NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL

GUIDELINES FOR SECRETARIES

INDEX

2 Introduction

3 Requests for Information

4 Registration / Capitation / Championship Entry-Fee Cover Sheet

5 Capitation and Championships Entry Forms

6 New Zealand Championship Entry Form

8 Ces Purkis Memorial Trophy

9 N Z Junior/Youth and Under 24 Championship entry forms

10 Application to Host Junior and Youth Championships

14 Transfers

16 Application for 180 Badges

19 Annual General Meeting

20 Nominations for Positions at Annual General Meeting

22 Life Membership

23 Requirements when making Application to Join N Z D C

24 Advantage of being a Member of N Z D C

25 What does the N Z D C do for me

 

 

NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL

GUIDELINES FOR SECRETARIES

This booklet is published to assist Association and Region Secretaries to carry out their duties.

The main problem in the past has been that most of the Association secretaries have taken over their duties with little or no assistance from previous office holders. They have not known what was required of them, or when certain NZDC returns needed to be completed.

REMEMBER - The final dates for the filing of all forms and returns are the latest date by which they can be received. Don't wait until then to send them in, but do it as early as possible. It will not only make your job a lot easier but it will be of great assistance to others who are disadvantaged by receiving late information.

The duties of secretaries - both Association and Region - are very important to the continued smooth running of our sport.

All Associations should ensure that as many members of their association and certainly all their Management Committee attend the Hillary Commission seminars on the duties of Secretary, Treasures, Chairman, Arranging Sponsorship, Event Management etc.

These Seminars are arranged in most areas by local Sports Trusts i.e. Sports Auckland - Sports Hawkes Bay - Sports Canterbury / Westland etc.

Attending these sessions will be of great benefit to your Committee members and can only help to make your local administration much more professional. The standard of administration sets the tone for all activities within the association. Professionalism at the top will filter down through the ranks.

It is a much more pleasant experience being a member of a professionally run organisation

If you require assistance at any time, do not hesitate to contact the Chief Executive or your local Liaison Officer - they are only a phone call away.

It is important that we all work together to improve the administration of our sport. The organisation as a whole is only as strong as its weakest link.

 

Matt Lindsay

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

 

 

 

 

 

REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

From time to time you will receive request from NZDC for information.

This is normally for the promotion of our sport, to assist with sponsorship applications, Hillary Commision Funding etc.

Please reply promptly with the information.

Failure to do so really does put these projects at risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTERS - MINUTES OF MEETINGS

 

When you receive these from the NZDC, please make them available for your members as soon as possible by placing them on notice boards etc., or advising in your regular newsletters that they are available to members.

This material contains information for all our members. They are not just for the information of Secretaries and Committee members.

It is important that these Newsletters and Minutes are all discussed at your regular committee meetings, so that your Executive are fully conversant with matters affecting the running of the sport in your association

REGISTRATION - CAPITATION - CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY

COVER SHEET

This form must accompany:

Association registrations

Player capitation fees

Championship entries

The following information is required:

Name of Association Secretary

Name of Association

Postal Address

Telephone number of Secretary (please provide this as sometimes urgent contact is required with secretaries and lack of a telephone number can jeopardise that association). also add work phone number and association Fax number if applicable.

Complete the form as per the attached specimen.

The Chief Executive, NZDC, will complete the bottom portion upon receipt of fees and will return a copy to the Association Secretary as a receipt.

31 May is the absolute last date by which registrations and capitation fees are to be received. It is not necessary to wait until the deadline to send them in. Many good secretaries send them in weeks, or months, beforehand.

Should you fail to send them in by this date your Association will also be liable for a penalty payment as set by 1997 A G M.

Failure to pay capitations for

Up to 25 members a fine of $250.00 plus Payment of Capitation Fee

26 to 50 members a fine of $500.00 plus Payment of Capitation Fee

51 to 75 members a fine of $750.00 plus Payment of Capitation Fee

76 to 100 members a fine of $1000.00 plus Payment of Capitation Fee

etc. etc. increasing $250.00 for every 25 members not registered

At any time during the season when capitations are sent to NZDC, one of these forms must be with them.

