180 Around the Clock

180 Around the Clock

Rules for 180 Around the Clock. All the games can be download in PDF format see the icon at the bottom of this page

Players: One or more

Darts: Three each

Rules:

Here is a nice easy warm up game that helps improves your accuracy around the board.

Many people play around the clock to help improve their accuracy on the board. Around the clock is also a good game for beginners to play as it focuses on different individual targets. But here is a variation which I call 180! Around the clock.

First of all this warm up game or practice game is not about scoring 180’s it is about practising trebles around the board. The practice game can also be played as a game against an opponent or on your own.

How you play

Your basically throw three darts at each number in turn aiming for the treble i.e. 3 darts at number one or treble one. If you hit a single one you score 1 point if you hit a treble you score 3 points the most you can score in any throw is 9 points doubles are considered as a poor throw and only score 1 point. Regardless if you hit a single or treble you move to the next number in this case number two and repeat the feat. A single two scores 1 point and treble scores your 3 points. You continue around the board until you have completed all twenty numbers and then add your total. If you manage to throw three trebles on each throw your will score 180 hence the name!

If you are playing this game by yourself I suggest you set yourself a target i.e. 60 points. This means you only need to hit three singles in each number to achieve this target number. If you are a regular player set this target higher I suggest 75 – 80. Alternatively keep a running total of your scores and aim to better the score the next time you play. You will be surprised how this basic game will improve your overall game and become an additive as you try to improve your score.

Remember doubles are considered a poor throw in this game should you hit only score 1 point for these should you hit one.

To give you a guide on your performance:

Playing as a Game?

If you play the 180 as a game against friends then you can add an extra dimension to it.

180 can be play with 2 or move players but this extra dimension can spice the game up a bit more.

If a player fails to score on a number in a round of three darts then their score becomes frozen and they proceed no further. Other players continue until 20 or until they miss a number and become frozen. The highest total wins.

Pure Darts