Darts, a traditional pub game, got its name from Dartford, United Kingdom, where the first recorded dart game was held. This is a game where darts (or pins as I call it) are being thrown at the dartboard.
And talking of dartboard, do you know that its old name is "butt?" Because it is believed that the bottoms of wine barrels were the original dartboards. Interesting, isn’t it?
And because of that, I challenged myself to learn and master this game. So every morning, I tried to practice and practice: Focusing before throwing the darts and making a target. But mind you, it was NOT that easy! Even professional players slipped.
To own as many numbers and to build as many lives as you can are the key points to win the game.
She wasn’t really hitting a target. She was just throwing the darts, WITHOUT a target, and oh my! It always hit, let's say, either on the treble area or on the double area, or sometimes both. Much to my chagrin, I lost. I only got the third place…among four players [sigh].
I wanted revenge. So when I got into college, I played darts, again, during intramurals. On my first year, I got the second place. And when I was on my second year and third year, I was the champion. FINALLY!
I wouldn’t say that I'm really good at this game but I can hit a cherry or a bull's eye, say like, 2 out of 3. So wanna bet?