Darts Glossary B

BABY TON
A total score of 95, all done by throwing 3 darts. Usually throwing five 19’s eg. 1 trip 19, 2 x single 19’s

BAG O’ NUTS
Scoring 45 points by throwing 3 darts

BAIL OUT DART
During a throw of 3 darts, the first 2 darts misses, but the 3rd dart hits the target. Also called a “Hail Mary Dart” or a “Barn Dart”.

BARREL
The part of the dart where the player holds or grips the dart. Mostly the thickest part of the dart made from metal.

BARRY BONANZA
When a player with very little darts skills completes and wins the game while still having a huge score of a 100 or above.

BASEMENT
The double 3 on the dartboard. It is positioned right in the middle at the bottom of the dartboard.

BED
A specific section of the specific pie-section of a specific number eg. double 20 or triple 20 etc.

BLACK DOG
The smallest circle right in the center of the dartboard known as the INNER or DOUBLE bull, counting 50 points. Also known as the BLACKEYE.

BLACKEYE
The smallest circle right in the center of the dartboard known as the INNER or DOUBLE bull, counting 50 points. Also known as the BLACK DOG.

BLACKHAT
Hitting 3 Bulls in one throw. Also known as a “Hat Trick”.

BOMBS
When a darter uses large heavy darts they are known as bombs or "BOMBERS".

BONES
When a double 1 is needed to win the game.

BOUNCE OUT
When a dart hits the dartboard wire and the dart bounces back off the dartboard. Can be dangerous for anyone standing close to the dartboard,specifically if hitting the eyes.

BREAKFAST
Scoring 26 points by throwing 3 darts, hitting a single 20, 5, and 1. Also known as a "Classic", "Chips", "Fish & Chips" or "Bed & Breakfast". The term was derived from the price of a typical breakfast in England costing “two and six” at that time.("2 shillings and sixpence" or "two and six"). Interesting to note the number 20 is right in the middle on top of the dartboard with the numbers 5 and 1 to the left and right of the 20. Many people when aiming for the 20 will hit the 5 and 1 instead of the 20.

BUCKET OF NAILS
When all three darts hits the single 1. Some people call it "The Eric Bristow", because he once threw all 3 darts in the single 1 during a televised tournament. Also known as "BUCKET" or "BAG OF NAILS

BUCKSHOT
When the three darts that was thrown is scattered all over the dartboard

BULL
The round circle/s right in the center of the dartboard. The INNER(Double) bull is the small eye right in the center counting 50 points, and the OUTER(Single) bull, the bigger ring just outside of it counting 25 points. Also known as the "BULLSEYE"

BULL AND CORK
Right in the center of the bullseye.

BULL-OFF
When two players throw for the "closest to the bullseye" to determine who will play first. Also known as "DIDDLE FOR THE MIDDLE", "BULL UP", "MIDDLE FOR MIDDLE" or "OUT FOR BULL"

BULL OUT
When a double bull is needed to win the game.

BULL UP
When two players throw for the "closest to the bullseye" to determine who will play first. Also known as "DIDDLE FOR THE MIDDLE", "BULL OFF", "MIDDLE FOR MIDDLE" or "OUT FOR BULL".

BULLSEYE
The round circle/s right in the center of the dartboard. The INNER(Double) bull is the small eye right in the center counting 50 points, and the OUTER(Single) bull, the bigger ring just outside of it counting 25 points. Also known as the "BULL"

BUNTING
Throwing darts by standing on your knees.

BURGESS’ FIFTY
Also known as WANKER’S FIFTY. Normally when an inexperienced player aims for the treble 20 but instead hits the single 20, single 18 and single 12 for a total of 50.

BUST
In any 01 game eg. 301 or 501 you have to close or end the game with a double to win. If you only need 16 more score to win, you will need to throw a double 8 (2 x 8 = 16). If you miss and hit the double 16 instead, you "BUST" because you hit 32 (2 x 16 = 32) and only needed 16. Also known as "BUSTICLES".


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