Bullshooter electronic dart boards are a complete game-changer to how we think about dart leagues.
Traditional dart leagues are limited by the number of players who are available in the same area on the same night at the same time.
With Bullshooter, the ability to play other teams located in other cities around the world means that the possibilities are UNLIMITED.
Here are the main differences:
Traditional dart leagues are set for a particular day & time in a small geographical area typically starting on a set date in September and finishing on a set date in May.
Maximum Darts leagues are designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the players.
Our leagues are simply a 2 hour time-slot on a day chosen by the players. The leagues do not have a designated start date. It begins as soon as 8 teams register and runs for 14 weeks.
You can play in as many leagues as you want, any day of the week, all year long if you choose.
For example, on Sunday we have league time-slots 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm, and weeknights could be 6pm-8pm, 8pm-10pm, 7p-9pm, etc to accommodate all the different time-zones in Canada.
Leagues start and stop continuously. The players drive the schedule according to their needs.
You don't need a huge bunch of people in your area.
For example, if you would like to play in a league with other teams of similar skill level on a particular day/night of the week, there are other teams in other cities wanting to play also.
We connect everyone together so you can focus on the important part: Playing Darts.
All you need is a partner to join one of the leagues. As soon as we get 8 teams registered, regardless of where they are in the country, the league begins. all the captains receive an email with the schedule and all the captain's phone numbers.
In traditional dart leagues, even those with various divisions, it is challenging to ensure fair competition.
Bullshooter electronic boards record every dart thrown along with video footage of every match.
The automatic scoring means that every player establishes a true mathematical rating based on their performance, instead of relying on opinions.
Most of our leagues use a handicap system, where the lower rated teams receive an automatic head start in the match, based on the ratings of the teams/players of both teams.
The handicap system works best when the teams are relatively close in skill. It does NOT bridge the gap between a pro and a beginner.
For this reason, each league has a limit on the team skill level (called a team cap). We strive to ensure that the teams are close and if a team is exceeding the team cap, they must reconfigure their team roster or withdraw from the league.
Traditional dart leagues may run their own tournaments and there are plenty of steel tip tournaments to play in.
The biggest difference with tournaments is that in steel tip, you have to be the best player in the room to win and there are very few opportunities for the average dart player.
Traditional steel tip tournaments may require additional costs for travel to other cities, hotels, etc.
Maximum Darts tournaments are played from the comfort of your local venue where you play teams of similar skill level from all over Canada and USA.
You get to participate in the thrilling experience of tournament competition, playing teams at your own skill level, with fair opportunities to win significant prize money, at every level.
A traditional dart league is managed by volunteers and played on a board that costs $50.
Maximum Darts runs a sophisticated system of leagues and tournaments on boards costing $5,000 and requires full-time employees to manage the system.
A traditional dart league typically costs less than $100 per year.
Maximum Darts leagues cost between $10-$20 per weekly league match. This weekly fee is divided between league prizes, tournament fund, administration, and cost of games. (greens fees)
You can see the breakdown of the league fees here:
Of course, the biggest rewards of any type of dart league is the thrill of competing in a game you love and the social experience with friends and new-comers.
Monetarily speaking, a traditional dart league may reward with trophies or a year-end banquet. You get what you pay for.
Maximum Darts pays prize money in leagues for every game won and bonus money to top 3 teams. (example, a 2 person 10 team league pays out approx. $2,700)
Additionally, a portion of the league fees go into the tournament fund where you can win even more prize money without the extra travel & hotel costs.
Playing Maximum Darts leagues also qualifies you for exciting annual competitions.
It's worth it to play.