Regulation


Posted on Sunday 22nd March 2020 by admin



1) Equipment required:

1.1) VDarts dartboard , Vdarts game APP installed , VDarts account with a clear frontal picture of your face.

1.2) Registered account on www.playdartsonline.com.

1.3) Be a member of Playdartsonline facebook page.

1.4) Internet with a good connection. At Least 2MB/Second.

1.5) Xrecorder app or equivalent program to record games.

1.6) Darts and flights.

2) Tournament Conduct Guidelines:

2.1) Create an account on playdartsonline: www.playdartsonline.com/members

2.2) Once you have subscribed to one of our tournaments of your interest, our administration team will approve it in due time.

2.3) When approved, go to your matches in order to view relevant information.

2.4) You will be responsible to contact your opponent through our platform (playdartsonline.com messenger) in order to schedule a time for the match to take place, which is suitable for both of you.

2.5) Start and complete your match. After the game has ended, both players will need to add their results, by accessing your own account, on Playdartsonline website.

2.6) If the results were added incorrectly by either player, (it is your responsibility to see this), you're expected to try and resolve this in a friendly manner, through messenger on playdartsonline.com or via facebook group playdartsonline with your opponent.

2.7) If for some reason, you cannot solve this issue among yourselves, you can open a dispute; from here, the administration team will analyse the situation, and solve it accordingly.

3) Camera setup / recording:

3.1) All players need to have their camera working during the game matches with the best resolution possible.

3.2) All players are to record all games played with Xrecorder application (or equivalent program to record games) , as these videos will be used for disputes that might arise. We suggest players to keep the saved videos until both players have successfully put the same results on playdartsonline site.

3.3) During gameplay, all players shall provide their opponent with a clear view of theirself and the dartboard.

Everyone will face different challenges when it comes to mounting and positioning the camera, which will depend on your space you choose to play from (Room, lounge, etc.)
We leave this open, for each player to get creative and find the best solution around this.

A suggestion: You could even use two cameras, in order to record the match with better angles, which can make your case stronger, if a potential dispute arises (allows for our administration team to have a better view from the recordings submitted).

4) Communication Conduct & Guidelines:

4.1) All communications between players (Schedule your match, Disputes & Tournament related) should always be done through messenger on playdartsonline.com or via facebook group playdartsonline.

4.2) If for some reason, you’re not able to communicate through our messenger platform (Due to some potential error/bug), firstly, we need you to report this Error/bug, by proving a basic description & screenshot to playdartsonline@gmail.com
In this scenario, you may use an alternative communication platform, that works best for both.

5) Time frame:

5.1) Depending on each tournament, players will have a time frame to play their games.

6) Match Scheduling:

6.1) It is the responsibility of each player to contact their opponent to set a time for the match to take place, keeping in mind that this needs to be completed, within the time frame given by our administration team.

(Please consider that some players are in different time zones, which means some matches may take slightly longer to arrange.).

We strongly suggest that you start arranging your match schedule, as soon as possible!

6.2) If you weren’t able to complete a match, within the given time frame, you (both players) will most likely be subject to receiving 0 points score (Loss), for that particular match, depending on the situation and the level of tournament.

6.3) Elaborating further on clause 6.2, If a dispute wasn’t opened within 24 hours after the end of the time frame given, the administration team will award 0 Points (Loss) to both players.

7) The Conduct of Gameplay & Server Issues:

7.1) If a game gets lost or freezes for whatever reason, players are requested to start a new game, but, with the condition to put the game exactly as to how it was at the stage it froze or got lost.

On the other hand, players can restart that specific game from ZERO, if mutually agreed upon (keep proof of this communication)
When restarting the game from where it froze, players are only required to redo that specific game, and not the whole match.
On the other hand, players can restart the whole match from ZERO, if mutually agreed upon (Keep proof of this communication).

NOTE:

If at any point, a player wants to forfeit during the course of a match/game, he/she has the right to do so. In this case his/her opponent will be awarded the Victory.
All else will only be allowed, as long as both players have agreed to a particular suggestion / decision between themselves.

Another Reason, as to why it’s very important to record your games. We suggest Xrecorder.

