Had a happy reunion with one of my dart mentors last night, Mike “Petro” Petrocelli. As former President of the Seoul International Dart league he really helped make darts in Itaewon what it is today. It was great to see him again, even if it was only for a one night stand. He brought along a pretty good dart game as well, which was to be expected.
We were all happy to welcome Dave New back to Dolce Vita as well. He’ll be here for the next three weeks or so and we are looking forward to as many nights of darts and beer as can be managed.
Speaking of which, Petro bought a keg for all the darters who turned out to get reacquainted. And naturally, a blind draw doubles tournament broke out. Had some interesting pairs drawn. Alastair and Sammy, two excellent darters from the UK; two more outstanding players in Tom Randolph and Petro; and Dave New had me to carry.
We had some great games, but in the end Dave and I made it through the winners bracket. Tom and Petro had a hard fought match with Alastair and Sammy for the right to play us for the championship. And the boys from the mother country prevailed.
In the end it came down to a classic well played game of cricket with strategic pointing in a seesaw battle that ulitmately resulted in a win for Dave and me. Damn, it was like old times, meaning fun times at the oche.
Next up, The Duke and lovely Ji Young are coming to town. It’s shaping up to be a hot August!
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