NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DARTS ASSOCIATION

Rules and By-Laws
SECTION  I  EQUIPMENT

1. All Association competition, Including tournaments, shall be on standard bristle - type dart boards.

2. Dart boards will be placed 5'8" from the floor to the center bull with the 20 bed in black or the darkest color.

3. The "OCHE" line will be 7'9¼" from the surface of the board to the front of the line, along the floor to the plumb line from the face of the board, placed parallel to the board & at least 36" in length.  ( A simpler method of locating the oche line is to measure from the center of the bull on a diagonal to the floor.  This distance is 115½' to the front of the Oche. )

4.The Sponsor shall be responsible for supplying and maintaining at least the following number of dart boards:

a. 1 to 2 Association teams: 1 (Masters Require 2 Boards)
b. 3 to 4 Association teams: 2
c. 5 to 6 Association teams: 3

5. All dart boards will be properly anchored

6. All dart boards will be amply lighted with minimum shadows on the playing surface.

7. All dart boards will be readily available to players without distraction to any thrower at any point of the game.  Boards will be a minimum of 3 ft. from a side wall or obstruction to the center bull, & a minimum of 6' will separate the boards, measured from center to center.

8. A scoring surface will be mounted in such a position that the scorer may be in close proximity to the scoreboard with out distracting the player, & the score may be easily read by the players, opponents, & spectators. Scoreboards will be maintained.  Matches will be rescheduled if the scoring surface does not meet Assn. requirements. A Score Board must be mounted within 4' laterally from the dartboard & at not more than a 45 degree angle from the dartboard.

9. The spider wires must be legible & not broken.  The double and triple rings must be in tolerance of 1/16" of the normal gap of 3/8" in any segments of their circumferences.  If not, they should be corrected before a match is started.

10. The condition of the boards as to the wires, color, flat surfaces, etc. will not vary significantly from a majority of the Association establishments.

11.There will be NO Association competition on boards not meeting the above standards.  The Governor must check all boards before the start of any league.  After inspection, a sticker will be attached to the board area with the date it was certified for play.  Any team not having a certified board, for Association play, shall forfeit all games scheduled to be played at the home establishment until an approved board is provided.

12. The Captain of any team objecting to the condition of any approved board may protest the match to the Governor in accordance with Section III, Rule #14.  The match shall be played and the scores recorded.  The Governor may void & reschedule said match if the Board found it to be unacceptable.

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SECTION II  -  DATE AND TIME OF MATCHES

1.All regular Association League competitions will be scheduled beginning with dates to be set by the GOVERNOR, and continuing thereafter with the following exceptions:

a. Weeks in which a National Holiday falls on a Weekend.
b. The 2 week period between Christmas & New Years holiday.

2.The starting time for all matches shall be 8:00 pm.  A match will be forfeited at 8:15 if a playable team is not present -- minimum of 3 people. (Exception: Monday 2 people.)

3.Dates & times for scheduled matches may be changed by mutual consent of the TEAM CAPTAINS and approval by the Governor, prior to the match. The Governor must be contacted for change in dates not later than 7:30 on the night of the scheduled match.  If a captain knows he cannot field a team for a given night, he must reschedule with the opposing captain at least 24 hours in advance, to avoid a forfeit.

4.Any match rescheduled through the mutual consent of the concerned team Captains, must be played prior to the next scheduled match, unless a further postponement is authorized by the Governor.

5.The Governor has the right to reschedule any matches as may be necessary and expeditious in maintaining an equitable and efficient competition schedule.


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SECTION III  -  COMPETITION MATCHES

ALL DIVISIONS:  EACH GAME WILL BE WORTH 1 POINT.
MASTERS SINGLES: BEST OF 3 MATCHES = 1 POINT

Monday Doubles shall be Best of 3.

1.The FORMAT for WEDNESDAY intra-league competition matches will be:

a. Set at beginning of season at CAPTAINS meeting for next season.