7.2) Any Thrown dart that sticks but does not register may not be “tapped In”. The dart is considered a miss, and must be disregarded.
From here, you must press the “pass button”, after having thrown all 3 darts for that particular round.
Players are not allowed to touch the dartboard at any time during gameplay, except for when removing the darts.

7.3) If the dart scores but does not stick to the dartboard, that dart will still count and the score gained from it is acceptable.

7.4) If the dart does not stick and the dartboard did not score it, it’s considered a miss and counts as a thrown dart.
From here, you must press the “pass button”, after having thrown all 3 darts for that particular round.
Players are not allowed to touch the dartboard at any time during gameplay, except for when removing the darts.

7.5) Players should only throw their darts when it's their turn to throw (Make sure dartboard has told you to throw). If a dart is thrown before the time (player didn’t wait for dartboard readiness) and dart doesn't register, it is considered a miss.
From here, you must press the “pass button”, after having thrown all 3 darts for that particular round.
Players are not allowed to touch the dartboard at any time during gameplay, except for when removing the darts.

7.6) When a player throws a dart and the dartboard registers a different number other than where it seemed to have hit, OR, did actually hit, what the dartboard originally registered on the scoreboard, is what will count.

7.7) All darts thrown forward towards the dartboard, are considered a valid throw. Even if the dart doesn't hit the dartboard, it’s considered a miss.

7.8)If any other challenge / issue comes up, that’s not mentioned herein, players are required to try and solve the situation among themselves. If players cannot solve it among themselves; open a dispute for the administration team to solve it accordingly.

8) Game Results Submission :

8.1) Both players have up to a maximum of 24 hours, after the time frame given to submit the game results. This is always done through your account on our platform (playdartsonline.com).

8.2) If only one player submits the results of the match played, these are the only results that administration will consider.

8.3) If no results are submitted from either player, players will be awarded with 0 points (loss), from our administration team.

9) Disputes:

9.1) All players have up to 24 hours, after the time frame given to open a dispute through their account on playdartsonline.com.

9.2) When opening a dispute you must provide all important information that’s relevant to your dispute, in order for administration to solve it in a timely manner.

9.3) In case you need to send big files, please share it to the administration via the facebook group playdartsonline or to the administration google drive to the following email: playdartsonline@gmail.com or contact administration for an alternative solution. Please don't forget to advise tournament name, your VDART ID and your opponents VDART ID.

10) Disqualification / Misconduct:

10.1) Any type of cheating during tournaments, qualifies for disqualification!

10.2) Bad Video quality provided for disputes, qualifies for disqualification!

10.3) Incorrect camera setup for video recordings (used for disputes), qualifies for disqualification!

10.3) Any type of bad communication conduct (text, gesture, voice, …), qualifies for disqualification!

10.4) No video recordings provided for when disputes arise, qualifies for disqualification!

10.5) Using more than one account, qualifies for disqualification!

10.6) All of the above, is strictly up to the Administration Teams discretion!

10.7) When a player gets disqualified for paid Tournaments or leagues, he/she does not qualify for any type of refund! The same applies for membership fees.

10.8) If you do not comply with any other requirements, stipulated within our regulation as a whole, the Administration Team has the right to conduct any disqualification deemed necessary.

Disqualification / Misconduct Meaning: This means the disqualification from a Tournament OR League. 

Depending on the level of Severity, the Administration Team has the right to remove the player as a member for an extended period of time, OR, Permanently!

11) General rules:

11.1) Players are only allowed to have one account on playdartsonline.com.

11.2) All matches are only to be played on a Vdarts dartboard.

11.3) All dartboard must be set at regulation height.

- Standard height from floor to bullseye centre on the dartboard, is 173cm.
- Regulated distance from the throw line, to the dartboard horizontally, is 244cm.
- Each “Round Throw” consists of 3 darts.

11.4) The electronic dartboard will indicate when each ‘throw’ should be thrown.

11.5) You aren’t obliged to throw all 3 darts in the same round. A single round can end with 1, 2, or 3 darts thrown, which is always at the discretion of the player throwing. No more than 3 darts, is allowed to be thrown, per round.

