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!

Stay tuned for further information about the spring season, tentatively scheduled to begin Feb. 6, and a possible cricket tournament in January. Enjoy the winter break!

Results from Dec. 19

Cathedral Station Magnificent Seven 5 -- Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind 2 @ Cathedral 1

Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole 4 -- Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy 3 @ Cathedral 2

FINAL Fall 2016 Team Standings:

Team Wins Losses Average GB Match record
Cathedral Station Magnificent 7 64 41 0.6095 --10-5-0
Trophy Room Three Darts to the Wind 55 50 0.5238 910-5-0
Crouching Tiger Mama Hidden Daddy 51 54 0.4857 137-8-0
Cathedral Station Ace in the Hole 40 65 0.3810 243-12-0

For full league statistics, please click here.




Mike C. Wins Cricket Tournament

Comes-From-Behind to Win 2 Games in Final

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

Mike came-from-behind and beat Mike M. twice in the Final Round. The turning point happened in the first game when Mike fired a RO7 (17s. 18s, 15) that gave him a lead he would not relinquish. Both Mikes were teammates on the two-time defending champion Dart Vader team this past season.

The league would like to thank the 11 players who participated in the tournament as well as Brian and the staff at Cathedral Station, which kindly provided some food.

Repeat -- Dart Vader Wins Championship

The Force was strong enough to produce a sequel.

Battling tough down the stretch, Trophy Room Dart Vader ended any drama early by winning its first two games en route to a 5-2 victory over Cathedral Station Red Rum to repeat as champions of the Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League on May 23 at Cathedral Station.

The title was the second straight for Dart Vader, which ended the season by winning 11 of its last 14 games, finishing five games ahead of second-place Club Cafe Purple Pain.

Playing on Cathedral 2, league commissioner Dave H's victory over Tom in the final 301 game gave "DQ" the overall individual title with a record of 24-13. Tom finished close behind, with a record of 28-17.

Team captain Michael C. fired a hat trick, while DQ secured the tonnage title with a toss of 109 for Dart Vader (58-47 overall, 10-5 match record). Dan and Jason (136 and 131, respectively) added tons for Red Rum (49-56, 6-9). The league would like to pass on best wishes to Jim C. at his new gig in Birmingham, AL., who played in the final game for Dart Vader.

On Cathedral 1, Club Cafe Purple Pain (53-52, 8-7) finished in second place, winning the first four games en route to a 4-3 win over Cathedral Station Soylent Green (50-55, 6-9). The highlight of the match was a close final individual cricket game between Jeffri and Steve. Although Jeffri notched a great round of 8 (3 15s, 3 17s, 2 19s) for PP, Steve responded with a hat trick to clinch the game for the Green.

The Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League would like to thank the fine staff of Cathedral Station, which kindly provided some food and beverages for the final match, and great hospitality throughout the year. The BSDL would also like to thank our other sponsors: Trophy Room and Club Café!

And once again, the league would like to thank everyone for a great season (one of the BSDL's most competitive seasons in history), and congratulations to Dart Vader team captain Mike C, Dennis, DQ, Jim, Mike M and Patrick for a job well done!

Repeat champions! Trophy Room Dart Vader (left to right) DQ, Mike C., Michael M., Jim C., Dennis G. Not pictured: Patrick M.


1st Place: Trophy Room Dart Vader                                                  2nd Place: Club Cafe Purple Pain


3rd Place: Cathedral Station Soylent Green                                        4th Place: Cathedral Station Red Rum

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.