Committee members are
entitled to vote on all matters at all meetings, having one vote per
committee member. The Chairman is only allowed to vote when a casting
vote is required. In the event of a committee member standing in for
the Chairman in his absence, the individual concerned will only be
allowed to vote as the Chairman.
Teams from the previous
seasons League represented at the Annual General Meeting will reform the
League for the ensuing season. Those members will then decide what
number of teams will formulate the League for the ensuing season. If
any vacancies occur, new team membership applications will be considered
strictly in the order in which they were received. If there are any
team vacancies after the Annual General Meeting the committee will be
given licence to attempt to fill these vacancies.
New teams accepted into
membership of the League at the Annual General Meeting can only vote on
matters discussed, after they have been elected into the League.
League entrance fee for
teams is £60.00 but may be reviewed and amended at the Annual General
League matches shall consist
of eight games, the winners of each game being awarded one point, a
total of eight points being played for in each match.
League match format is as follows and to be played in the following
THREES: Two games with two teams of three players from each side play
one game of 701 each.
FOURS: Two games with two teams of four players from each side play
one game of 801 each.
PAIRS: Four games with four teams of two players from each side
play best of three legs of 601 each.
Minimum of FOUR
players are required to play a match. Teams playing a match with four or
five players will forfeit the one three, one four and two pairs. Teams
playing a match with six or seven players will forfeit the second four
and the last pair. Points forfeited in these circumstances will be
awarded to the opposing team. In the event of both teams playing a
match with six or seven players, forfeited points will be withdrawn
altogether. Players arriving before the draw for the fours or pairs are
made, may be considered for selection in those games. Individual
players may not play more than once in any set of games, i.e. Triples,
Fours or Pairs.
League matches to start at
8.30pm. Home team is responsible for open board being available before
Captains to write selected
teams on board before each section of the match starts. A card draw
shall then be made to decide the playing order of the selected players/
teams on both sides. This draw for playing order to be made by both
All League games will be
straight start and finish on a double. Bullseye shall count as double
25. Away team throw first in first game (first triple), third game
(first fours), fifth game (first pair) and seventh game (third pair).
Home team throw first in second game (second triple), fourth game
(second four), sixth game (second pair) and eighth game (fourth pair).
When pairs are played, best of three legs, first throw in first leg is
as previously stated, second leg, (and when third leg is necessary),
first throw alternates.
All matches shall be played
on first class match quality dartboards. Both Captains to agree that
board and oche are up to required standards before match commences. The
condition and availability of the venue and match quality board is the
responsibility of the home team, not the management of the establishment
where the match is being played.
The throwers feet must be no
closer than 7’ 9¼” from the front of the dartboard at floor level. The
centre of the bullseye must be 5’ 8” up from the floor. Raised oches
must always be used.
Cancellation of matches is
not permitted. In the event of a team being unable to field the minimum
number of six players required to play a match, all points that should
have been played for in that match will be awarded to the opposition.
In the event of teams not arriving at all, or without enough players to
play the match, the opposition shall complete a results card and forward
it to the League results secretary indicating on the card that the
opposition had failed to field a team. In the event of prevailing
circumstances a match cannot be played through no fault of participating
teams, the points due to be played for in that match will be shared by
teams involved. In the event of any match not being completed through
circumstances not covered by the previous wording, the committee will
decide on the allocation of the points.
TRANSFERS: Player having
registered and played for a team can not normally cancel registration to
sign for another team. Requests for transfers must be lodged with the
committee through League Secretary. The committee will consider any such
request on its individual merits with the main criteria being it should
be to the benefit of the league and its members. Once approved any such
transfer will require a fee of £5.00 to be paid.
League committee will
consist of a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer
The HOME team is responsible
for ensuring match result card is available for completion at the match
and the Results Secretary receives the completed card no later than the
Wednesday following the date of the match. The HOME team is responsible
for telephoning or texting match result to Result Secretary on 078858
00741 before the end of the day following the match. Alternatively
Secretary must have result card delivered to his address within the same
period. Late telephoned results and delivery of result cards are subject
to fines rule 30.
Teams signing on players
after the first match of the season and before the start of the second
half of the season must pay £2.00 per player. Teams may sign on new
players anytime before the start of the match by:
a) Sending written details of new
players to be with League Secretary before match starts.
b) Give new players name, address and
signature to any committee member who is present at the match.
c ) Telephoning or texting new players
details to league secretary on 078858 00741 before the match starts.
Where option (b or c) is used, written
details of new player must be sent with result card for the nights
To register a player after the second half
of the season has started. Firstly a request to sign an additional
player must be submitted to league secretary. Once approved players
details must be lodged with league secretary before said individual
plays any matches. Registration fee of £5.00 per player must be paid.
