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Uganda Darts Association (UDA)
Darts is a sport, many argue it is a game- in which two or more players throw ‘small missiles’ also known as darts, at a circular target, known as a dartboard. Points can be scored by hitting specific marked areas of the board, though, unlike in sports such as archery, these areas are distributed all across the board.
Darts requires little or no physical fitness. Darts is thought to have been created when soldiers began throwing short arrows at cut tree trunks or alternatively at the bottom of the cask.
The object in darts is to “check out” by getting your score down to 50 or less before ending the game by reaching zero by either throwing a double or a bullseye with your final dart.
Rules of the Game:
• Which player takes the first turn in a game is decided by throwing a single dart each with the nearest to the bull taking the first throw.
• A throw consists of throwing three darts unless the game is won in fewer.
• A player scores points by throwing the three darts at the board with the maximum score being 180.
• Only darts in the board at the end of the throw are counted and ones that bounce or fall out cannot be thrown again.
• If a player scores more than their remaining points total their throw ends and is scored zero.
• The centre of the bull should be exactly 5ft 8in (1.73 metres) high.
Darts only requires a board (17¾ inches or 451mm in diameter and is divided into 20 radial sections) and the darts.
Darts in Uganda:
Uganda Darts Association is the body mandated to promote the sport of Darts in Uganda and is registered with National Council of Sports.
Mr. Bosco Lepi
Mr. Gerald Khosam
P. O. Box 1215, Kampala