Darenth Valley Darts League



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League Rules

Rules will apply to the summer league and the winter league.

 

League Construction

.The league will be known as the Darenth valley dart league.
  • The league is made up of teams from Dartford and the surrounding areas. All new teams must be voted in at the AGM by the league secretaries on a 1 vote per team basis.
  • The league will consist of 4 committee members.
  • An AGM will be held at the start of each season. All existing teams are asked to attend. Any team that does not attend or pay their fees by the day, will be excluded from the coming season.
  • All teams will be charged an entrance fee. The amount to be decided at the AGM. This amount will be Payable at the AGM.
  • The league is a non profit making league and all monies raised will be used towards trophies.
  • A statement of accounts is available from the treasurer on request.
  • All teams are required to provide the league with a contact phone number & email address.

 

League Structure

  • All games will be played on a Wednesday night.
  • All pubs/clubs are required to supply a good quality dart board with good lighting.
  • All teams will throw from 7ft 9 1/4 on a raised oche. If for any reason a raised oche is not possible, then a defined line must be used. :etc: no chalk lines or sticky tape. A visable static line
  • The use of electronic scoreboards are not permitted.
  • Teams will consist of 6 players; there is no limit to the amount of players a team can use as reserves.
  • The divisions will operate on a two up two down promotion relegation basis. If a team drops out, or we have extra teams enter the league, then the promotion relegation will be adjusted for that division or to balance out the divisions accordingly at the committee’s discretion.
  • No new teams can enter at division one level. All new teams are required to enter the bottom division, but at the committees discretion a new team may be entered highter if we feel they are to strong for the bottom.
  • If a team withdraws from the league during the season, then all points accumulated by the remaining teams will be wiped off. If the team drops out after the halfway stage then the points to the halfway point will stay.
  • Any team that withdraws from the league during the season will not be entitled to a refund or part refund. If they want to re-join then they will be treated as a new team. They will also have to drop out from all competitions.
  • All teams are required to sign their players on using the registration form at the start of the season.Teams not forwarding their registration form, will still be able to play in the league, but will not be eligable for any competitions including the 180 KO.
  • The date for final registration of players will be the half way stage of the season.
  • Any team playing an unregistered player or a player that has already played for another team during that season will be deducted 4 points for each game they played in, and the other side receiving 4 points.
  • Any team wishing to register players after the deadline must get permission from the league first. This will be given in some circumstances like teams that are struggling to raise a team.
  • In the event of two teams finishing on the same points at the end of the season, then it will be decided by a count back in this order. Games won, and then the points will be added up on the head to heads. If still level then the team games won. If the teams are still level then a play off will be arranged.
  • If teams are level in the team game competition, then the count back will be head to heads first. Then league finishing position.
  • Teams will play each other twice on a home & away basis.
  • All players wishing to play in the league competitions at the end of the season, must be registered with a team and played for them, hence the registration forms above.

 

