Joe Glacken vs Timo Viehl
Lunchtime Tuesday 14th August 2012
With the Olympic spirit alive and well at Davis this season, no two winterers have been involved in so many battles for Saturday duties as Joe and Timo. Timo has earned a reputation of being a bit of a gambler putting forward many a challenge to his fellow expeditioners not only in the sporting arena but the paging arena too (hi Casey). His challenges sometimes as farfetched as they sound, you can count on the fact that they are meticulously thought out to the smallest detail.
Joe too is a gambler but always seems to be the guy who loses. His win lose record, well, we don’t talk about any more. It’s a little embarrassing. Timo’s favourite bet is a Saturday duty. For the uninitiated, a Sat duty is a communal duty e.g. cleaning a certain part of the living areas or helping in the kitchen etc. Joe has done many a Sat duty already this year.
It’s Australia vs Germany in this dart off. With whispers in the hallways an inter-station dart competition is likely, these two gladiators of the sport decided to have a friendly match, but, just as the first darts are thrown to see who goes first Joe who is coming into this match a little cocky after his losing streak seems to have ended, (I wonder if it’s because his beloved Newcastle Knights are finally winning?) puts forward the bet of a Sat duty. We had to check to see if Timo had any left or if he had given them all away. Yes he has a few up his sleeve. Game on.
Timo to the line. Holy cow! a Shanghai of 20s to start! 160 points straight up. Joe in disbelief, the crowd stunned. The new Christensen dart board named in honor of its first Shangee Adam Christensen is already getting a pounding. Joe taking some time to get his eye in. I should add that at Davis, how we roll is straight in no warm ups. It levels the playing field, casually ticking off some numbers but with no real game plan yet. Timo methodical, sharp, drilled, precise and German. 20s,19s,18s,17s gone. A huge sigh of relief from the Glackenator as he knocks out 16s and takes 16 points. The pants are safe as conditions outside are favouring a blizz run, Timos favourite punishment I might add! He adds to the board again up to 58 now but Timo is unfazed by Glackentino and is playing some “nice darts”.
Joe clearly rattled after the flying start from his LIDAR shooting opponent. The Bolero is playing over the PA, Timo is feeling victorious already as he knocks out all the numbers, only trips, doubs, beds and bulls to go. 232–58. Timo would like to mention that Joe is a true sportsman and gentleman of the game, one who swears like a sailor but a gentleman none the less, as he points out some points Timo forgot to add. The crowd is building. Will we see something great here today? Wow, 332–58 Joe with some work to do. 380–58 Beds are out for Timo. Very solid darts. I haven’t seen his LIDAR light on lately so he has played a lot of darts.
Glacko mounts the comeback with three big points, score check 434–82. Unfortunately for us fans, Timo has taken the foot off the accelerator and much to the disappointment of the crowd he doesn’t want the pressure of getting to 1000 points. Wait a minute! Glacken Shang! with a triple on the 17s as well thats some nice points! 470–267. Comeback looking the goods as Timo finally closes trips. Timo rubbing some salt into a dejected Joe by now only going for Shangs of 20s, but the elusive 3rd dart needed to score one is evading him. No wait a minute, Timo has had enough and takes the win, comfortably in the end 588–325. Joe still in shock from the start from Timo. Its gold for Germany and a photo for second, Australia.
Join us next time when Joe gets another Sat duty no doubt in the near future or tries to gamble off this one he has just earned.