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This was the third week in a row that our team really pulled it all together. (Well, two-and-a-half weeks in a row, counting the second half of our match against The Office.)
Quite a few of the individual games were close, so the final score was more lopsided than it should have been. In fact, this match was the reverse of our match against Brennan’s earlier this season. In both cases, the winning team was up by at least 9-0 before the other came back to win a few. At the time, it didn’t seem like a big deal to lose the last two games, but who would have expected The Office to win their match over Casey’s 13-0? We went into last Tuesday’s match one game back of the lead, we won 11-2, and we still lost ground. Sometimes that happens.
Tony and his team played well, and are always a lot of fun to hang out with. And here’s a plug: Tony owns Bradford’s, which is the best bar/restaurant in Stamford outside of Tiernan’s. So if you’re on Bedford Street looking for a place to get a bite and a beer, head on in!
I should get a free appetizer for that, right?
Final score: an 11-2 win.
Next week we play Brennan’s II. They beat us 10-3 at their place and looked unbeatable. I don’t understand how they’re in 5th place, and I’m expecting a tough fight.
Almost halfway through the season, so it’s time to recap.
Week 1 – Bradford’s I
We got away with one here. You could tell that these guys were good dart players, but they hadn’t gotten their rhythm yet. You can see from the standings that they bounced back nicely. Glad we caught them the first week.
Final score: a 9-4 win.
Week 2 – Brennan’s II
We couldn’t do anything against them. Judging from their reactions (and the conversation I couldn’t help hearing on account of I was listening to every word) this was the best they’d played in a while. It was unbelievable. We were down 9-0 at one point, until Rook broke through with a win and it was time to celebrate.
Final score: a 10-3 loss.
Week 3 – Casey’s I
People who’ve read this blog for a while probably remember Moose from when he was on our side. (We like Moose.) He plays for Casey’s I now, and it looks like he’s a good fit there. Nice bunch of guys, and a lot of fun to play against. We went up 6-2 against them, and took the foot off the gas a little. But it was a good time.
Final score: a 7-6 win.
Week 4 – The Office Cafe I
Roller coaster. Down 3-0, then 5-2 before we started to click. But when we did, we really caught fire. For a few games, we played as well as we ever have as a team. Down 6-5 in the last game of cricket, Red hit a double bull with his final dart for the win–a game the other team would have surely won the next round. In 701, I shot over 40 ppd for the game–far and away the best I’ve ever done. It didn’t change the standings much, but it was a confidence booster.
Final score: a 7-6 win.
So there it is. A lot of darts, a lot of fun, and we’re at .500 so far. Nothing wrong with that.
(I don’t know why the left axis on the cricket graph above is not displaying the scores correctly. I’ll try to fix it.)