2017 Tournament Rules

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  1. The Darts Over Missouri (Kansas City) Tournament is open to all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered dart players. All other Kansas City dart players must have played in two (2) of
    the last four (4) seasons with KCCDA.
  2. Darts Over Missouri is Straight Friendly. However, it is a gay event therefore;
    half of your team must be GLBTTQ to be eligible to play in this tournament.
  3. The Darts Over Missouri Tournament is an amateur dart tournament. If your name can be
    found on any of the following lists as of 11:59 PM on Friday, May 5th, 2017, you are prohibited from playing in this tournament:
    1. American Darters Association (ADA)
      1. American Dart League (ADL) Top Darters
        1. Soft Tip Neutralizer Men
        2. Soft Tip Neutralizer Women
        3. Soft Tip American Open League Men
        4. Soft Tip American Open League Women
        5. Steel Tip Neutralizer Men
        6. Steel Tip Neutralizer Women
        7. Steel Tip American Open League Men
        8. Steel Tip American Open League Women
      2. Pro Darters List
    2. American Darts Organization (ADO)
      1. ADO Men's National Rankings
      2. ADO Women's National Rankings
    3. Arachnid's Pro Lists (Bullshooter)
      1. Pro List
      2. Pro AA List
      3. Women's A List
      4. Women's AA List
    4. National Dart Association (NDA)
      1. '01 Player's Rankings
          (Only the top 1100 NDA players are prohibited from playing in this tournament.)
  4. The Darts Over Missouri Tournament Directors reserves the right to refuse entry to any person for any reason.
  5. If a player on your team has won $150.00 or more in any dart tournament in the last twelve (12) months, you must report it to the Tournament Director.
  6. You must be at least 21 years old to participate in this tournament. ID's will be verified the night of registration; each team member must sign in.
  7. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email a Tournament Director at James@DartsOverMissouri.com.
  8. If any player knowingly provides false or misleading information, or is determined to be ineligible after the start of tournament play, the player will be removed from the tournament.
  9. If you are unable to attend registration, you are responsible for proof of ID the following day at the Captains meeting before being eligible to play in the tournament. Photo copy ID's or any other similar will not be accepted.

    Tournament Rules

  10. The matches will be played over a number of venues throughout the Kansas City Metro, location names and a map of the bars will be provided by the DOM Staff in your folders received at the Captains Meeting.
  11. No Practice once match has started. If you are waiting to play in the finals for the top 4 places and elimination games are in progress, as a courtesy, please find a board away from the match area to practice as to not distract players and spectators.
  12. No coaching a player at the line: the player must step away from the line to communicate with other players on their team. The team captain may request their player step back from the line (tapping on the shoulder is permitted) so the team may communicate with the player. Please use courtesy when players on other teams are throwing.
  13. Home team is determined by a coin toss, then toss to see who goes first for game 5 (if needed).
  14. Each tournament match will be first to win three (3) out of five (5) games. The matches consist of 4 games of 301 open-in / masters-out (Freeze rule applies), and one game of 501 piggy back open-in / masters-out (Freeze rule applies). In all games (four) 4 positions are played in order to make freezing/blocking possible.
  15. Freeze rule: If at any time in the game, your opponents combined scores are less than that of your partner, you cannot go to zero. If a player goes to zero and his partners score is higher than the opponents combined scores, the game is a forfeit and the win is credited to the opponent with the lowest score.
  16. It is the throwers responsibility to see that the machine is displaying the correct players number prior to throwing any darts. Darts must not be thrown until the THROW DARTS LIGHT IS ON. Any dart thrown early may not be thrown over or manually scored.
  17. If a dart is dropped across the throw line and it lands on the floor past the throw line, it is considered a thrown dart and the player loses that point. This is not debatable by the captains of the team.
  18. Players of each team will provide quarters for tournament play.
  19. The dart board is always right. For example, if a player throws a dart and it sticks in the Triple 20 but the board registers a Single 20, the player cannot manually input the Triple 20 as the correct score. If a dart stays in the board but does not register, the dart will not be manually scored.
  20. If a player throws when it is the turn of a player on the opposing team, any points scored will remain on the machine and the machine will be advanced around so that the correct player may have a full turn.
  21. If a player throws when it is the turn of a teammate, any points scored will remain on the machine and both members of that team will be passed on their next turn.
  22. If a player throws out if turn and it ends the game, the players team forfeits the game. The opponent with the lowest score is credited with the win.
  23. A player may pass on any or all darts in any turn.
  24. At the completion of a match, each team captain must double-check the score sheet and sign it.
  25. The winning team captain is responsible for calling in the wins and losses, AND turning in the score sheets (with both team captains signatures) to the Host Bar.
  26. In the event of a missing score sheet, both team captains will have to re-create a new sheet and sign it before a DOM member and turn it in. No wins will be credited without a score sheet.
  27. Should any other problems arise that are not addressed above, the team captain that perceives the problem should stop the game and contact one of the DOM tournament staff. The DOM staff, via the directors, has the final decision on all rulings.


  28. The purpose of this section is to provide you with specific guidelines concerning player conduct during Tournament play. The guidelines contained herein deal with Physical Contact and Verbal Abuse. There is room for judgment in some areas and none in others.
  29. Physical Contact
    Physical contact is hostile contact between two players. This contact could be in the form of bumping, shoving, pushing, or hitting.

    If hostile physical contact occurs:
    THE MATCH IS OVER! IMMEDIATELY notify the DOM Director.

    1. If only one side was involved, that team forfeits the match and the non-offending team is awarded wins for all games.
    2. If both sides were involved, the match will be a 0-0 for both teams.
    3. The offending player or players will have their conduct reviewed by the Director and could face expulsion from the tournament permanently.
    4. Throwing darts anywhere other than at the board or in other ways making the situation uncomfortable for those playing will be considered a sportsmanship violation and subject to review by the Director.
  30. Verbal Abuse
    Verbal abuse consists of name-calling, threats, or any other language that could be considered to be harassment. The Director will have to make judgment calls in this area.
    1. It is not considered harassment to root for your team, just do not do it while the other team is shooting.
    2. Calling out false numbers to the opposing team while they are at the line throwing could constitute verbal abuse.
  31. Follow-up Actions
    1. It is important that those individuals who cannot act appropriately adjust their demeanor or they will be removed from the tournament.
  32. All players and cheerleaders are expected to act with good sportsmanship. If any said person(s) cause any type of disruption or disturbance before, during or after play, Darts Over Missouri retains the right to remove that person(s) from the event.

Player Eligibility Check Utility

This utility is provided as a courtesy only!

Perform a preliminary search against the lists specified within the Eligibility section.
Players are responsible for verifying that they meet all eligibility requirements.

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure your name does not appear on any of the lists outlined within the Eligibility Rules section.
If your name can be found on any of the lists in the Eligibility section, you are prohibited from playing in Darts Over Missouri
(even if this utility does not locate your name on one of the lists).

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