Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friendly : Chelmsford 7 - 3 Duke

Peter (right) collects his Player Of The Season Trophy 2011/12

The Duke of Wellington brought a good crew with them on Tuesday night, filling The Bar and making for a good atmosphere on a pre season evening.

The scoring was quite erratic from both sides, with their 180 in a Singles game needing to share the chalk board with some sub 20 shots. However, we really applied ourselves on the finishes, and apart from a Double 1 marathon in one of the Singles games we finished well. Both teams will have to "up" the scoring to score points next season though.

Thanks to Lena and Peter for arranging these two Friendly games. They've been very enjoyable games and they've maintained the interest prior to the new season (news of the first fixture to follow when verified).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friendly - Duke 4 - 5 Chelmsford

Many thanks to Ellen and Angela for providing the transport last night - it was much appreciated.

I thought we did really well last night. We were without two of our best players and The Duke Of Wellington players were frequently finding the T20 in the pre-match practice throws. Thankfully our finishing in the games was fairly good and we managed to nab a few early points to settle us.

They have a very well illuminated Blade 4 board and the throw is excellent. It is the first time I've been in The Duke Of Wellington and it has a very welcoming feel to it.

We lost the dominoes 2-1, with our point coming from Ellen. There will be a return match next Tuesday night at the Chelmsford and I assume we will play the same format of 1 x Team, 2 x Trebles, and 6 x Singles games, which is slightly different from our League's format.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pre Season 2012 / 13

We've all enjoyed the incredible Olympics, I'm back from Longleat Center Parcs (pics from the holiday will hopefully provide a break from my lamentable "dart board" shots), and my attention is now turning to the 2012 / 13 darts season.

Lena and Peter have arranged a friendly fixture on Tuesday 14th August away at The Duke, and we are meeting at the usual time in The Chelmsford prior to travel.

I've been taking a break from my usual weekly practice to enjoy the pre season break, but I'l be cranking it up prior to the start of the season. Most efforts are going into reducing head movement and basically getting consistent shots into the board rather than the odd ton to rescue poor throws.

Peter will be presented with his well deserved Player Of The Season 2011/12 trophy at the start of this season, probably at the first Home game depending on how quickly it arrives in the post!