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Cricket Scoring: The “D” and “T” Buttons Are NOT Shortcuts!

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Possibly the most misunderstood feature of the DartConnect app is how to properly use the “D” and “T” buttons when scoring a game of cricket.  “D” stands for “Doubles” and “T” for Triples.

A lot of people incorrectly assume that these buttons are “shortcuts”, meaning if you hit three singles of the same number, a single tap of the “T” button is all you need, and the same idea for the “D” button. While this has no affect on the main cricket stat, Marks Per Round (MPR), this will not allow for DartConnect’s unique advanced cricket stats:  Missed Dart Percentage and Triple Accuracy.

The correct way to score cricket using DartConnect is to tap the buttons that EXACTLY match what your darts hit.  For example, when you hit a triple, tap the respective “T” button and when you hit a double, tap the respective “D” button. If you hit a single, then tap the respective number button.  Let’s say you hit three singles, the correct input is three taps of the number button.  Including “Enter”, this means you will tap the scoreboard a maximum of 4 times to enter your score.

DartConnect’s Unique Cricket Stats

While Marks Per Round is the most common measurement for cricket skill, DartConnect provides advanced statistics made possible by entering scores correctly:

Missed Dart Percentage – quite simply, this measures how often your darts don’t count towards your score. This can be a great way to measure accuracy and improvement over time.

Triple Accuracy – you could loosely consider this the cricket equivalent of “100+ scores” in 01 stats as it indicates the extent to which you are a “heavy scorer” and is a great augment to round out your MPR.

Both of these stats can provide a better understanding of where you excel and where you need improvement.  Better yet, data collection is completely automated.

All you have to do is keep score and DartConnect does the rest!

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!

DartConnect’s Role in the Future of Darts

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“Get More People, to Play More Darts, More Often”

– The DartConnect Mission Statement

A special message from the founder of DartConnect

Since our official launch in February 2013, our goal has been to make the game of steel-tip darts more accessible to everyone.

While there can be competing agendas within the sport, we believe the true challenge for darts lies in the multitude of activities that compete for consumer’s time and mindshare. Never in history have there been so many entertainment and sporting options.

However, if we achieve our Mission Statement, EVERYONE benefits, including:

  • Governing Bodies
  • Amateur Leagues & Tournaments
  • The Professional Game
  • Equipment Manufacturers & Retailers
  • And Most Importantly: Current and Future Players

We stand committed to providing the highest level of service and product innovation to anyone who is willing to make the effort to run a competition, volunteer for a board position, or simply promote the game at their local pub. DartConnect does not engage in exclusive league/tournament service agreements with any organization.

By connecting people through the game of darts, we create a growing community that is capable of great things, including raising over $15,500 USD for those affected by the current health crisis. We invite every organization to contact us to discuss how we can collaborate to grow the sport and be well positioned for the post-pandemic world, when in-person competition resumes.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to explore our evolving online options as a means of keeping the community connected.

Stay safe,

David Macher
CEO & Founder

Video: Connecting the World with DartConnect

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Flashback to 2019!

The newest DartConnect trailer produced for the 2019 PDC World Series of Darts in Las Vegas.

Produced and directed by L. David Irete

New Official DartConnect Tablet Holders – Available Now!

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ALL NEW DESIGN!

Keep your tablet safe and secure with the new official design manufactured by Target Darts!

New & Improved!

Key Features:

  • Compatible with phones and tablets up to 14″ tall
  • Accommodates  most device cases
  • Single screw adjustment slider
  • Durable, Super Strong 1/4 inch thick Polycarbonate
  • High gloss, professional finish

The ongoing design evolution continues! Thanks to our partnership with Target Darts, we present our best tablet hanger yet.

The perfect tablet complement at tournaments, league night, and for your home practice area!

Upgrade Your Practice Rooom Today!

Find an approved Target Darts retailer near you.

The “MAN” has a knack for throwing perfect darts…

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SALUTING PERFECTION

Canada’s Shawn Brenneman, affectionately known as “The MAN,” followed up on his historical performance from 2017 by adding another perfect 501 on May 6, 2020.  This time his victim was fellow countryman Kiley Edmunds.

In Virginia Beach, Shawn’s “perfecto” came against another Canadian ace, PDC player Jeff Smith. America is breathing a sigh of relief that Shawn lives in the north.

Brenneman was the first ever player to notch dart’s grandest achievement on the DartConnect scoring app during sanctioned competition at the 2017 Virginia Beach Classic. Well, he’s just made history AGAIN with the first ever 9-darter in CDC competition!

Captured forever on DartConnect TV, Shawn’s prowess on the oche will live on and may never be surpassed. Review the reports from these two legendary matches at the links below.

Shawn Brenneman’s Perfect 501s:

Virginia Beach 2017:
View Match Report

Championship Darts Circuit Champions League 2020:
View Match Report

Sky Sports Spotlights Online Darts Revolution

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Online darts participation is skyrocketing during the Covid-19 global lockdown, forcing amateurs and top professionals alike to the Internet to get their steel tip fix.

Sky Sports, who televises the lion’s share of professional event “majors” like the PDC World Championships, takes a closer look at how online darts is evolving.

From professionals seeking the fill the void of live sports entertainment to every day folk looking for a fun way to pass the time in isolation, Sky Sports’ Paul Prenderville explored the numbers with DartConnect founder, David Macher, who said: Read more

Streamlined on-line play & more – update the app now!

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Apply updates before playing your next match!

This update comes with the following improvements:

  • New Welcome Screen Menu Layout
  • Streamlined access to on-line play features
  • Bolstered capacity for on-line match activity

New Streamlined Navigation: Read more

ESPN: Meet Fallon Sherrock

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Major sports media outlet ESPN shines a spotlight on the current ladies darts sensation, Fallon Sherrock ahead of her visit to New  York City this June for the PDC US Darts Masters.

In addition to an insiders look at Fallon’s whirlwind journey, you’ll hear from many of the other top professional women’s players on their opinion of her success and impact on the sport.

Check out ESPN’s article:

Meet Fallon Sherrock, the darts player beating men at their own game

Watch Fallon Sherrock play on DartConnect TV throughout the year and sign up for FREE Fan Alert notifications! Learn More