Association secretaries are requested to copy this form before running out. If this is not possible request more from Chief Executive.

Region Secretaries - Please check prior to closing date that your association secretaries have sent the required fees in. Don't let them disadvantage your regions.

 

 

 

Top portion only to be completed by

Association Secretaries

........................................................(Secretary's name) Date............................................

........................................................(Association)

.........................................................(Address)

............................................................

........................................................(Phone No)

To: The Chief Executive

New Zealand Darts Council

P O Box 307

PICTON

Attached please find:

Capitation Fees....................Senior Members @ $14. 00. each. $...............................

" " ...................Junior Members @ $ 5. 00. each $...............................

Association Affiliation Fee @ $50. 00. $...............................

Championship Entry Fees:

...........................Entries @ $8. 00. per person per event $...............................

TOTAL ENCLOSED $==============

G S T Inclusive.

NB : THIS FORM MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION FORMS.

White copy for CAPITATION FEES, Blue copy for CHAMPIONSHIP entry fees.

THIS FORM MUST BE USED EVERYTIME FEES ARE FORWARDED.

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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY N Z D C

Date.......................................... P O BOX 307

G S T No 11 - 295 - 002 PICTON

Received from.........................................................(Assn), the sum of $...................................being

Capitation Fees.....................................@ $14. 00.

.................................... @ $ 5. 00.

Affiliation Fee.......................................@ $50. 00.

Championship Entries.........................@ $ 8. 00.

G S T (inclusive)

.................................................................

Chief Executive.

 

 

CAPITATION AND CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRY FORM

When registering your players, this form is to be used.

Note - Players must be registered prior to 31 May in each year. New players joining after this date must be registered on this form also.

Please enter Surnames first, in alphabetical order

It is important that this form is filled out correctly.

Please use players proper names. There are too many instances where correct First names have been used on Capitation Forms and nicknames used on 180 Badge application or visa versa. The result of this will be that 180 Applications will be refused and then this will result in a lot of unnecessary work for both Island Badge Controller and the Association Secretary.

Please ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE USE THE CORRECT NAMES OF YOUR MEMBERS

When Form is completed as per specimen, Take the following action

Top White copy To Chief Executive NZDC

2nd White copy To Island Badge Controller

Blue copy Remains with Association Secretary until the New Zealand Championship entries are forwarded

Complete the blue copy as indicated on specimen with each players entry listed in the correct column. When all your Championship Entries have been entered add up the entry fees and send it to the Chief Executive with a cheque for the total amount

Yellow copy If the proper procedure is followed the Association Secretary will have complete record of each members activities on the yellow copy which they retain. It will be invaluable if and when there are any queries later.

Please use these forms correctly. If the guidelines are followed it will make the job of the Association Secretary and the NZDC Chief Executive much easier

If your player records are fully computerised, we have no objection to receiving them in that form providing the Capitation and Entry fees are in the format as the form.

 

NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

Each year, Association Secretaries will receive entry forms for all events at the New Zealand Senior Championships. Team entry forms will be sent to Region secretaries. These forms will advise the final date that entries must be received by the Chief Executive

The following is the correct procedure that must be adopted

Associations will set a date for their entries to close. This needs to be at least two weeks before the N Z D C closing date.

The Associations secretary will list their entries, one sheet for each event and forward them to the Chief Executive. They must be in the hands of the Chief Executive before the closing date.

With the time involved doing the section draws and having the programme printed no extensions of time can be granted. Any entry received after the closing date may not be accepted

Secretaries to ensure that they use the correct coloured form for the particular event. Ensure that the spelling of names is correct and clearly printed. In Mixed events, please ensure that the male partner is entered first. In the Husband and Wife event please enter both initials. This is only to achieve a uniform system which assists when compiling the programme, and is not meant to convey any chauvinistic suggestions.

