I want to provide my 90-year-old self a good read, in other words.
Someday my hands will be too shaky to hold a dart, and my eyes too dim to see the board, even with specs, thus I recount my days as a darter with as much detail as I can muster. And with as much truth.
But I have been blogging a bit more than is obvious because all of the post I do about the r/Darts weekly challenges get "back blogged" to 2003, so I can group them, and so my blog doesn't seem too repetitive and uninteresting to whatever dart-playing netizen might be passing through.
This week's challenge was one of my own creation. I am blogging about it today due to its theme, even though I have not hit any of them yet. After all, today is 4-20, and while I do not personally partake, cancer has riddled my family with holes and thus I appreciate it's medicinal qualities. plus I have had more than one friend with MS who have kept themselves on this side of functional by virtue of the happy greenery. Here goes:
This week's challenge is as follows:
Easy Challenge: Checkout 20 only using Green Segments.
Medium Challenge: Checkout 55 only using Green Segments.
Hard Challenge: Checkout 105 only using Green Segments.
Extra points are awarded for anyone using green darts, or whose darts are wearing marijuana themed flights.
Sadly, I have no green darts, nor do I have any marijuana themed flights, though I know plenty exist. Here is how I approached the challenge in general: The green segments are all triples and doubles. There are no single segments that are green colored, and they are as follows:
So, if you want to checkout 20 using only green segments, then your last dart must be in either the D1, D4, D5, D6, or D9, and your other two darts my total to the remaining value, like:
It gets more complex with higher out targets, but not unreasonably so since you only have three darts to work with. Here is the break down for 55:
Note that your easiest route to the Medium challenge is one triple and one double. To me, the easies seems to be T11, D11 since that keeps you in the same wedge.
And for 105:
With the Hard Challenge, you must use all three darts (there simply are no two-dart combinations that total 105) and at a minimum it requires hitting one triple and two doubles, but you can go the harder route of two triples and one double if that seems more fun to you. I think I will go for T15, D15, D15 since that way I get to keep all my darts in the same wedge :)
So there you have it.