League Fixtures

  • All games will commence at 20.45 with open board at 20.30.
  • If a team arrives late then the game must commence by 21.00. After this time the non offending team have the right to claim the game 8-0
  • Any player arriving after the game has started can still play as long as the captain has listed the player (s) as reserves.
  • Matches will be played best of 12 legs consisting of 1 team game of 1001, 2 triples of 701, 3 pairs of 601, 6 singles of 501.
    The team game will also count in a seperate competition as well as being added onto the main game.
  • Games will be played for 1 point per game.
  • All games will be played as 1 leg games, with the exception of the 1st and 2nd division that will play the singles as best of 3 legs.
  • Order of throwing first, will be decided by throwing 1 dart nearest to the bull with the home side throwing first to decide. (The player throwing first in the 1st division singles will throw first in the 3rd leg as well if required).
  • The home team will supply the chalkers.
  • Results must be phoned through on the night to the number supplied or posted on the offical facebook page. .If the result is not received within 3 days then a 6-6 draw will be applied, with no team game awarded. It is the home team’s responsibility to phone it through in the case of a draw.
  • All results phoned through will be avaliable on the website for that week & on our facebook page.. Any team found submitting a false result will be deducted 8 points. If a highest finish or a 180 is falsely submitted, that player will be eliminated from that event for the remaider of the season. In the case of the 180's they will not be entered regardless of them hitting one.
  • A trophy will be awarded to each player that has the highest finish in each division, This will apply for league games only. A trophy will also be awarded for the player who hits the most 180's.
  • Cancelled games will be awarded 12-0 including the team game to the other side Unless it was cancelled with more then 24 hrs notice and there is a spare date to replay it.
  • In times of severe weather conditions or exceptional circumstances then short notice cancellations will be permitted. The committee will decide on this, in case of a dispute.
  • If a team cancels after 12.00 on game day, then they will be deducted -5 points.
  • If a game is cancelled in good time it is up to the teams to re-arrange the fixture and then let the league know of the new date. If the game is not re- played, the team that originally cancelled will have the game put against them as an 8-0 defeat. Unless the other side have turned down a reasonable request to replay it then the game will be given a 6-6 draw with no team game added. If there is a dispute about this, then the league committee will decide with their decision being final.
  • Under no circumstances can teams play for double points to make up for a cancelled game.
  • Players can only play for 1 team in a league season.
  • The captains may alter the order of names before each section has started etc triples pairs and singles. These cannot be altered after each one has been started. The pairs and singles will be drawn out for order of play by each captain.
  • The minimum amount of players required for a match is 4. Games will be forfeited in the games where they are short. These are the following guidelines. If a team has 5 then they must forfeit 1 single. (1 player can play against a pair if they wish too, but they will have to miss every other throw. Same applies in the triples and team game. If they have only 4 players, then they must forfeit 1 triple, 1 pair & 2 singles.
  • If a team does have only 5 in the singles, then the other side must still put their six names on the board for the draw with the player drawing the bye missing out. You cannot hand pick the player you want to leave out.

 

League Competitions

  • Competitions will take place during each of the summer & winter leagues.
  • On each venue, the player in bold at the top will be designated to organize the draw and phone through the winners on the night to the number on the sheet on completion. The preliminary rounds will be distributed amongst the league venues. Only teams that sponsor the competitions "ie" teams that enter them, will be given a venue. These will be distributed proportionatley across the competitions with the amount of entries per team being taken into consideration.
  • Once a player has been drawn at a venue, he must stay at that venue. In order to move for any reason they must contact the league first who will make a ruling depending on the circumstances.
  • If a player(s) leave a venue after losing without marking and it is drawn to the leagues attention then the captain of that team will be informed that the player(s) concerned will be banned from that same competition the following year.

 

Triples knock out

  • The triples knock out is open for 3 players all registered with the same team.
  • A triples knock out will be played at the end of the summer & winter league. It will be played at selected venues & the winners will go through to final’s night.
  • This will be played best of 3, 701 with the team winning for the bull throwing first in legs 1 & 3.
  • A player can be changed with a reserve at the start of the venue, but once a player has played in the preliminary triples round, he cannot be replaced. That 3 have to stay together to its conclusion.

 

Pairs knock out

  • The pairs knock out is open for 2 players both registered with the same team.
  • A pairs knockout will be held at the end of the summer & winter league. It will be played at selected venues & the winners will go through to final’s night.
  • This will be played best of 3, 601 with the team winning for the bull throwing first in legs 1 & 3.
  • A player can be changed with a reserve at the start of the venue, but once a player has played in the preliminary round, he cannot be replaced. That pair have to stay together to its conclusion.

 

Singles knock out

  • The singles knock out is open to all registered players.
  • The singles knock out will be held at the end of the summer & winter league. It will be played at selected venues & the winner going through to final’s night.
  • This will be played best of 3, 501 with the player winning for the bull throwing first in legs 1 & 3.
  • Once a player has been drawn out at a venue he must stay at that venue.

 

180 Knock outs, winter & summer.

  • The Dean Warren memorial trophy is a singles competition to be played at the end of the winter league, & the summer league competition will be known as the Robbie Malcolm memorial 180 knock out. It is by invitation only. Players that hit a 180 must make sure that it is registered on the night. These players will be automatically entered into this tournament.
  • It will be played down to a winner on the night. It will be played best of 3, 501 with the player winning for the bull throwing in legs 1 & 3. The final will be best of 5..

Guidance note for the provision of food on match nights.

The league has no rules concerning the provision of food on match nights as this is a traditional courtesy. In the event of short notice cancellation food may have already been prepared which has to be paid for. Teams guilty of short notice cancellation may be asked for some reimbursement towards the cost of the food. This is a matter between the teams and the league will not intervene in such disputes. Hopefully if such a situation does occur, the right thing will be done and common sense will win the day.