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Friday, 7 September 2018

Honesty is the best policy: Do the right thing!

Hi Guys

I was invited to an open on Friday 31st August which was on the Sunday the 2nd September.

I am and was thoroughly under practiced and so I deliberated for ages and decide to go literally at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.

I arrived not expecting alot as it was the first time the venue had run a darts event however they had done themselves proud.  It was a great setup, multiple boards, ring lights and a finals stage with raised oche and everything.

This setup wouldn't have looked out of place at a Pro event.

I had been fooling around with my setup when i have practiced and after a few throws realised the darts weren't flying great for me but only had kites and not standards.

Anyway i practiced for abit and got my eye in and in the draw i was entered into a Prelim for round 1.

The format was 1 leg of 501 until quarter, them it went to best of 3 and then 5 with a winners prize of £100.

I drew a guy Ron, and no disrespect he wasn't very good. I stormed away hitting 60's a 95 and a 100 and checked out 14 on D7 whilst leaving him on 283 - job done!

In the first round i drew a lad called Jack.

we were pretty even until he hit a low score and i left 109.

I go t17, t18, d2

Celebrate and shake opponents hand.

Then............ .............................. I go to collect my darts and I realise that i'd only hit s17 and not t17.

No one had noticed. it looked in given the angle and light.

I had a choice. Cheat and progress or admit fault.

I chose to admit as winning by cheating isn't winning and not my style.

I asked for a re-start and i admit i was 'gone'. Elation at nailing a 109 was replaced by internal anger.

We re-started , he missed a 100 out and i was left with 32.

I Missed d16 by the narrowest of margins hit 7, ended up on d1 and missed 9 match darts at D1 to snatch a loss from the jaws of victory.

I shook the lads hand and though i was furious and had lost i knew i had done the right thing.

Looking at the draw and what transpired I could have made the final as Jack reached the Semi's however it would have been a hollow progression.

So many nowadays cheat in sports to succeed and that's their choice (and i have been on the receiving end)  however integrity and sportsmanship to me is what darts was all about and needs to remain so

Luke



Saturday, 1 September 2018

1/9/18: 180!

180 with 25g Jocky Wilson copies


Friday, 3 August 2018

2/8/18:180 with datadart orion 22g


Hi guys

180 with 22g datadart Orions.

These are very similar to the Unicorn Terry Jenkins

This was throw 7-8-9 of having these

Luke

Saturday, 16 June 2018

16/08/2018: My current setup


Hi guys

This is my current setup as I try and fix my throw.

12g brass
Nylon short
Co Stompe kites


Friday, 15 June 2018

15/6/18: more 180s with 12g brass

Hi guys

Just can't stop scoring 180s with these things

Seriously  I have used every setup with these over the last 3 years and everytime they deliver!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Congratulations To Paul Nicholson on his semi-Final appearance at the PDC Gibraltar Darts Trophy 2018


Hi Guys

I just wanted to give a shout out to 'The Asset' Paul Nicholson for his run in the 2018 PDC Gibraltar Trophy which lead to the the Semi-Final. His first semi-final appearance in a PDC event since the 2014 PDC World Cup of Darts



Paul who re-won his tour card this year often gets maligned for his early PDC days when his 'bad guy' persona backfired,  however having met Paul at exhibitions he is a great bloke and when he is 'on' he has a cracking game to him.

Its a shame that Paul wasn't able to capitalize on his early PDC success of reaching the PDC World Championship Quarter final in 2009 and winning the PDC Players Championship Final in 2010.

Still on 39, i hope 'The Asset' can build on this and climb the rankings as he has a tremendous amount to offer the game!

check out his website at:

http://paulnicholson.tv/

Luke