Rules

Duleek & District Dart League Rules

1.Div 1-2-3 TEAM 8-A-SIDE, GAME 3X501, ALL 8 NAMES ON BOARD AT START OF MATCH, In Premier Division it will be 7@ Side. First Game 7@ Side Team 1 x 1001- 3 Graded Players Max, 1 – 3 – 5 Or 7 – If Playing - [ Unless Opposition Also Has Four Graded Players, Where All 4 Can Play]Then 7 @ side - 3x 501, As Originally Selected, Graded Players 1 – 3 – 5 or 7; All Competitions within League, Away team will throw FIRST.AWAY TEAM 1ST IN GAMES 1-3-5-7, [9] Except in Finals on A Nuetral Board, Where a Toss Will Apply; In Premer League Play Offs - Graded Players will Play at 1 – 2 – 5 – 6 - From Qrt Finals Onwards.

2.All Teams may register 16 players max, All Divisions, Plus 4 Extra single Registrations, If Required, before Reg Deadline @ €5 per player. Subject to committee approval, All players Must be registered and cleared by committee by start of league, Extra registrations must be on single Reg forms,and cannot Be Registered until league has started and cannot play until receiving official clearance from executive committee, Minimum one weeks notice required. Deadline Mid January Approx .

3. Match Day Regulations; Board Open, 9. PM, Sharp; Names on Board, 9:15pm, Sharp. Game starts, 9/30,pm, Sharp, Away team Must Have a Minimum of 15 Minutes Practice time on match board, on their own, Prior to Match Commencing, Providing they arrive at venue on time. Team late May forfeit, Match, Pts, etc.

3 [A].Home team responsible for Provison of Match Card, which MUST be used in all games within League; Winning team responsible for returning card to league Registrar within 6 days of game, home team if a draw; Failure to do so WILL result in loss of point[s]. In Knock Out Competitions, ie, Cup, Shield, knock out stages of League, where all of the above is not Properly complied with, team or teams May be eliminated from competition concerned, Committee decision [s] FINAL, No Appeals Allowed.

4.Offical Match Cards only, Automatic €50 fine for each use of Non official Cards. Where official match is lost or mislaid a replacement may be used providing the following is applied Both clubs must be in agreement, New card must be signed and initialed by both club officials, contain correct scores, result, Etc, and include automatic €50 fine re same, and must be returned to league registrar within normal 6 days time limit, Only allowed once per club, per season, [C.D.F]

5.Games will only be Postponed due to death of registered player or pub being closed and with the permission of the executive committee.Such fixtures must be played within 6 days of original date, or before next round of league, cup or Shield games, Responsible team may forfeit home advantage, where teams cannot agree on new date, Executive Committee Decision will be Final.

6.Any team failing to fulfill 2 league games will be eliminated from all further league and cup games, To Qualify for Shield /Plate ,Competitons, Teams Concerned must have completed their Full League fixture List Of Games, No Exceptions.

7.Any team playing an Un-Registered/ Illegal or Unqualified player will Forfeit the match, Pts ETC, .(Selectors, player, Captain May Also be suspended Plus Club Fine May be Applied. [E.C.D.F] (7A)Any team lodging an objection Re Match Results, Etc, Must do so within 5 days of match, to League Registrar, Only, Together with €50 fee, [Refundable If Successful] [Registered Post Only] (7B)Anyone wishing to Lodge an Appeal to a decision taken by the League Committee, Must do so within 7 days of Notice of Decisions Taken, and include €50 Fee, to league Registrar, Only; (Refundable if successful) [Registered Post Only]

8. Butt 7-9 ¼ on a raised Ockey, [Min 1’ High, and 30’ Long,] Dart board, Surround, must be in 1st class condition, Where official written complaints are received by league, re same, Fines will be applied. Marking board, must be in front of players; In All Competitions Only Winmou Blade, Unicorn Eclipse Pro and Target Boards, MAY Be Used.

9. Match Card must be signed by all players, Prior to Each Game Commencing, and by both captains afterwards and must include official result/score of individual game, if not point[s] WILL be deducted (Both Captains responsible) In League Qrt, Semi, and Final, ALL PLAYERS MUST SIGN MATCH CARD PRIOR TO MATCH COMMENCING;

10. 2pts win,1 pt draw

11.All league games in Prem - on Monday nights, Div 1- 2 - 3 on Friday Nights . From season 2016 – 2017 onwards all divisions will be on Friday Nights; [Subject To Entries and Grading Committee Final Decisions]

12. Promotion and relegation system applies to all divisions; Divisional Winners Shall be Promoted, Runners Up also Liable for Promotion. C.D.F.

13. No player(s) may play in lower div than previous year except those relegated or granted permission by grading committee, all players moving from one club to another, Must be cleared by committee before playing in league.

14. Only registered player(s) allowed to play in all competitions run by the league.

15.Prem DIV Teams, allowed 4 graded players per panel, play on equal basis down to a minimum of 3. Graded Players, play each other ,1-3-5 or 7 (Div.1,Teams allowed 2 graded players, Div 2,[1] Div3 None (1 international or 1 professional [per panel), This rule applies to all competitions in league. No graded players allowed sign outside of premier division after official registration [E,C.D.F]

16. in General, All Players Playing In league Must Be 18 Years of Age Or Over, Proof of age may be required; But One 16 / 17 Year Old May be Signed by Each Club, Shall Be Eligible to play in Singles and Doubles Competitions, and May be used in league competitions, but only with direct approval of publican involved, Permission must be sought prior to travelling to game. [One Year Trial] Teams found to be abusing this rule , May forfeit Point[s] concerned, and be Fined.

