How do you keep score for the game of darts?
Credit:Rob EllisCC-BY-2.0
Q:

How do you keep score for the game of darts?

A:

Quick Answer

To keep score in darts, make a side by side chart for each player, and write down each player's score on every throw. Subtract each score from a base number, usually 501, until a player brings his score down to zero and wins the game.

 Know More

Full Answer

  1. Learn the dartboard

    Each player gets three throws per turn. The sections of the outer ring are equal to double the number - written as D20 or D10 - that each one is associated with. The tan and black triangular sections are equal to the number that each one is associated with. The sections of the inner ring are equal to triple the number - written as T20 or T10 - that each one is associated with. The green ring around the bullseye is equal to 25, while the bullseye itself is equal to 50.

  2. Make a scorecard

    Draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper, preferably lined paper. Place one player's name on one side and the other player's name on the other side. Draw a line down the middle of each half. Write "Score" at the top of one half, and write "Total" at the top of the other half. On the side, write the numbers one through 10 to represent each turn, and add additional turns as needed.

  3. Keep tally

    Start each player at 501, and subtract the first turn's score from this number. Keep taking turns until someone brings their score down to zero.

Learn more about Hobbies & Games

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the official rules for a dart game, and how far should you stand?

    A:

    The most important rule in darts is that players or teams must be the first to reach zero after starting with 501 points to be declared the winner. The required length between the player and dart board is exactly 5 feet 9.25 inches.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you identify metals?

    A:

    There are several methods that can be used to identify metals that require you to measure different properties and look up those properties on a chart. One method is to determine the density of an unknown metal. In addition to the unknown metal, you need a scale, measuring container with water and a calculator.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a Game Score leaderboard?

    A:

    A Game Score leaderboard is a collection of scores achieved in a game that are available for viewing by a player. Leaderboards allow players to measure their level of talent in a game as well as compare their talent to other players.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you read a basketball box score?

    A:

    A basketball box score summarizes both the team's results following a game and breaks down statistics for each individual player. Among other things, a box score includes a team's total statistics and a player's total for points, free-throw shooting, field-goal shooting, rebounds and assists.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore