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Rocket City Dart Association ByLaws (ARCHIVED 2012)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.      NAME_ 2

II.   PURPOSE_ 2

III.        DEFINITIONS2

IV.       MEMBERSHIP_ 2

V.         FEES3

VI.       ELECTED OFFICIALS3

VII.      BOARD OF DIRECTORS3

VIII.         ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD_ 4

IX.        DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS4

X.         GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS5

XI.        EXPENSES5

XII.      RECALL OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS6

XIII.         SUSPENSION OF MEMBERS6

XIV.         LEAGUE_ 6

A. SPORTSMANSHIP_ 6

B.  TEAM CAPTAINS6

            D. LADIES LEAGUE                                                                                                                                                       7

XVI HOCKEY LINE_ 9

XVII SCORING_ 9

XVIII THROWING CORK (Bull’s-eye)10

XIX TIES AND PLAYOFFS10

XX  FORFEITURES10

XXI AWARDS11

XXII INDEMNIFICATION_ 11

XXIII DISSOLUTION_ 11

XXIV POLICY AND RULE CHANGES11

REVISED

August 25, 2007

June 14, 2008

August 17, 2012

  1. NAME
  2. PURPOSE
    1. Sponsoring and organizing league play and local tournaments.
    2. Contribute to the betterment of the community through donations to local and national charities.
    3. Helping to sponsor players to compete at the regional and national levels.
    4. Establishing a goal to sponsor, in conjunction with the ADO, a regional and then a national tournament on a yearly basis.
  3. DEFINITIONS
    1. Whenever the word “game” is used it shall mean any single competition recognized as cricket or “01”, played in any event. 
    2. A “Match” constitutes the total number of games in an event.
    3. An “Event”  constitutes a competition between two (2) players/teams
    4. Whenever the word “member” is used it shall mean a person who has obtained membership in the RCDA.
    5. References to him or her in these by-laws are interchangeable.
  4. MEMBERSHIP
  5. FEES
  6. ELECTED OFFICIALS
  7. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Statistician, ADO Representative/Parliamentarian, Membership Chairman, Promotions Representative, and Past President.
    2. The Board shall meet as needed.
    3. Any person or persons may attend an open Board meeting.  Open is defined as a meeting in which any member (person) may attend and be recognized by the President, or presiding officer, should said member (person) wish to address the board to propose issues relevant to the RCDA.  Occasionally, the board of directors can declare a meeting as closed when dealing with issues relevant to the placement of persons or teams within a division or on personal issues brought to the board for discussion.   During a closed meeting, ONLY the board of directors shall be present.
    4. Any member has the right to address the Board provided he has requested to do so prior to the start of the meeting.
    5. Two-thirds of the entire Board must be in attendance to constitute a quorum.
    6. When the President and Vice President are unavailable, temporarily or permanently, the ADO Representative shall serve as President.  In the temporary absence of the President, Vice President, and the ADO Representative, no quorum shall exist.
    7. All meetings will be conducted under the guidelines of Robert’s Rules of Order.
    8. Board members are required to attend all meetings.  Failure to attend may result in that Board member being recalled.
    9. The Board is responsible for enforcing the bylaws, and may not make a vote that goes against these bylaws.
    10. Refer appropriate disputes between teams or individuals to the Grievance Committee.
  8.   ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
    1. The Administrative Board will meet as needed and will consist of the Board of Directors and all Team Captains.
    2. The duties of the Administrative Board shall be to serve, guide and assist the President and League as necessary.
    3. Two-thirds of the Board of Directors and two-thirds of the Team Captains must be present to constitute a quorum.
    4. All meetings shall be conducted under the guidelines of Robert’s Rules of Order.
  9. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
    1. Be the chief executive of the organization and as such preside over all meetings of the Board(s) and over all meetings of the general membership in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.
