- PLAYERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE.
If any team plays somebody who is under 21, all games that the player was
involved in will be forfeited to the opposing team.
- A dart team can consist of
up to 8 members; 4 regular players, and up to 4
subs. These players must be listed on the team card to be eligible to play
in a dart match. Substitutes can be
added to your roster after week 2, and up until the sub deadline for whichever league you are playing. No players will be added
after these dates. Players must play in at least 16 regular season games
to be eligible for the playoffs and/or to establish an average.
- Players wishing to switch
team can do so before the mid-point of the season, providing they have not
played in a match and are not moving from a higher division to a lower
division. Once a player has played
in a match for a team he or she cannot switch to another team.
ONLY THE PLAYERS ON YOUR ORIGINAL ROSTER WILL BE
ELIGIBLE FOR THE FIRST 2 WEEKS OF PLAY. Once
your roster has been submitted, changes are not permitted until week 3.
- When filling out rosters, please include all
information requested even if the player has played in previous years. It
is necessary to keep our records updated.
- Include emails and phone numbers for EACH player. We
communicate with players mostly via email, so the more emails that we
have, the better.
- Include all subs on your roster, as it will put you
in the correct division and will eliminate problems with CAPs when wanting
to add a sub in the future.
- Nicknames can only be 7 spaces.
- Be sure to let us know if a player is new or not. If
the player has played in league and you notice that we have given them a
“NEW PLAYER START STAT”, please be honest and bring it to our attention.
- Substitutes cannot be
added for the first 2 weeks of play. There will be no make-up matches for
the first 2 weeks due to teams not having subs or enough players.
- Teams cannot add subs
after the sub deadline, which is the last 2 weeks of regular season play.
- If you would like a player
added to your roster, you may email, Heather@valleyvending.com
or come into valley vending. If adding a player at valley vending plan on
2 trips, as avg and division cap need to be checked and it may take some
time, especially if coordinator is not in the building when you stop in.
- Substitutes cannot be
added if they put the team over the division or league cap.
- Players entered, as subs
on the dart machine must add the player to team as stated above. Players entered on machine are subject
to Opposing Captains approval.
- All player additions to
teams after league start-up meeting are subject to division cap &
approval of league coordinator.
Once a player has been substituted out of a match, he/she
cannot return to league play for that night.
A new “SUB ADD” link will be set up for each league. It
will show ALL subs added throughout the season, along with their start stats,
the date they came in and which team they are on. This will allow all members
of a team to have access to any team’s sub adds at any given time.
- Only players listed on the
team roster, on the ‘sub add’ list or in the standing sheets are
considered legal players. Players shooting under an assumed name are
- Any player who is under
the age of 21 is considered an illegal player.
- Any games that an illegal
player was involved in will be forfeited to the opposing team.
- All CRICKET players are
handicapped based on their MPR (Marks Per Round) averages. The “spot marks” method will be used. All 501 matches will use the “spot points”
method of handicapping. Players
must type their averages into the machine before the start of the
match. MPR (Marks Per Round) and
PPD (Points Per Dart) averages will appear on the “standing sheets” on our
website at www.valleyvending.com. NEW PLAYERS receive a handicap of 1.8N
for Cricket (2.0N for A division) or 18.0 for 501.
- START STATS are a combined
average of your 2 most previous seasons in that league. If you only have 1 average for the
league that you are applying, we WILL combine it with your most recent
average from another league, if available.
If you ONLY have 1 average in any league, we will use that average.
We do have stats going back to the ‘90’s, so we can dig deep. Start stats are only used for the
first 2 weeks, then you use your established average on week 3 of
play, provided you have played 2 full weeks.
need to have played in at least 16 games to establish an average in each
All subs added after the start of the season are subject to
review by the league committee and (or) Valley Vending. Subs must fit under CAP
on the original roster AND with current stats. If a sub only fits in one
of these criteria, it IS possible to have this sub add sent to the committee
for a vote. If the committee passes the addition to the team, then the captain
will be notified of the committee ruling, and the sub will be added.
- New male players in A division
are started with a 2.0N avg. Female players in A div are started with a
1.8N All other divisions, new players start at 1.8N avg.
- TEAM SCORES are made up of
the averages of the top 4 shooters on the team. This includes substitutes.
TEAM SCORES AND DIVISIONING will be available for everybody
to view before the actual schedule is finalized and the season starts.
This will allow the players to let us know if any changes need to be made
before anything has officially begun for the season.