The league committee have
total control over discipline within the league. The committee have the
right to fine and/or cancel registration of any offenders and refuse
them participation in any league run event.
In the event of a team
leaving the League before they have completed the first half of its
seasons fixtures, all points played for involving that team will be
deducted. In the event of a team leaving the League during the second
half of the season having fully completed first half of seasons matches,
only points played for involving that team in the second half will be
cancelled. Relevant points played for in the first half of that season
The home team is responsible
for supplying callers and chalkers. The caller shall be the only person
allowed to inform the thrower what has been scored or what is left.
This information shall only be given at the throwers request. The away
Captain has the right to request a change in caller or chalker, or both,
providing he can give adequate reasons to the home Captain.
Players must sign their own
names on result cards..
A minimum number of TEN
players are required to sign for a team at the start of a season before
the team registration form can be accepted.
Any team holding trophies
belonging to the League are responsible for their well being and
upkeep. Any loss, damage or replacement of League property shall be
paid for in full (at prices prevailing at the time), by the team
responsible. No team or player shall be allowed to keep any League
perpetual trophy permanently.
The committee shall be
allowed to override League rules where, through unforeseen
circumstances, strict adhesion to the rules could be deemed detrimental
to the League.
Prizes given by the League
will be trophies, giftware and or cash at the discretion of the
League Winners and Runners
Up, Second Division Winners and Runners Up, Team Knockout Winners and
Runners Up, Knockout Eights Winners and Runners Up will be awarded ten
trophy/prizes per team. Knockout Fours Winners and Runners Up will be
awarded five trophy prizes per team. Knockout Triples Winners and
Runners Ups will be awarded four trophy/prizes per team. The League
will endeavour to obtain additional trophy/prizes for any team requiring
them but relative costs will be borne by teams requiring them.
The use of electronic
scoreboards as the sole method of recording scores in any match
connected with the League is strictly forbidden.
Trophies will be given to
the seasons highest finisher and the scorer of the most 180’s. Only
League matches will be considered for the aforementioned awards.
Players will only be considered for these awards if the relevant scores
are recorded in the appropriate space provided on the match result card.
Teams are responsible for
the behaviour of their members and supporters.
Fines for breach of League
rules shall be a minimum of £2.00 and a maximum of £10.00. The
committee shall decide what amount fines shall be. Perpetual offences
from the same source will result in the offender/s expulsion from the
All rules relating to league
being of two divisions are only relevant in circumstances where league
is made up of two divisions. In the event the league being
only one division the relevant two division rules will be left in
place and adopted should the league be split in two divisions.
When Applicable the winners
of 1st and 2nd division shall receive prizes of equal value.
The runners up of 1st and 2nd division shall receive prizes
of equal value.
When applicable at the end
of each season the bottom two teams in the First Division will be
relegated to the Second Division. The top two teams in the Second
Division will be promoted to the First Division. In the event of teams
not rejoining the First Division, additional teams from the Second
Division will be promoted in order of previous seasons League finish
New teams joining the League
take their place in the Second Division when two divisions are in
When applicable First &
Second Divisions will play as one in knockouts.
37.In the event of any League match being
abandoned the points played for at the time will stand. The committee
will decide whether the remaining points will be played for or awarded
and to whom.
When applicable all teams
must purchase a minimum of eight tickets for the Annual Presentation
Dance. These tickets must be paid for with Knockout entrance fees.
Knockout entrances will not be accepted until relevant money is paid.
Failure to purchase tickets precludes entrance to Knockouts.
Any Player/Team owing money
to the League (including fines) will be barred from participating in any
League run event and not be allowed to rejoin the League until such time
any money owed is paid.
If two teams finish with
equal points at the end of league fixtures a count back system will used
to determine league winners. The winners will be declared as the team
that has recorded the most match wins in the season. In the event that
teams are still equal at that point a play off match will be convened on
a neutral board. This will be on a league match basis but to ensure a
winner only three pairs will be played. The match winners being the
first team to win four points.
Callers and Chalkers of any
game are not allowed to drink on the oche whilst a game is in progress
The committee will be
allowed to co-op individuals on to the committee whenever they consider
the need arises.
Venues of teams joining the
league must allow players of all ages into their premises to participate
in any league match or competition run by the league. Temporary
exclusion to this rule is The White Admiral – Under 14’s are not allowed
into this venue. Where teams have under 14’s in the squad – those teams
have the right to change the venue having given the White Admiral a
minimum of 14 days notice. Secretaries are to agree and arrange
Any complaints from teams or
members must be put in writing and submitted to the league secretary.
