How far from a dartboard do you stand and 7 other dart related questions

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How far from a dartboard do you stand?

So I know you came here to find out about how far from a dartboard do you stand, and I have that answer for you.

However, before we get to that, let’s talk about a few other things related to darts.

But first a funny story:

My buddies and I were all gathered around the dartboard in my game room, taking turns throwing our darts, playing a game of 301.

I was up next and I took a deep breath, focusing on the target. My dart sailed through the air and landed right in the middle of the board, the bullseye.

“Nice shot!” my friends cheered.

I grinned and took another sip of my beer. We continued taking turns, but no one could match my score.

Finally, it was Tom’s turn. He stepped up to the board, threw his dart…and missed completely.

“Oops,” he said with a chuckle. “My bad.”

The rest of us laughed as Tom retrieved his dart from the floor. We all knew that he was just having fun – he’s never been very good at darts.

It didn’t matter because for us darts are about good friends, good times, and good beer.

So, whether you are playing just for fun, like us, or taking part in a more competitive league, this information will be valuable to you!

Dartboard FAQ

How far from a dartboard do you stand?

When you are playing darts and you want to play by competition rules set by the American Dart Organization, (ADO) you must stand a minimum of 9′ 7.25″ away from the dartboard.

What is the dartboard throwing line called?

The line that one must stand behind when throwing darts is called, the oche. It is pronounced as AH KEY.

What is the dartboard height from ground?

The distance from the ground to the center of the bullseye should be 5′ 8″ from the floor.

What is a dartboard made of?

Dartboards of good quality are still made from sisal fibers from East Africa, Brazil, or China; cheaper boards are sometimes made from cork or coiled paper

What is the dartboard bullseye score?

The green bullseye is worth 25 points and the red bullseye or double bullseye is worth 50 points.

Do they make a dartboard without wires?

While all regular dartboards have wires you can get a staple free dartboard. This means the wires are embedded int to the dartboard instead of being attached by staples. This means you hit the dartboard a higher percentage of the time as staples can get in the way when throwing darts.

What dartboard does the PDC use?

The type of dartboard used by the Professional Dart Corporation (PDC) is the Unicorn Eclipse Pro.

How far from a dartboard do you stand

There are a variety of popular dart games that can be played. Some of the more common ones include 301, Cricket, and Around the World.

301 and 501

In 301 and 501, each player starts with 301 or 501 points, respectively. The goal is to reduce your score to zero by throwing darts at the board.

When you hit a number, your score for that number is deducted from your total. to win you must “check out” by hitting a double or the bullseye. A player does not have to throw all of his darts on his final turn to win.

In doubles some the starting score is raised to 701 or even 1001.

Around The World

In Around the World, players attempt to hit all of the different numbers on the board in sequence from 1-20 then finish with a bullseye. The first player to hit all numbers and then finish with a bullseye wins the game.

There are quite a few variations on around the world. You can play doubles or triples only.

You can also play the Shanghai version which all three variations of the number, Single, double, and triple, must be hit before moving onto the next number.


Fives is played on a dartboard with fewer wider segments with each segment being 5,10,15,or 20. Each player starts with 505 points and play proceeds just like 301.

One major difference is that players stand the furthest away from the dartboard at 9′ of any common dart game variation.


Cricket is played with the numbers 15,16,17,18,19,20, and the bullseye. The goal of cricket is to own/close these numbers on the dartboard. To win you must be the first player/team to close all numbers and have the highest point total.

Each player/team takes turns throwing three darts with the goal of hitting the game numbers ,15-bull, three times. A double counts as two hits and a triple as three. Once a player/team has hit the number three times they own that number until the other player/team also hits the number three times.

When a number is owned the player/team who owns the number scores points by hitting the number again, doubles and triples count as there usual value.

When a number is closed by both teams hitting the number three times then this number can no longer be used to score. this is repeated to all numbers are closed.

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Final thoughts on How far from a dartboard do you stand

So there you have it – the definitive guide to dartboard-related questions. Now go out there and put your new knowledge to use! And be sure to let us know how you do; we love hearing about our readers’ successes (or failures).

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