17. Teams short on players must make opposition Aware Prior To Team Selection and start of Actual Match;

18. . Home and Away Teams must provide Copy of registered players on night of game, if requested to do so, failure to do so may result in club fine, and or loss of pts, [E.C.D.F. Where applicable Graded players List And, Copy of league rules should also be on display in pub;

19. Any player(s) signing more than 1 registration form will be suspended from playing in the league, until appearing before the committee

20. Entry fee; €300 (1 Team) €450 (2 teams) €600 (3 Teams) .

21. In order to eliminate unnecessary play-offs teams who have qualified but finish level on points will be separated by a countback system. IE, Head To Head, Then Team Scores, Etc. E.C.D.F

22. All rule changes at AGM will require a 2/3 Rds Majority, Except where committee receive and accept a motion, on a one year trial basis, that may only require a majority vote. C.D.F.

23. Committee may run various Single/Doubles Comps during league – In DBLS partners must be from same club,1 graded player per pair allowed. All Prize Money, must be collected by winner [s] ONLY, on night of competition, Some prize money payable Before Semi Finals to those who request it; DEADLINE For Registration will be 1.30,P.M, with competitions starting at 2pm. PM Sharp, Unless otherwise advised by committie; Any Active Committie Member May be allowed play in these competitions, [E.C.D.F]

24. Cup Games; 8@ side, 1= 1001- 4 Dbls, 1=601, 8 Singles,1=501. Shield, 7 @ side, 3X 301, D/S, D/F. Names Drawn and Away team Will throw first, In Both Competitions;

25. ALL Perpetual Trophies Presented to clubs must be returned to league in same condition as received, or clubs concerned, will be held responsible, for replacing same, at present day values; and must be returned to league within agreed time limits, or club concerned May be fined, Minimum of €100. C.D.F.

26. Where a score is finished, as called in line with score on board, then result will stand, Where error is made by caller/marker, and not noticed before player throws, if finished game will stand, Once darts are thrown, score must stand.

27. First team allowed to use Maximum Of 2 [B] team Player’s, Only; Per Game If Required; Maximum of 6 times per Player, Before player’s are Re - Graded as 1st team player’s. Includes League – Cup – Shield Games; Player’s MUST be identified on match card as Registered [B] Team player’s; Teams Found Using More than the Allowed Amount - WILL Lose Pts – Game – Etc. Suspension of Club Captain, Plus Club Fines, May Also Apply. [E.C.D.F.]

28. Players registered with 1st teams, who haven’t played with that team, may apply to be re graded down To 2nd team, re grading fee of €25 will apply to all such cases; All applications must be made in writing, to league Sec, Half Fee Refundable if succesfull, Committie decision will be final and binding, no appeals allowed;

29. At A.G. M, All registered clubs, will have 1 vote, New clubs, all allowed to attend , No Vote.

30. At All League Play Off Games, ie, Qrt, Semi, Finals, Independent League Officials MAY attend To make sure all league rules and regulations are fully complied with.

31. Results phoned in to Lge PRO, Within 1 hour of match finishing, otherwise club responsible, will be fined, €20, Each Offence, All outstanding fines Must be Paid in full prior to start of league, deadline, Registration Night, Or club concerned will not be accepted into league, [All Such Fines donated to local charities] Any challenge to these fines Must be done within 1 week of game played.

32. All clubs in league Must have , Minimum Of Two reliable E/MAIL Address.

33. One transfer per club allowed, €5 Transfer Fee, Providing player has not played at all during season, must stay in Same Or Higher Division,[E.C.D.F]. Will need club and committee approval for same before playing. [All New Registrations after Initial Registration Night, Must stay in Same or Higher Division] Graded Players may only be signed in Premier Division after Initial Registration Night; [E.C.D.F.] Deadline same as for new registrations;

34. All Graded Players Must Play a Minimum of 3 League Games to be eligible to Play in Singles And Doubles Competitions, And 5 League Games to be eligible to play in League, Cup, or Shield Finals, Including League Quarter and Semi Finals. Clubs Own Responsabiltiy To Check Same At Time Required.

35. Full Treasurers Report, will be made available on AGM Night, Including income and expenditure statements, any questions arising from report answered on night, or at following Committee Meetings.

36. Club or teams who are eliminated from league, will have to pay Minimum guarantee Bond of €100 each to league, following season, Bond may be held for 3 years. [CDF]

37. Shield Competition’s, will be 7 @ side, 3x 301 D/S – D/F - Names Drawn;

38. Dress Code, All Teams Must Wear Matching Team Shirts, with Team Name Plus Logo; No exceptions, Teams that don’t do so will be, Fined for each offence recorded.

39. Any Team’s Found to have broken any of the above Rules, Will Lose Pts, Game, Match, Etc, No Eceptions Allowed.

40. ALL Executive Committee Decisions Are Final And Binding; AND Executive Committee reserve the right to modify, clarify, any above rule if deemed necessary, during course of season.