Competitions Bracket systems will be made after receiving of all teams and players entries and will be published on official Estonian Darts Organization website www.darts.ee . Draw will be made by Estonian Darts Organization members.
Teams Entries will be accepted till 9th September.
Schedule of the Baltic CUP 2018
Friday 14th of September
19:00 blind draw pairs registration (fee 10 EUR)
20:00 Blind draw pairs (501 best of 5 legs)
Saturday 15th of September
09:00 teams registration - payments
09:30 opening ceremony
10:00 men’s singles competition
12:00 women’s singles competition
16:00 teams competition
Sunday 16th of September
10:00 pairs competition
Entry fee for one team 80 EUR (20 EUR per player)
Entry fees cover money prizes, trophies and organizing expenses.
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The playing Rules and Format for the Baltic Cup listed below are a set of rules created especially for the Baltic Cup. These rules are not comprehensive and must, always be read in conjunction with the WDF World and Europe Cup rules, also WDF Playing and Tournament Rules.
The Baltic Cup shall consist of two (2) separate Championships, the Men’s Baltic Cup and the Women’s Baltic Cup.
Each Championship shall consist of a four-person Team Event, a Pairs Event and a Singles Event.
The total sum of the points obtained in all three events will decide which Team will be crowned Baltic Cup Champions.
Trophies and money prizes will be awarded to the winners, the runners-up and the joint third places Men’s and Women’s Singles Event and Pairs Event. Trophies will be awarded to the winners, the runners-up and the joint third places Men’s and Women’s Teams Event.
Trophies and money prizes will be awarded to the Overall winners, runners-up and third placed teams.
Teams entering the Men’s Baltic Cup or the Women’s Baltic Cup shall consist of four
All team entries must be submitted by the closing date which will be shown on the Official Team Entry Form. Entries submitted after the closing date may be refused.
It is permissible for Youth players which are not younger than full 16 years at first date of competition to participate in Men’s Baltic Cup and Women’s Baltic Cup Teams.
Under normal circumstances the draw will be made and published on the EDO website one (1) week before the start of the event.
Amount of entries is limited till 32 Men’s Teams and 24 Women’s Teams. Team entries will be registered by date and time they will be received by email.
Men’s Teams entries and Women’s Teams must be sent by e-mail email@example.com till 9th September 2017.
Later entries will be allowed only if there will be free places in systems and information about this will be published on website www.darts.ee after 9th September.
The draw and order of play for all matches in all events will be determined automatically by the computer software Darts for Windows.
There will no seeding of Teams, Pairs or single players.
Match TIE-BREAK rule
All Matches in the Baltic Cup are subject to the Match Tie-break rule if they reach the following position:
If the score reaches 3-3 in best of 7 matches
If the score reaches 4-4 in best of 9 matches
If the score reaches 8-8 in Four Person Team match
In all matches where a tie-break leg must be played the following procedures shall be followed.
In Singles matches the player who started the match shall throw for the bull first. A Dart which enters the Bull or “25” sector shall be removed before the opposing player takes his/her throw. In the event of equal darts the throw shall be retaken, in the reverse order, until a decision is reached. Any dart which does not remain in the board shall be re-thrown immediately and before the opponent takes his/her throw.
In Pairs matches the first player named on the match sheet for each pair shall throw for the Bull. The player from the Pair which started the match shall throw first. A Dart which enters the Bull or “25” sector shall be removed before the opposing player takes his/her throw. In the event of equal darts the throw shall be retaken, in the reverse order by same players, until a decision is reached. Any dart which does not remain in the board shall be re-thrown immediately.
In Team matches a nominated player from each team shall throw for the Bull to decide the order of play. The nominated player from the team which started the match shall throw first. A Dart which enters the Bull or “25” sector shall be removed before the opposing player takes his/her throw. In the event of equal darts the throw shall be retaken, in the reverse order, until a decision is reached. When a decision has been reached the nominated player, who threw for the Bull must contest the Tie-break leg. Any dart which does not remain in the board shall be re-thrown immediately.
The group TIE-BREAK rule
If two teams have the same number of points the following criteria are used to separate them:
Result of the match played between the two tied teams.
If three teams are tied on the same number of points, the leg differences are the same, and each team has won one of the three matches involving those three teams then a tie-break shall be played.
In the Tie-break, each tied team shall select one player to play the tie-break. All players shall play on one board. The throwing order shall be established by a Bull throw. The Bull throw shall determine the throwing order 1: 2: 3 for the first leg. The throwing order for the second leg shall then be 2: 3:1 and the third leg 3: 1: 2. The fourth and final leg shall be 1: 2: 3. The first player/team to win two (2) legs will be declared the winner of the tie-break. Lots will be drawn to decide the order of the throw for the Bull.
I the case of a three-way group tie where two teams shall advance the tie-break shall be played as stated above. The two remaining teams will play a single leg, using the same players, to decide which team advances. The start will be decided by a Bull throw. The order of throw for the Bull will be decided by the toss of a coin.
In all events the points awarded for positions obtained in each event are only awarded to players, pairs or teams which have won at least one match.
The Team achieving the highest total of points from all three events shall be crowned the Baltic Cup Champions. In the event of a tie those Teams will be compared by highest achievement in Teams Event, then Singles and then Pairs.
Four-person team event
In all Round Robin Events the Group Winner shall be awarded “5” points.
The Runner-up in each group shall receive “3” points.
No limitations of bonus points when all groups have the same number of participants. One bonus point will be awarded for winning a match.
