The issuance of these rules is based on the belief that the more rules there are, the less arguments will arise, thus enhancing our social rewards.
It is expected
of all members that they will abide by these rules, never the less, it is
expected that the need for quoting rules to support open “public” arguments
will never have cause to arise.
The emphasis of
the league is on social commitment, rather than on brilliance on the dartboard,
and disregard of rules should never be adopted in an attempt to swing a match or
an individual win. This can only cause annoyance to individuals, teams or the
Win at all
costs is not the league’s philosophy, nor is it condoned. Far better to lose
gracefully than to win at all costs. However, it is expected that each player
will be given the best of order when involved in his/her game.
the rules is the responsibility of all members, enforcing the rules is the
responsibility of the secretary and committee, but far better to sort your own
little problems out yourselves and doing this in a friendly way is not
A maximum of 12 players may be registered for a fee of KD 60 per team.
Additional players may be registered over and above the 12 at an additional fee
of KD 6 per additional player.
No fees are refundable.
players, not forging Rule 1.1 must pay the fee, unless they are replacing
player who has been deregistered prior to the new player signing.
register/deregister for or from any team as provided by Section 2, Rule 2.9
To both Captains, The
Captain of the team the player(s) are leaving or transferring to another team MUST give six (6) clear days notice to the secretary, of their intention to
deregister in keeping with
Rule 2.9, but
must pay another KD 6 registration fee, in keeping with Rule 1.3, unless
A person is only
registered on the understanding that he or she agrees to abide by league rules
Teams will consist of
minimum six (6) men and two (2) ladies.
Players registered for
a team may comprise any proportion of men or Ladies providing Rule 2.1 is
In the men's games, no
player may play more than one singles game and one doubles game (Total two (2)
games) in any one match.
In the ladies games, a
team game should consist of a minimum of two Players, and the opposition have
the right to play an equal number of Players if they so choose.
Any number of ladies
my be played in any of the ladies games, not Foregoing Rule 2.4. It is not
mandatory to have an equal number of players on both sides, but players should
play in strict rotation with their own team.
Registered players may
not play with any team other than the one with whom they are registered.
Ladies registered in
Rule 2.2 may be played as substitutes in the men’s Games but are limited to
Rule 2.3 in the men’s games, but this has no Affect on their status in the
ladies games. Ladies can not substitute for a man in mixed games and they can
only play one mixed game.
All team players must
be registered/deregistered. Deregistering a player entitles a team to register
without charge, a new recruit as a
but only for the deregistered player. Additional players may be signed at any
stage of the progressing season, but will be levied in accordance with Rules
Registered players may
transfer to another team if they so wish providing the secretary is given six
(6) clear days notice by that player.
Players not already
registered with a team may be played in a match on the match night subject to
If a player is signed
up on the match night, the signing up captain must advise the opposing captain
and the opposing Captain must agree, that this is the case and the match result
sheet for that match must have a note to that effect.
Venues for matches
will be provided by home teams, that is, teams to the left of the weekly fixture lists.
There is no hard and
fast rule for the quality of the venue, it is accepted that each team has its
problems, but every effort should be made to provide a congenial throwing area.
areas should be located away from essential movement areas that is, toilets,
hallways, entranceways and frequently used doors.
Only good quality
bristle darts boards should be provided, paper darts boards and cheap composite
boards are strictly forbidden.
The colours of the
darts boards segments must be of good contrast, and darts boards with high light
reflective wires, i.e., chrome plated, must not be used. (Wires, which dazzle).
The 20 segments must
be of the darker colour.
The darts board must
be adequately illuminated with its own dedicated light. It is not essential to
use a spot lamp, an old-fashioned goose or swan neck lamp works just as well if
not better, but it must have at least a 100watt bulb installed.
Boards will be fixed
rigidly without rocking or wobbling, at a height of 5ft 8inches(1.73m), from the
centre of the bull to the floor or carpet.
Two oche, (throwing
lines), will be provided. One for the men at 7ft 9.25inches(2.37m), measured
from the perpendicular face of the dartboard along the floor and square to the
board. Another oche will be provided 6inches(15cm), forward of the mens oche for
the ladies, that is 7ft 3.25inches from the same datum as the mens oche. As a
checking reference only. The hypoteneuse between the bull and the mens oche is
The oche will measure
a minimum of 24 inches (60cm) long equally distributed about the perpendicular
centre line of the bull.
When a board and the
throwing area is located alongside a wall, sufficient space must be provided
between the oche and the wall for the benefit of those players who throw
standing off centre.
Children under 16
years of age should not be present during the match.
Matches will be played in accordance with the current fixture list.
The home team is the team on the left hand side of the weekly fixture
In general, only under extreme extenuating circumstances and with
exceptionally good reason may a match be postponed. Absence of a good player(s)
is not a good reason and is NOT permitted. Six ladies may be used as substitute
for man if the men have a shortage of players; therefore a match can go on with
all ladies or any proportion of ladies to men in the men's matches. If
insufficient players are available, then as may games as possible should be
played with walkovers for games unable to be played.
