Sunday, October 31, 2010

How It's Made - Darts

Have a look at this. The first 40 seconds are a bit cheesy, but the rest is fascinating. I'll never look at a set cheap brass darts in the same light again.

I think the yellow flights in the film are the R4X type that I use because you can see some small black text at one end of them. I'd love to be able to use the aluminium stems they've shown, but they always seem to need constant replacement.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Leadgate CC 4 - 6 Chelmsford

Three of our regular players were unavailable for the game last night, but the players who stepped in did well. We won the opening couple of games, and this proved to be an important start for us, as from this point the matches were shared quite evenly.

Leadgate's board was causing quite a few bounce outs for all of the players, but Alan suffered the most, bouncing off the T20 wire in three consecutive throws. The board itself seems to be a promotional item from the Wurth company, but they must prefer this board as there was a boxed Nodor put to one side.

Our Man of The Match was Willie, for his excellent Singles win. Alan remains top of the Brownie Points leader board.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chelmsford 5 - 5 Turf

Picture courtesy of W/\NG

Our play slipped a bit on Tuesday night and we found it hard to put steady scores together. The Turf on the other hand were playing really well. They improved quite noticeably from their showing in the Away game a fortnight ago and were good value for the points they won.

After finding ourselves 0-3 down we managed to win the final Doubles game and four of the Singles games to scrape a draw, with Mickey B scoring the last point of the night to ensure we remained unbeaten on our new board.

Peter C played his first game since I've been with the team. He won an important Singles point, and I'm sure he'll be real asse

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Team Cup, 1st Round

Alertness, a wet nose, and a glowing coat. But enough about The Girlfriend :o)

We had a very successful evening at The Derwentside against their "B" Team to progress to the second round. I've never known us play so confidently through three Team games, coming down from 1001 with a double start like we did tonight, and The Derwentside were very complimentary about our game.

I'll give a single Brownie Point to Alan for finishing two of the games, because we didn't spoil any of the finishes and this needs to be acknowledged. It is so easy to let let good leads slip if the finishes are not taken quickly, and we made our leads count tonight.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Turf 1 - 9 Chelmsford

Practising in The Mad House

Three consecutive 9-1 wins are really going to help us in the league placings, so no complaints with the result. However, it was quite a slow paced game up at The Turf on Consett's Front Street and neither team got into any sustained rhythm.

We scored well in the opening Team Game and our Doubles games were reasonable, but a few of the Singles games were slightly low key, and there were at the very least 2 more points in this game for The Turf but for poor finishing.

The Consett League were playing next door in the main bar, and we had the Lounge which faces the main road to ourselves. Their board is an excellent Unicorn Eclipse Pro, but it could do with turning as the 20 bed is quite worn. The only bounce outs seemed to be darts slapping the board after a deflection and I really think this is the board to get if you want to minimise bounce outs.

Our Man Of The Match was Alan, who again hit three of our finishing doubles.