THOROLD DART LEAGUE RULES
2023 - 2024
FUN AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE THOROLD DART LEAGUE.
ANY INTENTIONAL DISREGARD TO THESE RULES, WHICH IS FOUND TO BE DETRIMENTAL
TOWARD THE LEAGUE, ITíS MEMBERS AND/OR SPONSORS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND
WILL BE DEALT WITH IMMEDIATELY BY THE LEAGUE CAPTAINS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
1 A NIGHTS MATCH WILL CONSIST OF 5, FIVE MAN TEAM GAMES - 501, 5 DOUBLES - 401, 5 DOUBLES
CRICKET, 5 SINGLES - 301,TO BE PLAYED IN THAT ORDER. ONE POINT AWARDED PER GAME WON.
ANY DEVIATION IN ORDER MUST BE BY MUTUAL CONSENT OF THE TEAMS.
2 ALL GAMES TO START WITH PLAYER DIDDLING CLOSEST TO THE CENTRE, IN TEAM GAMES A PLAYER
IS ONLY ALLOWED TO DIDDLE ONCE AND MUST BE THE TEAMS FIRST SHOOTER.IN TEAMS, DOUBLES
AND SINGLES YOU MUST DOUBLE IN TO START, DOUBLE OUT TO WIN.GAME IS OVER WHEN CLOSING
DOUBLE IS MADE. CRICKET IS OVER WHEN THE TEAM WITH ALL NUMBERS CLOSED HAS MORE OR
EQUAL POINTS THAN THE TEAM WITHOUT THEIR NUMBERS CLOSED. STANDARD LENGTH FOR THROW
LINE IN THE LEAGUE WILL BE 7' 9 1/4Ē
3 A DUMMY SCORE OF TWENTY-SIX WILL BE AWARDED IN TEAM GAMES, DOWN TO AND INCLUDING 100,
WHEN ONLY 4 PLAYERS ARE AVAILABLE.THE DUMMY SCORE WILL NOT BEGIN, NOR WILL THEY MISS
ANY TURNS UNTIL SHORTHANDED TEAM HAS OPENED.IN DOUBLES, CRICKET AND SINGLES THE FIFTH
GAME OF EACH SET IS DEFAULTED WHEN REACHED, AND ONE TEAM HAS ONLY FOUR PLAYERS PRESENT.
4 VISITING TEAM MARKS NAMES UP FIRST AND DIDDLES FIRST.
5 (a).NO PLAYER IS TO PLAY MORE THAN 2 DOUBLES MATCHES PER NIGHT, NO PLAYER IS ALLOWED TO
PLAY MORE THAN ONE DOUBLES MATCH WITH THE SAME PARTNER IN THE SAME NIGHT.
(b). NO PLAYER IS TO PLAY MORE THAN 2 CRICKET MATCHES PER NIGHT, NO PLAYER IS ALLOWED
TO PLAY MORE THAT ONE CRICKET MATCH WITH THE SAME PARTNER IN THE SAME NIGHT.
(c). NO PLAYER IS TO PLAY MORE THAN 1 SINGLES MATCH PER NIGHT.
6 ANY SCORING ERROR, THAT IS NOT DETECTED BEFORE THE FOURTH DART IS THROWN FOLLOWING
THAT ERROR, WILL LEAVE THE SCORE AS IT STANDS, UNLESS BY MUTUAL CONSENT OF THE CAPTAINS.
7 GAMES ARE TO START AT 7:30 p.m., DEADLINE 7:45 p.m.
ANY EXTENSION TO THESE TIMES MUST BE BY MUTUAL CONSENT OF BOTH TEAM CAPTAINS.
ANY GAMES WHICH ARE CANCELED OR ARE PREMATURELY HALTED, MUST BE PLAYED A.S.A.P.
ALL CHANGES MUST BE APPROVED BY LEAGUE EXECUTIVE. ANY TEAM WITHOUT THE REQUIRED
NUMBER (4) OF PLAYERS BY THE DEADLINE TIME WILL FORFEIT THE NIGHTS PLAY AND NO
MAKE UP GAMES WILL BE ALLOWED.
8 TEAMS WINNING BY FORFEIT WILL RECEIVE THEIR TEAM AVERAGE or 12 POINTS. WHICHEVER IS GREATER
TEAMS LOSING BY FORFEIT WILL BE AWARDED 0 POINTS.
9 EACH TEAM WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUBMITTING OF THEIRTEAMíS SCORE.
IF SCORE IS NOT SUBMITTED TO THE LEAGUE STATISTICIAN BY SATURDAY MIDNIGHT FOLLOWING
THE MATCH. DELINQUENT TEAMS WILL RECEIVE 0 POINTS. NO EXCEPTIONS
Teams may either drop the card at the Harry's Drop Box or take a Picture of the card and email it in to
thorolddartleague@gmail.com
10 THE SPONSORS ENTRY FEE OF $150.00 PER TEAM WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH TEAMS
CAPTAIN, AND MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE LEAGUE TREASURER BY Nov. 7/23.