The FORMAT for MONDAY intra-league competition matches will be:

a.  301 - 501 Singles & Cricket Singles - 1 leg only
b.  301-501 Doubles & Cricket Doubles - Best of 3 legs
c. In all league play the score of the 301-501 games shall be recorded with the
   STARTING SCORE  in the Inside column, the POINTS REMAINING  in the outside
   column.
d. Wednesday: Matches will be 12/13 Points.
e. Monday: Matches will be 9 Points.
f.  Chicago: Best of 3 legs:  301 - 501 - Cricket (Only one of each game)
g. Singles or Doubles (Visitors Have Choice of Diddle.)
h. Best of 3  (Loser of second game has choice of diddle.)
i. Best of 3 (Home Team has Choice in third leg.)

2.The visiting team shall choose the board upon which the match is to be played.  In case of more than one visiting team, it is first come-first choice among the visiting captain's.  All competition shall be played on one board.  After 10:30 you may play on 2 boards if they are available, and both captains agree. 

3.Fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of competition (7:45pm) the board chosen by the visiting team shall be cleared by the management for practice of the competing teams.  Failure to clear the boards upon request of the visiting team captain shall result in the home team forfeiting all points for the match.

4. After competition has begun, each player shall be allowed a nine dart warm-up, not to exceed 2 minutes.  There will be no warm-up darts shot on an extra board while actively participating in a league game.

5.Each captain shall write the names of his players on a score sheet in the order in which he desires them to compete, and hand the score sheet to scorekeeper.  For each set of singles, or set of doubles,  NO substitutions of a player may be made without the consent of the opposing captain.  In the event a team is playing shorthanded, the captain can place his forfeited game anywhere in his line-up and such match will be forfeited.

6. Standings of the teams shall be based on the number of wins / games played.  Teams forfeiting a league match shall receive 12/13 losses and the attending team shall receive 7 wins. Standings of Doubles League shall be based on number of wins / games played. Forfeits shall be 9 loses, attending team to receive 5 wins.

7. A Wednesday team shall have a minimum of three (3) players in good standing, present and playing, or the match shall be forfeited by that team.

8. Any team having a minimum number of players, but unable to field a full team, shall lose each individual game for which it is unable to field a player and miss one turn for each missing player in the doubles game.

9.In the event of a double forfeit (Both teams )

a. The team with 3 players will win 9 games.
b. The team with less than 3 players will lose 12/13 games.

10. If a player is not present within five (5) minutes after he is called to play, he shall no longer be eligible to participate in competition in that particular set of games, and the game shall be forfeited in accordance with Section III,  Rule #8.

11.If a team has fewer than four (4) members listed to compete and a member of the team arrives later, said member can compete on the following conditions:

a. If the game in question has not already been passed over or has not commenced,
   and said players name is listed as a player.
b. If the opposing captain has an opportunity to change his scheduled player.

12.Halftime shall be no longer than five (5) minutes or a full forfeit shall occur.

13.In the event of a team playing a match shorthanded (3 players) they will forfeit Two ( 2 ) singles games;  and will shoot shorthanded in the doubles game.  The shorthanded team will be charged with the full No. of games in their format.  The team being forfeited against will be charged only with the games played. 

14.During the final 2 weeks of league play NO forfeits will be allowed if it affects league positioning for teams that have a possible playoff berth. The match will be rescheduled at the Governors discretion.  If the forfeit stands, the team members forfeiting shall not be considered in good standing with the association, and may not be allowed to play for 1 season.

15. Only team captains may file protests.  A protest MUST be filed with the Governor on the night the protested match is played.  The opposing Captain must be informed of the protest by the protesting Captain.  A written protest must be filled within 7 days to the President and the Governor.  The protest will be dealt with at the next regularly scheduled NCDA Board Meeting.


