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Poor man getting rich thanks to being good at throwing darts (Part 2)

In 1995, at the age of 25, Wright won his first World Championship. But just round 1, he encountered the world’s No. 1 Richie Burnett should be gently off the road early. Shortly after that defeat, Wright turned his back on darts and believed that he would never play again.

Wandering everywhere, Wright did everything he could to make a living. “I used to live for only 14 pounds a week” – he revealed in an interview a few years ago. He also many times fell into unemployment. But one evening in 2007, Wright suddenly realized he had a mission unfinished with darts, after watching the Grand Slam launch darts on television.

It has been more than 20 years since the first World Championship release, Wright has done what everyone in his family once said he could never do. In the first year back to competition, he only earned a mere 1,200 pounds. At that time, his confidence dropped to the lowest.

Fortunately, Joanne – Wright’s partner who owns a salon in Suffolk – has lifted him up. Joanne used strange hairstyles to inspire Wright. Their daughter continued to motivate him.

With a weird hair style that anyone could dare to try and Joanne usually takes 2 hours to complete before her husband competes, Wright transforms from a lack of self-confidence into a resilient, indomitable warrior. Thanks to that, his performance improved quickly. By 2014, he reached the final of the World Championship, but still had no time to meet: Van Gerwen won 7-4.

For the next five years, Wright reached the final of 11 major tournaments, but lost until 10. Wright suddenly thought that going to the final was his best achievement. He was just worthy of being a challenger, but not enough to be a champion.

Until this year, overcome all adversities, Wright moved into the finals of the World Championship. And once again, Van Gerwen was in the way. But this time, Wright didn’t let history repeat itself. He took revenge.

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The standard rules to calculate score in a darting game

A brief history

The dart game started from the bars in the UK to satisfy the demand for strong, fighting games for men & suitable for indoor conditions ( indoor game) in the second half of the 19th century.

Darts launch is increasingly popular in European countries (England, France, Germany, Netherlands, etc.) & related territories such as USA, Australia. By the 1970s, it became an official sport

1. Design for 1 game dart & choose the right standard board

Oche (throw line) is the standing position for a player to throw a dart (according to WDF), away from the dart board including the segments shown in the figure above in British units (feet/inch), including: height 5 feet 8 inches, lengths 7 feet 9.25 inches & curves 9 feet 7.5 inches

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

2. The grading method for 501 standard law

There are many variations for the starting number of dart throwing games such as 301, 401, 701, etc. Here, we only mention the classic & most common 501 rules

Basic rules

Each player has a starting point of 501 points & how to bring the score to 0 with the least number of turns.

1 throw includes 3 throws.

Finish the game (finish game) must be equal to the 3rd (final) launch & on the double round.

20 arcs corresponding to 20 points

How to calculate points for each launch

Bull’s eye: 50 points

Bull’s margin (Bull): 25 points

Double ring: Double the number of points (2 times the number of the arc).

Triple ring: Multiply three points (3 times the number of an arc).

The outer ring triples: 0 points.

Scores are scored in the segments of the division table.

Checkout rules to end the game

Must be the last throwing dart.

Must be launched into the double loop (meaning that the number of points left after the 2nd launch must be an even number).

Finish the game by launching the correct double round.

Some points to note with the 501 law calculation

The checkout throw will only appear when the remaining score is <170.

The scores 159,162,163,165,166,168,169 cannot go into the checkout throw.

The last throw with the total score greater than the remaining points will not count & must repeat this score by the next 1 throw.

This is a very basic guide on 501 points. In addition, according to the World Dart Federation, there are many other strict rules including how to determine the launcher before & after, the size of each part of the standard board, the thickness of the iron wire; falling, bouncing darts (just launched/previously) off the board, request to change the target, breaking laws & handling, dispute resolution, disability standards, transgender, etc.

If we are amateur players or want to shorten the launch, you can redesign the game with a starting point that can be 201 or more people launching the same starting point.

Above are the basic standard rules to calculate the score in a darting game. Hope the information is useful for you.