    2. Decide all questions of order.
    3. Be ex-officio member of all committees.
    4. Appoint committees as needed with Board of Directors approval.
    5. Appoint the Membership Chairman and the Promotions Representative for a period of one year. Appointments shall not be a member whose spouse or significant other is an elected official.
    6. Perform any other duties as outlined in these by-laws.
    7. Assume all duties of the President in the absence of the President.
    8. Assist the Treasurer in the collection of all overdue monies.
    9. Serve as Chairman of the Grievance Committee.
    10. Perform any other duties as outlined inthese by-laws or assigned by the President.
    11. Review and update the bylaws after each General Membership meeting.
    12. Keep all minutes of the meetings of the Board(s) and of meetings of the general membership.
    13. Distribute a copy of the minutes and notices to team captains who, in turn, will provide this information to their respective teams.
    14. Distribute all meeting notices to the general membership.
    15. Perform any other duties as outlined in these by-laws or assigned by the President.
    16. Collect monies and have charge of all financial books, papers and documents as the Board of Directors may direct. 
    17. Make available for review all financial records to any member in good standing of the RCDA.
    18. Perform any other duties as outlined in these by-laws or assigned by the President.
    19. Receive all score sheets and league fees weekly.
    20. Prepare a report of league standings to be available prior to league play on each league night.
    21. Perform any other duties outlined in these by-laws or assigned by the President.
    22. Be compensated as determined annually by the Board of Directors.
    23. Maintain a current list of all members of the RCDA.
    24. Be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.
    25. Be responsible for coordinating recruiting new players.
    26. Perform any other duties outlined by these by-laws or assigned by the President.
  10. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
  11. EXPENSES
  12. RECALL OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
  13.  SUSPENSION OF MEMBERS
  14. LEAGUE
    1. Good sportsmanship shall be the prevailing attitude during all RCDA sponsored events in which you are representing the RCDA
    2. Attempts to distract an opponent while he is throwing will not be tolerated.  Complaints may result in the Board taking disciplinary action.
    3. Any infractions considered un-sportsmanlike shall be brought before the Board of Directors and actions taken will be decided by the Board. Physical confrontations will not be tolerated and may result in suspension.
    4. At the start of each season, the Team Captain will ensure that their Team Fee and Players dues will be paid and turned into the league on the first night of league play. 
    5. Be responsible for reading the bylaws.
    6. Be responsible for the conduct of their team, and will take immediate action to correct any misconduct.
    7. Upon conclusion of the night, ensure the accuracy of the score sheets and signing of the same. Upon conclusion of the night’s Event, both Team Captains must call their scores in to the League Statistician.  Example:  Team Name, Team Number, and Team Score (who got what score). 
    8. See that the team rosters are turned in on time and that all fees are paid. If Score Sheets are NOTreceived by the League Statistician within a week (7 days) following an Event, five (5) points will be deducted from the team’s score, and the team member’s personal skill points on that Score Sheet will be forfeited. 
    9. Maintain your team roster to include name, address, email, and phone numbers of team members.
    10. Be responsible for obtaining team sponsorship.
    11. Serve as members of the Administrative Board and as such will attend, or be represented at, all Captains’ meetings. Representation includes one of the following:  Team Captain present, a Team Representative present, Oral or written Proxy to the Executive Board. Five (5) points will be deducted from a team’s overall score for non-representation at required meetings
    12. Will attempt to resolve any disputes between teams as they occur.  Disputes that cannot be resolved will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for consideration.
    13. Perform any other duties as outlined in these by-laws or assigned by the President.

