News about DartConnect, including new partnerships, media appearances, and special announcements.

“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.

 

New! League Division Standings on DCTV

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New League Feature Starting Fall 2018:

See Division Standings in Real Time!

Click the “Division Standings” button on your league’s DCTV Channel

Effortless rankings & high level stats for every team:

  • League standings are automatically updated when matches are saved
  • Team ’01 and Cricket averages provide competitive insights across divisions
  • Division averages provide benchmarks for the entire league
  • Match listing history completes the picture, with a link to every match report

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Power up your practice with DartConnect – Tungsten Tale’s Tech Special Part 3 / 3

Tungsten Tales host, Chris “Mace the Ace” Mason, sits down with Founder David Macher for an in-depth look at DartConnect 

Part 3 of a 3-part series — in this episode you will learn:

  • How DartConnect is the perfect practice partner, ready whenever and wherever you want to play
  • How to use the “Guest Connect” feature to play online matches against friends who live anywhere
  • Handicapping games to increase the challenge with any level opponent
  • How DartConnect’s 12-level computer opponent can simulate a real life match
  • Bonus!  Chris Mason’s secret handicapping formula

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Why does the PDC use DartConnect? Tungsten Tales takes a closer look – Part 2 / 3

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Tungsten Tales host, Chris “Mace the Ace” Mason, sits down with Founder David Macher for an in-depth look at DartConnect 

Part 2 of a 3-part series — in this episode you will learn:

  • How the PDC is using DartConnect to track player performance and allow a whole new way for fans to follow their favorite players
  • How the DartConnect platform, including DCTV, is an invaluable tool for broadcasters, analysts and statisticians
  • How to use the player performance leaderboards and stats as a guide for serious training and development
  • The many surprises that some statistics can reveal

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DartConnect Talks to Tungsten Tales – Part 1 / 3

Tungsten Tales host, Chris “Mace the Ace” Mason, sits down with Founder David Macher for an in-depth look at DartConnect 

Part 1 of a 3-part series — in this episode you will learn:

  • The original inspiration behind the DartConnect app and the basic features of the entire platform
  • How DartConnect is much more than a scoring calculator
  • How DartConnect enhances league play with easier scorekeeping, faster matchplay, automated stats and more
  • BONUS!  Chris Mason’s favorite “hidden feature” for scoring 501

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Zonneveld: “…great for the people at home that they can follow matches with DartConnect”

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Dutch player Niels Zonneveld won his third Development Tour Title with a victory in Wigan at 2018’s Dev Tour 4.

In this interview with Darts News, Zonneveld talks about his experiences on the Development tour and even a little bit about what he thinks about DartConnect:

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The Eagle Flies High in Charlotte – Butler Nails “Friday the 13th” 9-Dart 501 on his way to the World Masters

The most decorated player in US darts history, Larry “The Eagle” Butler, hit his second-ever 9-dart perfect 501 in competition at the 2018 ADO World Masters National Finals hosted by the Charlotte Open in North Carolina on Friday the 13th.

“My last perfect game in competition was at the PDC Player’s Championship 6 or 7 years ago,” recalled Butler, “Plus I’ve thrown a few in practice at home and at events like the Buckeye Open in my home state of Ohio.”

What’s going through your mind as your throwing a perfect 501?

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Dart Players Los Angeles Ranked #1 Region by DCA

Dart Player 2018 Event Averages

Check out the relative group DCA from each completed 2018 DP regional event:

DP Los Angeles – Event 1 – 71.0

DP Chicago – Event 1 – 65.8

DP New York – Event 2 – 64.5

DP New England – Event 1 – 64.2

DP Chicago – Event 2 – 64.1

DP New York – Event 3 –  63.3

DP New York – Event 1 – 63.1

DP NorCal – Event 1 – 62.2

DP Colorado – Event 1 – 62.1

DP Colorado – Event 2 – 57.1

Dart Players North America Leaderboard

Compare Player Stats from Across all DP Regions:

Dart Players North America - Leaderboard

 

 

Dart Player’s New England Joins the DPNA Revolution

Event 1: Bruce Robbins tops the sold out 48-Player Field at the Beverly Franco in Massachusetts

Long format 501 is now full swing in New England as DPNE launched its first Dart Player tour event on April 21, 2018.  Along with the other DP regions, New England now rounds out the DPNA leaderboard combining player rankings from every DP program using the DartConnect platform. Read more

Canada Welcomes DartConnect to the Stage

DartConnect was introduced at the Ontario Provincial Championship in St. Catharines Ontario over the Easter weekend. Used for the Ladies & Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles finals on stage it was well received by the players and a grateful audience. Many agreed it would be great to use for floor matches as well.

Welcome to the Great White North.