League Rules

1)         Entrance fee to be £25:00 per team. Competition fees to be £1:00 per person per Competition

 

2)         Teams to consist of a minimum of 6 players, who may be all male, all female, or mixed 

 

3)         All league matches to be played as follows:- 3 doubles, best of 3 legs 601, & 6 singles, best of 3 legs of 501

             Home team to set for bullseye at the start of every leg, nearest to bullseye to start. The Player who sets for the first leg, must do so for all the legs of that game. All games to be “Blind Draw” to determine order of play. Each team captain can choose their own choice of pairs partners. They do not have to be the same people in the singles as in the pairs, a maximum of 12 players can be used.  All players do not have to be present when draw is made, but must be there when due to play. Shift workers can be allowed to go on early or late, at the agreement of both team captains. If a player is not present when due to play they will forfeit that game

 

4)         The League have chosen to adopt the convention points system of 2 points for win, 0 for losing team

 

5)         All games to be played on a Tuesday evening, with an 8:15 p.m. start, unless otherwise agreed by both teams. Teams arriving after 8:30 p.m. without prior notice, will forfeit the first game, teams arriving after 8:45 p.m. will forfeit whole match, thus losing 9-0.

 

6)         All games to be straight start with a double finish.(All games must finish on a double, not by throwing nearest to  bull to determine an outcome) The Bullseye will count as Double 25. The bust rule to apply. Once a game shot as been achieved (i.e the player hitting the required double to finish), any further darts going into the scoring area of the dartboard will render it a bust score, and the offending player will go back to the required score needed at the start of  their last throw . All darts must be thrown from a standing position (no kneeling or sitting), and players must be able to retrieve their own darts unaided, and stand on the oche unaided. Players who can throw with either hand may not change their throwing hand during a shot of three darts. But could change if need be, at the next visit to the oche, but continue with that hand the entire visit.

 

7)         All result cards must be signed by both Team Captains at the end of the evenings play. Both captains to agree on the final score, and entering any scores of 180 and any high checkouts. The fully completed card to be sent to the League Secretary by the Friday following the match by the Winning Captain. Failure to do so will result in the winning team losing the points and the game being classed void. Scores may be phoned in or texted to League Secretsry prior to card being sent in

 

8)         As a general rule, no player can play for any team within the League once he has already played for another team within the League, or play for 2 teams at the same time. Persons found to be doing so will be expelled from the League with immediate effect.( But it has been agreed to give all players 1 weeks grace at the start of a season, after that week no move will be allowed). A move due to special circumstance could be considered if the committee deems it o.k to do so, but this would  be in an extreme case

 

9)         Players who play within another league on the same night as our League (Tuesdays) will not be allowed to play within our League at the same time. This includes both Men & Women of all standards. Persons doing so will be banned from our League.

             The only exception will be ladies who play Super League, who may play only when they have a bye or free week. But they would not be allowed to cancel a game to play in our league, doing so could result in expulsion. Also none of the said Ladies Super League players would enter any of the competitions.

 

10)       In the event of a team withdrawing from the League before the league program is completed, all their games will be     classed void, any points awarded for and against will be deducted, and any remaining games be classed as byes

 

11)       If  for any reason a team cannot fulfill  a fixture, they must let their opponents know by 7:00 p.m. the previous evening (i.e. Monday). Failure to do so, the offending team will forfeit the game by a 9-0 loss. If the offending team is also an away team, they must reimburse  the Home team for any food that may have been prepared. The Committee has set a nominal fee of £10. If a match has to be rescheduled, it can be played on the free week, but it is  the responsibility of the team who postponed the match to notify their opponents as to rescheduling. If the match cannot be played the team who initially postponed the match, will forfeit the match 0 - 9

 

12)       In event of inclement weather (i.e. sudden snowfall or flooding etc), you must let your opponents know by 7:00 p.m. on the match night, if you are unable to fulfill your fixture. Failure to do so as in Rule 10.

