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31 Jan 22 14:11
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@ Circus Tavern - Welcome home Phil.

Home of strippers and other seedy ongoings.

Before Burness 9/1? and Burnett 9/1? secured their tour cards there was a bit more interest at the top of the betting market*

Taylor is now Evs from 13/8*
Thornton 13/2
Wolfie 8/1
14/1 bar

Lisa 16/1
Painter 25/1 from 40/1 my each way @ 33/1 (in Taylor's half)

Match betting
Thorn 1/9 v Bob Anderson 2/11

These match odds are similar to when the pdc (wdc) started their tournaments with sky.
Randomers were chucked in to make the numbers up.

Bob was and still is one of my fav players from the 90's.
He is 74 years young and while still capable of throwing a decent dart, over the course of the match not a hope in hell of winning 3 sets against Thornton.

Thornton's seasonal average was in the high 80's which includes modus and pdc events.
He is match practice sharp with the highest seasonal average of all active participants.

Dare I say 9-0 legs whitewash? I hope not.

1st round odds - Best of 5 Sets
Thornton 1/9 v Bob Anderson 11/2
Fitton 4/5 v Howson evs
Manley 8/13 v Deta Hedman 13/10 now representing Jamaica having represented England for decades winning everything bar world champs?
O'shea 11/10 v Painter 8/11

Wallace 11/5 v Walton 4/11
Lim 2/5 v Prins 2/1
Warriner 11/5 v Butler 4/11
Terry Jenkins 2/9 v Scho!ten 10/3

Stand out odds Prins @ 2/1 can't see this lasting too long
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Report bin bagged February 3, 2022 11:35 AM GMT
Nice write up mate. Congrats on beating Monk. Do you play county?

I forgot all about sporting bet as my account was closed with them long ago and they're no longer on oddschecker. 6/4 Taylor wow!

This tournament will make an interesting spectacle.

Nicholson was comparing Gulliver with Ashton. I don't have any stats but surely Ashtons are superior?

Interesting that someone was keen to back Hedman at Evensish for a couple of grand when the market first went up this morning. Do they know something?
Report DartsnBooze February 3, 2022 7:06 PM GMT
My girl Trina is f@cked.

Unfortunately and no suprise to many the alcohol took over. In her pomp she was unstoppable. A class apart as a teenager, seeing her progress through the ranks, getting a call up for England. Now she will do well to win a leg nevermind a set. She's one of those nervous kittens. Hence why no good in comms. So we got Turner instead. Once your hitting the booze hard to play darts it eventually takes its toll. One of the reasons I stopped playing.

The i player not working....unavailable? Guess i'll search for a stream...great timing!

Thornton -2.5 sets 8/13 from evs.

BB, Taylor was best priced 13/8
Report bin bagged February 3, 2022 7:06 PM GMT
wtf is going on with the sound on the BT sports coverage. Also Bobby George is purple.
Report DartsnBooze February 3, 2022 7:07 PM GMT
13/8 with fred
Report bin bagged February 3, 2022 7:19 PM GMT
Is this an amateur production?
Report DartsnBooze February 3, 2022 7:42 PM GMT
Loving this. Bob Anderson has still got it. An absolute pleasure to see the star of yesteryear.
Report DartsnBooze February 3, 2022 7:54 PM GMT
Hells bells, is she p!ssed?
Great seeing her as well. Such a treat Love
Report bin bagged February 3, 2022 8:22 PM GMT
I see Detas Brother Al most days in the betting shop. They have a Brother who lives in France who for some reason can't place his own bets, he rings Al up and places about 60 win singles every day (sometimes backs the whole field?), takes the poor bugger nearly an hour to write them all out.
Report DartsnBooze February 3, 2022 8:43 PM GMT
These senior legends are giving me flashbacks. Circus Tavern when rammed an absolute bear pit of a venue. Check out Bristow's world champs semi final walk on on youtube. I went once and never again such was the smokey room. Must have been a smokers convention the day I was there as I left the room during the first match and watched it on their tv. 260 miles round trip.
Report DartsnBooze February 3, 2022 9:04 PM GMT
Deta blew it. Still one of the greatest female players ever.
Report bin bagged February 3, 2022 9:50 PM GMT
Give me the circus tavern and lakeside over the ally pally and o2 all day long.
Report bin bagged February 3, 2022 10:01 PM GMT
Where the f uck have the graphics gone???  No idea who's winning.
Report DartsnBooze February 4, 2022 8:53 AM GMT
F@ck! My head this morning! Red wine has ruined me. I had 2 gadgets on the go with live streams of PL & Seniors. Plus phone for in-play averages on flashscore. I'm sure Nicholson and Murphy in comms kept me updated on procedures? I used my maths brain when down to a finish. Of the PL, I missed most of it whilst posting b@llocks on here.

