Реферат: Sport in a pub

There are many public houses in London and elsewhere, where beer,wine and spirits may be bought and drunk at certain times of the day. These aresuitable width=100% for all classes of the community and provide a place, wherepeople may meet together and talk, and perhaps play at darts or other games, aswell as drink.

In the bar of every English «pub» there is a dartboard, and on mostevenings the game of darts is being played. This is a traditional English game.The first record of something like the modern game appears in a sixteenthcentury. In this tournament people threw missiles in a target by hand, insteadof using a bow.

The dartboard has numbered sections and the score depends on thesection in which the dart lands. The darts are small, about 12 cm long, andhave a steel point, a metal body and the three feathers. A set of three dartsis used and each player throws them in turns. Expert players usually have theirown private set of darts, but pubs always provide a set for occasional players.If you hit the very middle – you hit the bull’s eye, which give you the highestscore.

Pubs are really an essential part of English life. Most customers inthe smaller pubs play games such as dominoes, darts or snooker. Snooker is avariation of billiards played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored ones.And in many local pubs there are the teams of players of snooker who playmatches against teams from other pubs. The idea has developed so far that thereare even national championships in snooker and darts.

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