The name of the governing body for darts in this league shall be the Rocket City Dart Association, Inc. (RCDA).  For the purpose of these by-laws RCDA and RCDA, Inc. shall be interchangeable.

The RCDA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote dart play and sportsmanship in the North Alabama area by:

Organization membership is open to Youth (6-17), juniors (18-20) to be able to represent the RCDA in ADO events and other tournaments where Youth and juniors are able to play, without regard to race, religion, sex, color, age or national origin.  RCDA membership dues will be required before any Youth or Junior can represent the RCDA.

  General League membership is open to anyone 21 years of age or older without regard to race, religion, sex, color, age or national origin.  Proof of age will be required.

Lifetime membership -  Annual membership fees will be waived for those persons who 1) are members in good standing and 2) have continuously supported the RCDA through league membership for at least 20 years. 

Membership, sponsorship, and nightly fees will be established by the Board of Directors.  A Fee Schedule which includes fees and penalties shall be established and reviewed each season by the Board of Directors.  Membership fees are good for one year covering both halves of the league season.  Deadlines for payment will be determined by the Board of Directors. Sponsorship fees are payable by the third week of league play, but not later than the midpoint of the season or the second half is not played by that sponsor’s team(s).  All delinquent monies will be penalized as established by the Board of Directors.

(Membership dues and nightly fees will be established by the Board of Directors.  Membership fees/dues are good for one year, and must be paid by the midpoint of the season.  Nightly league fees which will also be determined by the Board of Directors, should either be paid in full, on a nightly basis, or half by the midpoint of the current league season.  Penalties for delinquent monies shall be determined by the Board of Directors.  If by the time of City Cup you are still delinquent you will not be able to play City Cup, if you have not had a sub, your team will not be allowed to get a sub unless they petition the board.

Bar sponsorship monies will be determined by the Board of directors and should be in no later than the 3rd week of play during the current season.)

The RCDA shall elect on a yearly basis, at a general membership meeting, a President, Vice-President, ADO Representative, Secretary, Treasurer and Statistician.  Elections will be held as follows:  President, ADO Representative and Treasurer at Fall City Cup General Membership meeting and Vice-President, Secretary and Statistician at the Spring City Cup General Membership meeting.  Elected officials will serve a period of not more than one year, before an election must be held.  No officer shall be limited in the number of terms that he may serve. Nominees for elected officers must be members in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.

 

PRESIDENT

The President shall:

VICE PRESIDENT

The Vice President shall:

SECRETARY

The Secretary shall:

TREASURER

The Treasurer shall:

STATISTICIAN

The Statistician shall:

ADO REPRESENTATIVE/PARLIAMENTARIAN

a.   The ADO Representative/Parliamentarian shall:

b.   Act as a liaison between the ADO and the RCDA.

c.   Maintain a current copy of the ADO by-laws.

d.   Maintain order at all Board and general membership meetings.

e.   Ensure that all motions, votes, etc. are conducted under the Rules of Parliamentarian Procedures as outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order.

f.   Perform any other duties as outlined in these by-laws or assigned by the President.

g.   Schedule and maintain playoffs for advancement to regional ADO events.

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN

The Membership Chairman shall:

PROMOTIONS REPRESENTATIVE

The Promotion Representative shall:

a.   Be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.

b.   Be responsible for promoting the RCDA and RCDA events through various media.

c.   Perform any other duties outlined in these by-laws or assigned by the President.

PAST PRESIDENT

The Past President will serve on the board, in a non-voting position, for advisory purposes only.

The past President shall serve as advisor for a period of one year.

A minimum of three (3) general membership meetings will be held annually to elect officers, present awards, and organize league play.  The secretary will notify the general membership at least 14 days prior to the date of the general membership meeting.

a.   Any expenditure made by the Board(s) or membership must have prior approval by the Board of Directors in order to be reimbursed.  Only those expenses approved by the Board and made in the name of the organization shall be paid with league funds, and shall be paid by check.

b.   A minimum of 15% of the current season collections shall be carried over into the next season to cover any start-up expenses that may occur.  This is not an amount that should be considered a profit since start-up expenses occur in any organization.  Any additional money brought forward above the 15% shall be earmarked for special events, such as, but not limited to, charitable organizations, tournaments, ADO Dues, etc.

Any member of the Board of Directors or Administrative Board may be recalled after the Secretary receives a complaint, in writing, from an active general member with two-thirds of the active general members’ signatures.  Recalled officers have the right of appeal, but must do so in writing to the Board of Directors within Five (5) days of notification of recall.

A two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors is needed to suspend someone from the RCDA or league play for a period of not longer than one year.  After one year that person may re-apply for membership.  Suspended members have the right of appeal but must do so in writing within five (5) days of notification of suspension. 

A. SPORTSMANSHIP

B.  TEAM CAPTAINS

Each Team Captain shall:

           

C. Mixed Teams

1.  Legal Term: Four players, one of which must be of the opposite gender, shall be considered a legal team.  No player may compete more than once in each match during the event.

2.  Team Membership: Will consist of not less than four members and not more than six members.  Any change in team roster after scheduling must be approved by the Board of Directors.

