It was also my wife Rebecca's first league game of any type! (In fact she has only been playing darts a few weeks, for which she has put in a ton of practice time!)
I ended up with a fairly satisfying record on the night of 2 wins and 1 loss, taking a win in doubles 501 (along with my wife who was my partner) a win in singles 501 and then finally getting beaten in doubles cricket (I was the weaker partner in that too).
The funny thing with the wins though, was that I actually shot fairly poorly but simply managed to hit the doubles for the outs. This I think I can give credit to Flight School for, so for sure check it out from the links at the top of the page!
Overall, not a bad first night. So, of course what I do the next day is quit the team. No, don't worry, I am not quitting darts. Far from it in fact. It just wasn't the team for us. A fun and great bunch of friends, but staying would have killed darts for me.
Not to despair, they will survive without my wife and I quite ably, and so we are off to a new team (and league) on Tuesday nights and will also be starting up in a Thursday league which will be interesting as that is a work night, so maybe a bit of an experiment into completely sober darts.
I am still so new to all of this, but very much still learning. I feel that a new plateau is just around the corner, but that I need to let it come. I think I can, and I think I can have a good time getting there.
If there is darts in your area I recommend checking it out for sure! If you are in or around Toronto like I am, one place you might want to check out is torontodarts.com which has a listing of leagues you can join.
In fact I think once I post this I'll give them a perma-link at the top of the page.
See you all next time! Happy darting!!