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1. The Committee

The committee shall consist a minimum of 3 members and a maximum of 5 members with equal voting rights.

The committee may elect volunteers to serve as co-opted members for specific functions.
Co-opted members have no voting rights on the committee.

In order to ensure stability and continuity, the committee positions of Secretary, Treasurer are considered as permanent positions unless the person resigns or is replaced through a majority decision on a Captain’s Meeting motion.

In the event of a vacancy for one of the permanent committee positions, a replacement will be appointed by the Captains.

1.1 President

Selected on an annual basis by a closed vote of the attending Captains from those who choose to stand for the position. Duties include:

  • Leads committee
  • Call meetings (committee & Captain’s Meetings)
  • Procurement and handling of prizes
  • Prize giving
  • Takes note of new teams (reviews venues etc.)
  • Booking of venues for special fixtures (Singles/Doubles/Open Events & Finals Night).

1.2 Vice President

Selected on an annual basis by a closed vote of the attending Captains from those who choose to stand for the position. Duties include:

  • Deputising at prize giving in the absence of the PRESIDENT.
  • Takes over role of PRESIDENT if PRESIDENT vacates role for any reason during the season.
  • Supports PRESIDENT with his duties.

1.3 Secretary

Selected on an annual basis by a closed vote of the attending Captains from those who choose to stand for the position in the event that the SECRETARY vacates the position. Duties include:

  • General day to day organisation of fixtures
  • Sends out e-mails on behalf of committee
  • League schedule, Team Knock-Out schedule, Singles, Doubles & Open Events
  • Locations,
  • Recording of scoring,
  • Administration of League Status/Team Knock-Out/Best Players etc.
  • Web-site, Facebook, Twitter

1.4 Vice Secretary

Selected on an annual basis by a closed vote of the attending Captains from those who choose to stand for the position in the event that the Vice SECRETARY vacates the position. Duties include:

  • General day to day organisation of fixtures
  • Sends out e-mails on behalf of committee
  • League schedule, Team Knock-Out schedule, Singles, Doubles & Open Events
  • Locations,
  • Recording of scoring,
  • Administration of League Status/Team Knock-Out/Best Players etc.
  • Web-site, Facebook, Twitter

1.5 Treasurer

Selected on an annual basis by a closed vote of the attending Captains from those who choose to stand for the position in the event that the TREASURER vacates the position. Duties include:

  • Handling of all financial matters
  • Handling sponsorship of League.

2. The Captain’s Meeting

An annual Captain’s Meeting will be scheduled after summer break.

All changes to the rules will be discussed at this meeting, and it remains the Captain’s Meeting decision before any changes are implemented.

Any proposals for changes must be sent to the Committee at luxdartsleague@hotmail.com and will be incorporated in the agenda which will be circulated to all Captains at least one day before the meeting.

All votes will be majority decisions i.e. to make any change to the statutes the proposal must receive more than 50% of all attending Captain’s votes.

3. Prizes

All team members are eligible for all Prizes awarded during the season. The prizes are as follows:

3.1 Individual Awards

  • Singles Champion – Winners Trophy
  • Singles Runner-up – Runner Up Trophy
  • 1st Division Best Player – Trophy
  • 2nd Division Best Player – Trophy
  • 3rd Division Best Player – Trophy
  • Highest Score – Trophy
  • Fastest Finish – Trophy
  • Largest Check-out – Trophy

3.2 Pair Awards

  • Finals Night Mix-Doubles Champions – Trophy
  • Doubles Champions – Winners Trophies
  • Doubles Runner-up – Runner Up Trophies

3.3. Team Awards

  • 1st Division Champions – Winners Trophy
  • 1st Division Runners-up – Runners Up Trophy
  • 2nd Division Champions – Winners Trophy
  • 2nd Division Runners-up – Runners Up Trophy
  • 3rd Division Champions – Winners Trophy
  • 3rd Division Runners-up – Runners Up Trophy
  • Team Knock-Out Trophy Champions – Winners Trophy
  • Team Knock-Out Trophy Runners-up – Runners Up Trophy
  • Team Knock-Out Shield Champions – Winners Trophy
  • Team Knock-Out Shield Runners-up – Runners Up Trophy

4. Team  Organization

4.1 Teams

Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 players.

4.2 Captains

Each team must choose a Captain & Vice Captain from the members.

4.3 Venues

Each team must designate a home location/venue and this location must be found within the city limits of Luxembourg City.