3.  Less Than a Legal Team: In the event one or both teams have less than a legal team, play will be as follows:

  • If only one person is present from a team, that team will forfeit that evening’s event unless the Team Captains agree to a make-up event within the lesser of 2 weeks or the end of the season.
  • A player who arrives after play has started in a game may not participate in that game
  • If the two players are of opposite gender, play for mixed triples and team game would be as follows:  Team A has 3 players and Team B has 2 players.  Team A wins the cork.  Team A, player 1 throws as does Team B Player 1.  Team A Player 2, Team B Player 2. Team A player 3 would throw completing one round.  This process would be repeated until that game is completed.  In the team game, the same process would be used, except that it would be from four to six players against two.
  • If 3 persons are present, one singles match would be forfeited. Play would then be as described above.
  • As the team game is a minimum of four players, it would be four, five or six players against the two or three players on the less than legal team.  A ‘Ghost’ player would be marked on the scoreboard for each missing player and will receive a zero for each rotation.  If both teams have four players present, any combination may compete as long as each team has an equal number of turns.
  • If only one person is present from a team, that team will forfeit that evening’s event unless the Team Captains agree to a make-up event within the lesser of 2 weeks or the end of the season.
  • A player who arrives after play has started in a game may not participate in that game. 
  • If two people are present, they will play once in each match.  They may play by themselves in each of the doubles match against the opposing doubles partners or play together in each doubles match against the opposing doubles partners. If they play by themselves against the opposing doubles partners, they would only get one turn versus two turns for the doubles team.
  • If 2 persons are present, one singles match would be forfeited.  Play would then be as described above.
  • As the team game is a minimum of three players, it would be three players against the two players on the less than legal team.  A “Ghost” player will be marked on the scoreboard for the missing player and will receive a zero for each rotation.
  • If no one is present from a team, that team will forfeit that evening’s event unless the Team Captains agree to a make-up event within the lesser of 3 weeks or the end of the season.
  • A player who arrives after play has started in a game may not participate in that game. 
  • If one person is present, they will play once in each match.  They may play by themselves in each of the doubles match against the opposing doubles partners. If they play by themselves against the opposing doubles partners, they would only get one turn versus two turns for the doubles team.
  • If no one is present from a team, that team will forfeit that evening’s event unless the Team Captains agree to a make-up event within the lesser of 3 weeks or the end of the season.
  • A player who arrives after play has started in a game may not participate in that game. 
  • If one person is present, they will play once in each match.  They may play by themselves in each of the doubles match against the opposing doubles partners. If they play by themselves against the opposing doubles partners, they would only get one turn versus two turns for the doubles team.
  • Substitutes must be at least 21 years of age to participate in RCDA events.
  • Substitutes must pay ½ membership dues per season. Dues are only applicable if they are not already RCDA members. If a sub joins a team during the spring season, that sub must pay the full membership dues amount.
  • Their name, address, zip code, email address, and phone numbers must be sent to the League Statistician.
  • No substitutes other than the ones used by “your” team during regular season may play for “your” team during The City Cup without approval from the Board of Directors.
  • If a sub is used to make a legal team and plays, that sub must finish the night through the team game. If a regular member shows up to play after a sub has already started playing the night, the regular member cannot play.

No team may use a substitute if there are four regular team members (consisting of at least one male and at least one female) present and able to play (See Section H: Substitute Player on page 8).

D. Ladies League

 1.  Legal Team: Three players, all of which must be female, shall be considered a legal team.  No player may compete more than once in each match during the event.

 2.  Less Than a Legal Team:  In the event one or both teams have less than a legal team, play will be as follows:

E. Ladies Doubles

1.  A legal Team consists of two women.  In the event of less than a legal team, play will be as follows:

F. Mixed Doubles

          1. Legal Team: Two players, one of each gender, shall be considered a legal team.

2.  Less Than A Legal Team:  In the event one or both teams have less than a legal team, play will be as       follows:

G.  Substitutes

A team may get a substitute player if they have a team member that cannot be there for League play to give them a LEGAL team.   A female must be used to replace a female member of a team.  Any and all subs that play for a team are to be treated as a normal member of that team. (Ex: The sub will play, singles, and doubles, and team match.  If the team wishes to play their sub during Mixed Trips, this is allowed, and is left up to the team Captain of the team.)  However if for whatever reason you decided to leave your current team, you cannot be put on another team as a member, you may only sub.  After subbing or at any point after you leave your former team you may not go back to your previous team.

Substitutes:  Must be members in good standing.  Opposing team captains must be notified of any substitute players to be used prior to the scheduled start of event play.

H. Lineup

Lineup: The Lineup will be filled out by both team captains prior to the start of each set of matches.  i.e.  Singles: four player’s names will be entered and play will begin.  Cricket: four players’ names will be entered and play will begin.  In the interest of time, more than one match may be played at a time.

