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How to Play Bob’s 27 Darts: A Guide to Improve Your Doubles

How to play bob's 27 darts

Are you a darts enthusiast looking to improve your doubles game? If so, it’s time to learn how to play Bob’s 27 darts. This practice game was invented by dart pro-Bob Anderson for the sole purpose of improving players’ doubles skills.

In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to play Bob’s 27 darts and offer some tips and strategies to help you improve your game. We’ll also provide some background information on Bob Anderson, the former World Champion darts player who invented this game.

How to Play Bob’s 27 Darts

To play Bob’s 27 darts, each player starts with a score of 27 points and shoots for doubles in order, starting at 1 and ending at the bull. There are 21 rounds in total, with each round consisting of three darts.

When shooting, only the doubles count. If you hit the double for that round, the total of its points is added to your score. If you miss, the points are deducted from your score. And if your score reaches zero, your game is over.

Scoring Bob’s 27 Darts

There are two ways to score Bob’s 27 darts. If you’re just playing for general practice, you can keep a running total in your head. For example, if you get 6 points in the first round, your score is 33. You just need to remember that for the next round and add your scored points up before removing your darts from the board.

If you’re working hard to improve your game, we suggest chalking each round individually. Mark the numbers 1 to 20 and B down the left side of the board, then make two columns for each player. One column is for the points scored that round, and the other column is to keep a running total.

Why mark it down if you can score it in your head? To look for weaknesses in your game. After you play a few rounds, you may notice that you’re always missing certain doubles. By keeping track of your scores, you can identify your weak spots and adjust your training accordingly.

Tips and Strategies for Bob’s 27 Darts

The only tip we can give for Bob’s 27 darts is to record your scores, as we mentioned above. Knowing where your weaknesses are will help you improve your game and avoid early finishes.

One more thing to keep in mind is that your score should always be odd. If you’re even, you’ve made a mistake.

About Bob Anderson

Robert Charles “Bob” Anderson is a former World Champion darts player from Winchester, England. Nicknamed The Limestone Cowboy, he was the number one ranked player for most of the late ’80s. Bob won the World Professional Championship in 1988 and was the first darts player to win the Winmau World Masters for three successive years. He was also one of the players who helped to form the PDC as we know it today.

After his championships, Bob took some time off to have surgery for a back issue. He returned to the world of darts and continued to play as a pro for many years. Bob has appeared in several YouTube videos where he gives tips and advice to players of all skill levels.


Bob’s 27 darts is a great practice game for anyone looking to improve their doubles skills. By following the rules and keeping track of your scores, you can identify your weak spots and work on them. Whether you’re playing alone or with friends, give Bob’s 27 darts a try and


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