The home captain will advise the away captain of the location of the
match venue at least three days before the match night, but this is a minimum
and it is far more amicable to advise this at least a week before.
If a team cannot be contacted for match arrangements, the secretary
At least two weeks notice must be given to the opposing captain and the
secretary if a match postponement is required and the match must be played
before the match date or within two weeks after the match date if this can be
agreed amicably between the two captains and the secretary. (See rule 4.3). If a
team has good reason as in rule 4.3, then it is expected that the opposing team
will accommodate them, but the postponing team must accept one of three dates
given by the non-postponing team.
The secretary not only has the right to question the validity of the
postponement, but also is required to do so as part of his job.
Both teams must have their team line up scribed on a match result sheet
before the starting time of the match, (8pm). Unless agreed between both
captains before start time.
Each team captain will transcribe the players names from the opposing
captains result sheet on to their own and keep the records of play going through
Both captains are responsible for getting the match started on time even
if all players are not immediately available. When scribing the sheets, this
requirement should be given full consideration. It is unfair on the
opposition’s players to ask them to bring their players forward or push them
Both captains will confer after the match and together complete and sign
the match sheet.
As a guideline, the home team should provide the markers/scorers, but
this is by no means a rigid rule.
Drugs that are considered as non-beverage in league terms are strictly
forbidden at any league match venue, regardless of the venue being home or away.
This includes soft and hard drugs.
Rule 4.13 applies equally to other league venues, whether social or
The home team should provide the markers/scorers, but this is not a rigid
rule, (See Rule 4.12).
Scoreboards should be placed where they can be easily seen by the player
on the oche, whilst he is in his throwing stance without the need for him/her to
move or turn their head awkwardly.
Results of throws will be marked large enough for a player to easily read
from the oche.
Scores of each dart thrown, or what the player has left after each dart
must not be called out unless that player, and only that player, asks.
If a player asks what he has scored, or what he has left, the chalker
must inform him/her.
The scorer will not record any points on the scoreboard for any game,
until the player has completed his three dart throw. Immediately thereafter, the
scorer will record the players throw score and the remaining score for that
The scorer will face the board, without undue movement, during a players
throw and must not turn to look at a player during his throw.
When a player has thrown his three darts the scorer should call the score
to the player who should not remove his darts unless or until he is satisfied
the call is correct.
In keeping with Rule 5,9 and once the player have removed his darts, the
scorer’s call is final and no argument will be entered into.
It is not mandatory for a player to throw all three darts during regular
scoring if he so chooses.
All scoring darts must reach the board. A dart that penetrates a
preceding dart and stays in that dart, the point not reaching the board, does
if a dart is deflected and “lies” across another dart, even though
not penetrating the board, will score if the point is touching the board, (Not
If a dart is deflected under a wire, the score of the segment which was
first entered counts, not the score of the segment where the point is
penetrating or touching, not forging Rule 6.1.2.
Darts that fall out of the board will not count unless the total score
has been called or recorded by the scorer.
All games will be started by the opposing players throwing for nearest to
the bull, with one penetrating dart each, the nearest to the bull starting the
Nearest to the bull means just that. Darts which enter the 25 circle are
counted as nearest to the bull’s eye. The twenty-five is not a bull’s eye.
If both darts enter the 25, then the dart nearest to the bull wire, no matter
where that lies, is the winning dart.
The home player will throw for bull first.
When game consists of more than one leg, i.e. best-three, the second leg
will be started by the loser of the first leg, (Mugs away). When applicable, the
third leg or final leg will be started by throwing for nearest to the bull with
the away player throwing for bull first.
In deciding Rule 6.1.5
et sec, no matter how close the decision is as to which dart is nearest the
bull, neither dart must be straightened up or touched. The decision will be made
without touching the darts, at the point of entry of the darts into the board,
that is, where the point can be seen at the surface of the board.
The scorer and the players will strictly observe Rule 6.1.9. The scorer
and the players will strictly observe Rule 6.1.9. The scorer’s decision is
final. Any doubt in deciding the nearest, the throw will be taken again.
If a dart shaft or flight is damaged or broken during a game, and cannot
be very quickly repaired without holding the game up for more than a few
seconds, a replacement dart must be used immediately.
The bull is valued a fifty (50), and in all games, counts as double or
6.2.1 “01” Games will start straight in and finish on
the required double. But rule applies.
Legs or games will
start at 301 and the score is progressively Deducted after each throw, to
the finishing double.
Men's match single
games will consist of six (6) “301” games, best -of- Three.
6.2.4 Ladies match games will consist of 1 game “301”, best -of- Three and 1 game “501” on leg (Sudden Death).
will be played on the numbers 20 through to and including 12, plus 25’s and
Before scoring can
commence on any number, three of that number are required first, scoring can
then be effected on that number, at any stage of the game. Once both
players/teams have obtained three of a number, no further scoring can be made on
If both players/teams
have acquired three of each number, including 25’s/bulls, and the scores are
even, then the player/team that closes All numbers first is deemed t he winner.
