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*** happybibee *** World Darts Championship - Day 1 *** 2015/16

No hibee reviews from the great man, (though never say never)? However, HH is etched in forum folklore and adones the opening night header for the World Champs.  Cool Like KJP and the missing wall mural being rectified. Talking of King John, he rather sportingly took the tough pdc world champs pre qualifying route via the North American qualifier and freed up a space for the mainly British contingent to battle it out in Coventry. Unfortunately he didn't quite make it but on a better note will once again be spinning his many words of wisdom that Mardle and co will steal from his and claim as their own work.

2015/16 PDC WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP

4 matches for the opening night of the 2nd* greatest darts tournament in the world.
1 prelim and 3 first round.

The prelims have been extended from a "best of 9 legs to best of 3 sets."
As has been stated by more than one player, winning a short prelim match was a confidence booster, whereas now with the much longer format it's more of an endurance test playing 2 matches on the same night. (The original plan was for the prelim winner to play one match on the night and the first round on another night). It looks like the powers that be are looking after their own and giving the rags a raw deal?


FIRST ROUND - Best of 5 sets - Best of 5 Legs Per Set


Thursday December 17 (7pm-11pm)

Match 1) Andy Boulton 4/7 v Per Laursen 13/8 Preliminary Round - Best of 3 sets - Best of 5 Legs Per Set. No tie-break.

The question on everyone's lips isn't who'll win that match. It's will Per's daughter be in attendance? Per's been around forever and will plod along at his own pace.

Boulton's also been around for years and played his fair share of matches on tv. But stated after his opening Grand Slam match against Barney that he was wrought with nerves? Another good floor player unable to adjust to the big stage pressure?

Of the two, Per's the value @ 13/8 but no bet for me.

I can't pass up this opportunity to post a legendary hibee - "No Recommendation." Grin


Match 2) Jamie Lewis 10/11 v Daryl Gurney 1/1

Wales v Norn Iron. Two smashing youngsters making inroads within the game.
Once in their groove both players effortlessly ping the T20. My first abiding memory of Gurney was in the BDO World Championship where he won his match and threw his remaining darts into the sacred floor/carpet where many a great graced the oche of the legendary Lakeside stage. (This is now a fining offence in the PDC along with a list of other misdemeanors). As is taking your shirt off and swinging it around your head ala Colin Lloyd style. The bet I like is Jamie to cover his 180's spread and get us off to a good start.

Jamie Lewis Total 180's - Over 3.5 @ 8/11 pp 1.2pts



Match 3) Peter Wright 1/3 v Keegan Brown 3/1

Wright has been nothing short of sensational at times this season. Never has a player in the top bracket of darts changed his equipment so many times and so often like Snakebite has done. We used to wait to see what darts he was using before betting on his 180 spread. "What's he using?" "Is he playing with the thin of fat darts?" Now he just mullers the T20 with ease. He said in a recent interview that the darts he now uses frightened him in practice they were going that well. So it proved as he would reel off 12 darters after 12 darters. A contender to go all the way for me no doubt.

Keegan has had his moments and like so many youngsters before him has been touted for great things. There's been some good displays but if one thing gnaws at me it's dart players who haven't prepared their equipment properly. Keegan was guilty of this by not roughing up his points in the Grand Slam. The amount of darts dropping from the treble 20 bed was embarrassing, ala Chisnall style, who ironically was his opponent. A right pair of steamers!

Wright on the other hand has turned himself into a proper dart player. Forget his walk on/on stage persona. Put three darts in his hand and he's now different gravy. One of the breakaway elite players for sure.

Peter Wright to win - No Bet. Grin


Match 4) Gary Anderson 1/20 v Boulton/Laursen 11/1

Ando plays on the opening night as is the tradition for the Current and Defending World Champion. He takes on the prelim winner in what looks a straight forward match. But Gary being Gary might be slow out the blocks and could take a set to hit top form. Though I can't see past a straight sets win.

One to watch - No bet.


Day 1 - As is often the way, it's a case of 32 players getting a win, and in some cases falling over the line regardless of performance. Small pre match and in play stakes for me until the 2nd round where things should pick up. Just the one pre match bet of interest for the opening night - Jamie Lewis Over 3.5 x 180.

