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What Is the Highest Score You Can Get in Darts?

The goal of darts is to be the fastest player to reach a score of 0. So, you want to achieve the highest score possible in each round.

While beginners may assume that hitting the bullseye is the fastest way to reach zero, you need to aim elsewhere to get a perfect score. The highest scoring space is the triple 20, and you need to hit it three times. 

What Is the Highest Score You Can Get in Darts?

The highest score you can get in darts during a single round is 180 points. You can only get 180 points by hitting a triple 20 with all three of your throws during a round. 

The triple 20 is the inner ring that cuts through the middle of the scoring area. It is halfway between the bullseye and the outer ring. The triple ring in the 20 space is worth 60 points, as it triples the value of the scoring area. 

Scoring 180 points in a single round is also called hitting the ‘ton 80’ or the ‘max score.’

Why Is the Bullseye So Popular?

The bullseye is famous due to the points provided by hitting the center of the board. Hitting the outer ring of the bullseye is worth 25 points, while the bullseye is worth 50 points.

People also associate the bullseye with accuracy. Yet, other areas of the board will score more points. For example, a triple 17, 18, 19, or 20 offers more points than a bullseye.

What Is the Perfect Game of Darts?

A perfect game of darts is when you use the fewest possible darts to reach a score of 0. The number of darts needed to achieve a perfect game depends on which type of darts game you are playing. 

When playing 501 darts, the fewest possible darts for a perfect game is nine darts. You need to throw a triple 20 with your first six darts to achieve a nine-dart finish. This leaves you with 141 points.

With 141 points left, you have thousands of combinations to reach 0. For example, you may throw a triple 20 (60 points), a triple 19 (57 points), and a double 12 (24 points) for a total of 141 points.

Scoring a perfect game of darts is also called completing a ‘perfect leg.’ Players may play five legs in a set. No one has ever achieved a perfect set in an official darts match.


One hundred and eighty is the highest score you can get in a single round of darts. 

The highest scoring zone on a dartboard is the triple 20, the triple scoring zone on the number 20. A triple 20 is worth 60 points. If you hit the treble 20 with all three darts, you get a total of 180 points for the round. 

Michael Fielding

Michael Fielding

Michael has been playing Darts for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping others improve their game through his own experiences.