Men's match doubles
games will consist of two mickey-mouse, one leg only (sudden death).
6.3.5 Ladies match games will consist of one team game
mickey – mouse, one leg only, (sudden
6.3.6 Two mix doubles Mickey Mouse games will be
played-one leg only (sudden death).
Both Teams of a match will complete a match result sheet for each match.
Both teams will complete the players full names (not nicknames)
section of the match result sheet prior to the starting time of the match and
both captains or his representative will scribe the other teams players names
onto his own sheet prior to the start of the match.
It is the responsibility of all team captains to provide clear accurate
result sheets, where all good scores, starts and finishes or unusual happenings
that may take place on the evening, for interesting media reports, and this
includes good throws in mickey-mouse games, and in particular, for the ladies.
Both captains must sign the result sheets after all match information has
been recorded. There is nothing to stop a team adding comments to his own sheet
after the signing, but match records should only be amended in consultation with
the opposing team captain.
The home captain is responsible for faxing or handing a match result
sheet in to the secretary within twenty-four hours of the match, but ideally on
the day after. However, both teams should make the effort to copy a sheet in. If
faxing/handing a sheet in is difficult then a phone call to the secretary will
do just as well.
The minimum catering requirements are bread, butter, cheese and pickles.
There is no maximum limit to the food quality and variety that a team can
provide for a match night, but this entirely at the discretion of the home team
and no reciprocation is expected.
Vegetarians should be considered, but it is the responsibility of
The away team to advise the home team that they have vegetarians and in
Beverages special. Reserved. Wine any flavor, Sid or eth
Soft drinks and mixers should be provided and should include cola, lemon,
tonic and soda, diet cola, 7-up or lemonade.
Each team will appoint a captain whose basic qualification should be
access to a phone and willingness to do the job.
The captain will be responsible for communicating with the secretary and
other team captains.
The captain will ensure that his/her team members are familiar with and
adhere to the league rules and semblance of order and respect at all matches and
The captain will keep
his team informed of discussions and arising at official league meetings, and of
presenting their view, and not just his own at league meetings.
The captain undertakes to keep the secretary fully informed of match
arrangements outside of the fixture list, of the match/game results and
faxing/handling/phoning in the results of a match within 24 hours of it taking
The captain will
undertake committee duties as required.
All players should show team captains the respect they deserve, they do
an excellent, often frustrating job, ask yourself, would you do it?
The secretary will ensure the smooth running of the league and coordinate
committee meetings as required.
The secretary will uphold the rules as written. Disputes
between teams not covered by league rules including
disputes that affect match/game results will be arbitrated by an extraordinary
The secretary will
maintain a complete record of all match results and individual achievements.
The secretary will
compile league tables on a weekly basis.
The league secretary
will provide each team with a copy of league rules and copies of result sheet
each team being responsible for reproducing their own sheets for matches.
The secretary will
ensure that all efforts are exerted to provide media coverage.
The secretary will chair league meetings, or appoint an iocum tenons in
his absence with first refusal
The secretary has the
casting vote at committee meetings.
The treasurer will maintain all league business accounts and keep them up
The treasurer will maintain an account with a bank as approved by the
Kuwait Darts League.
The treasurer will report on the status of the treasury at league
meetings, and raise statements of accounts at the half term and full term
periods of the current league.
The treasurer will report outstanding accounts to
the secretary to follow up with the debtor.
The treasurer will stand in for the secretary in his absence.
Neither the treasurer nor the secretary will reveal the statement of
accounts to third parties unless there is a good and valid reason to do so.
Unless a captain himself, the treasurer will also attend all league
The committee will be formed by the team captains under the chairmanship
of the league secretary.
The committee will
arbitrate disputes and be empowered to make urgent rule changes or additions for
the betterment of the league.
The committee will convene at regular intervals to discuss both agendered
and non-agendered topics and to pave the way for league improvements.
At arbitration, the
committee will comprise of at least 75% (Rounded down), of team captains, not
including captains of the teams in dispute.
Captains of the teams in dispute are not permitted to sit at the
committee meetings during arbitration.
If necessary, a team captain may delegate his/her representative, who
must be a registered member of that team, to sit in at committee meetings, not
forgoing Rule 12.5, providing adequate notice is given to the secretary.
The chairman has the
The committee consists
of a representative of each team in the league and therefore each team venue,
thus ensuring that unique situations for each team are considered. It is
therefore the duty of each committee member to report back to his/her team, and
to represent his or her points of view.
1st and 2nd
Singles 1st and 2nd.
Ladies Doubles 1st
Mixed Doubles 1st
Men’s High Finish.
Ladies High Finish.
140’s and 180’s.
Mickey Mouse games
4 Bulls with three
darts in one throw.
Any combination of 3
Triples and Cherry Bull in one throw.
Second and Third place.
8. Knockout playoff championship.