What is a Dartboard?
A dartboard is a circular board that hangs on a wall and is used as a target for darts. Originally, the game of darts was played by soldiers during their downtime. It was a way to improve their accuracy and hand-eye coordination. Today, it is a popular pub sport played by people of all ages and abilities.
What are the Dimensions of a Standard Dartboard?
A standard dartboard has a diameter of 18 inches and is divided into 20 numbered sections, or segments. Each segment is separated by a wire, which is designed to deflect darts that hit it. The 20 segments are further divided into smaller sections, which correspond to different point values.
What is the Center of a Dartboard Called?
The center of a dartboard is called the bullseye. It is a small, circular area that is divided into two sections. The inner bullseye is worth 50 points, while the outer bullseye is worth 25 points. The bullseye is surrounded by a ring called the triple ring, which is worth three times the point value of the segment it intersects.
How Far Should a Dartboard be Placed From the Floor?
A dartboard should be placed 5 feet 8 inches from the floor to the center of the bullseye. The oche, which is the line behind which the player stands to throw their darts, should be 7 feet 9.25 inches from the face of the board. This is the standard distance for steel tip darts.
What are the Different Types of Dartboards?
There are two main types of dartboards: steel tip and soft tip. Steel tip dartboards are made of sisal fibers and are used with traditional steel tip darts. Soft tip dartboards are made of plastic and are used with soft tip darts, which have a pliable tip made of rubber or plastic. Soft tip dartboards are typically found in electronic dartboards, which can keep track of the score and provide different game modes.