Thank you for wanting to join the ADA! You will first need to register and become a member of the ADA. After you are a member you can join any ADA league. All league fees will be paid via PayPal (these do not include any board fees). Currently all leagues offered are Doubles Capped/No Handicap. They are open in/double out split bull for all 01 games. Be sure to read the rules below. Now just follow the links and become a member and signup for a league!

Iowa Darts ADA Information

ADA Rules

These local by-laws are a secondary source of information created in accordance with and in addition to the League Rules Manual. The League Rules Manual is your primary source of information and all rules in the manual will be followed. Keep these by-laws with your League Rules Manual.

Weekly Fees:

Doubles (2 member) league weekly fees are $22 per week per team (this does not include board fees).

Dues may be paid by PayPal to 319darts@gmail.com. The captain must pay the dues the same day as the scheduled match. The captain of the home team is responsible for making sure both teams have paid to the Arachnid Dart Board. Any money unpaid; League dues, Player Dues, Forfeit Match Dues, Membership Dues; will be taken out of the team check at the end of the season. If either team captain is late on turning in their team dues, the team will have 2 points deducted from their team’s point total. 2 points will be deducted from their team point total for shortage of weekly dues

Team Requirements:

All players listed on a team roster must play at least one week in the 1st four weeks of the session before teams are set

Captain’s Expectations:

As Team Captain you will be expected to:

  • Make sure you have a full team on league nights
  • Perform any talking during league play to help with any disputes or issues.
  • Be sure that the correct handicaps are entered for subs from both teams before starting league play.

League Rules

  • Starting time for leagues vary from league to league, you must be aware of the start time for the league that you are signing up for. If a team does not show up 20 mins after the start time, the opposing team has the option to take a forfeit, wait for the team or reschedule the match. If a match is forfeited, the forfeiting team is responsible for paying the league dues for both teams for the forfeited match. Be courteous to other teams, if you know you or one of your teammates will be running late, let the other team know.
  • There is a captain’s list on the website that has all captain’s phone numbers listed.
  • Players participating in leagues must be 18 years of age to participate in ADA Leagues, however if you have someone under the legal drinking age on your team it is your responsibility to make sure the location allows minors in their establishment before showing up to play your match.
  • Be courteous to other teams, if you know you or one of your teammates will be running late, let the other team know.
  • There is a captain’s list on the website that has all captain’s phone numbers listed.
  • Players participating in leagues must be 18 years of age to participate in ADA Leagues, however if you have someone under the legal drinking age on your team it is your responsibility to make sure the location allows minors in their establishment before showing up to play your match.

League Play:

  • All league matches are to be played on the assigned board(s) following the procedure outlined by the league coordinator.
  • League fees must all be put into the board before starting league.
  • It is the Captains of each team’s responsibility to ensure that all subs and their averages have been put in correctly and their team is in the correct shooting order before starting league.
  • If a team is short a player when league starts, the team may still start league, but they must push the player change button every time it is the missing players turn to throw. If the missing player arrives after league start time, they may throw when it is their turn.
  • If a dart sticks in the board but does not score correctly, the team captain should notify the other team captain, then back up that dart and tap it in so it counts the correct number scored.
  • It is each player’s responsibility to ensure that the board is displaying their name and they are throwing on the correct turn.
  • If a player throws on one of their teammates turns, they must back up the darts that were thrown and the player who should have been throwing gets skipped. If the infraction is not noticed until the round is over play moves on with each person throwing on the correct name.
  • If a player throws on an opposing team’s turn, the team has the choice to keep what that player hit or back up the turn and throw their three darts. If they choose to back up and throw, they must throw all three darts.
  • If a player throws their dart while the board is displaying the ‘do not throw’ screen, that dart remains in the board and does not count, and the player can continue to throw their remaining darts

Match Rules

Players must stand at, but not over, the throw line. It is legal to lean over the line. If a player steps over the line while throwing their dart, their dart must hit the board before their foot lands on the floor. If a foot foul is called the player loses the dart that was thrown when the infraction occurred, this is done by backing up the dart that was thrown on that turn. The player may throw their remaining darts.

REMOTE MATCHES: 

A player on the opposing team cannot stand on the line nor can anyone on the team. Nor can anyone throw darts at the board while the opposing team is throwing Each player will throw no more than 3 darts per turn. If a dart is thrown but does not register the
player may not rethrow the dart.

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Match Rescheduling: 

Matches during the season can be rescheduled for a number of reasons, including but not limited to: inclement weather, team hardships, etc. Both teams must agree upon the reschedule match date on or prior to the original scheduled match. You must also notify your 503 ADL Management Team with the time and date of the rescheduled. We will allow one make up week at the end of the mid season and end season. Look at schedules for dates. In divisions that allow substitutes, substitutions are the preferred method. Substitutes are encouraged over match rescheduling. If no agreement can be reached, then the match will be forfeited by the team who could not play on original date.

Substitutes:

Members listed on a team roster cannot “Sub” for another team in that same division. All subs must be paid ADA members. Substitutes are not eligible to compete in the playoffs. Subs may join a league match by filling out an ADA membership application and pay the dues before they play the match or go online: https://adadarts.readyhosting.com/secure/membership/default.asp?msite=Civilian. All Captains are responsible for the weekly fees. You may only have three different subs during one session unless approved by the ADL area rep. You may also only use a sub for no more then 25% of the session. You may only use one sub per team per week.

 

Forfeits: 

Any team that forfeits 3 weeks in one season will be dropped from the league. ANY TEAM FORFEITING

THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF REGULAR SEASON PLAY OR IN THE PLAYOFFS WILL PAY BOTH TEAMS’ WEEKLY FEES! If a Team cannot make the scheduled match and a forfeit is to take place, be considerate and notify the other team captain in advance (24 hour min notice is required)

Concerning Members/Teams that Drop Out Mid-Session: 

Members that drop out of a league mid-session will be suspended from the ADL for the next #503 scheduled session. In addition to suspension from the ADL, members will be ineligible for all other ADL/ADA functions during their suspension period. Following suspension, members must pay any back dues/fees to the League as well as a $20.00 re-instatement fee.

Protest Procedures:

A team that would like to file a protest must have their team captain submit their protest in writing to the league coordinator along with a $25 protest fee within 24 hours. If the team filing the protest wins their protest, they will receive a refund. If they lose their protest, the $25 fee will be kept by Iowa Darts ADA as admin fee. When a protest is made, Note the game number and round and inform the league coordinator, then the league coordinator will decide on the situation.

Prizes and Awards:

Doubles Leagues will be awarded $2 per point. Bonus checks will be awarded at finals to the winning team based on the # of teams in a session for all league formats. Byes will not be included in the prize payout.

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