11.6) Darts should not be removed from the board till the round is completed.

11.7) The person to throw first, at the start of the match, is decided based upon who appears on the top of the bracket.

From here, player (on the bottom of the bracket) must make the invitation to the opponent through the VDarts gameplay app, in order for the match to start.

In the following games, the other player will start first, and from there you just keep switching, as per the example below!

Example:

Example


1st game: Alex invites Tom, and Tom plays first
2nd game: Tom invites Alex, and Alex plays first
3rd game: Alex invites Tom, and Tom plays first
4th game: Tom invites Alex, and Alex plays first

11.9) Players must throw the darts keeping both their feet behind the throw line. Players can lean forward but cannot pass the line until all 3 darts have been thrown.

11.10) All players are responsible before any match to have their dartboard working 100% (All numbers marking fine etc).

11.11) Anything that we might have forgotten to add herein, must be submitted to the administration team in a timely manner, for resolution.

12) Tournament Games:

12.1) Playing Rules for all X01 games (501,701 etc):

12.1.1) The player starts with the total number of points, depending on the X01 game being played (501,701 etc). The objective with all X01 games, is to get to zero before your opponent does.

12.1.2) All segments of the dart board are valid for scoring, singles, doubles, triples, outer bull and inner bull.

12.1.3) All points scored are subtracted from the remaining total.

12.1.4) A ‘bust’ occurs when the player scores more than the remaining total. In this case his/her score returns to what he/she had previously, which makes you go the next round again.

12.1.5) The winner of any X01 game, is the player who got to zero points first; OR, if the total number of rounds came to an end, before any player could make it to zero, the player with the lowest points would win by Default.

12.2) Other X01 Game Options:

12.2.1) Double In: the game only starts deducting points, once you have hit any double, bull or double bull, otherwise you wont have the ability to start deducting points.

12.2.2) Double Out: the score must be reduced to zero by throwing the last dart that scores a double (Example: If you are left with 20 points, you need to hit Double 10 to win, and vice versa,...)

12.2.3) Double n/ Double Out: The game starts and ends by throwing a double, bull or double bull.

12.2.4) Master In: The same as ‘Double in’ but can also be started by throwing any triple.

12.2.5) Master Out: The same as ‘Double Out’ but can be won by throwing any triple.

12.3) Gameplay rules for cricket:

12.3.1) The objective of this game is to close the list of numbers on the dartboard, and simultaneously trying to obtain the highest score.

12.3.2) The numbers on the list are: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, Bulls Eye.

12.3.3) In order for you to start scoring, you must ‘open’ the number by hitting a particular segment number 3 times, before your opponent does. Doubles count as 2 and triples as 3.

12.3.4) Once the player has ‘opened’ a particular segment number, points can be scored, for every dart the player hits the segment number with; however this player can only score until his/her opponent hasn't hit that same segment number 3 times. As soon as this happens that number gets ‘closed’ and no further scoring can take place on that particular segment number.

12.3.5) As the game progresses the numbers get ‘closed’, as both players hit those respective segment numbers with 3 darts. Keep in mind that scores can only be made by either player while the number is ‘open’, as described previously.

12.3.6) When all numbers are closed OR, if all 15 rounds end, the player with the highest score wins.

12.4) Gameplay rule for count up:

12.4.1) This game is simple, and requires each player to throw 8 rounds of 3 darts each. Once the game comes to an end, the player with the highest score wins.

13) Dress code:

13.1) Please dress appropriately and keep it family friendly. Remember that your video will be displayed in a location that may contain children or others that are easily offended.

13.2) Shirts / T-shirts and clothing in general to always be family friendly (nothing offensive or too revealing).

13.3) The administration team has the right to determine if your attire is/was appropriate or not.

14) Sportsmanship:

14.1) Be aware that you are on camera. Your video will be displayed at a location that might have children that will see you or your picture.

14.2) Ensure that you have enough lightning in your gameplay area, which allows your opponent to see you in the video, and adequate for good recording quality as well.

14.3) Please do not make any inappropriate gestures during gameplay, or while being recorded on video.

