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To think that women should play men at darts?

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GenerationGap Sat 08-Jan-11 00:15:33

Trina Gulliver could stuff a lot of the male dart players so why do 'women' have a separate competition?

llbeanj Sat 08-Jan-11 00:28:57

I don't think there is anything stopping her - Anastasia Dobromyslova tried it but didn't do all that well

giyadas Sat 08-Jan-11 00:34:34

you can't possibly have women playing men, they might end up being taken seriously and that would never do hmm
I'm with you OP, there's no reason for keeping darts or snooker segregated beyond old fashioned sexism.
YANBU

madhattershouse Sat 08-Jan-11 00:36:04

To get better at darts you need competition. Ladies darts has taken a while to get noticed and, consequently, the standard was lower. As the competition increses so does the ability to compete with men. I used to play...men hate losing to a woman IME!! grin

cantspel Sat 08-Jan-11 00:40:46

Dobromyslova is ranked 128th in the PDC

Trina Gulliver is ranked 2nd in BDO womens

If she was good enough she would cross over to the PDC and play against the big boys of darts. She clearly prefers to be a big fish in a little pond rather than a little fish in the big pond

madhattershouse Sat 08-Jan-11 00:44:28

To gain experience she needs more fishes of any standard to play!! This is why women are not as good at the moment. I can hit 180 more than most in local players. This means nothing when compared to real competition, unless she is challenged in a competetive arena she will still lack the experience that brings the wins!

llbeanj Sat 08-Jan-11 00:49:23

interesting - Dobromyslova had total annual prize money of £2,800
it is £6,000 for winning the women's world title
pretty good reasons for not moving

MadamDeathstare Sat 08-Jan-11 00:50:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cantspel Sat 08-Jan-11 00:54:10

and Lewis won £100k for the PDC plus £10k for the nine darter. Phil talylor won just under a millon last year. The big money is in the PDC but to win it you have got to leave the comfort of the womens BDO and play mixed darts in the PDC.

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