Held within the “Bubble” concept that all professional sports have been forced to implement, the PDC ProTour is finally back from its Coronavirus hiatus and DartConnect will be there with full LIVE coverage.
Five straight days of competition, dubbed the “Summer Series,” faces the biggest changes in the tour’s history as play resumes with strict social distancing measures. Staff markers will be absent to reduce occupancy, resulting in players marking games for one another with DartConnect.
This means the players themselves will be responsible for feeding the live scoreboards to fans on DartConnect TV, another ProTour first.
The PDC Summer Series
08-12 June 2020
Milton Keynes, UK
Daily Start Time: 1100 GMT / 1200 BST
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.
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:
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.
CEO & Founder
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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.
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
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