Competitve improvement

It’s been a little bit since we last communicated so I thought I would send you a quick note to let you know how things are going for me at the line.
Throwing in the online webcam dart league has gone a long way in dealing with my biggest issue, which was nerves at the line. Just playing more live matches against other people with a little more than pride on the line has certainly helped.
My pub league averages have been rising as well. I have climbed back into the number one spot in the league following 3 solid weeks of performances.
Two weeks ago (this is a cricket/501 league btw) I tossed a 3.5 mpr average for the night in cricket and a 32 ppd average in 501. This past week I improved to a 4.2 mpr average for the night while my 501 fell back a bit to probably around a 26-28….didn’t really notice what it was.
The big story of this last week is we played a team that had the two guys that knocked my partner and I out of the state cricket doubles tournament and they went on to take second (we took third). I only played one match against the two as a pair but I threw a 5.6 mpr for the game to effect a bit of revenge.
Also one of their teammates was doing all he could to get in my head and distract me while I was on the line, but the more he did it the better I threw. Which is somewhat of a change for me since I have had a history of losing focus in moments like that, but I think I have learned to use that as motivation to focus even more.
I have my team state dart tournament coming up in two weeks. I have a lot of confidence going into this one. A different sort of confidence than I had going into the tournament last month. I normally do well in the team events, probably because I know I have partners to lean on when I am struggling, however this year I don’t expect to do much struggling.
I also changed darts after the tournament last month. The darts I am using now are a set I picked up quite a while ago. They have a grip setup that gives me a more consistent handle on the darts, where as my last darts I was probably holding them at different spots each time I picked them up.
All in all things are certainly going in the right direction. I know I have a long ways to go, but I think I see the path much more clearly now.
Your confident student,  Kevin

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