Match play for 2.12.14 is CANCELED for all teams:
Due to the snow and conditions of some roads, the RDL board has made the determination that dart matches tonight are officially to be postponed. Although some main roads may be ok, secondary ones are not and we will not be above freezing today so anything melted will refreeze late tonight when members would be returning home.
All matches scheduled for tonight will need to be made up. This means that as captains you have the following choices:
- If you and the team that you are playing both want to risk it, you may do so. However both captains must agree (in other words, if the other captain does not want to play tonight, you cannot force him/her to do so, because officially matches are canceled.)
- You will need to get in touch with the captain you were supposed to play tonight and schedule a make up match. Since the match will need to be on a night other than Wednesday, make sure your bar is ok with you playing darts on the night you choose. Per the rules these are to be made up within two weeks of today.
PLEASE NOTE: If your match will not be played today, we ask that all home teams notify their host establishment so that they can prepare waitstaff accordingly.
If, due to bar events and players schedules you are unable to reschedule your match, you should let statistician Jason Kilts and Rules & Grievances Director Jim Hunsberger know. The Board will consider reasonable extensions on a case by case basis. Please note that waiting until your two-week window is just about over to begin scheduling your new match date will not weigh favorably in the Board's decision on whether or not to allow teams any extra time to complete the match.
Also, please note that if teams simply cannot come to an agreement as to a new match time, they are to notify statistician Jason Kilts and Rules & Grievances Director Jim Hunsberger, and Mr. Hunsberger will select a time for the match to which both teams will be bound.
Once a date and time for the match has been chosen, BOTH teams must notify the statistician by the match date. This can be done by either email of VoiceMail.
When submitting scoresheets and calling in scores from makeup matches, the same timeframes apply: scores must be called in within 24 hours of the date the match was played and scoresheets must be postmarked within 3 days of the match. Just as with normal matches, if you fax your scoresheets to the statistician within 24 hours of the match date, then you do not need to call it in.
[Additional note from statistician Jason Kilts: I do recognize that everyone gets antsy and nervous when scheduling items are involved, especially when weather is part of the equation. However, do any of you really think that I wouldn't email you at the very first moment after the Board made a decision? This is the fastest and most efficient vehicle the RDL has for quick dissemination of information. To think that the Board would make a decision that large and then "not tell everyone" is a little bit silly. Three dozen messages asking "are matches cancelled?" are just three dozen more things I have to wade through while putting together the text from the Board's lengthy and well-developed discussion on the topic. Rest assured, everyone... when something is as large and important as this type of item, the Board will weigh both sides very carefully, then disseminate via email, website, and VoiceMail recording whenever possible.]