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Out Shots And Practice Makes Perfect.

They say that practice makes perfect and it is true that it certainly improves your game. Most people when starting out improve after a little practice, some take a few years to reach a decent standard and others will achieve it in a few short months. Then again others find that they donít improve no matter how long they play, they just have no natural aptitude for the game.

Undoubtedly the best players are born to the game and are naturals, but even then they put in hours of practice every day. Practicing must be serious, not just aimless throwing at the board.

The players mood is also important and one way of improving your concentration and relaxation is to learn the various recommended finishes for the game. The reason for some of them may seem obscure,**(See Bottom of Page)** but knowing them is important because it will prevent hesitation on a shot out when you have to stop and work out a finish. Often there are alternatives to various finishes, but with the higher finishes there may be only one way out with three darts.

Below are listed most of the popular finishes. 

61  25 + Double 18
62  Treble 10 +Double 16 or 12 +Bull
63  13 + Bull
64  Treble 8 + Tops or Treble 16 +
     Double 8
65  25 + Tops
66    16 + Bull  
67    Treble 17 + Double 8
68    Treble 20 + Double 4
69  19 + 18 + Double 16
70  20 + Bull or Treble 18 Double 8
71  Treble 13 + Double 16
72  Treble 16 + Double 12
73  Treble 19 + Double 8
74  Treble 14 + Double 16
75  Treble 13 + Double 18  
76  Treble 20 + Double 8  
77  Treble 15 + Double 16
78    Treble 18 + Double 12   
79    Treble 13 + Tops
80    Treble 20 + Double 10 or
   
Treble 16 + Double 16
81    Treble 15 + Double 18
82    Bull + Double 16  
83    Treble 17 + Double 16 
84    Treble 16 + Double 18
85    25 + 20 + Tops   
86    Treble 18 + Double 16
87    Treble 17 + Double 16  
88    Treble 16 + Double 20
89    Treble 19+Double 16 
90    Bull +Tops or Treb 20+Double 15
    Or Treb 18+ Dub 18
91  Treble 17 + Tops
92    Treble 20 + Dub 16 
93    Treble 19 + Double 18  
94    Treble 18 + Dub 20     
95  Treble 19 + Double 19
96    Treble 20 + Double 18
97    Treble 19 + Tops  
98    Treble 20 + Double 19
99    Treble 19 + 10 + Dub 16
100  Treble 20 + Double 20  
101  Treble 17 + 10 + Dub 20
102  Treble 20 + 10 + Dub 16
103 Treble 19 + 10 + Dub 18
104  Treble 20 + 12 + Dub 16 
105  Treble 20 + 13 + Dub 16
106  Treble 20 + 10 + Dub 18 
107  Treble 19 + 10 + Dub 20     
108  Treble 20 + 16 + Dub 16 
109  Treble 19 + 12 + Dub 20 
110  Treble 20 + 10 + Dub 20
111  Treble 20 + 19 + Dub 16
112  Treble 20 + 12 + Dub 20
113  Treble 20 + 13 + Dub 20
114  Treble 20 + 14 + Dub 20
115  Treble 20 + 15 + Dub 20
116  Treble 20 + 16 + Dub 20      
117  Treble 20 + 17 + Dub 20
118  Treble 20 + 18 + Dub 20 
119 Treble 20 + 19 + Tops
120 Treble 20 + 20 + Tops
121 Treble 17 + 20 + Bull
122 Treble 18 + 18 + Bull
123 Treble 20 + Treb 13 +Doub 12
124 Treble 20 + Treb 16 +Doub 8
125 Treble 20 + Treb 19 +Doub 4
126 Treble 19 + 19 + Bull
127 Treble 20 + Treb 17 + Dub 8
128 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 4
129 Treble 19 + Treb 16 + Dub 12
130 Treble 20 + Treb 18 + Dub 8  
131 Treble 20 + Treb 13 + Dub 16
132 Treble 20 + Treb 16 + Dub 12
133 Treble 20 + Treb 19 + Dub 8
134 Treble 20 + Treb 14 + Dub 16
135 Treble 20 + Treb 13 + Dub 18
136 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 8
137 Treble 19 + Treb 18 + Dub 18
138 Treble 20 + Treb 14 + Dub 18
139 Treble 20 + Treb 13 + Dub 20
140 Treble 20 + Treb 16 + Dub 16
141 Treble 15 + Treb 20 + Dub 18
142 Treble 20 + Treb 14 + Dub 20
143 Treble 20 + Treb 17 + Dub 16
144 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 12
145 Treble 20 + Treb 15 + Dub 20 146 Treble 20 + Treb 18 + Dub 16
147 Treble 20 + Treb 17 + Dub 18
148 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 14
149 Treble 20 + Treb 19 + Dub 16
150 Treble 20 + Treb 18 + Dub 18
151 Treble 20 + Treb 17 + Dub 20
152 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 16
153 Treble 20 + Treb 19 + Dub 18
154 Treble 20 + Treb 18 + Dub 20 155 Treble 20 + Treb 19 + Dub 19
156 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 18
157 Treble 20 + Treb 19 + Dub 20
158 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 19
160 Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Dub 20
161 Treble 20 + Treb 17 + Bull  
164 Treble 20 + Treb 18 + Bull
167  Treble 20 + Treb 19 + Bull
170  Treble 20 + Treb 20 + Bull
 

All finishes up to 170 are possible with the exceptions of nos 159,162,163,165, 166,168 and 169. 170 is the highest possible finish.

**As can be seen from a lot of the numbers a missed shot still leaves an alternative such as with 82. 25 for instance would leave 17 then tops. With 78 a single 18 would leave 20 then tops. So you can see that allowing for an alternative shot is very important and it is not just a case of going for anything. It will also be seen from the list that the bull is used a lot more by the professionals than by amateurs.