Score Calculation. Out
Shots. Darts Games
League Draw Tables. Organising Knock Outs.
Dart Board Set Up
Points For the Oche.
- The Oche or Toe line should be marked in some permanent manner and not be
less than 2 feet long.
- The Lay of the Oche or floor space between thrower and board should be
clear of any permanent obstacles such as gambling machines or cigarette
- Players should not have to throw over tables and chairs which can be
removed for the duration of the darts match.
- There should be no spectators down either side of the lay so close that
they might be hit by bounce outs.
- A tiled floor should have a rubber mat covering it to protect the dart
points with bounce outs.
- A wooden floor should be covered to prevent bounce outs from making holes
- A carpet floor will wear badly with the continuous passage of feet.
- There should be no overhead obstacles such as low beams or lights in front
of the board at such a height that players might hit them with their darts.
- The board should be lit with as much bright light as possible, preferably
from more than one source to eliminate shadow.
- A good condition board should be put up for matches, taken down
afterwards, used solely for matches and turned regularly to preserve it and
maintain even wear.
- If at all possible the level of sound from music in the pub should be
reduced around the throwing area.
- The oche should not be positioned where people have to interrupt throwers
or cross the oche to get to the bar, pub toilets, outside doors, etc.
- A marking board should be fixed in a manner so that the player can see it
easily while standing on the oche and preferably so can the spectators.
- The marking board should be large enough to accommodate the players score
and remainder for both players.