Darts was firstly appeared as a game in small pubs and bars for entertaining people. Nowadays it has became a professional sports which is recognized worldwide and played in different professional tournaments as well as championship. There are 2 players in each round of darts. Each player would take their turns to throw the arrow-shaped medal darts into the dartboard to score points. 

The dartboard is hung at the distance of around 1.73 m away from the players. while at the height of 1.73 m to the centre bullseye. There are 20 sections being divided in total with the scores being ranged representatively from one to 20.

Throughout the dart history, the game started gaining popularity since the year of 1924, the year in which The National Darts Association was founded. At the present, the game has successfully have 50 million players involved and quickly draw more spotlight and gain more popularity. According to recent collected data, darts is most played and developed in the United Kingdom and the United State of America. There are over 17 million people playing darts in US nowadays. However, despite this huge amount of players’ number, it is the United Kingdom and the European Countries that dominated the run of darts’ development.  Apart from these similar names, throughout the years, there have been some nations such as NetherLands, Belgium, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, Japan and Russia in which some world’s greatest darters were born. They have been considered as the most successful countries in nurturing and qualifying darters. 

Darts in the United Kingdom

In United Kingdom, the game of darts is developed to become a professional sports and appeals a large number of addictive fans. There are some remarkable names of UK darters who are Rob Cross, Michael Smith and Daryl Gurney.

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The Covid-19 is now making a huge impact on many people’s aspects of life, including sports. Just after a short period of 1 month, there have been a great number of sports events being postponed and have not been planned to come back due to the spread of the coronavirus.

However, it is rarely known to most of people that in some magical corner of the sports world, there have still existed a field where all sports activities are still carrying on as normal without being badly affected by strict social distancing rules.

The sports that we are mentioning here is darts..

Every darters wants to keep playing darts and darts spectators want to keep enjoying professional plays. There is an unique feature of darts which make it available even during the peak of Covid-19 pandemic that darters do not have to be in the same room with their opponent to carry out the match.

Therefore, since the days when every sports activities are locked down, darts plays are still taking place when darters have still been in competition with each other in separated playing rooms and all have been streamed online to the worldwide darts fans.

Fallon Sherrock gave talks on the Radio 1 Newsbeat: “Everyone just wants to carry on playing darts. I definitely do because everyone’s noticing darts at the moment, so you just want to keep it going.” 

The 25-year-old Fallon Sherrock who has recently known as a female darts phenomenon as at the end of 2019, she set a record for the darts history when becoming the first woman to beat a man at the PDC World Championship.

Fallon also revealed that she has recently signed up the MODUS Icons of Darts, which is an online darts tournament. The tournament has been lasting for 2 weeks and streams live for nine hours a day.

Fallon’s new debut will be made next week. However, she has still found it difficult handling and solving technical problems, which took her most of the time to set up and prepare.

Fallens burst into laugh when she confided:”I’ve been rushing to get my internet sorted in time.” 

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The woman who made history in the world darts championship

After becoming the first woman to beat the male athlete at the world darts championship, Fallon Sherrock went on to create another surprise.

25-year-old female athlete Fallon Sherrock continued to put her name on history on Saturday (December 21) by defeating the No. 11 seed of the tournament is Austrian male athlete Mensur Suljovic with the overall score. The match is 3-1 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Sherrock won the first set before Suljovic equalized the score in the second set. But Sherrock went on to win the other two sets to get her into the final round with a bullshit.

Sharing after the victory with Sky Sports, she said she had confidence to be the champion of the tournament.

She said “I have won 2 matches. I will keep trying because nothing is impossible. I have proven that women we can beat anyone. I have just defeated the two best rivals in the world, it is a clear proof that we women can definitely play this dart.”

Fallon Sherrock’s victory is a testament to the fact that the sport is not just for men

The world darts championship each year wins 96 places for athletes, including 2 seats reserved for women. Before Sherrock, there were 4 women athletes competing for the tournament. Sherrock’s next opponent was the 22nd seed of the tournament, Chris Dobey, who defeated veteran player Ron Meulenkamp in the second set.

Share on Twitter, Dobey congratulated Sherrock and expressed his eagerness to play against her on 27th.

The PDC World Darts Championship is held annually by the Professional Darts Association (PDC) with the only sport is darts. The tournament usually starts in December and lasts until the end of January at Alexandra Palace, London. This is one of the most prestigious tournaments of the PDC. This year, the winner will win the Sid Waddell trophy and a £ 500,000 prize money.

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Poor man getting rich thanks to being good at throwing darts (Part 1)

Peter Wright’s journey to world champion of dart launcher is truly a happy ending fairy tale for sports enthusiasts.

Peter Wright took a deep breath. He threw non-standard 2 of the first 3 darts. For a moment, Wright was really afraid the old story was about to repeat.

