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U.K. Registered Charity No. 1157213

Site designed & created by Burton Joyce U3A.

© 2013 -2017 Burton Joyce & District U3A  All rights reserved.

U.K. Registered Charity No. 1157213

Darts for Fun

Group Coordinator

Sharon Bennett  0115 931 4290

Venue:


The “Cross Keys”, Burton Joyce

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the month

7:30pm

Additional Charges:

None, players buy their own refreshments at the bar.

Description:   Darts for fun


Do you play darts well? This may not be the group for you. We are a group of well intentioned folk ranging from the appalling to the not bad who meet to throw some ‘arrers’ and have a laugh.


The numbers at each session range from about 8 to 16 and new members are very welcome provided you want to have fun with a sociable group, rather than a professional game of darts.

We have sets of darts available for those who don’t own any. Hope to see you soon!



We start at 7:30pm , but how long you stay is entirely up to you.


We meet twice a month in the “Cross Keys” pub in Burton Joyce, (just across the road from the Co-op), and we’d love to see you become a regular at our meetings.

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WANT YOUR OWN DARTS?

If you want to get your own darts, they are available from most sports retailers, and from the Internet. They are not expensive, with prices starting a about £4.90 from high street shops.


Darts come in a variety of weights from 12 grams to 50 grams, the lighter the dart, the harder you have to throw it. But if the dart is too heavy it can be tiring. So take care when buying darts as heaviest isn’t best. Very few people play with darts weighting over 30 grams.


If you are new to the game and about to buy your first set of darts, you may

find that as you improve that you

will want to change the type of dart

that you use. So don’t spend too much on your first set if you are a novice.


For more information about how to choose aset of darts see http://nicedarts.com/choose_the_right_dart.html

WHAT IS THE OCHE?

The oche is a line in the ground that is

7ft 9¼ inches from the front face of the dart board. No part of the players footwear, (or feet if you play barefoot), must cross the oche when throwing

your dart.


According to Wikipedia, the origin of the word ‘oche’ is unknown, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oche for more information.