 

13)       Should a team be unable to get enough players for a game, they can play with a minimum of 4 players. But they would have to forfeit 1 pairs & 2 Singles (a team with 5 players will be allowed to play 1 person on their own against 2 opponents, but they will have to miss every other throw,  but still forfeit a singles game). If the fixture is not fulfilled due to a shortage of players, the offending team will forfeit the game with a 9 - 0 loss

 

14)   It was agreed at the A.G.M. for the early season 2018that no team would be allowed to postpone a match, due to a shortage of players. A team can play with 4 players (see rule 13). Only extreme reasons would be considered fit to postpone a match. This would be decided by the Committee   

Any postponed matches to be played within 2 weeks of last official League match. It is the responsibility of the teams postponing the match to re-arrange a suitable date to re-schedule the match. If not the Committee would fix a date

 

15)       The height of the Dartboard must  be 5’8” (1.73 m) from floor to the middle of the bullseye. The throwing distance must be 7’9.25” (2.37m) along from the Oche to a plumb line from the front of the dartboard. The diagonal distance from the Bullseye to the back of the Oche must be 9’7.5” (2.93 m). A raised Oche of at least 38mm is preferred, but is not essential. Some pubs may not to be able to have permanent raised Oche’s . All match boards must be of a suitable competition standard, and must be the conventional black & beige standard background colour, no green & red or any other combination.  If a venue cannot produce a suitable match board they could forfeit the match 9-0.

 

16)       If at the end of a season two teams finish on exactly the same points at the top of a Division, the title will be decided on leg difference. If the leg difference is identical, then a play off will have to take place. The Committee will decide on a date and venue for any play off to be played. It is of vital importance that all Result Cards are filled in correctly, giving details of all games (e.g. 2-0, 2-1, 1-2 etc), as this helps the League Secretary collate exact League Tables. Incorrectly filled in cards could result in teams losing vital points, which could stop them from winning trophies at the end of the season.

 

17)       All players must be signed on before playing (preferably at the start of the season).  If you do need to sign on another player, you can do so on match nights, but you must enter this on Result Card, and both team captains sign it.

 

18)       All players must have played  in 2  League matches before playing in a Competition.

 

19)       The minimum age for a player as been set at 16, but all players under the age of 18 are the full responsibility of their team captain. And all Landlords / Landladies / Licensees have complete discretion whether to admit players under the age of 18.

             If a team is short of players, a player over 14 years of age may be allowed to play, at the discretion of both team Captains, & Licensee, but only if short, and not as a general occurrence. All team captains must at least 18 years old

 

20)       All teams must endeavor to finish League matches by 11:00 p.m. if possible. If a match is running late both team captains can agree on a possible outcome to finish the match, (i.e. either drop down to 301 or play just a single leg, etc ) but all games must be finished, or classed void. It is also unacceptable for a player to leave early without playing because they’ve got a taxi booked etc, if a player has to get away they must asked to be put on early if possible. A player does not have to be present when draw is made, but must be at venue when due to play or forfeit game. You do not have to play all games in any set order. The general rule is normally to play all 3 pairs first, followed by the 6 singles. But this can be changed to suit, if a person is going to be late, or has to leave early etc.

 

 

21)       All registration fees must be paid before the Season commences. Any team who has not paid by the first match of the season will be excluded from the League. Any team wishing to participate in the League must send a delegate to the A.G.M. along with registration fees. If you cannot attend the A.G.M. but wish to enter, you must apply in writing enclosing the registration fees with your letter, at least 7 days prior to the A.G.M. Failure to do so and you will not be included in League Fixtures. All A.G.M dates will be sent out to all teams at least 28 days before A.G.M. takes place.

22) All Competition fees to be paid by a preset date, which will be entered on the Fixture Sheet.

Any teams not paying by this date will not be entered into any Competition draws. All Forms must state all persons wishing to be entered, any names not registered will not be entered, so make sure all forms are filled in correctly.  No Name, No Entry.

 

23) All Competition draws will be done by Committee members, in front of witnesses (who do not have to be league players), and signed as a true draw. Once players are picked to play at a venue, that is the venue they must play at. No changing venues to suit players. Players doing so will be excluded from further competitions. If a player needs to change a venue because they been barred from a venue etc, they must request a change of venue in writing to the Committee, and their decision will be final. All players must report to that person when arriving at the venue. That person has the power to exclude persons who turn up late, without prior notice. If there are any byes they be in the first round of the evenings play. The scorer is the match referee whose decision is final during any match being played All Competition will be a 8:15 p.m start with a 8:10 p.m draw. Persons arriving late will be excluded from draw, unless previously notified. All losers will score the next game ssafter losing, or they will be excluded from further Competitions.  No Exceptions

24) All Competition Venues will be chosen at the Committees discretion, depending on size, availability etc. All teams entering competitions will get at least one Competition venue. A Drawmaster/mistress will be designated at all venues, and that person has the responsibility of doing the draw.

