Vincent van der Voort claimed victory over Dave Prins in Sindelfingen but ranted after about the PDC.
The Dutchman said that the PDC are good for entertainment but in reality not for using a fair ranking system. “The PDC is not really good at organising tournaments. It’s a big problem”, Van der Voort stated in his stage interview.
“Barry Hearn is great for entertainment and he makes great shows but he’s not good at making rankings a fair system.”
There are multiple qualifiers for every European Tour event. Firstly there is a UK Qualifier with eighteen spots available, while qualification tournament for European PDC Tour Card holders has six spots on offer.
Also players without a Tour Card get opportunities to qualify for one of the European Tour events. There is a Home Nation Qualifier, Associate Member Qualifier and qualifiers for players from Scandinavia and East-Europe. ‘The Dutch Destroyer’ thinks this set-up has a too big impact on the various rankings.
Van der Voort also suggested an idea to make qualification for the European Tours more fair for everyone. ”There should be just one qualifier, no matter what nationality you have.”
Tags: European Darts Grand Prix 2019 | Vincent van der Voort
Van der Voort: "The PDC is not really good at organising tournaments. It's a big problem. Barry Hearn is great for entertainment and he makes great shows but he's not good at making rankings a fair system." 👀 pic.twitter.com/RjRrrb0cF0
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Author: Samuel Gill