Graham Kendall from the University of Nottingham explains the best strategy for amateurs who want to always win in this game using statistical data. Writing in The Conversation, Kendall describes a circular dartboard divided into 20 sections. In each section, there are numbers that guide the score. However, if you want a more convenient type of a dartboard, we recommend you to buy the best electronic dart board.
Besides that, on the surface of the dartboard, there are circles bounded by green and red colors.
The smallest circle in the middle is called a bullseye which is worth 50 points. Then there is an outer bullseye covering the bullseye which is worth 25 points.
Above the outer bullseye, there is a segment called the triple ring or treble whose value is 3 times that stated on the dartboard. So if the dart is about 20, that’s 60.
While the outermost segment called the double ring or double has a value 2 times the score listed on the dartboard. The dartboard was first designed by Brian Gamlin in 1896.
The rating of this game is quite complicated because the assessment also depends on where the darts fall. Placement of score numbers is made alternately, between large and small. This aims to make the game more interesting and the penalty that is not on target is big enough.
The difficulty is increasing because in the rules of the gameplay 501 requires the last arrow to be double value.
However, statistician Ryan Tibshirani in his article titled Don’t try for triple 20 says if you are bad at throwing arrows, a professional player – with a range of 5-millimeter throw accuracy – should aim at a treble segment of 20 points.
Nevertheless, for players who are less accurate, they have to take alternative strategies. Those whose accuracy range is only 25 mm (under 1 inch) must aim at the 19-point treble segment.
And for those whose accuracy is only 60 mm (two inches), they can actually achieve the same maximum score by throwing darts at a large point around the outer bullseye, with the optimal target in the bottom left of the bullseye.