Remote Tournament Sign-Up
Iowa Darts Remote Tournament Rules
- IOWA DARTS Remote Tournaments utilize the remote play features of the Arachnid G3 for each tournament match.
- ALL entries MUST be submitted online www.iowadarts.com and paid by sending PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Admin fees apply depending on the type of tournament. Any other fees will be subtracted out of the payouts.
- All signups close one (1) hour before start times. Or 32 Teams/ or players for all tournaments. Directors decision on amount of teams /players in a tournament.
- Iowa Darts will use GroupMe for contact between players and tournament director. The GroupMe link will be sent to your email from Iowa Darts LLC via LeagueLeader so you can join the GroupMe chat.
- Tournament will be handicapped Spot marks/ Points Using Iowa Darts average or known ability unless stated otherwise
- Team Cap: Tournament Cap if applicable will be listed on the website www.iowadarts.com Tournaments with Handicap. A reverse Handicap will be used in all 01 games
- Each game type, I.E. Cricket, 701, etc., may be set up as a separate league match on the machine’s “remote league menu.”
- Remote tournament matches consist of combinations of game types during a tournament. All 01 games are Open in/Open out
- Players are expected to arrive early and to play at least one casual remote game to ensure connectivity to the internet is constant and trouble–free.
- Camera problems.. If you can not see your opponent IT IS YOUR LOCATION WITH THE PROBLEM not your opponents. Unplug your board wait 30 seconds, plug it in and try again.
- Forfeit Guidelines: If there are times posted on the bracket you must be corked before that time or be forfeited. All matches need to start within 10 minutes of tournament start time
- Contacting tournament director. Facebook Messenger IOWA DARTS You may contact us by phone 319-626-2951 until 1 hour after tournament start time.
Handicapping: Iowa Darts will use a (3) Three month rolling average that will include all Iowa Darts Leagues and Tournaments. The Cork will not be included in Iowa Darts averages nor will any double in or double out games.
Internet Problems: Things happen beyond our control. If you have connectivity issues with your boards and are unable to correct them before the tournament starts, you can be removed from the tournament up to 30 minutes before tournament start time with a refund. After 30 minutes before tournament start time, no refunds will be given. If you have completed a match in the tournament and internet goes down at your location and cannot reconnect in the next 15 min you will be forfeited from the tournament with no refund. If you can move to a new location quickly you can still play but the Tournament Director needs to be notified as soon as possible when these issues occur.
Tournament message to appear on the boards at the start of a match.
By pushing the start button, you read and agree to the rules of the IOWA DARTS Remote Tournaments. You also understand that your team will be taken out of the bracket at any time you do not follow the rules including unsportsmanlike behavior. You will have 15 minutes once your match is ready to cork and begin your match. Any dispute in the rules judgment will be determined by tournament director. Good luck & have fun!
- Updating machines/data transfer: Transferring data between dart machines and the IOWA DARTS office requires tripling the 20 segment six (5) to seven (7) times while the machine is in non-remote league setup screen. Players must manually load tournament data prior to forfeit time to begin the first match and then following each tournament match to send the data to the IOWA DARTS staff. The
machine will indicate “data transfer” after tripling the 20s as described. Transferring data takes a few moments to update the servers for the next match to be posted to the live tournament.
- When to cork: Corking is done before each match to determine Home team, which Home team then throws first.
- Who corks first when corking: The team on the top of any match as seen on the bracket corks first. Who goes first in corking remotely has no material influence on the corking outcome or the eventual game outcome because there are no darts in the board, each player throws, as in a traditional cork. This method is used merely to keep things moving.
- How to cork: The cork is a one round game of 501 open in/open out with a “split” 25/50 bull as found on the league selection menu. Both players from each team will throw one round. The team that is the closest to going out is the Home Team. In case of a tie, both teams re cork. If tie again then the Home team goes first in the match
Format for Double Elimination Events (Race to two, unless posted otherwise)
**Cork to determine Home Team for the first game of each match. Home Team starts the first game of the first round. Loser of game one starts game two, loser of game two starts game three if needed.
The tournament flyer will include any special formats
Note: Cricket games are set to cut off at 25 rounds. 701 games are stacked score open in/open out with a full (50 point) bull. Cork is one round 501 with double (25 red/50 black) bull.
