Darts: Three each
This game is played on a traditional standard dart board.
The objective shall be to 'own' or 'close' certain numbers on the board, and to achieve the highest point score. The player or team to do so first, shall be the winner.
Cricket shall be played using the numbers 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15 and both the inner and outer bull.
Each player or team shall take turns in throwing. (Three darts in succession shall constitute a 'turn'.)
To close an inning, the player or team must score three of a number. This can be accomplished with three singles, a single and a double, or a triple.
Once a player or team scores three of a number, it is 'owned' by that player or team and they can score on this number 'runs' until the opposing player or team have 'closed' it and no further scoring can be accomplished on that number by either player or team.
To close the bulls eye, the outer bull counts as a single, and the inner bull counts as a double.
Numbers can be 'owned' or 'closed' in any order desired by the individual player/team. Calling your shot is not required.
For the purpose of 'owning' a number, the double and triple ring shall count as 2 or 3, respectively. Three marks will close an inning.
After a number is 'owned' by a team, the double and triple ring shall count as 2 or 3 times the numerical values, respectively.
It shall be the responsibility of the player to verify his score before removing his darts from the board. The score remains as written if one or more darts has been removed from the board. In accordance with the inherent "strategy" involved in the Cricket game, no alterations in score shall be allowed, after the fact.
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Darts is a sport enjoyed by all regardless of age or gender. People play for fun while others take this sport very seriously. The ’01 game is the most common followed by ‘Cricket’ I call it American Cricket because it has no refence to wickets, bats, balls or runs. Shanghai probably rate third as most commonly played dart games around the world. However, there a lot of games for you to enjoy. Some are designed for the not so skilled while others do require a lot of skill to play well. A larger list of games and rules is availble on the main Darts501.com website
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Some of the games that feature on this website have been designed purely for inclusion solely on my websites. I have created most of the other games, and credit is given if others, i.e. tennis, have supplied the game. Some of the games have been played as far back as the early 1900s. However, you may find some regional variations to the rules I have published.
Designed for my websites: 180 Around the Clock, Chase the Dragon, Grand National, plus Tennis supplied by Richard Cotterill and Keith Block. Please do not reproduce these games on your own website. If you like the games, I feature then, by all means, place a link to this page.
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