Seniors broadcast is getting slaughtered online. Is this a good or bad thing? It's said there's no such thing as bad publicity. The only way is up baby!

Day 2 may give these clowns in charge a chance to sort the many issues out. Then by day 3 all set for finals day and either running smoothly like a rolls royce or stuttering along like Dell boy's three wheeler.

Day 2
Afternoon Session - 1pm - Best of 5 Sets
Les Wallace v John Walton
Paul Lim v Dave Prins
Alan Warriner v Larry Butler
Terry Jenkins v Roland Scholten

Day 2
Evening Session - 7pm Best of 5 Sets
Wayne Warren v Kevin Painter
Martin Adams v Richie Howson
Phil Taylor v Peter Manley
Trina Gulliver v Robert Thornton

Players of note - Butler is still competitive, including 80's+ average in recent Open event. More than enough to see off Warriner, who is likely the least committed of all players with his busy work schedule.

Wallace is twice the size when world champion. Last seen playing in Modus live league a few times and was pretty ropey the first day. Got better as time went on. Walton still active with mid 70's running average in Yorkshire leagues.

Lim, what is left to say? Lived off the 9 dart finish which won him a small fortune. Exells in the soft tip game in Asia and has represented more Countries than any player. His opponent Prins came through the qualifiers and as predicted, shortened from 2/1, into 13/8.

Jenkins also had a stint in the Modus league where average wise he wasn't very good. Scholten always on Dutch tv during darts wearing his latest sweater brazzened with his sponsors.

Painter having played a match on stage is an advantage, yet still available v Warren @ evens. Warren spent the last few years wallowing about his paltry £23K?? winners world champs cheque, although he knew it was reduced and continued to play the event. Did a little bit in Modus league instead of playing more and staying competitive for match sharpness in run up to the Seniors.

Wolfie the Legend of the assumed amateaur side of darts. Not bad going as he has amassed circa half a million £££. To top that, Bobby George got a massive wedge from sponsor Courage. Howson played some good stuff last night. As a former pdc player I expected more. Will be sharper for it. Wolfie, along with his vast experience is a class above.

Taylor will have practiced behind the scenes like no other to get his hands on that glorious trophy. Likely to continue his domination against Manley and steamroller him again.

Last match of the night sees the golden the girl take on Thornton. Huge credit to Trina stepping onto the oche with all her current issues, though no contest. Straight sets win for Thorn who averaged 94.66 (15.88 darts per leg) in his win over Bob Anderson 80.91. How can Trina come close to that? I envisage her with low 70's average at best. Having now seen the odds i'm on and expect it to pay towards my next journey.

Butler @ 4/11
Painter @ 1/1
Wolfie @ 2/7
Taylor in straight sets @ 8/11
Thornton in straight sets @ 8/11 only just seen the price. Really???

