Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shotley Club (B) 3 - 7 Chelmsford

Picture from the Francis Frith site

We were unrecognisable from last week's game and beat a very strong Shotley Club B Team who had been undefeated since July.

We won the opening 1001 Team Game against the run of play largely thanks to Alan's three throws which averaged over 130. Shaun hit the winning double and this lightened the mood given the manner of last week's defeat..

However, it was 2-2 at the end of the Doubles games and back in the balance.
We then gained five Singles points with some steady throwing in which we managed to find the Treble far more often than in the previous game. There was no high finishing on the evening, and all 10 finishes were simply three darts at a double as opposed to taking out a 40 plus finish. Our Man Of The Match was Shaun, who was the only player to hit two winning doubles.

It is Race Night up at Chopwell Central next week, which is always a great night out and a brief break from the League games.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chelmsford 1 - 9 Shotley Club (A)

What an awful night for us. We were outscored in almost all of the ten games by Shotley, and they didn't spoil a single finish. Just good high scoring with plenty of tons and 120+ shots, and very efficient finishing. They played a great game and it was a pity to lose our unbeaten Home run with such an emphatic defeat.

The one exception was Peter's Singles game where he won the match in 18 darts with a 112 finish. So at least we avoided "the brush" in style, and there is plenty of room for improvement against their "B" team next week.

It's really hard to think who the Man Of The Match was. Only kidding, and two Brownie Points awarded to Peter. I think the rest of us will be hammering those practice boards

Huge thanks to my team mates, who swelled the 'Tache fund by £16.05 on the night. The 5p was just a joke by the way, and the fund now stands at £32.30, with only the online donations visible at the moment on my Mo Space page.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shotley Club (A) 6 - 4 Chelsmford

Picture of Shotley Bridge by Dennis Lovett

Shotley Club is becoming a very familiar venue to us following our two friendly games up there in August, plus the fact we play their B team shortly too.

The opening team game of the night will live long in the memory - but not for the right reasons. I think all 12 players had 3 throws each at the finishing double, which unsurprisingly ended up being D1. Shotley ultimately hit it and then went into a 3-0 lead.

Both teams were hitting similar scores, but Shotley were more precise in their finishing.
Poor finishing stayed with us during the night and we needed to win the final two Singles games of the evening to avoid defeat by a bigger margin.

They have a nice Blade III board up there, and there were no bounce-outs as far as I can remember.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Trevor (2nd from left)

I've had some very sad news from Nannette at the Barbados Darts Festival 2010 : Trevor from the Cayman Islands Darts Association died suddenly while over there from what appears to have been a massive heart attack.

I really enjoyed his company on my three trips to this tournament and he was always at the centre of the evenings' entertainments. Very sad news and he will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Thursday, November 04, 2010


Just a quick post to ask for your support during Movember, where my work colleagues and I will be growing 'taches during November in aid of prostate cancer.

Please visit my Mo Space page, rate it, leave a coment, and if you think the 'tache is any good a small donation would be really gratefully received. Don't worry about handing any cash to me - It's all automated so only trustworthy people get the donations :o)

The picture on display is a "Day 1" picture and will be updated each Monday. If the 'tache is particularly tastless I may even keep it.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Chelmsford 6 - 4 Leadgate Cricket Club

Leadgate CC played a strong game last night and will have felt unlucky to trail 4-0 in the opening games. They were scoring well, throwing in some useful tons, and often finding themselves 200 points in the lead.

They got their reward in the Singles games though, taking 4 of the 6 points on offer to give a fair scoreline.

No Man Of The Match emerged for us as it would be hard to choose between Kris and Peter Mc. They both collected two Brownie Points for their finishes, influencing the result on a night where we were often being outscored and needed to rely on the finishing.