What is First Dart Treble 20?
Landing a treble 20 is the highest possible score a darts player can score with a single dart as it equates to a total of 60 darts.
This means in a professional game, where each player starts with a score of 501 and the first player to reduce that to zero wins, landing a treble 20 as frequently as possible is the quickest way to win a frame and put pressure on an opponent.
Achieving this with the first dart of a players throw can then set them up to score the highest possible score in a single turn of 180, as each player has three darts each time they stand at the oche.
Doing this at the beginning of a frame also gives the player a rare chance to complete a nine-dart finish, which is the ultimate achievement in darts.
How is First Dart Treble 20 used in Sports Betting?
Much like in bullseye betting in darts and goal markets in football, the number of first dart treble 20s in a match between two players can often be backed if a bookmaker has extensive sub markets in darts.
It is important to note the terms of this kind of bet though, to clarify whether a first dart treble 20 is only counted at the start of a frame or a player’s individual turn, as this will widely affect the potential number of first dart treble 20s.
Players are often not in their best form at the very beginning of a game meaning first dart treble 20s are more likely to occur a couple of frames into the game, when both competitors have had time to get their eye in.
Did you know…
The only way to complete a nine-dart finish is to throw a first dart treble 20. The now-retired former 16-time world champion Phil Taylor is arguably the greatest-ever first dart treble 20 thrower, with a record 11 televised nine dart finishes.