Popcorn on the third dart
We were knocked out of the Team Cup Competition in the 1st round last night with a scoreline of Chelmsford 2 - 4 Chopwell Central.
It was a disappointment to take a 2-0 lead and then lose all of the subsequent legs. In this competition the games swing between 1001 DSDF Team darts games and Doubles dominoes games, with both points being of equal importance.
It's sad to exit this so early because it is a competition I always think we stand a fair chance of doing well in.
No one will admit it but there seems to be a nervous ripple when the darts players realise they need a double to start. In two of the darts legs I noticed that the team that took longer to get off managed to turn it around and win the leg. I suppose 1001 allows you some time to make up a deficit.
We used to play League games with a double start (before my time), but I gather it wasn't popular. I'm undecided either way - it certainly adds a bit of tension from the very start.