Zero tolerance: It is the player’s responsibility should they win a game pulling out your darts to be honest.
Pay Outs: Iowa Darts will be paying tournament winners by PayPal within 24 hours of the completion of the tournament.
Social Media Policy:
A friendly reminder: This group page was established to help players when needed and to share information. Post questions, news, updates, or photos relating to participating in IOWA DARTS Dart events. Visit iowadarts.com for Dart Leagues and Tournaments. Do not misuse this page. Refrain from posting rude comments, complaints or otherwise derogatory information. Those deemed to have misused the page will be deleted from the group and or further penalized depending upon circumstances. If you have legitimate problems let us know so we can help. By email or phone call. When you do, be courteous and use professional and courteous language.
This also includes IOWA DARTS Leagues & Tournaments which includes inappropriate comments towards IOWA DARTS as a company and its staff on social media. Failure to follow these rules can result of suspension of leagues and tournaments or being banned.
Game Viewer. With this option enabled in the league, the board will record the matches and provide you with a video to review. This will help you better handle arguments, catch cheaters, and catch other league problems as they happen.
Official Review: In the event you may want a match reviewed. Follow these steps. DO NOT STOP THE GAME. Continue till the end of the game and do the following contact IOWA DARTS tournament staff. Note Who you played, Game number and round number. Then contact Iowa Darts.
Special tournaments ie. Best of Iowa Darts, will follow all Iowa Darts Remote rules with these exceptions.
Format will be non-handicap, double elimination, best of 5 games 501-cricket-cricket-501-cricket. The final cricket game will only be played if a tiebreaker is needed. Players will recork before the tiebreaker.
Entry will be limited to first 16 players registered for each remote tournament.
Must have 50 qualified Iowa Darts Remote games played from November 15th 2018 until August 20th 2019.
Entries will close at 30 min prior to start time of the day of tournament. Entries will be posted at that time.
Participants must follow approved dress code at qualifier tournaments.
All clothing must be clean and have a neat appearance. No tank tops or sleeveless shirts allowed. Closed toe shoes only. Hats and headgear must be clean and untorn.
Clothing representing alternative dart programs not associated with Iowa Darts such as: PPD, TOC, RDT are not allowed. Also, clothing advertising direct competitors or vendors not associated with Iowa Darts are not allowed. (ECS, Camden Amusement, RR Biz)
The Best Of Iowa Tournament will have an additional dress code.
The top 2 finishers in each remote tournament advance to the Best of Iowa Darts at Riverside Casino on November 2nd, 2019. In case of someone not being able to play in the final tournament, the third place finisher in each qualifier tournament will be eligible to advance based on earliest date of remote tournament placed in.
Payouts will be for 1st ($100) and 2nd ($50). Before payout occurs, each player who finishes in the top 3 of each tournament must submit a picture of themselves at the location they played at within an hour after completing the tournament.
Any questions contact tournament director.
Bounty Challenge Rules
The BOUNTY CHALLENGE (optional) – For all regular 7:00 PM start time events we will have the BOUNTY CHALLENGE. You must enter the bounty at the time of your signup. There are no refunds for the bounty. All teams will be placed in a random drawing to determine the Bounty for that nights event. The drawing will take place within 15 minutes after start of the tournament. If you knock the bounty person or team selected out of the event (beat them in the losers side) You or your team will receive THE BOUNTY’S pot for that tournament (if you selected to join the BOUNTY CHALLENGE). This pot will be 100% of the money collected from teams that get in the BOUNTY CHALLENGE for that night (minus admin fee of $2.00 per screen entry). If you or your team is selected as the bounty and you win the tournament you will receive THE BOUNTY’s pot for that event (if you selected to join the Bounty Challenge). When the bounty reaches $400 or more, it will be split into two equal bounties. These bounties will be drawn from the total number of teams. A team can be drawn twice. The team that knocks out either of the bounty teams (if entered in the bounty) will receive that half of the bounty. A team can win both bounties if they knock out both teams. If drawn as the bounty, (if entered in the bounty) that team can win the other bounty by knocking the other team out of the tournament and can win their bounty if they win the tournament as well. $12 Singles $22 Doubles