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SECTION IV  -  SCORING

1. Each individual player, or the leadoff player in the team or doubles games shall diddle for the first throw.  The Visiting Team shall have the option of the first diddle.  The Dart closest to the center of the bull, judged from the point of impact, goes first.  NO ONE SHALL TOUCH THE DARTS WHEN DETERMINING WHICH IS CLOSEST TO THE BULL.  If the scorer cannot decide which dart is closest, or if both darts are in the inner, or in the outer bull, a re-throw in reverse order shall be called by the scorer.

2.For intra-league competition the method for starting and finishing each game is as follows: 

a. Monday/Wednesday League: 1001-701-501 games are straight start double out; 
  301 singles are double in / double out;  ADO Cricket rules apply.

3.The scorer signaling the player's score must give the exact score made. For a dart to score it must have its point embedded in the board a minimum of 5 seconds after the third dart has been thrown.

4.The scorer may inform the player of the number of points scored or remaining if asked, but UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES may he advise the player of the double required to finish.  It is permissible for other team members to advise on the finishing double or any other scoring matter during the course of the game.

5.Only those darts remaining embedded in the board after the third dart is thrown shall be counted as part of the throw, and may not be thrown over - except as otherwise specified.  A darts score is determined from the side of the wire from which the point enters.

6.If a dart is resting upon or embedded in another dart it will not be counted unless its point is
  embedded in the board.

7.It is the responsibility of the player to verify his score before removing his darts from the board.  The score remains as written if one or more darts has been removed from the board.  In Cricket games, because of the inherent "strategy" involved, no alterations in the score shall be allowed after the fact -- any changes in the score must be made before the next dart is thrown.  In non Cricket games errors in arithmetic must stand as written, unless corrected prior to the beginning of that players’ next throw. In case of doubles/team matches, such errors must be rectified prior to the next turn of any partner/player on the team.

8.The thrower shall not overstep the Oche line but may step back to any desired distance.  The thrower must have both feet behind the line. Should a player have his foot or any portion thereof over the Oche during a throw, all darts so thrown shall be counted as part of his throw, but the score shall be invalid and not counted.  One warning by the scorer to a player shall be sufficient before invoking this rule.

9.No dart thrown after the finishing double is scored shall count. (no ties)

10.It is the WINNING captains responsibility to report the score of the match, as directed by the Governor.  The WINNING teams Captain's failure to report results as directed by the Governor will result in a penalty of 2 games to the winning team.  The results for the losing team shall remain the same.


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SECTION V  -  SCOREKEEPER

1.The scorekeeper shall be an experienced dart player familiar with Association rules of play.   The scorekeeper must be mutually acceptable to both team captains.

2.While the Scorekeeper shall be the sole authority in charge of the game he scores, his calling of scores and/or scoring may be challenged by either player or their respective team captains.  All play shall cease until such challenges are resolved.
 
3.The scorekeeper shall announce the score made on each turn before the darts are pulled from the board and such scores shall stand once the darts are removed.  If the darts are pulled before the scorekeeper has announced the score, the scorekeeper shall announce the score, record it, and the score will stand.

4.The scorekeeper shall record the score made on each turn as well as the cumulative score.   The scorekeeper shall mark the board so that scores made are listed in the outer columns of the scoreboard, and the totals remaining are listed in the 2 middle columns.  No dart may be touched by the thrower, another thrower, scorer, captain, or spectator prior to the decision of the scorer.

5.If requested by the majority of the players, the scorekeeper shall refrain from smoking or drinking while in the performance of his duties.  He should stand FACING the board as MOTIONLESS as possible until the last dart is thrown.

6. Each team will share half of the scoring duties per competition, with the visitor having his option as to which half his team wants to score.


