News about DartConnect’s Digital Steel event management platform.

WDF Virtual Cup: Regional Groups Announced – Starts 04 October!

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47 Countries! The WDF’s first ever Virtual Cup may be the world’s largest international online competition! Groups have been drawn into 8 regional sections for the Round Robin portion of the competition starting on October 4th.

WDF Virtual Cup Update! World Masters Spots at Stake – Entry Deadline Extended

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WDF and DartConnect are excited to announce there’s been an overwhelming response to the first ever International Men’s and Women’s Virtual Cup competition!  The entry deadline and competition dates have been extended one week.

USA Darts, the premier darts streaming service in North America, will be streaming live Virtual Cup featured matches during the knockout rounds.

The WDF also recently announced that the men’s and women’s singles champions as well as the highest place team will receive invitations to the 2021 WDF World Masters!

Over 40 countries have submitted teams to compete for the title and World Masters berth, including:

Americas 

  • USA
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Jamaica

Isle Nations 

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Jersey
  • Scotland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Iceland
  • Wales
  • England
  • Northern Ireland

Rest of Europe / Africa

  • Romania
  • Germany
  • Ukraine
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Italy
  • France
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Catalonia
  • Poland
  • Slovenija
  • Latvia
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Lithuania
  • Hungary
  • Finland
  • Monaco

Asia/ NZ / Australia 

  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • India
  • Iran
  • Australia
  • Korea
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan

The above list was updated on 24 September. More and more are entering every day, check back for updates to the participant list.

Entry deadline extended to 30 September!

What:
Men’s & Women’s Virtual Cup Online Singles Championship

When:
UPDATED!  04 October – 08 November 2020

Who:
2 Men & 2 Women from each member country

Why:
To provide more opportunities for global competition

The tournament will be entirely run on DartConnect’s innovative Digital Steel competition software and scorekeeping app.  This is the same system used at WDF-sanctioned competitions around the world, including the 2019 WDF World Cup in Romania.

Member countries may select 2 men & 2 women to compete in this inaugural event. All matches will be played online over a five week period starting with regional round-robin group play followed by a championship knockout round.

New WDF Virtual Cup Launched For 2020

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This Fall the WDF will crown the first ever International Men’s and Women’s Virtual Cup Champions!

While Covid-19 has brought in-person competitions to a halt around the world, the WDF is embracing online darts to provide international players with more opportunities to represent their country on the global darts stage.

UPDATE:

Entry deadline extended to 30 September!

What:
Men’s & Women’s Virtual Cup Online Singles Championship

When:
UPDATED!  04 October – 08 November 2020

Who:
2 Men & 2 Women from each member country

Why:
To provide more opportunities for global competition

To bridge the absence of canceled events around the world, the WDF has partnered with DartConnect to bring a new online cup competition to WDF member countries.  The tournament will take place from 04 October – 08 November.

The tournament will be entirely run on DartConnect’s innovative Digital Steel competition software and scorekeeping app.  This is the same system used at WDF-sanctioned competitions around the world, including the 2019 WDF World Cup in Romania.

Member countries may select 2 men & 2 women to compete in this inaugural event. All matches will be played online over a five week period starting with regional round-robin group play followed by a championship knockout round.

First Ever PDC Markers’ Charity Cup Goes Online

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Darts from home with the world’s best scorekeepers.

This weekend members of Professional Darts Corporation’s official scorekeeping staff will participate in the first ever “Markers’ Charity Cup” to benefit the WHO’s Covid-19 Global Response Fund.

They bring you LIVE scores from the ProTour – now it’s their turn at the oche!

The tournament will be the first official charity event run remotely using Digital Steel, DartConnect’s tournament system optimized to work with the scoring app’s online play features.  Players will play from their home boards while staff leader, Mem Martin, runs the entire competition from her home office.

PDC Markers’ Charity Cup

Held Saturday – 13 June 2020 / 1200 GMT

Match Reports, Stats, Results & More!

Join us in supporting the cause & contribute today!

