The League is
run in aid of the citizens of Bognor Regis & Chichester.
shall be governed by the committee and its officers in conjunction
with the rules of the British Darts Organisation. The committee shall
have overall responsibility for all matters concerning the league.
Registrations & Fees
General Meeting shall be held not less than 4 weeks before the start
of the season. Teams must send at least one representative to the
AGM, who will attend the whole meeting. Team Registrations will be
taken at the end of the meeting. The Team Registration Fee shall be
£20.00 per team.
Team Names /
Venues, Captains and Secretaries contact details, together with all
team members' names, to be submitted at the AGM on the form provided.
Team registrations can only be guaranteed if the team is represented
at the AGM. The committee reserves the right to allow teams to
register after the AGM to attempt to fill a bye, by accepting a late
or unrepresented team.
register Vice-Captains & Vice-Secretaries at the start of the
season who can take the place of the Captain or Secretary in the
Captains and Secretaries knockout, but they cannot play as a separate
competitor. Only the named Captains, Vice-Captains, Secretaries and
Vice-Secretaries are allowed to take part in the Captains and
Secretaries Knockout. (see rule 27 for the new knockout format)
The match fee
is £5.00 per match, to be returned each week with the result
sheet to the Results Secretary's address, by the Monday following the
match. If a team is willing to pay the full season's match fees up
front at the AGM, they may send their result sheet every week, either
as a scan or a high quality photo, to the Results Secretary, by the
Monday following the match.
Each team must
consist of a minimum of 6 players. There is no maximum limit to players.
Players may be
signed on for any team on the night (using the space on the result
sheets), provided they have not played for any other team during the
current season, otherwise Rule 9 applies. Any player signed on after
the first game will be subject to a £1 registration fee (to be
paid with the match fee).
requests to be signed by the player and secretaries of each team and
submitted to the League Secretary (7 days prior to the player playing
their first game), enclosing a £5 fee
Matches & Result Sheets
format shall be 6 Singles matches & 3 Pairs matches. All games to
be 501, 'best-of-3 legs', Straight In - Double Out. For every leg
won, the winning team gets 1 point.
dartboard must be of match quality. The throw to be 7 ft 9¼ and
the board height 5 ft 8 ins. (Bull to Oche diagonal = 9 ft 7½) (Board
Setup). Matches may be played under
protest if the away team is not happy with the board or oche, but the
committee must be informed.
Draw to be
made for the Singles only. (Both Captains may agree on the night
not to do a draw for the singles. If they cannot agree, a draw must
be done). Pairs and Trebles players are at the Captains
discretion. No player may play more than once in the Pairs. Players'
names must be written down in full (NO initials) on the result sheet,
before the Singles matches start. Ditto for the Pairs matches.
The home match
board must be free for practice for all players from 8.00pm. Matches
to be in progress by 8.30pm. If any player in singles game is not in
attendance after second calling, then a substitute may be played.
Captains to record all walkovers
All games are
Nearest the Bull for the first darts (Home team goes first), the
winner throwing first in the first and third legs. Any dart hitting
the board and bouncing / falling out, can be re-thrown.
Tons to be
counted in singles games only, 180's to be counted in all games.
No match can
take place without at least 4 team members of each team being
present. This applies to all games. Any team that registers 12
players or more cannot postpone a match under any circumstances.
Special / unforeseen circumstances permitted at the committees' discretion.
If a team
needs to rearrange/cancel a match, first the committee must be
informed, and then the other team informed, both no later than midday
on the day of the match. There is a Catch-up week provided for
postponed matches, or the match can be played as soon as possible
(i.e. a double header on the re-match). If this cannot be agreed,
then the committee must be informed. They will then decide when the
match will be played. In extreme circumstances a match may be played
on another night of the week if both teams agree and the committee
informed. No match will be played after the last game of the season.
record all game walkovers or forfeits. Match Walkovers must be
recorded and the committee informed. The result sheet must be sent in
as usual with match fee only if the committee has agreed to the
walkover. Points will then be awarded as per rule 19.
committee decides to award a match for whatever reason, this will be
awarded to the winner as a 12-6 result. (Winning Legs = 8 Singles
and 4 Pairs / Losing Legs = 4 Singles and 2 Pairs)
If a team
continuously postpones / forfeits matches, they will be given a
warning, and may be asked to pay a bond (price to be decided by the
committee) if the team wishes to enter the following year. That bond
would be given back to the team on completion of the season's matches
to be fully completed with scores and darts thrown, for averages to
Captains and Secretaries are responsible for their own match fees and
result sheets, therefore Home and Away teams must send their results
separately. They must be signed by both home and away team Captains
or Secretaries, and returned to the Results Secretary's home address
(given separately to all teams), no later than the Monday following
the match, with the match fee.
For a first
late results sheet, the offending team may be fined £5 and / or
have their team points and player statistics deducted. For any
subsequent late results sheets no points or player statistics will be
given, even if the team offers to pay a fine. Special / unforeseen
circumstances permitted at the committees' discretion.
MUST supply either a chalker/scorer or a caller/checker for ALL
games. Preferably the home team should supply the scorer, and the
away team should supply the checker, but this can be changed if it
makes it easier for the players.
Competitions to be played at per the fixture list. The Singles, Pairs
and Trebles knockouts will be divisional. Start time shall not be
before 8.00pm and will be at the discretion of the committee or
appointed steward. Their decision is final.
rounds are played as 'best-of-3 legs'. Knockout finals are played as
'best-of-5 legs' (as long as time permits).
Captains and Secretaries Knockout is to be played as two games. The
Captains will play the first game, the Secretaries will play the
second game. If the score is 1 all, then a 1 leg sudden-death Pairs
game is played, therefore both players must play.
entry fee is £1.50 per player. Anyone who has not registered in
person by 8.00pm sharp will not be allowed entry into a knockout.
(Subject to committees' discretion).
cannot register in person by 8.00pm and wishes to enter the knockout
will need to contact a committee member personally beforehand to be
placed in the draw. They must then be at the venue by 8.30pm at the
latest and inform the knockout steward when they arrive, or they will
be removed from the draw, and risk being ruled out of further
competitions. (Subject to committees' discretion).
losers must stay on the board they lost on (a quick toilet break is
allowed) to chalk the next game (or get someone else to do it for
them), or risk being ruled out of further competitions. The winner of
each game must tell the knockout steward that they won.
be submitted to the committee in writing with a £5 fee. Team
Captains, Secretaries or representatives to attend the meeting when notified.
causing a disturbance will be suspended for a minimum of 4 weeks, and
the committee reserve the right to extend the suspension accordingly.
Minimum age of
players is 14 years (Subject to committees' discretion). They must be
accompanied by an appropriate adult and the Landlords permission
should be sought.
Relegation will be decided on the overall match points, teams
leaving, and new teams entering (Subject to committees' discretion).
Any team not
following these Rules may be fined or have points deducted for the
offence. The committees' decision is final.
Rules will be strictly adhered to. The committee will address any
items not covered in these rules and their decision will be final.