4.4 Multiple Teams in one Venue

It’s generally accepted that a maximum of 2 teams are allowed to use the same location in any given season, however if there are 2 boards available then another team may be added.

4.5 Communication at Start of the Season

Each team must communicate to the committee by e-mail to luxdartsleague@hotmail.com the details of their team. The details required can be found in the document : Appendix A.

5. Match Organization

5.1 League Fixtures

All league fixtures should be played on the night designated on the fixture list. If this is not possible, the game must be played at the latest within 14 days of the date of the match. If the captains cannot agree to a date, the game must be played on the fixture list date. Matches can start any time between 20:00 and 20:45.

5.2 Fixtures Team Make-up

5.2.1 Minimum  N° of  Players

Teams can play a league fixture with a minimum of 2 players (2 singles; team game missing two throws each round and 1 doubles). When there are 3 players present then 3 singles; team game missing one throw each round, and 1 doubles can be played.

5.2.2 Team Order

If a team is playing with less than 4 players, they are placed in strict order in the singles with blank spaces for the missing players in the final positions (no captain’s prerogative). Similarly for the doubles (though there must be 2 players for a doubles game). Thus if a team only has 3 players, the 4th singles position is left free and obviously the 2nd doubles position is also kept free. If there are only 2 players then they must play at 1 and 2 in the singles as well as playing the 1st doubles. The captain is not obliged to make a complete selection for the singles, but if he does not, as he is waiting for possible other players to arrive, then he must inform the opposing captain of his incomplete selection with the number of places not filled in. The opposing captain then has the right to not show the other captain his remaining selections for the places not completed. The captain must also put down the next player in his place before the previous match is finished otherwise that next match is forfeited. No player can be placed into the 2nd doubles after the draw for the 1st doubles has been made, thus all people playing in the 2 doubles must be written onto the score sheet at the beginning of the 1st doubles.

5.2.3 Players late for the Game

If players are put down to play and do not arrive by the time that game would be played, that game is forfeited.

5.2.4 Leg Format for Matches

In all divisions, singles matches will be the best of three legs of 501,as will the doubles, whilst the team game is one leg of 1001.

5.2.5 Available Players for each Season

No new player (to that team) can play in the last 2 games of the regular season. This means that a player who has played for that team in the past can play, whilst only players who have played during the current season can participate in play-off matches.

5.2.6 Season Transfer Period

A transfer period is being established between the final match in December and the first match in January of the same season. During this period a player may choose to move to any other team, the player will now be able to play in all league matches up to and including the last 2 league matches & play-offs, however this player will now be cup-tied, that is they will not be able to play in the Team Knock-out Competitions if they’ve already played in the Team Knock-Out for their original team. Any transfers must be notified to the committee luxdartsleague@hotmail.com before the first Wednesday of the season in January.

5.2.7 Result sheets

Each team (Home and Away) must SEPARATELY submit the result of their match (by e-mail or text), no later than Monday after the match. The singles matches must also be communicated at the captain’s earliest opportunity, this may also be done by e-mail or text. The completed Results Sheet can be sent by e-mail or scanned document or as an electronic attachment (xls/doc formats) to the committee, at luxdartsleague@hotmail.com. The results sheet must show clearly the overall result of the match and the result of the single games including full names of the players (Forename & Surname).

5.2.8 Beer Leg

A BEER LEG may be played at the end of a match. The format will be the same as the match Team Leg, one leg of 1001.

6. Division Organization

6.1 League Organization

Each team will play each other team in their division in a double round robin format. This will mean each team will play each other team home & away.

6.2 Match Results

Each match must result in a winner. The winning team will receive 2 points while the losing team will receive 0 points. Seven game points are available in each match producing the results as follows: 7-0, 6-1, 5-2, 4-3.

6.3 Division Winners

The winner of either division will be determined by the number of match points won.

6.4  3 Division Structure (18 teams or less )

winter-and summer season

6.4.1 Automatic Division Relegation & Promotion

If there are 3 divisions, there will be automatic relegation of the 2 teams in the bottom places from the 1st Division replaced by the teams in 1st & 2nd place from the 2nd Division. There will be automatic relegation of the 2 teams in the bottom places from the 2nd Division replaced by the teams in 1st & 2nd place from the 3rd Division.

6.4.2 Level Teams in Divisional Places

If there are 2 or more teams on level points at the end of the season in the following positions:

  • “Champions place – 1st place in 1st Division”, or
  • “Promotion place – 1st place in 2nd & 3rd Division” or
  • “Relegation places – bottom place in 1st & 2nd Division”

then the final positions will be determined by taking into account the results of the matches between the teams concerned.

