In 180! Fascinating Darts Facts Patrick Chaplin delves deep into his mind-boggling archive to present a plethora of nuggets of darting trivia never before gathered together in book form. Find out . . . Why are darts matches usually played as -01 games (1,001, 501, 301, etc) and not 1,000, 500 or 300?Were early dartboards really made of pig-bristle?Who was the first darts player to endorse a darts product? Why did a Bolton darts team go ‘topless’ in the 1990s?The answers to these and many other darts questions can be found in this book. From the big guns of yesteryear to the stars of the modern game and from the sport’s history and origins to fans drinking a world darts venue dry, it’s all here in 180! Fascinating Darts Facts.
Darts - Crowood Sports Guides covers: a history of darts; rules of the game; choosing the right equipment; basic skills; how to improve your throwing technique and finally great suggestions for making your practice more interesting. This instructional and practical guide is aimed at beginners, players wanting to revise their darts technique and more experienced players looking to further develop their tactics. It gives detailed advice on choosing the right equipment; how to improve your throwing technique and the rules of the game, with lots of great suggestions for making your darts practice more interesting. Superbly illustrated with 95 colour images and diagrams.