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Postby Skewball » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:24 pm

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Skewball wrote:My league records 15 dart legs now and its surprising how few, relatively speaking , (considering how many super league players we have in the league) and we play best of 5.

21 dart legs will win lots and lots of games in any pub league :)


If I clear a leg in 21 darts or less I have to go and have a lie down
Indeed, and 24 dart legs would mean holding your own in superleague no problem. 21 will get you winning more than you lose in super league and competitive in County below Prem . 18-21 darts consistently is good County standard but you need to be throwing in a few 15 dart legs here and there to be winning regularly at that level.
Less than 15 is a waste :) !!

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby andydeano15 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:41 am

Thanks all,

I think finishing needs to be my real focus for improvement going forwards - I am regularly on a finish after 15-18 darts and can take more than a handful of darts to get out from there, both with missed doubles and more often than I'd like missing the 'big number' after missing inside to leave an odd number.

I certainly need to learn, or practice some finishing routines as well. I'm getting lots better at the conventional routes on standard check outs however, like a lot of people I imagine the trouble comes when I miss the first target, I occasionally take longer than I'd like to re-adjust. I have put a white board up recently to try and help with this, scoring myself from 501/301, as playing the computer has it's uses but you only need your brain engaged once on a finish, rather than throughout the whole leg as it is subtracting the score for you.

Andy.

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Skewball » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:56 am

andydeano15 wrote:Thanks all,

I think finishing needs to be my real focus for improvement going forwards - I am regularly on a finish after 15-18 darts and can take more than a handful of darts to get out from there, both with missed doubles and more often than I'd like missing the 'big number' after missing inside to leave an odd number.

I certainly need to learn, or practice some finishing routines as well. I'm getting lots better at the conventional routes on standard check outs however, like a lot of people I imagine the trouble comes when I miss the first target, I occasionally take longer than I'd like to re-adjust. I have put a white board up recently to try and help with this, scoring myself from 501/301, as playing the computer has it's uses but you only need your brain engaged once on a finish, rather than throughout the whole leg as it is subtracting the score for you.

Andy.



Play an hour of 201 games against the computer. Your brain will hurt after that if your still learning the finishing combinations.

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Skewball » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:58 am

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andydeano15 wrote:Thanks all,

I think finishing needs to be my real focus for improvement going forwards - I am regularly on a finish after 15-18 darts and can take more than a handful of darts to get out from there, both with missed doubles and more often than I'd like missing the 'big number' after missing inside to leave an odd number.

I certainly need to learn, or practice some finishing routines as well. I'm getting lots better at the conventional routes on standard check outs however, like a lot of people I imagine the trouble comes when I miss the first target, I occasionally take longer than I'd like to re-adjust. I have put a white board up recently to try and help with this, scoring myself from 501/301, as playing the computer has it's uses but you only need your brain engaged once on a finish, rather than throughout the whole leg as it is subtracting the score for you.

Andy.



Play an hour of 201 games against the computer. Your brain will hurt after that if your still learning the finishing combinations.


oh , and play double-in 201 for two reasons 1/ it will give you even more practice at doubles and 2/ will mix up even more the possible check out combinations (assuming you go fir various doubles on the double-in)

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby andydeano15 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:34 am

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andydeano15 wrote:Thanks all,

I think finishing needs to be my real focus for improvement going forwards - I am regularly on a finish after 15-18 darts and can take more than a handful of darts to get out from there, both with missed doubles and more often than I'd like missing the 'big number' after missing inside to leave an odd number.

I certainly need to learn, or practice some finishing routines as well. I'm getting lots better at the conventional routes on standard check outs however, like a lot of people I imagine the trouble comes when I miss the first target, I occasionally take longer than I'd like to re-adjust. I have put a white board up recently to try and help with this, scoring myself from 501/301, as playing the computer has it's uses but you only need your brain engaged once on a finish, rather than throughout the whole leg as it is subtracting the score for you.

Andy.



Play an hour of 201 games against the computer. Your brain will hurt after that if your still learning the finishing combinations.


oh , and play double-in 201 for two reasons 1/ it will give you even more practice at doubles and 2/ will mix up even more the possible check out combinations (assuming you go fir various doubles on the double-in)


Thanks for that, I'd never considered 201 before. Had an hour last night and really enjoyed it. Played around 30 legs, and above all it was 30 attempts at a finish/different combinations. 501 against the computer doesn't provide that as you get less legs in during practice and don't always get a dart at double.

Andy.

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Skewball » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:36 am

andydeano15 wrote:
Skewball wrote:
Skewball wrote:
andydeano15 wrote:Thanks all,

I think finishing needs to be my real focus for improvement going forwards - I am regularly on a finish after 15-18 darts and can take more than a handful of darts to get out from there, both with missed doubles and more often than I'd like missing the 'big number' after missing inside to leave an odd number.

