The air was thick and heavy with tension as these two fine teams stepped up to the plate to contest this most important of championships. Nick had been renamed Derek so as to be associable with Team D, meaning Colin and Grant adopted new nicknames too, of Ignatius and Indiana. Early pressure told as captains Ian and Dave played closest to bull and Team I pulled off an early victory. The match momentum was with Team D, however, as they took what many felt would be an unassailable 5 point lead after the first set. Overconfidence, however, bred a malaise as a hard work ethic and strong heads brought the tide back firmly in Team I’s favour. Tactics became dirty as chirping became the off-putting weapon of choice, and tactics were discussed in hushed tones as some of the middle sets got very close. Despite a good comeback in one set, Team D were no match for the outstanding and headstrong Team I though, and a comeback 10-7 victory was assured amid wild celebrations and nonplussed looks from the various observers around the clubhouse.

Man of the Match: Colin for finishing up the match with expertise.
Champagne Moment: A six dart combo from “Derek” and Dave to sneak a point when a loss looked most likely.
Pig’s Ear: Barry for trying to hide a dart and stopping us from playing. Also for his hat.