14.4) Disputes which don't get resolved among players themselves, must be escalated to the administration team, for resolution.

14.5) Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from our tournaments, and most likely never be allowed to partake in our tournaments ever again, which is solely up to the discretion of the Administration team.

14.6) Any unsportsmanlike conduct, will also be grounds for dismissal from our tournaments.

15) Prizes:

15.1) Prizes will vary depending on the tournament. Each tournament will have a complementary regulation to “PLAY DARTS ONLINE - General regulation” which will state if there are prizes or not.

16) Organization:

16.1) The Organisation, as the promoting entity of these tournaments, and reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary, to defend its legitimate interests.

16.2) The Organization has the right to amend these regulations or add complementary regulations to “PLAY DARTS ONLINE - General regulation” for particular tournaments, if necessary.

16.3) The interpretation of these regulations are made by the organization, as a resolution of omitted cases.

1) Equipment required:

1.1) VDarts dartboard , Vdarts game APP installed , VDarts account with a clear frontal picture of your face.

1.2) Registered account on www.playdartsonline.com.

1.3) Be a member of Playdartsonline facebook page.

1.4) Internet with a good connection. At Least 2MB/Second.

1.5) Xrecorder app or equivalent program to record games.

1.6) Darts and flights.

2) Tournament Conduct Guidelines:

2.1) Create an account on playdartsonline: www.playdartsonline.com/members

2.2) Once you have subscribed to one of our tournaments of your interest, our administration team will approve it in due time.

2.3) When approved, go to your matches in order to view relevant information.

2.4) You will be responsible to contact your opponent through our platform (playdartsonline.com messenger) in order to schedule a time for the match to take place, which is suitable for both of you.

2.5) Start and complete your match. After the game has ended, both players will need to add their results, by accessing your own account, on Playdartsonline website.

2.6) If the results were added incorrectly by either player, (it is your responsibility to see this), you're expected to try and resolve this in a friendly manner, through messenger on playdartsonline.com or via facebook group playdartsonline with your opponent.

2.7) If for some reason, you cannot solve this issue among yourselves, you can open a dispute; from here, the administration team will analyse the situation, and solve it accordingly.

3) Camera setup / recording:

3.1) All players need to have their camera working during the game matches with the best resolution possible.

3.2) All players are to record all games played with Xrecorder application (or equivalent program to record games) , as these videos will be used for disputes that might arise. We suggest players to keep the saved videos until both players have successfully put the same results on playdartsonline site.

3.3) During gameplay, all players shall provide their opponent with a clear view of yourself, the dartboard and the throwing line.

Everyone will face different challenges when it comes to mounting and positioning the camera, which will depend on your space you choose to play from (Room, lounge, etc.)
We leave this open, for each player to get creative and find the best solution around this.

A suggestion: You could even use two cameras, in order to record the match with better angles, which can make your case stronger, if a potential dispute arises (allows for our administration team to have a better view from the recordings submitted).

4) Communication Conduct & Guidelines:

4.1) All communications between players (Schedule your match, Disputes & Tournament related) should always be done through messenger on playdartsonline.com or via facebook group playdartsonline.

4.2) If for some reason, you’re not able to communicate through our messenger platform (Due to some potential error/bug), firstly, we need you to report this Error/bug, by proving a basic description & screenshot to playdartsonline@gmail.com
In this scenario, you may use an alternative communication platform, that works best for both.

5) Time frame:

5.1) Depending on each tournament, players will have a time frame to play their games.

6) Match Scheduling:

6.1) It is the responsibility of each player to contact their opponent to set a time for the match to take place, keeping in mind that this needs to be completed, within the time frame given by our administration team.

(Please consider that some players are in different time zones, which means some matches may take slightly longer to arrange.).

We strongly suggest that you start arranging your match schedule, as soon as possible!

6.2) If you weren’t able to complete a match, within the given time frame, you (both players) will most likely be subject to receiving 0 points score (Loss), for that particular match, depending on the situation and the level of tournament.

6.3) Elaborating further on clause 6.2, If a dispute wasn’t opened within 24 hours after the end of the time frame given, the administration team will award 0 Points (Loss) to both players.

