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Cricket w/ 1 dart in your hand ?
us /them 2 man
0 20 0
x 19 0
/ 18 0
0 17 o
0 16 0
0 15 x
bulls open
I hit s 15 t15 to take a small point lead (30 ish) , stop (1st mistake )
miss the shot (2 nd mistake )
go into the bulls behind by 6 pts
cant close the bull (3rd mistake)
so my ? is after s15 t15, point or close with 1 dart left
you have to point ? right
you count 180's
i'm counting money
     :usa:

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No. If you cannot close with the darts in your hand, you absolutely have to point. Even if I have 1 dart in hand... and need 2 marks to close... points. Points all day. Lol
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The only time I would consider closing a number is if a single of my scoring number doesn't equal at least another bull.
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If your ahead in points shoot the 19 and close it. That leaves the next player to shoot 18 to regain lead then he has to shoot 15's then bulls. Take that to the bank lol.
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If you had a 30ish point lead, and hit a single 15....that's a 55ish point lead. That's a cork, 3 19s or 3 18s. Instead... if you close 19s, they just need 2 darts in the fat 18 and have the third dart to either point or close with 1 simple fat 15. If you force them to hit all 3 fat 19s (and hope they miss)... you still have your 15s open. As I said. Points all the way.

[Edit: ignore the scenario. Math fail.]
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Ya don't win like that- sorry bud - ya gotta close those 19's- ya do that with a decent player and he's gonna tear ya up on the 19's - I just got off the board and hit trip 19's first dart,closed the 15 and missed the bull. Ya don't have enough darts in your hand to close and win the game next throw.
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And a solid player is also going to kill those 18s.
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It all depends on the actual points to be honest. I screwed up my math in my post. (Slept 2 hours last night.)

If you have a 30 point lead with 1 dart in hand... 1 15 means very little. If you have 35 point lead with 1 dart, that 15 is another bull.
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I'm not sure where, in the original post, I stand on points. Am I 30 up or 6 down? If I'm 30 up I'd close 19. If I'm 6 down I'd point.
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(09-02-2014, 05:25 AM)Milkysunshine Wrote: It all depends on the actual points to be honest. I screwed up my math in my post. (Slept 2 hours last night.)

If you have a 30 point lead with 1 dart in hand... 1 15 means very little. If you have 35 point lead with 1 dart, that 15 is another bull.

Still screwed up the math.Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. A 30 point lead + a S-15 results in a 45 point lead. If you have 35 and score a S-15, that results in 50 points, both are what is considered a 2 bull lead in Cricket.

Yeah, yeah, I know, to the UK folks the Bull is the red bit in the center, but here in the States, where Cricket is played, the green outer area is considered a Single Bull and the Center a Double Bull.
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You need to buy some time and dictate what you opponent does. With that third dart, I'd point again on the 15, hoping for a triple. That gets the points lead up to at least 45, forcing your opponent to get at least three 19s or three 18s on his next throw. Got to stay ahead on points. Looks like whoever hits a trip for points gets to be in the driver's seat. Depending on how many points they get next throw will determine where you go. If you're ahead on points with three darts, close the numbers. If not, go for more points to extend the game. If your great at bulls, that may change the scenario.
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(09-02-2014, 02:22 PM)gumbo2176 Wrote:
(09-02-2014, 05:25 AM)Milkysunshine Wrote: It all depends on the actual points to be honest. I screwed up my math in my post. (Slept 2 hours last night.)

If you have a 30 point lead with 1 dart in hand... 1 15 means very little. If you have 35 point lead with 1 dart, that 15 is another bull.

Still screwed up the math.Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. A 30 point lead + a S-15 results in a 45 point lead. If you have 35 and score a S-15, that results in 50 points, both are what is considered a 2 bull lead in Cricket.

Yeah, yeah, I know, to the UK folks the Bull is the red bit in the center, but here in the States, where Cricket is played, the green outer area is considered a Single Bull and the Center a Double Bull.

Damn... I was fried last night. I wasn't even close.

Note to self: posting while drunk is fine... but posting sober on sleep deprivation and way too much sun = complete failure.
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I was playing with a brand new player
but he held his own
after going back and four I went for the points (missed it )
HUGE mistake . know your game plan before you walk up to the line
imo never stop ,if you have to think about it ,your toast....
you count 180's
i'm counting money
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With one dart left in hand and no matter the score or leg situation don't be afraid to take a shot at the bull. It's a massive shot if you hit a 50. I've seen it literally stop the opponent in their tracks. It totally messes with them when they least expect it. Of course... on the negative side, you could look like a right tool if ya miss by a mile. Just know when to take chances Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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this is why i love cricket and also why i hate cricket!

my strategy in cricket is to either force the other guy into a decision like this hoping to put him off and make him waste a dart (which is what sounded like happened to you) or force the other guy to throw at something he doesn't like. depending on my opponent and how im throwing there are times were i don't mind playing from behind a few points if i can put my opponent to a tough decision or make him throw at something i know he doesn't like. if the only decision you have to make is either throw to close or throw to point then you wont ever have to stop and wonder what you should do. if your opponent were in your shoes and he threw last dart and missed, then that significantly narrows down the decisions youll need to make during the next throw. and that's basically the whole game of cricket. you make decisions based off what your opponent did or didn't do.

in my league there is only one rule to cricket: if you are ahead then close, if you are behind then point. and its just not as simple as that. but they will do that every single time no matter what. one time i had completed a whole game was walking back to my chair and saw another game going on that was like 380 to 374 or something like that and the only two numbers open were 20 and 19. one team was scoring on 20 and the other 19. the thing was that the team that was scoring on 20 were known to be deadly scorers on 20. why give them what they want? close those 20s and make them beat you with something else. so they might get lucky and close your 19 leaving you a little behind. that's ok to me most of the time. i would rather take my chances with the rest of the board than letting them throw at their best number. that's just silly in my opinion. i know that eventually they will probably end up closing me out anyway only when they do they will be way up in score and 20 will still be open. ugh...oh cricket how i miss you even though you are the devil.....
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