Monday, December 27, 2010

Endorsed Products

I've just noticed that Best Darts are selling the Unicorn Golden Hero darts that I use without the endorsement of a player.

I can't even remember which players endorsed my two sets (Latinum finish for match night and Titanium finish for the practice board), but all the endorsement will have been will have been a picture on the box and some signature flights which were quickly binned and replaced with my own.

So without any endorsement they're 25% cheaper than I paid two years ago, and I think most of us would rather have the £9.00 difference in our own pockets? I only chose them because of their dimensions and 95% alloy, so the endorsement was of no real concern to me. Best Darts say "All these darts were made as part of Unicorn's Hero Golden range and were endorsed by various pro players. They will come re-packaged with the pro players signature flights replaced by plain flights". It's pity I don't need any replacements at the moment, because these are a real bargain.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Team Cup > Shotley (A) 2 - 4 Chelmsford

Our darts weren't too good to say the least on Tuesday night. It is unusual for us to play three games and have so few decent shots or any sign of improvement as the matches went on. We were being outscored and this combined with the need for a double start meant that we were sometimes 300+ points behind in these 1001 DSDF matches. This was our worst darting display of the season.

Somehow we managed to ride our luck and win one of the games courtesy of a D1 finish by Mickey B (the D1 should tell it all), but we were rescued by the dominoes players from our team. Lena, Colin, and Willie made it a clean sweep to drag us somewhat unconvincingly into the next round.

On the night we lost the Darts 2-1, but the 0-3 Dominoes victory takes us through to the Semis, where I believe we meet our friends up at Blackhill Club.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jolly Drovers 1 - 9 Chelmsford

Still cold up here

The Jollies didn't get their game together on Tuesday and had some problems in score building. I know exactly how it feels when things take that sort of turn on the night, but we were very focused on our own game and I think the result was a fair one. We were allowed to settle and most of the finishes were not pressured. They can put this right in the return game though, as the point they won in the Singles was a good one in the closest game of the evening.

They have a Blade III board which would normally reduce the bounce-outs to "rare", but yet again Alan managed to get four of them on the night.

At last, some finishes which involve a treble to report : Peter finished on 115 in a Doubles game and I checked out on 92 in the Singles. Usual fayre you'd think, but so many of our finishes recently have just been three darts at a double.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Chelmsford 4 - 6 Shotley Club (B)

The Derwent Walk

Shotley Club B team played a much better game than a fortnight ago and had us under pressure from the very start. We went 0-2 down, but just as in the Away leg it was all square at 2-2 after the Doubles games.

The big difference this week however was the Singles games where we only managed to win two of them, and we were struggling to match the high scoring of Shotley.

Again there were no big finishes but there were quite a few instances of using the board well to end up on a double. Our Man of The Match this week was Kris. He hit two of the winning doubles for us, with Peter and Michael getting the other two.

Footnote : Thanks to everyone for their support of my Movemer 'tache. We've raised £76.05 in cash, cheques, and on-line donations and my Donation Form is in the post.