501 darts is a popular game like 301 & 801 games and one of the most popular games among all ‘01 dart games. This is one kind of countdown dart game. The game has been named this because you have to get zero points from the 501 points. When you start the game you have 501 points and you have to end by reducing it to zero.
501 game is popular in pubs and clubs where you can enjoy the game and get a winner between you and your opponent. It is also played in some tournaments. There are 5 legs in a tournament. A leg is a total game. If you reach to zero from 501 points faster than your opponent, you will win a leg. In the tournament, if you win 3 legs you will be counted as a winner. 501 is a double-out game that means that you have to hit a double ring and have to reach to exact zero to win the game.
501 dart game can be started by flipping a coin. The one who wins will go for the first throw. Or you can start by hitting the bullseye. The one who hits the bullseye to the closest will be the first one to go for a throw. If you are playing more than two players the 2nd one who is close to the bullseye will go for the 2nd one to throw. Going first in 501, has a high chance of winning before your opponent. You can win the leg first as you are throwing first before your opponent to score more than you.
How Score counts in 501 darts:
The dartboard has two rings one outer ring and an inner ring. The outer ring is counted as a double score. For example, if you hit 12 points of the outer ring it means 24 points. The inner ring is counted as a triple score. That means if you score 20 points in the inner ring it means you score 60 points, and there is the bullseye in the exact middle of the dartboard it is the innermost circle. It is for 50 points and the thin circle after the inner bullseye is for 25 points. The bullseye is counted as double score because it is double of the 25 points.
Be Aware of Busting in 501 darts:
A player can bust the game in some way. If you do not want to bust you have to look after for this things- You have to get a value of zero by scoring. The score is deducted from 501 points. Always try to reach zero, if you get the value of more than zero you will bust the game and stick to your previous score. If a player has just 1 point left you can bust because you have to finish the game by hitting a double point’s ring so if you have 1 point left you don’t have any option to hit a double ring and get 1 point. You can also get bust after you get to zero points if you don’t get to the zero by hitting in double’s ring. For example, if you need 40 points you have to hit the double ring of 20 points. If you hit the 40 points in single you can get bust. You must have to hit double’s ring to complete the game.
How To Win in 501 Darts:
A winning is counted as one of the players score to zero points maintaining the double-out rule. If anyone doesn’t get to zero points after 20 rounds the one with the less point will be the winner. After 20 rounds if the score gets equal then the players get some extra 10 turns. After the extra ten turns if the score remains equal then the match will be declared as a draw.
Benefits of The Out Charts:
The out chart is where the players make the strategy about the wishing place to score easily and in a short time. It will help you when scoreboard come down to below 100 points. For suppose you have to score 50 points you can hit triple 12 (T12) and double 7(D7).
9 Darts Win Strategy:
9 darts win is the shortest way to get the zero point from 501 points. You have to hit the triple 20(T20) 7 times and a triple 19(T19) and a double 12 (D12). You can win by throwing just 9 darts. This is the shortest way to win a leg.