Sunday, February 17, 2008

Brief respite

Pictured : A 141 finish

It's been a terrible few weeks on the practice board, but this was a good shot for once. A 141 finish, and done my own way too. According to DartPro when you hit the T20 with the first dart you should be looking at T19 to leave D12, but with 81 left I always go for 15's to leave 18's. Probably not the most logical option, but just being comfortable with what you're doing can work sometimes.

This is my third highest finish in the last two years, so I'll take some encouragement from this. I'd take a lot more encouragement if I could just hit some steady 60's though :o)

4 comments:

Zeeple said...

wow, excellent work tommo. 141 is a great finish to master since it is the last thirdof a 9 darter!

Tommo said...

I didn't think of that. It certainly wasn't a 9 darter type of leg though, and even this good finish only put me on an average throw of mid 70's.

Kevin said...

I agree with your philosophy of going with what is comfortable, all other things being close to equal. Didn't John Lowe finish T17, T18, D18 for a 141 finish on his famous 9 dart game?

Tommo said...

Kevin, I've checked on Dartbase (http://www.dartbase.com/outstart.htm) and both finishes are considered equally good with 81 remaining and 2 darts in the hand, so maybe JL did use it. With three darts in the hand there is only one sensible option of the T19 route.