Complaints will then be investigated by league committee and appropriate
action will be taken.
Apart from league entrance
and pre-paid knock-out entrance fees, all additional monies collected (ie
fines, additional signings and charity night comp entrance fees etc.)
will be donated directly to the current seasons charity fund .
Bull for First
Throw: In all knockouts players will throw for bullseye to establish who
throws first . Once first throw is established, teams/players will take
alternate turns for first throw in each leg from then onwards.
Player/Team named first in draw will take first throw at bullseye.
Second player may request first dart to be removed if in semi-centre or
bullseye. In the event of drawn throw, players will take alternate turns
at first throw until decided. All knock-out games are straight start and
Teams may not
compete in any knockout with less than the required number of players
for that particular event.
the case of multi player knock-outs a teams is short of a player to make
a team, league registered players from other teams may be invited to
play as a guest subject to that person having qualified for entry to the
knockouts by virtue of having played the requisite number of league
matches for that season
Qualification: Players not
having signed result cards for at least 40% of League matches will only
be allowed to enter knockout competitions by permission of the
committee. Team Secretaries of players in this position must apply to
League committee for this dispensation. Exact number of card signings
will be announced during league season once total number of teams in the
league is confirmed.
Entrants in all
multi-person knockout events must be from the same team with the
exception of the mixed pairs. In the mixed pairs league registered
players may partner a player who is registered with the League from
another team or alternatively a player who is not registered with the
Chalking: Where practical in
multi-teams/ player Knockouts, chalkers for first games of night will be
nominated from last teams/players drawn out. After first games, losers
will chalk following games. Teams/Players not fulfilling their
calling/chalking obligations will be fined £5.00 per player for each
offence and barred from playing that event in the next season they play
in the League. Players/Teams owing fines or money to the league are
exempt from all league run events until outstanding debts are paid in
Discretion: The committee has
the discretion to vary and or amend the format of any knockout to suit
the situation on the night. This may relate to the time available and/or
the venue being used. Should this be necessary all possible care will be
taken to avoid there being any disadvantage to any team or players
Entrances: All entrants into
Knock-out competitions with the exception of mixed pairs must be from
the teams they are registered within the league. If on the night of
multi-team knockouts a team is short of the number of players to play in
a competition, surplus team members may be recruited as a guest player
to make up the team number. Any such guest player must be a registered
member of a team in the league and have attended the requisite number of
league matches to qualify to play in Knockouts..
Knockout: A minimum number of eight players are required to play the
Team Knockout. The match will be the best of 3 legs x 1001 played by
teams of Four players from each side. Captains will write eight players
up on the board. The first four from each side will play each other
followed by the second four from each side playing each other. If a team
wins both the first two legs the match will be over as a 2-0 win to the
victors. If after the second leg the score is 1-1 a third leg of 1001
will be played. Each team may select a maximum of two players from their
first four and two players from their second four, or alternatively
bring in as many other team members as they wish. No more than two
players from each of the first two legs may play in the third leg. A
team may make multiple entries in Team Knockout. Playing teams will
supply one official each, caller and chalker. League trophies and
individual trophy/prizes will be awarded to winners and runners up.
There will be one draw over the whole league. Entrance Fee will be £4.00
Match Format Knockout: Match
format will be: 2 x 1 leg games x 701 with teams of 3 players from each
side. 2 x 1 leg games x 801 with teams of 4 players each from each side.
4 x best of 3 leg games of two players from each side x 501. 1 leg of 1
game x 1001 of eight players from each side. Match will be deemed to be
over when a team obtains five points. Names of players for each of the
games in the match will be written on paper and placed on team board.
Card draw will then be made for order of play. Card draw is not
necessary for the eights leg. Match officials (Caller + Chalker) will be
made up of one member of each of playing teams. It is the responsibility
of the Home team to provide a result card and ensure it is sent to the
Results secretary. There will be NO entrance fee for this competition.
To accommodate possible extra legs Team knockout matches must start
no later than 8.30pm with open board being available no later than
8.00pm. All teams are automatically entered in to this competition,
unless they specifically request to be excluded. There is no entrance
fee for this competition.
Best of three legs x 801 straight start and double finish. Teams may
make as many entries in the fours as they wish, and may register up to a
maximum of six players from which four may be selected to play any three
leg match. Players may not be changed between legs of any match.
Losing team are responsible for chalking the following match. League
trophies and individual trophy/prizes will be awarded to winners and
runners-up. Entrance Fee £4.00 per team.
Each match will be the best of three legs x 701. Teams may make as many
entries in the threes as they wish, and may register up to a maximum of
four players per team from which three may be selected to play any
three leg match. Players may not be changed between legs of any one
match. Losing team’s are responsible for chalking the following match.
