as at 10th September 2019
- All Teams &
Players must register with the league.
A completed team registration form must be sent to the league
secretary within 6 weeks from the first fixture of the season. Failure to complete this form will
result in 10 points being deducted from the offending teams’ total (even
if this takes the total to less than zero). Any new players can still be registered
by adding their details to the bottom of the results sheet for the first
game that the new player participates.
- All matches are to
be played on a home and away basis, unless in the event of unforeseen
- No new Players can
register after the halfway stage of the season, unless with committee
- Only players of 14
or above years of age may play in the league, unless venue or club rules
do not permit entry. Otherwise at
- No player is
allowed to play for more than one team in a season, unless the team pulls
out of the league before the halfway point or at the discretion of the
- Each team must
provide a good match board. It must
be 5ft 8” to the bull’s eye from the floor, adjusting for any natural
slope. Darts must be thrown from behind
a raised oche 7ft 9 ¼” from the board, unless an oche cannot be used for
health and safety reasons. The
board must also be well lit.
Should a throw come into question, it must be notified to the
committee. A committee
representative will then visit the venue within a fortnight. Any recommendations made must be
completed before the next home match or the match will be forfeit.
- A chalk board or
white board is to be used for scoring.
- The home team
must provide a competent marker. Definition
of a competent marker is as follows;-
i. Acts as the referee to
the leg being played
ii. Must give 100%
attention to the leg being played (i.e. not wandering off for food, talking to
team mates or using mobile phones etc)
iii. Must write each score
clearly and subtract it quickly from the remaining total
iv. Must try to remain as
still as possible whilst players are throwing and only check scores when asked
or when the player has finished throwing.
v. Can tell players what
they have scored and what they have remaining when asked, but must not tell
them which way to finish.
- Darts must remain
in the board until the score has been recorded
- Darts must be
retrieved by the player and not moved by the marker
- The marker must
show both the amount scored and the amount remaining
- No corrections to
the remaining amount can be made once the player has thrown again
- The match board is
to be open by 8.15pm with a
start of no later than 8:45pm
- All players must
sign on before the end of the evening
- A team consists of
6 or more players. A minimum of 5
players are allowed to play in the game.
No player is allowed to play twice in the same section. In the event that both teams can only
field 5 players, two singles cannot be played. In this event only a maximum of 15
points can be played for and not the usual 17. It is allowed to play two against one in
the pairs and three against two in the threes. The 2 singles games that
cannot be contested will be considered a walkover and the points awarded
to the complete team. The Captain
of the complete team shall be allowed a choice of 5 players to be part of
the blind draw.
- Teams may select
their threes and pairs, but all match pairings must be decided by a blind
draw by the opposing captain.
- Match format:-
2 x Threes
3 x Pairs
6 x Singles
1 x Captains
6 x Singles
Throw to be decided by nearest to the Bull,
home team to throw first. In the event
both players hit either 25 or Bull, the throw is to be taken again away team
first and then alternating until a winner is decided. If a Bull or 25 is scored, then once the
Scorer has acknowledged it, the dart should be removed. Darts other than a Bull or 25 must not be
moved when making a decision which is closest.
If the Scorer cannot make a decision which is closest then the throw
should be taken again.
- Captain’s game is
to be played by the Nominated Captain; if the Nominated Captain is
unavailable then the Nominated Vice-Captain can play this game. In the event of a tie at the end of the
season, only points earned by the Nominated Captain will count. If both
the Nominated Captain and Nominated Vice-Captain are unavailable, then the
Captains game will be given to the opposing team.
- Any Team or Player
reported for bad behaviour may be banned from the league. Reported Teams or Players will be
discussed and dealt with by the committee.
- Complaints to be
sent in writing to the Secretary and will be dealt with by the
Committee. Their decision will be
- Result sheets will
now constitute two parts (top sheet and bottom carbon copy). Once the game has finished and the sheet
is signed by both Captains, the Captain of the winning side should
retain the TOP copy and the
Captain of the losing side should retain the BOTTOM copy. Each
Captain should then return their copy of the result sheet to the league
secretary. The result (including
Captain’s result, 180’s & 100+ shot-outs) must be reported by the
Saturday following the fixture date (by text, email or preferably the online
result form). The result sheet must
be returned within a fortnight of the fixture date. Failure to report the result by the Saturday will incur a 2 point penalty for the
winning team. Failure to return either copy of the result sheet will incur
a 2 point penalty for the
team whose sheet is missing.
