ARTICLE VII – SCORING & SCOREKEEPING

 

Section 1  - The home team is responsible for providing a competent scorekeeper for all the games in the match including the team game.  An opposing team member is permitted to keep score with the approval of the home team Captain.

 

Section 2 For a dart to score  it must remain in the board until verified by the shooter and  the scorekeeper.  The tip of the dart must be touching the bristle portion of the board in order for that dart to be counted as a score.

 

Section 3 – No dart may be touched by the thrower, another player, scorekeeper or spectator prior to

the decision of the scorekeeper.  If a dart is touched by the thrower, however many darts are thrown,   his turn is over.  Any darts pulled and not verified will not be scored.

 

Section 4 – It is the responsibility of the player to verify their score before removing their darts from

the Board.  The score remains as written if one or more darts have been removed from the Board.  Errors in arithmetic must stand as written unless corrected prior to the beginning of that player’s next throw in any 01 game.  However, in the case of  a Cricket game – ADO Rules apply (see ADO Cricket Rules, #12).  In the case of doubles/team matches, such errors must be rectified prior to the next turn of any partner on that team.  Obvious mistakes such as deducting 50 from 601 leaving a total of 351 can be corrected at any time during the game as these are inadvertent mistakes that sometimes go unobserved for many turns.

 

Section 5 – A player throwing out of turn shall receive a score of zero points for that turn and his team shall forfeit that player’s turn.

 

Section 6 – If a thrower plays in the wrong spot in the line up, it shall be the offended team Captain’s

option to rethrow the game with the correct shooters or declare an automatic win.

 

Section 7ADO rules apply for all darts thrown.  A thrown dart is defined as a dart released as a result of a voluntary forward movement of the throwing hand.  Darts accidentally dropped do not constitute thrown darts.  A player must have both feet behind the foul line for each throw.  If they have one or both feet over the line, the score for that throw will be zero.  A violating player should be warned immediately about the foul by the opposing Captain.

 

Section 8 – Coaching is allowed by team members, opponents, spectators and the scorekeepers.  However, good sportsmanship must always prevail.

 

Section 9 – To commence each game, each team will throw one dart for the Bull’s-eye (dittle).  The

closest dart to the bull will decide which team will shoot first.  The visiting team will always have first shot at the bull.  The second thrower may acknowledge the first throwers dart as a single or double bull and at the second throwers request, the dart must be removed prior to their throw.  Should the first dart be removed without the request of the second thrower, a re-throw will occur; with the second thrower now having the option of throwing first.  In all instances a double bull beats a single bull.  The dart must remain in the scoring area of the board to count.  Additional throws may be made when throwing the cork until such a time as a player’s dart remains in the scoring area of the board.  Should the owner dislodge the dart of the first, a re-throw will be made, with the second player now throwing first.  Re-throws shall be called if the scorekeeper or players can not decide which dart is the closest or if both darts are anywhere in the inner bull or outer bull.  In all ties the second player shoots first in the re-throw.

 

Section 10 – Darts must not be touched prior to the decision of the scorekeeper.  No physical measurement shall be taken to determine which dart is closest to the center.   Should the throwers be in doubt – the final decision should be made by the scorekeeper and then a re-throw shall be taken, if necessary.

 

Section 11 Scorekeepers are to remain still and face the score board.  Scorekeeper must not distract the shooter or speak unless the shooter asks them to verify the score or that a dart is in or out, etc.