I bought a dartboard last year and during the summer we have the odd outdoor tournament (it gets hung on the shed door) - if we’ve got friends or family round.
I’m shite, but I love watching The Darts - oh and betting on The Darts.
We watched the semi-finals last night and the match between van Gerwen and van Barneveld was something else.
As so often happens when you watch professional sports people*, it’s so easy to forget just how bloody difficult the game actually is.
I’ve never seen van Barneveld play so well. He ended the best of 9 set match with a 3 dart average of about 110 and he bloody lost!!!
Van Gerwen was a machine. Incredible to watch, and with only two outcomes and no draws, and with players having alternative starts in the sets, the odds fluctuate tremendously which makes it a great sport to bet on (backing and laying).
Anyone else watch it?