05114155 is referenced by 204 patents and cites 12 patents.

A method and apparatus for conducting dart leagues or tournaments wherein players participate at multiple remote locations. The present invention provides a plurality of remotely located electronic dart games connected via a communication medium to a central control device enabling bidirectional communication between the central control device and the plurality of remotely located electronic dart games. The invention in a preferred embodiment enables players to participate in a dart league or tournament from various locations, however, it is possible for the plurality of electronic dart games to be at one location. Each electronic dart game is capable of receiving data from and transmitting data to player cards. Each dart game player has a player card that identifies a player to a respective dart game, and the player card also stores player data and game statistics. A master dart game is located at each remote location. The master dart game interfaces with each of the non-master dart games at that remote location. The master dart game stores statistical data received from the non-master dart games. The central control device polls each master dart game at each remote location at a predetermined time so as to upload and assimilate current statistical data from each remote location. The central control device then calculates the current standing of each player and downloads player standings to each remote location. The standings of the players can be displayed at each remote location via a portable display.

Title
System for automatic collection and distribution of player statistics for electronic dart games
Application Number
539020
Publication Number
5114155
Application Date
February 20, 1991
Publication Date
May 19, 1992
Inventor
Marcio Bonilla
Rockford
IL, US
Samuel N Zammuto
Rockford
IL, US
John R Martin
Rockford
IL, US
Eugene G Harlan
Rockford
IL, US
Michael L Tillery
Rockford
IL, US
Agent
Leydig Voit & Mayer
Assignee
Arachnid
IL, US
IPC
F41J 3/02
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