Saturday, August 13, 2005

Season Details Emerge

The 2005/6 Derwentside Darts & Dominos League kicks off on Tuesday 6th September 2005, so I have just three weeks and a few days to make final preparations for the first game.

There will be at least 15 teams in this year’s League, but this may rise to 16 or 17 in the final few days of the close season. This means more competition, and I’m therefore happy to retain a team target placing of 9th or better. I also have a personal target of winning 60% of my singles matches, and I’d also like to score at least one 180 in a competitive match during the season.

It’s been difficult to get regular, good quality opposition in the pub games recently, so I’ll be using DartPro to simulate matches against an opponent with average throws of 50, 60 and 70 including the finishes, and this should prepare me for most of the opponents I’ll encounter during the season.

I’ve recently taken up a new role at work, and I’m fairly sure some of the work commitments will interfere with the occasional Tuesday night. We’ll jut have to see how many Tuesday nights I have to miss, and I’ll be doing all I can to get the "work / darts" balance right :o)


Zeeple said...

Good luck with the work darts balance as that is a difficult line to walk. I have a dart board in my office and I pretty much toss while I am on the phone (head-set). Other than that I am pretty good about not playing while working...

Tommo said...

Thanks - I'l got a load of new dairy appointments with some of them being over night stays. I'm sure some of them will keep me away on Tuesdays nights.

I might be working from home soon, but that would still mean trips out, and I'd have the same problem.