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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Darts – A fitting final game for the 2008 season.

Greetings Bad Boys. The Final line up for 2008 comprised of Bad Boy regulars Pete and Malc along with a guest appearance of next seasons new boy John Nutting.

I am sure (as the rest of us already have) that John will gain plenty of Bad Boy monicas over the coming year, have you noticed how we all seem to have several names now? I’ll start early and call him Stan the man for tonight (yes there is a story behind that but I will leave John to explain that one to you)!

I chose to break some rules for one night only and dispense with the flipometers. I decided to pitch Malc and myself (representing both ends of the current chart %’s against Stan (knowing he probably would be quite handy on the arrows) hoping that might give us a decently matched game.

Well, I have to report that Johnny boy looks like he will be an excellent addition to the Bad Boys league next year. I suspect some of his nicknames gifted from other players might begin with B, F and C. It has to be said he was chucking arrows that would frighten any of us.

Fortunately JN’s poor old arm wasn’t used two a couple of hours of solid punishment (say ahhhh.... everybody) and Malc and I (being seasoned, trained professionals) eventually got the upper hand! Mind you it was a hell of a fight...

The final score line was: J 13 / 2456 PM.

Notable Events:

I think I have this about right: Both Stan, Pete and Malc had double semis in a turn. I also managed a bull-semi and think john may have as well.

The man from Oxon put a dart in the wall! (Hah, and you thought I forgot about that eh Malc?)

Malc , although never bagging a bull was shit hot on the semis, not to mention plenty of treble fifteen action.

Bull Wars: Stan 4, Peter 2. (Cough, not a bad first showing John).

Chart changes: None, had John’s score been eligible (which we agreed before the game it wasn’t) it would have been 33.3%. Malc’s % rose by 3.7% to 33.9%. Peter’s score remained static at 66.29%.

Well that is it for official scoring for 2008. I will try and get a year round up posted before the first match of next year (6th Jan 2009). If any of you have any observations you would like included, then give me a shout.

Game On!

Peds X

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Darts – Twas the night before Christmas

Well almost, there were certainly creatures stirring in the bad boy hut, namely Peter, Dave, Cass and Steve.

At eight of the clock the four of us flipped the golden doubloons of the dart hut only to find they were all red. After a bit more flipping we were set with an excellent pairing; Pete and Steve ‘V’ Dave and Cass.

As potentially the last game of the year there was quite a lot riding on this evening’s game, certainly the fate of Ian and Dave’s close positions (mere hundredths of a % point apart) would be decided.

The first and second game went to Steve and Pete, the third and fourth to Dave and Casablanca Mike, at this stage it was looking like the expected draw or near draw for the evening, however that wasn’t what happened. Pete and Steve bagged the next four games gaining a 6 – 2 victory. The final score line being:

PS 125678 / DCM 24.

Now I can’t let that result go without some proper explanation. There were several games that Mike and Dave could have won and maybe should have won! They had one big problem; Steve and I were incendiary, truly on fire!

There were a couple of games where DCM were a hundred plus ahead but somehow Steve and I managed to catch up and steal those games. We were belting trebles and bulls in all over the place. Under normal circumstance I reckon a small win would have been more appropriate.

Notable Events:

Plenty of good darts from both sides’ double doubles and shanghais etc.

Pedro’s treble action, a bizarre amount of trebles were thrown, often on the first dart killing the oppositions lead on a number. Seriously it was quite frightening, as Colin used to say several months ago ‘How can you play against that?”

Double semis from Dave.

Double bulls from Steve!

One game had a hundred plus lead destroyed and the game lost by literally boat loads of fourteens being scored by the opposition.

Bull Wars: Peter 6, Cass 3, Steve 2.

Chart Changes:

Ian returns to third place as Dave drops to fourth. Steve opens the gap between himself and Doddy.

