Darts Etiquette - Good stuff
(11-03-2013, 06:27 PM)*Saber* Wrote: yes its sad- I don't want a win that I don't deserve period.

In my pub, it's usually good sportsmanship and bad math. But we do have a couple of bad eggs, or did have. One was an Eastern European gangster who has been sentenced to four years in a RICO sting. The other was a brainiac rocket scientist (literally) who recently dropped dead of a heart attack at age 50.
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(10-29-2013, 05:01 PM)*Saber* Wrote: Dart Etiquette

Darts is considered a “gentlemanly sport”. There are certain things that are expected of players, scorekeepers and spectators.

No Distractions: Much like professional golfers making an important putt, dart players like no distractions while throwing. Good dart etiquette means:

•Do not speak to the player who is shooting. Don’t go “ooh” and “aah” with each dart that is thrown.

•Spectators should try to keep movement and noise to a minimum while a player is shooting.

good thread, was buried a little deep but i thought it would be nice to have it back on top, also, ive noticed from watching youtube videos that sometimes proper etiquette isnt always strictly followed as evidenced by the video posted below. and after noticing the minimum of 5 pitchers of beer placed on each table and the hot chicks walking around in leather mini-skirts, i knew that this was going to be a fun match to watch Big Grin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXHoZiiZ9_4
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(11-03-2013, 01:45 AM)paddydub Wrote: Dont take this the wrong way US members.....
One thing that really bothers me is the marking your score before pulling your darts, anytime i travel south to play, i understand this and have to overcome it, it disrupts my rhythm, especially when you play a predominantly plastic player and he cant count. When they come here and continue to do this, its a kind request first,(please remove your darts then score please) if they fail to take heed, then its, im going to the control desk to request a chalker.......

I do this all the time and agree with you. A few weeks back I was practicing with a new guy that showed up to my local bar (he had been playing a few years/decent shooter). After we finished our matches, he comes over to me to say, "You know it's really rude to leave your darts in the board while your walking up and chalking. There is no need to leave them in the board while marking as if you're rubbing it in my face with your score."

Seems you can't win.


I also see very different opinions about winning and deciding to pull your darts/shake first. I've won multiple games, go to retrieve my darts and when I come back to the oche, the other player has walked off with a "He can stick it where the sun doesn't shine for leaving me hanging at the line after his win without any type of acknowledgment" type attitude. Some people see it as cocky to turn your back on the other other player to retrieve your darts before acknowledging it was a good game/handshake....like pulling your darts is more important than a handshake.

Can't win them all.
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And now's there's online darts. Here's a few simple friendly etiquette rules that you should follow.

Win or lose have the decency to say good game or something like that before just logging off.

Enter your score before pulling darts.

Try to keep noise to a minimum. Having a radio blaring isn't the best thing to do.

Take some pride in the image your setup produces. Make sure it looks okay for the opponent to see your darts. I've seen some people with some horrendous setups and they stay that way for months on end with no attempt to improve. If you're going to play a lot of online darts feel free to invest $5 for a light or even trade in that C-Rubbish4000 and get yourself a real webcam. They're not that expensive.

Keep the talking to a minimum during a match. Some people really like to chat it up while playing. I suspect it more of a nervous thing, but it's sort of annoying to hear "C'mon Danny" after every turn that doesn't include 2 trebles.

And here's a BIG one I used to see a lot. If you WIN a match and your average isn't where you think it should be DON'T go into the lobby and type about how you just shot like crap or the 4 million doubles you just missed. Think about how that might make the person you just beat feel.
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We've always marked our scores before pulling darts so there is no question between the darts in the board and what is written on the board.
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Yeah, that's really common. If I know someone is a slow scorer (but they're tying their best), I tend to walk up to the board slower so not to put too much pressure on them. Lot of times you'll have darts on the wire..."Take your time and get it right."

My incident above is the first time I've heard someone complain about leaving the darts in the board...he saw it as me "bragging" about my scoring like I was purposely leaving them in to rub it in his nose. Whatever...

The handshake after the match (before or after you pull darts) one that is still up in the air with me. I see both sides of it.

I've had people complain after retrieving darts first because they feel I blew them off/and pulling my darts was more important than acknowledging a good game.

I've never had an opponent say, "Pull your darts first and then we shake" in all my years of league/tournament play.
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(11-07-2014, 03:33 PM)Regulatori Wrote: I've never had an opponent say, "Pull your darts first and then we shake" in all my years of league/tournament play.

In my town, that only applies in one bar where the boards are so old and bad that it's a good idea to grab your darts in a hurry.
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(11-07-2014, 03:33 PM)Regulatori Wrote: Yeah, that's really common. If I know someone is a slow scorer (but they're tying their best), I tend to walk up to the board slower so not to put too much pressure on them. Lot of times you'll have darts on the wire..."Take your time and get it right."

My incident above is the first time I've heard someone complain about leaving the darts in the board...he saw it as me "bragging" about my scoring like I was purposely leaving them in to rub it in his nose. Whatever...

The handshake after the match (before or after you pull darts) one that is still up in the air with me. I see both sides of it.

I've had people complain after retrieving darts first because they feel I blew them off/and pulling my darts was more important than acknowledging a good game.

I've never had an opponent say, "Pull your darts first and then we shake" in all my years of league/tournament play.

The first time I ventured out for a local LOD tourney, i realized scoring on electronics is different than chalking. I was slow, made mistakes, and even scored on the wrong side of the board. I have since got a dry erase and practice that stuff a lot. I will be better prepared next LOD.

During the course of the game, I wish this wouldn't be taken as an insult. Local league in my area require you chalk, then pull. I think this is a good rule. Sometimes I would go to chalk and realize I had forgotten what I had pulled, if not for this rule. And they don't shake hands here, they prefer to fist bump. I think what I would do at the end (I actually won?) would be a quick fist bump, retrieve, and then a comment on looking forward to matching skills again sometime.

I am a fan of etiquette and manners. I remember as a youth not really seeing the purpose of such things. Now, I think it allows people to be more at ease with each other because certain very simple and basic expectations are met.
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I think a sportsman is not going to get overly excited, win or lose. I would let the emotion be subtle and matter of fact. The game is what it was. Celebrations are childish and angry people scare me.
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I don't think it matters when the handshake or fist bump takes place as long as it gets done.
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(11-03-2013, 01:45 AM)paddydub Wrote: Dont take this the wrong way US members.....
One thing that really bothers me is the marking your score before pulling your darts, anytime i travel south to play, i understand this and have to overcome it, it disrupts my rhythm, especially when you play a predominantly plastic player and he cant count. When they come here and continue to do this, its a kind request first,(please remove your darts then score please) if they fail to take heed, then its, im going to the control desk to request a chalker.......

I definately see how this can slow things down, but if they pull first, and then take forever to count and chalk, they're still slowing things up AND adding the chance that they're wrong, but now the darts are pulled and there's no "proof".
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I find with a few drinks and good (talkative) company, making sure the score is marked correctly before pulling the darts from the board is important. there were a couple nights where, i grabbed my darts, got to the chalk and completely forgot what I had thrown! maybe it's age. maybe it's the alcohol.
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Good points made.
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Bump....how do you all view this? And are there any other bits of etiquette that would be useful? Considering hitting a local darts venue soon and nervous about it....any advice would be appreciated.
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