How High to Hang a Dart Board From Floor to the Bullseye

If you’re trying to hang your dartboard according to Official Dartboard Regulations, this post is the one for you. Here you’ll find all of the dimensions including distance from the throwline to dartboard and the height from the floor to the bullseye. Whether you’re hanging an electronic dartboard or a regulation board, these dimensions hold true. The only exception is for soft vs steel tip darts. In this case, you’ll need to move the throw line back by ¾ inch.

How High to Hang Dartboard
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This post will teach you how high to hand a dart board from floor to the bullseye.

Best Place to Hang a Dart Board

Never hang a dart board next to a door, glass, or other fragile items to reduce the risk of injury. Find an open space such as the basement, game room, or outside in the backyard. The area should be at least 5 feet wide and 11 feet long. Darts can bounce over 8 feet from the bull’s eye so make sure that you make the proper accommodations. To protect you wall, you can hang your dartboard on a piece of plywood that covers the surrounding wall.


Flooring have been a problematic area for dart players. Concrete, stone, and tile floors can break dart hubs and dull out the points. You don’t want to throw darts on a wood, linoleum, or vinyl floors unless you plan on aerating your floor. Falling darts can puncture holes in these types of surfaces.

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How to Hang a Dartboard on a Wall

Your dart board should have a bracket on the back of it to mount on the wall. Use a stud finder to locate a stable place to hang your dartboard. Use wood screws instead of nails because they are made to grip into the wood and provide a better hole. The threads in a screw will prevent any drooping, swaying, or falling of your dartboard. Make sure that your dartboard is flush with the wall and that it is not leaning in any direction.

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Dartboard Height from Floor to Bulls Eye

The official height of a dartboard from floor to bulls eye is 5 ft. 8 inches (1.73 m). This is eye level for a player who is 6 feet tall. When playing with soft tip darts, the throw line (oche) should be 7 ft. 9 ¼ inches (2.73 m) from the face of the board.  This distance should be increased to 8 feet for steel tip darts. This is be measured from the face of the board and does not to include the space between the face of the dartboard and the wall. Below you can find official measurements to help hang your dartboard correctly.

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Dartboard Regulation Measurements

  • A regulation dartboard is 17 ¾ inches (451 mm) in diameter with 20 radial sections.
  • Centre Bull Height – 5 ft. 8 in
  • Minimum Throwing Distance (b) – 7ft 9.25 in (soft tip) and 8 ft. (steel tip)
  • Diagonal Centre Bull to Back of Oche – 9 ft. 7.5 in
  • Height of Raised Oche – 1.5 in
  • Length of Raised Oche 2 ft. 0 in
  • Conversion Factor 0.3937 in
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Hanging a Dartboard without Screws or Nails

You might need to hang your dartboard without nails or screws if you are renting an apartment or condo. While following the manufacturer’s installation instructions is highly recommended, sometimes we need to find alternative solutions to make things work. Here’s a few ways you can hang your dartboard without poking any holes in the wall.

  • 3m Command Hooks
  • 3m Double Sided Tape
  • Prop a large (and thick) piece of plywood board against the wall and hang your dartboard to this board.

Kindness goes a long way. Ask nicely, beg, or plead to your landlord. They might be willing to make an exception if you don’t poke too many holes in the wall.

How to Hang a Dart Board on a Concrete Wall

  • Tapcon screws are masonry screws that are used to anchor into concrete and cement walls.  You can find them at any of your local hardware stores.
  • Hang your dartboard using a commercial grade adhesive like liquid nails.
  • Hang a ½” sheet of plywood to act as a backboard.  Attach the dartboard to the backboard.

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