I. Score Sheets

Score sheets:  After completion of scheduling the matches, Team captains will retain their score sheets and record team scores and skill points. Team captain or designated representative must complete all totals prior to signing the triplicate set of score sheets.   Each team shall furnish the opposing team with their copy upon completion of league play.  Stat sheets are to be turned in by the following night of league play.  They are to be mailed and postmarked no later than the day before they are due.  Penalty- If stat sheets are not turned in on time, your team will lose 5 team points and all skill points on your sheet will be forfeited for each individual.  If stat sheet is turned in within 2 weeks of play, individual skill pints will be reinstated, but the team points will not be.

J. Team Game

Team game: any player who has played that evening must play in   the team game.  Any player who leaves will be listed on the scoreboard and will receive a zero at each rotation.

K. Scheduling

Rescheduling an Event; An Event may be rescheduled if BOTH team captains are in agreement to do so. The rescheduled event must be held at the same establishment where it was originally scheduled to take place unless you have board approval to change venues. The Event must be made up within the lesser of two, (2) weeks or the end of the season.

 

XV. GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

In the event the Board receives a written grievance that warrants calling together a Grievance Committee, the following procedures will be followed:

  1. A grievance must be filed in writing to the Vice President within 48 hours after the incident has occurred.  The Vice President shall inform the offending member, within 48 hours, in writing of the grievance.  This will include a copy of the grievance.  At which time, the offending member will have 48 hours to respond in writing, to the Vice President, to the grievance.
  2. A grievance committee will be called from a list of active general members.  This committee will consist of one member in good standing from each division plus the vice president, or Board appointed Member.
    1. Grievance committee members will not discuss the grievance with the general RCDA membership.
    2. The Vice President or Appointed Board member shall collect all evidence, statements, or any other 
    3. Information pertaining to the grievance filed in order to present it to the Committee.
    4. Committee must use only the evidence and information collected when discussing the grievance.
    5. The grievance committee may conduct interviews.
    6. The grievance Committee will review the grievance and submit the decision to the Board of 
    7. possible forms of action can be given to the offending member:
    8. No action taken
    9. Probation for terms of; the end of the season, 1 full season, or 2 seasons
    10. Suspension – for no longer than the period of 1 year
    11. Any member of either team, which is a party to the grievance, will not be eligible for the grievance committee.  If an entire division is involved, a second member from another division will be called.
    12. Grievances against board members will automatically go to a grievance committee.
    13. The decision of the grievance committee shall be presented in writing to the Board of Directors for procedural review, at which time the Vice President will notify both parties with the results in writing or dictated to, verbally.
    14. Either party involved will have 48 hours after receipt of the Grievance Committee’s decision, to appeal the decision to the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall review the appeal, with all evidence and statements given to the grievance committee, within 48 hours, and determine if such appeal warrants review by the grievance committee.  If it does not warrant further grievance committee review, the Board of Directors decision shall be final.  If the appeal goes before the grievance committee again, the review process starts again with no appeal process available for the second decision and the judgment approved by the Board of Directors.
    15. Length:  Will be set by the Board of Directors according to the number of teams in each division and the availability of places to play.
    16. Start Time:  Will be determined by the Board of Directors. Match play will begin no later than 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. In order to play a scheduled event, you must have at least 50% of your regular minimum roster requirement present at the event.
      1. There shall be a strip on the floor at least one inch wide and no less than eighteen inches long running parallel to and centered with the dartboard.  From the front edge of the dartboard to the front edge of this strip, the distance shall be 7 feet, 9¼ inches.  The front edge of this strip (hockey line) shall be the edge nearest the dartboard.  Foot/feet must not cross the front edge of this line until the dart is thrown.
      2. If a player is caught with any portion of their feet or shoes, over the hockey line by another player physically playing that game against him, he will warn him once and only once about the foul and notify both team captains.  If the foul is detected again, the throw of the three darts will not be counted.  Opposing players should be sure of this foul since violations should be obvious and noticeable from a distance.  Fouls should be called in a courteous manner as our goal is to maintain good sportsmanship while in competition.
      3. After a dart is stuck in the board, a player may cross the hockey line to visually verify his score.
      4. If either party requests a scorekeeper, a scorekeeper shall be provided if at all possible.  The scorekeeper shall be a person acceptable to both Captains.  Scorekeepers shall conduct themselves in such a manner so as to not interfere with or distract the shooter in any way whatsoever.  The scorekeeper shall only advise the shooter of the score which he has achieved, or the score remaining if that information is requested by the shooter. If a teammate of the scorekeeper is throwing, the scorekeeper may not advise the player of an out to take
