Determining Your Darts Skill Level
One of more basic questions any new darter asks is "how good am I?" and "what league should I be in?". These are good questions and usually there isn't a concrete way of answering other than "well, join a team and see where you are at". I don't like this method.
Darts is a numbers game, let's use numbers to determine your skill level :)
Here at Bay Area Darts, we want players to play competitive matches against players of similar skill level, so we test players to see where they are at.
|League||3-dart avg / darts per game / Darts Index||Format||PlayDartsAmeria|
|Other League Comparison|
|Premier||71+ / < 22 darts per game / <= 7.0||Best of 20||Masters||A+ or 2800+ rating|
|1||60+ / < 26 darts per game / <= 8.4||Best of 16||AA||A or 2400+ rating|
|2||52+ / < 30 darts per game / <= 10.0||Best of 12||A||A or 2000+ rating|
|3||42+ / < 36 darts per game / <= 12.0||Best of 8||B||B or 1800+ rating|
|4||31+ / < 48 darts per game / <= 16.0||Best of 6||C||C or 1600+ rating|
|5||Under 31 / 48+ darts per game / > 16.0 )||Best of 4||D||D or <1600 rating|
Play 5-20 games of 501 (the more the better). Count the number of darts it took to finish each leg; don't forget that a "bust" counts as 3 darts. Example: 26, 27, 32, 21, 19, 25, 33, 30, 27, 28 [you are NOT entering what you scored with each round of darts, you are counting the darts for each leg]
The result generated here is close, but will become more accurate within a few weeks. We're using it as a guide for initial placement into a league.
The results returned from the 'Get my dart Index' and the suggested level of play are similar, but not quite identical to our ratings
Masters = Premier, AA = 1, A = 2, B = 3, C = 4, D = 5. D/5 players tend to play with the Division 4 players.