9. June 2010 08:32
Just added a darts scorer to the site. You can check it out at the following link: darts scorer
It uses Microsoft Silverlight so you may need to install a browser plug-in.
It's the first version so is fairly basic - I'll hopefully add more features soon.
Please add a comment to this post or use the 'Feedback' link on the right if you've got any comments, would like to see something in the scorer that's not there at the moment, etc...
2. October 2009 11:53
We've just released our first iPhone app 'Darts Chekouts'.
You can see more details on the website: http://dartscheckouts.com/
28. September 2009 15:39
[Please note: This was originally posted in the forums back on 19th October 2007 but the forums have now been closed so re-posting here]
Just found this on YouTube. Some basic tips from Phil Taylor:
28. September 2009 12:39
More than 10,000 players from over 800 pubs and clubs took part in the 2008/2009 John Smith's People's Darts Championships.
Tim ‘Teapot’ Jones won that event and gained automatic entry into 3 BDO tournaments this year including the Torremolinos Open and the Winmau World Masters. He also got £1,000 of darts equipment for his local, The Rose & Crown, in Neath.
Well, the 2010 John Smith's People's Darts Championships are about to get underway with professionals Tony ‘Silverback’ O'Shea, Darryl ‘The Dazzler’ Fitton, Ross ‘The Boss’ Montgomery and Trina ‘Golden Girl’ Gulliver joining the ranks of mentors that will coach the eight regional finalists.
Go to the 2010 John Smith's People's Darts Championships website to find out more.
21. August 2009 11:52
The other night was our darts teams last fixture of the summer season. At the end of the night, after several beers, talk began of playing an extra night in the week for practise or maybe bringing in some better players.
You see, the trouble with our team is that we're a mid table team. We always seem to finish in the mid to bottom half of the league and sometimes only just above the relegation zone. Everyone enjoys our darts night but it would be nice to win something one year.
I'm one of our worse players so I like the system we currently have for picking the team - if we have more than the required number of players, whoever gets dropped is randomly picked out of the hat. If you've been dropped once, you can't be dropped again until everyone else has been. Then we start the rotation again.
If we changed this so that we picked the best players for every match, I'd probably not get a game unless someone didn't turn up. Now, I know that 'there's no I in team' but my nights out are precious these days so if I do turn up, I really want to play. That said, I too would like to win the odd trophy.
I'm sure this is a common problem for lots of darts teams - how do you do it? Let me know in the comments.
I'm beginning to think that the best way to do it would be to have our current best three players always play then the rest of the team is picked based on the rotation system we already use. This would mean that the lesser players would still get dropped from time to time but at least they know they will get some games. We'd also need to make sure we know who the current in-form 3 players are for any fixture. Fortunately, we record all our stats on DartsNight.com so that should be pretty easy.
5. August 2009 09:17
Could we be seeing Princes William and Harry taking part in their local pub darts league? Is there a darts league near Clarence House???
According to The People, the Princes are becoming big fans of darts.
If this is true I think it's great - and if it was possible to get them to present trophies at a big competition, that could be a massive boost for the publicity of the game. Or would it just put some people off? - I'm not sure.
Either way, the fact that they're supposedly practising so much shows how addictive the game is once it gets its claws into you. Perhaps this is an insight into Williams throwing style:
So, what's next? Phil Taylor and Barney trading their darts for mallets on the polo field???
27. July 2009 10:25
So, Phil 'the Power' Taylor won his tenth Matchplay title. Before the final he said he was looking forward to winning the tournament ('if I can') and aiming for a 120 average. The way he's been playing you can't really knock him for being confident.
He's just been so good it was hard to doubt that he'd win and an 18-4 victory over Terry Jenkins with a 106 average is pretty convincing stuff. Only losing 20 legs on the way to the title is impressive as well.
Some people say it's getting boring with Taylor winning everything but I always think it's a good thing to have someone so consistently good. It raises the bar for everyone else meaning they have to be at their very best if they're going to have a shot at winning a title. Surely that can only improve the overall standard?
22. July 2009 13:52
For those that like to put a bit of an edge on the World Matchplay Darts championship, there are some tips on the Betfair website:
They seem to have got a couple right so might be worth a look...
15. July 2009 12:21
The Darts Night blog is up and running to bring you news of what's happening on DartsNight.com and other darts news in general.
For those new to the site, DartsNight.com is the place to manage your darts league or your darts team. It's easy to get started but if you want some help, there are a couple of how-to videos.
How to set-up your darts league:
How to set-up your darts team:
If you're still have trouble, you can also post a question on the DartsNight.com Support Forum. We try monitor this regularly so you should get a fairly quick reply.
If you've got any other feedback or suggestions, feel free to contact us.