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Darts is a game that has been enjoyed for centuries, with its origins dating back to the Middle Ages in England. It’s a game of precision and skill, requiring players to throw darts at a target to score points. In this blog post, we’ll explore the standard measurements for dart board height, distance, and scoring, providing a comprehensive guide for both beginners and experienced players.

Dart Board Height

The standard height for a dart board is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) from the floor to the center of the bullseye. This measurement is taken from the ground to the center of the dart board, not the top of the board itself.

Dart Board Distance

The standard distance from the throw line (also known as the oche) to the face of the dart board is 7 feet 9 1/4 inches (237 cm). This measurement is taken from the front edge of the throw line to the face of the board, not the back of the board.

Scoring

Standard Dart Board

A standard dart board is divided into 20 numbered sections, each with a different point value. The numbers are arranged in a clockwise order, starting with 1 at the top and ending with 20 at the bottom. The bullseye is located at the center of the board and is divided into two sections: the inner bullseye, which is worth 50 points, and the outer bullseye, which is worth 25 points.

Scoring System

  • Single: Hitting any numbered section of the dart board (1-20) scores the value of that section.
  • Double: Hitting the narrow outer ring of any numbered section (1-20) doubles the score of that section.
  • Triple: Hitting the narrow inner ring of any numbered section (1-20) triples the score of that section.
  • Bullseye: Hitting the bullseye (either the inner or outer) scores 50 points for the inner bullseye and 25 points for the outer bullseye.

Scoring Examples

  • Single 20: Scores 20 points.
  • Double 20: Scores 40 points (20 x 2).
  • Triple 20: Scores 60 points (20 x 3).
  • Single Bullseye: Scores 25 points.
  • Double Bullseye: Scores 50 points.

Conclusion

Understanding the standard measurements for dart board height, distance, and scoring is essential for both beginners and experienced players. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your dart board is set up correctly and that you’re playing the game according to the official rules. Whether you’re playing for fun or competing in a tournament, having a solid understanding of the game’s fundamentals will help you improve your skills and enjoy the game to its fullest.