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, 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 Meeting.
League matches shall consist of eight games, the winners of
each game being awarded one point, a total of eight points being
playedfor 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.
In the event of team only having 6 players
present for the match when putting names up for the FOURS the six
players present will be written on the board. The opposing captain
will the randomly draw two names from the first four to make up
seventh and eighth positions in the second four.
When it comes to the pairs the same
procedure will apply to pick the fourth pair with a proviso that
those players having played two games in the fours are excluded from
the random draw i.e. players having played twice in the fours cannot
play twice in the pairs.
If a team has seven players present the
above provisos apply but only one player will play twice in fours
and pairs but that cannot be the same player.
The above is only applicable when teams do
not have eight registered players present.
FOLLOWING RULE 7 – Reworded to cover
amendments to Rule 6
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. 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 selected in
League matches to start at 8.30pm. Home team is responsible
for open board being available before8.00pm.
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 Captains together.
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 match quality dartboards.
Both Captains to agree board and oche are up to required standards
before match commences. The condition and availability of the venue
and match board quality is the responsibility of the home team, not
the management of the venue.
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 ofplayers 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: 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
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 can sign on new players at
any time during the season by advance notice to league secretary or
alternatively by informing any committee member before the start of
any match, This can be done in person, by phone or text. Players
details can be written on result card of the night for late
signings. There is no cost for signing on additional players.
The league committee have total control over discipline
within the league. The committee have the right to fine and/or
cancel registration of anyoffenders 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 will stand.
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 EIGHT
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 committee.
League Winnersand 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 must 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
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
Fines for breach of League rules shall be a minimum of £5.00
and a maximum of £10.00. The committee shall decide what amount
fines shall be. Perpetual offences from the same player/team will
result in the offender/s expulsion from the League.
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
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.
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
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 double finish.
Teams may not compete in any
knockout with less than the required number of players for that
If in the case of multi player
knock-outs a team is short of a players 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
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.
Calling & 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 full.
Committee 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 involved.
Knock-out 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..
Team 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 per team.
League 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
may play in this comp with a minimum of SIX players. Same rules
apply as for league matches in this situation. If deciding EIGHT is
required player/players not already having played twice in fours and
pairs must be placed in eighth or seventh and eighth on team list
for their second throws.
Fours: 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.
Threes: 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.
Pairs: 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
following match. League trophies
and individual trophy prizes will be awarded to winners and runners
Entrance Fee will be £2.00 per
Mixed Pairs: 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.
Singles: 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.
Singles Plate: 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.
Licensees and 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.
Under 19’sCompetition 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
Ladies: 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.
Over 60’s: 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 of entrants.
High Flyers Knockout: This
competitionwill 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