I saw a few posts about this but couldn't view the answers. I just joined and wanted to get a begining ranking but am not near any santioned events. I know I can do the stranded shooter thing but do I have to start from 4m or can I start further for a higher ranking?
The reason you can't view the answers is that Lefora recently moved the forums to new servers but they failed to move all of our messages. This has been brought to their attention and we were told they have backup copies of everything and are working on a method of transferring all of the original content.
You can start from the distance of your choice, from four meters to ten meters, as long as you observe the number of rounds required and minimum score requirements for that distance:
The Junior ranks only require two rounds of five darts each for a total of ten darts. The Novice ranks require four rounds of five darts each for a total of twenty darts. Since they require fewer rounds, the Junior and Novice ranks can be completed quickly if you are good enough and there is no minimum time in rank requirement. Whatever you decide to do, just submit your three best scores. You will be given a rank if your score meets the minimum score requirement for that distance.