Darts is a competitive game of skill where players throw small missiles (darts) at a circular board (dartboard) attached to a wall. The sport of darts has many types of games, but the title darts has come to be a general term for any variant played with three darts part round. Players take turns throwing darts at the dartboard while standing with their feet beyond the throwing edge, known as the oche.

While the rules for scoring varies per game type, points are typically defined by the twenty numbered sections on the dartboard and the bullseye at the center. The game of darts can be played competitively at the professional level, but it has also become popular as a casual sport enjoyed at bars, pubs, and in game rooms at home.

How do you play darts?

Darts is played with a variety of different rules and game types with the most popular games being cricket and ‘01’ games. All dart games are played by taking turns throwing all three of your darts at the board from behind the oche line. Cricket games are race-style games where players must hit the numbers 15-20 and the bullseye three times each. ‘01’ style games (301, 501, 701 etc) are fixed score games where players take turns adding their scores attempting to reach the specified 01 number exactly.

How do you throw darts?

To throw darts, comfortably hold the dart with at least three fingers with the end of the dart aligned to your target on the dart board. Throw the dart using your hand, wrist, and elbow. Only your arm should move when you throw the dart. Follow through with your throw after releasing the dart with your fingers pointing towards the target.

How do you play cricket darts?

To play cricket darts, players take turns racing toward the goal of successfully hitting numbers 15-20 and the bullseye three times each. A hit on the target wedge counts as one mark, while hits on the outer double ring and the inner triple ring count for two and three marks respectively. Cricket games can also be played with points, in which players that have successfully finished (own) a number can continue hitting it for points if the other player has yet to finish the same number. The player must also have the highest number of points to win the game.

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Adrian Lewis
Set of scaled height illustrations of various darts players compared to Adrian Lewis

While other English professional dart players attract attention for positive reasons, Adrian Lewis has also attracted controversy and squabbles with other competitors, repeatedly seeing him being banned several times and fined frequently. He made his debut in the 2004 UK Open after being mentored by world champion Phil Taylor, with whom he also partnered with to win the Professional Dart Corporation (PDC) World Cup of Darts on four occasions. Adrian plays in the PDC and is nicknamed “Jackpot.” He has won the PDC World Dart Championships twice, the 2014 UK Open, and the 2013 European Championship.

Adrian Lewis has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of drawings of Adrian Lewis measured with overall height
While other English professional dart players attract attention for positive reasons, Adrian Lewis has also attracted controversy and squabbles with other competitors, repeatedly seeing him being banned several times and fined frequently. He made his debut in the 2004 UK Open.

Adrian Lewis has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of drawings of Adrian Lewis measured with overall height
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Nationality: England

Years Active: 1995—

Birthday
January 21, 1985

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Adrian Lewis standing, stance, throwing

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Darts Throwing Distance

The throwing distance in the game of darts is regulated at 7’ 9.25” | 2.37 m from the oche to the front face of the dartboard. Dartboards must be hung on the wall with the center of the bullseye at 5’8” | 1.73 m from the floor—a height established based on the eye-level of a six foot man. Used in professional dart games, a standard oche is 2’ | .6 m wide and 1.5” | 38 mm tall to clearly establish the regulation throwing line. Casual darts environments may choose to use tape or another type of surface marking to identify the oche.

Drawings dimensioning the regulation throwing distances and board height in a game of darts
The throwing distance in the game of darts is regulated at 7’ 9.25” | 2.37 m from the oche to the front face of the dartboard. Dartboards must be hung on the wall with the center of the bullseye at 5’8” | 1.73 m from the floor—a height established based on the eye-level of a six foot man.

Drawings dimensioning the regulation throwing distances and board height in a game of darts
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Height: 5’8” | 1.73 m to center of bullseye
Distance: 7’ 9.25” | 2.37 m oche to face of board
Diagonal: 9’ 7.5” | 2.93 m to bullseye
Oche Width: 2’ | .6 m
Oche Height (Pro): 1.5” | 38 mm

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Darts Throwing Distance side elevation, front, dart player

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Raymond van Barneveld
Scaled height comparison drawings of Raymond van Barneveld compared to other darts players

Dutch professional dart player Raymond van Barneveld is still unsure of hanging up his boots after severally recanting his statement on retiring. He is nicknamed “Barney” and is the most successful player dart alive. Raymond is a four-time British Dart Organization (BDO) and a Professional Dart Corporation (PDC) Champion, making him a five-time World Dart Champion. He has twice won the World Trophy and World Masters, the international Darts league three-times, World Darts Federation (WDF) World Cup Singles, two UK Opens, a Premier League, and a Grand Slam of Darts. At the 2009 PDC World Championship, he hit a nine-darter, becoming the first professional dart player to achieve such a fate.

