The Irish Pub on Washington Street announced the second season of its dart tournament. Registration is set to begin Monday, Oct. 16 from 3-6 p.m. The multi-generational dart league will meet weekly to feature random matchups and provide an entertaining competition that is unique to the area.
“Darts are a traditional staple of Irish pubs, so it fits here,” says Andrea lzzo, pub co-owner, “and we have the space for it, with five dart boards. Everyone gets along really well. There’s some friendly competition, but a sense of community that doesn’t stay in the dart room but infects everybody else in the pub as well. It’s a really fun time!”
The second year will consist of a double-elimination contest followed by the regular season. During the regular season, each player has the opportunity to play everyone else on the team.
“Double-elimination happens quickly,” says participant Siobhan Winters, “you have to bring your best game to make it to the end.”
The league plays Cricket, a variant of darts that requires a player to hit several fixed sections of the board plus the bulls-eye three times each to win the game. The player who wins the most of three games wins the pairing. The player who wins the most games will be recognized at the end of the season and awarded the Champion’s Belt, designed by local art teacher and league player Jody Wilber. The team welcomes anyone interested in participating or watching the action to visit the Irish Pub for more information.
First season winners: Matthew Shattuck, champion; Colter Lewis, runner-up; Ryven Mareneck, third place; Nicholas Irvine, fourth place.
Founded in 2006, the Irish Pub on Washington Street is a community-based, family-friendly restaurant. It features traditional Irish food and drink all week with traditional Irish music every Thursday -Monday, played by international performer Patrick O‘Flaherty. It has been recognized by BuzzFeed as the “Best Irish Pub in West Virginia” and as one of Southern Living’s “100 Best Bars in the South”. For more information, please visit www.irishpubonwashingtonstreet.com.