This may be the final position for the year. Ian and I are currently the only bad boys scheduled to play on the 30th December. As I have said previously if only two players attend a fixture this will not count towards league results. However both Steve and Dave have said they have an interest in attending the final fixture of the year! So we will see if this transpires, I know it is a busy time. Needless to say if any other Bad Boys fancy a mid-xmas break at the darts hut then just shout, you will be most welcome.

In any event I will attempt a short round up of the 2008 season before the first game of 2009 kicks of on the 6th of January!

Game On

Peter x

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Darts - Jelly Arm Stiffens Up!

We are almost there, the end of the 2008 season and as I had been predicting there were still things to play for and there still might be further changes after tonight’s revelations, which are:

‘Twas a cold, dark, wet night and nothing was a stirring in the fiefdom of Nelly except the BAD BOYS!

Unfortunately Doddy had to drop out for the evening but we still had players a plenty with Pete, Ian, Dave, JA and Casablanca Mike all ready to hurl arrows by the stroke of eight. The flipometers pitched Ian and CM ‘V’ Pete, Dave and Mike-D. A decent draw I reckon, and then battle commenced.

The games were a mixed bag, a couple with a reasonable score difference, some quite close and some excruciatingly close, particularly the last one (take a look at the blackboard picture!)

The final score line was PDM 14567 / 23 CMI

As you can see, PDM took first blood and then lost out until around the half way mark when things started going their way again. It has to be said that game seven was a real frightener that could have gone either way; in fact CM and Ian were making all the headway. I reckon that if they had got game seven then they would have rightly asked for an eighth and probably have forced a draw; they were in ascendance at the end of the evening.

Jelly Arm Davies was definitely MOTM, he played very well and once again raised his game above performance for the earlier part of the year. JA is definitely going to be a greater threat to all in 2009 than 2008!

Notable Events:

Nothing outrageous, but there were some great darts played by both teams including at least a couple of double semis and a shang-hai (Ian I believe).

Bull Wars: A top result, all players had a bull, the final tally was: CM 2, Ian 2, Dave 2, Mike-D 1, Peter 1.

Chart Changes: There are two changes this week. Firstly Mike-D (JA) has sneaked ahead of Colin’s final %. Dave has managed a near end of season boost to pull slightly ahead of Ian by a microscopic 0.17%!

This brings me on nicely to the end of the year. There are potentially two fixtures left, currently:

23rd December Peter, Dave, Steve and CM

30th December Peter and Ian.

The 23rd is valid as long as nobody drops out, and anyone else who can play is welcome. The 30th currently only has two players, if others would like to play then it will count towards the years total, if not as it is only two players it will be marked as a friendly only and not contribute to the year totals.

Please let me know if you are not already booked and able to attend any of these final 2008 fixtures.

Game On!

Pete x

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Darts – Old MacDonald had a treble E-I-E-I-O!

Greetings Bad Boy Players and fellow Netizens.

It isn’t often that I get to say this but last night wasn’t a game of two halves. Well I suppose you could argue that it was a game of two exceptionally similar halves, so much so that it looked more like a whole...

It’s a difficult one to report this, without it sounding a bit gloaty, so I might as well cut the crap and go with full on gloating.

The four ‘badduns’ playing were Pedro, Papa, Teddy and Casablanca Mike. The flipometers had a few flips and the result was Pedro and CM ‘v’ Ian and Papa.

We managed eight games and they were all won by Casablanca Mike and Pedro, which of course means the final score line for the evening was PCM 12345678 / W IP.

Game four was exceptionally close, a very nail biting affair, with both teams on bulls and still trading the score lead on numbers and bulls. In the end it came down to a win for whichever team managed a semi first. The rest it has to be said were not so close.

Notable Events:

Ian congratulated Papa on having a little spurt,

Papa also scored a ton on 20’s

Ian, having complained about not hitting semi’s lately managed to get two in one turn, twice in the same evening!

Peter and CM were scoring trebles like their lives depended on it; seriously I haven’t seen a bad boy’s evening so far where soooooo many trebles were scored. ‘With a treble treble here and a treble treble there, here a treble, there a treble, everywhere a treble treble, old MacDonald had a treble e-i-e-i-o. If Colin was still playing he would probably have topped himself on the spot!

