When it comes to playing darts, the ultimate goal is without a doubt to hit the bullseye.
Of course, this can be one of the hardest tasks to accomplish, because the target is so small and illusive.
With that being said, the dartboard is extremely similar to an archery board and can be scored in a similar manner. In most traditional and tournament games, the bullseye is located 5 feet, 8 inches above the floor.
However, the bullseye can be much more than just a winning factor in most games. It can even determine who gets the advantage of throwing first.
This is why it is imperative to know absolutely everything you can about the bullseye.
The Bullseye Is Split Into Two Sections
While the bullseye might be the ultimate target, you need to understand that this target is actually broken up into two different sections. First, you have the inner section, which is usually red and referred to as the double bull or cork.
The outer section is usually green and mostly referred to as the single bull section or just bull.
The green area of the bullseye is worth 25 points.
The red section of the bullseye is worth 50 points.
Who Gets To Throw First In Darts?
Before the start of every match, each player will line up at the throw line and throw his or her dart at the bullseye. The player that reaches the closest to the bullseye or hits the bullseye will be the player that gets to throw first.
Why is this a major advantage?
Well, this is an advantage because a player that gets to throw first could reach his or her first target score before the other competitors. This could mean a victory. I highly recommend that you spend a lot of time aiming at the bullseye.
With practice and patience, you’ll eventually learn how to pull it off with pretty good consistency.
Scoring darts is without a doubt one of the most dreaded parts of any game. Most individuals don’t want the responsibility or keeping track of each competitor’s scores. This is especially true when you have several opponents that are considered extremely competitive.
In addition to this, scoring darts can be quite the challenge. That’s why most players use a dart scorer instead of doing it manually. With that being said, what you need to know is that every dartboard is virtually the same.
Each board is numbered one from twenty in a non-sequential manner around the board. The whole concept of the game is to throw your dart around the board and count the points as you go.
Each section of the board will be divided into different points. If your dart lands in the green or red section, this could mean that your score doubles or triples for the section that you are aiming for.
For instance, if you hit the outer green ring in an 18-point section, this virtually means that you score 36 points. If you hit one of the inner red rings this means that you score 54 points.
Why Is The Bullseye So Important in Darts?
By this point, you are probably wondering why the bullseye is so important when you have the triple 20 score, which could potentially be worth more points.
Well, if you miss the bullseye by a small amount you still can get 25 points by hitting the outer section. However, if you miss the triple 20 section there is a good chance that you might score 20 points, 25 points, or even as little as 3 points.
If your aim is decent enough, your risk is actually reduced by going for the bullseye.