- Dart matches are scheduled
to start at 7:00pm. The home team
will have from 6:30-6:45pm. to warm up and the visiting team will have
Dartboard usage is on a ‘first come,
first serve’ basis. Valley Vending does not assigned dartboards to certain
teams. There is no “higher division chooses board” rule. Some locations will
allow a team to claim a dartboard for the season, and that is the right of each
- If only 3 players are
present at the start of a match, they can request a 15 min. grace period
for the 4th player to show up.
If at the end of the 15 mins. the 4th player has not
showed up the match must begin with only 3 players. The 4th slot will be left
blank. If the 4th player
arrives during the match, he or she can fill the blank spot. In Cricket the missing players slot is
left blank. In 501 the missing players slot is tapped down to 251.
- A team is classified as
late if only 2 or fewer players are present at 7:00pm. If the team does not show by 7:30 it is
- FORFEITS WILL BE HANDLED
IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
Avg. win %. (If less than .500, the
score will be 7-6)
The score from the previous meeting if
greater than win%.
The average match score, the
forfeiting team has incurred during the season. (Team must have in at least 7
- There will be no make-up
matches or rescheduling the first 2 weeks of play. Only the players on the
original roster are eligible for weeks 1 & 2. If teams do not have
enough players, the match will continue with 3 players, or the match will
be forfeited. Scores for the opposing team will be the team’s win
percentage decided half-way through the season.
- There is NO STORM
POLICY. We live in the North
Country and the weather is very unpredictable. We leave it up to the
captains to communicate with each other and figure out a solution if the
weather is bad. Teams can either play, or reschedule.
- The team captains must
submit a reschedule date to the league office within 1 week of the match or the league office will set a
date for the match to be played.
- The reschedule date must
be before the last night
of regular season league play.
- Notify the league office
of rescheduled matches. There is a 24-hour voicemail box where
you can leave a message - 518-561-0300 ext. 123- Heather, or by e-mail,
- Matches re-scheduled
during the first half of the season must be made up before the start of the second half of the season.
- Make-up matches are to be
played at the same location that the original match was scheduled to be
- There will be no
rescheduling matches due to a team playing in other sporting engagements
such as softball, horseshoes, bowling, etc…. ( unless the opposing captain/location has agreed )
- Please do your best to
avoid rescheduling matches. Players arrange their work schedules and find
babysitters, etc… for a certain night of play.
The locations also need to make arrangements for
your teams playing on a certain night. Monday night darts is supposed to
be Monday night darts, not whenever it is convenient for your team to
play. Hence why we add substitutes to your rosters, so you have back-up
players in case an emergency arises with a main player. If re-scheduled matches become a habit
for certain teams, you may end up forfeiting matches.
- All players will abide by ALL or ANY NYS rules set
in place by the location at the time you are competing. The guidelines set
forth are to protect our players, other bar patrons and staff, and are to
be respected at all times. Any player who refuses
to abide by the rules and regulations will be terminated immediately from
the league. Valley Vending leagues
will not tolerate our players putting any of our locations at risk of
fines or loss of license. This is a strict policy that will be carried
PROBLEMS & BARRED PLAYERS
- In the event, that a home
team location is unable to accommodate a regularly scheduled league match,
(due to closings or other events) the match will be played at the visiting
team’s location. If the visiting
team can not host the match either, then the
home team captain can select a neutral site within the sponsorship of the
- A make-up match must be
played at the location that the original match was scheduled to be played.
- Location management has the right to govern the
rules of conduct in their establishment.
It is expected that each and every player
and spectators in the league will adhere to and respect those rules of
- BARRED PLAYERS must either
get a substitute to replace them, get permission from location management
to come and play there, or forfeit the match. NOTE: A match will NOT be moved to a neutral
location because a player is barred from a location.
- If any match is played in a location other than
where the original match was supposed to take place without the consent of
the home location AND Valley Vending, both teams who played will receive
forfeits (13 losses).
Sponsoring locations with more teams playing at home than
boards available, the sponsoring location has authority on what order matches
will be played. (Contact the location) This includes playoffs.
- Standings will be updated by the end of the day
on Thursday. In some cases, the dartboards do not
communicate, and the coordinator must retrieve such stats from the
dartboards manually. The locations hours of operations or dartboard
mechanical issues may slow down this process.
IN THE STANDINGS:
- The team with the most
wins combined against the opposing team will win the tiebreaker. If they are even in this category, then
the seeding for the playoffs will be determined by the previous week’s
standings. A mini-playoff match
will determine ties for Division Championships if season scores are equal
- Playoffs are to be called
in the night of the match to 518-561-0300 ext. 123. Leave a message
stating which team you are, who you played and the final score. The boards
do not communicate playoffs scores, as it is not part of the regular
- Playoff matches are a race
- Matches are single
elimination. When you lose, you are
eliminated from play, unless you are in the top 4, you will continue on to play for 3rd place.
