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

2019 Poster Revealed! PDC US Darts Masters – Las Vegas

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Featuring the names of every North American competitor and the PDC All Stars *

UPDATE:  Deadline Extended to 14 June 2019!

Register for any PDC Las Vegas qualifier by Friday, 14 June to have your name appear on the poster

FREE COPY for all registered qualifier players!  Register for any World Series Las Vegas qualifier by the deadline above and get a free copy of the poster featuring you as a participant.

Don’t miss out!

The Perfect Autograph Canvas to commemorate your experience!

Players will receive the free poster onsite in Las Vegas and additional copies will be available for sale exclusively at the PDC souvenir stand.  Get every PDC player to sign yours!

* Poster will include names of players who have registered for any qualifier by 09 June 2019

DCTV Fan Alerts bring new intrigue to professional darts

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DartConnect TV’s Free Fan Alerts provide fans around the world the perfect way to stay on top of their favorite player’s performances.

As the service grows, it is starting to provide an indication of popularity and fan interest.  Check out the Top 10 PDC Players from last weekend’s Players Championship Event 1, based on dart fans signing up to follow them on DartConnect TV.

The top position was not lost on the reigning BDO World Champion, Glen Durrant.  Hot on the heels of making the switch to play in the PDC, dart fans everywhere signed on to make sure they followed Durrant’s progress in his first attempt at the pro tour. Could he hold his own?  Would he find himself outmatched?

As the main man from what is considered the “minor leagues” of the BDO, he had much to prove that he belonged on the PDC stage.

Durrant lost in the opening round of Event 1, but stormed back the next day to make the finals of Event 2, losing out to an in-form Dave Chisnall, #9 on the Fan Follow rankings.

The notoriety was not lost on Durrant, as he mentioned he was fully aware of how many eyeballs were  on him in these recent articles from Darts News and Metro News:

Read the full article on Darts News

Read the full article on Metro News

Want to follow Glen Durrant’s journey on the PDC Pro Tour?

Sign up for FREE DCTV Fan Alerts and never miss a match!

Record-breaking FOUR perfect games recorded on DartConnect

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The ridiculously high standard of darts by today’s professional players continues to astound fans and experts alike.  Opening weekend of the Professional Dart Corporation’s Players Championship Tour broke event records with FOUR perfect games of 501 thrown by four separate players on the second day alone!

Please see below DartConnect’s turn by turn details of each 9-dart perfect 501 with links to the respective match’s game details.

Dave Chisnall

Event 2 Winner – 92.95 Tournament Average

Geert Nentjes

Top 32 – 93.30 Tournament Average

Michael van Gerwen

Top 8 – 99.28 Tournament Average

Chris Dobey

Top 16 – 95.73 Tournament Average

Tis the season to check for updates!

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No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, DartConnect has a surprise gift for all of our Premium Members!

Perform a “Check for Updates” the next time you’ve opened the scorekeeping app to update to version 2.0.34.

On the Welcome Screen, notice anything different? Read more

Tablet Buyer’s Guide

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UPDATED FOR 2018!

Take advantage of Black Friday & Cyber Monday for the best deal on a new tablet for DartConnect.

Keep reading for advice on what to look for, what NOT to buy and links to our top recommendations and the hottest deals. Read more

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.

Complete Target Darts Prize List – 2018 Dart Counter Contest

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2018 DartCounter Contest Sponsored by Target

2018 Total Dart Count:
185,396,360 darts

GRAND PRIZE:

Rob Cross Autographed World Champion Package (Steel-Tip darts & World Championship Programme)

WEEKLY PRIZES:

Hand-signed steel-tip darts from legendary Target players

Make every dart count…

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DartConnect’s “Live Dart Counter” has been tracking the number of darts recorded during all DartConnect matches since 2016.  As the DC community continues to grow with new members, leagues, and tournaments worldwide, more darts are recorded every year. Read more

“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.