7) The Conduct of Gameplay & Server Issues:

7.1) If a game gets lost or freezes for whatever reason, players are requested to start a new game, but, with the condition to put the game exactly as to how it was at the stage it froze or got lost.

Another Reason, as to why it’s very important to record your games. We suggest Xrecorder.

7.2) Any Thrown dart that sticks but does not register may not be “tapped In”. The dart is considered a miss, and must be disregarded.
From here, you must press the “pass button”, after having thrown all 3 darts for that particular round.
Players are not allowed to touch the dartboard at any time during gameplay, except for when removing the darts.

7.3) If the dart scores but does not stick to the dartboard, that dart will still count and the score gained from it is acceptable.

7.4) If the dart does not stick and the dartboard did not score it, it’s considered a miss and counts as a thrown dart.
From here, you must press the “pass button”, after having thrown all 3 darts for that particular round.
Players are not allowed to touch the dartboard at any time during gameplay, except for when removing the darts.

7.5) Players should only throw their darts when it's their turn to throw (Make sure dartboard has told you to throw). If a dart is thrown before the time (player didn’t wait for dartboard readiness) and dart doesn't register, it is considered a miss.
From here, you must press the “pass button”, after having thrown all 3 darts for that particular round.
Players are not allowed to touch the dartboard at any time during gameplay, except for when removing the darts.

7.6) When a player throws a dart and the dartboard registers a different number other than where it seemed to have hit, OR, did actually hit, what the dartboard originally registered on the scoreboard, is what will count.

7.7) All darts thrown forward towards the dartboard, are considered a valid throw. Even if the dart doesn't hit the dartboard, it’s considered a miss.

7.8)If any other challenge / issue comes up, that’s not mentioned herein, players are required to try and solve the situation among themselves. If players cannot solve it among themselves; open a dispute for the administration team to solve it accordingly.

8) Game Results Submission :

8.1) Both players have up to a maximum of 24 hours, after the time frame given to submit the game results. This is always done through your account on our platform (playdartsonline.com).

8.2) If only one player submits the results of the match played, these are the only results that administration will consider.

8.3) If no results are submitted from either player, players will be awarded with 0 points (loss), from our administration team.

9) Disputes:

9.1) All players have up to 24 hours, after the time frame given to open a dispute through their account on playdartsonline.com.

9.2) When opening a dispute you must provide all important information that’s relevant to your dispute, in order for administration to solve it in a timely manner.

9.3) In case you need to send big files, please share it to the administration via the facebook group playdartsonline or to the administration google drive to the following email: playdartsonline@gmail.com or contact administration for an alternative solution. Please don't forget to advise tournament name, your VDART ID and your opponents VDART ID.

10) General rules:

10.1) Players are only allowed to have one account on playdartsonline.com.

10.2) All matches are only to be played on a Vdarts dartboard.

10.3) All dartboard must be set at regulation height.

- Standard height from floor to bullseye centre on the dartboard, is 173cm.
- Regulated distance from the throw line, to the dartboard horizontally, is 244cm.
- Each “Round Throw” consists of 3 darts.

10.4) The electronic dartboard will indicate when each ‘throw’ should be thrown.

10.5) You aren’t obliged to throw all 3 darts in the same round. A single round can end with 1, 2, or 3 darts thrown, which is always at the discretion of the player throwing. No more than 3 darts, is allowed to be thrown, per round.

10.6) Darts should not be removed from the board till the round is completed.

10.7) The person to throw first, at the start of the match, is decided based upon who appears on the top of the bracket.

From here, this player (on top of the Bracket) must make the invitation to the opponent through the VDarts gameplay app, in order for the match to start.

In the following games, the other player will start first, and from there you just keep switching, as per the example below!

 

Example:

Example


1st game: Tom invites and plays first
2nd game: Alex invites and plays first
3rd game: Tom invites and plays first
4th game: Alex invites and plays first

10.9) Players must throw the darts keeping both their feet behind the throw line. Players can lean forward but cannot pass the line until all 3 darts have been thrown.

10.10) All players are responsible before any match to have their dartboard working 100% (All numbers marking fine etc).