Bet of day 2
Thornton 3-0 @ 8/11 sportsbook

Good luck everyone, i'm off to find a bucket of ice.
Report bin bagged February 4, 2022 12:33 PM GMT
Never thought id see the day where i'd lay Thornton at 1.04 prematch.
Report bin bagged February 4, 2022 12:44 PM GMT
Firms in a pickle pricing some of these up. Bet365 went 13/10 Painter this morning v Warren. Now 10/11 take your pick
Report wisewords February 4, 2022 1:01 PM GMT
enjoying the write ups DnB! steady on with the red wine consumption tonight
Report wisewords February 4, 2022 2:33 PM GMT
really is car crash television production for this
Report starkeycars February 4, 2022 7:27 PM GMT
Really enjoying this tournament so far a trip down memory lane wonderful so much better than the PDC and to top it all the music played at the end of the show sent a shiver down my spine magic brought  back real memories of my childhood
Report starkeycars February 4, 2022 7:33 PM GMT
First two in darts and booze Happy
Report alun2005 February 4, 2022 8:26 PM GMT
Ye Gods, these freaks at the Seniors.

What the hell has “ROLFIE” done to his face?  Savaged by those beasts at the Wolf Sanctuary?
Report starkeycars February 4, 2022 8:49 PM GMT
What a great game the wolf hitting 5 ton check outs
Report Shelli February 4, 2022 8:51 PM GMT
taylor aged alot last couple of years
Report Shelli February 4, 2022 8:53 PM GMT
Manley knackered after his walk on!!!
Report Latalomne February 4, 2022 9:12 PM GMT
The feck is going on with the audio for this?!? (never mind the pics)
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:06 AM GMT
I read a Thornton 3-0 win v Trina was initially chalked up 5/6 then changed to 10/11. The best I saw was 8/11. At match time 8/15. Larry Butler - how impressive was he! I missed the boat again with Butler having opened 4/6 to beat Deller into 4/7. Went for a walk to clear my head along the coastal path and missed the Lim v Prins match.

Of the evening matches, I tuned in late and missed Painter's 9-0 whitewash of Wayne Warren. Howson showed the advantage of having played a match on stage and looked much more at ease and was unfortunate. Wolfie was always chasing the game but saved his skin many times with monster checkouts as his class prevailed in the end.

Manley was another having already played a match yet still only managed another high 70's average against Taylor. Taylor's performance was poor, though a win is a win. Ok. He's not played competitively for some time but as the greatest player of all time according to many, this was sub standard. Surely Painter's time to gain revenge?

John Lowe returns to the Tavern. The eldest of all players aged 76 1/2! Like Bob Anderson, will throw some good darts but winning 3 sets against a player who averaged 90+ would be a marvellous achievement. Yes it's John Lowe. But he's nearing 77 years of age.  A 5/2 shot? No chance!

Deller, done nothing of note for years, other than beat me, not once but twice in open events some 30 years ago. I only remember the first occasion as he was a c@nt. He won't be winning any time soon. Come in number 138 your time is up!

Last 16 results:

(76.39) Walton 3-2 Wallace (74.32)
(90.15) Prins 3-1 Lim (84.95)
(88.99) Butler 3-0 Warriner (56.81)
84.32) Jenkins 3-0 Scholten (76.19)

(94.59) Painter 3-0 Warren, (75.52)
(91.46) Wolfie 3-2 Howson (87.45)
(81.29) Taylor 3-1 Manley (74.43)
(92.63) Thornton 3-0 Trina Gulliver (74.19)

Day 3 - Afternoon session
Prins to beat Lowe 1/4
Butler to beat Deller 4/7
Double pays 1.96 Sportsbook

All aboard. Good luck everyone
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:18 AM GMT
Day 3 - Afternoon session 1pm
Last 16 - Best of 5 Sets

John Part v John Walton
Keith Deller v Larry Butler
John Lowe v Dave Prins
Lisa Ashton v Terry Jenkins

Evening session 7pm
Quarter finals - Best of 5 Sets

Part/Walton v Ashton/Jenkins
Lowe/Prins v Thornton
Taylor 2/5 v Kevin Painter 11/5
Adams v Deller/Butler

The Saturday schedule seems a bit brutal for some of these old Legends who win in the afternoon. I imagine John Lowe asleep in his rocking chair being wheeled out to return again a few hours later to play in the evening session. So wrong.  The Seniors schedule seems very favourable to Taylor and Wolfie.

