Dartboard Setup

Dartboard set up for conventional 18" dartboard.

Height

5' 8" (1.73m) from the floor to the centre of the bulls eye.

Throwing / Toe Line or Oche

7' 9 ¼” (2.37m) from the board to the throw line or 9' 7 3/8” (2.93m) when measured diagonally from the bulls eye to the throwing line). This second measure is used when playing on an uneven surface.

Throwing Lane

Preferably 2' (0.6m) clearance both sides of the board (remember darts are sharp!).

Mounting

The board should be mounted flush to the wall not leaning forward with D20 directly at the top.

Soft tip dartboards

Soft tip boards in some cases are set the same as per steel tip boards, but some leagues have a longer throwing distance.

I.e. 8’ (2.43m) not 7' 9 ¼” (2.37m).

If you are setting up a board for league games, first check you local league rules.

Ladies throwing distance!

A commonly asked question is what distance should ladies throw from. Well basically BDO World Championship ladies throwing distance is the same as the men's, 7' 9 ¼” (2.37m). But many leagues around the UK have different throwing distances for ladies. The most common distances other than  7' 9 ¼”, is 7' 6" & 7' 0". Other distances for men include 8' 0" & 8' 6" but this is now uncommon.

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