- The higher seeded team
gets home board advantage.
- Players need 16 games to be eligible for playoffs.
- Round 1 of Playoff
brackets work in the following ways:
- A & B Divisions - 9 or more teams in division – top 6
teams make playoffs
8 or less teams in division – top 4
teams make playoffs
- All other divisions -
9 or more teams in division – top 8 teams make playoffs
8 or less teams in division – top 6
6 or less teams in division – top 4
team receives money back (per win) at the end of the season.**
leagues will receive half of the below amounts)**
- Trophies –
- 1st Place Season (4 per team)
- 1st Place Playoffs (4 per team)
- Medals –
- 2nd Place Season (4 per team)
- 3rd Place Season (4 per team)
- Plaques –
- Location Plaque for 1st Place
- Monetary Payouts –
- 1st Place Playoffs - $100 per
- 2nd Place Playoffs - $75 per team
- 3rd Place Playoffs - $50 per team
- League dues are $20.00 per week. ($5 per player)
- Dues will be entered into the dartboard each
week. Your match will not start
until dues are paid in full for THAT WEEK ONLY.
- Dues are still required to be paid for forfeited
matches, as there are still payouts for
- This is now the ONLY method used to pay dues. We
will no longer take payments in the store.
- ALL FUNDS FROM LEAGUE DUES ARE PAID BACK TO THE
PLAYERS via cash prizes, trophies/awards, playoff money and banquet funds.
- If any team decides to
drop out of league during the season, they are still responsible for dues
until the end of THAT round of play. A round of play consists of each team
playing each other once. This is because the opposing teams who receive
“forfeits” due to your team not competing still receive wins, thus still
- We encourage teams to not
drop out and to try to look for other players to fill any voids on your
rosters. A lot of time and work goes into creating the leagues. Situations
such as these change the scheduling, therefore is unfair to the locations
who paid a sponsorship fee to host your team in their location, and to the
other players in your division. Players take certain nights off from work,
and some find babysitters because they WANT to play darts, not so they can
receive a forfeit or have a BYE.
- Dart committees are formed to help with situations or
changes to the league that arise during the season, including sub adds. An
email is sent out to the committee including the situation at hand, they
email me back with their ‘vote’.
- DART COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE NOW THE CAPTAINS OF EACH
DIVISION OF EACH LEAGUE. (for example, the
committee for A Division Monday League is the Captains of
JUST the A Division Monday League) We are hoping this will make
voting a little more fair around the board. The only people voting ABOUT
each situation are the teams who are directly AFFECTED BY each situation.
- We will never tell anybody
that they cannot have a “smoke break”. However, please do not take
advantage of this situation. Go smoke when you are not scheduled to play. A 5-minute break is a lot different than
a 15-minute break. Please be respectful to the opposing team, as 3-4 smoke
breaks a night is a little excessive and can add up to an additional 45
minutes to an hour of ‘breaks’ on any given dart night. If you need to go have a smoke, please
do so respectfully and hurry back, especially if players are waiting
specifically for you to continue play.
- Each team is allotted 15
minutes of practice time before the match begins. Please use this time to
practice. It is not permitted to practice during your match or in-between
games, with the exception of, a new sub entering
- Protesting a match should
be a last resort. We urge teams to
try and work out their differences rather than file a protest. Unless they obviously go against a set
league rule, the league committee will not overrule any agreement made by
the two captains during a match, but an agreement made between the 2
captains at 7:00pm will still be the agreement at 10:00pm.
office must be notified of the intent to protest within 24 hours of the match.
protests must be submitted in writing to the league office within 48 hours of
the match in question.
protests must be accompanied by a $10.00 protest fee, which will be refunded if
the protest is upheld.
opposing team will be notified of the protest and will have one week to respond
in writing before a ruling is made.
protests will be forwarded to the dart committee for a ruling.
- The league reserves the
right to have an individual or individuals removed from league play for
unsportsmanlike conduct. This could
include abuse of equipment, providing an unfriendly atmosphere for
visiting teams, and fighting during or immediately following a league
match. Any reported and confirmed
abuse of Dart Machines will not be tolerated. Teams will forfeit any remaining games
of a match if a machine is knocked out of order by abuse.
The league reserves the right to make any necessary rule changes
to help facilitate a harmonious atmosphere within the league. Valley Vending Service, Inc. is the
sanctioning body of this league.