rules to play darts
. In the standard game of darts, the board is hung so that the bulls eyes is 5ft 8in 1.73m from the floor or eye level for a six foot man.The Oche is the line that a throwing player must stand behind, this generally 7ft 9in 2.37m from the face of the board.
Throwing the dart
. Everyone will throw their dart differently, but as a general rule the dart should be held between the thumb and forefinger.To aim your dart it is helpful to hold it at eye level. Throw your dart with a smooth action. Each player has three darts and will throw all of them at each visit to the oche.Remember that darts requires a high level of skill, and it may take a little time before your throws become accurate.
Anatomy of the board
. Before looking at the rules, you will need to know how the board is set up. Every dart board is the same and is numbered from 1 20 in non sequential order around the board. This order been unchanged since the game was invented.
. The board is split up into twenty separate sections that are each allocated to a particular number. Hitting one of the larger portions of these sections traditionally coloured black and yellow, scores precisely the points value for that section. Hitting the thin outer portions of these sections coloured red and green scores double the points value for that section. Hitting the thin inner portions or these sections roughly halfway between the ou
. There are many different variations on the game of darts, but the most well known is 501. Each player is given a score of 501 points before they start. The aim is to bring their score down to zero in as few visits to the Oche as possible. Each player throws their three darts in turn attempting to get the largest score possible. The highest score a player can get in a single visit to the oche is 180, this is done by hitting the triple twenty thre
. In a game of 501 the object is for one player or a team to be the first to reach zero from starting total of 501. In simple terms, after three darts are thrown, the throwing player subtracts the total scored from his current total until he reaches zero. In order to reach zero each player must finish by throwing a double i.e. if player one has 36 remaining he must hit double 18 to win, while if player two has 45 remaining he must hit single 5, d
Actual darts thrown
. Counting the actual darts that are used, not passed, in a match. Only approved means of tracking feats for the NDAs Team Dart Tournament.
. A player is blocked when his or her partners score is higher than the combined score of their opponents. The player may still throw to get his or her points lower but cannot go out without losing the game because of his or her partners high score. The following will result in a loss When a player reaches 0 but his or her partners score is not equal to or lower than their opponents combined score. Remember you can go out on a tie.
. Any league which consists of teams with similar or closely matched team averages.
. When a team has scored 3 Marks on the same number or Bulls Eye in Cricket.
. Various darting accomplishments.Every Professional Darts Corporation tournament is operated under the rules.
. A player is frozen when his or her score is at 1 point 2 points in Double Out and his or her partners score is higher than the combined score of their opponents. The player may not get his score any lower without losing the game.
. Any league which consists of teams from the same area or location of town.
. Any throw that registers on a number either to help close the number or score points. The Single segment portion of the Cricket number scores 1 mark. The Doubles segment scores 2 marks while the Triple segment scores 3 marks. The outer portion of the Bulls Eye scores 1 mark and the inner section scores 2 marks.
Marks per round
. The system for averaging the marks that a player throws each turn in a game of Cricket. The higher the MPR, the better the player.
. Teams made up of a equal number of males and females. In each game a female and male throw together.
Points per dart
. The system for averaging the points that a player throws each dart in an 01 game. The higher the PPD the better the player.
. Darts not thrown during a round or game for one reason or another.
. This is defined as a player/teams turn during a game. Each player has the option of throwing 0, 1, 2 or 3 darts each round.
. A way of handicapping players, teams and leagues. The better the player the fewer darts he/she would be permitted to throw at the beginning of the game.
. A player is entitled to a maximum of 3 darts per turn. A player may opt to throw 0, 1, 2 or 3 darts.
. When a team has 2 or less Marks on a number or Bulls Eye.
. Points Per Dart is used for all 01 games, 301, 501, etc.. To obtain a PPD, divide the total points by the number of actual darts thrown. Example Player #1 wins the game with his 12th dart. He has achieved a total of 301 points. His PPD is 25.08 301 / 12 = 25.08. The winner of the game will use the total points of the game, 301, 501, etc. all other players will use the actual points scored as reported by the machine.
. Marks Per Round is used for all Cricket games. To obtain a MPR, divide the total number of marks scored by the actual number of darts thrown then multiply by three. Example Player #1 wins the game with their 46th dart. They have achieved a total of 59 marks. Their MPR is 3.85 59 / 46 x 3 = 3.85. Handicap rounds do not count for the players without darts in that round. When two 2 players are partners on the same number, they record their results i
Proper throwing technique
. You are allowed to stand at the Foul Line with your foot no farther than the front edge of the line. A suggested stance is; throwing side of your body should be toward the board. If you are right handed, your right foot should be on the line and your left foot approximately 18 inches behind. Lean forward slightly with the right knee slightly bent. Balance yourself with the toes of the left foot. Your throwing arm should be in front of your body a
Scoring on the electronic dart machine
. The score recorded by the machine is the score that the player receives. The players accept that the machine is always right. The only exception will be on the Last Dart Winning Dart that meets the following criteria A. The Last Dart Winning Dart must stick. B. The machine was displaying the Throw Darts message and all other rules were followed. Then, no matter if the machine fails to score, or scores incorrectly, the player/team will be credite
. The area that is directly in front of the assigned dart board, not to exceed either dart board on the left or right of the assigned board, is considered the official throw area. Up until the time a player has thrown a dart, he/she is allowed to leave the throw area. Once a dart has been thrown, a player is not allowed to completely leave the throw area to the rear or the side. Partially stepping on or placing one foot over the back or the side do
Know that every dart board is the same
. Each board is numbered from 1 20 in non sequential order around the board. You play darts by throwing a small dart onto different parts of the board, counting your points as you go.
Get ready for a steady stance
. Leaning forwards or backwards is tempting, but offers the thrower less stability than if he/she were to stand upright. For right handed players, keep your right foot in front and your left foot in back. Most of your weight should be resting on your right foot, although you dont want to be leaning forward excessively. For left handed players, keep your left foot in front and your right foot in back. Most of your weight should be resting on your le
Keep both feet firmly planted
. You will want to keep your balance throughout the throw. Otherwise, you may pull or push the dart off in an unintended direction.
Get the right fingering on a dart
. Take the dart in your dominant hands palm and run it through your fingers until you find the center of gravity. Put your thumb a bit behind the center of gravity while placing at least two, and possible four, other fingers on the dart. Do what feels comfortable for you.
Player take turns throwing three darts each
. The points the player scores are then subtracted from his starting total. For example, if a player is starting with 301 points, and lands 54 points, his/her new total would be 247 points.