2/5 Taylor? Hey?! Priced on previous reputation only. On current Seniors form Painter has been the better player. Taylor, when asked made out to Helen Chamberlain during his post match interview (after getting his grope in) he didn't know how well Painter was playing. He knew alright. Good tactical swerve. The stats don't lie. Both Averages and especially winning Legs are there in print. At best 5/6 each of 2 is nearer the mark. Painter @ 11/5 365 & h!lls for anyone looking to invest. Who are these odds compilers? Many gifts have been handed out the last 2 days. It's just like the UK Open of old with Speedy employees as qualifiers. Will the Taylor of old re-emerge? He needs to. I can't wait to see the Painter growl. Last word goes to Phil - "Get the kettle on and tune in, it's gonna be a cracker."
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:26 AM GMT
Calling Alun, are you receiving, over!
This is the Seniors. Lets be hearing some of your legendary anecdotes.
Hope you are well my Welsh friend. Regards dnb.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:48 AM GMT
Latest Outright prices on Sportsbook

Taylor 8/11
Thornton 9/2
Wolfie 6/1
Painter 10/1

Jenkins / Lisa Ashton 20/1
Prins / Butler 33/1
Deller 40/1
Walton / Part 50/1
John Lowe 150/1

Butler was mighty impressive in his opening match.
As he's in the bottom half of the draw i've added him to my outrights @ 33/1 e/w along with Taylor and Painter from the top half.

Another note..
Butler was the inaugural winner of the PDC World Matchplay back in '94.
Could become the inaugural Seniors World Champ too as he's playing just as well 28 years later.

Just don't mention the Matchplay win to Priestley. "He cheated." "I was meditating in my room."

Feck! 9:45am here already! Time to get my flippers on and head to the beach.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 12:36 PM GMT
The return of Uncle Gwynne. Cool

Not everyone's fav in the comms box but will be great to hear somes tales from the great man.
Give it to us one more time... "If you hold your throw you never know."

Report alun2005 February 5, 2022 2:21 PM GMT
Hello DnB, and thank you for that generous introduction. I was pleased to see you back on here.

I watched the play last night, and have to say I found it a profoundly unimpressive sight, and take no pleasure in saying that.

Everyone who wasn't a competitor was obviously trying a bit too hard to promote it, trying to generate an excitement which it just didn't merit. The most embarrassing thing of all was the stage introductions. Dreadful.

John Gwynne would have been a far better choice as MC, demonstrating his famed and fabulous vocal gymnastics where he can vary his voice from Kray Twins Reminiscing East End Hardman to 1965 Marianne Faithful to Gentle Priest In The Confession Box all the way through to Uber-Sqwawking Owl Disturbed by Visiting Ferret, and all in the space of ONE sentence.

Nobody does in better. Remember, this is the man who could do a running commentary of two grannies buying a HAAAAAAAND OF BANAAAAAAAANAS from a ragamuffin in the market, and make it sound like the Run For The Roses, the most exciting two minutes in  sport.   

I'd like to see Phil batter them all senseless, but I think he might struggle against my old schoolchum King Muttley tonight. ANYONE bar Rolfie Adams to win it please. Fingers crossed someone at the Wolf Sanctuary will accidentally put them in a van and unleash them inside the venue. That would liven things up nicely.

Will that do? 

Kind regards etc
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:27 PM GMT
Excellent Alun.