Region secretaries are responsible for the entry of the Region team only. As soon as your region team has been selected, complete the appropriate form and send to the Chief Executive before the closing date

With the Championships now being held in August there should be no problems getting the entries and team play-offs finished in plenty of time

ENTRY FEES

These are forwarded directly to the Chief Executive by the association secretary with the completed blue registration forms

( See section dealing with Registration and Capitation).

Closing dates have to be met. Don't be the one responsible for any of your members missing out from competing in these events

If you are having problems, contact your Liaison Officer or Chief Executive

 

 

CES PURKIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded annually to a top New Zealand darts personality

( can be player or administrator).

Nominations for this trophy must be received by the Chief Executive of the NZDC not later than 7 days prior to the commencement of the NZ Finals

Nominations can be made by any affiliated association or region, and should be accompanied by a record of the nominee's achievements over the previous 12 months.

 

 

ENTRIES FOR NEW ZEALAND JUNIOR AND YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Please complete the form fully, providing both first name and surnames.

In mixed events, enter the boys name first. This makes it easier when compiling the programme, especially when dealing with names that can be used for both male and female.

This form is very straight forward.

N Z Juniors 9 yrs to 13 yrs inclusive as at 31st October each year

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N Z Youth 14 yrs to 17 yrs inclusive as at 31st October each year

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Please read N Z Junior and Youth Championship Rules 15.1 - 15.27 in conjunction with these Guidelines

As these are age group events a copy of the birth certificate for every competitor must accompany the entry. Failure to do so could result in entry not being accepted.

 

 

 

ENTRIES FOR NEW ZEALAND UNDER 24

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Please complete the form fully, providing both first name and surnames

The form is very straight forward.

N Z Under 24 18 yrs to 23 yrs inclusive as at 31st October each year

As these are age group events a copy of the birth certificate for every competitor must accompany the entry. Failure to do so could result in entry not being accepted.

 

APPLICATION TO HOST

NEW ZEALAND JUNIOR AND YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Associations wishing to make application to host the New Zealand Junior and Youth Darts Championships should indicate their intention to apply at the New Zealand Darts Council Annual General Meeting two years six months prior to the proposed event.

Firm application must be made at the NZDC Annual General Meeting 1 year six months prior to the proposed event, on Form NZDC J1. This form will include:

Association making application

Person responsible for running Championships

Venue:

Floor plan and measurements

Owner

Number of boards that can be set up

Number of members on Junior Committee

Accommodation:

Type and prices of accommodation available within reasonable distance of venue (pamphlets for these if available)

Proposed catering arrangements

Dates Championships will be held

Written confirmation from Association Secretary confirming Association supports the application

Details of any sponsorship

When application to hold the Championship has been approve form an Events Committee and allocate duties under the following headings:

Organiser

Games Controller

Sponsorship

Publicity

Catering

Shop

Accommodation

Finance

Venue (dart boards, lighting, cleaning, score sheets)

Programme

Entertainment

Official opening and closing

Organiser - Should be a person with excellent organising skills, who gets on well with people, and who is able to delegate. Should be a person who has attended a previous NZ Junior and Youth Championship

Games Controller - Should have a total understanding of all NZDC Playing Rules and Junior and Youth Championship Rules. Must be capable of organising and running tournament sheets (remember the 2 golden rules of running a championship - make players aware of rules before the start of a tournament, and don't change them half way through!)

Venue - Ensure that the venue is of good standard, well set out, and clean. Person responsible to ensure it stays that way throughout the tournament

Programme - This is a must. It must contain draws and times for each event, and any other relevant information. It need not be an expensive printed type but can be made up and copied. However, ensure it is accurate and tidy.

Catering - Remember that all competitors are young, active, and have big appetites. Keep prices reasonable. Remember that competitors incur huge costs in just getting to the event. The Championships are just that - not an excuse for an association to get rich at the expense of visiting competitors.

