Dart Board Set Up

From floor to centre of Bull: 1.73 metres (5ft 8in)
Throwing distance: 2.37 metres (7ft 9.25in)
Diagonal Measurement: Centre of the Bull to back of the oche – 2.93 metres (9ft 7.5in)
Height of raised oche: 38mm (1.5in)
Length of raised oche: 610mm (2ft 0in)

The dartboard is hung so that the centre of the bullseye is 1.74m (5’8″) from the floor.

The throwing line, which is also referred to as the Oche (pronounced “ockey”), is located 2.37m (7’9.25″) from the face of the dartboard measured horizontally. This is the recognized world standard asset by the World Darts Federation and is played as such in most areas.

When hanging the dartboard, care must be taken to ensure that the floor does not slope away from the wall. If it does, the height of the bullseye will not be located the correct height from the floor in relationship to where the player is standing. If this is the case, the location of the dartboard on the wall will have to be adjusted either up or down whichever the case may be.

When measuring the distance from the dartboard to the toe line along the floor from the wall, care must be taken to include the distance from the wall to the front surface of the dartboard in the measurement to ensure proper placement. This procedure can be facilitated by tying a weight such as a large nut to a length of string and using it as a plumb bob by placing the other end of the string on the board’s surface and letting the weight dangle near the floor. Place a mark on the floor with a piece of chalk and use this as the starting point for measuring the distance to the toe line.
An easier method is to measure diagonally from the centre of the bullseye to the floor 2.931m (115-3/8″). This will reduce the margin of error as long as the bullseye has been placed at the correct height and the floor and the wall make a right angle.

 South Suburban Darts Association Inc