Posts Tagged ‘Darts’

Practice sometimes doesn’t make perfect

Monday, March 9th, 2009

I got a stupid little cut on my “throwing thumb”  from opening up a box with a scissor.  Well it made me have to change my grip, SO SLIGHTLY.

Well it was enough to make my practice totally pathetic.  Couldn’t focus.  I hope it heals enough to throw tonight.  Because I am itching to get my doubles practice in before the season starts.  Thursday is package pickup and I might head to biddy’s to see what is up!

Kids are feeling a bit better, but oma isn’t coming over today because SHE is sick.


Happy Monday



Nice 9 Darter by James Wade

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

I really like James Wade, all business when he is up at the oche.  Here he is hititng a 9 darter in 2008

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Holy Crap, awesome finish

Friday, February 20th, 2009

New Record!!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Last night my wonderful son wouldn’t sleep. So at 2am i took the boy downstairs. After he fell asleep i couldn’t sleep so I went downstairs to practice Darts. Well I hit a new personal milestone!

You see when I practice one of the routines I do is see how many times my 3 darts score 60 or more. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Well last night i hit 11 in a row! AMAZING. I am very happy!

Happy thursday



Raymond Van Barnevald another 9 darter

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

I think this is his 2nd televised one. Awesome!

Monday night darts, gearing up for NEXT season

Monday, January 5th, 2009
Shooting in the basement

Shooting in the basement

Tonight is the last week of this dart season. We have no chance of playoffs, so it’s just for “fun”. I have been practicing for next season already, even though where to play is still up in the air.

Unfortunately and Fortunately this is the last game for the Big Triple Hunters. Scott is taking time off, and I think Ed Lewis has decide not to return, and I am not coming back.

It’s been a great team, just fell apart toward the end. But let’s look forward and not back. Can’t wait to see what happens with the darting career!

See you at Biddy’s around 530pm….. GAME ON

Tuesday Morning, and several Hot Totty’s later

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Last night was darts against my favorite opponents, the Dart Bags. I had no voice, but my favorite bartendar corey hooked me up with a great drink called the Hot Totty.

For those of you who don’t know what a Hot Totty is it’s

Tea (hot)

Add a shot of jamison

Put a lemon slice with some cloves, a bit of sugar, stir


Actually made me feel much better. Plus I drank guinness which for some reason I drink when i don’t feel good, because I saw a poster that says guinness is good for you 🙂

Anyway.  The games were fun, but I left early so I can rest a bit today, we have another game wednesday night.  I really enjoyed shooting last night, and enjoyed not getting that wasted, even though my darts suffered from being nervouse.  Something I will have to correct.



Today I have 3 meetings.  Which is good and bad.  After last night I know my decision about darts was totally correct.  I did have fun, but this team needs something to gain it’s spark. Anyway enough of me bitching.  GET TO WORK!

Monday Night darts, Tuesday morning HELL

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Well Last night we shot darts at home.  It was nice to be back at Biddy’s.  Thanks to Corey for being such a great bartendar.  Darts was rough. And I mean really rough.  We got killed 19-5.  Julio and company are a really stacked team.  But we had a lot of chances and didn’t pull through.

On a personal note I don’t know what to do with darts.  I really enjoy shooting, BUT I feel the team is a bit stagnant, and there is no general direction.  I only get out once a week.  And sometimes it gets very frustrating, and that just isn’t worth it!  I want to go out and have fun! and compete.  And lately the fun is fading.

I had a good time last night. But some days I rather wait until Friday night and shoot pickup darts.

Dart dilemma

Dart dilemma

I got home around 1245 in the morning.  And crashed on the couch.  baby Egg is still not sleeping well.  So night time is rough.

I woke up to POURING Rain.  and it was COLD.  I have to walk to the train station, so I knew I would be screwed.

I put on my raincoat, got my umbrella, and walked FAST to the train.  5 minutes later i am SOAKED.  COLD, and in pain!  This was probably the worst commute to date.  When I got on the train, my head was pounding, my knee got twisted up, and I was soaked.

I managed to fall asleep until some fat ass sat next to me.

Got to work and now everything is cooling down.  Going to be a rough weekend , we have to shut the power down in our building at work, so I get to miss Halloween.

Happy Freaking Tuesday!

It’s Monday again?

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Had a fun weekend.  Saturday went apple picking with the Bolands and the family  Here is a picture of the kids getting some pumpkins

owen and alayna

owen and alayna

Sunday we went to see the Sisson’s and do some pumpkin carving!  I don’t have pictures of the carved pumpkins, but they came out great!

Tonight is back to darts for Eric!!!!! going to George Keeley’s and playing the always fun Dartbags! If you are near Amsterdamn and 83rd come check us out!


Darts AGAIN. Rough Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Darts on Monday night was…. rough.  We shot at Molly Pitchers, close to Biddys (nice).  This team we played were a bunch of guys who we knew USED to be in the B division, but now are in A2.  I shot against their captain Richie a few times.  But we all went in with a positive attitude.

Scotty mixed up the lineup which I thought was good, but he excluded himself until Double Double which was puzzling to me.  Anyway here is my short recap, and here is a shot of tommy gun shooting.

Tommy at the Line

Tommy at the Line

Singles 501 – We were all eager to get going.  Ed started us off, and from the first dart thrown you know our opponents were not joking around.  I think the first game was a 24 darter.  Ed hung in there but was overmatched against his opponent. Ed’s shooting was really solid, and going down 3 games doesn’t reflect on his talent.  Going first is tough, and ed shot lights out.

Tommy went next with a similar caliber opponent.  Tommy got angry after losing game 1 and pulled a great out in game #2, but went down in #3.  Tommy guns darts are back, he will be a force on the team this season.

I went third, which is a different setup for me.  I won the first game with a nice Double Double out.  2nd game he stole it because I could not get out, third game I took from him with a lucky double 1

Christian went last, and again was a bit outmatched.  He had a little of the first night jitters (which we all had despite the endless beer).  Christians shooting is great, but I think he only one one game.  I was busy cheering him and drinking.

Cricket – Eric and christian.  We usually have very good chemistry when shooting.  We won the first game by pounding some points and running the board on them.  2 and 3rd game were losses due to them hammering points, and not letting us back in.

Tom and Ed – They are a solid ass team.  But lost all 3.  Wish i had more details but I was drunk at this point.

Double Double – Eric and Scotty – scotty and eric looked good, but we lost all 3.  Couldn’t get on the 2nd game which hurt.

Tom and Christian – They won one of their games against 2 very difficult opponents.  Tommy and Chrisitan are a good team.  Tom can rile christian up and tom fuels off his anger, which meant fun games to watch but just one victory.

All in all a great night.  Even though we lost 18-6 we came away knowing that we need to work to make it.  Good bunch of guys and no problems at all during the night.  Tonight we face off at Biddy’s.  See you there.  I will have a more detailed report next time, I was too preoccupied to pay good attention.  It wont happen again.

Shoot well