If I had maybe hoped for a bit more of a response to the contest to win a set of target darts, I was pleased that it did pick up right at the end, and the response I got from the winner Jim McKay made it all feel worthwhile.
Wow! I can't believe I actually won something!
Sure I loved the idea of winning a set of Target darts, but I was also touched by the reason you created the contest- You're wife Rebecca's music. I hope that she has a few more fans of her music now that share the same passion for throwing darts as you both do. You're lucky you have a partner in darts right in your house- my wife just thinks i'm crazy for spending so much time throwing and bringing my darts wherever we go (just in case).
I have been following your blog posts and also really appreciate the tools both you and George have shared with the Flight School lessons. Although I think you might be a little further developed than me, we are on a similar path as I'm just a few years new to this great game and striving to get better. Perhaps we will meet one day at the oche (while climbing the mountain from the fish pond or something like that lol).
Announcement: The New Free Contest Just Got Bigger, Better and Easier to Win.
Oh and of course you may have noticed that there is a new contest where I'm giving out prizes for every one thousand subscribers. Well I was talking to Erik McVay who runs the Team SEWA darts forum and he is very generously giving the contest a very nice boost.
- At 100 email subscribers to this blog Erik and Team SEWA will give away three sets of the Team SEWA flights.
- At 250 email subscriptions to this blog Erik and team SEWA will give away a set of the extremely well designed Team SEWA darts.
(UPDATE: The FitFlights are now being sponsored by Toronto Darts and Games)
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Here it is...
Some Darts Talk or Have I Just Gone Contest Crazy?The hand carved antique (Circa 1907) Carousel on Toronto island. About thirty of these are left in the world. Beautiful and ghostly and still just plain fun..
Now of course there is playing, and there is playing and I am maybe wondering when the summer league will start. As I mentioned before, it is all levels so maybe I cant expect the best for my ego, but can expect to learn a lot and to challenge my limits. Who knows, I might also win a game or two that people aren't expecting me to!
Now of course you may wonder if there has been anything I have been doing to prepare, and the answer is that I have done nothing specifically geared towards the summer season, but I am always trying to work toward as being as good as I can on the Oche. To this regards I have done two major things that have been showing great results.
- I have been refocused on getting my practice in and earning the right to feel like I have put the time in and to feel the confidence of knowing I can get the job done when I walk up to the oche.
- I have gotten a lot better in my internal voice with truly forgiving myself for mistakes and letting them go. You know what is a funny thing about forgiving yourself for a mistake? You don't make the next mistake. Your mind is free to focus on getting the job done and the game won!
I also think there is a connection between your emotional state and your ability to focus in darts and I am currently working on a new article the addresses this as well as other issues surrounding focus and concentration in darts. That is still in the works, but I hope it is a useful resource or at least provokes some thoughts once i put it out there.
Not sure when, but I'd say days rather than hours but i may surprise you... (for good or bad).
Oh, and if maybe you were thinking that I spent every single free moment obsessed with darts, that is not the case, and even for a darts maniac like me a break is in order here and there. Today my wife and i went out to Centerville Amusement Park on the Toronto Island. We were maybe the oldest people there going on the rides without kids, but well it is the place I proposed to Rebecca and a place that has had a fond place in my heart since my childhood.
In the meantime I am hoping that you will sign up for the email subscription and make yourself eligible for great prizes!!
As always, thank you for taking the time to read. It truly is appreciated! Getting to be time for darts practice..
-Dave 'The Abominable Throw Man' Sproull