But then he moved his left shoulder slightly, launched darts to the right to score a double score of 10 and won the first world championship to shoot darts in his career by defeating Michael van Gerwen – the former world champion 3 times and wins in all 7 previous competitions.

For Wright, this was a dream that once died before becoming a reality, but now it has finally fulfilled its mission. Wright puffed up his cheeks, raised his hands, and looked up as if to thank someone.

Peter Wright launched the decision dart

With a teary face as he lifted the Sid Waddell Cup, Wright confessed he had finally jumped over the last barrier, in any sense. “Just never give up. No matter what obstacles,” is the message from Wright, who has just won a prize worth £ 500 thousand (15 billion) to increase the total income in the career of competition up to 3.3 million pounds.

It is not difficult to explain Wright’s advice. The journey to become a billionaire throws his darts onto the shore and into the field. Wright was born in Scotland but moved to London at the age of 5 because his mother had children at a young age, so when her family tried to take the baby out of fear that it would not be raised properly, she moved to the South to start a new life.

The money was tight, but she still had enough power to give Wright his first dart set for his 13th birthday, though not enough money to buy beer shot made his son practice with a tree. Yet just two years later, Wright was talented enough to join a darting team.

Basics about darts

How is the basic structure of dartboard in dart game?

Before the first world war in England people often made dartboards from elm tree. They soaked them overnight to smooth out the holes caused by darts. That work has become a job for the poor in England.

Later, a company called Nodor invented a new type of dart board made of clay, but the model did not work until someone came up with the idea of ​​making a dart board from sisal.

This type of fiber is really a great success, darts do not have many holes after launch and require little maintenance.

Currently these dart board are made from sisal fiber. The standard dart board is 18 inches (45cm) in diameter. There are 20 sections in a dartboard. Each part is separated by metal wire or 1 thin metal plate. They curled or printed numbers directly on the dartboard.

The original idea of ​​the dart board is very interesting, they are derived from the trunk of the tree with concentric twists. The former name of the dart launcher is “butt”, which means the bottom of the barrel, but its original name is “butte” in French meaning the target.

A carpenter in the Lancashire region named Brian Gamlin created the current layout of the 20 scoring areas in the early days of 1896.

However, there are many other points layout that have been used for many years. in different geographical locations. Gamlin’s layout penalize incorrect rates, generating random throws.

Although this applies to most boards, beginners prefer the left side (near point 14), where the focus of large numbers is. Mathematically, eliminate rotational symmetry by putting point “20 ″ at the top of the board, with score 1 9.

Various layouts will penalize points more than the current setting, however, the current setup is actually quite effective. There have been a number of published mathematical papers to review the “optimal” layout dartboard score to go to the best standard today.

History of darts

Where did darts come from and how is its ancient history?

It is difficult today to determine the exact starting point of this dart launch.

In Europe, from the 14th century, British warriors played a similar game of darts at halftime before they defeated the French at the Battle of Agincout in 1415. Later, this game was widespread in the aristocracy.

In the 20th century, the sport became more popular, enthusiasts declared it a real sport, not a game. common as card games. Because it requires a lot of skills both physically and mentally. In 1954, the British National Darts Association was established, they regularly held annual tournaments for many years.

Despite being popular, during this time, darting was still limited to bars and clubs.

Until 1973, the British Darts Foundation was established, they popularized the sport widely on television, this has partly helped the dart launcher liberated from the tight clubs and bars, which appear widely in every household. Darts are now part of the British cultural heritage, becoming an International sport.

In Japan, since ancient times, Japanese women have known how to use small items such as hair brooches, short knives with small characteristics, easy to hide, and pointed nose that can be poisoned for self-defense.

With compact characteristics (7-8cm), poisonous and throwing, this weapon becomes very difficult to prevent and extremely dangerous.

Darts throwing began in Japan, and later the darts were improved into short swords or pointed knives, but because of the high price, large size, and low precision of the darts, people returned to the type. Small weapons like darts today.

Today, you can see this darts are very popular, from luxury bars, restaurants to large corporate halls, small corners in the office to the back of the door in teenagers’ bedrooms.

With high entertainment, simple but relaxed feeling, comfortable. This sport is very popular around the world.

There are different types of dart launchers suitable for each object, different needs. For example, a semi-professional dart board with a smaller and thinner size is suitable for beginners.

Magnetic dart board with magnet tip tip (without pointed nose) so it is not dangerous, this product is suitable for children or families with young children.

The type of board we would like to introduce to you in this article is a professional dart board with a nicer, thicker design, rubber-covered wood material, point cells divided by iron bars to easy to calculate points.

Arrows of this board are made of iron with a tail made of thin foil to increase accuracy when launched. Please scroll down to learn more about product sizes, more accurate ways to launch darts and how to calculate points!