In our nineteenth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up another hectic month of darting action.
The team return to round-up the recent World Grand Prix, Champions League of Darts and European Championship, whilst also reflecting on the controversy at the BDO World Masters.
Josh also brings us an exclusive interview with former PDC World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton. The former Premier League semi-finalist has featured on the BDO circuit since 2018 and he gives a candid insight into the current issues plaguing the BDO.
PDC Round-Up (8:30-34:15) – The boys reflect on the three major PDC events that have taken place during the last month. Michael van Gerwen claimed a fifth World Grand Prix crown before winning a maiden Champions League title, whilst Rob Cross starred at the European Championship.
BDO World Masters Round-Up (35:20-42:15) The team look back at the recent World Masters at the Circus Tavern, which saw John O’Shea and Lisa Ashton lift the respective titles. Nevertheless, the headlines were dominated by the startling lack of organisation which overshadowed the darts itself.
Andy Hamilton Exclusive Interview (43:10-50:20) – Josh brings us an exclusive interview with former Premier League star Andy Hamilton, who sheds some light on the World Masters situation, whilst discussing life in the BDO and getting his career back on track.
What are the odds? (52-25- 1:00:05) – Our resident stats man Neil provides us with the latest odds for this month’s Players Championship Finals, while we also assess the bookmakers prices ahead of the 2020 BDO World Championship, after the draw was made just last week.
Challenge Josh (1:00:10-1:26:40)– Neil tests Josh’s knowledge of the World Series of Darts in another topical edition of ‘Challenge Josh’.
In The News (1:26:45-1:33:55) – Josh provides an update on the latest PDC World Championship qualifiers and pays tribute to record-breaker Peter Wright. The BDO’s picks for the Grand Slam of Darts are also discussed, whilst we reference a bizarre story involving Corey Cadby.
Q&A section (1:34:15-1:47:55) – As usual, the panel answer a series of questions sent in by the JDP listeners. The trio give their opinions on the Grand Slam of Darts, next year’s Premier League, Gerwyn Price, the growth of Irish darts and Raymond van Barneveld’s legacy.
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