When at the ‘Oche’ throw your darts in your time remembering the 18
2. Once your score has been mentally recorded by the chalker (not
written down) move away quickly behind the oche and away from your
opponent out of his/her vision.
3. If there is any discrepancy in your score wait until it is your
turn to throw then approach the chalker. Upset your own rhythm not
4. When waiting to throw again refrain from any activity likely to
disturb his focus on throwing, after all if you continue to ‘put him
off’ you will soon find your own throw interrupted by clicking
darts, unnecessary vocal volumes and opponents walking in your eye
5. If you must engage in conversation with an outside party, do it
out of earshot as much as possible, it will not go unnoticed if you
do OR if you don’t.
6. It is courteous to acknowledge good darts, it is not necessary to
acknowledge all darts thrown. It soon becomes a diluted gesture and
can be taken the wrong way.
Chalking requires a level of etiquette just as important as in play,
after all the only person in a players line of sight is the chalker.
As the chalker you also play the role of unbiased referee, it is
your job to record the actual score made, not be informed by the
thrower. If he/she is removing the darts before you can record the
score then you must correct that situation as nicely as you know how
otherwise discrepancies will occur. It is the responsibility of both
you and the player recorded to make sure the correct deduction is
made to the scoreline. If as chalker you make an error one of the
players should notice this and ask for correction. This however
should never be done whilst a player is throwing.
1. Refrain from leaning forward to see what each dart has scored.
Wait until all three are in the board, the board is then yours to
record scores expediently.
2. If you make an error in the score, again wait until the player
throwing has completed his throw, then make the necessary
3. Be clear and simple in your scoring, you may be an artist who
loves hieroglyphics but from 8 feet away it looks more like
4. Do not engage any third parties while chalking, it’s
disrespectful to both players and disturbs your focus on scoring. Be
still, pay attention and you will be afforded the same respect.