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This is a fun team to be around. Everybody on it is a good egg, and of course with Moose on their team, it’s hard not to have a great time.
It was a shame that two of their players had to leave before the match was over, but we muddled through by letting them grab a spectator–who’s a good dart player not currently on a team–and then throw lefty for the other missing player.
And what a great spread! An enormous platter of wings, potato skins, chicken fingers and onion rings heaped on about five pounds of french fries. And the bartender looked like Anna Kournikova even before I started drinking.
A lot of fun!
Final score: a 10-3 win.
The sharp-eyed reader will notice that the stats haven’t been updated this week. They won’t, until the season is over in two weeks. The standings here show the changes to our record and Casey’s, but not the other teams.
Next up, the biggest match of the year, against our rivals for first place, Office Cafe I. I’d be happy with a 7-6 win, just to keep them from gaining ground on us.
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.)