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SECTION VI  -  PERSONAL  CONDUCT


1. The following rules shall be observed at all times during any event sanctioned by the Association.

a. No team member shall wager upon the outcome of any game or match in which that
   members team is involved.  A player found doing so shall be expelled from the
   Association and his team penalized 2 game points.
b. Heckling or harassment of members of the other team while they are throwing shall
  be just cause for penalizing the offenders team 1 game point.  heckling or
  harassment includes indirect actions such as loud or boisterous talking or music,
  standing or moving in a throwers field of vision, standing to close behind a thrower,
  Etc. ( 2 feet minimum ).
c. Any NCDA member found liable for acts of vandalism or civil misconduct in or about
  darting establishments or tournament sites, is personally liable for his actions and is
  subject to disciplinary action in the form of suspension (temporary or permanent)
  subject to the review of the GOVERNOR.

2.The GOVERNOR is empowered to levy the penalties listed for infractions.  Repeated evidence of unsportsmanlike conduct by any individual or team shall be considered just cause for expulsion from the Association.

3.If for just cause, a pub owner refuses admission to his pub to a player, said player will be refused admission to the pub for scheduled matches. Matches will be played as scheduled without the player who was refused admission.  If that player wishes to appeal the action he may bring it to the league Governor for a decision;  if still not satisfied, the Board of Directors will have the final judgement.
 

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SECTION VII  -  SUMMER LEAGUES

1.Summer Leagues shall be Run at the discretion of the GOVERNOR.


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SECTION VIII  -  AWARDS

1.The following shall receive awards upon completion of the Schedule. All SPONSORS & MEMBERS must be paid-up Members.

a. SPONSORS of 1st & 2nd place teams in each division.
b. WEDNESDAY - Team ( 6 Individual )
c. MONDAY - Team. ( 3 Individual )
d. INDIVIDUALS  ( Monday & Wednesday ); High OUT or ON. 1st PLACE. ( 6 Trophies
Maximum ) 180 - 171 - PST - RO9 *  ( 1 trophy of this type. ) Player of the Season  ( 1 Man - 1
Woman per Division )


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SECTION IX - ALL-STAR TEAM MEMBERSHIP

a. NCDA All-Star Team shall consist of 8 Men & 4 Women.
b. Membership shall be determined by Play-Offs. A member must be in good standing
  to Participate.
c. Round Robin format ( All 3 Legs ).
d. Flights are to be determined by the Competition Secretary.
e. President & Competition Sec. are Captain & Co-Captain. Both are Alternates and
  may play if the need arises.
f. Team may be Suspended at discretion of Competition Sec. if other Associations
  Discontinue Play.
g. Each member shall receive a Shirt.


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SECTION X  -  LEAGUE  RULES

1. A Governor will not accept membership of a team or sponsor beyond his normal geographic limits unless all team captains of that division agree.

2. Any player playing in a certain division on any given league night. (Mon.-Wed.) may not play down more than 1 division on any other given league night.

3. Any team finishing last in a division may be moved down at the discretion of the Governor.  If a team disbands rather than move down,  NO more than 2 players can play on the same team for a period of 1 year.  Under NO circumstances will a team be allowed to move down more than one division.

4. The Governor will maintain a current roster at all times and will give the captain a copy at mid season.  The Roster will include member & captains home phone numbers.  The roster may include membership card numbers.


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ARTICLE I  -  NAME

The name of this organization shall be the:

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DARTS ASSOCIATION


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ARTICLE II  -  OBJECTIVE

1.The Object of this Association is to foster the game of darts in Northern California by:

a. Generally promoting the game of darts and encouraging greater participation in the
  sport.
b. Encouraging and promoting uniform rules governing dart events.
c. Coordinating the leagues which comprise the Association so that major events &
  competitions may be staged for the benefit of darts.
d. Establishing friendly relations with similar organizations in Northern California and
  elsewhere.


