7 feet 9 1/4 inches is the usual worldwide standard. The throwing line originally named "hockey" for the firm, but the word was ultimately reduced to "oche" (pronounced "ockee"). The majority of modern dartboards are composed of highly compressed bunches of sisal—the same material used to produce hefty ropes. A single ball bearing weighs about 50 grams (1.8 oz), and it takes 7 of them to make a single-ball throw.
In England, they're called "battledarts".
The first recorded match between two Britons over the thrown stick occurred in 1714. The contestants were Charles Herbert, earl of Pembroke, and his friend Mr. Slingsby. They met on May Day at St. James's Park, London, and Herbert won by three falls to one. This is regarded as the beginning of what is now known as "dart sports".
Dart is the name of the game here in England. It is played by men who meet in pubs or clubs to toss a wooden dart at a target mounted on a wall. There are different levels of play - amateur, county, regional, national - with different types of darts used depending on the level you want to play at. At the top level, you will usually find men tossing double-headed darts at a 20-foot circle. Below that, you can usually pick up games of 20-dart league anywhere in Britain.
Oche In the game of darts, the oche (/'aki/), also known as the throw line or toe line, is the line behind which the throwing player must stand. It is normally 7 ft 91/4 in (2.36855 m) horizontally from the face of the dartboard for steel-tipped darts. The term "oche" comes from the French word couche, meaning bed or couch.
Chess - Checkers differ mainly in the type of game being played. In checkers each player takes turns placing counters on their men. If a man reaches king height it becomes a prison. A man can be freed by another counter or by clicking on it with a needle.
Cricket - In cricket, the oche is the area behind the popping crease where the batsman stands while he waits for his turn to hit the ball. Until recently, when helmets became common, this was before deep batting creases were created, so there was no protection for the head except for a cap or helmet. Today's cricketers wear protective equipment including helmets, pads, and gauntlets.
Frisbee - The disc used in Frisbee is usually made of plastic or wood. They are flat and do not have points. When thrown, they spin rapidly creating much force as they fly through the air. This is how players try to get them into the field of play.
2.37 m In the game of darts, the throwing distance is set at 7' 9.25" "(2.37 m) from the oche to the dartboard's front face Dartboards must be hung on the wall with the bullseye at 5'8" "(1.73 m) from the floor—a height determined by a six-foot man's eye level. The throwing line on which the dart lands is called the "stick."
The term "throwing distance" refers to the length of rope or chain that will stretch if you toss a dart as far as it can go. In real life, the distance between the center of a dart's head and its tail is 2 inches (5 cm), but in order for the dart to stick in the board, it needs to be thrown with enough force so that when it reaches its maximum range, there's still enough tension on it to cause it to turn slightly right before it hits the board.
In darts, throwing distance determines how far you can throw the dart and have any chance of hitting something. If you throw too short, you'll never get it past your opponent. If you throw too long, it won't hit the board and will fall onto the floor. Most boards are made out of wood, which is harder than concrete or stone, so they usually only last for about 10 throws before they need replacing. However, some modern dart boards are now made out of synthetic materials that are supposed to last much longer than this.