STANDARDIZED RULES FOR STATEWIDE CHALLENGE CUPS, UPDATED
Standardized Rules for Statewide Challenge Cups
(Updated November 2014)
1. All nine sanctioned cups must consist of 4-person teams; Mixed Cups – 2 male/2 female; Women’s Cup - -All female; All others – any gender combination. 3-Game Rule does NOT apply. Loser of each game goes first every time.
2. Rosters must be submitted to Cup Coordinator or Cup Director no less than one week (7 days) prior to scheduled match. All Cup Challenges must be scheduled for the weekends only; Saturday at 2pm and Sundays at 1pm, unless prior arrangements are made through the Coordinator.
3. Player’s ratings will be established in conjunction with the most recently published Medalist Player Rating Booklet, TOC stats, or most current Dartslive league rating. (Other programs are welcome to join, such as NDA, ADOI, etc) Converted ratings will be established by using the approved conversion chart, as well as monitored and updated by the Cup Director. Any players with a Dartslive rating will hold their current rating when rostered until the next season’s Medalist Player Rating Booklet is released. At which time, stats will be converted and updated. The ratings will be dependent upon which bar is hosting. IE: If the Host Bar has Dartslive boards, then the players will use Dartslive ratings. If a team member has both ratings, they will use their rating based upon the bar’s boards. If a player only has a Medalist rating, they will roll up one point for a Dartslive host. If a player only has a Dartslive rating and playing a medalist host, they will roll down one point.
4. Challenge Cup players must have a permanent rating & have played a minimum of 32 rounds for sponsor in current or previous season to be an established LEGAL player, including subbing on a team. Players must have a permanent rating with 32 games minimum accrued by week 4 in the current season for the house in which they are playing for. This rule does not apply to “outside shots” playing on the participating teams; these players are simply required to have 32 games recorded through league of the current or previous dart season.
5. Team members that have represented a location win or lose, for any Cup Challenge, for any location, may not represent a different location for that same cup within a 2 month period.
6. There will be a one half hour allowance for a replacement player to be present. If, after 30 minutes, a replacement player is not present, the match will be forfeited to the team that has all four players.
7. Coaching will only be allowed by fellow team members only.
8. Cancellation or postponement requests must be called in to a Cup Coordinator, Cup Director, or to the opposing team captain a minimum of 72 hours to scheduled match. Cancellations or postponements will not be accepted during the 72 hours leading up to the event and will be considered a forfeit; see rule #11. Teams cannot cancel based on one person’s absence. There must be an honest attempt made to replace the absent player before cancelling. When a location is offered dates for the next upcoming challenge, two attempts will be made to schedule a match. The third time being contacted will be to inform that the current challenger will be passed to the next challenger and put to the bottom to the bottom of the list.
9. In the event of a protested or a contested match, all monies will be held until a ruling can be made by Challenge Cup Committee, not to exceed eight days. Any protests must be made BEFORE the match begins. Team Captains will sign the score sheet before and after the match, meaning that the team has agreed to abide by all of the rules, both in general and specific Cup rules.
10. In the event of forfeiture, the sponsoring location will be responsible for the Sponsor Fees, and Coordinator Fees. The forfeiting location will be removed from all future challenges and disallowed to place challenges for any cups, until which time these fees are paid in full. Player(s) representing a team that has forfeited a match for any previous Cup Challenge may not participate in cup play for any location until those player’s fees are recovered.
11. Players reported for unsportsmanlike conduct will receive the following penalties: 1st offense; a written warning from the Cup Committee regarding said behavior. 2nd offense will result in immediate removal of the player from all Challenge Cups for a minimum of one year. Verbal or Physical abuse of Coordinators or players will result in immediate removal of the offending player from all Challenge Cups for a minimum of one year.
12. All changes, deviations, questions or concerns regarding above rules must be brought before the Challenge Cup Committee for approval.
All rule modifications and changes are agreed upon through unanimous decision by all board members present and are subject to change at any time. This makes up the sanctioning body designed to govern these Challenge Cups to ensure a positive experience, enjoyed by everyone involved.