For any dart landing in the "non-ringed" area of the dartboard you score the number shown at the outside of that segment. As an example, darts landing in the yellow shaded areas would score 13 and The outer ring counts as double the normal score, usually written as D.
In the picture above you can see the yellow highlighting shows D20, D1 and D Any darts landing in the inner ring score three times their normal value, usually shown as T. In the example above, darts landed in the yellow shaded areas would score T20, T14 and T You can see that you can increase your score quickly if you can hit the larger numbers in the Triple ring.
People scoring 3 T20's in a regional competition may be entitled to a badge as this is the highest scoring shot in darts and is difficult to achieve, especially under competition pressure.
The inner bull, shaded in yellow, scores 50 points. This is the point on the board aimed at during the "bull up" which determines the team playing order.
Recording scores is easy but does require the ability to multiply, add and subtract. When the player has thrown their three darts, the score is added up. The total is then subtracted from the team total to produce a current score. A player scores D5 double 5 , 20 and 1. This method of scoring continues all the way to the end of the match. However, once your score falls to or below it may be possible to finish the game with 3 darts. This is when you should consult the Three Dart Finishing Guide to find a way to finish the game as quickly as possible.
You are out and have to start again at D1. You will be amazed at the number of times you get as far as D18, D19 or D20 — or even the bullseye — before losing the game.
When you first begin this practice routine, just being able to complete it will be an achievement in itself. If you can get over you are doing extremely well, and anything above is elite level. Good luck with this routine.
I think you will enjoy it, and it will become a challenge all of itself. Raise the starting number and go from there. Lower it once you can complete it at the higher number. Once you reach , stick with it and see how high you can get with the scores. This is a great practice game where you give yourself a set amount of darts to hit This routine will give you plenty of practice on different finishes, depending on what you leave yourself after each turn, and of course you get to throw at the big one every time you start.
When you hit it, especially for the first time, the feeling is ethereal. If you practice this solo, give yourself a set amount of darts to hit the finish. If you are just starting out, give yourself 12, 15, or even 18 darts to get this finish.
As your skill and confidence increases, lower the number of darts to This will give you a lot of practice on many different finishing combinations, and when used in conjunction with Darts Finishing Mastery: How to Master the Art of Finishing , it will help immensely in learning the finishes and getting them ingrained in your head.
This is also a great game for practicing with other players. If there are two or even three of you, take it in turns to go for this finish. If there are two of you, you still have 9 darts to hit the finish or 12 or more if you are both new to the game. You throw first at You score 60 points. Your partner has to try to finish with his 3 darts. He scores 54 points 20, 18, If you are unsure why, get a copy of Darts Finishing Mastery: You then return to the board to take out 56 with either 2 or 3 darts.
Your partner then starts the whole routine again, throwing at with his first set of 3 darts. Because you only had 9 darts to complete the routine, then regardless of what score you left, your partner starts the whole routine again when he comes back to the board.
By practicing in this manner, it gives both of you the opportunity to throw for a big out-shot, as well as a good 1 or 2 dart finish, and more importantly, it gives both of you plenty of practice at setting up finishes for the next shot, which is hugely important.
If there are three of you playing, then each of you takes one throw each to finish Once you successfully complete it, rotate who starts the routine so you each get to throw at different combinations and all three different components of this practice routine:.
If there are more than three of you, then it is probably better to practice a different routine, of which there are plenty to choose from. This is a great routine that should be a regular part of your practice. If you play in enough tournaments, you will see players of all standards practicing this game together all the time. Make sure this routine is a part of YOUR routine.
The above are two of the best practice routines available for hitting your doubles. As I have stated on many occasions, this is the most important part of the game, and it is where the bulk of your practice must be concentrated.