“We’re top of the League, and we’re having a laugh,
We’re top of the League, and we’re having a laugh,…….”
You would typically hear this chant (repeated ad-infinitum) at a football stadium. But on Monday night, it could be heard following the latest ORCS team victory in the SKADL darts league.
Unbeaten so far this season, the “Old Royal College of Science” darts team crept to the top of the League, overtaking their nearest rivals but having two games in hand.
The various teams in the league have their roots in the Union Bar, in the Holland Bar, in the RCS and in various other academic institutions ‘not so far from South Kensington’, hence the name of the league: SKADL, the South Kensington Academic Darts League.
Formed in 2001, SKADL is run by League Chairman, Duncan Robertson, who is also captain of the all-conquering ORCS team (and an ex-secretary and ex-treasurer of the RCSA). If you are looking for a darts league to join where you’ll rub shoulders with lots of RCSA members, let us know and we’ll put you in touch with Duncan and the various team captains. And the RCSA are establishing a new team, to be based in the Union Bar and playing in the Monday night league. It you are available on Mondays and have an interest in joining us, then do get in touch.
To spice things up, and to encourage the involvement of our members, the RCSA have announced a new prize for the SKADL Monday league. The “RCSA Purse”, £100 of prize money, will be made available for the winning team to liven up the celebrations on ‘Finals Night’.
Once our new darts team is in operation we will have split loyalties, but until then we give our wholehearted support to the ORCS team. Best of luck for the rest of the season!