Dart Finish Tables

A dart finish table, otherwise known as a dart checkout chart, is an extensive table detailing how to finish your game of darts.

When playing a 301, 501, or any other number finishing with 01, game of darts you’ll be able to finish once you reach a score of under 170. 

Dart Finish Tables

Dart finish tables are very useful to learn and know straight off of the top of your head so that you don’t need to keep looking at a chart every time you’re close to ending a game. This could throw you off and make you lose your flow. 

Below we’ll be looking at the different dart finish tables, as well as how and when to use them, but first, let’s take a quick introduction into the game of darts. 

01 Dart Games

01 dart games are very common and are used in almost every tournament there is. You can play these games either on your own, in two teams, or in a big group of people. The latter would take a long time to finish, but doesn’t that make it all the more fun? 

Anyway, to play a 01 dart game, you simply take it in turns to throw your three darts and accumulate points to be deducted from your original number. The most common 01 games are 301 and 501 games, so you take your score away from this number. 

For example, if you hit all three darts into the treble 20 segment of the dartboard on your first go of a 301 game, you’d have 121 to go. You continue to take it in turns to get down to a number below 170. 

170 is the number of the largest possible checkout, and it’s the hardest to hit. But more on that later. 

You can only finish a game by reaching exactly zero with a double number. For example, if you were left with 16, you could hit double 8 to finish and win the game. If you hit anything higher than 16, you’re bust and you have to retake your go after the opposing player. 

If you hit anything below 16, the opposing player takes their go and you have to try and finish again. An example would be if you hit eight instead of double eight, you’d need to hit double four on the next game. 

Similarly, if you have a score of 120, you’d need to hit the treble 20, single 20, and end with the double 20. The bullseye is classed as a double, so you can win ending with hitting the bullseye. However, the outer bull is not considered a double. 

Counting Your Scores

Unless you want to keep stopping and starting your game, it’s a good idea to get used to counting up your scores in your head while you’re playing. This will put you at an advantage as you won’t have to disrupt your flow to keep adding up numbers. Ask any dart player you know - they’ll confirm how handy this skill is. 

The first step in learning how to do this is to remember the multiplications of each number on the board. This will allow you to calculate the double and treble numbers in your head. It’s simple enough to do 1x1, 1x2, and 1x3, but do you know what 18x3 is off the top of your head? (It’s 54!) 

You can do this in any way that you want to - some people can calculate sums in their heads in a matter of seconds, and some others need a little more practice to remember the numbers. The way we like to do it is by breaking it up: 3x10=30, 3x8=24, 30+24=54. 

Once you get the counting aspect perfected in your head, you’ll be able to easily play a game of darts without thinking about the numbers too much. That is, until you hit 170 or below. 

Dart Finish Tables

The dart finish tables can be rather daunting at first glance, which is why we’re breaking it down in this article for you. There are many different checkout charts to learn from, but the one that we’re looking at has four different columns. As you go down the chart, you’ll find easier checkout options, all the way from 170 to 2. 

There are different options to try for most of the checkouts above, but we’ve interviewed a dart player and noted down their most used methods. As you practice and hone your sport, you’ll find it easier to know which doubles you work best with.

It’s advisable to learn all of these checkout methods, but beginners can start with a poster that can help you get a grasp of all of the methods. Now we’re going to take it slow by looking at one column at a time, starting off with the easiest checkouts. 

Checkout of 40 to 2

The first column shows you how to check out the smallest numbers on the board, from 40 all the way down to 2. Taking out a 40 finisher is perhaps the hardest on this column, as it is the highest number. That being said, some darts players find hitting the double 1 the most difficult checkout due to how easy it is to go bust. 

It’s worth noting that you should keep in mind the end goal. Most dart players don’t want to risk putting them in a position where they cannot finish with a double, for example, if you had 6 left and hit 3 instead of double 3, you’re going to need two darts to finish the game, when originally you only needed one. A lot of players don’t like to risk ending their turn with an odd number. 

