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League Rules

  1. The League shall be called “The Rugeley And District Monday Night Darts League” Plus Sponsors Name.
  2. The League shall be governed by a Chairman, Treasurer/Secretary and Executive Members.
  3. Only one vote will be allowed for one representative of each team at an A.G.M. or any other relevant league meetings
  4. The Annual Fee shall be £30, payable at the first meeting. £5 Match Fees to be paid weekly. There will also be a £5 Fee for the Team Cup Competition. Each registered player to pay £2 signing on fee.
  5. A Team shall consist of enough players to win a match.
  6. The results of the Matches to be counted on games won as a team. Team Captains must not sign match cards until filled in and checked. The results on the official card will be final. Cards to be filled in with ink or ballpoint pen in block capitals.
  7. The board shall be 5ft 8ins from the floor to the centre and the throw or toe line 7ft 6ins in a plumb line as near as possible from the face of the board and measured along the floor.
  8. The throw line shall be permanently shown in some distinctive manner (Chalk is not sufficient) and shall be not less than 2ft long. The line must be toed, not trodden on or stood upon on. A player may move along it as far as he likes.
  9. Each player shall have 3 darts.
  10. Matches shall consist of 6 individual games of 301 up, nominated double to start, double to finish, best of 3 legs and 2 pairs games of 501, nominated double to start, double to finish, best of 3 legs. Visitors to throw for double first in the first leg. In the second leg the home team to start. If a third game is required the visitor is to throw for their double first. In Cup matches the visitors to Bull up for first leg only. Nearest to bull to throw first in first and third legs.
  11. All games should have a Marker provided by the Home team and a Checker by the Away team.
  12. The Draw. A "Blind draw" will be made for the first 6 players for the Home team, the players names written down and then a "Blind draw" for the Away team for their first 6 players. After the 6th match another "Blind draw" will be made for both teams, as for the singles, to select both the positions and partners for the two doubles games.
  13. At the start of the match the two Captains will play 301 best of 3 nominated double start. This will form a Captains League Table separate from the main league. In the event of points tied at the end of the season the table will go on most 2-0 wins.
  14. The exact number must be obtained and if a player obtains more than the requisite number with any of his darts the score shall not count and he shall throw for the original number required with his next 3 darts.
  15. If a dart falls out before the announcer calls the score it does not count. Only darts actually touching the board are counted when the score is announced. If a dart knocks another out the fallen dart does not count.
  16. If a dart is resting on top of another the point must be touching the board to score. The point touching a wire does not score.
  17. All darts thrown shall count as a throw whether sticking in the board or not except when bulling up.
  18. Chalk and board or electronic scoring may be used and the subtraction method of scoring employed. Each players score must be shown. The board must be fixed in a prominent position to the wall.
  19. A player may make one transfer per season agreed by the Home and Receiving Captain no later than 8 weeks before the end of the season. This must be in writing and produced at the meeting before he can play subject to a transfer fee of £2.
  20. Matches to be played on Monday evenings. Draw to be made at 8-20pm and games to start at 8-30pm. Re-arranged games see rule 21.
  21. A postponement of a fixture may be allowed at the committees discretion.
  22. Teams not turning up shall forfeit the match 8-0.
  23. The Captain must hand in Match cards by 8pm the following Monday. Late cards will incur a £5 fine.
  24. Any team not attending meetings shall be fined £5.
  25. All players must have played in a minimum of 6 League games before they can play in any competitions.
  26. All teams must be financially up to date at the halfway stage before playing the second half fixtures.
  27. Any team owing money at the end of the season will not be allowed to play any season after until the money owing is paid in full.
  28. A player from a team owing money will also not be allowed to play unless they pay a percentage of the money owed to the league.
  29. Knock Out Competitions.
    1. League KO-----------League Rules Apply.
    2. Bass Cup-------------7 A side, best of 3 legs.
    3. Singles KO-----------Dave Rowlands, 501 Straight Start. Best of 3 legs.
    4. Singles KO-----------Alexander Lodge, 301 Nominated Double Start. Best of 3 legs.
    5. Pairs KO-------------501, Nomination double start, best of 3 legs.
    6. Handicap Cup-------Team of 5 Singles of one leg each.
  30. Teams not turning up for Knock Out Competitions will be disqualified.
  31. The Executive committee will make the draws governing all competitions. The League shall be run by the Executive Committee only.
  32. No new players to sign for a team after signing on sheets have been handed in unless agreed by the Secretary before they play. Failure to do so will result in a 8-0 loss of the game played.
  33. Signing on sheets to be handed in at the same time as the League fees are paid.
  34. Should any questions arise not covered by the rules they will be resolved by the Executive Committee.

The Management request that all clubs and players assist them by conforming to these rules to ensure the good government and success of the “Rugeley And District Monday Night Darts League”