Darts Facts Trivia at gamerisms
Darts Facts Trivia goes back for well over 100 years when the game
originated in Europe at the end of the 19th century.
It is believed that soldiers used to throw short arrows into casks or
trunks of trees. Over time, the battlefield pastime evolved into a pub
Trivia to listing of Skill Games Facts Trivia series
The Dart Board: Darts Facts
- Originally, patrons would throw steel-tipped darts in to circular
blocks of elm, which the bar owners would have to soak over night to
close the holes up.
- Later, dartboards were made of clay and finally cork. Of course,
most dart boards in bars these days are plastic and keep score for you.
Quite a progression from arrows and tree trunks.
- On at good dartboard, the metal framework or spider is removable,
allowing the owner of the dartboard to rotate the spider and increase
the life of the board.
- The maximum allowable length for a dart is 12 inches, although
most are 5-6 inches long.
- Flights or Arrows: Darts Facts Trivia
- Originally, darts were made from cut down arrows or crossbow
- The primary purpose of the flights is to prevent the rear of the
dart from overtaking the front of the dart.
- Modern flights are made from plastic, but they had originally
been made of turkey feathers.
- Dart Games: Darts Facts Trivia
- The fewest number of darts to throw a perfect game of 501 is
nine. John Lowe first achieved this feat on television in the 1984
World Matchplay championships. He hit triple 20 six times in a row,
followed by triple 17, triple 18 and double 18.
- The fewest number of darts needed to win 301 double-in and
double-out is six. You can do this by hitting double 20, triple 20,
triple 20, triple 20, triple 19 and double 12. Best of luck in
achieving this feat.
- A player needs 8 darts for a perfect darts game of cricket,
hitting the triple 20, triple 19, triple 18, triple 17, triple 16,
triple 15, single bull and double bull.
- The highest possible score with three darts at a World Dart
Federation board is 180. A player would have to hit the triple
- Darts was first shown on British TV in 1962. That's when Westward
Television broadcast the Westward TV Invitational.
- Game of Skill Legally: Darts Facts
- As far as darts are concerned, English law allows betting in
small amounts on games of skill, but
not games of chance.
- Originally, English magistrates considered darts to be a game of
chance. A trial in 1908, however, led to dart throwing to be a game of
- Jim Garside, the landlord of the Adelphi Inn in Leeds had been
charged with allowed betting on a game of chance, the darts in
question, on his premises. Garside did not refute having allowed
betting on darts, but he did claim that the game of darts was skill,
not chance or luck.
With the help of William Bigfoot Anakin, a local dart champ, Anakin
showed the magistrates that he was capable of hitting any number on the
board, as chosen by the magistrates. Garside's charges were dismissed
and darts were officially declared a game of skill in England.
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