I certainly need to learn, or practice some finishing routines as well. I'm getting lots better at the conventional routes on standard check outs however, like a lot of people I imagine the trouble comes when I miss the first target, I occasionally take longer than I'd like to re-adjust. I have put a white board up recently to try and help with this, scoring myself from 501/301, as playing the computer has it's uses but you only need your brain engaged once on a finish, rather than throughout the whole leg as it is subtracting the score for you.

Andy.



Play an hour of 201 games against the computer. Your brain will hurt after that if your still learning the finishing combinations.


oh , and play double-in 201 for two reasons 1/ it will give you even more practice at doubles and 2/ will mix up even more the possible check out combinations (assuming you go fir various doubles on the double-in)


Thanks for that, I'd never considered 201 before. Had an hour last night and really enjoyed it. Played around 30 legs, and above all it was 30 attempts at a finish/different combinations. 501 against the computer doesn't provide that as you get less legs in during practice and don't always get a dart at double.

Andy.


spot on, its brutal but so so good for learning and practicing aiming around the board. Thats where the really top players are so good, wherever they aim on the board they are withing a mm or two of the target virtually every time. Stunning really the level of consistence accuracy they have.

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby phil davies » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:26 am

Back home in Cwmbran for the weekend and entered a tournament at my local yesterday 43 entries including some very good players.

Blind pairs first lost 2-0 both me and my partner played awful only noteworthy thing from the game was that Dai Randall (brother of Steve) was one of our opponents and he played awesome 140 with each scoring visit for him I think.

Won my first singles game 3-2 on double one :grin: . Was an awful game but finishing was good for me aside from th last leg. Next game played Andy Chappell who went on to win the whole thing. Lost 3-0 but very happy with how I played overall lots of 100’s and 81’s. Missed a dart for the bull for a 83 our first leg and then missed tips for 76 out in the second with Andy finishing his out once again left myself a finish in the last leg but Andy was awesome TBF. Considering I haven’t played a competitive game for about 3 months and am using new Andrew Gilding darts I only got last week very happy with how I played.

Andy beat Nick Kenny 4-1 in the semis and Dean Carvel 5-1 in the final which I marked was a very good game and great day overall also made me realise how much I miss playing competitive darts.
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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Maverick » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:41 pm

Just over halfway through the defence of the Immingham Singles League title I won last year , want to get my running average higher , problem is sometimes I go straight from work and don’t get the warm up I need. Not drink wise , playing wise. Always try get round the board in doubles and trebles from 10, then a few 101’s and 301’s , then finishes from 80-100 or as high as I can.

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Postby Lee Taylor » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:12 pm

Maverick wrote:Just over halfway through the defence of the Immingham Singles League title I won last year , want to get my running average higher , problem is sometimes I go straight from work and don’t get the warm up I need. Not drink wise , playing wise. Always try get round the board in doubles and trebles from 10, then a few 101’s and 301’s , then finishes from 80-100 or as high as I can.

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Some cracking stats there - well done Sir.

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Maverick » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:16 am

Thanks Lee, hoping to improve them a bit before the end. Really enjoying my darts at the moment, have played a few money in money out local K/O's and won the 5 I've entered, also won the Grimsby Open, again not a biggie but still chuffed with how its going.

What I like about this league is it's played in a really good spirit and the improvement in some of the players lower down from last year is sizable. Lyndon for example, last year was getting tonked by almost everyone, only managed a couple of draws and 1 maximum which he hit on the very last week, running average in the 40's, has added 10 points to his running average, hit 3 180's , done his best ever leg and won 4 games at just over the halfway mark. it's now at the point where anyone can take legs off the better players. I'm finding that quite a few seem to up their games when playing me, Keaney at the bottom, my first game against him was the 92.35 average and I still only got 5-1, second game I lost 2 legs to him and hit the 10 darter! It's a funny old game but we love it lol
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Postby Maverick » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:12 pm

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby BlueSpark » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:40 am

You look like the Paul Hogan of our leagues
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Postby nikkiboy » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:38 am

BlueSpark wrote:You look like the Paul Hogan of our leagues

If Paul Hogan were a foot shorter and two stone heavier ;)
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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Maverick » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:22 am

I wish i’d Won as much as Paul over the years
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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Maverick » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:23 am

nikkiboy wrote:
BlueSpark wrote:You look like the Paul Hogan of our leagues

If Paul Hogan were a foot shorter and two stone heavier ;)



Is he 6ft 8? Can’t argue the two stone bit lol
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Postby DavidOwen67 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:49 am

Maverick wrote:I go straight from work and don’t get the warm up I need. Not drink wise , playing wise.


Maverick admitting he drinks at work, there. :D

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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Maverick » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:53 pm

:DDD: nope , most I drink is a pint or a vodka , get that at the venue :grin:
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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby Maverick » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:15 am

Well finished the season, won it by 25 points, also took high checkout , most 180’s, high average and best leg, finished with a couple of poor sub 80 averages last night , so disappointed with that. But, on the whole fairly decent season.
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Re: Communal Darters Diary

Postby BlueSpark » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:04 am

Cleaned up then.
Well done.
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Postby nikkiboy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:12 am

Well done Tony
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