Three Darts to the Wind Trumps Ace in the Hole

Magnificent Seven Stretches Lead to 15 Games

Defending champion Trophy Room Magnificent Seven stretched its lead to 15 games as the Beantown Soft Tip Dart League enters the final third of the spring season after Week 10 action at Cathedral Station.

On Cathedral 1, Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind (33-37 overall. 4-6 match record) solidified its hold on second place as it swept the 601 and double cricket games en route to a 4-3 victory over Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole. Ralph beat DQ in Individual Cricket and John M. and Gary won 301 games for Ace in the Hole (30-40, 4-6).

On Cathedral 2, Magnificent Seven (48-22, 8-2) continued to roll, stretching its commanding lead to 15 games following a 6-1 victory over Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy. Mike, Matt and Brian combined for a 601 victory to get the night started for Crouching Tiger Mama (29-41, 4-6), but M7 swept the rest of the games.

On Monday, Ace in the Hole plays host to Magnificent Seven on Cathedral 1, while Three Darts to the Wind visits Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy on Cathedral 2.

Results from April 17

Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole 7 -- Cathedral Station Magnificent Seven 0 @ Cathedral 1

Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind 7 -- Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy 0, forfeit @ Cathedral 2

Schedule for April 24

Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind at Cathedral Station Magnificent Seven @ Cathedral 1

Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole at Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy @ Cathedral 2

All matches begin promptly at 8 pm.
Cathedral 1 is closest to the bar. Cathedral 2 is to the left of Cathedral 1.

Spring 2017 Team Standings:

Team Wins Losses Average GB Match record
Cathedral Station Magnificent 7 48 29 0.6234 --8-3-0
Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind 40 37 0.5195 85-6-0
Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole 37 40 0.4805 115-6-0
Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy 29 48 0.3766 194-7-0

For full league statistics, please click here.




Magnificent 7 Wins Fall Championship

Tim, Michael, Tom Finish 1,2,3

Teammates Tim, Michael and Tom finished first, second and third, respectively, in the overall individual standings as Cathedral Station Magnificent Seven won the fall championship for the Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League on Dec. 19 at Cathedral Station.

Magnificent Seven (64-41 overall, 10-5 match record) defeated second-place Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind, 5-2, on Cathedral 1 to win the title by nine games. Michael had Ton tosses of 140 and 100 for the victors, and won the tonnage title with six throws over 100 for 674 points. Tim won the overall title with a record of 15-2. Tim was 7-0 in double cricket and 5-0 in individual cricket, while Tom was 13-2 in double cricket and 8-2 in individual cricket. Tom had the High-In with 140 and Michael had High-Out with 113. Rob had the top overall record for Three Darts to the Wind (55-50, 10-5) with a mark of 15-8.

On Cathedral 2, Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole finished on a high note with a 4-3 victory over Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy. Patrick notched a Ton for the third consecutive week with a toss of 140 for Ace in the Hole (40-65, 3-12), which won three of its last five matches. Dan had the top mark for Ace in the Hole with an overall record of 12-13. Steve, who earned a rare solo victory in double cricket, finished with a mark of 20-11 for Crouching Tiger Mama (51-54, 7-8), which finished in third place, 13 games off the pace. Steve also led the way with four hat tricks and a top 601 record of 5-1, with Brian close behind at 7-2.

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!

Tim Yaeger Wins Cricket Tournament

Spring Season Starts Monday; Schedule Posted

The Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League would like to congratulate Tim Yaeger for winning the cricket tournament Monday at Cathedral Station. The cricket tournament was part of the Spring Banquet, which took place Jan. 30 as the kickoff to the Spring 2017 season.

The new season begins at 8pm Monday, and you can see the schedule by clicking here.

Compiling a perfect 6-0 record, Tim -- who had the best overall record of the Fall 2016 Season with a 15-2 mark -- beat Steve Lavoie in the championship game. Steve had a fine tourney himself, with a 6-2 record, falling twice to Tim.

17 players competed in the tournament, and it was a great time for all. The league provided a couple of prizes for the winners, and we would like to thank Gary, Manny, Artie, Jeremy and the gang at Cathedral Station for providing some food and great service, as well as Tim for preparing some additional food, including his traditional buffalo chicken dip.

Opening Night for the spring season will be Monday, Feb. 6. All matches this season will take place at Cathedral Station, and the final matches for the spring season are scheduled to be on May 15.

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)

1363 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

On the corner of Boylston and Kilmarnock St. in the Fenway.

26 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116

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