2013 - 2014
New teams wishing to join the league should notify the Secretary in writing prior to roll call. Roll call to take place at the AGM, 8.15pm. Any team having difficulty attending at 8.15pm must phone the meeting before roll call. The league team membership will be finalised after roll call.
New rules or proposed alterations to rules must be sent to the Secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the AGM, duly signed by the proposing team, setting out how the new rule or amended rule is required to read. The Secretary will advise all teams at least one week before the AGM of any proposals.
Voting at the AGM will consist of one vote per team, only majority votes carry.
The Secretary will provide each team with copies of the league player registration forms, which must be completed and returned to the Secretary no later than the first game of the season (5th Sep 2013). Failure to do this will result in a fine of £5, and points deducted from all matches after the stipulated return date, until the Secretary receives the registration forms. Points lost will not be re-instated.
The Secretary will return a registration form to the team, who must exhibit it at their venue when a league game is in progress. No further player registrations will be considered unless rule 6 is followed.
Teams wishing to register players after they have submitted their registration forms must contact the Secretary or Chairman first, for confirmation.
Please note no new player registrations will be allowed after the league season is 2/3rds completed (9th Jan 2014).
No player is to be transferred if they have played 1 or more games for a team unless official sanction from the Committee has previously been given. Transfers will not be sanctioned once the league has reached its half way point (4th Dec 2013).
The draw for order of play is to be made by 8.30pm and games to commence at 8.45pm or sooner. If circumstances arise in which a team may arrive later than 8.30pm, that team must notify their opponants before 8.30pm. Failure to carry out this instruction, the offending team will incur a fine of £5.
Teams not able to complete a fixture on the due date should inform their opponents Captain or contact and the league Secretary giving at least 24 hours notice. Postponed games are to be played within 17 days of the original fixture date, or on a date amicably agreed by both teams. The league Secretary must be kept informed of all decisions.
Teams must ensure all their league fixtures are concluded by the end of the league table season (13th March 2014)
Games nights to consist of:-
Six individual (1 person) games and three pairs (2 persons) games. One doubles (2 person team) game. One nominator (1 person) game, the player must nominate the double which they are to start the game on. Three different players must contest the doubles and nominator games.
Games are 501 points, start and finish on a double. The bull to count as double 25. The away team throws for the bull first; a direct bull must be removed, nearest the bull for first darts. If the marker is unable to decide nearest the bull without moving a dart, the players throw again.
If a team plays an ineligible player, 3 game points from the fixture shall be deducted from the offending team and awarded to the opposing team. Additionally the doubles and nominator games will also be awarded to the opposing team. Note if insufficient points are available from the fixture, the points will be deducted from the teams league total.
The league table is compiled using the six individual and three pairs games. One point is awarded for each game, therefore 9 points to play for on the night.
Dartboards to be 5ft 8ins from the floor to the centre of the bull. The oche must be 7ft 9&1/4ins from the board and fixed to the floor or permanently marked.
Dartboards to be made available for the visiting team to practice on by 8.15pm.
The home team is responsible for posting the result card to the Secretary. The Secretary must receive completed result cards within 7 days of the game. Any team failing to meet this deadline will incur a fine of £5.
The Committee will consist of the Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and 4 members from the 'A' division and 4 members from the 'B' division.
The Committee is elected to represent the league. They are charged with making decisions outside of the AGM process; these decisions are final, this being the condition of joining the league. All registered teams have the right to appeal against any committee decisions.
In addition to the rules, the following was agreed at the 2008 AGM:
Aggregate Competition Guideline.
In the event of a Team unable to field a full squad of 6 players on a games night; the opposing Team should not be adversely affected regarding the aggregates competition.
The point made:
If a Team fields e.g. 5 players, the opposing Team (if fielding a full squad) have been obliged in the past to place 6 players into the draw. There was therefore the scenario the player who received the bye would be adversely affected if they were in a leading position in the aggregate competition. In the spirit of gamesmanship, the Teams present at the 2008 AGM unanimously decided the following should apply to the singles games (the games that qualify for the aggregates):
Team Y is playing Team Z
Team Y can only field 5 players.
Team Z can field a full squad of at least 6 players.
Team Y places their 5 players into the draw.
Team Z places 5 players of their choice in the draw.
Team Z because of fielding a full squad claims the point for the 6th game (the bye on the night)
By adopting this method it will ensure players in the fortunate position of vying for the aggregate honours will not be penalised through no fault of their own. The Team Representatives and the League Committee endorsed the introduction of this guideline.