Friday, January 17, 2003

r/Darts Weekly Challenge #17

This week's challenge is as follows:

Easy Challenge: Checkout 72 in three or fewer darts.
Medium Challenge: Checkout 98 in three or fewer darts.
Hard Challenge:  Checkout 131 in 3 darts.

As with most of the challenges, the easy came to me quickly, and in the first practice session of the week.  My plan was to go T20, D6 for a nice, atypical 2-dart finish, with the backup plan of staying on the 20's should I miss into the single.  As it happens, after a few tries I did just that: S20, S20, D16.  I was throwing my 22 gram One80 Revenges wearing medium-shape glitter red Condors:

The medium was a similar strategy:  My plan was to go T20, S20, D9.  That way, I basically had two shots at the triple and could still finish.  However, as Mike Tyson says, "everyone has a plan until you get hit in the face".  My face hit was a miss into the single 1, leaving 97.  Happily, I was able to hit T19, D20 for the finish (using my Durro MMA's):

The Hard Challenge this week is, well, hard.  It requires all three darts, and none of them can be a single.  There are a couple of decent triple-double-double options (T17, D20, D20, or T19, D19, D18) and a plethora of triple-triple-double options.  My strategy thus far has been to chuck my first dart at the T17 and then if I hit it try for a D20 (or two), and if I miss spend my last one or two darts marching around the board on doubles practice.

If I eventually hit it I'll update :)

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