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ARTICLE III  -  MEMBERSHIP

1. Membership shall be of 2 types and open to anyone who evidences interest in darts as a sport.

a. INDIVIDUAL:  Members shall be those persons who are Boneafide dart playing
  members of a team, & who are legally old enough to use the facilities of sponsoring
  establishments which have alcoholic beverage licenses.  Members under 21 can only
  play in establishments they can legally patronize, however they should not expect
  special privileges for Assoc. sponsored tournaments and are allowed membership
  and must understand the restrictions placed on them as a result of their age.  Any
  team allowing a minor to violate a liquor law will be suspended from the Association
  and not allowed to play in NCDA. ( 1 Year )
b. SPONSOR:  Hereinafter called a sponsor, shall be that person, organization,
  corporation, or business that sponsors one or more teams.
c. Membership shall become effective upon receipt by the League Governor of the
  league in which membership is desired, of the appropriate dues & upon his approving
  said membership.  Refusal may be appealed in writing as set forth in Article IV,
  Section d.
d. No new team members shall be added in the second half of the competition schedule
  except upon written request & approval of 2/3 of the captains of the division into which
  the addition is desired
e. If new team members are added in the second half of the competition schedule, dues
  of $2.00 per week will be paid. 
f. A member transferring from one team to another team must have the approval of 2/3
  of the team captains in the division concerned and must notify the league Governor in
  writing 7 days prior to playing for the new team.
g. No transfers shall be made in the second half of the competition schedule except
  upon written request & approval of 2/3 of the captains of the league into which the
  transfer is desired.
h. A member must participate in 50% of regularly scheduled matches to play in the
  Semi-Finals & Finals.  ( 6 Matches ) (Exceptions: Medical or Family Emergencies.)
i. No team may leave a Sponsor without permission from said Sponsor during an active
  league season.

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ARTICLE IV  -  SUSPENSION or TERMINATION

a. Membership may be suspended or terminated by 2/3 vote of the Board of Directors
  for cause or bad conduct.
b. Any sponsor or member who has defaulted on payment of dues or fees in a prior
  season shall be refused membership until such monies have  been paid.
c. Membership will automatically be suspended for a bad check until such check is
  made good.  If such check is not made good within 10 days and a fee of $25. paid,
  the member will be terminated.
d. Any team forfeiting 2 matches during one competition schedule shall be dropped
  from competition for that schedule.  Team members involved in the forfeits shall be
  considered not in good standing with the Association & will not be allowed to play in
  NCDA for 1 year.  Individual members who show up for all matches prior to exclusion
  from the league are excluded from this rule.
e.  any team dropped from the league shall have its results for that half of the current
  competition schedule subtracted from the standings.
f. Any individual, organization or establishment refused membership in the Association
  by a League Governor may appeal the decision to a meeting of  that league into
  which membership is desired.  Such appeal must be in writing to the League
  Governor within 5 days of notification of refusal and the meeting must convene within 7
  days of receipt of the appeal.  To overrule the decision of the Governor, further
  appeals may be made to the Board of Directors, whose decision shall be final.

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ARTICLE V  -  DUES   AND  FEES

a. Dues and Fees shall be proposed by the Board of Directors.
b. Dues shall be collected by the league Governor BEFORE the start of a competition
  schedule.  Each team captain, or sponsor shall be responsible to ensure all dues
  owed by his team are paid on time.  Members joining after the start of competition
  must pay their dues before they may play on a team.
c. Any member in arrears on payment of dues shall be ineligible to participate in
  competition.
d. Any sponsor in arrears on payment of dues for a team shall render that team
  ineligible to participate in competition, and will forfeit eligibility for association
  sponsored shoots.

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ARTICLE VI  -  ASSOCIATION  OFFICERS

The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice President Secretary-Treasurer, Governor, Competition Sec., Pub Representative.

a. PRESIDENT: The President shall be the Executive Officer of the Association.  He
shall act as chairman of the Board of Directors and as presiding officer at any general membership
meeting.  He shall be responsible for the proper operation of the Association and guide its operations
according to the By-laws, Rules of Play, and other Association guidelines.  He shall be the official spokesperson for the Association.  He will be responsive to the needs and desires of the general
membership and will ensure that all other officers meet their charged responsibilities.

