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The purpose of this study was to identify upper limb kinematic differences between successful and unsuccessful darts throwing performance. One male semi-professional darts player attended a single data collection session in a laboratory setting. The player threw darts targeting either static accuracy (n = 36) or dynamic accuracy (randomised target for each throw, n = 60). The upper limb joint angles of successful and unsuccessful throws were compared for both accuracy conditions. Comparing successful and unsuccessful throws, there were no joint angle differences (statistical parametric mapping analysis = 0% time different) for any joint angle tested under either static or dynamic accuracy conditions.