Perfectly timed as Jenkins leads Lisa 2-0 sets without reply.
Ah, the golden girl is on comms...was watching a stream with no volume access.
Quick change of gadget and hey presto!
This is b sport stream. Is Gwynne on the beeb?
Report alun2005 February 5, 2022 2:36 PM GMT
Dunno DnB, I am watching Rugby and Racing on the computer, FA Cup football on the telly, and simultaneously operating a remote control drone which is spying on women sunbathing in Key Largo.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:37 PM GMT
Alun, you threw me. Just remembered why I looked back in here.

The woman at the front in most tv shots has finally changed her clothes after slumming it 2 days straight. Not a bad rack either. Three cheers!
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:37 PM GMT
Alun, you threw me. Just remembered why I looked back in here.

The woman at the front in most tv shots has finally changed her clothes after slumming it 2 days straight. Not a bad rack either. Three cheers!
Report alun2005 February 5, 2022 2:39 PM GMT
I would LOVE it if Uncle John did another commentary in full Jamaican Reggae 'Babylon and Ting' voice. As I recall some human tragedy in Portland, Oregon objected on grounds of 'Cultural Appropriation'.
Report alun2005 February 5, 2022 2:41 PM GMT
And whoever decided that Old Den could be a 'colour commentator' clearly likes beige.
Report alun2005 February 5, 2022 2:45 PM GMT
Ye Gods, what's happened to Tezza ??? Has he been ill?
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:50 PM GMT
Key Largo? I had to look it up. Not only the name of a movie but houses a beach in Florida. Grin
Fly your drone here and you'll find it almost deserted. I must add your posts require some delving into. Or not.

I have a tv here though a fish tank be just as useful.
More gadgets be nice but weight consuming in my travel bag.

The Bull eases past Lisa.
Same for Walton against Part

John boy been very ropey trying to close out the match in both games.

Is Lowebo ok? A change of match order.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:52 PM GMT
Jenks was involved in a bad car accident. 2 weeks later his hair fell out.
Never to return!
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:53 PM GMT
Stone face. Here he is! CoolLove
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:55 PM GMT
Lowe wispered in Prins ear, get it won 9-0 ffs. I need to get back to my book signing money earner.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 2:57 PM GMT
Wow! Lowe throw looks exactly the same all these years on.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 3:33 PM GMT
Prins scrapes home against Legend Lowe.
Prins at the break is only averaging 98 to Lowe's 73 (no darts at a double)

Lowe missed 6 darts at doubles. Such a pleasure to see that smooth throw again.

Prins opened @ 1/4 and started 1/16 Sportsbook.

Bookies did away with their expert sport traders in favour of blindly following each other and adjusting markets in line with betfair. Rightly getting their pants pulled down on the darts markets.

I might throw my hat in the ring for a few bags for the next Seniors event on tv. Despicable b@stards!
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 3:37 PM GMT
Here's the bald eagle.

Ask Bob Anderson what he thinks of Deller. I can't post it here Laugh
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 3:40 PM GMT
Love it. Just seen Deller's red trousers. Getting into the spirit
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 4:54 PM GMT
Plenty of drama throughout with low scores and missed doubles.
Deller got Butler embroiled from the outset. Great match!

Phew! Butler wins 3-2 In tie break with 78 average.
Deller as stroppy in defeat loses with 76 average.

Helen knows her darts (she's also a singles champ) and asks all the right questions.

Evening session 7pm
Quarter finals

Walton 4/1 v Jenkins 1/7
Prins 15/8 v Thornton 4/11
Taylor 8/15 v Kevin Painter 11/8 from 11/5
Adams v Butler
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 5:23 PM GMT
Prices now in but where do they source their odds?

Wolfie 2/9 v Butler 11/4 sportsbook

Wolfie 8/13 v butler 23/20 sporting

Hedge available.
F@ck! Southampton take the lead.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 5:42 PM GMT
That didn't last long.
Wolfie now 1/3 sporting.

You can forward my 10% commission to

Waiting on my Cypriot masseur before the evening session starts.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:05 PM GMT
The Tavern's hotting up.
"It's toungsten time."

Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:06 PM GMT
Come on Bully!

Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:37 PM GMT
Bobby's sermon - Tony Fleet the not named player was drinking at 10am prior to Wolfie match in bdo worlds. That's nothing. We'd be on it @ 6:30am. Crazy times.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:39 PM GMT
There's uncle Gwynne at the seniors. What a man!
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 7:39 PM GMT
There's uncle Gwynne at the seniors. What a man!
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:02 PM GMT
Ffs. Walton on 10 to take the match to a deciding set with Jenks waiting on 30. Goes for single 2, double 4 and hits a 15. Jenks first dart D15. GSM
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:08 PM GMT
No bs from Bobby. calling it as it is - Poor game.

"It's tungsten time."

This bloke is from tungsten tales.
Not a patch on the late master of ceremonies Phil Jones.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:12 PM GMT
State of Prins. Looks like he's been on a Fleet session.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:20 PM GMT
Priestley in comms box with Webby. Well said Dennis. "Put the losses to the back of your mind." He sounds a lot clearer than last time on comms.

Thornton averaging 67.

"Wouldn't get in County B side with these averages." Very true.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:28 PM GMT
Thornton flowing now. Average gone right up to 91.
Leads 2-0 sets.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:33 PM GMT
Next match Power v Mutley.
Who do you want to win?

Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:50 PM GMT
Come on Kev!
Come on Phil!
Report wisewords February 5, 2022 8:50 PM GMT
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:52 PM GMT
Can't wait for this
Report wisewords February 5, 2022 8:52 PM GMT
Phil has aged quite badly don't you think?
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 8:56 PM GMT
Haha WW. I don't care who wins.

Hope to see a big improvement from Phil.

Come on Kev ignore his antics and play the board.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:00 PM GMT
Love you Gwynne. Big battle with the dreaded C
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:03 PM GMT
My feed is way behind. Already into 2nd set in darts connect.
Kev holds 1-0 sets
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:05 PM GMT
The flip flop is completed.

Painter now fav in-play 1/2 v 6/4
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:07 PM GMT
Taylor 5/6 to win at least 2 sets
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:09 PM GMT
To win 3rd set
Kev 10/11
Phil ,5/6

Kev has the darts
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:14 PM GMT
Painter 2-0 sets

3-0 10/11
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:19 PM GMT
Finally phil has snapped into play. "Champions are scared to lose, others are scared to win."
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:20 PM GMT
Had a buffer. Taylor blows 2nd leg. Painter 1 leg away from a near white wash!
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:22 PM GMT
Has he won yet? I'm miles behind
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:23 PM GMT
2 match darts gone. Phil trying mind games.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:26 PM GMT
Taylor yer f@cker. 119 c/o
2-2 legs.
Painter throwing for the match
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:28 PM GMT
He's done it!
Painter wins 3-0 Sets.
A muted respectful non celebration.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:35 PM GMT
(88.88) Painter's winning legs

(86.20) Taylor winning legs
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:38 PM GMT
The iconic photo of a ruthless b@stard.
Come on Wolfie!

Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:47 PM GMT
Brilliant opening set win from Butler
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 9:50 PM GMT
Awesome from Butler! Love to know what happened against Deller with both recording mid 70's average most the match.
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 10:00 PM GMT
Wolfie finds a way. Levels 1-1 sets
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 10:15 PM GMT
Wolfie 2-1 sets
Both averaging 87
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 10:27 PM GMT
Wolfie wins 3-1 with 83+ ave
Report DartsnBooze February 5, 2022 10:35 PM GMT
Semi finals - Afternoon session 1pm - Best of 7 Sets
Painter v Thornton
Wolfie v Jenkins

Final - Evening session 7pm - Best of 7 Sets
Painter / Thornton v Wolfie / Jenkins
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 10:51 AM GMT
Seniors World Championship Final - New start time and Sets increase