10.11) Anything that we might have forgotten to add herein, must be submitted to the administration team in a timely manner, for resolution.

11) Tournament Games:

11.1) Playing Rules for all X01 games (501,701 etc):

11.1.1) The player starts with the total number of points, depending on the X01 game being played (501,701 etc). The objective with all X01 games, is to get to zero before your opponent does.

11.1.2) All segments of the dart board are valid for scoring, singles, doubles, triples, outer bull and inner bull.

11.1.3) All points scored are subtracted from the remaining total.

11.1.4) A ‘bust’ occurs when the player scores more than the remaining total. In this case his/her score returns to what he/she had previously, which makes you go the next round again.

11.1.5) The winner of any X01 game, is the player who got to zero points first; OR, if the total number of rounds came to an end, before any player could make it to zero, the player with the lowest points would win by Default.

11.2) Other X01 Game Options:

11.2.1) Double In: the game only starts deducting points, once you have hit any double, bull or double bull, otherwise you wont have the ability to start deducting points.

11.2.2) Double Out: the score must be reduced to zero by throwing the last dart that scores a double (Example: If you are left with 20 points, you need to hit Double 10 to win, and vice versa,...)

11.2.3) Double n/ Double Out: The game starts and ends by throwing a double, bull or double bull.

11.2.4) Master In: The same as ‘Double in’ but can also be started by throwing any triple.

11.2.5) Master Out: The same as ‘Double Out’ but can be won by throwing any triple.

11.3) Gameplay rules for cricket:

11.3.1) The objective of this game is to close the list of numbers on the dartboard, and simultaneously trying to obtain the highest score.

11.3.2) The numbers on the list are: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, Bulls Eye.

11.3.3) In order for you to start scoring, you must ‘open’ the number by hitting a particular segment number 3 times, before your opponent does. Doubles count as 2 and triples as 3.

11.3.4) Once the player has ‘opened’ a particular segment number, points can be scored, for every dart the player hits the segment number with; however this player can only score until his/her opponent hasn't hit that same segment number 3 times. As soon as this happens that number gets ‘closed’ and no further scoring can take place on that particular segment number.

11.3.5) As the game progresses the numbers get ‘closed’, as both players hit those respective segment numbers with 3 darts. Keep in mind that scores can only be made by either player while the number is ‘open’, as described previously.

11.3.6) When all numbers are closed OR, if all 15 rounds end, the player with the highest score wins.

11.4) Gameplay rule for count up:

11.4.1) This game is simple, and requires each player to throw 8 rounds of 3 darts each. Once the game comes to an end, the player with the highest score wins.

12) Dress code:

12.1) Please dress appropriately and keep it family friendly. Remember that your video will be displayed in a location that may contain children or others that are easily offended.

12.2) Shirts / T-shirts and clothing in general to always be family friendly (nothing offensive or too revealing).

12.3) The administration team has the right to determine if your attire is/was appropriate or not.

13) Sportsmanship:

13.1) Be aware that you are on camera. Your video will be displayed at a location that might have children that will see you or your picture.

13.2) Ensure that you have enough lightning in your gameplay area, which allows your opponent to see you in the video, and adequate for good recording quality as well.

13.3) Please do not make any inappropriate gestures during gameplay, or while being recorded on video.

13.4) Disputes which don't get resolved among players themselves, must be escalated to the administration team, for resolution.

13.5) Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from our tournaments, and most likely never be allowed to partake in our tournaments ever again, which is solely up to the discretion of the Administration team.

13.6) Any unsportsmanlike conduct, will also be grounds for dismissal from our tournaments.

14) Prizes:

14.1) Prizes will vary depending on the tournament. Each tournament will have a complementary regulation to “PLAY DARTS ONLINE - General regulation” which will state if there are prizes or not.

15) Organization:

15.1) The Organisation, as the promoting entity of these tournaments, and reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary, to defend its legitimate interests.

15.2) The Organization has the right to amend these regulations or add complementary regulations to “PLAY DARTS ONLINE - General regulation” for particular tournaments, if necessary.

15.3) The interpretation of these regulations are made by the organization, as a resolution of omitted cases.