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If your review isn't R-rated, it will be posted shortly. The moisture content also helps the surface recover, but due to the shorter lifespan of the board surface, it is usual for Manchester Dartboards to be double sided.
If you know the positioning height and distance normally used for this board, please let us know using the Contact ClubGB link. The London Fives dartboard has only twelve triangular sections scoring only four different values 5, 10, 15, 20, 5, 10, Otherwise, it has the markings of a standard board with a doubles ring, a trebles ring and a concentric bull's-eye.
This seems like a huge distance, but we are told that this dart board is hung so that the centre of the bull is 5ft 6ins 1.
The diagonal distance from the centre of the bull to the throwing line at floor level should be 10ft 6. The Ipswich Fives dartboard is similar to the London Fives board except that the doubles and trebles rings are wider and easier to hit.
The Lincolnshire dartboard is the same in layout to the Yorkshire board, but is black throughout. If you know of any other regional boards still in use, please let us know using the Contact ClubGB link.
Positioning height and throwing distance too if you know. Traditional bristle dart boards are made from fibres bound tightly together with the trimmed ends creating the face of the board.
When a dart is thrown at the dartboard, it embeds itself between the fibre ends so that when it is removed, the fibres close back together and the board's surface recovers.
Until recently most dartboards used standard circular profile wire to separate the scoring sections, but now, most quality dartboards will feature triangular profile wires, where the pointed edge faces the thrower.
This reduces the frequency of bounce-outs darts hitting the wire and bouncing off. Other advances have been the abandonment of staples to hold the wire to the board in favour of rear spikes which again reduce the possibility of darts being deflected from the board.
There is a trend in the United States and some other countries to use 'soft tip' darts and 'soft' or electronic dartboards.
These boards are manufactured from plastics with a dimpled playing surface that guides the thrown dart into the nearest of the integral holes.
This has the one advantage of allowing automatic scoring as the board's sensors can recognise which scoring section the dart hits.
These electronic darboards will usually count a bounce out score, and the bull's-eye doubles and trebles are often wider too.
Certainly in the states, a lot of the soft tip darts machines found in bars are pay per play. Darts is one of the oldest established English pub games which, since the mid s, has become one of the most popular sports in the world.
As far as the origins of the game are concerned, javelins, crossbow bolts and archery have all been considered. Of these the most likely scenario is that the game has its roots in archery: Indeed, glance back to the earliest type of dartboards and you will see that these were concentric targets, miniature forms of the archery target.
Moreover, darts is most commonly known as 'Arrows'. Some would say that these two points alone are sufficient to confirm our sports heritage.
Up until the early part of the 20th century, darts existed in disparate forms across parts of England, the only matches taking place being either 'in-House' or friendly matches between pubs which were close to each other.
The cost of transport was prohibitive at that time. However, after World War 1, the first brewery leagues appeared and grew to such an extent that, by , the seeds had been sown for the establishment of a national darts association.
Such was the take up of darts by the brewers and the dart-playing public that, by the s, it had become a popular national recreation in England and parts of Wales, played by all classes, often ousting existing pubs games such as skittle and rings indoor quoits.
American soldiers visiting the UK took darts home wih them and generated substantial interest in this 'Olde Englishe' game in the US which up until then was little played in that country.
However, the original national darts association did not survive the war and although a number of attempts were made to introduce a national, controlling agency, nothing firm was realised until when The People supported the setting up of the National Darts Association of Great Britain.
The s and s were periods when darts maintained a fairly low profile even though participant levels were still extremely high.
The s saw darts on TV for the first time and through the work of the British Darts Organisation BDO , established in , and the introduction of split screen technology darts really took a hold of Britain and then, it seemed, the rest of the planet.
This has resulted in the introduction of key, high profile competitions including the World Matchplay, Grand Prix and the World Championship.
The PDC's plans for the game are expanding at the furious rate with a 'world circuit' of darts now underway following the Las Vegas Desert Classic in July and the innovative UK Open proving that the organization are earnest in their pledge to take the sport to new heights.
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