P6_3 One Hundred and Eighty!

Alexander Toohie, Joe McGuire, Alex Pohl


This paper uses a computer simulation to examine how aiming for different targets on a common dartboard affects the average score for varying accuracy. As expected when accuracy is high and the spread of hits approaches a delta function, the best target is the treble twenty, and when the spread of hits is completely uniform over a circle, the best target is the centre of the board. Between these extremes however the best target moves across the board, generally toward the lower left quadrant. This could provide assistance to players who find aiming for the treble twenty is not beneficial for them due to a low accuracy, and in fact aiming for lower numbers may increase their average score.

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