Dart league 2009 - Yachtie Sailing
With a small but effective boat we edged out 2&6 with 12:10!!!
The single games were all even but again we had problems with our
double-games but at least Tang & CIA won theirs so it came down
to the Mickey-Mouse decider. I guess it is alway nice to sing our
song at Harley's but maybe that "pissed off" Rambo and served
us a lousy shooter (i believe it was Apelkorn and Gin). We all had
this horrible after taste for next two hours!!
YOW goes to Randy, just simply because on Wednesday he left for Pattaya
in Thailand to attend a Chess-tournement. I don't know how does the
combination Pattaya + Chess can go together...but i guess we will
here from him next Tuesday!!!
Speaking of next Tuesday, we are playing against Icy's team (Drunk
Durts) at their place called "Season Bar", 685 Dingxi Lu
(it's not to far away from the Green Dragon, just to give you an idea
in which part of the town this Bar is located). Please kindly confirm
and in enjoy your Monday!
As expected/predicted, it was a fast game the verdict was out at around
10 pm.......5 : 17 loss to The Power (still undefeated) and bring
us down to
the 8th place in the standing!!!! There is not much more to say and
this week i give the YOW to Tang, Mr. Consistency! For the past few
weeks he is
drawing some solid darts and opening the games for us!!!!!!
But that didn't bring us down to have a good Wonkey Donkey (Randy
collected the "Taxi-money"!!!!
Well, i guess i will see you all next Tuesday at Harley's Bar where
we will battle with 2&6!!!
Please confirm and enjoy your weekend
Last Tuesday's night game against the Green Dragon Pumas just showed
how important it is to check out as fast as possible. Allthough the
singles games were an even affair (yachties were leaging 7:6, though
we could have won a couple more), the doubles were a different story
with no wins at all (again plenty chances to win all three as well!!!).
Mickey Mouse was more or less the same (not taking chances) so at
a loss 15 : 7. But we also had highlights when Diva won both of her
single-games (well done) that gave her the YOW! Tang + Diva could
made it "www" but had bad luck in their double-game!!
The next few weeks will be though, for once the next five games we
play on the road and the next two teams are the Vampire (No !) and
The Power (no 2). Next Tuesday against Vampire at their place, Garden
Bar (191 Wulumuqi BeiLu / corner of Yuyuan Lu; tel 6248 6487).
Please confirm and see you all next Tuesday!!
SIYC -v- Panda at Big Bamboo
Last Tuesday's game was at home against the Pandas (team of the newly
"crowned" President of the Darts League, Andy).....Anyway
for a change,
i would like to start with this week's Yachty of the week (YOW) that
goes to our good friend from Pudong, Joe!! I guess it has been a while
since he has picked up his darts, because he wanted to invent a new
technique without using the flights. But to his credit, at least he
managed one dart to hit the 2 during the opening team game, that actualy
set up a 32 and closed by Tang. Secondly, during his single game we
had to find out, he is blind......!!! He left himself with a double
17 finish but instead of going forward to check or to listen to Randy
who was "coaching" him, he thgouht
it was a good idea to ignore to go for the double....no harm done...we
just expect him back next week with a pair of glasses and new flights!!!!!
Enough of this and back to the report...as already mentioned we won
the opening team game and followed up with 4 single wins in the first
But somehowe in the second round our minds were somewhere else (my
guess was.......beer!!!!!) and only managed one win.
That's when El Capitano and Lieutenant Randy had a "serious brain-storming"
and figure out the right pairs for the double-round. Well it almost
worked, we won two that was good enough to secure the win before the
Mickey Mouse. Without pressure we came to our third MM win,
resuling in a 15 : 7 win.
Like to mention that Tang had a 94 close out and David a 92 respectively........not
to mention the "www" by Randy!!! But as you know not good
enough for YOW!!!!
Next Tuesday we play at home again against the Greendragon-Pumas.
Please kindly confirm.
See you and cheers
Captain & lieutenant
SIYC 15 - Panda 7
Mix -v- SIYC at Green dragon
Tuesday was the battle against arch nemesis The Mix. Although it has
been years since we beat them, they must have been impressed by our
recent wins and expecting some damage.
Why else would they show up With Doctor on No. 7?