Scoring - Make every effort to have local members do scoring for the competitors. If competitors do have to undertake some scoring, remember they are young and can't handle the scoring when the score sheets are set too high.

Liquor - On no account is there to be liquor on sale or available anywhere at the venue. These are Junior and Youth Championships, for dart players from 9 to 18 years of age, not for parents, adult officials or supporters. This rule must be strictly complied with.

Smoking - These Championships are "Smoke Free"

Transport - Every effort must be made to assist with transport for visiting teams when they arrive in your town. Remember that they may be there for the first time in their life, and will have no idea where to go.

Publicity - Send publicity to all local media several times during the lead up to the Championships. Invite media and local dignitaries to visit the Championships. When they see a well run championship of young players of this age there could be worthwhile spin-offs for your sport in the future.

Section Play - Ensure there is a competent adult in charge of section sheets throughout the tournament. This will avoid many problems.

General

No later than the 1st week of March, send out an information sheet to all associations, regions, the N Z D C Chief Executive, N Z D C Junior Selectors, and the local N Z D C Liaison Officer, with all information on dates and timetable of championships, closing date for entries, accommodation, transport, and any other relevant information.

At all times the Championships are to be organised and played in accordance with the NZDC Playing rules and Junior and Youth Championship Rules.

If at any time during the organising of these Championships you strike problems that you are unsure of, do not hesitate to contact the Chief Executive, NZDC, for advice and guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

J1

NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL

Application to Host New Zealand Junior and Youth Darts Championships

 

1 Applicant

Association Name ........................................................................

Street Address ........................................................................

Postal Address ........................................................................

Phone contact ........................................................................

2 Person Responsible for Conducting Championships

Name .......................................................................

Street Address .......................................................................

Postal Address .......................................................................

Phone Contact ..........................................................(private)

........................................................(business)

3 Date of Championships ......................................................................

4 Venue

Name ......................................................................

Size : Playing Area ......................................................................

Other Areas ......................................................................

Floor Plan (attach)

Attach pamphlets also, if available

Owner of Venue

Have they agreed to building being used for Championships : Yes / No

5 Do Host Association Agree with application Yes / No

(attach written confirmation from Association Secretary)

6 Do you intend providing Billeting or accommodation assistance. Yes / No

If yes, what

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..................................................................................................................

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7 Is Accommodation Available within reasonable distance of the venue

(include pamphlets if possible) Yes / No

Type and prices : ......................................................................................

................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................

................................................................................................................

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8 No. on Junior committee : ....................................................................

 

9 Proposed Catering Arrangements

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10 Sponsorship

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Applicant

 

TRANSFER FORM

Any player transferring between associations must obtain a clearance from his/her previous association. The transfer form must be signed by the previous association Secretary.

The player hands that to the Secretary of their new association. When they accept the player as a member of their association the Secretary of the new association completes the forms and sends the appropriate copies to the Chief Executive and the Island Badge Controller.

A completed specimen of the form is attached.

Please use correct First name and Surname on this form.

At times there are problems over transfers. Some associations not wanting to grant the transfer have stalled the player without giving any reason for doing so.

A player transferring is entitled in most cases, to be given the transfer as of right and should be able to join another association without delay.

A valid reason for refusing to grant a transfer is if that player owes his/her association money; whether it be failure to pay fees, for playing shirts etc.

In these cases the player must be advised promptly and given in writing a list of money owing and when the debt was incurred.

If the player disputes the debt the association must be able to produce documentation to prove it.

Associations should always treat applications for transfers as urgent. Any delay for no valid reason deprives the player of the opportunity to continue in the sport at another association until it is finalised.

It is appropriate to give a transferring player the signed transfer form to take to the new association.