A maximum of 2 bonus points where there are groups of 3 and 4 participants. A maximum of 3 bonus points will be awarded where the groups consist of 4 and 5 participants. A maximum of 4 bonus points will be awarded where the groups consist of 5 and 6 participants. This will equalize points awarded when group size differs.
Teams will be entered into 2, 4, 8 or 16 the groups by random draw.
The playing format will be best of seventeen (17) legs, each 501 up, with a straight start and a double or bull to finish. All matches will terminate when one team wins nine (9) legs.
The Four Person Team event shall commence with a Round Robin series. Teams shall be divided into groups in which all teams shall play each other once. From these groups the best two (2) teams will advance to the knock-out final stages.
In the event of two Teams having obtained the same number of points in the Group matches final positions will be decided using the following criteria.
Total Leg difference
Result of the match between the two tied teams
In the event of three teams having obtained the same number of points in the Group matches final positions will be decided using the following criteria.
Total Leg Difference
Results of matches between the tied teams
A “Tie-break” shall be played (see Group TIE-BREAK rules)
Pairs will be placed into the single knock-out brackets using a random draw.
Opening rounds: Best of seven (7) legs each 501 up, with a straight start, finish on a double or bull.
Final: Best of nine (9) legs.
Singles players will be placed into the single knock-out brackets using a random draw.
Opening rounds: Best of seven (7) legs each 501 up, with a straight start, finish on a double or bull.
Final: Best of nine (9) legs.
In Baltic Cup, all players representing their teams shall wear similar playing attire or uniform of their team at the opening ceremony, during the tournament itself (at least until eliminated from all events), and at the closing and awards ceremony.
Team players must be uniformly attired; similar team shirts to be possible to identify attending team.
Men`s should wear cloth trousers.
Women`s should wear cloth trousers, dresses or skirts.
Enclosed footwear must be worn always during match-play, award presentations, and all official ceremonies relating to the event. Flashing devices and luminescent strips are not permitted.
Trainers, slippers or jogging shoes are not permitted.
Jeans, velvet, sport type or shorts are not permitted.
Any unacceptable Playing Attire must be changed before that player/team can participate in any introductions or match-play.
In Baltic Cup, any player/team refusing to meet with Organizers approval may be refused participation.
Players are not permitted to wear any article of clothing over their approved Playing Attire during match-play.
Players are permitted to wear sweatbands on their wrists.
No headgear shall be worn without the prior permission of the Organizers. Exceptions may be allowed for medical or religious reasons.
No earphones/headsets shall be worn during match-play at any time without the prior permission of the organizers. An exception could be allowed for the need to use a hearing aid.
In all events Teams, shall designate the order of throw on the Team Entry Form prior to a Baltic Cup, which shall not be changed during these events.
The Match Sheet will indicate the order of play and the throwing order. The match Sheet will also clearly indicate which Player, or Pair shall start the match.
It is the player’s collective responsibility to verify that the printed match result sheets have been correctly produced prior to starting the match in question.
The winner of the draw, shall throw first in the first leg, and alternate legs thereafter. If it is discovered that a player has thrown out of order the leg shall be stopped immediately and replayed using the correct throwing order. The player concerned shall receive a warning. If the leg has been completed and a subsequent leg has already started, the result of that leg shall stand. Should the same player, or another player from that /pair/team throw out of order in a subsequent leg of the same match that leg will be forfeited.
It is the player’s collective responsibility to Mark the games. Losers mark next game on same or other board where it`s necessary.
Each player is entitled to six (6) practice darts on the assigned match board prior to a match. No practice darts may be thrown during any floor matches. Practice darts during “stage” matches are permitted only after players have returned to the stage after a break, and then only after permission has been given by the Stage Referee.
The only exception to this rule occurs in the Four-Person-Team event after all players have played one leg (legs 1 – 4). From the 5th leg onwards each player shall only be entitled to three practice darts before starting the leg.
Replacements due to absenteeism
Players who are unable to attend the Baltic Cup may be replaced. Replacements will normally be permitted until the end of the registration. Teams wishing to make replacements must inform the Organizers as soon as possible providing the names of the absent player and the name of the substitute. Teams and Pairs line-ups may not be changed as a result of a replacement.
Substitutions during Match-play
In the Pairs and Team events a player may be substituted if unable to continue for a “bona-fide” reason. In such cases one substitute will be permitted. Substitution can only be made before the start of a match and only by an individual who has not already played in the current Baltic Cup. Should the substituted player become fit to resume play at a later stage of the event that player shall be reinstated. All substitutes will be vetted by the Organizers before approval is given.
In the instance of a dispute occurring during match-play the match concerned shall be stopped immediately. Both Players shall then accompany the Board Official to the main officials. The main officials will then make a ruling. Any decision made by the main officials shall be final and binding.
Compliance with Anti-Doping rules
All players and officials shall comply with the requirements laid down in the WDF Code of Practice on Anti-Doping.
Additional instructions for the bull throw
When a Bull Throw is taken in any match in the WDF World Cup the following must be observed:
Darts which land outside of the 25 sector must be left in the board. If a player requests that a dart which is outside the 25 sector be straightened, this is allowed – the player must request that the dart be straightened.
The marker should place their finger underneath the dart that is to be straightened. They should then take the dart out of the board and replace it in exactly the same place, horizontal and straight. The dart should not be pulled or drawn down as it will not be left in the correct place, i.e. where the point of the dart enters the board.
Baltic Cup officials
Baltic Cup main official Erki Selling tel. +372-5322 5397.
Cup official, if necessary, can change regulation and formats of competitions, and decide about disqualification of player.