Congratulations!

PDC Markers’ Charity Cup Champion:

JAMES EVAN

Scenes From the Day!

Behind the Scenes at the Australasian Championships

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DartConnect’s global coverage continued to expand in a big way down under, with full Digital Steel support at the 2018 DPA Australasian Championships.  Over 200 players from New Zealand, Australia and all around the Oceania continent gathered in Warilla for over a week of intense competitions.  Fans around the world followed live scoreboards and stats from every match on the floor on DCTV.

Running the show at the Oceanic Masters:

Dale Frampton – Director, Dart Players New Zealand
Wayne Weene – Tournament Director
Rob Denny – Director, Dart Players Australia
Russ Bray – PDC Official & Master of Ceremonies
“Mission Control at the Warilla Bowl”
Monitoring Match Progress for Ladies and Men’s events while managing the brackets.

“Digital” Steel City Open debuts text alerts for Premium Members

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Pittsburgh’s Steel City Open tournament has been growing year to year since tournament director Bill East set out to revive the steel tip event for his region’s darting community.  From it’s humble beginning as a pub competition, the event has drawn increasing interest and is now held at the DoubleTree hotel at the Meadowlands Casino and Racing complex.   This year, Bill brought in DartConnect’s Digital Steel event management platform to take things to the next level.

In addition to Digital Steel’s player information features through DCTV, DartConnect has added free Text Message alerts for it’s Premium members.  Every player registered at the event can get free email alerts with their board assignment, but premum members can update their account profiles to get texts delivered directly to their mobile phone, helping make sure players always know where and when to report.

With board assignments and the full brackets available on anyone’s smart phone, and displayed on kiosks in the tournament hall, players have many different ways to know their status and the tournament staff are no longer burdened with players storming the control desk.  Second (and third) calls are minimized or virtually eliminated.

“Steel City Open with DartConnect Digital Steel is the best tournament experience I’ve ever had in over 20 years of playing darts. I always know when I’m up to play, I don’t have to handle and lose paper, I don’t have to report my scores and everything runs smooth and on time. Every tournament needs to be like this.” Luke Kollias, Cleveland Darter Club

With tablets on every board providing efficient and user-friendly scorekeeping, results are automatically reported back to the desk, where organizers keep everything moving with a click of the mouse.  Having the entire tournament electronically managed is invaluable for knowing the status of any match in progress and for quickly getting subsequent events up and running.  Players and staff can’t stop praising these improvements.

“No paper tickets is the best thing. Getting the results reported to the desk automatically instead of waiting for players to bring the paper back to the desk is amazing and keeps everything running so much faster.” Trish Grzesik, Top Ranked Canadian Player

If your event is looking for a paperless solution to long delays, confused players and a friendlier, modern event experience, look no further than Digital Steel.  Inquire today for your tournament or competition.

 

PDC 2018 Asian Tours 5 & 6 Coming to Kobe this June

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DartConnect’s global coverage of live professional darts continues in Asia on June 23-24 in Kobe Japan.

The PDC’s 2018 Asian Tour has delivered a surprising share of darting drama in its first maiden season.  Tour 1 in Seoul, Korea featured a perfect 9-dart 501 in the Finals by Noel Malicdem and the tour’s second weekend featured back to back wins by Filipino pro, Lourence Ilagan.  Who knows what may be in store for Kobe? Tune in on DCTV and follow LIVE matches from almost anywhere on the planet. Read more

The Present Meets the Future of Darts

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The Junior Darts Corporation Grows Up with Digital Steel

Following in the footsteps of the PDC, the Junior Darts Corporation conducted another successful Tour event on DartConnect’s Digital Steel platform.

Every match from every Tour event can be followed on DartConnectTV with detailed match reports and player performance leaderboards.  These aspiring professionals now have the tools to monitor their progress with unprecedented access to the same statistical data used by the top players in the world.

See links to all match reports and leaderboard from JDC Tour 3 – April 28, 2018

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Leaderboard Overview

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