The Metalhead Power Scoring Game
Like all good practice games the rules can be adapted to suit the standard of each player taking part, we will explain more about that later. You need a dart board and a score board
Any number of players can play but probably a maximum of four keeps the game flowing.
Write each player's name, side by side on the score board.
In turn each player throws their three darts. This is Metalhead's scoring system when he plays against the PDC players.:
A score of 100 plus - 1 point
A score of 140 plus - 2 points
A score of 180 - 3 points
First player to hit 25 points
Adapt the Game
If you practise with a player who is still mastering the game, change the scoring system. For example the novice player could get 1 point for a score of 40 plus, 2 for 60 plus and 3 for a 100 for example. This way the better player is put under pressure which makes the game not just more competitive and fun but it is far more valuable practice, for both players!
The game opens your eyes to exactly how many darts you throw straight and how many drift! You can practice your grouping and pre-shot routine. If you are playing as a group of 4 imagine it is a pairs match and practise keeping your focus and concentration as you wait your turn.
If you treat your practice time seriously you will reap the rewards!