 

25)       If there is a problem etc, at a match or Competition try to get in touch with League Secretary or a Committee member on the night in question if possible, or as early next day if you can. A drawmasters decision will be accepted as correct until a final decision can be made. The sooner a problem is reported the quicker it can be sorted out. Do not phone any persons after 11 p.m.

 

26)       The League Secretary / Committee has the power to put any team into any Division it see’s fitting to the teams strength etc. Just because you are a new team coming into the League, it does not mean you will go straight into the bottom league

 

27)       Any result cards sent in without Team Names, or incomplete  will automatically be classed as void. And No team will get points for the match

 

28)       Any persons found to be intimidating or bullying other members of League, will get an immediate suspension from the League. All members of this League must be treated with equal respect, regardless of playing ability, sex, race etc.

 

29)       The Committees decision will be final on all matters.

 

30)       A percentage of monies left after buying Trophies and expenses will go to the Designated Charity

 

31)       All Landlords/Landladies shall be able to play for any one team in their premises, but only for one team on any given night.

             This will be for both home and away matches

 

32)       All competition will be played on an “all in” basis (not by Division)

 

33)       No person will be allowed to stand at the Ochi along a player and coach a player. If a player needs to ask how to go for a check etc, that player should move away from the ochi to get advice, not another player go to the ochi. Persons who go to the ochi to coach may be asked to leave by the opposing player.

 

34)       The person who is the scorer of any game is the referee of that game, and their decision is final. If the scorer is asked by the player what is left, they must only tell them the score required, not what double is needed. If a player needs for example 32, they must say 32 required, not double 16 etc

 

35)       All scorers must be competent to score and take charge of a game. They must concentrate, and not seen to using their mobile phones etc, or talking to other people around them etc.

36) All general playing rules are as laid down by the World Darts Organisation. These rules can be obtained on request

 

Amended February 2018

League Rules

1)         Entrance fee to be £25:00 per team. Competition fees to be £1:00 per person per Competition

 

2)         Teams to consist of a minimum of 6 players, who may be all male, all female, or mixed 

 

3)         All league matches to be played as follows:- 3 doubles, best of 3 legs 601, & 6 singles, best of 3 legs of 501

             Home team to set for bullseye at the start of every leg, nearest to bullseye to start. The Player who sets for the first leg, must do so for all the legs of that game. All games to be “Blind Draw” to determine order of play. Each team captain can choose their own choice of pairs partners. They do not have to be the same people in the singles as in the pairs, a maximum of 12 players can be used.  All players do not have to be present when draw is made, but must be there when due to play. Shift workers can be allowed to go on early or late, at the agreement of both team captains. If a player is not present when due to play they will forfeit that game

 

4)         The League have chosen to adopt the convention points system of 2 points for win, 0 for losing team

 

5)         All games to be played on a Tuesday evening, with an 8:15 p.m. start, unless otherwise agreed by both teams. Teams arriving after 8:30 p.m. without prior notice, will forfeit the first game, teams arriving after 8:45 p.m. will forfeit whole match, thus losing 9-0.

 

6)         All games to be straight start with a double finish.(All games must finish on a double, not by throwing nearest to  bull to determine an outcome) The Bullseye will count as Double 25. The bust rule to apply. Once a game shot as been achieved (i.e the player hitting the required double to finish), any further darts going into the scoring area of the dartboard will render it a bust score, and the offending player will go back to the required score needed at the start of  their last throw . All darts must be thrown from a standing position (no kneeling or sitting), and players must be able to retrieve their own darts unaided, and stand on the oche unaided. Players who can throw with either hand may not change their throwing hand during a shot of three darts. But could change if need be, at the next visit to the oche, but continue with that hand the entire visit.

