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

Zoom Meeting: Getting Your League Back in the Game

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Join our interactive meeting with other league administrators and learn about DartConnect’s newest solutions for introducing online darts to your league.

WDF Virtual Cup: USA Darts Live Streaming Replays

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The top 32 men and women compete in the Knockout Stage to crown the Virtual Cup Singles Champions!  Winners earn a spot at the 2021 WDF World Masters!

Get info for EVERY match from the entire Virtual Cup:

For Live Streaming of featured matches, follow USA Darts.


THE FINALS:

 

All Streamed Matches:

Saturday 24 October:

Lorraine Hyde (Scotland) vs. Kasume Sato (Japan)
WATCH REPLAY

Sunday 25 October:

Neil Duff (N. Ireland) vs. Mal Cuming (Australia)
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Paul Hogan (England) vs. Steve Russell (Canada)
WATCH REPLAY

Robin Curry (USA) vs. Lorraine Winstanley (England)
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Tuesday 27 October:

Martin Heneghan (Ireland) vs. Patrick Kovacs (Hungary)
WATCH REPLAY

Wednesday 28 October:

Irina Armstrong (Germany) vs. Katie Sheldon (Ireland)
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Alan Soutar (Scotland) vs Danny Baggish (USA)
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Thursday 29 October:

Martin Adams (England) vs. Mal Cuming (Australia)
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Robyn Byrne (Ireland) vs. Tracey Marie Davies (Wales)
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Mikuru Suzuki (Japan) vs. Lorraine Winstanley (England)
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Friday 30 October:

T8 – Sebastian Bialecki (Poland) vs. Patrik Kovacs (Hungary)
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Saturday 31 October:

T8 – Mikuru Suzuki (Japan) vs. Irina Armstrong (Germany)
WATCH REPLAY

Sunday 01 November:

T8 – Anthony Tekira (New Zealand) vs. John William-Jones (Wales)
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T8 – Fallon Sherrock (England) vs. Marina Letica (Croatia)
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Tuesday 3 November:

T4 – Martin Adams (England) vs. Patrik Kovacs (Hungary)
WATCH REPLAY

Wednesday, 4 November:

T4 – Irina Armstrong (Germany) vs. Ksenia Klochek (Russia)
WATCH REPLAY

Friday 6 November:

T4 – Alan Soutar (Scotland) vs. John Williams-Jones (Wales)
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Saturday 7 November:

T4 – Fallon Sherrock (England) vs. Diane Gobeil (Canada)
WATCH REPLAY

2020 DartConnect Tablet Buyer’s Guide – Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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UPDATED FOR 2020!

Take advantage of this year’s Black Friday & Cyber Monday for the best deal on a new tablet for DartConnect. Holiday deal guides are posted below and will be updated over time.

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

NOTE: Tablets recommended here are intended for use with the DartConnect scorekeeping app and not other services such as video or audio for online matches which require more modern equipment.

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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.

2020 League Survey – Download the Executive Summary

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To create conversations and share creative strategies and solutions for securing the future of steel tip darts, DartConnect conducted a survey of its member leagues around the world to see how they are coping with the global pandemic.

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.

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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PDC Autumn Series Picks Up Where Summer Series Left Off

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Following the success of the Summer Series held in early July, the PDC has scheduled the Autumn Series in Germany for 12-16 September.  These five one-day events are a continuation of the Players Championship Tour and provide ranking points and qualification chances for the Grand Slam and World Grand Prix.  Plans for a Winter Series in the UK should be finalized soon.

The Summer Series showcased the world’s top 128 professionals playing behind closed doors inside the PDC “bubble” created at the Milton Keynes arena. Due to virus-related regulations, players were required to keep score for their fellow players if they lost and many players were thankful to DartConnect for making it a stress-free job.

Details surrounding the new Autumn and Winter series’ will be forthcoming as the requirements for coping with Covid-19 restrictions are ever evolving and the venue moves from the UK to Germany for the September events.

In addition to video streaming on PDCTV, live scores and results for every match will be shown on DartConnect TV.

To see all the results and player performance stats from the Summer Series – Click Here.

Featured matches streamed on PDCTV:

Check out the PDC channel on DCTV for live events, results, player stats and more:

World #3 Gerwyn Price marks a match for Stephen “The Bullet” Bunting at the Summer Series

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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