Friday, January 28, 2011

No game for us on Tuesday gone

We didn't have a game on Tuesday 25th Jan due to The Chelmsford being decorated.

I'd better stick in with the practice because this has been my worst month in nearly two years according to my DartPro stats. I've been making changes to the way I throw to try and get more stability. I think it will be worth persevering with. Maybe the stats for Feb 2011 will show some sort of progress with it all.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ox Inn 3 - 7 Chelmsford

Both teams played reasonably well on Tuesday, but we seemed to take leads and finish well to ensure a victory. We took four of the final five Singles points, which was a marked improvement from our last game where so many Singles points were shipped.

From our team Alan P hit a 165 to leave a good out shot for Willie in the Doubles, but Peter takes the Man Of The Match for being the only one of us to hit two finishing doubles. Although they were both D1 shots they were taken at the first time of asking and it is so easy to spoil a game on this finish.

It was my first visit to The Ox Inn, having missed this fixture last season. It is a smart modern pub which is thoughtfully laid out and I enjoyed the night up there. They had three different types of keg conditioned beer from The Consett Brewery which is based at The Grey Horse which is just 6 miles away. It travelled well!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Singles Cup 2010/11


I tried my hand at a different sort of target shooting today and I only wish I could play darts as well as the clay pigeons went. I know they'll have set the trajectory very much for beginners, but I still got the first two clays, and 17/24 overall. It felt fantastic, and I might take it up. Target shooting only of course.

The Singles cup didn't go quite as well on Tuesday night and Craig and I played a truly abysmal first round game. Thankfully things improved in the 2nd and 3rd rounds and Alan and myself from The Chelmsford are in the hat for the last 16. I've really got to sort out my consistency though because that first round game really shook my confidence.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Chelmsford 6 - 4 Jolly Drovers

We were very rusty in our first League game since 18th December and our scoring was lower than in previous games. It was all a bit erratic from us which led to some frustration. The Drovers on the other hand played a stronger game than in the Away leg and were well worth their points.

We took a 4-1 lead but The Drovers upped their performance in the six Singles matches to win three of them, with Danny and Maureen in particular playing very steady darts for them.

There would have been a tie for man of the match as our 6 points were shared equally between three players, but I'll give it to Peter for getting our highest finish of 60 and being the most consistent on the night.

Next Tuesday we are all spread to the winds to play the Singles Cup competition at the various venues.