Dart League Rules
League Coordinator: Jamie Pechota
Revised and Effective Date: 8/30/2017
Camden Dart Leagues
League Coordinator: Jamie Pechota
Revised and Effective Date: 8/30/2017
Thank you for playing the best dart leagues with the most opportunities for the players!
This guide is designed to assist captains and players in insuring leagues run as smoothly as possible. It contains information that is mandatory for all league players to know. Most problems and disputes arise from the lack of understanding the league rules and policies. By having a complete understanding of the rules, policies and procedures, the leagues will run smoother and allow players to have more fun.
Sportsmanship and fair play are in every player’s best interest. By following the rules and procedures set forth in this guide all players and teams will be insured to have a fun and enjoyable season. Players, please remember that we are here to have fun and promote the game of darts!
All Camden leagues (excluding Extreme Leagues) are 100% NDA sanctioned. This requires all players to pay a $8.00 sanction fee per year. The sanctioning year runs from June 1st-August 31st every year. Camden will take the $8.00 sanctioning fee out of your first league payout that takes place after the new sanctioning year starts. This is included for all players on the team, including subs. The sanction fee will only be taken out one time throughout the sanctioning year.
As Team Captain you will be expected to:
Dropping out of league
If a team drops out of a league, they will be removed from the schedule and all their league fees will be added to the payout at the end of the season and be paid to the remaining teams in the league. All games played by the team dropping out will be removed from the standings.
A team that drops out of a league will receive one warning, if the team joins another league and drops out again, they will not be allowed to play in any Camden or Extreme leagues for a period of one year.
Players must stand at, but not over, the throw line. It is legal to lean over the line. If a player steps over the line while throwing their dart, their dart must hit the board before their foot lands on the floor. If a foot foul is called the player loses the dart that was thrown when the infraction occurred, this is done by backing up the dart that was thrown on that turn. The player may throw their remaining darts.
A player’s dart must have plastic tips, they can not exceed 8” in total length (flights included), flights can not be wider then ¾” measured from shaft to flight edge and have no more than 4 wings and they may not exceed 21 grams in weight.
Each player will throw no more than 3 darts per turn. If a dart is thrown but does not register the player may not rethrow the dart.
If a dart board is not working properly during a league match and the teams can not continue the match the team captain must call the service line and report an issue with the board. A technician will come out and access the board and advise if league can continue for the evening. Each location has the service number to call in such instances.
X01-All handicap leagues will be reverse handicap which means the lower player will start at X01 with the higher player starting above depending on the average difference. Each player throws 3 darts per turn until their score reaches zero. If a player scores more than what they had remaining they will ‘bust’ and their score will return to what it was at the beginning of their turn.
When playing X01 with four scores, the freeze rule will be used. The teammate of the player that takes out the game must have an equal or lower score than the total of the opposing team’s score. If a player takes out the game while they are frozen that team will lose the game.
Cricket-The bulls eye will be a double bull in all cricket games, unless specified in a specific league’s match format, the outer ring being worth 1 bull or 25 points and the inner circle being worth 2 bulls or 50 points. The object will be to close the numbers 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, and the bulls eye, by hitting 3 of each, before your opponent(s). The player/team that closes all numbers and the bulls eye first and has a greater or equal point score, wins.
Finishing order in a league will be decided by games won. Ties will be broken by Total games won, then Head to Head games won and then Team PPD (Main Roster Players only). If there is a tie for a trophy place a 1 match playoff will be played consisting of the same match format that was used throughout the league. The teams will be responsible for league dues during this playoff. Home team will be decided by the Tie Breaker Rule above.
If a player is not allowed in a particular location, their team must find a substitute to play in that location. If a player can make arrangements with the bar owner to play and leave immediately following play, that is up to the bar owner.
All players are expected to show good sportsmanship at all times. If you are playing either remotely or locally, all players should be respectful of each other on and off the board. If a team reports unsportsmanlike conduct, the matter will be addressed and the team in question will be spoken too. The first instance will result in a verbal warning. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and any person engaging in it may result in suspension from league, future leagues and tournaments, if a refraction occurs after verbal warning a player will be suspended for 6 months.
No harassment will be tolerated from players or their spectators.
Absolutely no physical violence will be tolerated, any player involved in such actions will be immediately suspended from the league.
Some locations are willing to offer the teams that throw out of their bar a team drink. This is a courtesy not a requirement for locations, please be respectful of the locations decision. If a location does offer team drinks, the player should only get what they have been drinking throughout the league match.
A team that would like to file a protest must have their team captain submit their protest in writing to the league coordinator along with a $25 protest fee within 96 hours. If the team filing the protest wins their protest they will receive a refund. If they lose their protest, the $25 fee will be added to the payout at the end of the league.
When a protest is made, the league coordinator will contact both teams involved in the protest to hear both sides of the situation, then the league coordinator will refer to the rules to make sure there is a reasonable dispute and use said rules for reference to resolve the dispute. If there is no clear rule to resolve the dispute the league coordinator will form a committee of five league players at random, not involved in the dispute or the league in question. After forming the committee the situation will be explained/described so that they may have a clear understanding of the situation. The teams involved in the protest and the players involved in the committee will all be withheld. After the dispute is explained to the committee members, their opinion will help determine how the situation should be resolved. Majority vote determines the outcome.
Extreme leagues are ran by the Partners Promoting Darts group on the Camden dart boards. The Camden league coordinator can help answer any questions that you may have, but they do not have access to the league set ups. If you are participating in an Extreme league it is very important that you visit the PPD website and read the league rules. www.dartstoc.com Any issues or questions during Extreme league play should be addressed on the Horizon Darts Extreme-Team Leagues and Tournaments Facebook page. It will be a helpful tool for you to become a member of this page.