- The League shall be called
“The Rugeley Wednesday Premier Darts League.”
- The League shall be governed
by a Committee consisting of a Treasurer/Secretary, Web-master/Secretary and
a Captain from each team.
- The Annual Fee shall be
payable at the start of the season.
- A Team shall consist of
enough players to win a match.
- 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
- The board shall be 5ft 8ins
from the floor to the centre and the throw or toe line 7ft 9 ¼ ins in a
plumb line as near as possible from the face of the board and measured
along the floor.
- 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.
- Each player shall have 3
- Matches shall consist of 2
doubles games and 4
individual games of 501 any double to start, double to finish, best of 3
legs. Visitors to throw for a double in the first leg of the first game. In the
second leg the home team to start. If a third leg is required the visitor
is to throw first again. In the second game the home team to throw first
for the first leg, reverse again for the third game and so on.
- 3 Points will be awarded to
a Team for winning a match and one Point awarded to both Teams for a
- All games should have a
Marker provided by the Home team and a Checker by the Away team.
- A Draw will be made with
counters/cards to decide the order of play in the singles, the doubles and
for partners in the doubles.
- A record of darts thrown for
each singles game shall be kept and handed in with each result sheet
each week by the home team so that players averages may be recorded.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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..
- 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.
- Players may not play for or
transfer to another side once they have signed for a side unless they
have not actually played a game for that side either in the singles or
the doubles and then the League Secretary must be advised.
- Matches to be played on
Wednesday evenings. Draw to be made at 8-30pm and games to start at 8-45pm.
Re-arranged games see rule 20.
- A postponement of a fixture
may be allowed at the committees discretion.
- Teams not turning up shall
forfeit the match 6-0.
- All players must have played
in a minimum of 6 League games before they can play in any competitions.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Executive committee will
make the draws governing all competitions. The League shall be run by
the Executive Committee only.
- No new players to sign for a
team after 6 weeks into the season unless agreed by the Secretary before
they play. Failure to do so will result in a 6-0 loss of the game
- A player shall be deemed as
registered for a team once his name has been written on a result sheet.
- Should any questions arise
not covered by the rules they will be resolved by the Committee.
Committee request that all clubs and players assist them by conforming to
these rules to ensure the good government and success of the “Rugeley Wednesday
Premier Darts League”