In my previous dart playing days, The Ladies Favourite related to the score of 26, and because ladies tend to be shorter than men, their aim for the treble 20 was nearly always ‘off’ so they were more likely to hit 5 then 1 and maybe a 20 on their third throw.
I’m a number cruncher, right? So chalking up the other night there were three consecutive 26s and they were all different.
You’ve probably guessed where I’m going with this.
A casual comment of ‘I wonder how many different ways there are of scoring 26‘ got me thinking.
Now using just one dart is easy, it has to be double 13 right?
And there are a few more variations using two (well, we all miss from time to time), so I thought I’d have a go at working it out, you know, put my calculation head on.