Banquet, Cricket Tournament Set for Jan. 29

Spring Season Begins Feb. 5

The Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League is proud to announce that registration for the Spring 2018 Season is now underway!

We will be having our spring banquet, new player orientation and a Cricket Tournament at 7:30 pm Monday, January 29 at Cathedral Station. The tournament will begin at 8 pm. A Captain's Meeting will take place prior at 7:15 pm.

***All players (new AND returning) interested in playing this Spring should sign up prior to the banquet here!***

Opening Night for the spring season will be Feb. 5. All matches this season will take place at Cathedral Station, and the final matches for the spring season are scheduled to be on May 14. As of right now, teams are expected to remain the same as the fall season, and new players will be assigned to vacant slots on existing teams.

Bye Bye Bye

Pointless Clinches Fall Championship Without Throwing a Dart

Bye weeks were productive for Trophy Room Pointless during the Fall Season. On its previous bye week, Pointless (47-37 overall, 6-6 match record) had jumped into first place for the first time. This time, it won the whole thing.

Needing only a victory to clinch the title, Cathedral Station Six in the City handed Pointless an early Christmas present on Dec. 18 by falling in its final match of the season, gifting Pointless with the Fall Championship of the Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League at Cathedral Station.

Holding all the tiebreakers, Six in the City (45-39, 8-4) needed to win four games over a feisty Grapes of Wrath squad to claim the title. But after dropping the opening 601 game, Grapes of Wrath (42-42, 7-5) had other ideas, winning the next four games -- Brendan's 301 victory over Patrick dealing Six in the City the fatal blow -- en route to a 5-2 win. Robert won two of his three games for Grapes to claim the Overall Title with a record of 21-8 on the season. Six in the City finished tied for second place, two games behind Pointless. Grapes' solid season yielded a third-place finish, five games out.

On Cathedral 2, Mike's hat trick highlighted a 5-2 victory for Cathedral Station Blue Balls (45-39, 6-6), which also finished tied for second place. Robby and John won their individual games for Greener Pastures (31-53, 3-9), which finished in fifth place.

The league will take a few weeks for Winter Break before starting back up for the Spring Season in late January or early February.

Results from December 18

Grapes of Wrath 5 -- Cathedral Station Six in the City 2 @ Cathedral 1

Cathedral Station Blue Balls 5 -- Greener Pastures 2 @ Cathedral 2

Trophy Room Pointless -- Bye

End of Fall Season

Final Fall 2017 Team Standings:

Team Wins Losses Average GB Match record
Trophy Room Pointless 47 37 0.5595 --6-6-0
Cathedral Station Six in the City 45 39 0.5357 28-4-0
Cathedral Station Blue Balls 45 39 0.5357 26-6-0
Grapes of Wrath 42 42 0.5000 57-5-0
Greener Pastures 31 53 0.3690 163-9-0

For full league statistics, please click here.


Dan Karlin Wins Cricket Tournament

The Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League would like to congratulate Dan Karlin for winning the summer Cricket Tournament July 24 at Cathedral Station!

Dan beat Tim, Charlie and DQ to reach the Final Round. There he came-from-behind to defeat Bob S. to clinch the championship in the single-elimination tournament.

The league would like to thank the 14 players who participated in the tournament as well as Gary and the staff at Cathedral Station, which kindly provided some food.





Magnificent Seven Wins Spring Championship

Ace in the Hole Caps Good Season with 2nd Place Finish

With all six players compiling a winning individual record, Cathedral Station Magnificent Seven won the spring championship for the Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League on May 15 at Cathedral Station.

Successfully defending its fall championship, Magnificent Seven (63-42 overall, 10-5 match record) beat Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind, 5-2 on Cathedral 2, to win the title by eight games. Tim finished with the overall record title with a mark of 17-4, one game better than teammate Michael, who finished at 17-5. The highlight of the night for Three Darts to the Wind (50-55, 5-10) was Bill and Rob's victory in double cricket, which handed the tandem of Tim and Tom their first loss of the season.

On Cathedral 1, Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole (55-50, 9-6) capped a fantastic turnaround with a 5-2 victory over Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy (42-63, 6-9) to finish in second place. The team, which added Gary for the spring season, improved markedly after beginning the fall season with an 0-10 record.

The Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League would like to thank the fine staff of Cathedral Station, for their great hospitality throughout the season. The BSDL would also like to thank our other sponsors: Trophy Room and Tiger Mama!

And once again, the league would like to thank everyone for a great season, and congratulations to Magnificent Seven team captain and assistant commissioner Tom, Mike C, Tim, Jeffri, Jason and Kevin for a job well done!

Spring Champions: Cathedral Station Magnificent Seven

Second Place: Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole

Third Place: Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind

Fourth Place: Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy

About Our Newest Home -- Welcome to Cathedral Station!

Cathedral Station is a Sports Bar and Pub catering to the LGBT community and its neighbors in Boston's South End. Operated by much of the same management as our old home Fritz, Cathedral Station is a Sports Bar and Pub that welcomes everyone. The location provides a bar area, dining area, entertainment area with pool table and dart boards, as well as an outdoor patio area.

Providing a large assortment of beverage options, including eight beers on draught, Cathedral Station also serves dinner between 5 pm and 9:30 pm, Monday through Saturday.

The bar is easily accessible on the SL4 and SL5 routes of the Silver Line, and is about halfway between Back Bay Station on the Orange Line and Broadway Station on the Red Line. For those of you who drive, there is a FREE 40-car parking lot behind the building, which can be accessed from Perry Street.



About the Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League:

The Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League (BSDL) is a not-for-profit soft tip dart league. Matches are played at and sponsored by local gay and lesbian bars in Boston, as well as several individually sponsored teams. The BSDL is one of the fastest-growing sports in Boston's gay, lesbian and bisexual community. The BSDL was started back in the spring of 2002. To gauge the interest of darts in the LGBT community, the BSDL began as a short eight-week season, and had a surprisingly good turnout of four teams comprised of three players each. Helping to build a sense of community and friendship between host bars and players is our mission. Playing darts with a competitive spirit and providing a social atmosphere to meet new people and make friends is our goal.

The term "soft-tip" applies to dart points which are made of plastic rather than steel. The plastic points were originally intended as a "safety" dart to replace those steel points which someone obviously discovered can pierce flesh. The dartboards used are molded in plastic and are full of holes to accommodate the darts. Each hole is beveled to ease the darts' entry. These are typical of the electronic dart boards that are becoming increasingly popular.  But in the BSDL, we use the traditional English bristle board that is usually associated with steel-tip darts. 

Because matches are played at bars, anyone over 21 years of age is invited to join the league. BSDL does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, economic status, ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.  

Where we play/Sponsors:

1222 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118 (South End)

Cathedral Station is on the corner of Washington and Perry Streets, just west of Berkeley St. There is free parking behind the bar off Perry St. (SL4 and SL5 Silver Line: Berkeley Street)

26 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116

Located at Berkeley St. and Chandler in the Chandler Inn.