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CANNON DART ASSOCIATION (1997)
CANNON AFB, NEW MEXICO
SECTION I - CONSTITUTION (AS OF 20 NOV. 97 )
The Cannon Dart Association (CDA)
is formed to:
SECTION II -
A league is defined as a number of players o r dart teams playing at least one match against each team in the league or didvision of the league on a regularly scheduled day or dys of the week.
The association shall establish a competitive season(s). Each season(s) shall consist of a minimum number of weeks to allow each team to compete with every team within their division at least twice.
A team captain/reprsentative is responsible for the conduct of the team members, the accuracy of the score sheets, ensuring team representation of all Board of Governors meetings.
Once play has commenced there shall be no substitutions, unless both team captains agree. Each player may play in one to four games of the match, but may not play in more than one singles, one doubles 501 and one doubles cricket.
Three players shall be considered a legal but incomplete team. An incomplete team may participate in doubles and team matches, but will only be allowed to throw his/her turn (i.e. 1 against 2, 3 against 4).
The singles game shall be played first (in order of the players listed), the doubles games next and then the team game last.
All games will be played on one dartboard unless agreed by both team captains to play on two boards.
TIME / DAY
Not more than five minutes may elapse, except before team game, between games or legs. Team captains will be responsible for keeping the match moving as quickly as possible.
The league recognizes that many of our members, active duty military or civilian employed on base, are frequently required to work abnormal hours. Any military commitment is considered a valid reason to reschedule a match. It is NOT the league officers responsibility to verify reasons for rescheduling. Flexibility is and must be the league's bottom line.
In case of default, the opposing team will be awarded nine (9) wins and the defaulting team nine (9) losses.
Protests must be communicated to the league President within one week of the match by an explanation on the Result Report or otherwise in writing.
Pro test and the Rules commitee whose decision may be appealed to the Board of Governors, in which the teams involved shall have no vote, shall decide any possible penalties resulting. the Board of Governors may only override a decision of the Rules commitee on a majority of its members.
S E C T I O N III - G E N E R A L P L A Y I N G R U L E S
A throw shall consist of three unless a leg or game is finished in less than three darts or unless the game being played calls for less than three darts.
Any dart that falls from the throwing hand and lands between th e throwing line and the wall of the dartboard cannot be rethrown. Any dart bouncing off or falling out of the board shall not be rethrown, except for throws for the middle to start a leg or game (diddle).
All throws shall be made from behind the throwing line and between an imaginary stright line extending either side from the throwing line.
Any participant involved in a game or leg may not practice on another board or the game board once the game has begun.
STARTING A GAME
In league games, best 2 of 3, the loser of the first leg starts the second leg without a throw for the middle.If a third leg becomes necessary, the middle is thrown with the visiting team throwing first.
In tournament games, best 2 of 3, if the second leg is cricket, the middle must be thrown, first, by the loser of the of the first leg. If the second leg is 501, the loser of the first leg starts in the second leg without a throw for the middle. The middle is always thrown for if there is a third leg.
In doubles games the player throwing for the middle shall throw first for his/her side for the first leg.The other two players that did not throw for the middle the first leg will throw for the middle on the second leg, if necessary.
When throwing for the middle the dart must remain in the board in order to count. Additional throws may be made until the dart remains in the board. Should the dart of the second thrower dislodge the dart of the first thrower, a rethrow by the first thrower shall be made.
Rethrows shall be called for if the scoerer cannot decide which dart is nearer the middle, if both are in the double bull, or if both are in the single bull. If a rethrow is required, the order of the throwers will be reversed.
Either diddler may acknowledgr the first dart as a double or a single bull and ask for that dart to be removed prior to his/her throw.
SCORING I N GENERAL
It is the responsibilty of the player to verify his/her written score before removing darts from the board. Errors in arithmetic shall stand as written on the scoreboard unless corrected prior to the next throw of the player or team whose scorer is in error.
For a QP to count, the darts thrown to get the QP must be in countable numbers. This is especially important in cricket.
You hit a single 20, triple 20 and then double 19 and your opponent has already closed the 20's. You do not get credit for six marks because only three 20's are countable.
You only need 2 bulls to win the game and you hit a single bull and then a double bull. You do not get credi for three bulls because you need two to win. The third bull is not countable.
You have everything closed but are down 100 points and your opponent has closed the 20's so you hit two triple 20's. You do not get credit for 6 marks since you only need 5 (6 19's would count).
A player may only play for one team in the league in any season and once they have played for that team they may not play for any other team, unless the team they have played for has withdrawn from the league.
Aplayer must be a paid member of the league to participate in a match with a team. Any games played by non-members may be declared a forfeit in favor of the opposing team.
To play for a team in a playoff or challenge match a player must have played for that team in at least two matches of the regular season.
Posted May 11, 1998