Want to know how to a dartboard is setup? I am going to walk you through the Dartboard Setup steps. It’s really a simple process and there are few things needed to do this.
First of all you will need a Dartboard of course, a tape measure, screws (usually these are provided with the dartboard if you have just bought it), a hook which you will attach to the dartboard and a marker. These are the basics needed for setting up a dartboard.
If you have got enough room and want a more professional Dartboard Setup then there are some more items you might consider: a dartboard cabinet with a board for recording scores, a chalk duster if you would want to be using chalk for writing or a simple cloth or mutton cloth if you will be using markers for recording scores. A mat for the floor with a marking for the oche in form a wood or you can just buy a mat and a piece of wood separately and mark it yourself – in that case you definitely will need nails. Chalks or markers will also be needed from time to time as they run out a lot depending on how frequently you will be playing.
First of all take the tape measure and measure a distance of 5’8″ from the floor up and mark that point then take the hook, making sure that the center of the hook is aligned with the marked spot. Take note of where the two screw drivers would need to go into the wall by also marking this. Now take the two small screws and a screw driver or drill and drive the two screws into the wall where you have marked that the screws should go to hold the hook in place.
Now onto the dartboard simply take the big screw from the dartboard case carefully drive the screw in the centre of the board at the back taking care not to drive it very deep into the board. Now take the tape measure and measure a distance of 7’9 ¼” from the center of the floor towards where the board will be facing and mark the point, you can simply put a masking tape here if you want things simple. This is where you’re going to be throwing your darts from. In case you’re interested, I think the best darts brands to play darts are Viper and Winmau.
Anyway, back at it: Alternatively you can use the mat with an oche attached and simply put it against the wall where you have done the dartboard setup. Another way involving the mat without an oche attached would be to fix the wood at the recommended distance using the nails.
There is also another method where you measure a distance of 9′ 7 3/8 ” from the center of the bull to the floor and this where the oche should be.