Tuesday, 27 March 2012

League Table & Fixtures - 26th March

Match Report
Round 6 is over and it's staying very close at the top of the table: only one point separating the top 4! Ben played Anne in the first match of the night, and with both struggling to check out in the third leg they were lucky not to still be playing after hours. Anne won that leg but Ben won 3-1. Craig played Sam next, and despite some impressive scoring (a good number of 80+ scores) the checkout woes continued and neither could better Ben's 6. However Craig did hit a solid 140 to win the prize for highest score of the night, and won the match 3-0.

Darren and Ram were next up and despite both players being well-matched in the scoring Darren's finishing let him down and Ram took the two points with a 3-0 victory in just over 10 minutes. James and Andy were the final two of the night and consistent performances from both of them showed why they are well-placed in the top half of the table. It was an even match and despite Andy taking an early 2-0 lead James came back to level it and finish with a draw. Andy hit the night's highest checkout, a 55.

Thanks to Sam for laying the food on. Well done everybody and I'll see you all again next Monday.

RIP Jocky
80's darts legend Jocky Wilson sadly died on Saturday night, just two days after his 62nd birthday. Always entertaining to watch, he was one of the true characters of the game.

Next Week
Round 7 matches coming up on Monday 2nd April to complete the first half of the season.
Anne v James
Darren v Craig
Ram v Ben
Sam v Andy

Easter Monday
There will be no league matches on the following week, Monday 9th April, because it is Easter. There will be a competition on the night. I'm thinking about having a pairs knockout for a change - let me know what you all think.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

League Table & Fixtures - 19th March

Match Report
Last night was round 5 of 14 and the table is settling down. No upsets in the matches as James beat Ben 3-1, Craig drew against league leader Andy, Darren won against Anne and Ram took the honours in his match with Sam.

Darren won the highest checkout with a 51 and it looked like Andy and Craig were going to be sharing the highest score with 134 until Sam hit a stunning 165 (treble-19, treble-17 and another treble-19). I did see Ram score a 180 but it was unfortunately only a practice throw. And finally, entering the Hall of Shame is Darren who managed to score 1 with three darts in one of his legs.
Next Week
Ben v Anne
Craig v Sam
Darren v Ram
James v Andy

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Open Knockout - 12th March

Match Report
Not a bad turnout for a Monday night - eleven players including four who are not league regulars. To keep the duration of the legs down they were played from 301, best of three. A few players - I won't name names but you know who you are - had double trouble but there were also some steady performances. The winner was James who pocketed a handy £15, with Andy as runner up taking home £7.50.

Knockout - full results
As always a big thank you to everyone who took part and thanks again to Sam for keeping the players fueled on sausage & chips.

Next Week
Back to the league next week.

  • Andy v Craig
  • Anne v Darren
  • Ben v James
  • Sam v Ram

Next Knockout
The next knockout will be in four weeks time on Easter Monday 9th April. More about this nearer the date.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

League Table & Fixtures - 5th March

Match Report
Four rounds played now and it's going well. Craig and James opened the night's action. Some good ton-plus scores from Craig gave him the edge and he was unlucky not to check out one leg with 150: he hit his two treble 20's and landed his third dart just outside the wire of the double 15. Fueled by sausage and chip butties we resumed with Darren playing Ben in a mid-table clash. Despite some erratic throws in the middle of the match (several single-figure scores including two 3's by Ben) it was close and finished in a deserved draw with Ben winning the highest checkout with a one dart double-Top. The ladies were up next as Sam met Anne for the first time in the league. Anne was as entertaining as ever but Sam, running on Red Bull, proved the steadier hand and won her first match. Last up were Ram and Andy. In a well-contested match Ram had the edge in scoring with several scores of a ton or more including the night's highest of 137. Accurate checking out sealed the victory for Ram. Well played everybody!
Next Week
Next week will be a knockout competition. £2.50 to enter, open to everybody (not just league players).