Double

Finisher

40

D20

39

7

D16

38

D19

37

5

D16

36

D18

35

3

D16

34

D17

33

1

D16

32

D16

31

15

D8

30

D15

29

5

D12

28

D14

27

3

D12

26

D13

25

5

D10

24

D12

23

7

D8

22

D11

21

5

D8

20

D10

19

3

D8

18

D9

17

1

D8

16

D8

15

7

D4

14

D7

13

5

D4

12

D6

11

3

D4

10

D5

9

1

D4

8

D4

7

3

D2

6

D3

5

1

D2

4

D2

3

1

D1

2

D1


Checkout of 60 to 41

These finishers are a little more complex than before as all of them require two darts rather than some only using one.

Once you’ve got your doubles down, you can practice these finishers to give you an edge on your opponent. The earlier you can finish, the better chance you have of winning, after all! 

Double 

Finisher

60

20

D20

59

19

D20

58

18

D20

57

17

D20

56

16

D20

55

15

D20

54

14

D20

53

13

D20

52

20

D16

51

19

D16

50

18

D16

49

17

D16

48

16

D16

47

15

D16

46

14

D16

45

13

D16

44

12

D16

43

11

D16

42

10

D16

41

9

D16

Checkout of 110 to 61

Getting harder again now, this category introduces the need for three darts to checkout. That being said, there are still a larger number of two darter checkouts for you to practice with. 

Double

Finisher

110

T19

13

D20

109

T20

9

D20

108

T18

18

D18

107

T19

10

D20

106

T20

6

D20

105

T20

13

D16

104

T19

7

D20

103

T19

6

D20

102

T20

10

D16

101

T19

BULL

D16

100

T20

D20

99

T19

10

D16

98

T20

D19

97

T19

D20

96

T20

D18

95

T19

D19

94

T18

D20

93

T19

D18

92

T20

D16

91

T17

D20

90

T20

D15

89

T19

D16

88

T20

D14

87

T17

D18

86

T18

D16

85

T15

D20

84

T20

D12

83

T17

D16

82

BULL

D16

81

T19

D12

80

T20

D10

79

T19

D11

78

T18

D12

77

T19

D10

76

T20

D8

75

T17

D12

74

T18

D10

73

T19

D8

72

T16

D12

71

T17

D10

70

T10

D20

69

T15

D12

68

T20

D4

67

T9

D20

66

T14

D12

65

25

D20

64

T8

D20

63

T13

D12

62

T10

D16

61

25

D18


Checkout of 111 to 170

Advanced players find this category the most enjoyable as it is the hardest finishers to take out. All require three darts and a lot of skill to complete, but imagine the sense of achievement when you take out 170!

Keep an eye on this table below, as not all numbers are finishers. For example, you cannot finish your game if you land on 169, 168, 166, 165, 163, 162, and 159. 

Finisher

Finish Method

170

T20

T20

BULL

167

T20

T19

BULL

164

T19

T19

BULL

161

T20

T17

BULL

160

T20

T20

D20

158

T20

T20

D19

157

T20

T19

D20

156

T20

T20

D18

155

T20

T19

D19

154

T19

T19

D20

153

T20

T19

D18

152

T20

T20

D16

151

T20

T17

D20

150

T20

T20

D15

149

T20

T19

D16

148

T20

T20

D14

147

T20

T17

D18

146

T20

T18

D16

145

T20

T15

D20

144

T12

T20

D12

143

T20

T17

D16

142

T17

T17

D20

141

T20

T19

D12

140

T20

T20

D10

139

T19

BULL

D16

138

T20

T18

D12

137

T20

T19

D10

136

T20

T20

D8

135

BULL

T15

D20

134

T20

T18

D10

133

T20

T19

D8

132

BULL

BULL

D16

131

T20

T17

D10

130

T20

T20

D5

129

T19

T16

D12

128

T18

T18

D10

127

T20

T17

D8

126

T19

T19

D6

125

25

T20

D20

124

T20

T14

D11

123

T19

T16

D9

122

T18

T18

D7

121

T20

T11

D14

120

T20

20

D20

119

T19

T12

D13

118

T20

18

D20

117

T19

20

D20

116

T19

19

D20

115

T20

15

D20

114

T19

17

D20

113

T19

16

D20

112

T18

18

D20

111

T20

11

D20

Dart Finish Tables

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