen world championship again especially with the unbelievable standards that players like MVG, Anderson, Lewis and RBV have set , Taylor won a WC against Peter Manley one year even the Manley of back in the day wouldn't have even qualified these days

aj4england
03-01-2017, 10:16 AM
Premier League: MvG, Anderson, Wright, Lewis, Taylor, Barney, Wade, Chisnall, Klaasen, Huybrechts

I agree with the first eight but don't think they should have chosen Klaasen and Huybrechts. They should have had someone like Suljovic in it to broaden it out.

Over such a short format they want people who play quick and keep the crowd entertained throughout. Klassen also bangs in a lot of 180s. Hybryechts mini-fued with Taylor adds spice.

Generally the two extras rarely last (Thornton, Bunting, Whitlock, Michael Smith, Webster) in recent years have all been the whipping boys

Just to highlight MVG dominance, I heard he could not throw another dart between now and the next world championships and still return as world number 1 as is the Order of Merit prize money he won in 2016

knowlesyUCLA
03-01-2017, 01:39 PM
I went along to the semi finals Ė I donít expect to ever see a match as good as MVG Barney, a true classic and statistically possibly the best game ever. Got the stage where I was just sitting there laughing to my mate opposite me because there were so many trebles being hit. Gerwen has taken the game to a new level that I donít think Taylor was even ever close to, when the competition is so much better. He is in danger of making tournaments boring.

RobertCPFC
06-01-2017, 02:01 PM
In case anyone is interested the BDO version starts tomorrow. The evening sessions will once again be on BT Sport while the afternoon sessions are for the first time on Channel 4.

JamTheEagle
06-01-2017, 02:08 PM
In case anyone is interested the BDO version starts tomorrow. The evening sessions will once again be on BT Sport while the afternoon sessions are for the first time on Channel 4.

Glen Durrant should be wiping the floor with this mob.

milky87
06-01-2017, 02:17 PM
In case anyone is interested the BDO version starts tomorrow. The evening sessions will once again be on BT Sport while the afternoon sessions are for the first time on Channel 4.

I would fancy my chances in this

gold76
07-01-2017, 09:06 AM
One of my annual guilty pleasures this.

12.45 channel 4

I wonder who they've got presenting this (please not that goit Colin Murray)

art malice
07-01-2017, 11:10 AM
One of my annual guilty pleasures this.

12.45 channel 4

I wonder who they've got presenting this (please not that goit Colin Murray)

The BBC lost this as well? Jeez

gold76
07-01-2017, 12:05 PM
Yes Art, but they have a PDC tournament they screened last year.

Kylie_Tracey
07-01-2017, 05:02 PM
I would fancy my chances in this

they're not that bad, Waites,Wolfie,Durrant and Mitchell could beat plenty of first rounders in the PDC WC's

gold76
08-01-2017, 01:00 PM
Wolfie up soon, getting over cancer, hope he can show a bit of the old magic

AJ's right boot
08-01-2017, 01:29 PM
I just cantbwatch this, I've really tried. Averaging 84 here.....

SJ'sLoveMonkey
08-01-2017, 01:31 PM
Awful standard

art malice
08-01-2017, 01:47 PM
Each player averaging nine darts at double one

BERT'S HEAD
08-01-2017, 01:59 PM
I go every year, and yes the standard is pretty dire. But I much prefer the atmosphere than some of the manic pissheads you get at the PDC.

Kylie_Tracey
09-01-2017, 01:37 PM
hopeless camera work and angles, the Beeb was bad C4 is worse, I wonder if they have YTS trainees operating them.

milky87
09-01-2017, 02:25 PM
they're not that bad, Waites,Wolfie,Durrant and Mitchell could beat plenty of first rounders in the PDC WC's

I would give them a game.

The ones I have seen today I would destroy

Kylie_Tracey
09-01-2017, 05:02 PM
probably some of the worst darts you'll ever see in an afternoon of a world championship, absolutely diabolical, the last spell of PDC defections has really raped the BDO, I'll continue to watch and lend my support though.

RobertCPFC
09-01-2017, 05:40 PM
I couldn't believe how much David Cameron has changed since leaving as prime minister. :eek:

More seriously I thought it was very poor this afternoon. The finishing seems to be the worst bit, the scoring isn't that bad.

milky87
09-01-2017, 06:05 PM
I am off to play darts tonight and I will put up a better show than that

Kylie_Tracey
09-01-2017, 06:12 PM
I am off to play darts tonight and I will put up a better show than that

Have your arrows ready !

knowlesyUCLA
09-01-2017, 06:13 PM
I watched the last match of the afternoon session and it was dramatic enough, if only because of the missed doubles. Blackwell came back from 2 down to win 4 2, fair play to him. Scoring wasn't too bad but doubles killed the averages.

gold76
09-01-2017, 06:30 PM
hopeless camera work and angles, the Beeb was bad C4 is worse, I wonder if they have YTS trainees operating them.

Yeah I noticed that, I'm not sure if it's C4 or BT who are to blame.

Kylie_Tracey
10-01-2017, 07:25 AM
I am off to play darts tonight and I will put up a better show than that

how did it go?

milky87
10-01-2017, 09:55 AM
how did it go?

I won again, averaged 79.4 in the singles

art malice
10-01-2017, 10:13 AM
I won again, averaged 79.4 in the singles

Pretty good. Do you aim way to the left like you do at golf?

milky87
10-01-2017, 10:20 AM
Pretty good. Do you aim way to the left like you do at golf?

