Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stanley Masons 3 - 7 Chelmsford

Both teams struggled to get into any sort of rhythm in the game last night. The opening team game really set the tone when it descended into a D1 marathon, and all 12 players had at least three throws at it. Alan had the dubious honour of finally nailing it to give us a 0-1 lead. We haven't had one of these in the team game all season, and let's hope it's the last!

It was just one of those games where neither team seemed to get consistent scores on the board but we were grabbing the points with slightly better finishing. It's a good enough throw so no explanations as to why we all seemed to suffer so much. It was just one of those nights.

Man Of The Match this week was Ian from our team, getting two of our points and playing the only consistent game from either team in the last point of the evening.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chelmsford 5 - 5 Derwentside

We started last night's game fairly well, wining the opening Team game and first Doubles game. The game seemed to change direction in the third leg however. Instead of taking a 3-0 lead in a match which both teams had chance to win it was The Derwentside who took it and they pushed on well from there.

Derwentside took a 3-4 lead with some good Singles points and we needed to win the last point of the night to get a draw.

Kris earns a Brownie Point for an assured 82 finish in his Doubles game (T14, D20) but I'll hold back a Man Of The Match award as many of us played a similar game

Friday, January 11, 2013

Derwentside 2 - 8 Chelmsford

Practice darts at The Derwentside

The Darts are back on following the Christmas break. On 18th December we progressed to the last four of the Team Cup with a 4-1 win over Shotley Club B. We threw well on the night, winning 3-0 at the darts and drawing 1-1 in the dominoes. Disappointment for Shotley, who started every leg of theses Double Start / Double Finish games in the first throw, but couldn't take advantage of a few missed attempts to start by us in the second and third legs.

On Tuesday night we had a great result up at The Derwentside. Good scoring in patches plus very solid finishing really paid dividends for us. I don't remember any poor finishing in any of the 10 games, and Alan from The Derwentside was extremely unlucky to miss a 167 check-out by millimetres on the last dart. His doubles partner in that game however won the game on the next visit with a S9, D8 finish.

Peter was our Man Of The Match, hitting three of our eight winning doubles as well good scoring all evening. We played in their front Bar, but Mark mentioned they may play the rest of the season in the upstairs area. Either is fine by me - both options give you a room set aside for the darts and the throw is great.