League trophies and individual trophy/prizes will be awarded to winners
and runners up. Entrance Fee will be £3.00 per three.
Best of three legs x 601 straight start and double finish in all rounds
up to and including the quarter final (last eight). The semi final and
the final will be best of five legs. Teams may enter as many pairs as
they wish. Only two players may be registered for any one pair,
reserves are not permitted. Losing pair are responsible for chalking
League trophies and individual trophy prizes will be awarded to winners
and runners up.
Entrance Fee will be
£2.00 per pair.
(Optional competition to be played at discretion of committee where
availability of time and venue allows) Best of three legs x 501
straight start and double finish in all rounds up to and including the
quarter final (last eight). The semi final and the final will be best
of five legs. There will be no provision for this competition on
the knockout entrance form. Players may enter by registering and paying
entrance fee on the night of play. All entrant’s names will be placed in
a draw without team affiliation. Partners will be drawn totally randomly
and may be from any team in the league. Entrance Fee will be £2.00 per
player to go to current season’s charity.
(Optional competition to be
played at discretion of committee where availability of time and venue
allows) Best of three legs x
601 straight start and double finish in all rounds up to and including
the quarter final (last eight). The semi final and the final will be
best of five legs. There will be no provision for this competition
on the knockout entrance form. Players may enter by registering and
paying entrance fee on the night of play. All entrant’s names will be
placed in a draw without team affiliation. Partners will be drawn
totally randomly and may be from any team in the league. Entrance Fee
will be £2.00 per player to go to current season’s charity.
Best of three legs x 501 straight start and double finish. Mixed pairs
may be formulated with both players being members of the League or one
League member and one guest. Teams may enter as many mixed pairs as
they wish. Only two players may be registered to play in any one mixed
pair, reserves are not allowed. Losing pair are responsible for chalking
following match. There are no League trophies for this competition.
Individual trophy/prizes will be awarded to winners and runners up.
Entrance Fee will be £2.00 per pair.
Best of five legs x 501 straight start and double finish in all rounds
up to Semi Final and Final which will be best of seven legs. Teams may
enter as many singles as they wish. Losing player is responsible for
chalking the following match. League trophies and individual trophy
prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner up. Entrance Fee will be
£2.00 per player. This entrance fee will include entrance into the
singles plate competition.
Entrance will be optional to
all players who have lost their first game in the singles knockout.
Entrance fee for plate competition has been paid by virtue of fees paid
to enter Singles knockout. Players must register their request to be
included in plate competition if they lose in their first game of
singles competition. The Plate competition will begin as soon as is
reasonably possible. This may mean starting on the second week of the
competition. This decision will be made on the night by the committee
and will depend on number of entrants in main singles event and state of
progress. Plate competition will be best of 3 legs x 501 up to the
semi-final and the final which will be best of 5 legs.
Officials: Team Secretaries,
Captains, Vice-Captains, League Committee and one Landlord/Landlady
/Licensee/ Steward from each of the venues used by registered teams
qualify for entrance in this competition. No substitutes are allowed.
Team Secretaries, Captains and Vice Captains must be as listed on League
registration forms. Playing format for this competition will be decided
on the night of competition. Losing player is responsible for chalking
the following match. There will be No entrance fee for this competition.
Competition will be open to all league
registered members under the age of 19 years on the date of the first
league match of the season. Best of three legs x 501 straight start and
double finish in all rounds up to and including the quarter final (last
eight). The semi final and the final will be best of five legs. Teams
may enter as many players as they wish. Losing player is responsible for
chalking the following match. Individual trophy prizes will be awarded
to winners and runners up. Entrance Fee £2.00 per player
This will be a singles K.O open to all registered Female members of the
league. Matches will be best of three legs x 501 straight start and
double finish. They committee will consider increasing Semi-final and
Final matches to best of five legs, dependent on time available on the
nigh. Losing player is responsible for chalking the following match.
League trophies and individual trophies will be awarded to the winner
and runner up. Entrance Fee £2.00 per player.
This competition will be open to all
registered league members who are 60 years old or over on the night the
competition is played. The format for this competition will be decided
by the committee on the night of the competition dependent on the number
Knockout: This competition
will be open to all players who have scored a 180 or recorded a 100
or 100+ outshot during the season’s league
and knock-out matches that have been played up to the date the
competition is played. These scores must be recorded on
result cards in the spaces provided to be eligible
or recorded to the control table on the night of multi team knockouts.
Match format will be decided on the night dependent on number of
entries. Entrance fee will be £2.00 per player which will go to current
season’s nominated charity