PDC World Championship Dark horse - Peter Wright @ 28/1
Ok, he's deemed a contender. How about Jelle Klaasen in the 4th quarter @ 100/1


Other Specials already posted elsewhere:
9 dart finish @ 8/13 hills, opened 4/6
Two or more 9 dart finishes @ 3/1 hills, opened 7/2
Over 2.5 x 170 checkouts @ 5/6 365
Over 625.5 x 180's @ 8/11 bway, opened 17/20 boyl
Bullseye - Winning tourney double @ 50/1 bway
Double 5 - Winning tourney double @ 18/1 boyles


As the great Hibster would say "All views and opinions welcome... Cool
A tune for you HH - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LlMiFYfZIg


P.S. What started out as a jovial post about the forum drooling over Per's daughter kind of spiralled and I found myself getting sucked in and adding a bit of accrued knowledge about the players (though there's nothing really new). This is my own view and in no way am I looking to take over hibee's mantle. The great man himself will tell you there's so much more to putting together a professional preview than just sitting down and typing away. It takes time, effort and dedication (and sometimes an online dictionary) to post such bollocks. This is just a one off preview of sorts to get the ball rolling...Go on, give it try!!!

*BDO World Championship as everyone knows is the Number 1 Darts Tournament.

Good luck everyone. May your darts gods go with you.
Happy
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Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:20 PM GMT

Dec 17, 2015 -- 3:19PM, treble wrote:


That phantom dart menace was Scott Kirchner.


ding ding ding

Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:20 PM GMT
They seem to think she is the don of sports journalism when in actual fact she ticks a lot of PC boxes hence why she gets work

Much like Rishi Persad
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:21 PM GMT
If she wasn't gay from a semi famous family she'd never work on tv
Report alun2005 December 17, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
"Ritchie".

Has his very own compartment on the gravy train. His own train possibly.
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
richie persad is fine
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
Think he shares it with Mick Fitz Alun. Every time I turn on the telly he is on it
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
alun Cool
Report Cosmo Kramer December 17, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
I really hope Fury doesn't tone himself down on Sunday. I bet the Beeb are secretly thinking the same. Quite ironic that's in Belfast this year as SPOTY is sinking faster than the Titanic.
Report treble December 17, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
Dont know how Richie wrangled his way onto RUK.
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
Think he is what he is Cosmo nobody will silence him

Did he even say anything that bad? Jessica Ennis looks good in a dress? I agree
Report alun2005 December 17, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
I won't embarrass your showbiz mates Rondo by mentioning them here. Wink
Report Cosmo Kramer December 17, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
Odds on Wright changing his darts during the Tourney?
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
1.01
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
doesnt peter know its wrong to batter a female
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
Brown seems to have regressed this year
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
my showbiz mates?? KA?? Confused Grin
Report alun2005 December 17, 2015 9:26 PM GMT
Codename…… Annabel.
Report treble December 17, 2015 9:27 PM GMT
Is he still a full time lab assistant?

If so, must be a bit of a packed schedule to do a full time job, practise and travel constantly for tournaments.
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:27 PM GMT
Thought this might be a decent match but snakebite is winning in a hack canter
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:28 PM GMT
wright is just a very very solid player
Report Cosmo Kramer December 17, 2015 9:28 PM GMT
Poor night so far really. Should cut to a shot of KJP filling his face at the pulled pork stand!
Report a bitofinterest December 17, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
i'd luv it if keegan won a leg
Report sickoflayinwinners December 17, 2015 9:31 PM GMT
mardles trying to make some kind of interest in this match but wright trotting uo  even tho he's well below par today.
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:31 PM GMT
keegan should maybe consider joining the bdo the build his confidence
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 9:31 PM GMT
Happy Alun
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 9:32 PM GMT

Dec 17, 2015 -- 3:31PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


keegan should maybe consider joining the bdo the build his confidence


not good getting a kicking every week on this is it

Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:32 PM GMT
definetly not
Report treble December 17, 2015 9:32 PM GMT
I bought a Sonos speaker today as I am sad individual who has to buy how christmas presents. But seriously, what an awesome piece of kit they are. Hi-Fi's going straight on ebay.
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 9:33 PM GMT

Dec 17, 2015 -- 3:32PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


definetly not


great opening night for me

Report sickoflayinwinners December 17, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
trouble  is , what would be even worse for his confidence if he joined the bdo and still kept getting his 4ss whipped every week.
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:34 PM GMT

Dec 17, 2015 -- 3:33PM, wisewords wrote:


Dec 17, 2015 --  9:32PM, GRANTCKING wrote:definetly notgreat opening night for me


