Darts is a game in which the a person throws darts at a board or a target called a targetboard. A normal targetboard measures about 18 inches in diameter. It is divided into 20 equal-size area shaped like wedges of pie. A person scores from 1 to 20 points by hitting different wedges. The board is further divided by a narrow inner ring the ring called the double ring. A dart that hits one of the rings scores either double or triple the value of the wedge. The bulls-eye is worth 25 points. A double bulls-eye inside the bulls eye is worth 50 points.
The dartboard is mounted so the bulls-eye is 5 feet 8 inches from the floor. In tournaments, the person stands at 1 of 2 authorized distances from the board, 7 feet 9 1/4 inches or 8 feet. They take turn throwing three darts that measure up to 8 1/4 inches long. To win,a player must score an exact number of points--in most cases 301, 501, 1001, or 3001. The winner must start and end the game by hitting the double ring or the double bulls--eye.
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