I am awarding MOTM to Pete and CM for getting an unbelievable number of trebles, and being pretty damn good all round.

Bull Wars: Ian 1, Pedro 1, CM 1.

Chart Changes:

Both Ian and Papa take a big hit this week. Papa’s % drops about 2% which means he swaps places with Doddy who moves up to sixth place. The differential between CM and Ian has increased to just over 5%, but possibly more worrying for Ian is his arch rival Dave is now only a tad over 1% below him!

Things could still be hot over the last couple of weeks of this season with Ian, Dave, CM due to play two of them and Papa, Doddy and Mike -D also making an appearance...

Game On!

Peter x

Sunday, 7 December 2008

January Dates


Please provide me with the dates that you would like to play in January 2009 and I will do my best to accommodate you.


Peter x

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Darts – Papa Was a Rolling Stone.

It was an evening of two parts, now that isn’t the first time you have heard me say that about a Bad Boys Darts night. But hell, I am only talking about folks arriving! For arguments sake let’s divide folks in to two groups, those that arrived on time and those that didn’t!

It was cold, it was chilly but at ten to eight we saw Papa’s willy. Not strictly true, but I certainly saw Papa ascending to the hut despite not being 100% from last week’s man-flu.

Next up was Dave at about eight to eight. Dave never mentioned it all evening but I reckon from the way he was sniffing he had a dose of man-flu coming on. Mind you, I suspect any germs he is carrying are in for a shock, nay; annihilation on Thursday morning when they are forced on to a booze cruise with several very bad boys heading for France.

Rear Gunner Rushton was next to bound up the steps in his usual jaunty five to eight fashion. So there we were, four ‘badduns’ waiting to get started, we all quickly dispatched our double eleven’s, but where were the others?

Doddy ‘surfaced’ at about five past eight, full of bon vivre and an enlightening ‘Sorry I’m late lads, I needed a shit!’

We decided not to wait for Casablanca and started flipping; much flipping later we had teams of Ian, Dave and Papa ‘V’ Peter and Doddy, with the proviso that should CM arrive he would join P&D.

Well a further five minutes passed and Casablanca Mike finally deigned to arrive! Ten past eight without so much as a comment on his bowel movements!

Anyway, once we finally had all the bad boys gathered together we got stuck in to the games, top games they were to, although unlike the majority of evenings none were close calls.

PDCM took the first three games, only the first of these was seriously contested, then DPI walked the fourth, lost the fifth but caned us in the sixth, PDCM managed to round off the evening with the seventh making the final score line PDCM 12357 / 46 DPI.

All the games were pretty well decisive and in fact both teams struggled in at least one game to avoid getting a white wash on the score front.

Notable Events: Papa Was a Rolling Stone! KF managed a couple of unusual moves for the evening, number one he managed to get Doddy in the back of the leg with the now famous ‘Papa Rebound’. This is only the second time he has managed to hit the opposing team. Secondly and we think a bad boy’s first.....

Papa had two scoring darts (both in the 19) and with his third dart he managed knock out the two scorers, leaving sweet F A to chalk up!

Papa also managed a T19 + T17 in one outing as well, he was more pleased with that.

There were multiple double semi turns and (I think) a bull semi.

Doddy had a 2 x T16 turn

CM had a T17 + 2 x D19 turn, stunning darts, those along with generally being on form for the evening gained him LMOTM that is of course LATE MAN OF THE MATCH!

CM also scored 100 points on 20’s during the early turns of one game.

There were plenty of trebles flying around on both sides.

I am sure I have forgotten some other stuff but say lavvy!

Bull Wars: Peter 2, CM 2, Dave 1.

Chart Changes: None! There is still potential for Ian and CM to change again before the end of the year, however the closest current grouping is Steve, Papa and Doddy; all within a gnat’s cock of each other.

Game On!

Peter x