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Cricket Strategy
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Lets say you're playing cricket with a 15 round limit (soft tip).

You shoot first and 5 mark the 20's leaving you with 40 points.

Opponent answers with a White Horse (Trip 19, Trip 18, Trip 17).

How would you respond?
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Point 20s with all three darts to extend the game and give u more time to close numbers. Even if u get a good round and close two of his numbers he still has one left to point you on and one triple would out score your forty and it would just about be over then.
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I agree, pound 20's for score. A 15 round limit is very generous since it is 45 darts to finish or dominate the game. Then again, I've never played soft tip, but I like the size of the premium spaces in the trips and bulls.
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Keeping in mind the 15 round limit and overkill function (I think you can only be up 250 points before overkill kicks in)...

If the opponent is going for the White Horse instead of pointing on 19's, would you assume they would go for 15, 16 and Bull next round no matter if you continue to point on 20's (keep in mind overkill rule).

In such case would ya continue to point or go for extra real estate yourself before they can?
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200 point over overkill limit ^^^
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This is why soft tip is inferior in my opinion. Rules on how many points you can have when you have only one number closed and the opponent has 5+bull? Ludicrous
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(12-22-2014, 02:35 PM)Milkysunshine Wrote: This is why soft tip is inferior in my opinion. Rules on how many points you can have when you have only one number closed and the opponent has 5+bull? Ludicrous

I sorta get it, though, having watched a bunch of "non-players" semi-patiently waiting their turn in a crowded bar on a Friday night. In that case, the overkill rule was built into the firmware, so the machine itself was the final arbiter.
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(12-22-2014, 03:06 PM)brenthahn Wrote:
(12-22-2014, 02:35 PM)Milkysunshine Wrote: This is why soft tip is inferior in my opinion. Rules on how many points you can have when you have only one number closed and the opponent has 5+bull? Ludicrous

I sorta get it, though, having watched a bunch of "non-players" semi-patiently waiting their turn in a crowded bar on a Friday night. In that case, the overkill rule was built into the firmware, so the machine itself was the final arbiter.


Sounds like the bar owner needs to get another money maker and put it in the bar if you have people waiting to play.
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(12-22-2014, 03:53 PM)gumbo2176 Wrote: Sounds like the bar owner needs to get another money maker and put it in the bar if you have people waiting to play.
They have a money maker in the bar... It is called 'Most dart players drink... and drink a lot.'
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(12-22-2014, 02:35 PM)Milkysunshine Wrote: This is why soft tip is inferior in my opinion. Rules on how many points you can have when you have only one number closed and the opponent has 5+bull? Ludicrous

Assuming we are aware of and acknowledge the rules before we decide to play, what would do you think is the best strategy in the situation?

Opponent does not yet have 5+Bull...

A Player has 5 marked 20 to leave 40 points on the board.
B Player opens 19, 18, 17 with 0 points.

Is A player to think that B player would continue on to 16, 15 and bull regardless if A player continues to point? With a 200 point max differential what should A player do?

Only Point
Only Close
Only Open
Point & Close
Point & Open

Regardless of steel vs. soft, lets say it's a just a game of cricket that has a 200 point differential overkill and limited to 15 rounds... How do those two factors affect strategy?
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(12-23-2014, 03:53 AM)darwin1200 Wrote:
(12-22-2014, 02:35 PM)Milkysunshine Wrote: This is why soft tip is inferior in my opinion. Rules on how many points you can have when you have only one number closed and the opponent has 5+bull? Ludicrous

Assuming we are aware of and acknowledge the rules before we decide to play, what would do you think is the best strategy in the situation?

Opponent does not yet have 5+Bull...

A Player has 5 marked 20 to leave 40 points on the board.
B Player opens 19, 18, 17 with 0 points.

Is A player to think that B player would continue on to 16, 15 and bull regardless if A player continues to point? With a 200 point max differential what should A player do?

Only Point
Only Close
Only Open
Point & Close
Point & Open

Regardless of steel vs. soft, lets say it's a just a game of cricket that has a 200 point differential overkill and limited to 15 rounds... How do those two factors affect strategy?
You can't disregard the fact that it is steel vs soft. The trebles and bull are significantly larger, which makes them easier to hit for both players. Soft tip cricket is more of a game of 'who misses first' versus 'who hits first'. You have to realize 200 points is basically 4 trebles, it is just above 1 turn.

My Strategy would be T20 with the first 2 darts, if I hit them... I would take a dart at t19. You have to close out at some point. If I missed one, 20s all day.
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Our soft tip boards do not have an overkill amount (you can run up as much score as you like). The round limit on cricket for league is 30 (ADA is our league). Not sure what it is on the board itself. I think it's probably 30. We don't have the freeze rule either...well...obviosly this is the case because we play 301 1 on 1 vice teams.
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(12-24-2014, 05:54 AM)Milkysunshine Wrote:
(12-23-2014, 03:53 AM)darwin1200 Wrote:
(12-22-2014, 02:35 PM)Milkysunshine Wrote: This is why soft tip is inferior in my opinion. Rules on how many points you can have when you have only one number closed and the opponent has 5+bull? Ludicrous

Assuming we are aware of and acknowledge the rules before we decide to play, what would do you think is the best strategy in the situation?

Opponent does not yet have 5+Bull...

A Player has 5 marked 20 to leave 40 points on the board.
B Player opens 19, 18, 17 with 0 points.

Is A player to think that B player would continue on to 16, 15 and bull regardless if A player continues to point? With a 200 point max differential what should A player do?

Only Point
Only Close
Only Open
Point & Close
Point & Open

Regardless of steel vs. soft, lets say it's a just a game of cricket that has a 200 point differential overkill and limited to 15 rounds... How do those two factors affect strategy?
You can't disregard the fact that it is steel vs soft. The trebles and bull are significantly larger, which makes them easier to hit for both players. Soft tip cricket is more of a game of 'who misses first' versus 'who hits first'. You have to realize 200 points is basically 4 trebles, it is just above 1 turn.

My Strategy would be T20 with the first 2 darts, if I hit them... I would take a dart at t19. You have to close out at some point. If I missed one, 20s all day.

Just to keep the hypotheticals going and make conversation...

On your turn you went T1, T20, T20 to leave you with 160 points.
Opponent opens 16's, 15's and hits DBull still at 0 points.

What's going through your head going into the third round?
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