John EvansPosted by geodie
Good day George,
I was kind of thinking that it is time for you to take some responsibility for what you have done. I made some changes to my practice routines including cutting down the number of targets in the accuracy drill and getting rid of all the clocks including the one in my head. Refocused on stroke and consistency and started working on what I call “No wasted darts”.
At the last minute I heard about all the players bailing out of the Oregon Open and not wanting the Tournament Organizers to lose their collective shirts I cleared my schedule and loaded up the car for the three hour drive to Portland. I had three goals going down and although they may not seem too significant they were my goals and I own them:
Make it out of my flight in the Friday LOD
At least one top 16 finish
At least one top 8 finish
All of the events were Modified Round Robin to Top 32 knockout except Doubles Cricket which was straight knockout and I entered 5 events (LOD, Cricket and 501, singles and doubles)
LOD - top 16 with a local guy who read about it the paper and decided to show up. May have been the best darts of the weekend for me but I was so busy putting out fires on the board that I honestly don’t remember much except that he was a really nice guy and I felt really sorry for him because he felt so overwhelmed.
Doubles Cricket – top 8
501 Singles – top 16
Had a GREAT time and successfully moved between the social atmosphere and competition.
First tournament 9 count since returning to the game
First tournament 180 since returning to the game
Two 100+ outs in 01 singles plus a dart at the double from 141, 155 and 157 in the 01 events
All goals met and I got home safe with money in my pocket
Honestly it doesn’t get much better than that. Thank you so much for everything you do it really does make a difference in the real world. Be sure to tilt one for yourself on this one because it wouldn’t have happened without Flight School and your support.
Sincerely, John Evans