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What Is a Double In Darts?

The outer ring of the dartboard is a double. So, when a player throws a dart into the dartboard’s outer ring, the points scored for that throw are doubled.

For example, if your dart lands in the double 20, that throw would be worth 40 points.

Double scoring zone

Checkout with a Double

In 01 darts games, you need to hit a double to effectively ‘checkout’ and win the game. For example, if a player has 40 points remaining, they must hit a double 20 with their last dart to check out and win the game.

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.