There is a group of churches on both sides of the Illinois River whose members play with sharp-tipped projectiles. They throw these instruments--with more or less accuracy, and sometimes with considerable force--not at one another, but at specially constructed dartball playing boards.
The object is to hit the white areas representing first base, second base, third base, or home.
For yellow, you get a strike, for brown a ball.
colors indicate another player
|The player throws
the "ball" a (two-ounce dart)
underhand, hoping to avoid all of the
red areas on the board. Red indicates
an automatic "out."
The rules for dartball are much like baseball, but the game itself may be played by children, adults, and seniors. The stress level is low, and the physical requirements include a heartbeat, a body temperature, and the capacity to toss a two-ounce dart fifteen feet.
This game and the league are open to all members of the congregation. Games usually take place on Tuesday evenings, and there are two per night. A tournament ("Round Robin") follows regularly scheduled play.
Check it out; you probably will like it.
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