Darts - history, rules, clubs and darteritis

Sport Player5Level7 August 8, 2016 0 2
According to many darts is a typical sports bar. True or not, the fact is that darts is increasing in popularity. There are now hundreds of clubs and spectators of the Lakeside existence every year from a big pile Dutch.


Darts is probably the oldest English pub sport. It has been played since 1927, but only around 1970 it began to gain popularity. The Second World War has played an important role in spreading the sport, the soldiers who came ashore in England, took the sport namely home. In the Netherlands, this sport was actually really popular when Raymond van Barneveld came to the summit and in 1998 won the Embassy.


When darts are numerous different games. The best known is "501." In this game the player who first 501 points casting. Must end up with a so-called double, the outer ring of the dartboard. This game is always played in major tournaments, including the lakeside.
There are also several other games, such TicTacs, taking you all the scores from 10 to 20 and the Bull must hit three times. When you play 170 game about who the first 170 casting. You start with 170 and throws for example 40, then it's up to your opponent to throw out 130 etcetera. Obviously think there are various games, let your creativity run wild!


  • 1. The dartboard has to be mounted against a wall in such a way, that the center of the dart board, the bull, is located at 173 cm high from the floor.
  • 2. The need to throw away, measured horizontally from the front of the dartboard, 237 centimeters.
  • 3. throw line, or the 'ochi, "must be clearly marked and must be at least 45 centimeters long.
  • 4. Provide adequate and good light. It is advisable to hang two spots on either side of the track above the board. This prevents shadow on the plate.

The board

  • The middle ring is called the triple, this score has three times
  • The outer ring is called the double, the score counts twice
  • The white and black areas count first time
  • In the middle of the board is the bulls eye, this checkbox indicates a score of 50
  • The green ring around the bulls eye is called the Bull and represents a score of 25.

Also see the following picture: www.pijlsnel95.nl/images/dartbo0.jpg

The Arrows

A dart consists of three parts: the barrel, the shaft and the flight.
  • The flight is the "flag" on top of the arrow, they are in thousands of prints, shapes and sizes.
  • The shaft is to obtain the area between the barrel and the flight, they are in different lengths, thicknesses and materials.
  • The barrel is the part where you hold the arrow. It is the main part of the arrow, because here everything depends on it. Want a heavy or a light barrel? If your points are completely off, you do not have to buy new barrels, for about five euros you can leave the items replaced in a darts shop. This can be about three times doing, then they really are and you will have to buy new barrels. If your points are a little blunt, you can sharpen them with a whetstone, these are on sale for about two euros.


In the Netherlands, meanwhile are hundreds of dart clubs. In England there the two most famous darts organizations: the BDO and the PDC. Other official rankings are the BWDT, DDF, NDB, TIDL and WDF.
BDO stands for British Darts Organisation, this association was founded in 1973. The BDO organizes the most famous darts event: the Lakeside in Frimley Green, England. This event was known until a few years ago Embassy and has been held since 1978. However, the BDO gradually loses on status, as the large dart players often switch to the PDC.
The PDC hosts the big names in world darts: Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Bob Anderson, Colin Lloyd, Wayne Mardle, John Part ... The PDC was founded in 1992, by then a representation of sixteen topdarters. Several Dutch darters switched to the PDC: Michael van Gerwen, Jelle Klaassen and Vincent van der Voort. Raymond van Barneveld had moved earlier. The Dutchman Roland Scholten plays in this league.

Sports pub or sport

According to many darts, like chess and checkers, no sports. If you see the bodies of most darters, it seems indeed any sport. With the appropriate drinking behavior is the conclusion drawn quickly, but mentally darts is an absolute top sport. But even though most darters overweight, yet they do a lot of stamina, and also the darts throw itself is physically demanding. Remember that the real pros throw eight hours per day, which is a normal business day!


Of darts you can get darteritis, this sounds like a fiction but is a recognized illness. Darteritis is a mental illness, and is caused by the poor performance of the player. The player is angry with himself because he throws badly, and will thus throw even worse, a vicious circle. Eventually the extent that the player his arrow can not let go, he makes the throwing motion, but not let the arrow go. If the arrow is eventually thrown out anyway, they usually ended up near the board.
Darteritis cure is to start all over again with darts, that is, you just haphazardly throw at the plate. Gradually you begin to focus your growing again and come back you go to your old level. It is said that every dart player who is serious about this sport, gets at least once darteritis.

League Darts

In just a few years the darts competition has also begun a major advance. Many large unions have specialized in regional and even national competitions. The competition darts happened especially in a team. It must play a minimum of four members per team. It is recommended to keep more members per team to keep it at adequate levels for example when a person can not, or is not in form.
The setup of a league is as follows:
The four members of the team all play a single game against another opponent. This is called the single. Each won game delivers a point for the team. The design of these games range from best of 3 legs, to best of 5 legs, depending on the level that you play. Typically, however, the normal variant of 501 points at issue.
After this, the couples get their turn. Each player has a fixed torque measure that is played two times against the two pairs of the opponent. These are a total of four couples. Also applies here; of torque each won a point for the team. Even when couples are volgends played 501 points variant. The amount put here is almost always best of five.
Team Game
Last is the team game turn. Here is fought with the whole team against the entire opposing team. This is the final and final to earn points. In the team game can occur much difference in shape and length, on the basis of the level at which is being played. The recreational and last divisions often play the game Tactics. Here the majority of squares of the board should be hit. Furthermore, 501, 701 and even 1001 points played as best of first or best of 3 legs. This is also dependent on the level.
At the end of the evening there are thus earn a maximum of 9 points. These points will always result in a rash 9 in which all the points are distributed over the two teams. An example of a rash 8-1.
By the substantially similar levels within a division are the most continuous uislagen nevertheless often 5-4 or 6-3.


Nowadays so many dart tournaments are organized, that every weekend enthusiast can participate in multiple tournaments in his immediate vicinity. This is often played on the principle of a knock-out system ?? ??. When someone has a match lost, he / she will have the opportunity to move forward in a separate round, the losers round. When there is again lost the tournament for this person is terminated.
Some darters are so fanatical that they expire many of these tournaments. By dart unions are also annual ranking tournaments. Here, points can be earned depending on the result achieved by the player.