Dart Checkout Charts

Learn more about Dart Checkout Charts and how they can improve your game.

Darts checkout charts are a helpful tool used in ’01 dart games as they tell you which number combinations to hit on the dartboard to double out. From 170 down to 2.

Why 170? 170 is the highest number in which you can ‘double out’ on from 3 darts.

If you want to improve your darts game, you should take the time to learn how to use checkout charts.

Keeping Track of Your Score

All professional darts players have two skills in common. The first is being able to keep constant track of their score, and the second is hitting the required outs consistently.

To make use of a checkout chart, your ability to make quick calculations and keep track of your score is important.

dartboard scoring zones

Learning the Dart Out Charts

Assuming that you’ve mastered the ability to multiply scores quickly, it’s time for you to learn out shots.

To make things easier for you, we’ve broken down the dart finish tables into sections. We recommend you tackle each of the following sections at a time for ideal results. So, let’s get into it.

40 to 2 Out Chart

The very first dart checkout table contains outs from 40 down to 2. These outs aren’t very challenging. We recommend honing your consistency in hitting targets using these reasonably simple outs.

At each score, there are out shots that are easier than others, but you must remember that you always have other options. For example, you’ll see that the ‘out’ listed for 14 is D7, but you could be more comfortable hitting the D4 or D2?

What you can do, in that case, is aim for either the S6 or S10, as that will grant you the freedom to hit the out you prefer. The core of shooting good darts is to know what you’re proficient at and what works for you.

60 to 41 Out Chart

After practicing the 40 to 2 outs, it’s time to move on to the 60 to 41 shots. To master these shots, you need to have a solid understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.

For the 60 to 41 shots, also known as the Sweet 16, all throws require a double dart finish, making things more difficult.

For example, the 60 out requires you to hit a Single 20 and Double 20 finish, which isn’t easy for a novice player.

Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the D20 out is also the out for 40. Put differently, 60 to 41 outs are pretty much the building blocks for Madhouse to Tops outs. Your main objective is to bring your score to 40 and 2 outs, which by now should be a very familiar area for you.

Just as with the Madhouse to Tops outs, there are various options that you can resort to when in the 60 to 41 range. Plus, you don’t have to follow the checkout chart. You have many other options on 42, 44, 46, 48, 51, and 52, so weigh your options carefully.

110 to 61 Out Chart

The next step is to master the 110 to 61 outs, also known as quick finishes. With these outs, you can finish a 101 game in a single turn.

The 110 to 61 outs are building blocks for the Sweet 16 outs and the 40 to 2 outs. Put differently; it can be a reliable strategy to use the 110 to 61 outs to set up for the outs you’re familiar with.

For example, you can use the outs for 99, T19 and S10, to set up the D16. You can also use the outs for 106, which are T20 and S6, to set up for the D20. If you use the outs to your strength and weigh your options, you’ll be able to set yourself up for the outs you can hit.

The awesome thing about the 110 to 61 outs is that they have multiple finishes for each number, giving you a lot of room to set up the game the way you prefer. For example, for the 64, it can start with the T16 or T8. For the T16, you’re left with D8. For the T8, you’re left with D20.

Of course, you want to set it all up for the outs that you’re most familiar with, but while practicing the 110 to 61, try challenging yourself so that you have options. The 110 to 61 outs might not be as hard as the Sweet 16 outs, but that doesn’t mean you can skip over these.

170 to 111 Out Chart

The 170 to 111 checkout charts are the most challenging. So if do you manage to overcome them, you’ll be ready to compete at the highest level of ’01 game tournaments.

It’s crucial to remember that you can’t jump from one set of outs to the next without mastering the prior.

The 170 to 111 outs, also referred to as Show-Outs, aren’t easy, which means that it’s beneficial to get a Show-Out just to set yourself up for double outs that you’re familiar with. Also, keep in mind that there are multiple options for some Show-Outs, so weigh your options first.

For example, let’s assume you’re left with 137. You have the option to aim for a T17, T18, or D16. Alternatively, you can throw an S17 and then follow it up with a T20. This sets you up for a 30 out.

Avoid No-Outs at All Costs

You may have noticed a few numbers that you can’t finish from using three darts. These numbers include 169, 168 , 166, 163, 165, 162, and 159. These are no-out numbers that you should avoid.

How to Track Your Progress

Now that you have a solid foundation of the checkout tables, how can you track your progress?

You have to calculate your averages; you can do this by dividing your score at the end of the match by the number of thrown darts.

The result of this formula will indicate how consistent you are. Generally speaking, higher scores per leg show a higher level of skill and consistency. For example, the average for the 301 with nine darts in 1 leg will be 301 divided by 9. This equates to 33.4, which is a great average.

Conclusion

Checkout charts can be difficult to master, and it takes a lot of time to get them right. 

Still, before memorizing these charts, you first want to ensure that your throwing is consistent. If you’re having a hard time hitting your targets, learning the checkout charts won’t be beneficial.

40 to 2 out chart
60 to 41 out chart
110 to 61 out chart
170 to 111 out chart
Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew

Michael Andrew has been playing Darts for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping others improve their game through his own experiences.