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Bullseye (target)

August 20, 2019


The bullseye, or bull’s-eye, is the
centre of a target, and by extension the name given to any shot that hits the
bullseye. By extension, the word bullseye can refer to any design or
pattern featuring prominent concentric circles, visually suggesting an archery
target, and “hitting the bullseye” is a term for an unexpectedly good success.
In archery the term bullseye is not used, the centre being referred to as
the Gold. Hitting the most central ring of an international target is worth 10
points, or an Imperial target 9 points in target archery.
In darts it is 5 foot 8 inches above the floor. Before the start of a match
players usually throw closest to the bull to decide who has the advantage of
throwing first. A “double bullseye” is a smaller, inner circle and counts for 50
points while an outer bull is worth 25 points. Two treble 20’s when combined
with a double bullseye is worth 170 points in darts which is the highest
possible checkout. In the World Prix which has a double start format a double
bullseye can begin a leg. Hitting three bullseyes in darts is
known as the “Alan Evans shot”. So far 3 televised nine dart finishes have
included a double bullseye. See also
Bullseye Roundel, a round shape in heraldry
Bullseye—a British game show based on darts
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