Dart players often aim for 19 because of the way the dartboard is designed. The high scoring areas on a dartboard aren’t in a straight line vertically, which is why the highest number, 20, is at the top, but 19 and 18 aren’t far below it. When dart players aim for the 20, they also stand a high chance of hitting 1 or 5, which are the numbers directly adjacent to the 20. However, when players aim for 19, they stand to hit 3 or 7, which bring in slightly more points when compared to missing out on 1 or 5.
1. What is the bullseye on a dartboard worth?
The bullseye on a dartboard is worth 50 points. It is divided into two sections – the outer bullseye is worth 25 points and the inner bullseye or ‘double bull’ is worth 50 points.
2. What is a good average score in darts?
A good average score in darts can vary, but professional players often have an average of around 100 points per turn (three darts). For casual players, an average of around 50-60 per turn is quite good.
3. What is the general objective in a game of darts?
Typically, the goal in a game of darts is to reach zero points from a set starting point (e.g., 501 or 301) as quickly as possible. This game mode is called ‘countdown’ or ’01’.
4. Is accuracy or strategy more important in darts?
Both are important. Accuracy is necessary to hit your intended target, but strategy is required to maximize your score and play optimally considering the game’s rules and the board’s layout.
5. Can a dart game end in a tie?
No, dart games can’t end in a tie. The player continues to throw until one player reaches zero exactly, and if a player reduces to a score of 1 or goes below zero, their score reverts to the previous total.