Darts rules


Some facts about darts’ history: Darts started being played in several bars in England to meet the demands of the majority of people in terms of sports and fitness, this at the first stage was suitable for males as being quite competitive and often played indoor (indoor game) during the end of the 19th decade. Darts has become more and more popular in some European countries such as England, France, Germany or Nerthelands..) and other relevant states such as America, Australia. Until the 1970s, it became the official competing sports.

Oche (throw line) is the position where darters stand to play dart (according to WDF), different details written on the dartboard are English unit (feet/inch), including the height of 5 feet 8 inches, the length of 7 feet 9,25 inches & the slant of 9 feet 7,5 inches.

The standardized board with bending iron digits, well-arranged ratio between parts, order of numbers… is strictly regulated & number 20 (largest) is always put at the highest position when hanging on a wall.

2. Ways to calculate points according to 501:

There are many variations for the starting number in dart-throwing games such as 301, 401, 701 … However, in here, we only mention the classic & most common 501 rules

Some basic rules:

  • Each player all has the starting point of 501 points and will have to dart until his/her point back to 0 with the least launches.

– Each launch has 3 turns of darting

– Finish game when the last 3rd darting is in the double ring.

Ways to calculate points for each round:

– Bull’s eye: 50 points

– Bull: 25 points

– Double ring: Double the points

– Triple ring: Triple the points

– Out of the triple ring: 0 points