Darts is a true sport, you don't get any of these dodgy offside or goal-line clearances in this sport. To win a game of darts you have to hit your double, it's as simple as that. You're up there on the darts oche alone, only you can be the winner.
Darts is a great game anywhere and anytime. At the local pub while playing a game of pool, it is a great social game that is not only a fantastic sport, it’s also a great way to hang out with your mates. We decided to produce this website to supply you with everything you ever wanted to know about world darts, it could be the history, the rules or even the players. Whatever it is, our aim is to provide you with it. Please feel free to browse and tell your friends about us!
Rules of Darts
Every Professional Darts Corporation tournament is operated under the rules laid down by the Darts Regulation Authority. There are a number of different versions of the sport and also a number of different dartboards which are used around the world. Here you can find details of the most commonly played version – 501 – used in all PDC events on a standard dartboard.
Standard height from the floor to the bullseye on the dartboard is 5 feet 8 inches, while the oche (distance between the front of the board and the toeline) should measure 7 feet 9.25 inches.
Darts is one of the oldest established English pub games which, since the late 1970′s, has become one of the most popular sports in the world. As far as the origins of the game are concerned, javelins, crossbow bolts and archery have all been considered. Of these the most likely scenario is that the game has its roots in archery. Indeed, glance back to the earliest type of dartboards and you will see that these had concentric targets – miniature forms of the archery target.
The growing popularity of darts is due in part to superstars such as Raymond Van Barneveld, Adrian Lewis and of course the great Phil Taylor. With TV coverage at an all time high, darts betting is also becoming big business, with millions of pounds wagered on the larger tournaments.
Darts is most commonly known as ‘arrows’, and some would say that these two points alone are sufficient to confirm our sports heritage. Up until the early part of the 20th century, darts existed in disparate forms across parts of England, the only matches taking place being either ‘in-house’ or friendly matches between pubs which were close to each other.
Love Darts was started back in 2007 as a bit of fun. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to gain multiple website visitors, Twitter followers and Facebook friends. We speak with most of them on a daily basis, offering darts tips or just having a bit of darts banter!