Final 8PM
Best of 9 Sets

Semi Finals
Painter 5/4 v Thornton 4/7
Wolfie 8/11 v Jenkins evs

Running Match Averages
Thornton 92.76  (94.7, 92.6, 91.2)
Wolfie* 88.53  (91.5, 84.8)
Painter 87.95  (85.3, 95.3, 88.9)
Jenkins 82.12  (84.3, 86.6, 77)

First 9 darts (thrown per leg) Averages
Thornton 107.65
Painter 97.71
Wolfie* 92.22
Jenkins 89.67

Legs won %
Thornton 82
Jenkins 68
Painter 67
Wolfie* 60

Legs played
Thornton 33
Wolfie* 35
Jenkins 44
Painter 49

Age of Senior players
Wolfie 65
Jenkins 58
Painter 54 (12 July)
Thornton 54 (17 July

Wolfie only 2 matches played*


That's enough stats. Still no 180's odds markets.
Post on here for any other stats requirements.

It's not only the stats that point to Thornton as Seniors Champion...

Thornton is most successful of the 3 former pdc players having beaten both Taylor and van Gerwen in Major tv Finals and is still the most active. Be it on the pdc tour or Modus live league. Had a high 80's seasonal running average and is currently averaging 92+ in this event.

Painter has won a Players championship tv major. Has not been too active competitive wise since retiring from pdc a year ago. stays sharp with no nonsense practice sessions with Edgar. Prakash also got a shout out from Webby in comms.

Jenkins is forever the bridesmaid. 9 times runner up in tv majors. Semi retired from pdc 5 years ago and never returned to Q School in 2019. His preparation for this was a few days in Modus online league and more recently playing in local comps, winning most of them.

This leaves the BDO Legend Martin "Wolfie" Adams - 3 times BDO World Champion and World Masters winner. Former England Captain and winner of endless other titles. I wonder, does he still hold the highest points tally in the darts decathlon? - This includes all the former greats of the game. Forever part of the Modus online live league which not only keeps him competitive it's a very good pay day. His success will always be questioned and frowned upon from many outside (maybe some inside) of darts for not moving to the pdc. A well respected man in the sport and a known name. Win or lose, he still laughs his b@llocks off.

So who will be crowned the inaugural Seniors World Champion?
After researching, writing and reading all this back everything points to the Thorn - Robert Thornton.

Thornton 5-2 Wolfie in the Final.

Good luck to everyone having a punt.

Last word (many in fact) to Bobby George:
"That's the way to do it"
"Lovely Jubbly"
Throw where you're looking and look where you're throwing."
"Scoring for show, Doubles for dough."
And lastly "May the darts be with you." Grin

P.S. The very last word goes to Uncle Gwynne:
"If you hold your throw you never know."
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 12:37 PM GMT
Darts Decathlon? My mind was racing away...of course it's Pentathlon.
Yep, Wolfie is still top of the pops with a mighty 489 points in 2004.

John Lowe 10 times winner
Wolfie 9
Bristow / Taylor / Fordham 2 each

Other notable winners:
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 2:04 PM GMT
Stats are close but Painter totally outplayed so far.
Fighting like a rabid dog to hold on to the sets he threw first in whilst Thornton bossed his own.

Reminds me of that Taylor / Lewis semi final. Lewis had a record 180's in that match but never close on Taylor's throw. As one sided a match I can remember.

Thorn leads 3-1
Lets see what happens now...
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 2:22 PM GMT
Painter and Deller pair of tw@ts. F@ckoff!

Well done Thorn. Easy win.
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 2:27 PM GMT
Looking forward to this match

Wolfie v The Bull

Pic one more time...perhaps...

Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 2:56 PM GMT
Wonder how forum member Bin Bagged is getting on @ Circus Tavern. Maybe post an update from the venue? Or caught coming out the bogs followed by Hells Bells and Wolfie's ex wife Sharon.

