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Nicholson argues for ranking tournaments in Oceania: ‘Give players perspective on careers’

Last month, three World Series matches were played in Australia and New Zealand. Paul Nicholson, a former professional darts player, takes on Oceanic darts.

Nicholson lived in Australia for some time and competed for that country. “The bodies TPA (Dart Players Australia) and TPNZ (Dart Players New Zealand) have always supported the PDC and sent players to the World Cup. The talent pool in Australia and New Zealand has always been strong and this has been shown again recently. Weeks. The likes of Gordon Mathers, Simon Whitlock and Damon Hedda World Series with Tour cardholders, as well as the likes of Mal Kuming, Dave Marland, Hauboy Buha and Warren Barry,” Nicholson said. PDC.

“However, we must now also look to the future,” Nicholson continues. “I think it’s important for the PDC to run ‘down’ the rankings again to get more players in Oceania to take their chance at a professional level. They already did that successfully between 2008 and 2010.”

More talent on the way

Nicholson has no doubt there is more talent to come. “The players are there and we need to give them the means to take action and a podium finish in a World Series like this is not enough. A number of ranking events in Australia and New Zealand can ensure they gain more experience.”

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