Content | Official Discby Rules
How To Play Discby
Playing Equipment | Official Discby Rules
Each Target consists of a backboard and landing pad.
The backboard is approximately 24” x 18” with (1) 18” x 3″ slot, centered 3” from each side edge, 4″ from the top edge, and 11″ from the bottom edge. The top edge of the backboard is 38″ from ground.
Each target has a 24″ x 18″ ledge protruding from the bottom of the front side of the backboard. The top of the landing pad is 20″ from the ground in the back and 22″-23″ from ground in the front.
Each target has (2) 10″ bungee cords which holds the landing pad in the upright position and are connected between the frame of the backboard and the frame of the landing pad. The landing pad should be able to support no more than (5) discs stacked, centered on the landing pad so that the edges of the discs are flush with the front edge of the landing pad.
There are eight 8 throwing discs. (4) each of two different colors. Each Disc has a lip and is made of polyethylene or similar material. Each disc has a diameter between 9” to 10”, a height between 1″ and 1.25″ and weighs between 90 and 120 grams.
Court Layout | Official Discby Rules
Targets are positioned from the backboard to backboard according to the desired level of difficulty’s corresponding distance.
Levels of Difficulty
15′ – Easy
20′ – Standard
25′ – Competitive
30′ – Pro
35′ – Master
A designated throwers box is a 4’ x 3’ area at each end of the court and on both sides of each target; (4) boxes in all.
The front edge of the Discby target is the foul line.
Court layout DIAGRAM
Scoring | Official Discby Rules
The game shall be played to twenty-one (21) points. A frame consists of two (2) individuals alternating throws until each player has thrown all four (4) of their discs. The first player/team to reach (or exceed) that amount at the conclusion of any frame is the winner.
Refers to any disc that has been thrown and completely passes through the the slot in the backboard during a frame. Each Discby is 3pts.
Refers to any disc that has been thrown and remains on the landing pad with any part of the disc leaning against the backboard at the end of a frame. Each Leaner is 2pts.
Refers to any disc that has been thrown and remains on the landing pad at the end of a frame. Each Hanger is 1pt.
The approved method of scoring for the sport of Discby is “cancellation” scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each frame.
Red achieves one (1) Discby and two (2) Hangers. Blue achieves two (2) Hangers and zero (0) Discbys. 5 points – 2 points = Red scores 3 points for that frame.
Refers to any disc that has not been determined as a “Discby”, “Leaner”, or “Hanger”, or was designated a foul disc as the result of rules violation.
DESIGNATED FOUL DISCS
Refers to any disc that has not been determined as a “Discby”, “Leaner”, or “Hanger”, or was designated a foul disc as the result of rules violation. Discs contacting any non-game element (such as a tree branch) before reaching the playing surface and discs thrown when a player has crossed the foul line are Foul Discs. If a foul disc lands on the playing surface, it must be removed immediately.
How To Play Discby | Official Discby Rules
- Players alternate throwing discs (one player at a time) until each player has thrown all (4) of his/her discs.
- A player must throw all (4) discs from their designated throwers box.
- Players must deliver the disc with an under-hand release.
- Discs must be released in the horizontal upright position.
- Discs thrown in the vertical position are considered foul discs.
- Both feet must be completely within the thrower’s box at the time of releasing the disc.
- Players must not cross the foul line with their feet before the disc has landed.
THROWING THE NEXT FRAME
- The player/team who scored in the preceding frame shall throw first in the next frame. If neither player/team scores, the player/team who threw first in the preceding frame shall retain first throw in the next frame.
- Player A competes against Player B.
- Both players stay in their designated lane for the whole game.
- Players start the game at the head target and will alternate throwing discs until each player has thrown all (4) of their discs.
- Players then walk to the end of their lane to the foot target, take score, and resume throwing back to the other Discby target.
- Team A competes against Team B – each team is comprised of two (2) people.
- Each team will stay in their designated lane for the whole game.
- Players at the head target will alternate throwing discs until each player has thrown all (4) of their discs.
- Players at the foot target will take score and resume throwing back to the other target.
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