Friday 15th November. 7.30 - on the oche.
The first of many of our bar events, Darts Night welcomes one and all.
Various rounds with prizes to be snapped up.
Mens Singles. Ladies Singles. Mixed Doubles. (Prizes for the winners)
Round the board (£2.00 entry - winner makes all)
Arrows provided but feel free to bring your own.
This is a free entry event.
Hot buffet - £1.50
The game of darts is about 700 years old, but it has been around in one form or another for a very long time. There are different versions of the story, but most historians agree on a few facts.
First, the development of darts as a game originated in England during the medieval era in the 1300s.
The second fact on which most historical accounts agree on is that darts began as a military pastime.
The tale goes that between battles, bored soldiers would sit in the trenches and compete by throwing spearheads and other sharp objects at the bottoms of upturned wine casks. As a matter of fact, officials encouraged soldiers to partake since it was an effective way to practice their aim and throwing skills.
Naturally, as the pastime spread amongst the rank and file, soldiers began competing in an attempt to prove their mettle. After a while, soldiers moved on from hitting the bottom of upturned wine casks and started using cross-sectioned tree trunks as targets.
At this point the game begged for a consolidation of a consistent rule set and the tree trunk’s natural structure allowed competitors to further demonstrate their skills by providing different sections on which to test their ability further.
As it turns out, the tree trunks own growth rings, and radial cracks offered the first template for the sections that would eventually appear on the sport’s modern-day dart boards.
Darts would progressively change over hundreds of years until the turn of the nineteenth century when it began to approximate the game we all know and love.