BASIC RULES OF DARTS
The board shall be fastened so that the centre is 173cm high.
The minimum throwing distance shall be 237cm from the face of the board measured horizontally.
The oche (toe line) shall be plainly marked and be at least 43cm long.
Order of starting shall be determined by the toss of a coin. The winner of the toss shall throw first in the first leg, and in odd alternate legs. The loser of the toss shall throw first in the second and if applicable in alternate even legs thereafter.
Any darts may be used.
A throw to consist of three darts except where a game is finished in less.
Darts cannot be re-thrown, and only darts count of which the points are touching the surface of the board.
A player may be told, if he asks, what number he has scored, or what number he requires for game, by the score announcer, but not how to get it.
If the number required for game is exceeded in the course of a throw, the throw ceases, and no account is taken of the score obtained during that throw.
The inner bull (50) counts as the double of 25 (the outer bull).
Rules for individual Play
The game is to score exactly 201, 301 or 501 as previously arranged. Generally each players score must start and finish with a double (the narrow outer ring). Competition games however, are usually played with a straight start (no compulsory double) but with a compulsory double to finish. Scoring is by the subtraction method, so that the number required for game is always shown.