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Darts Rules are easy to learn

Principally, games of dart are played among individual players or two groups or teams. The teams may be composed of two or more players each. Variation of the game wherein it permits for more than two teams have been formulated but is not popular to players.

Generally, nine throws are permitted for each player serving as a “warm-up” prior to the beginning of the game. Then, to decide on which team or player goes first, a player will take his first turn of one dart and is thrown by a certain player from each respective team. The team whose dart is closest to the target or “bull's eye” gets to go first.

In each players turn, he should throw all of his three darts. Typically, darts of two sets will be thrown. A set by every team prior to retrieving the darts. If a players foot lands over the throwing line or a player accidentally trips over the line and then throws his dart, no points will be counted for such a throw and it can not be thrown again.

After the player's final and finishing throw, darts should be left on the board for at least a number of seconds in order that the score can be determined and added up. A throw resulting to a dart falling off the board or joins into any dart on the board will not make a score.

Darts that sticks to the board is scored accordingly:

Wedge - the number that is displayed or indicated on the “outer ring”.

Double ring – any number hit by the dart is scored two times.

The triple ring – any number hit by the dart scored three times.

Bulls eye – twenty-five points.

Double bulls eye - fifty points.

Assortment of darts rules:


Cricket and “301” are two of the games popularly preferred by dart participants or players, 301 being the most understandable. Every side or team starts by having 301 points and throws the darts trying hard to decrease or to lessen their score down to zero.

A player should strike a double first before it can count points. The count is then reduced going to zero. The player’s talent and skill is tested at the games conclusion, when a dart player needs to throw either a “bull's eye” or a double that will decrease the finishing score accurately to zero. Any progression of three consecutive throws all in one turn that will decrease the score past zero will not be counted.

Every game is regarded as one leg. The team that wins two from three games played will be declared the winner.
Cricket is a game that is more complex that requires more skills and strategy on throwing. This game uses mainly the numbers from fifteen up to twenty and the center or bull's eyes.

At the start the numbers 15 , 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and bull's eye are entitled and qualified to be unlocked or opened. A dart player or team should be able to score three of a certain number any doubles, singles and triples combination in order to open up a number.

When a certain team or player opens a certain number, each succeeding score or count on that certain number builds up the total for the player or team. The contrasting team or other player can not gain a score on that certain number however can make an effort to close or lock it if he can get a score of three on that certain number.

For instance, team A scored once on number 17. He acquires no points however his total builds up. Team B scores on number 17 for four times; the first or initial three scores enabled to open up the number 17 and the fourth grants team B a score of 17 points.

But when team A hits three times the number 17, enabling team A to close the number for all. Whereas team A acquires no totals or points, however it succeeded of not permitting team B to obtain more points from number 17.

In the effort of opening and closing the bull's eye or target, the inner is calculated as double and then the outer is calculated as a “single bull”.

The game concludes at the time all numbers are closed or locked off. Yet, it can be proclaimed sooner when the leading player or team closes all chances of the opposing team scoring.

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