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Dart Etiquette

Darts is considered a “gentlemanly sport”. There are certain things that are expected of players, scorekeepers and spectators. While there are some players that do not follow these guidelines, it is usually because they are rude, ignorant or sore losers. Better players will not like to associate with these kinds of players, and often such activity can lead to the better players giving the offenders a “taste of their own medicine”. Stick to these simple rules, and you will have a much more enjoyable game and make a lot more friends than enemies.

Sportsmanship: Generally, all dart players are good sportsmen. They will shake hands at the beginning of a match and wish each other good luck. Similarly at the end of the game, they will shake hands and say “good game” or “nice shooting”.

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.

•Wait until all three darts have been thrown to say “good darts” or “right there”.

•Do not make sudden movements in front of the shooter. Scorekeepers should remain statue-still while a player is throwing.

•Even better is to try to always stand behind the shooter outside their line of sight.

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

•No one but the scorekeeper or a teammate should tell the shooter what has been hit.

What has been hit should only be announced if the shooter asks.
No one except a teammate who has bad dart etiquette, not even the scorekeeper, should ever tell the player what to hit next.

Score Your Darts Before You Pull Them. This can avoid many arguments. If you write down the score on the board before you pull the darts from the board, you can show your opponent what you threw if there is a discrepancy.

Don’t Be A Sore Loser and bad dart etiquette. Dart etiquette appreciate what the other player has accomplished. If the other player bested you, live with it. Remember if you had thrown something really amazing, you’d be happy about dart etiquette, so be happy for the other player too. Not only will dart etiquette show that you are a lady/gentleman, but by keeping your own spirits up, you will remain relaxed and throw your next darts better than if you got angry or tense. I have witnessed MANY players (including myself and other members of my team) lose a game purely because they got angry and their game suffered because of poor dart etiquette.



Citation http://www.chinadart.com/dart_etiquette.html and thanks to Dirty G for the site btw
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lol would be funny if the non thrower did go "ooh ahh" with every dart thrown Tongue
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LOL we must have bad etiquette where we play. People practically hit a throwers arm while throwing, lol.
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and no masturbating during a game.
The hand shake's can be quite arkward
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where and the world do u play at G ? lol
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All good points you've mentioned Saber. I try my best to educate newer players on dart etiquette, especially when scoring and not doing anything to distract the shooters. Most of the players in our Platinum league have been around darts for many years and are well versed in the rules of the game and sportsmanship, but there are a few oddballs out there that just don't seem to get it and unfortunately most of it is when they are scoring.
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I have often wondered whether after a winning throw, do I shake hands before or after taking the darts out of the board?
What's regarded as good etiquette?

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Remove your darts then shake hands
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(10-29-2013, 09:57 PM)*Saber* Wrote: Remove your darts then shake hands

Thanks Saber.

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Dorian
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(10-29-2013, 09:30 PM)Dorian Wrote: I have often wondered whether after a winning throw, do I remove the darts before shaking hands are after their taken out of the board?

From the PDC Rules:

"5.12.01 A dart shall only score if the tip of the dart remains in or touches the face of the dartboard within the outer double wire and, having been “called”, is retrieved from the face of the dartboard by the Player throwing that dart."

So until you pull your darts, you haven't won.

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I will not shake a players hand until he has pulled his darts from the board.
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Where I live, people mostly shake hands before retrieving their darts (unless they are about to fall out, in which they will sprint to the board to get them!). In a few cases, I've seen people get their darts before shaking hands and no one seemed to get offended over it - though I have seen a few raised eyebrows because it goes against the norm here. Personally I don't care whether my opponent shakes my hand before or after getting his darts - as long as he shakes it and does it graciously.

Watching PDC events on TV, it seems to go both ways depending on the emotional state of the winning player. And also, I've never seen anyone on stage get offended in either case.


(10-29-2013, 10:17 PM)Jimbo21 Wrote: I will not shake a players hand until he has pulled his darts from the board.

Why is this, Jimbo? Do you see at as disrespectful if the person turns immediately to shake your hand? I'm not criticizing here - just genuinely curious. This particular etiquette rule seems heavily based on region.
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Its not over until the darts are pulled. Besides leaving the winning dart in may be misconstrued as rubbing it in IMO
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(10-29-2013, 10:39 PM)*Saber* Wrote: Its not over until the darts are pulled. Besides leaving the winning dart in may be misconstrued as rubbing it in IMO

Fair enough. I've also seen the opposite argument - by getting the darts first the winner is making the loser wait for his handshake and therefore being disrepectful. Seems like you can't win either way! Huh

I guess the proper thing to do if playing in an unfamiliar area would be to watch the locals play a few games first just to get an idea of the local etiquette.
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Pull the darts Sir - The players have already bumped or shook hands before the match hopefully. If the winning dart falls out then its not the winning dart now is it.
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