Dartboard Setup

Height of the Dartboard

The height of both the bristle and electronic dartboard is set at 5’ 8” from the floor to the center of the bulls-eye always with the 20 wedge on a black segment and on top of the board in the 12 o’clock position. The steel tip dartboard comes with a screw to put in the center of the back of the dartboard. Usually there will be a mark or starter hole as to where to place the screw and should be located directly behind the double bulls-eye. This screw will sit in a special keyhole bracket that is attached to the wall, cabinet or backboard. This system lets the bristle dartboard rotate on the single screw while it sits in the bracket allowing for the rotation of the dartboard and number ring. Measuring the height of the board is much easier this way, as the official measurement is from the floor to the double bulls-eye allowing you to just measure the height of the bracket. Most electronic dartboards have keyholes on the back for hanging at the proper height

 
 

Distance of the Throw line - Steel Tip

The distance for throwing steel tip darts was standardized in the 1970’s for international competition and measures 7’ 9 1/4” from the face of the dartboard to the toe line not the wall. In order to conform to this standard, you first measure the height and hang the dartboard then drop a plumb line or string from the face of the dartboard to the floor then measure back to the front of the throw-line. An easier way to measure distance is to have someone hold the tape measure touching the double bulls-eye and stretching diagonally to the floor 9’7 3/8”. For those math wiz’, this is a right angle and the diagonal measurement is the hypotenuse (Pythagorean theorem). Always measure to the front of the toe line as everyone likes to stand on the line itself.

 
 

Distance of the Throw line - Soft Tip

The distance for setting up a soft tip dartboard is 8 feet from the face of the dartboard not the wall. In order to do this you first measure the height then drop a plumb line or string from the face edge of the dartboard to the floor then measure back to the front of the throw line. An easier way to measure distance is to have someone hold the tape measure touching the double bulls-eye and stretching diagonally to the floor 9’9 1/2”. Always measure to the front of the toe line as everyone likes to stand on the line itself

 
Information provided here Courtesy of Dart World Inc.