11 INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS FEES OF $50.00 PER PLAYER ARE TO BE PAID TO THE LEAGUE TREASURER AT THE
SECOND LEAGUE MEETING ON Nov. 7/23.ANY PLAYER FEES NOT RECEIVED AT THIS TIME
SHALL INCREASE BY $10.00 PER MAN AND MUST BE PAID BY Dec. 12/23. ALL MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE
MUST HAVE THEIR ENTRY PAID AND WAIVER SHEETS SIGNED, BEFORE PLAYING IN ANY GAMES.
NOTE: ANY TEAM CAUGHT USING UNPAID PLAYERS AFTER DEC 12/23 WILL FORFEIT ENTIRE NIGHTS POINTS.
12 PLAYOFF POSITIONS WILL BE DETERMINED ON THE TOTAL POINTS ACCRUED THROUGHOUT THE
2023 - 2024 SEASONS PLAY. IN THE EVENT OF A TIE, THE TEAM WHICH ACQUIRED THE MOST POINTS,
ON THE NIGHT THE TEAMS MET IN REGULAR SEASON PLAY, WILL BE AWARDED THE HIGHER POSITION.
THE TOP SIX TEAMS WILL FORM THE PYLE DIVISION AND WILL PLAY A ROUND ROBIN PLAYOFF.
THE NEXT SIX TEAMS WILL FORM THE LALONDE DIVISION AND WILL PLAY A ROUND ROBIN PLAYOFF.
THE REMAINING SIX TEAMS WILL FORM THE CLARK DIVISION AND WILL PLAY A ROUND ROBIN PLAYOFF.
TWO HIGHEST TEAMSIN EACH DIV. AFTER ROUND ROBIN WILL PLAY A HOME AND AWAY SERIES TO 21.
13 RULES COMMITTEE WILL CONSIST OF THE CAPTAINS OF EACH TEAM AS WELL AS THE LEAGUE
EXECUTIVE. ALL RULES WILL STAND FOR THE ENTIRE SEASONS PLAY. Feb. 272024 MEETING WILL BE
DESIGNATED AS RULES CHANGE NIGHT. UNLESS BY AGREEMENT OF CAPT. & EXECUTIVE.
14 HIGH OPEN, HIGH CLOSE AND HIGH SCORE POSTED MUST BE BETTERED NOT EQUALED,
UNLESS A MAXIMUM SCORE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED, EXCLUSIVE OF 180, DURING ANY MATCH
INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.ANY SCORE OF 180 OR 9 COUNT,
DURING THE SEASONS PLAY WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THE END OF THE SEASON BY AN AWARD.
15 TEAMS ARE TO CONSIST OF NO MORE THAN 15 MEN.ROSTER SHEETS ARE TO BE FILLED OUT &
RETURNED TO LEAGUE EXECUTIVE BEFORE ANY DARTS ARE THROWN BY ANY PLAYERS IN THE
THOROLD DART LEAGUE. THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH TEAMS CAPTAIN.
16 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PLAYOFFS AND AWARDS, PLAYERS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 9
APPEARANCES DURING THE SEASON, ONE APPEARANCE MUST BE PRIOR TO THE END OF THE
CHRISTMAS BREAK. EXCEPTIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE.
17 A PLAYER, UPON APPROVAL OF THE EXECUTIVE, MAY TRANSFER TO ANOTHER TEAM.THIS
TRANSFER WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED ONCE AND ONLY BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS BREAK.
EXCEPTIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE.
18 DURING THE PLAYOFFS THE VISITING TEAM WILL MARK THEIR PLAYERS UP FIRST AND DIDDLE
FIRST IN THE OPENING GAME.THE FOLLOWING GAMES WILL BE MARKED UP FIRST & DIDDLED
FIRST BY WHICHEVER TEAM LOST THE PREVIOUS GAME. Defaults which occur during the playoffs will
result in a 19 Ė 0 score to the winner.
19 FIVE POINTS TOWARDS YOUR TEAMS LEAGUE STANDING WILL BE AWARDED TO EACH TEAM SHOWING
REPRESENTATION AT THE FOUR LEAGUE MEETINGS.(Sept. 26/23, Nov. 7/23, Dec. 12/23, Feb. 27/24)
ONE POINT PER PLAYER UP TO A MAX. OF 5 PTS.WILL BE AWARDED FOR ATTENDANCE AT ALL LEAGUE
SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS.††† CAPT./CO-CAPT. TOUR. -ONE PT. PER PLAYER, MAX, 2 PTS. IF THEY PLAY
20 FIGHTING IN THE THOROLD DART LEAGUE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY OFFENDERS WILL BE
SUSPENDED TILL REVIEWED BY THE EXECUTIVE.
21 DEFAULTS SHALL BE ADDRESSED BY THE EXECUTIVE AS REQUIRED.
22 TEAMS MUST CARRY 51% OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR PLAYERS TO KEEP TEAMS STANDING IN THE LEAGUE.
23 EACH SPONSOR MUST SUPPLY A LEAGUE APPROVED DART BOARD FOR LEAGUE & PLAYOFF GAMES
26 A PLAYER IN THE THOROLD DART LEAGUE THROWING A 26 COUNT SHALL REFER TO IT AS
A "PETER CLARK" OUT OF RESPECT OF HIS MEMORY.