Friday, January 08, 2010

So Far So Good

The title is because I snapped the pic early during the match on Thursday and I had a thought to actually blog from the match itself since I finally have a phone I can do that from. But my turn came up suddenly so I just had time to save the post instead of upload it. The picture itself is of a neat doubles trick that I pulled off in warm up against my first 301 opponent of the evening, a good shot in his own right, Derwin.

I like to go on in DIDO games with the double 11 since I have more vertical play in my misses than horizontal. Frequently I'll end up going on with the double 14 or double 8, which suits me just fine. In this particular warm up, all three warm up shots found their mark and it made me happy.

On the whole it was a good match. My teammates on the Dart Knights, John, Jeff, Andy and myself took on the Sofa kings in their home bar, the Kort Haus. An excellent establishment with a friendly bartender and lots of good munchies. I didn't really look at the standings all night although I am fairly certain we won the match. I did look at the glory points near then end and I believe I ended up with 661, which would be 4 tons, a ton-40 and a 121. The fact that I didn't look at the score sheet throughout the night should tell you something: I am starting to get a little burned out on darts. This is a sentiment that is also being expressed (and felt) by other teammates as well. We are all off our game somewhat, we have less enthusiasm than we did last season, and we keep talking about doing something else on Thursday nights but staying a group which I like the idea of. They are all a good bunch of guys.

In terms of personal performance, the night started iffy for me. After the doubles trick (pictured above) in the warm up, I promptly lost to Derwin despite getting on in the first round (on a double 11). To be fair he is a good shot and I had a few shots at an out but I didn't connect. He earned the win. My second 301 game was a win, although I do not remember the details. I then had the hands down funnest game of cricket I have played in recent memory. Up against Angie B., who is as deadly on the oche as she is friendly off it, I fell behind quickly. She had me on the ropes the entire game. In then end though, I couldn't miss the bulls and I couldn't hit the 15's, while she couldn't miss the triple 15 and did not fair so well on the bulls. It ended up being a tight point war and we both collected just over 300 points before I finally took it out. I think I won that game by virtue of luck.

I do not recall the specifics of the doubles matches, although I have the general feeling that my 01 games were better than my cricket games. I opened the team game with a ton and we won that too. I think we won the match, but however it went I am certain it was not a landslide in any direction.

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