Darts Society is a society for those who are interested in playing, watching or discussing darts. It is a great society to meet new people, socialise and have fun. We aim to provide a friendly environment for all abilities; Whether you've never picked a set of darts up before or whether you've been playing for years, we welcome you all.
I haven't played before, does this matter?
NO! Many of our current exec had never thrown a dart before coming to uni. We took the risk of trying something new and now we love it! You can only ever improve at something you have never done before.
Plus, there are no entry barriers to joining Warwick Darts, so why should you not consider it? I mean, even if you do miss the board a few times, you might get a laugh out of one of your friends missing too!
Why should I join?
We enjoy socialising and practicing in a relaxed atmosphere, as opposed to some sports who are more rigid when they practice.
Our away day trips to other universities are always a brilliant laugh and a great afternoon out. In the past we have hosted many a great social, including circling and pub crawls. Our members are welcoming, and simply turning up to one of our practice sessions is a great way to meet new people, have a throw and have a laugh.
Darts is also a cheap sport to play; especially at Warwick, the membership is FREE! For those who don't yet have a set of darts, our members are always happy to lend a spare set. Other than that, travel is the only other expenditure.
How do I keep up with what you have going on?
A few ways you can see what socials, games and events we have on are:
- Follow our Instagram - @warwickdarts
- Like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/warwickdarts
- Join our Darts 21/22 Facebook group.
- Give us a message :)
What do we play?
We compete with 2 teams in the University Darts UK league. In our debut UDUK season, we finished a respectable 6th out of 12 teams. In our second season we climbed up the league to 2nd in and reached National Finals! We regularly compete against other universities in the midlands, followed by the "Big Weekender" to round the season off.
Internally, we hold weekly practice sessions, where members can try improve their game, or simply just chill with friends. We run in-house leagues and ladders termly, as well as one-off tournaments, such as our Christmas Cup, Warwick Masters, Warwick Championships and more!
We are also the reigning Varsity champions, having strolled to victory against Coventry in the 2020 final.
When do we play?
We practice twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout term 1 and term 2. Also competing in UDUK against other unis on a Wednesday afternoon.
Where do we play?
We hold our practice at the Avenue Bowls Club in Leamington, or at our new venue, the Graduate in the Dirty Duck on campus. For away games against other universities we travel up to different venues around the midlands, such as Nottingham, Birmingham and Loughborough.
Do I have to play?
No, you can attend any of our socials, events, and practices without playing darts. We often have members who do this and they find it is a good reason to get out for an hour or two and socialise. We also have plenty of social events going on all year round so you can simply attend one of these :)