Wolfie did well to turn that set around after blowing the first set to level at 1-1
Report starkeycars February 6, 2022 5:55 PM GMT
Great write up I’ve enjoyed every minute been a cracking tournament love seeing all the old favourites a trip down memory lane I back Robert Thornton at the start got 7/1 which I thought was very generous of those nice bookies looking forward to the final good luck with yer bets Happy
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 8:05 PM GMT
Nice one Starkey.
Taylor in the field ramped all the prices up. Good luck.

Had several buffering issues during the 2nd semi and missed some set winning moments. Took a look at the stats and what impressed me was Wolfie closing out the match with winning legs of 15, 14, 14 which equates to 104.86 average. Very good as his match average was 88.97 with Jenkins 86.32

Sportsbook have excelled themselves with a full list of betting options. Very few markets missing like checkout % but that's just being picky.. Well done BFS!

Average spreads @ 5/6
Thornton O / U 90.5
Wolfie O / U 88.5

Total 180's
Over 13.5 @ 4/5
Under 13.5 @ 10/11

Most 180's
Thornton 1/3
Draw 15/2
Wolfie 16/5

Thornton 180's
Over 7.5 @ 5/6
Under @ 11/10

Wolfie 180's
Over 5.5 @ 4/5
Under 5.5 @ 10/11

Highest checkout score
Over / Under 137.5 @ 5/6

Total sets
Over 7.5 @ 10/11
Under @ 4/5

Before I checked Sportsbook I had one market in mind. No surprise to see it's the shortest price of all markets. It's been a buying money tournament so why not go for it one more time?! I have.

Not much time to put some semi final / tournament stats together with a few mins until show time.
I'll do my best...

Thornton winning legs:
15, 21, 18, 15, 19, 16, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 18,
Closed out the match with 17, 13, 21

Wolfie winning legs:
13, 22, 17, 16, 17, 16, 15, 11, 14, 15, 21,
Closed out the match with 15, 14, 14

Thornton Tournament 180's 22 in 58 legs = 1 every 2.63 legs
7 in 11 legs last 24
3 in 10 legs last 16
4 in 12 legs quarter
8 in 25 legs semi

Wolfie Tournament 180's 12 in 62 legs = 1 every 5.16 legs
4 in 20 legs last 16
4 in 15 legs quarter
4 in 27 legs semi

The odds / stats are there for future generations tuning into the Seniors.

I love betting on the Averages markets but will sit this one out and hope both produce top darts.
I've had 1 bet and having checked the stats i'm more than happy with my investment.

Most 180's in match - Thornton @ 1/3 Blush

Good luck eyeryone
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 8:16 PM GMT
Great to see both players loving the walk ons and the crowd atmosphere.
Also great hearing Uncle Gwynne on comms again.
Game on!
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 8:24 PM GMT
Thornton wins 1st set with 118.66 average Laugh
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 8:32 PM GMT
Thorn 2-0 sets 96+ ave
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 8:36 PM GMT
Imagine being so p!ssed you have no recollection of becoming world champion.
Andy Fordham - what a player!
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 8:55 PM GMT
180's gone south...plan b in progress
Report DartsnBooze February 6, 2022 11:16 PM GMT
Don't believe it! I wrote a big piece post Final and it vanished. I usually save to draft and keep copy n pasting in case this happens. Only this time i didn't, and it did. The crust of it...incredibly that muggy 180 bet came in yet my profit Zero!!! having chased my ass to limit potential losses I swerved a bullet.

All's well that ends well. Three cheers for the Seniors! Maybe the darting gods were on my side having somehow found myself endlessly writing away on here. Something I never planned doing. Just got caught up with it all. It's 1:15AM here. Had enough of this time zone. Next stop Mexico where they're 6 hours ahead. Good travel timing as Modus online live league is back on Tuesday, along with the Edgar in the line up. Postcard from the edge...9
Report bin bagged February 7, 2022 11:55 AM GMT
Report bin bagged February 7, 2022 11:56 AM GMT
That's not 2 trebles is it?
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