b. VICE-PRESIDENT: The Vice-President shall become familiar with all aspects of the Presidents job and be willing and able to assist the President in all aspects of the performance of his duties.  The Vice-President will assume these duties at such time the President is unable to do so.

c. TREASURER: He shall collect all the dues & fees owing to the Association from the league Governors and team Sponsors.  He shall receive all Association funds & maintain them in a Bank approved by the Board.  He will maintain a minimum balance of $100.00 at all times.  He will maintain an accurate account of all monies collected & disbursed with a supporting file of bills & invoices.  He shall submit a financial report to the Board within 60 days of the end of each competition schedule. He shall be responsible for all money matters concerning the Association, bill payment, money collection, tax statements, etc. The Treasurer shall be bondable.  He shall ensure that the  Association funds are disbursed on time and maintain proper records.

d. SECRETARY:  He shall keep the minutes of all meetings, and be custodian of all the records of the  association. He is responsible for sending notices & information from the president. He is responsible for updating the Association By-Laws as changes  happen.  He is the seated Officer of the Elections Committee and sees that the elections are run correctly as set up in the By-Laws.

e. COMPETITION SECRETARY: The Competition Secretary is responsible for all Association dart competitions. He shall keep a calendar for the BOD of all known dart tournaments.  He will be responsible for all Association awards.  He will be NCDA's representative to the ADO.

f. PUB REPRESENTATIVE:  He shall function as a player-member liaison. He will ensure that all Sponsors are familiar with Association Rules, Regulations, & Traditions, and should be available to aid new sponsor members in establishing darts in their establishments.

g. DIVISION REPRESENTATIVE:  The Division representative shall be elected by his division to be a liaison to the Board of Directors.  He will be a voting member of the Board.  He will be the initial arbiter of disputes in his division.  He will distribute information from the board to members of his division.

h. EDITOR OFF THE WIRE:  He will be responsible for publishing and distributing the "Off the Wire" newsletter to all members, by whatever means he chooses to use. (Including Electronic )  He may seek advertising to offset the cost of publishing.  Any excess may be his. He is a voting member of the Board of Directors.

i. No person may hold more than one ( 1 ) office on the Board of Directors unless he is appointed to a vacancy by the President in an emergency.

j. Officers shall receive reimbursement for approved expenses incurred on Association business.  Reimbursement shall be made only if a receipt has been submitted to the treasurer & approved by the Board. An acceptable candidate for an elected office must have been a bona fide

k. member of the Association for one (1) year, an active member in the previous competition schedule, and never removed from office or any appointed position.

l. Candidates for the office of President must have been an officer, or member of the Board of Directors. Candidates for elected office shall be nominated at the captains meeting ( 8th week of Spring Season ) and submitted to the board for inclusion on the official ballot.  All elections shall be by secret ballot.  Each member shall have one ( 1 ) vote for the election of each officer. The term of office shall be  from one year.  From August 1st to July 31st The current League Governor will complete the competition schedule in progress.  Officers will be elected by a simple majority of those voting.

 
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ARTICLE VII  -  DIRECTORS

a. The Board of directors shall consist of ( Minimum of 7 officers ), The League Governors, The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer Competition Secretary, Pub representative, League Representative.

b. The Governor is responsible for:
1. Certifying all competition dart equipment and playing conditions in his league meet Organization
standards.

2. Establish and run his league in accordance with Association Rules of Play & By-laws.

3. For compiling and distributing weekly league results.  The league will provide money to
accomplish this.

4. Arbitrate all disputes or protests in his league whenever possible.

5. The league Governor will collect all league monies, and issue all league memberships.

6. The league Governor will conduct all league tournaments in his area in the manner prescribed by
the Board of Directors.

7. The Governor will conduct at least one captain's meeting each competition schedule.

8. The Governor will receive from the treasury an amount to be determined by the Board of
Directors for each member in his league, to administrate his league.  He will furnish an accounting
of his money at the end of the season.