 

7)         All result cards must be signed by both Team Captains at the end of the evenings play. Both captains to agree on the final score, and entering any scores of 180 and any high checkouts. The fully completed card to be sent to the League Secretary by the Friday following the match by the Winning Captain. Failure to do so will result in the winning team losing the points and the game being classed void. Scores may be phoned in or texted to League Secretsry prior to card being sent in

 

8)         As a general rule, no player can play for any team within the League once he has already played for another team within the League, or play for 2 teams at the same time. Persons found to be doing so will be expelled from the League with immediate effect.( But it has been agreed to give all players 1 weeks grace at the start of a season, after that week no move will be allowed). A move due to special circumstance could be considered if the committee deems it o.k to do so, but this would  be in an extreme case

 

9)         Players who play within another league on the same night as our League (Tuesdays) will not be allowed to play within our League at the same time. This includes both Men & Women of all standards. Persons doing so will be banned from our League.

             The only exception will be ladies who play Super League, who may play only when they have a bye or free week. But they would not be allowed to cancel a game to play in our league, doing so could result in expulsion. Also none of the said Ladies Super League players would enter any of the competitions.

 

10)       In the event of a team withdrawing from the League before the league program is completed, all their games will be     classed void, any points awarded for and against will be deducted, and any remaining games be classed as byes

 

11)       If  for any reason a team cannot fulfill  a fixture, they must let their opponents know by 7:00 p.m. the previous evening (i.e. Monday). Failure to do so, the offending team will forfeit the game by a 9-0 loss. If the offending team is also an away team, they must reimburse  the Home team for any food that may have been prepared. The Committee has set a nominal fee of £10. If a match has to be rescheduled, it can be played on the free week, but it is  the responsibility of the team who postponed the match to notify their opponents as to rescheduling. If the match cannot be played the team who initially postponed the match, will forfeit the match 0 - 9

 

12)       In event of inclement weather (i.e. sudden snowfall or flooding etc), you must let your opponents know by 7:00 p.m. on the match night, if you are unable to fulfill your fixture. Failure to do so as in Rule 10.

 

13)       Should a team be unable to get enough players for a game, they can play with a minimum of 4 players. But they would have to forfeit 1 pairs & 2 Singles (a team with 5 players will be allowed to play 1 person on their own against 2 opponents, but they will have to miss every other throw,  but still forfeit a singles game). If the fixture is not fulfilled due to a shortage of players, the offending team will forfeit the game with a 9 - 0 loss

 

14)   It was agreed at the A.G.M. for the early season 2018 that no team would be allowed to postpone a match, due to a shortage of players. A team can play with 4 players (see rule 13). Only extreme reasons would be considered fit to postpone a match. This would be decided by the Committee   

Any postponed matches to be played within 2 weeks of last official League match. It is the responsibility of the teams postponing the match to re-arrange a suitable date to re-schedule the match. If not the Committee would fix a date

 

15)       The height of the Dartboard must  be 5’8” (1.73 m) from floor to the middle of the bullseye. The throwing distance must be 7’9.25” (2.37m) along from the Oche to a plumb line from the front of the dartboard. The diagonal distance from the Bullseye to the back of the Oche must be 9’7.5” (2.93 m). A raised Oche of at least 38mm is preferred, but is not essential. Some pubs may not to be able to have permanent raised Oche’s . All match boards must be of a suitable competition standard, and must be the conventional black & beige standard background colour, no green & red or any other combination.  If a venue cannot produce a suitable match board they could forfeit the match 9-0.

 

16)       If at the end of a season two teams finish on exactly the same points at the top of a Division, the title will be decided on leg difference. If the leg difference is identical, then a play off will have to take place. The Committee will decide on a date and venue for any play off to be played. It is of vital importance that all Result Cards are filled in correctly, giving details of all games (e.g. 2-0, 2-1, 1-2 etc), as this helps the League Secretary collate exact League Tables. Incorrectly filled in cards could result in teams losing vital points, which could stop them from winning trophies at the end of the season.

 

17)       All players must be signed on before playing (preferably at the start of the season).  If you do need to sign on another player, you can do so on match nights, but you must enter this on Result Card, and both team captains sign it.

 

18)       All players must have played  in 2  League matches before playing in a Competition.

 

19)       The minimum age for a player as been set at 16, but all players under the age of 18 are the full responsibility of their team captain. And all Landlords / Landladies / Licensees have complete discretion whether to admit players under the age of 18.

