It's speculated that the sport of darts evolved from soildiers throwing shortened arrows or crossbow bolts at the bottom of a barrel or cross section of a tree.
Darts as a sport has come a long way from its roots in the pubs of England. After moving into the inns and taverns of the time the rules rapidly became standardised, from which a professional game has evolved.
The game of darts is played throughout the country both at a professional and amateur level and darts events are highly anticipated.
Please see below for 2016 darts events listed on Skiddle.com