9. He is charged with insuring that all league members have access to all Association
communications.

10. He will insure his Roster and league standings are accurate he will submit an accurate list of
league winners to the Competition Secretary at the end of play as prescribed by the Rules of Play.

11. As a member of the Board of Directors, the Governor will represent his entire league and
membership. The Board of Directors shall be the governing body and shall have

c. general control over all leagues, teams, committees, the management of affairs,
  funds, and properties of the Association. The Board of Directors shall meet quarterly
  at such time and place as
d. designated by the President.  Special meetings may be called at the discretion of
  the President.

1. All Board of Directors are expected to attend all meetings

2. A board member automatically resigns when without sufficient cause, he fails to appear at 3
consecutive Board meetings, provided such meetings are not scheduled within a period of thirty-
one consecutive calendar days.

3. A quorum for the Board of Directors will consist of a simple majority of the Directors.

4. Only Board of Directors may vote at

e. Board vacancies may be filled by the President provided the proposed member was
  eligible for the office  and a majority of the board approves the appointment.

f. The Board of Directors shall have authority to enter into contracts and agreements in
  the name of the Organization.
g. The Board of Directors are expected to represent the Organization at all times.


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ARTICLE VIII  -  REMOVAL of OFFICERS & DIRECTORS


a. Any Organization Officer or Governor may be removed from office for incompetence,
  misconduct, or general neglect of his responsibilities at any time during his term of
  office by a majority vote of the Board. The action will be started by the other members
  of the BOARD.  A special Board meeting will be held to vote on the removal.

b. Any Organization member may bring the request for removal of a member If the
   Board of Directors to a board meeting.  Said request must be in writing, and
   signed by the individual requesting removal with justification for said removal.

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ARTICLE IX  -  CAPTAIN'S MEETINGS

a. The League Governor will be the presiding officer at the Captains Meeting in each
  League.
b. There will be no less than one Captains meeting each competition schedule.  Time &
  place of these meetings shall be determined by the Governor.
c. A majority of team captains for each league will constitute a quorum.
d. Each team not represented by its captain, a team member, or by written proxy will
  forfeit 2 points (wins vs losses) from the competition schedule.
e. Those entitled to the vote at a Captain's meeting are: Board members, each team
  captain, and each team sponsor.  No member shall have more than one vote unless
  given a valid proxy.
f. A team captain may designate his vote by conferring a signed proxy to another
  captain, or any association member.  Such proxy to be valid must give the reason for
  absence, the name of the individual representing the captain, and shall be signed and
  dated by the captain.
g. The bearer of the proxy cannot represent more than 2 teams including  his own.  A
  proxy once designated shall not be transferred to anyone else. No proxies will be
  allowed for a secret ballot vote to remove a member of the Board of Directors - per
  Article VIII, Section a.

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ARTICLE X  -  LEAGUE MEETINGS

a. League meetings shall be called at the discretion of the individual League Governor,
  or at the request of a majority of the team captains, or a majority of the Board of
  Directors.  These meetings are open to any League Member.

b. Attendance at said meeting is mandatory for all team captains and the League
  Governor.  Each team not represented by its captain or by written proxy will forfeit two
  points ( wins vs losses ) from the competition schedule.

c. The League Governor shall act as Chairperson at said meetings and he shall ensure
  that a notice of said meeting is given to all league captains forty eight hours prior to
  said meeting.

d. No more than one such League meeting per League, per month shall or will be
  called.

e. The time and place of League meetings shall be the prerogative of the League
  Governor.

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ARTICLE  XI  -  COMMITTEES

a.Committees shall be appointed at the discretion of the President and ratified by a
  majority vote of the board of directors.

b. All elected officers shall serve as ex-officio members of all committees.

c. Membership of all committees shall end at the prerogative of the President or at the
  expiration of the term of the President.

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ARTICLE  XII  -  ORDER OF BUSINESS


a. The order of business at all meetings of this Association shall be as follows.

