Director and Captains
The captains and a Director will govern cup play. A Director's term will be one season from beginning to end. A Director will be voted in by the North Carolina Ladies' Cup captains. Responsibilities of the Director's position will include: scheduling for upcoming season, receiving score sheets and keeping league stats, producing a newsletter with standings and a players list prior to each match date (individual statistics required a minimum of 4 times during the year, no later than mid-season), reporting on NC Ladies' Cup finances, updating rules and regulations as voted by captains, and ruling on any problems. A formal appeal can be made to the Director to dispute a ruling, with a majority vote of the captains of all teams not involved in the dispute required to overturn the decision. (note: this is a majority of “all teams not involved”, not just a majority of the “teams not involved that respond to the appeal.”) .Director’s responsibilities must be met to qualify for payment by the NCDO.
Season and Scheduling
A season will run from January through December. Dates are picked to not interfere with local,
state, and national tournaments based on the
Standings and Statistics
Standings will be determined by match win/loss percentage. Ties in match record will be decided by the following tiebreakers:
1. total season points; 2. head-to-head match record; 3. head-to-head season points; 4. match win/loss percentage against common opponents; 5. season points against common opponents; 6. regular season finish from the prior season (matches, then points, etc.). Individual win/loss stats will be kept to determine a High Win % in Singles.
End of Season Tournament for NC State Champion
The winner of this tournament will be deemed NC State Champion for that year (season) and host next year's tournament. Seeding for the tournament will be based on final standings of that season. If a team is going to forfeit the first round at the tournament, all teams below them will move up in ranking and the next highest ranked team, not originally qualifying for the tournament, will be given the option to participate. The top eight teams for the season will play a single-elimination tournament on one weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Quarterfinals at 12:00 noon (Sat.), Semifinals at 5:00 PM (Sat.), and Finals at 1:00 PM (Sun.). In multi-divisional seasons, tournament seedings will be placed such that if all better seeds advance in their matches, all tournament matches will be inter-divisional.
All members of participating teams must be bona fide members
Matches start at 2:00 PM. If a team does not have the players
necessary to play the match by 2:30 PM, they forfeit the match. Format for play of a match is as follows in
the following order: 6 Singles 301 DIDO,
1 point each = 6; 6 Singles Cricket, 1 point each = 6; 3 Doubles 501 FIDO, 2
points each = 6; 3 Doubles Cricket, 2 points each = 6. Total points = 24. In the event of a tie, a team match (6
players) of 1001 FIDO - will be played to determine the winner of the match (no
points – please indicate the winner of the match on the score sheet). All play
is best of 3 except the 1001 tiebreaker, which is one game only. Three dartboards will be used for the
match. If a match is forced to be played
on less than the regulation number of boards, and the captains can't come to an
agreement on what to do, the host team will forfeit the match with points
awarded as per league rules.
Team Fees and Awards
A team fee, to be decided by the NCDO each season, will be needed to support administrative costs (copying, postage, and paper) and purchase trophies. Trophies will be awarded to tourney winners "State Champions" (limit of 9 trophies for players). Tourney winners take home NC Ladies' State Cup for a year until the next tourney. Individual trophies will be awarded for High In (301) and High Out league wide, and High Win % - Singles Leader for each division. For an individual to win a High Win % trophy she must play in 50% of the singles games possible during the season. Certificates will be awarded for Ton 80's, Ton 171's, 9 Marks and 6 Bulls.
The NCDO's role will be to collect fees, distribute expenses as needed and rule a team ineligible for play based on non-payment of dues. A team will be eligible for play when its association has been a paid NCDO member for the calendar year prior to the year being scheduled for NC Cup play. The one-year waiting period to participate in NC Cup play may be waived with a vote by the current participating captains. If a team's dues are late they must cease play for the season. When a delinquent team does pay dues they will automatically be reinstated for play during the next season. If a team forfeits one quarter or three (3) of its matches, whichever is less, including the End of Season Tournament, they will be removed for the rest of the season and all their remaining matches will be scored as forfeits. The team must petition the captains at the NCDO/League meeting to ask for reinstatement for the next year in which they intend to play. The current captains will vote on accepting new teams to the schedule. A team wishing to join the Ladies' schedule that is affiliated with an association already an NCDO member must indicate their "intent to play", in writing, at the NCDO Board meeting held at the NC State Dart Championship Tournament in the fall. A roster of players will also be required at this time.