• Introduction
  • How does a darts out chart work?
  • A darts out chart from 170 to 40 points
  • Final thoughts


Darts checkout charts are used in ’01 games, which is also the game mode during official tournaments. The rules are very simple. First, the players start from 501 points (or sometimes 301) and work their way down to zero. Second, each player has three darts to throw during their turn. Lastly, players must finish on a double to win a game. 

This means that players must use a surprising amount of math to figure out what points to go for. There are multiple ways to finish in darts, and some combinations are more useful than others because the player has the opportunity to finish on a double. On top of that, some players may prefer certain shots over others. For example, finishing on a double 16 instead of a double 20 can be easier for certain players. This can be the difference between winning and losing.

And that’s where the darts checkout chart comes in – it shows you the exact amount of points you need in order to finish a game. It is especially useful for players who haven’t memorized the out chart yet. Although the referee or other players may tell you how many points you have left, they will not tell you what combination to throw. 

This post explains what a darts checkout chart is and how you can use it to take your darts skills to the next level.

How does a darts out chart work?

A darts checkout chart works by telling you which shots to go for in order to finish the game as quickly as possible. It is always related to the score you have at a given time. 

The first three-dart finish is at 170 points, after which nearly all scores can be finished within three throws. On the other hand, after 60 points players have multiple scoring options to choose from. Hence, we chose not to show all of the possible combinations in this post. 

To make your next game a little bit easier, we’ve created a few different checkout charts. Here’s how you read them:

  • T: Triple
  • D: Double
  • No letter: Single points
  • Bull: Double bullseye

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd symbols indicate which dart is thrown. For example, the 1st and the T20 symbols mean that the first dart is thrown into the triple (inner ring) on the 20-point section.

Alternatively, you can also scroll down for a full chart starting at 170 points. 

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Theoretically, you can finish a 501 game in only 9 shots.

A darts checkout chart from 170 to 40 points

Instead of separating three-dart and two-dart finishes, here’s a full list of our preferred finishes from 170 to 40 points. Note that you may find some shots easier than others, meaning that you could use a different combination for certain points. But remember, always finish on a double!

170: T20, T20, Bull

137: T17, T18, D16

104: T18, 18, D16

71: T13, D16

169: None

136: T20, T20, D8

103: T20, 11, D16

70: T18, D8

168: None

135: T20, T15, D15

102: T20, 10, D16

69: T19, D6

167: T20, T19, Bull

134: T20, T14, D16

101: T17, 18, D16

68: T16, D10

166: None

133: T20, T19, D8

100: T20, D20

67: T17, D8

165: None

132: T20, T20, D6

99: T19, 10, D16

66: T10, D18

164: T20, T18, Bull

131: T20, T13, D16

98: T20, D19

65: T15, D10

163: None

130: T20, T18, D8

97: T19, D20

64: D16, D16

162: None

129: T19, T16, D12

96: T20, D18

63: T13, D12

161: T20, T17, Bull

128: T18, T18, D10

95: T19, D19

62: T10, D16

160: T20, T20, D20

127: T20, T17, D8

94: T18, D20

61: T15, D8

159: None

126: T19, T18, Bull

93: T19, D18

60: 20, D20

158: T20, T20, D19

125: 25, T20, D20

92: T20, D16

59: 19, D20

157: T20, T19, D20

124: T20, T14, D11

91: T17, D20

58: 18, D20

156: T20, T20, D18

123: T19, T16, D9

90: T20, D15

57: 17, D20

155: T20, T19, D19

122: T18, T20, D4

89: T19, D16

56: 16, D20

154: T20, T18, D20

121: T20, T11, D14

88: T16, D20

55: 15, D20

153: T20, T19, D18

120: T20, 20, D20

87: T17, D18

53: 13, D20

152: T20, T20, D16

119: T19, T12, D13

86: T18, D16

54: 14, D20

151: T20, T17, D20

118: T20, 18, D20

85: T15, D20

53: 13, D20

150: T20, T18, D18

117: T20, 17, D20

84: T20, D12

52: 12, D20

149: T20, T19, D16

116: T20, 16, D20

83: T17, D16

51: 11, D20

148: T20, T16, D20

115: T20, 15, D20

83: T17, D16

50: 10, D20

147: T20, T17, D16

114: T18, 20, D20

82: T14, D20

49: 9, D20

146: T20, T18, D16

113: T19, 16, D20

81: T19, D12

48: 8, D20

145: T20, T15, D20

112: T20, 12, D20

80: T20, D10

47: 15, D16

144: T20, T20, D12

111: T20, 11, D20

79: T13, D20

46: 14, D16

143: T20, T17, D16

110: T20, 10, D20

78: T18, D12

45: 13, D16

142: T20, T14, D20

109: T20, 9, D20

77: T19, D10

44: 12, D16

141: T20, T15, D18

109: T20, 9, D20

76: T20, D8

43: 11, D16

140: T20, T20, D10

108: T18, 14, D20

75: T17, D12

42: 10, D16

139: T20, T19, D11

107: T19, 10, D20

75: T17, D12

41: 9, D16

138: T20, T18, D12

106: T20, 14, D16

74: T14, D16

40: 8, D16

The last shot must land on a double.

Final thoughts

This checkout chart was created for players who want to learn the quickest way to finish a game. Our version is free to use, share, and download. So, why not take a screen shot on your phone or print it to help you in your next game?

If you want to become better at darts, you should follow the same training principles as any other sport that requires a lot of accuracy – Practice, practice, and more practice. The good thing about darts is that it is cheap, suitable for nearly everyone, and a fun activity to do with your friends.

Did you learn how to use a darts checkout chart? Let us know in the comments.

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