      5. For a dart to score; the point of the dart must be stuck in the bristle portion of the dartboard and must remain independently in the dartboard for five seconds after the third or final dart is thrown by that player.
      6. A dart’s score will be determined from the side of the wire at which the dart enters the dartboard.
      7. No dart(s) may be removed or touched from the dartboard by the thrower, another player, the team captain or spectator until the score of the dart(s) has been verified and marked.
      8. Bust Rule:  In a “01” game, a player busts when his three darts (or less) score more points than remain in the game, or when he cannot double out.  When this occurs, the score remains the same as prior to that throw.  In the interest of good sportsmanship, no player will throw darts left in his hand after he has busted.
      9. Outs:  Any team member can advise another team member of an out to take, once a winning dart is thrown, any subsequent darts thrown will not count.
      10. Dropped Darts:  If for any reason the issue of a dropped dart occurs, it is left up to the team captains to determine if the dart was actually thrown or just fell from the hand.
      11. All games are begun with the toss of a coin to determine the option of throwing the cork first.  The player/team who throws the closest to the cork begins the game. Cork shooter need not be the one who throws first.
      12. Only players scheduled for that particular game may throw for the cork.
      13. A re-throw shall be called if the scorer or player of that particular game cannot decide which dart is closest to the cork.  Closest to the cork must be determined by sight only.  A re-throw shall be called on all ties (Inner Bull ties Inner Bull, Outer Bull ties Outer Bull).  Re-throws are on an alternating basis.
      14. All bulls (inner and outer) and ties on corking must be pulled, before a re-throw. 
      15. Should the second thrower dislodge the dart of the first thrower, a re-throw will be made with the second thrower throwing first.
      16. Darts must not be touched prior to the decision of the scorekeeper or throwers.
      17. In multiple player games, the order in which the players shoot shall be decided by their Captain or participating partner(s). 
      18. All teams in contention for the Division Championship must be prepared to play off ties within six days following the last regularly scheduled event of the season.  Skill points for individual awards will not be counted in playoffs.
      19. The Board will select the site(s) for the playoffs.
      20. a.In the event no member of a team is present at the end of the ten minute grace period for a scheduled match, the other team, which must have at least four members present, will receive the average score of all their regular season matches, to be added in at the end of the season, as their score for the forfeited match.  The entire match forfeiture will deduct points from the forfeiting team on the basis of 1/3 of the total points available and as shown below:
        1. i.Challenger/Columbia, Mixed teams, 12 points
        2. ii.Discovery Mixed Teams, 9 Points
        3. iii.Endeavor Mixed Teams, 9 points
        4. iv.Mixed Doubles Teams, 5 points
        5. v.Ladies League Teams, 6 points
        6. A score sheet must be submitted to the league Statistician and must be signed by the team captain of the team present at a forfeiting event.
        7. A team that has forfeited two consecutive events must notify the Board of Directors three days prior to its next scheduled event regarding its problem or that team and its members will be considered suspended and all points won or lost will be null and void.  Individual scores thrown will not be counted in the tally for individual awards.
        8.  In the event a team member who has played that night leaves early, that team member will be played as a ghost for the rest of the night.
        9. In the event a team forfeits during the evening, before the event has been played in its entirety, all 
          1. Remaining team points available will be awarded to the opposing team. No additional individual skill 
          2. Points will be awarded to any member of any team at the
          3. Point of forfeiture.
          4. Team awards will be given to every member of the team up to six members.  In the event of substitutions on a team, they will be ineligible for team awards.  However, they will be eligible for individual awards.
          5. Individual awards will be determined by the Board.  Any member in good standingof the RCDA will be eligible for individual awards.
          6. These rules may be amended or revised as needed at any General membership meeting by a simple majority vote.  Members in good standing may vote by written proxy by informing their Team Captain or Board member.  A two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors must ratify this action at the next meeting.  If a rule or policy is changed by the general membership and the Board of Directors judge such issue not to be in the best interest of the league, a three-fourths majority must be carried with all Board of Directors in attendance.
          7. From time to time special situations may arise in which it is necessary to make alterations or procedure changes which may or may not become permanent.  These/this action will be known as a policy change.  In the event of a policy change the Secretary will maintain a copy of the policy change until such time as the policy change is voided or incorporated in the by-laws.  A two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors or Administrative Board shall be required to implement any policy changes.

