Darts etiquette

Darts etiquette
The social aspect is a major part of darts worldwide. Most people that play darts globally, do so as recreation.

It's not always easy to mix socializing and tough competition. When people take either too far, it can ruin the fun for everyone. It's not always natural, and like darts, it can take practice. Most of us know a few people that take things too serious. You usually see this in poor losers. We all come out to have a good time, but when people act like it's their first time ever losing or they can't believe they lost to a less talented player and act like a jerk, no one enjoys it. I tell people they should enjoy winning more than they hate losing.

Etiquette is something we all appreciate. It usually starts at the top with the experienced players leading by example. Blind draws are very social and a great way to meet new people, but if there is a lack of etiquette, people will find something else to do.

As you get better, you may feel more pressure to perform at a high level all of the time. This can take the fun out of things when you want to relax and throw a few games.

On the flip side, there are those players who are overly social. Talking to their buddies well after their match has been called, slowing down the league match or the tournament. Some are too social at the bar which can lead to problems as well.

If we all do our part, this game will continue to grow for generations to come.

Thank you for your time. See you on the oche.

Robbie Phillips