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PostThe Darts Thread
by KK » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:18 pm

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www.pdc.tv

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www.bdodarts.com

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PDC World Darts Championship

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The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Darts Championship was first introduced in 1993 following a dispute with the British Darts Organisation (BDO), which had run its own version of the World Championship since 1978. The largest of all the PDC tournaments, it is now widely considered as the flagship event for the sport of darts. The event is broadcast Live and in its entirety by Sky Sports, & has been since its inception.

Schedule: Thursday 15th December 2011 to Monday, 2 January 2012

Commentary Team: Dave Clark (anchor), Sid Waddell, Eric Bristow, Rod "Dave" Harrington, Stuart Pyke, John Gwynne, Nigel Pearson, Wayne Mardle, Rod Studd & Freddy Flintoff (guest commentator)


Winners

  • 1994 - Dennis Priestley
  • 1995 - Phil Taylor
  • 1996 - Phil Taylor
  • 1997 - Phil Taylor
  • 1998 - Phil Taylor
  • 1999 - Phil Taylor
  • 2000 - Phil Taylor
  • 2001 - Phil Taylor
  • 2002 - Phil Taylor
  • 2003 - John Part
  • 2004 - Phil Taylor
  • 2005 - Phil Taylor
  • 2006 - Phil Taylor
  • 2007 - Raymond van Barneveld
  • 2008 - John Part
  • 2009 - Phil Taylor
  • 2010 - Phil Taylor
  • 2011- Adrian Lewis
  • 2012 - Adrian Lewis
  • 2013 - Phil Taylor


BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship

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The British Darts Organisation (BDO) World Darts Championship was first introduced in 1978, and was the showcase event in darts until 1993. The event is broadcast Live and in highlighted form by the BBC and, for the first time ever, ESPN (commencing 2012).

Schedule: Saturday 7th January 2012 to Monday, 15th January 2012

Commentary Team: Vassos Alexander, David Croft, Bobby George, Ted Hankey, Martin Adams, Trina Gulliver and Tony O'Shea.


Winners

  • 1978 - Leighton Rees
  • 1979 - John Lowe
  • 1980 - Eric Bristow
  • 1981 - Eric Bristow
  • 1982 - Jocky Wilson
  • 1983 - Keith Deller
  • 1984 - Eric Bristow
  • 1985 - Eric Bristow
  • 1986 - Eric Bristow
  • 1987 - John Lowe
  • 1988 - Bob Anderson
  • 1989 - Jocky Wilson
  • 1990 - Phil Taylor
  • 1991 - Dennis Priestley
  • 1992 - Phil Taylor
  • 1993 - John Lowe
  • 1994 - John Part
  • 1995 - Richie Burnett
  • 1996 - Steve Beaton
  • 1997 - Les Wallace
  • 1998 - Raymond van Barneveld
  • 1999 - Raymond van Barneveld
  • 2000 - Ted Hankey
  • 2001 - John Walton
  • 2002 - Tony David
  • 2003 - Raymond van Barneveld
  • 2004 - Andy Fordham
  • 2005 - Raymond van Barneveld
  • 2006 - Jelle Klaasen
  • 2007 - Martin Adams
  • 2008 - Mark Webster
  • 2009 - Ted Hankey
  • 2010 - Martin Adams
  • 2011 - Martin Adams


PDC Players Championship Finals

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Schedule: 8th to 11th December

Commentary Team: Matt Smith (anchor), Steve Beaton, John Rawling, Stuart Pyke and Peter Drury.


Winners

  • 2010 - Phil Taylor
  • 2011 - Kevin Painter


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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Beans » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:28 pm

Well I like the girls even if darts is a bit dull
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Skippy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:32 pm

I like that KK added the girls after a few hours of no replies :lol:
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Tom1882 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:54 pm

Only got into it properly this year. I went on the 17th with some mates and we managed to get on TV during the van der Voort match. Been watching it at every chance I've had since.

The Whitlock and van Gerwen match was excellent and watching Hamilton cruise past Chisnall now reiterates my inkling that he can win it. His double-finishing is superb.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by KK » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:57 pm

Snowy wrote:I like that KK added the girls after a few hours of no replies :lol:

:mrgreen:

On the actual darts front, unbelievable to see the 'Taylor Curse' strike yet again tonight with Chisnall.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Pontius Pilate » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:58 pm

KKLEIN wrote:
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Name of the girl on the right?
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by KK » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:12 pm

Jess Simpson.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by PCCD » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:47 pm

Gary Anderson can be so infuriating to watch sometimes :fp: :x
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Mockmaster » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:00 am

When did Darts become such a raucous spectator event? It's like the WWF
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by KK » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:07 am

Mockmaster wrote:When did Darts become such a raucous spectator event? It's like the WWF

The crowds are amazing. The hype & production values which Sky have lifted pretty much directly from pro wrestling, boxing & UFC, has really elevated its popularity. Darts packing out the O2 in London? Would have seemed preposterous 10 years ago.

In comparison the PDC makes the BDO look incredibly stuffy. The behaviour from the crowds during PDC events, which sometimes does get way out of hand (Lewis had beer & rubbish thrown at him down the aisle-way & on stage against Anderson in Scotland), is just unheard of in the BDO.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by bear » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:12 am

Mockmaster wrote:When did Darts become such a raucous spectator event? It's like the WWF

When Barry Hearn got involved.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by KK » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:17 am



They've been using the phrase "Darting Superstars" on TV lately too.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Mockmaster » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:27 am

KKLEIN wrote:They've been using the phrase "Darting Superstars" on TV lately too.


:lol: Are they not allowed to use the term 'Darts Player' anymore?
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Red 5 stella » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:29 am

Its a shame Chizzy lost tonight after what he has achieved in the tournament.
I hope the Belgium player and his other half do well, she gets the crowd really going!

I always half expect something to kick off in the crowd, all the singing, beer, long stints etc.
To be fair though it just seems like a great party atmosphere with probably just a few that spoil it from time to time.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Drumstick » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:32 am

KKLEIN wrote:They've been using the phrase "Darting Superstars" on TV lately too.

Soon enough they'll be going bananas over Twitter and what is currently trending in the Darts Universe™.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by Dig Dug » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:34 am

I love how the format of the OP was ripped from the wrestling thread.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by PCCD » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:34 am

Could be worse, one or two could start imitating wrestler entrances.

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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by KK » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:35 am

Theo wrote:Soon enough they'll be going bananas over Twitter and what is currently trending in the Darts Universe™.

Unbelievably, they've actually started with the "Trending on Twitter Worldwide" thing during this tournament. Phil Taylor was trending the other night. The commentators have mentioned it at least 4 times. I'm genuinely expecting "Sports Entertainment" to turn up next...

The atmosphere & amount of beer flowing though - it's basically the world's biggest & greatest touring pub.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by KK » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:41 pm

Incredible match between Part & Wade this evening. Anyone else see it? Definitely one of the best game of darts I've ever seen.
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PostRe: The Darts Thread: PDC World Darts Championship - Sky Spo
by PCCD » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:35 pm

Saw Wade - Part. Was a good 'un :)

Dammit Anderson :fp:
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