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What Is a Robin Hood In Darts?

You’d typically associate Robin Hood from English folklore, the outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

Although, we’re talking Darts. So, what does Robin Hood have to do with the game of Darts?

A ‘Robin Hood’ in Darts is when a player’s dart lands directly into the back of another dart that’s already on the board. Typically landing in the end of the shaft or flight.

Does a Robin Hood Count In Darts?

No, a Robin Hood does not count towards your score in darts. It’s the equivalent of missing the board with your dart.

Sadly, the only thing you’ll achieve from a Robin Hood is likely a broken flight and a couple of laughs!

How Rare Is Robin Hooding a Dart?

Throwing a Robin Hood in darts is considered a very rare occurrence, particularly if you only play darts once or twice a week.

However, if you’re a more skilled player who plays regularly, your darts groupings will likely be much closer together. In this case, you’ll find that Robin Hoods are much more common.

What Is a Triple Robin Hood?

A triple Robin Hood is when after throwing a Robin Hood a player then throws another Robin Hood, thus having three darts projecting from the board.

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In conclusion, throwing a Robin Hood is a pretty rare occurrence, although it all depends on how often you play and how tight your groupings are.

However, a triple Robin Hood is very rare, particularly if you’ve managed to do so by accident!

Michael Fielding

Michael Fielding

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