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Reading and approval of the minutes of the previous meetings
4. Reports of officers
5. Unfinished business
6. New business
7. Establish time, date, & location for next meeting
8. Adjournment

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ARTICLE  XIII  -  PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY


Parliamentary authority unless otherwise specified shall be ROBERT'S RULES of ORDER, and shall be the authority for this association.


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ARTICLE  XIV  -  AMENDMENTS

a. Any amendment to the By-Laws or Association Rules of Play may be proposed at
  any regular Board of Directors meeting.  Amendments may be proposed at a regular
  Captain's meeting (all leagues) provided that the proposed amendment or
  amendments are submitted to the Board of Directors and receive the approval of the
  Board of Directors prior to being adopted.

b. Any amendment not receiving the approval of the Board of Directors shall require a
  two-thirds majority vote of the voting members present at the following Captain's
  meeting to be approved.

c. All By-Law amendments shall become effective at the commencement of the
  following competition schedule, unless otherwise provided for and passed by a two-
  thirds majority vote of the voting membership at the Captain's meeting at which said
  amendment was approved.

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ARTICLE XV  -  GENERAL PROVISIONS

a. Application for team participation shall be made in writing to the League Governor at
  least two weeks prior to the commencement of a competition schedule.  Application
  is by the wishes of the Board as to the form.

b. A competition Schedule shall be that period of time it takes each team in a division to
  play a minimum of one home match and one away match with each other team in
  their division, or 14 weeks.

c. The Association shall be divided into Leagues.  A league shall have a minimum of
  Four & a maximum of Eight teams in each Division.

d. The WEDNESDAY TEAMs shall have a minimum of four Players. The MONDAY
  DOUBLES shall have a minimum of two Players. Said players must be in good
  standing with the Association and be Sponsored by a Sponsor who is in good
  standing.

e. All meetings are open to any member of the Association.  Any member in good
  standing may speak at said meetings, but shall have no vote, unless said member
  holds a position that otherwise entitles him to vote.

f. Whenever the word "Association" is used in the By-Laws, said word means
  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DARTS ASSOCITION."

g. Special meetings for special purposes may be called by a majority of the members of
  the group holding the meeting.  Such special meetings may transact only such
  business as specified in the call and special purpose meetings may not supersede
  regular meetings.  All members of said group must be notified of such special
  meetings before they take place.

h. Each team shall elect a Captain from its individual members and said Captain shall
  hold office during the competition schedule for which he was elected.  Each Captain is
  responsible for the information contained in the By-Laws, Rules of Play, and weekly
  results sheet published by the League Governor.


i. These By-Laws will be reviewed annually by the Board of Directors. except as
  otherwise specified in the Articles of Incorporation of these By-Laws.


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SECTION I - EQUIPMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION II  -  DATE AND TIME OF MATCHES
SECTION III  -  COMPETITION MATCHES
SECTION IV  -  SCORING
SECTION V  -  SCOREKEEPER
SECTION VI  -  PERSONAL  CONDUCT
SECTION VII  -  SUMMER LEAGUES
SECTION VIII  -  AWARDS
SECTION IX - ALL-STAR TEAM MEMBERSHIP
SECTION X  -  LEAGUE  RULES
ARTICLE I  -  NAME
ARTICLE II  -  OBJECTIVE
ARTICLE III  -  MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE IV  -  SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
ARTICLE V  -  DUES AND FEES
ARTICLE VI  -  ASSOCIATION OFFICERS
ARTICLE VII  -  DIRECTORS
ARTICLE VIII  -  REMOVAL OF OFF. AND DIR.
ARTICLE IX  -  CAPTAIN'S MEETINGS
ARTICLE X  -  LEAGUE MEETINGS
ARTICLE XI  -  COMMITTEES
ARTICLE XII  -  ORDER OF BUSINESS
ARTICLE XIII  -  PARLIMENTARY AUTHORITY
ARTICLE XIV  -  AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE XV  -  GENERAL PROVISIONS