For example:
If two teams are equal then if team A has beaten team B both times during the season then team A will be classified higher than team B. However if the 2 teams won 1 match each then there would be a play-off to determine positions. This rule would also apply if there were 3 or more teams on equal points.

6.5  2 Division Structure (19 teams or more)

6.5.1 Automatic Division Relegation & Promotion

If there are 2 divisions, there will be automatic relegation of the teams in the bottom 3 places from the 1st division replaced by the teams in the top 3 places of 2nd division.

6.5.2 Level Teams in Divisional Places

If there are 2 or more teams on level points at the end of the season then the final positions will be determined by taking into account the results of the matches between the teams concerned.

For example:
If two teams are equal then if team A has beaten team B both times during the season then team A will be classified higher than team B. However if the 2 teams won 1 match each then there would be a play-off to determine positions. This rule would also apply if there were 3 or more teams on equal points.

6.6 Payment

Each team participating in the league must pay a fee of 50 € per year, irrespective of their participation in other competitions.

7. Annual Events

The following annual events are organised by the committee:

7.1 Singles Knock-out Competition

The singles competition will be straight knock-out. Each match in the rounds up to and including the Semi-Finals will consist of 3 legs of 501. The final and 3rd & 4th Play-Off will be 5 legs of 501. This will be played on a selected Wednesday of season. This may be varied from season to season by the organisers at their discretion.
Participation will include only those players playing for teams in the league divisions.

7.2 Doubles Knock-out Competition

The doubles knock-out competition will be straight knock-out. Each match in the rounds up to and including the Semi-Finals will consist of 3 legs of 501. The final and 3rd & 4th Play-Off will be 5 legs of 501. This will be played on a selected wednesday during the season. This may be varied from season to season by the organisers at their discretion. Participation will include only those players playing for teams in the league divisions.

7.3 Ladies Singles & Doubles Knock-Out Competition

They will be straight knock-out. Each match in the rounds up to and including the Semi-Finals will consist of 3 legs of 501. The final and 3rd & 4th Play-Off will be 5 legs of 501. The ladies singles and doubles competition will be played the same day on a selected wednesday during the season. This may be varied from season to season by the organisers at their discretion. Participation will include only those players playing for teams in the league divisions.

7.4 Finals Night Doubles

The final night’s mixed-doubles competition will be straight knock-out. Each pairing will be decided on the night, with all players being split into two pots A & B (to be decided by the committee on the night); and each pair will come one from pot A and one from Pot B. Each match in the rounds up to and including the Semi-Finals will consist of 3 legs of 301. The Final will be 3 legs of 501. This will be played on the finals night at the end of the season. Participation will include only those players playing for teams in the league divisions.

7.5 Team Knock-out Competitions

The opening round will include all teams with the winners entering the Team Knock-out Trophy while the losers entering the Team Knock-out Shield. The subsequent rounds of the team knock-out competitions will be straight knock-out, and matches will be played throughout the season. All matches will follow the stipulated structure: 4 singles (best of 3 legs of 501); 1 Team games (best of 1 leg of 1001) and 2 doubles games (best of 3 legs of 501). This will be played on selected Wednesday of season. No new players are allowed to play in the cup matches ( rule for ¼ finals ½ finals and finals), they must have played at least 3 matches before during the season for the team in the league and be listed in their teams player list.

8. Rearranged Matches

In the event that any match is rearranged then both captains must inform the committee & luxdartsleague@hotmail.com before the date of the rearrangement within the required time period. If neither team inform the committee then both teams will forfeit the match.

8.1 Request to Rearrange

If any team is unable to play and requests a reschedule, but the other team refuses, then the game must go ahead in accordance with the schedule, if the team doesn’t show up then the team in attendance will receive a 7-0 victory. In this case, for league matches, the team who are in attendance must provide the committee the names of the 4 players who would have played singles and each will be given a 2-0 victory. This is required for the divisional Best Player results.

9. Divisional best Player

The best player for each division will be decided by the results of the singles matches within each divisional match. Each player will receive 3pts for a 2-0 win; 2pts for a 2-1 win and 1pt for a 2-1 loss, and the player with the most points, or if there is a tie, then the most legs won will be crowned. If the results of the singles are not communicated to the committee within the required time period then these results will not be included in the Best Player result.

Luxembourg, September 2014