Idea For a A Game: Banz's 74
I was thinking about games that test hitting doubles and none of them, in my mind, really simulate the idea of trying to hit a double to finish a game of x01.  Maybe they are not designed for that but I wanted a game/drill that did and so I put this out here for feedback  and comments.

Banz's 74

As the name suggests this has common DNA with Bob's 27.  The idea is this:

You start with 74 points and you have the following finishes to attempt in this order.
40
32
36
20
16
24
8

The idea is that these finishes are to be approached exactly as you would if you were sat on (for example) 40 in a game of 501.  If you hit D20 first dart you did it.  If you hit S1 first dart you now have 39 left to deal with.

You have one visit to take out each number.
If you succeed you add the finish to your score.
If you fail you subtract the finish from your score.
Darts do not carry over so if you hit D20 first dart your turn is over and you shouldn't throw at the next number.
The maximum is score is 250 which is 74 + (40+32+36+20+16+24+8).
If you go below zero your game is over.

This is a game that it is possible to get a perfect score on.  Taking out all 7 numbers in one visit each is good darts but not beyond the realms of possibility.

Here's an example of a game I played the other day.

Start:...........74
Hit 40.........114
Hit 32..........146
Hit 36..........182
Hit 20...........202
Hit 16...........218
Miss 24.........194
Miss 8...........186

Final score: 186.

I like the idea of starting on 74 as the perfect game winds up being 250 and it also allows you to fail both 40 and 32 yet stay alive.

If enough people think there's merit in this game then I'll set up a proper forum challenge type post.  I've only played it a couple of times and don't know if it's that good yet!

As I said at the top, feedback and comments are welcomed!

Darts: Harrows Glen Durrant Duzza Series 2 24g, short Harrows Supergrip shafts, Harrows flights (Marathon/Retina/Optix/Rapide) 


Best 501: 13 darts (League), 14 darts (Pro Darter)

Best Checkout: 154 (League), 160 (Pro Darter)
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Going to give it a go now, prepare for a minus score!

I scored 50, and finished the game, despite missing a lot, I enjoyed that.

Edit: Miscounted
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Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a nice variation in a practice routine. i will give it a try :thumbup:
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I’ll give this a go when i’m home in a few days. If it feels right is it ok to add this on GoDartsPro.com with credits to you?!
Cheers
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(02-19-2018, 11:58 AM)Texas Wrote: I’ll give this a go when i’m home in a few days. If it feels right is it ok to add this on GoDartsPro.com with credits to you?!
Cheers

If you think it'd be a good fit, then by all means add it in.

Darts: Harrows Glen Durrant Duzza Series 2 24g, short Harrows Supergrip shafts, Harrows flights (Marathon/Retina/Optix/Rapide) 


Best 501: 13 darts (League), 14 darts (Pro Darter)

Best Checkout: 154 (League), 160 (Pro Darter)
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Why that order [40-32-36-20-16-24-8]? Descending order [40-36-32-24-20-16-8] seems easier to remember.
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This looks pretty cool, I'll have to give it a try. If I finish the game with negative numbers can it still count?
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(02-20-2018, 01:48 AM)bkbum Wrote: Why that order [40-32-36-20-16-24-8]? Descending order [40-36-32-24-20-16-8] seems easier to remember.

These finishes are part of my normal practice routine (just not with the Banz 74 scoring) and the intention there was to have alternate shots move you around the board a bit. This order just stuck in my practice routine and is now "The Way I Do It" but I am not married to it.

However when I spent the 95 seconds developing this game I was please by the way that that a starting number of 74 allowed misses on 40 and 32 and, when added to the sum of all the finishes, (176) resulted in a nice round number (250).

But I do agree the order is not as memorable for people who have not spent the last 18 months throwing at them in this sequence.

Darts: Harrows Glen Durrant Duzza Series 2 24g, short Harrows Supergrip shafts, Harrows flights (Marathon/Retina/Optix/Rapide) 


Best 501: 13 darts (League), 14 darts (Pro Darter)

Best Checkout: 154 (League), 160 (Pro Darter)
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Good one. :thumbup:
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(02-20-2018, 01:56 AM)SpoonyG Wrote: This looks pretty cool, I'll have to give it a try. If I finish the game with negative numbers can it still count?

Sure.  That way you always get to throw at every finish.

Aside where I open myself up to ridicule
If my maths is correct (and there's every chance it isn't) there are "only" 128 possible numbers you can score on this game.

Darts: Harrows Glen Durrant Duzza Series 2 24g, short Harrows Supergrip shafts, Harrows flights (Marathon/Retina/Optix/Rapide) 


Best 501: 13 darts (League), 14 darts (Pro Darter)

Best Checkout: 154 (League), 160 (Pro Darter)
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Like this better then Bob’s 27. Had ago and scored 164
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Ayup Banz

Looks a great routine to me.

Shed
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This looks good. I'll give it a go over the weekend.
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Nice little game... 162... If i counted correct Cool
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Thumbs Up 
[Thank you for this practice idea. Along with Bob's 27 and finishing practice from the Darts finishing book makes practice fun.
Boston Pete
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