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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Sharp Shooters in action in Darts Premier League

The inaugural edition of Darts Premier League (DPL) was kickstarted on 5th June at CC & FC amid great fervour among the teams. The players appeared in colourful team jerseys with their names written behind. The playing teams were Sharp Shooters, Arrow Heads, Apollo Eagles, Warriors, Shining Stars, Magma Yoddha, Dartmeisters, Aauris Strikers and Eklavya.

For the uninitiated, here is the earlier, detailed post on DPL.

Photograph by Sukanta Pal

 Photograph by Sukanta Pal

The action moved to The Bengal Club on 7th June. As I walked into the hall on the first floor in the evening, the game was on in full swing at one part. The players were throwing the dart thrice each, then collecting them back from the board and stepping away for the opponent to throw. This was being repeated through the multiple games in a match. Four dart boards were busy as eight teams were engaged in intensive competition.

A Sharp Shooters player during a game

A Sharp Shooters' game in progress. Photograph by Sukanta Pal.

The Sharp Shooters vs Arrow Heads game in progress

The back side of the playing arena was packed with players from various teams and their friends and family watching the game closely and often cheering aloud for their players.

A player-cum-scorer

 The Sharp Shooters vs Arrow Heads game in progress

A player-cum-scorer following the score

The match official

The other part was relaxed. People were chilling out, chatting over food and hard drinks (served from respective counters) and watching the match live on a screen. There was a counter issuing food coupons against cash.

The game being shown live at the venue

As the league table stood on 7th June, Sharp Shooters were competitively placed. They made 4 points off 4 matches. Five teams out of all nine had played four matches each. Only Apollo Eagles and Warriors were ahead of Sharp Shooters with 6 points each, though in terms of the difference between won and lost matches, Sharp Shooters was ahead of the other two with a score of 5 (12 games won and 7 lost).

The other four teams had played 5 matches each and Arrow Heads were leading with 6 points and a win-loss difference of 5.

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