             If a team is short of players, a player over 14 years of age may be allowed to play, at the discretion of both team Captains, & Licensee, but only if short, and not as a general occurrence. All team captains must at least 18 years old

 

20)       All teams must endeavor to finish League matches by 11:00 p.m. if possible. If a match is running late both team captains can agree on a possible outcome to finish the match, (i.e. either drop down to 301 or play just a single leg, etc ) but all games must be finished, or classed void. It is also unacceptable for a player to leave early without playing because they’ve got a taxi booked etc, if a player has to get away they must asked to be put on early if possible. A player does not have to be present when draw is made, but must be at venue when due to play or forfeit game. You do not have to play all games in any set order. The general rule is normally to play all 3 pairs first, followed by the 6 singles. But this can be changed to suit, if a person is going to be late, or has to leave early etc.

 

 

21)       All registration fees must be paid before the Season commences. Any team who has not paid by the first match of the season will be excluded from the League. Any team wishing to participate in the League must send a delegate to the A.G.M. along with registration fees. If you cannot attend the A.G.M. but wish to enter, you must apply in writing enclosing the registration fees with your letter, at least 7 days prior to the A.G.M. Failure to do so and you will not be included in League Fixtures. All A.G.M dates will be sent out to all teams at least 28 days before A.G.M. takes place.

22) All Competition fees to be paid by a preset date, which will be entered on the Fixture Sheet.

Any teams not paying by this date will not be entered into any Competition draws. All Forms must state all persons wishing to be entered, any names not registered will not be entered, so make sure all forms are filled in correctly.  No Name, No Entry.

 

23) All Competition draws will be done by Committee members, in front of witnesses (who do not have to be league players), and signed as a true draw. Once players are picked to play at a venue, that is the venue they must play at. No changing venues to suit players. Players doing so will be excluded from further competitions. If a player needs to change a venue because they been barred from a venue etc, they must request a change of venue in writing to the Committee, and their decision will be final. All players must report to that person when arriving at the venue. That person has the power to exclude persons who turn up late, without prior notice. If there are any byes they be in the first round of the evenings play. The scorer is the match referee whose decision is final during any match being played All Competition will be a 8:15 p.m start with a 8:10 p.m draw. Persons arriving late will be excluded from draw, unless previously notified. All losers will score the next game ssafter losing, or they will be excluded from further Competitions.  No Exceptions

24) All Competition Venues will be chosen at the Committees discretion, depending on size, availability etc. All teams entering competitions will get at least one Competition venue. A Drawmaster/mistress will be designated at all venues, and that person has the responsibility of doing the draw.

 

25)       If there is a problem etc, at a match or Competition try to get in touch with League Secretary or a Committee member on the night in question if possible, or as early next day if you can. A drawmasters decision will be accepted as correct until a final decision can be made. The sooner a problem is reported the quicker it can be sorted out. Do not phone any persons after 11 p.m.

 

26)       The League Secretary / Committee has the power to put any team into any Division it see’s fitting to the teams strength etc. Just because you are a new team coming into the League, it does not mean you will go straight into the bottom league

 

27)       Any result cards sent in without Team Names, or incomplete  will automatically be classed as void. And No team will get points for the match

 

28)       Any persons found to be intimidating or bullying other members of League, will get an immediate suspension from the League. All members of this League must be treated with equal respect, regardless of playing ability, sex, race etc.

 

29)       The Committees decision will be final on all matters.

 

30)       A percentage of monies left after buying Trophies and expenses will go to the Designated Charity

 

31)       All Landlords/Landladies shall be able to play for any one team in their premises, but only for one team on any given night.

             This will be for both home and away matches

 

32)       All competition will be played on an “all in” basis (not by Division)

 

33)       No person will be allowed to stand at the Ochi along a player and coach a player. If a player needs to ask how to go for a check etc, that player should move away from the ochi to get advice, not another player go to the ochi. Persons who go to the ochi to coach may be asked to leave by the opposing player.

 

34)       The person who is the scorer of any game is the referee of that game, and their decision is final. If the scorer is asked by the player what is left, they must only tell them the score required, not what double is needed. If a player needs for example 32, they must say 32 required, not double 16 etc

 

35)       All scorers must be competent to score and take charge of a game. They must concentrate, and not seen to using their mobile phones etc, or talking to other people around them etc.

36) All general playing rules are as laid down by the World Darts Organisation. These rules can be obtained on request

 

Amended February 2018