Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Finishing School

Last night was our induction into the Finishing School which Kris has organised for our close season Tuesdays. A points system and leader board is being used and there'll be a modest prize for the eventual winner.

The aim of the competition is to check out from high finishes (last night it was 100 to 90) in just three darts. There is no point in getting down to 32 or 40 for example, as missing the finish with three darts is simply a fail and you start again on the next throw.

I think we were a little surprised at just how difficult this can be. When throwing for 100 a stray shot into the S1 is simply "throw over", and quite a few times a good first two darts were let down by the final dart. It was hard work, and it makes a welcome change from just bashing away at the T20 - although admitedly that was the main target with the first dart!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finals Night 2010

We were very well represented in Finals Night up at Leadgate Cricket Club last night, and with so many of us taking part it would have been a shame to walk away empty handed. And thankfully it was Colin who won our only trophy in the Dominoes Singles competition.

Myself and Roger went out of the Doubles competition 3-1 in the first game of the evening, only to be followed by Peter and Alan. I really enjoyed the game though, and this will be one I'll remember just like the Singles game against Davey Gill last season.

Our best chance of a darts trophy was in Peter's Singles game. He forced a 2-0 lead against Ray but ran out of steam slightly to lose 3-2. There was a high standard of game as you'd expect from these two.

Well done to Colin in the doms though, and this season's cup competitions have been very eventful for The Chelmsford.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Result - Player of the Season 2009/10

The trophy

I've totted up the Player of the Match awards from the season just gone and the first winner of this new award is Peter. He and Kris matched each other throughout, and between them they took an impressive 60% of the weekly awards, excluding the 4 occasions when an award was not made.

In the end Peter won just by just two points and congratulations to both of them for a great contribution this season.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Chopwell 4 - 6 Chelmsford

Our season which started against Blackhill Club back in September 2009 came to an end last night at Chopwell.

Although we didn't really play any better than last week we got a far better result. It started poorly for us though, going 3-0 down. With both teams finding it difficult to hit the T20 with any regularity most of the games could have gone either way, but thankfully we managed to get the points in the final Doubles game and five of the six Singles game.

Man of The Match this week goes to Kris for a spirited Singles win in one of the higher scoring games. I'll now count the MOTM awards and announce the winner of the Player Of The Season trophy very shortly.

We may have some friendly games in the close season and I'll wait for the details before posting anything. Also Kris is keen for a Finishing School competition on spare Tuesday nights

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Chelmsford 5 - 5 Chopwell

After a disappointing start to the game where we threw away a large lead in the opening Team Game we did quite well to match Chopwell and take some good points against a team which we normally struggle against.

Chopwell were not playing quite as consistently as usual and we traded points throughout the evening, with the draw being a fair result.

On a good night for us it was difficult to choose The Man Of The Match, but I feel Peter just shaded it for sinking two of our five winning doubles. Regarding the Player of the Season title : With only one game to go I'm purposely avoiding the previous stats to ensure my judgement will not be affected. If there is a tie between two or more players I will use the MOTM awards which were awarded during our worst defeats (9-1, 8-2 etc) on the premise that on such nights at least one of us was trying to lead the way.

We're all looking forward to the final game of the season up at Chopwell Central, which is a great place to play darts.