Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Derwentside B 8 - 2 Chelmsford

Wednesday morning at the foot of Ebchester Hill

We played the Derwentside B Team last night and had the use of their back room upstairs. It is great for darts, with a raised oche and perfect lighting. They are yet another team who have opted for a Blade 4 board this season and it seems to be the clear favourite this season.

Although DB were good value for their win with some consistently high scoring it was a little disappointing that we missed two or three chances to get more than just the two points. No complaints apart from that though, and when we're outscored like that we really need to take every single chance at a double we might get.

Our points on the night came from Peter in the opening Team Game and Roger with the last dart of the night. In the intervening games DB were were in impressive form and played a great game.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Turf 4 - 6 Chelmsford

Photo by Amy Thomas

The Turf played far better than last week, and it was a very close game. They are using a
Unicorn Radius board. I've not seen this model before. It has thin rounded wires so I wouldn't prefer it to their Eclipse model, but there were no bounce-outs that I can remember.
We started well and took a lead in wining the opening Team Game, but yet again Frank was their secret weapon and he won his Doubles and Singles games to put The Turf in a 2-1 lead with a steady stream of ton plus shots. He played his games first to allow him to leave early.

We had our own secret weapon in Alan though, and he was our clear Man Of The Match with three D8 finishes in the Team / Doubles / Singles games to win half of our points on the night.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chelmsford 8 - 2 Turf

Ebchester sunset from 30/9/2011

Firstly a quick recap from last Tuesday : We progressed to the next round of the Team Darts and Dominoes competition with a win Away at The Cricketers. It was a good night as always up there and their young team are a pleasure to play against.

Last night it was back to The League, and we took a very welcome eight points against The Turf. We started the game very strongly and eased into a 7-0 lead. We were throwing fairly average darts, but The Turf seemed to have problems in their score building. One exception to this was Frank from their team who was impressive all evening, hitting many 100 / 140 shots.

By the time The Turf finally got their first points of the game the damage had been done from their point of view and I'm sure they will be doing all they can to avoid falling so far behind in next week's return leg at their place.

It was a good evenly balanced performance across our team so I'll hold back the Man Of The Match award this week, though Frank from their team put in the best overall performance of the night.