(Baseball with a Point)

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.

This is the "playing field."

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.

Other colors indicate another player
will get the chance to put his
or her dart in the same color and zone.
If this is successful, you are "out."

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."
Bob Fincham's sure shot method.

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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