DARTS AT PANTHERS
Join us for Friday night darts from 7.00pm.
Darts is a sport! It”s a professional competitive game and it’s also a super fun pub game! It’s commonly played in Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and most Scandinavian countries. The United States of America also enjoy it.
So, what is darts? Well, it is a sport where small ‘darts’ (also referred to as arrows, torpedoes, small missiles) are thrown at a circle dartboard that is affixed to a wall.
Some say that darts were historically used in warfare in ancient history. It is thought that skirmishers used darts (of different sizes), similar to miniature javelins. They say that it was this practice that developed into a game of skill. Before the First World War, pubs all over the United Kingdom featured boards that were made from blocks of wood, typically made from elm.
At the end of the game (or evening), the publican had to soak the board overnight to fix the holes made by the darts. Then, in 1923 Nodor, a company whose primary business was making modelling clay, began making clay boards in 1923. The clay boards never caught on so Nodor switched to making the traditional elm boards. Unfortunately for Nodor, their particular model of board was not very success. That is until a great mind came up with the idea of using the century plant to create a board. They took small bundles of sisal fibres, all of similar length and bunched them all together. The bunches were compressed into a disk and bound with a metal ring. This model of the board was an instant success. This was mainly because of the little to no maintenance required in caring for them. The darts did little or no damage at all to the board. All they did was part the fibres when they entered the board.