In our first episode of ‘The Bounce Out’, co-hosts Josh Gorton and Jon Dean round-up the latest action at the Grand Slam of Darts and Players Championship Finals, before looking ahead to the World Championship -which begins in less than two weeks time.
‘The Bounce Out’ will supplement the main Josh’s Dartistry podcast with regular tournament updates and breaking new stories, although the team will continue to produce the regular more lengthy podcast featuring your favourite segments such as ‘Challenge Josh’ and our Q&A section.
In this episode, Josh and Jon reflect on the sad passing of BDO founder Olly Croft last weekend, whilst bringing you the main headlines from the World Championship draw which took place live on Sky Sports News last Monday.
This episode also features an exclusive interview with former Lakeside world champion Stephen Bunting – who heads to Alexandra Palace in positive spirits following a strong campaign, having considered quitting the game just 18 months ago.
GSOD and PC Finals Round-Up: (6:20-23:05) The team reflect on Gerwyn Price retaining his Grand Slam crown and Michael van Gerwen scooping a fifth Players Championship Finals title. Josh also picks out other notable performances from the respective tournaments.
World Championship Preview: (23:10-32:50) Jon brings us the odds for the World Championship after the draw was made last week. Josh previews some of the eye-catching ties and identifies some seeds that could struggle in the early stages.
Stephen Bunting Interview: (33:00-44:05) ‘The Bullet’ gives his assessment of his 2019 season so far and candidly reveals that seeking help from a sports psychologist helped turned his career around, as he targets a return to the Premier League in the near future.
Any Other Business: (44:10-49:40) Jon and Josh discuss Gerwyn Price’s omission from the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award, before revealing a new prediction competition that will be held during this year’s World Championship.
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