Six in the City Extends Early Lead

Blue Balls Solidifies Hold on 2nd Place with Close Win

Cathedral Station Six in the City established itself as the early-season favorite, and Cathedral Station Blue Balls won its third straight match to solidify its hold on second place after Week Three action Monday in the Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League at Cathedral Station.

On Cathedral 2, Six in the City (10-4 overall, 2-0 match record) won the first three games en route to a 5-2 victory over Grapes of Wrath. With consecutive 5-2 victories, Six in the City extended its lead to 1.5 games on the young Spring Season. Brad tossed a Ton 108 for Grapes of Wrath (9-12, 1-2), but the highlight of the match was Roger overcoming Dan's Ton 100 for an upset victory in 301. Tom and John both went 3-0 for the victors.

Over on Cathedral 1, Bob's close Individual Cricket victory over Ralph cemented a 4-3 come-from-behind victory for Blue Balls over Greener Pastures (6-8, 0-2). John had a Ton 108 for Blue Balls (12-9, 3-0), while Sly, Nick and Bob combined to sweep the last three games to erase a 3-1 deficit and win its third consecutive 4-3 decision.

Trophy Room Pointless (5-9. 0-2) had the Week Three bye.

Week Four action has Pointless visiting Grapes of Wrath on Cathedral 1, while Greener Pastures hosts Six in the City on Cathedral 2. Blue Balls has the Week Four bye.

Results from February 19

Cathedral Station Blue Balls 4 -- Greener Pastures 3 @ Cathedral 1

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

Trophy Room Pointless - Bye

Schedule for February 26

Trophy Room Pointless at Grapes of Wrath @ Cathedral 1

Cathedral Station Six in the City at Greener Pastures @ Cathedral 2

Cathedral Station Blue Balls - Bye

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

Spring 2018 Team Standings:

Team Wins Losses Average GB Match record
Cathedral Station Six in the City 10 4 0.7143 --2-0-0
Cathedral Station Blue Balls 12 9 0.5714 1.53-0-0
Greener Pastures 6 8 0.4286 40-2-0
Grapes of Wrath 9 12 0.4286 4.51-2-0
Trophy Room Pointless 5 9 0.3571 50-2-0

For full league statistics, please click here.

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.

Steve L. Wins Cricket Tournament

The Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League would like to congratulate Steve Lavoie for winning Monday's Cricket Tournament at Cathedral Station!

Steve beat Roger, Raul and Jeffri before losing to Tim Y. in Game 25. He then eliminated DQ in the loser’s bracket and came back to beat Tim Y. twice for the double-elimination championship.

The league would like to thank the 15 players who participated in the tournament as well as Gary and the staff at Cathedral Station, which kindly provided some food for our Spring Banquet. And, as always, we would like thank league treasurer Tim Y. for his delicious buffet spread.

The Spring Season opens Monday at Cathedral Station and lasts 15 weeks, tentatively scheduled to end on May 14.




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.