Do You Know All These Darts Phrases?

Test Yourself – Do You Know All These Darts Phrases?

You call yourself a fan, but is your darts knowledge really up to date? Check how many of these darts phrases and facts you know and see if you might need some more education!

‘Bag Of Nuts’

This phrase relates to a score of 45 and was named after a fairground prize.

‘Nickel Silver’

This phrase relates to a type of material used to make a dart that is not classed as brass or tungsten.

‘The Thickest Flights’

These are 150 Micron and will slow your dart down through the air. They will also last a lot longer than thinner flights.

‘The Big Fish’

This phrase relates to the maximum checkout of 170.

A Bag Of Nails’

This is the term for hitting three single 1’s during a game. A real embarrassment if you’re a pro on TV…

‘Double In’

This relates to a version of darts where you must start on a double before you start scoring, and is currently used in The Grand Prix.

‘Tweenie’

This is another word for midi or in-between, and relates to a length of stem that is not short, nor medium, but in between the two.

Feathers

Did you know that all flights were originally made of turkey feathers? There are still some available today!

‘Lipstick’

This word relates to the Treble 20 as it is red in colour and resembles an upper lip.

‘Champagne Breakfast’

Did you know that if you hit t5, t20 and t1 with three darts, that’s called a Champagne Breakfast?

‘Double Bull’

Outside of the UK, several countries call the Bullseye (red bit only) the ‘Double Bull’.

‘Beehives’

This is cockney rhyming slang for two fives, Double Five.

‘Dartitis’

This refers to a mental block, which creates hurdles in the mind of players while releasing the dart. It absolutely ruins their stroke and time whilst throwing. This condition is the main fear for any player as it can put their career to an end, although it can be fixed…

‘Madhouse’

This term describes a condition in a game of 501, when two points are left and a player needs a double one to win the game, but he or she is struggling to achieve it. This makes some people crazy (even mad) and it seems impractical to ‘get out’ of the madhouse, as once a challenger has a score of two the only way to end the game is by hitting a double one.

‘Motown’

This term describes a finish left of 44, where the player goes 4, d20 – hence ‘Four Tops’. If you still don’t get it then you should ask your dad!

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