Raymond van Barneveld has a height of 6’2.5” (1.89 m).

Set of illustrations of Raymond van Barneveld in various darts poses measured with overall height
Dutch professional dart player Raymond van Barneveld is still unsure of hanging up his boots after severally recanting his statement on retiring. He is nicknamed “Barney” and is the most successful player dart alive. Raymond is a four-time British Dart Organization (BDO) and a PDC Champion.

Raymond van Barneveld has a height of 6’2.5” (1.89 m).

Set of illustrations of Raymond van Barneveld in various darts poses measured with overall height
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Nationality: Netherlands

Years Active: 1984—

Birthday
April 20, 1967

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Raymond van Barneveld standing, stance, throwing

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Darts
Scaled comparison drawings of a Dart compared to a ping-pong ball and a baseball

Darts are the objects that are thrown during a game of Darts and each player plays with a set of 3. Darts are typically constructed from wood (traditional), brass, nickel, or tungsten. The four main parts of a Dart include the point, the shaft, the grip, and the flight.

The point of a Dart can either be fixed or movable and is usually soft. The shaft is the part of the Dart that is held by the player before throwing it, while the grip of the Dart provides a better hold. The flight of the Dart gives the Dart a smooth movement towards the Dartboard and is usually made from feathers.

Darts have a typical overall length between 5”-7” (12.7-17.8 cm) and standard flight width of 1.57” (4 cm). The barrel of a dart ranges from 1.81”-2.09” (46-53 mm) with a point length of 1.26” or 1.61” (32, 41 mm). The preferred mass of a dart is between .63-.92 oz (18-26 g).

Pair of drawings of a Dart showing dimensioned analysis of their length, width, and various components
Darts are the objects that are thrown during a game of Darts and each player plays with a set of 3. Darts are typically constructed from wood (traditional), brass, nickel, or tungsten. The four main parts of a Dart include the point, the shaft, the grip, and the flight.

Darts have a typical overall length between 5”-7” (12.7-17.8 cm) and standard flight width of 1.57” (4 cm). The barrel of a dart ranges from 1.81”-2.09” (46-53 mm) with a point length of 1.26” or 1.61” (32, 41 mm). The preferred mass of a dart is between .63-.92 oz (18-26 g).

Pair of drawings of a Dart showing dimensioned analysis of their length, width, and various components
Darts
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.63-.92 oz | 18-26 g
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Barrel Diameter: .25”-.28” | 6.35-7.11 mm

Barrel Length: 1.81”-2.09” | 46-53 mm
Point Length: 1.26”, 1.61” | 32, 41 mm

Maximum Length: 11.81” | 30 cm

Materials: Brass, nickel silver, or Tungsten barrel; steel tip; plastic polymer, nylon or foil flight

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Eric Bristow
Scaled height comparison drawings of Eric Bristow compared to other darts players

Eric Bristow was a professional dart player from England credited with making dart a worldwide spectator sport, primarily because of his skills and personality. He is also credited among those who started the Professional Dart Corporation (PDC) after departing from the British Dart Organizations (BDO). Eric was nicknamed “The Crafty Cockney” and was world number one five-times in the Word Dart Federation (WDF). He won the World Championship and World Master Championship five times, and World Cup Singles four times. Besides, he took home seventy career titles and twenty-two WDF and BDO Major titles. Other accomplishments include being a two-time Pacific Masters and one time Tokyo World Darts Grand Prix champion.

Eric Bristow had a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Eric Bristow in various darts poses measured with overall height
Eric Bristow was a professional dart player from England credited with making dart a worldwide spectator sport, primarily because of his skills and personality. He is also credited among those who started the Professional Dart Corporation (PDC) after departing from the British Dart Organizations.

Eric Bristow had a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Set of illustrations of Eric Bristow in various darts poses measured with overall height
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Nationality: England

Years Active: 1968-2007

Death: April 5, 2018

Birthday
April 25, 1957

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Eric Bristow standing, stance, throwing

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