Friday, May 27, 2011

Wheatsheaf 6 - 4 Chelmsford

We did quite well to get 4 points on Tuesday. We were hitting the odd good shot but not getting true consistency, and we quickly found ourselves 3-1 down. A good showing in the final 6 Singles games was almost enough to see us sneak a draw, but I think the result was a fair one.

The main highlights were from the Wheatsheaf players, with a 180 from Rob, and a very stylish 120 Shanghai finish from Shaun who had to step well to the right to get his last dart in. Our best effort was a 72 finish from Alan (S20, S20, D16) with the rest of our finishes being under 50.

I'll hold back on a Man Of The Match for us this week as none of us really excelled, and this keeps things really tight for the result of our Player of The Season trophy. It is "as you were" from the last post, and looking like a two horse race between Alan and Kris.

We have a Race Night at The Chelmsford on Saturday night 28th May 2011 in support of the darts team, and I hope the Champions League final does not lose us any support for this event. At least you can mention any one of the darts team on Twitter without flouting a super injunction, and you won't catch any one of us messing about with glamour models - we're really noble like that :o)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chelmsford 6 - 4 Comercial

We had another enjoyable game on Tuesday night in the return game against The Commercial. The scoring carried on from our Away leg last week with all of the games being evenly contested and the overall result was only decided in the final Singles game of the night.

Although we had a 5-2 lead at one point the games were all too close for us to feel confident in a win, and a strong finish to the match from The Commercial left it all riding on the last leg.

One pleasing aspect for us was another win in the opening 1001x Team game, giving us a 77% success rate in this for the season so far. Usually we struggle to get the 50%, so these are useful points that have helped us reach 4th place in The League.

Kris was a very clear Man Of The Match, hitting half of our wining doubles in one of his best games of the season. This has put Kris joint top of the Brownie Point League, tied with Alan on 35 BPs. Peter (30 BPs) can catch them if they slip up in the final few games, but it appears to be a three horse race for the Ebchester Darts Player of the Season 2010/11 Trophy.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Commercial 5 - 5 Chelmsford

Practicing "Tops"

Sadly, The Commercial was closed and demolished last year, but the good news is that the team stayed together and now play from The Coach and Horses in Leadgate, playing under their original team name.

There have been changes in the Coach's layout. They no longer use the raised oche which I preferred due to the throwing line, but no complains with the new Blade 3 board they now use on the other wall, and as expected with such a decent board there was just one bounce-out on the night.

We won an opening Team Game where we had built up a lead to get down to the finish first against the darts. The remaining nine games were far closer though, and The Commercial checked out their finishes better than we did, taking a 5-2 lead. We had to press really hard to take the final three Singles points and get a draw which had seemed unlikely at the halfway point.

There was some good scoring and finishing from both teams. The Commercial registered a 180 in the first Doubles game with their next score being a ton to make a real dent in the 701 required.