The ABC of darts
One of the most popular darts games is "301", "501" and other "x01" games with a higher starting amount.
The principle of both 301 and 501 games is to subtract points from the starting amount with each throw. The winner of the game is the player who gets exactly zero points first.
BASIC RULES IN Darts
- Each game starts with 301 (501) points. The idea of the game is to subtract points from the starting amount and subtract points from the remaining amount after each subsequent roll. Games 301 and 501 are usually played individually between two players. When playing in a team, you should start with a higher starting amount, either 501, 701 or 1001, regardless of the size of the team.
- In tournaments, games usually start with an open start, or any point. There is also an alternative. You can also start the game with any doubel in.
- The winner of the game is the player who is the first to reach exactly zero with his points.
- If a double-out is selected at the end of the game, the winner is the player who gets exactly zero points with a double or center.
- The center (bulleyes) is considered a double 25 (50)
- If the amount of the throw is greater than what is needed to get exactly zero, the points remain the same as they were before the last round of the throw.
- Each game is called a "stage". The three stages form a match and the final winner is the player who finishes the first 2 stages first (the better of the three). The match can also be held in several stages.
NOTES:If an individual match is played with two players, game 301 starts with a double-in and 501 with a straight-in.
WHO STARTS THE GAME?
The game is started by the one who hits the center closest with one arrow. But who will be the first to throw the center will be determined by lot. Although the beginner of the game can also be determined by drawing lots. The usual rule is that the loser of the previous game starts the next game. However, you can also start games on a regular basis.
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