Love

Report alun2005 December 17, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
Rondo, a little bird who runs a betting shop also told me on the grapevine that you are bezzy mates with the admirable KA. Will you be carrying her bags in Syria and beyond?
Report treble December 17, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
No way, he would be a very good player in the BDO.
Report treble December 17, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
Do you not think though that PDC darts players deem joining the BDO as an admission of failure?
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
Granny is off
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:37 PM GMT

Dec 17, 2015 -- 3:35PM, treble wrote:


Do you not think though that PDC darts players deem joining the BDO as an admission of failure?


yes, but hes still pretty young

Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 9:40 PM GMT
she told me a brilliant story about a time almost getting blown up, unfortunately i was too bladderated on free booze to remember it Cry

i reckon if she was set on the pdc crowd they'd behave themselves and sky could do without the sound turner downer  Plain
Report alun2005 December 17, 2015 9:41 PM GMT
Laugh  Great stuff.
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
9 maxes in 10 legs
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
and the face annabell pulled when i asked about the infamous mural was priceless Grin
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
80 left and doesn't have a shot at double 4 darts later
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
Is Brown on 3-0 to Snakebite?
Report alun2005 December 17, 2015 9:44 PM GMT
Laugh The mural. Even the Mona Lisa would fail to keep her composure over that, never mind 'Annabel'.
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:44 PM GMT
keegan just isnt good at darts, when he first came on the scene he peaked, now he cant even average 90 ff
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
easy peasy night seaking
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
unless Ando somehow loses to this mug
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
drunk Peter Wright with tired bags under his eyes. get some sleep Peter
Report happyhibee December 17, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
Some credit for Keegan?

No Laure he was putrid
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 9:51 PM GMT
i think she was glad to talk about something other than f1, her face lit up when i mentioned kjp and the confirmation he is one of the nicest blokes you could meet was good to know
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:53 PM GMT
do it for bonny scotland gaz
Report alun2005 December 17, 2015 9:55 PM GMT
Are you sure your brain wasn't addled with too much free booze to recall that unlikely tale correctly? Wink
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 9:59 PM GMT
which way did the stage used to be?
Report n88uk December 17, 2015 9:59 PM GMT
The other way. Its flipped 90 degrees.
Report Nilsson Schmilsson December 17, 2015 10:00 PM GMT
Grin thats about the only thing i can remember clearly, along with making a prat of myself infront of greg rusedski Plain
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:00 PM GMT
oh dear boulton, calm down son ur away to take a savage 9-0 kicking
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:02 PM GMT
seaking, will Gaz play well tonight?
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:04 PM GMT
yes!
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
no way boulton wins a leg here
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:09 PM GMT
1/3 for anderson 3-0 is purchasing currency, should be 1/20 ffs
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
Boulton's only chance is now
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
these 3 darts
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
but he couldn't do it
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
expect 9-0 now
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
stop messing around Ando
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
Grin
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:30 PM GMT
Boulton has a face you'd love to punch over and over
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:30 PM GMT
and over and over and over and over
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
surprisedgaz let him win a leg
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
3-0 was buying money tho
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
i've been on it since pre off
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
just want it finished. don't like it when Ando messes around
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
this guy could fluke it
Report n88uk December 17, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
I remember Anderson vs the guy who threw the imaginary dart last year and he averaged like 84 lol.
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
he's got such an irritating way about him
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
ffs Gaz
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
WHY
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
nooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:33 PM GMT
this mug is gonna fluke it isn't he
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:33 PM GMT
seaking I feel sick as a dog
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:33 PM GMT
calm down wiseone, anderson cant be broken!
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:33 PM GMT
not be a mug averaging 77
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
sickening
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
Grin
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
please Ando
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
6 darts from 62
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
YESSSSSSSS
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
££££££££££££££££££££££££££££3
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
Report n88uk December 17, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
Were you all in on 3-0 or something Wisewords?
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
Cool
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
I just had a chunky bet on it n88uk
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
because the Ando odds were so skinny and Boulton is horrendous
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:35 PM GMT
now where ffs
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
no idea. NFL and NBA later
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
yep
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
OKC/Cavs on BT Sport tonight
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:37 PM GMT
might watch that instead of the NFL
Report GRANTCKING December 17, 2015 10:40 PM GMT
yeh that will be agreat game wisoene
Report DartsnBooze December 17, 2015 10:41 PM GMT
Mardle quotes spread

"Alluded to" hoses up.
Report wisewords December 17, 2015 10:46 PM GMT
Sky hate the boring boring tables chant, they've been fading it out all night
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