Dr Patrick Chaplin has been playing darts since he was 12 years old and has written authoritatively on the history and development of the sport for many years. He has co-authored books with three professional darts players, three-time World Professional darts champion, John Lowe, multi-world titled Trina Gulliver MBE and twice News of the World Individual Darts Champion, Bobby George and his articles about the world of darts have been widely published. Known globably as 'Dr Darts', Patrick also writes a monthly free on-line publication Dr Darts' Newsletter (DDN) which is read in more than 100 countries.
Author Anne Kramer focuses on the mechanics of dart throwing by discussing the pros and cons of various stances, such as toes square to the line versus one foot behind the other. This guide emphasizes good form over accuracy. If you develop good form, the accuracy will follow. Aside from mechanics this book also discusses the necessary equipment from types of darts to board materials, dimensions, and mounting. Whether you’re an expert marksman who competes in a pub league or a guy who just enjoys throwing sharp objects, this is the go-to guide to a longstanding and fun tradition.