|Interview Robert Thornton||Back||1||2||3||4||Forward|
Would you say the BDO is struggling at the moment, more and more strong players come over to the PDC, the Dutch market soon will be "BDO" free; some tournaments had to be cancelled or do you think the BDO is strong enough to survive all this?
BDO is a strong company
Do you think it will end in BDO for amateurs and PDC for the professionals?
No, there are more than enough players for both
With all those strong players it's of course getting more and more difficult to win in the PDC. What is the goal you did set you?
To be in the top 32 in my first year
How do you assess yourself, what ranking place you think is realistic for you to achieve?
I'm still working hard to climb the ladder. How far I get is down to my determination
Would you say you are more a team player or a single player?
I can play both but probably single
Would you welcome it should you be able to play double/pairs tournaments as well with the PDC?
Yes I would but with the amount of tournaments there is no time to play
You did practice a lot with James Wade and he told us, you never get tired of practicing. How much do you really practice?
About 6 hours a day
And have you got a practice routine?
No I just do what I feel at the time
How did you come in contact with James Wade?
I played an exhibition with him
And what do you both learn practicing together?
We both want to win
Do you prefer practicing with a partner and what for you is the advantage?
It doesn't matter to me practice is practice. It's all down to concentration
And what do you play for practice? Only 501 or other games as well?
Go round the board in doubles and trebles
Do you do any kind of mental practice as well?