Darts last night and I was paired with the same guy as last week. I had some pretty decent scores, and we won our match 2 – 1.
By the time of the Gallon team games, we were level at 6 points each.
Our guys did pretty well getting down to a finish when the other side got their winning double, so it was up to the ladies to even the score.
I was the third to throw in our team, and we started off with 51 and 100 scores before me. I scored 75 so we were storming ahead.
After that though, it was evenly matched, with only a few points in it as the opposition caught up with a rally of equally consecutive high scores.
We needed 3 when it was my turn to throw and I got the double first so it didn’t count.
For the next five minutes, both sides were all trying for ‘You know where it is’, that horrible double where you get no alternatives and no margin for error.
So near, and yet so far.
We lost overall 6 – 8, our first loss of the season.
Never mind. This was our ‘A’ team and I don’t think we disgraced ourselves.
Last night, no-one knew the venue for the blind pairs next week, so it’s unlikely anyone from our pub will enter. It seems that you are paired randomly with anyone in any other team.
The number sequence on a dartboard was designed by Brian Gamlin, a carpenter from Bury in Lancashire, in 1896. The idea was to develop the skill of hitting a high score rather than flukes and lucky shots (hence low numbers either side of the highest).
The left hand side of the board is recommended for beginners as there is more chance of a higher score. This is also referred to as The Married Man’s side, as it’s believed married men always play safe!
And one of particular interest to me:
There are 2,432,902,008,176,640,000 different possible arrangements of the 20 segments on a standard dartboard so it is perhaps a little surprising that Gamlin’s arrangement of the numbers is almost perfect.
Source, including score image, Patrick Chaplin
Makes my little ’26’ post pale into insignificance!