- No matches are to
be called off unless in the event of unforeseen circumstances (in this
event the committee will provide a ruling). Should a team be unable to complete the
fixture on the date specified, providing the opposing team have been
notified more than 24 hours in advance and there has been no other
postponed fixtures then there will be no penalty. Further postponements or postponements
made within 24 hours of the given fixture will attract a 10 point
deduction for the team unable to play.
The fixture should then be replayed at the earliest
convenience. Re-arranged games must
be organised within 7 days of the original fixture and the league
secretary notified of the pending dates.
Re-arranged games must also be completed before the end-of-season
knockouts and provision of two spare weeks will be made in the fixtures
for this purpose. In the event that
the game cannot be replayed, then 11pts shall be awarded to the opposing
team plus the Captains game.
(Captains game will not count towards the Captains Trophy in the
event of a tie)
- End of Season
- Players must be evenly distributed
between the preliminary venues (if more than one)
- Blind draw to be
made by 8.30pm Sharp
- Each Round to be
best of 3 with the exception of the Semi-Finals and Final which are best
- Singles to be
501, pairs to be 601 and trio’s 801
- Start to be
decided by throwing for the Bull and the winner will start legs 1,3 &
5 (if all legs needed)
- Full names and
team names must be given upon registration
- For the venues
allocated for the competitions it is the responsibility of the Captain or
Captains, if more than one team, to ensure the venue is available for the
competition on the given date and that the competition paperwork is
completed correctly and that the results are reported promptly to the
- Eligible players
must have played a minimum of 1/3rd of their teams fixtures and
be available on finals night to be eligible to play for their Divisions
- Volunteer Scorers
will be required for the 1st game on each board, following
that it is the losing player(s) responsibility to provide a competent
Scorer for the next game (should there be one). Should a Scorer not be provided within
5 minutes of the next match being announced then the losing player(s)
shall be excluded from the remainder of the current season and following
seasons knockout competitions
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY KNOCKOUT COMPETITION
RULE COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION
19. Knockout Cup
cup is pre-drawn at start of the season and each round is re-drawn
of preliminary round and round 1 will be entered into
a consolation cup which has also be pre drawn and redrawn at each round.
possible fixtures will be as drawn, with the exception of fixture clashes where
the 1st pairing will take precedence (fixtures will be reviewed
after each round is complete)
Final of each competition will be played at a neutral venue
for the competition is 6 x Singles 1 leg 501, 6 x Singles 1 leg 501, 6 x
Singles 1 leg 501
winning team is the 1st team to reach 10 legs, though all games
should be completed and the final result reported to the result secretary
the teams be tied after all 18 legs have been played, each captain shall
nominate a player to play best of 3 legs 501
usual the home team shall throw first at the bull to decide which player starts
each leg, with the exception of a play off in which case the winner of the bull
shall start the first and final leg.
games unable to be played on the scheduled evening shall be deemed as a
walkover. The team unable to play will
be eliminated and the opposing team shall progress to the next round
20. League Division Winners
winning team for each division shall be the team that has accrued the most
points less any penalties during the complete season. In the event that two or more teams finish on
the same points total, then the result is determined by the total points scored
against each other. If in the unlikely
event that there is still a tie, each captain must nominate a trio to play best
of 3 legs 801 on Finals Night.
21. THE COMMITTEE HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE RULES AND ANY
DECISION MADE BY THE COMMITTEE IS FINAL.
22. ANY TEAM FOUND TO BE BREAKING THE MDDL RULES, MAY BE
EXCLUDED FROM THE LEAGUE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMITTEE.
23. LEAGUE TROPHIES – All annual trophies must be signed for by
a team representative before they can be taken.
The representative will be liable for a £100 replacement fee should the trophy
be missing or returned damaged. If the
team representative is not willing to be responsible for the trophy/trophies
the Committee will retain the trophy until the following year.