Ha ha, if I did the scorer would sh*t himself :supergrin:

Kylie_Tracey
10-01-2017, 12:31 PM
I won again, averaged 79.4 in the singles

Who you playing next ?

milky87
10-01-2017, 12:46 PM
Who you playing next ?

I play in a team

milky87
10-01-2017, 12:47 PM
Playing again tonight at the Chequers in Crockenhill

Kylie_Tracey
10-01-2017, 12:58 PM
Playing again tonight at the Chequers in Crockenhill

Whatever happened to bobby George's son ?

sloworm
10-01-2017, 01:06 PM
Richie George was found to have been guilty of assaulting hospital staff. It was understood that George had been drinking alcohol after taking sleeping pills, and he was later given a 12 month community order and ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work

Not played competitive darts since the 2014 Grand Slam of Darts, where he also lost all 3 group games. He only won 3 legs in the entire tournament

Fat Andy
10-01-2017, 01:54 PM
Yeah I noticed that, I'm not sure if it's C4 or BT who are to blame.

It's a bit strange as it's the same company that does it.

JamTheEagle
14-01-2017, 06:03 PM
CH4 can't even show both semi finals, what a complete joke they are.

gold76
14-01-2017, 06:41 PM
split coverage of any event always sucks

RobertCPFC
14-01-2017, 09:27 PM
Noppert v Durrant in tomorrows final.

Noppert won 6-3.
Durrant won 6-1.

For obvious reasons I didn't see the first game but in the second Durrant played better than in the last few matches will Hughes missed a few important doubles.

The final is on Channel 4 and BT Sport. The Channel 4 coverage is from 4:15.

JamTheEagle
15-01-2017, 11:08 AM
split coverage of any event always sucks

True but they haven't shown Durrant, the favourite and number 1 seed, since his 1st round game have they? That is awful planning.

JamTheEagle
15-01-2017, 07:09 PM
Glen Durrant should be wiping the floor with this mob.
Yep :lux: slight wobble in second round but plain sailing from then on.

RobertCPFC
15-01-2017, 08:04 PM
Yep :lux: slight wobble in second round but plain sailing from then on.

Once he got through on Wednesday I knew he would go and win it.

It was close in the first half but once it was 4-3 Durrant never looked like losing.

JamTheEagle
15-01-2017, 08:38 PM
Once he got through on Wednesday I knew he would go and win it.

It was close in the first half but once it was 4-3 Durrant never looked like losing.

Yeah, like he says himself - when he gets in front he usually wins.

It was an alright tournament, once you accept it for what it is, it can be enjoyable. BDO gets such a bad rep and it really is a boring norm that people trot out every time it's on TV. I mean, you don't go around mocking Championship football do you?

crenoleagle
15-01-2017, 08:44 PM
Yeah, like he says himself - when he gets in front he usually wins.

It was an alright tournament, once you accept it for what it is, it can be enjoyable. BDO gets such a bad rep and it really is a boring norm that people trot out every time it's on TV. I mean, you don't go around mocking Championship football do you?

No you don't - but equally the Championship title isn't held as an equal to the Premier League title.

gold76
15-01-2017, 09:29 PM
A handful of BDO stars would hold their own in the PDC, Durrant, Wolfie and Waites to name 3, Scott Mitchell too..

As an aside, do you see Durrant moving over to the big league now, I'm not sure if he has a day job?

JamTheEagle
15-01-2017, 11:02 PM
A handful of BDO stars would hold their own in the PDC, Durrant, Wolfie and Waites to name 3, Scott Mitchell too..

As an aside, do you see Durrant moving over to the big league now, I'm not sure if he has a day job?
He mentioned it in his winning interview, saying it is something he would love to happen and would be a logical next step - albeit not on his mind at that present moment.

Kylie_Tracey
16-01-2017, 09:29 AM
True but they haven't shown Durrant, the favourite and number 1 seed, since his 1st round game have they? That is awful planning.

I blame the BDO splitting the matches when the contract was awarded to two rival broadcasters, an insane decision, shame looks like Durrant will switch to the PDC with his emotional interview after his win, the BDO has reached its very worst standard ever, the insane TV scheduling cant have helped, it still deserves to be supported though and I will continue to do so, some of the darts was laughable though compared to what was served up by MVG/Anderson and Co. Durrant is a decent player a clear No1 seed and world champion, some way ahead of Waites,Wolfie and Mitchell, I still dont see him getting any further than the 2nd round of the PDC WC, imagine him facing any of the heavyweights there?

gold76
16-01-2017, 07:17 PM
Which is why I enjoy the Grand Slam so much, you get the "What if" matches

Kylie_Tracey
17-01-2017, 11:11 AM
Which is why I enjoy the Grand Slam so much, you get the "What if" matches

always wonder what the best BDO performance has been in the Grand Slam in recent years, there was some insane stats from this years PDC WC though , Cristo Reyes would have walked the BDO final and he was eliminated in the second round

gold76
17-01-2017, 07:49 PM
Waites the only BDO stand out on the grandslam thus far

Norwich_Eagle
10-05-2017, 06:46 PM
Does anyone know when the tickets go on general sale for this year's Championships? I want to get a couple for me and a mate after I know what the football fixtures are and just wondering if it's possible to wait etc. until 21st June