 

XVI HOCKEY LINE

XVII SCORING

XVIII THROWING CORK (Bull’s-eye)

XIX TIES AND PLAYOFFS

XX  FORFEITURES

 

XXI AWARDS

XXII INDEMNIFICATION

The RCDA shall indemnify any Director, Officer, former Director or former Officer of the RCDA, any person who may have served at its request as a Director or Officer of another corporation, whether for profit or not for profit, against expenses actually and necessarily incurred by him or her in connection with the defense of any action or proceeding in which he or she is made a party by reason of being or having been such Director or Officer, except in relation to matters as to which he or she shall be adjudged in such action or proceeding to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of duty.  The indemnification provided by these by-laws shall not be deemed exclusive of any rights to which the Directors or Officers may be entitled under agreement, vote of the Board of Directors or members, or otherwise.

XXIII DISSOLUTION

In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the RCDA will be turned over to one or more non-profit organizations.

XXIV POLICY AND RULE CHANGES

If a situation should arise that is not covered by these by-laws, ADO by-laws shall govern the situation.

 

 

 

 

 

Definitions for By-Laws

SCORING

301 or 501:

Ton          T       - Scoring 100 or more points, but less than 140 points, during a single turn of the game.

Ton 40    4T0     - Scoring 140 or more points, but less than 180 points, during a single turn of the game.

Ton 80    8T0     - Scoring 180 points during a single turn of the game.

CRICKET:

5-6 Count - Having darts in any combination adding up to five or six while your opponent does not have the 

                   number(s) closed during a single turn of the game. (Ex: (5 count) a triple and two singles, two

                   doubles and a single; (6 count) a triple, a double, and a single or two doubles and two singles or

                   three doubles).

7-8 Count - 7 count - Having two (2) darts in the triple(s) plus a single (or any combination adding up to seven) 

                   while your opponent does not have the number(s) closed during a single turn of the game.

                  8 count - Having two (2) darts in the triple(s) plus a double, (or any combination adding up to eight)        

                     while your opponent does not have the number(s) closed during a single turn of the game.

9 count - Having three (3) darts in the triple(s) while your opponent does not have that number(s) closed during 

              a single turn of the game.

WINNING DARTS:

Winning Dart - is the dart that finishes the current game being played. This win is worth one (1) skill point.

SKILL POINTS:

Skill Points are acquired thru the previously defined darts thrown during a single turn of a game.

Ton   -     100-139           - One (1) point for each ton

Ton 40  - 140-177           - Two (2) points for each Ton 40

Ton 80  - 180                 - Three (3) points for each Ton 80, make note on score sheet, this is an

                                                      automatic trophy category

5-6 Count                      - One (1) point for each 5 or 6 Count combination

7-8 Count                      - Two (2) points for each 7 or 8 Count combination

9 Count                         - Three (3) points for each 9 Count combination, make note on score sheet, this is an

                                          automatic trophy category

3 Bulls                          - One   (1) point for each 3 Bulls thrown

4 Bulls                          - Two   (2) points for each 4 Bulls thrown

5 Bulls                          - Three (3) points for each 5 Bulls thrown

6 Bulls                          - Four  (4) points for each 6 bulls thrown, make note on score sheet, this is an automatic trophy category

Total Skill Points - The total accumulation of ALL Skill Points acquired.

Games Played – The total number of games an individual has played

In the case where your opponent’s bulls are open and you hit more bulls than needed with the dart that ends the game, it will count for a skill point. Example: you need two (2) bulls to win the game. Your opponent has not yet closed their bulls and you hit a single bull with your first dart, and a double bull with your second dart, this will count as a 3-bull. If you hit a double bull with your first dart, the game has ended. If your opponent’s bulls are closed and your last dart makes a 3-bull, and you needed only 2, it will only count for 2 bulls.

 

If you hit a triple to close a number or to point, and 3 bulls, it will count for both a 6-count and a 3 bull, provided the number you tripled on was open by you or your opponent.