Tang won the Hong Xin and started with a double and the third team
game victory was ours after Randy closed the Lady’s double X1.
Followed up with Single wins of David, Randy and El Capitano Pedro
- welcome back!
We where 4 – 3 up after the first round of singles.
the Mix got out their secret weapon and instead of With Doctor lined
up The Witch Doctor. Tang was the only one not impressed by his Voodoo
but all other singles where lost. Where is our own Black Magic when
we need him? It would have been nice to have LAURENT VICTOR NGAPULAKWEKA
MPWATO MALINDI KILINDO on the score sheet again, but alas –
we whish him well.
The last question is – who would be Yachtie of the week?
It looked like everybody was contesting for this title: Jonas showed
up with a silly hat, Mark stayed late this time - he fed the baby
twice before leaving home, Bob The Deck Swab made a no show after
signing up and confirming only last night – he claimed to know
all the girls names and nature at Green Dragon, but might have forgotten
the address – he is now officially demoted to Barnacle Bob,
Pedro for being back, CIA for winning his first Yachtie points in
the double together with Randy who was wearing a tie or LW-Vida for
now officially stating to be Diva?
Actually – it was clear from the beginning that CIA won, because
of his shirt.
The Yachties won the Mickey in a close game. After Randy cemented
some extra points with three Bulls, El Capitano took the last double
and the mustard.
12 - SIYC 10
you all next week at home against Panda
Underhunds -v- SIYC at Oscar's Bar
El Capitano was still away the Shanghai Yachties took on The Underhunds
from Oscar’s Bar. They barked a lot but were quickly silenced.
Tang opened the team game with his first dart. Slowly the Underhands
crept back, but just before they could be starting to think to have
a change, David nicely closed it. Tang and Tim (again!) scored a beauty
WWW and Randy was on fire with 5 tons, but alas, the Lame Lieutenant
lost against a birdie (again!). She had an impressive 106 finish but
no excuses. The middle of the boat was drifting a bit allowing a split
of the points during the singles.
Bob the Deck Swab showed up rather late claiming to be busy changing
ports, but was able to hold up his own pants in his single. He also
scored a nice 96 finish after Tim did some heavy carrying. LW wanted
to change her name in Vida, but I guess Diva suits her better. She
earned Yachtie of the week for drinking three big buckets of Hoegaarden
and then lying to late arrival CIA about it that she was still having
The Mickey was looking as a lost cause, but it ain’t over before
the fat lady sings and so it was. After everybody scored a ton of
doubles, Lame Lieutenant Randy only needed tops for a 1 point difference
and so it happened.
6 - SIYC 16
SIYC -v- Da Hua at Big Bamboo
possibly the longest break in the Shanghai dart league history, which
stretched from way before X-mass until after the Yuan Xiao Jie it
was finally time to dust off the arrows and pull our boat out of the
mud and start sailing again.
we had to say goodbye to Nigel and Marlar and also the Germans had
quietly oufwiedersehen gesagt. We welcomed JC, Bob, CIA/FBI and the
beautifully LW and gave them the honorable titles of deck swaps and
then there where the groupies of course.
port the Big Bamboo was in
top shape and after clearing our table of opponents slowly the Yachties
started to make their way up the stairs for a reasonable 20:15 start.
It was most difficult for Cindy to find the place (again) and indeed
1 hour and a few calls later she made it to the other floor in order
to find no body. Our own Chinese blond has only been in the bar about
10 times so all is very understandable.
found the board easily. WWW.Tim.com and JC with two wins and the closure
of the team game where big contributors. LW's first Yachtie win was
sweet and Tang with 3x 140's and Randy's with and 1x 180 (although
losing against a girl) were on fire.
12 - Da Hua 10.
(we lost the Mickey, but lame lieutenant Randy didn't bother to write
was nice too. We all forgot the words except for Tang who remembered
most of them. And after shaking hands and Bamboo shot's (thanks JC)
it was time for a monster Wonkey Donkey. Tang won the whole thing,
including the Pat tee, and swiftly turned the winnings into more drinks.
Tang brings home the Pat tee
of the week goes to Tim for multiple reasons.... WWW, contributing
the Pat tee and leaving Randy at his own mercy on TongRenLu.
port of calling is Oscar's Bar.