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Re: Peter Jones Interest Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:15 pm
by Ace Man
How come Peeter James gets hob nobs! :evil:

Congratters on the victory at the ockey :D

Re: Peter Jones Interest Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:22 pm
by Peter Jones
I'd taken up regular darts practice at Christmas but had very rarely practiced 501, and never worked out my average, so I played some games against myself before going to Bognor. My best was a 13-darter - 81,140,180,50 (20,5,25), Bullseye. That's very unusual though. I had the same problems I have with putting, in that my hands shake as soon as I'm playing a match. But that was only in a practice match beforehand - nerves settled down a bit for the competition.

I did get to Worthing - but only late on Sunday afternoon, as I delayed to a later train, after I'd got my ticket. I was expecting it to have the obstacles: it's not very noticeable from the promenade, but I had a walk around it in the rain. It's like a cross between Hastings Mini -with all the little undulations - and Stratford-upon-Avon. I'll be back at Bognor in March at least. I went to Littlehampton on Monday, before my homeward journey. There's a Davey Jones Sports that has a big darts selection. It's a funny coincidence for me as the only shop in Rhyl that has one is Davey Jones Locker.

There might be Tuesday night competitions at the Bognor Regis Arnold Palmer course, next year. I only spoke to the man in the hut briefly, as it was busy on the Saturday and I had my darts tournament in the afternoon, and it wasn't open on Monday as the weather was so bad. There's a big issue there with proposed redevelopment of the promenade but I wouldn't have thought it would affect the course. He admitted Rhyl was a bit far for me to travel every Tuesday for a match.

Re: Peter Jones Interest Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:58 pm
by squirerichard
Peter Jones wrote: There might be Tuesday night competitions at the Bognor Regis Arnold Palmer course, next year.


I'm moving to Bognor.

Re: Peter Jones Interest Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:05 pm
by Peter Jones
squirerichard wrote:
Peter Jones wrote: There might be Tuesday night competitions at the Bognor Regis Arnold Palmer course, next year.


I'm moving to Bognor.



I'd struggle to adapt to life in Bognor as my Polish is shocking. The owner just hands the course over to the Round Table for the charity tournaments, but he'd tried the weekly competitions before, so they'll need a bigger field when they return next year. Hole 18 - The equivalent of Hastings hole 16 - is much harder than it normally is, as it turns so much. I think only Ted McIvor aced all six rounds in the World Crazies, but I'd have thought more people should get it as I was disappointed at the one I missed. I'm assuming the rule at Bognor is that you have to play the ball from the little spot of carpet it has for the tee.

Re: Peter Jones Interest Thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:19 pm
by Ant
Peter Jones wrote:I did get to Worthing - but only late on Sunday afternoon, as I delayed to a later train, after I'd got my ticket. I was expecting it to have the obstacles: it's not very noticeable from the promenade, but I had a walk around it in the rain. It's like a cross between Hastings Mini -with all the little undulations - and Stratford-upon-Avon.


I must have only just missed you I reckon. It was still raining when a group finished about 3ish so, in the gathering gloom, I called it a day.

Yeah, it all packs away (windmill, loop etc) so once we're closed, its quite discreet and not very noticeable

I'm glad you've called it a cross between Hastings Mini and Stratford as that was the sort of 'look' we wanted and were allowed (through Planning) to have.

Come back next spring on a nice sunday and we'll have a round...