Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Moorcock 3 - 7 Chelmsford

Since The Moorcock closed their team has migrated to The Smelters, and they now play their home games from there. We got off to a very disappointing start to the game by losing an opening team game in which we had led strongly, but became totally stuck on a routine finish and ended up with countless darts at D8 / D4. The Moorcock caught up as we struggled to finish, and deserved to take the point by finishing without any fuss.

We put the opening point behind us and settled in quite well. We seemed the steadier and more consistent and at the end of the three Doubles game the score was tied at 2-2.

The six Singles game were our strong point on the night, losing only one of them (mine!) to take a 3-7 win back to The Chelmsford for the return game on 5th March 2013.

All six of our players were able to score at least one winning double so it was a good all round game from our team. Michael takes Man Of The Match for getting two our points and showing some good consistency.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chelmsford 6 - 4 Stanley Masons

Firstly, huge congratulations to Lena and Glen in reaching Finals Night in the Doubles Dominoes competition. It'll be a good night and they'll be well supported by the rest of the team.

Back to the darts, and Stanley Masons we excellent on Tuesday night. We had to take every chance that came our way to get the win. They started the night with a high scoring, consistent Team game which left us very far behind as they sunk the double to take a 0-1 lead.

Three close Doubles games saw us pull the game back to 2-2. The six Singles games were close too, but we edged it to take four of the six points for a hard earned 6-4 victory.

There was no hint of the D1 Marathon we all endured last week as both teams really improved upon our game a fortnight ago. No Man Of The Match this week as I thought we all played a rounded game.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stanley Masons 3 - 7 Chelmsford

Both teams struggled to get into any sort of rhythm in the game last night. The opening team game really set the tone when it descended into a D1 marathon, and all 12 players had at least three throws at it. Alan had the dubious honour of finally nailing it to give us a 0-1 lead. We haven't had one of these in the team game all season, and let's hope it's the last!

It was just one of those games where neither team seemed to get consistent scores on the board but we were grabbing the points with slightly better finishing. It's a good enough throw so no explanations as to why we all seemed to suffer so much. It was just one of those nights.

Man Of The Match this week was Ian from our team, getting two of our points and playing the only consistent game from either team in the last point of the evening.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chelmsford 5 - 5 Derwentside

We started last night's game fairly well, wining the opening Team game and first Doubles game. The game seemed to change direction in the third leg however. Instead of taking a 3-0 lead in a match which both teams had chance to win it was The Derwentside who took it and they pushed on well from there.

Derwentside took a 3-4 lead with some good Singles points and we needed to win the last point of the night to get a draw.

Kris earns a Brownie Point for an assured 82 finish in his Doubles game (T14, D20) but I'll hold back a Man Of The Match award as many of us played a similar game

Friday, January 11, 2013

Derwentside 2 - 8 Chelmsford

Practice darts at The Derwentside

The Darts are back on following the Christmas break. On 18th December we progressed to the last four of the Team Cup with a 4-1 win over Shotley Club B. We threw well on the night, winning 3-0 at the darts and drawing 1-1 in the dominoes. Disappointment for Shotley, who started every leg of theses Double Start / Double Finish games in the first throw, but couldn't take advantage of a few missed attempts to start by us in the second and third legs.

On Tuesday night we had a great result up at The Derwentside. Good scoring in patches plus very solid finishing really paid dividends for us. I don't remember any poor finishing in any of the 10 games, and Alan from The Derwentside was extremely unlucky to miss a 167 check-out by millimetres on the last dart. His doubles partner in that game however won the game on the next visit with a S9, D8 finish.

Peter was our Man Of The Match, hitting three of our eight winning doubles as well good scoring all evening. We played in their front Bar, but Mark mentioned they may play the rest of the season in the upstairs area. Either is fine by me - both options give you a room set aside for the darts and the throw is great.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chelmsford 5 - 5 Shotley Club A

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Our recent losing run came to an end on Tuesday night with a draw to halt the slide. We started very slowly, losing the Team game and the first Doubles game, but by the end of the three Doubles games we had managed to pull level at 2-2. 

Shotley A were't quite as strong as the previous week and there were opportunities for either team in most of the matches. As always it was the doubles which were crucial, and this week we were much more accurate. The six Singles games were equally shared, which was probably the correct outcome.

Kris hit two of the winning doubles. Peter also scored two of them and he gets the Man Of The Match for hitting numerous ton-plus shots throughout the night, especially in his Singles game where they bought him a few attempts at finishing before finally taking out a small finish.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Shotley Club 7 - 3 Chelmsford

Practice darts before the game

Our squad was extremely depleted on Tuesday night and there was no element of selection for the captain to make. However we played quite well and could easily have scored more points, as evidenced with our win in the opening 1001X Team Game. This is always a hard point to win if anyone in the team is having an off-night, but it was a comfortable point for us, with Ian finishing on 60.

At the end of the three Doubles games we were drawing 2-2 with Glen taking out the dreaded D1 partnering Lena, but we really fell down in the remaining Singles games. I finished on D19 to take a brief 2-3 lead, but Shotley took all of the remaining Singles points to give them a convincing 7-3 win.

I'm delighted to award Man Of The Match to Glen this week. Everyone hates D1 so to take it out in his first darts game for our team was a real lift.