 

 

 

NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL

TRANSFER

PLAYER_____________________________ OF_______________________

( Surname first) (Association)

CLEARANCE SIGNED________________________

(Secretary old Association)

SEASON IN WHICH PLAYER LAST REGISTERED___________

NEW ASSOCIATION___________________________Signed_______________

(Secretary new Association)

This portion to N Z D C CHIEF EXECUTIVE P O BOX 307 PICTON Date __________

 

 

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NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL

TRANSFER

PLAYER_______________________________ 180 Holder : Yes / No

( Surname first) No. 180s scored________

OLD ASSOCIATION__________________________Signed________________

(Secretary Old Association)

NEW ASSOCIATION__________________________Signed_______________

(Secretary New Association)

SEASON IN WHICH PLAYER LAST REGISTERED___________

 

This portion to ISLAND BADGE CONTROLLER Date ____________

 

 

 

APPLICATION FOR 180 BADGE

 

Possible scores of "180" and "170" finishes are recognised by the NZDC and badges are issued to members.

The criteria for qualifying is set out in the Playing rules of the NZDC.

Applications are made on the official form and forwarded to the Island Badge Controller by Association Secretaries or Badge Controller.

Please ensure the form is completed correctly and send returns to the Island Badge Controllers at regular intervals. It makes life very difficult for the Island Badge Controllers when huge amounts of claims are accumulated and sent at the end of the season.

Non-issue of badges, particularly to those players who have not scored many 180 - causes a great deal of discontent. Invariably the Island Badge Controller gets the blame, when it is normally not their fault. While the initial badge is free, further badges are issued as replacements. No further badges will be issued unless the Badge Controller receives the old badge of insert, or the money to pay for same.

Make sure previous badges and/or inserts are sent with the schedule of applications.

"170" finish applications are made on the 180 application form.

The price for badges/inserts not returned are advised periodically by newsletter.

 

180 BADGES

RULES RELATING TO CLAIMING OF BADGES

As from now, the situation with the 180 Badge claims is as follows:

180 claims must be made on the appropriate form. (New Zealand Darts Council Application for 180 Badges) or a local computer version approved by N Z D C

Only one application on each form, signed by opponent, chalker and association Secretary or Badge Controller.

Multiple applications on the one form will not be accepted.

Associations who have installed a 180 claims form in their computer are advised to check that all the detail on the N Z D C application form are included on their form. We note that some do not have the date for the 180 claimed. If this is you please add it to your form. A copy of your form must be sent to N Z D C for approval.

The local association Secretary or Badge Controller is responsible for forwarding the 180 claim forms to N Z D C.

In future the following will apply

To assist the local association, our office and more importantly your members, batches of claims are to be forwarded each calendar month

A New Zealand Darts Council Application Form 180A must be used as a cover sheet on all monthly applications. If batches arrive without the proper cover sheet they will be sent back for this to be completed

I know there are a couple of associations who only want their 180ís dealt with once a year as they are handed out at a presentation evening. Regarding this practise I make the following comment.

Consider, is this fair on your members. Players who may have qualified for their number 1 badge have to wait until the season is over to receive it.

 

If you insist on only dealing with your 180ís at the end of the season you must send your return in monthly to ensure that your members records are up to date and easily dealt with at the end of the season.

You can no longer send a large list covering a full year and expect to receive them a few days later. This will not happen. At the busy period of the year 180 returns will still be handled promptly for all associations who do their applications monthly, others may not be so fortunate

Non-issue of 180 Badges causes a lot of dissension amongst our members. We intend to rectify this and to do so we must have the full support of the Secretaries and Badge Controllers. It has also become apparent that some associations are approving 180ís that have not been scored in N Z D C Association competition. This will cease as of now

These rules should be read in conjunction with Rule 38 of the N Z D C Playing Rules and item "180 Applications" in the "Secretaries Guideline" Manual.

The first 180 Badge and Insert are issued free, and any future badges will be replaced free of charge. When sending applications that will involve a change of badge or Insert please return the previous issue or the money for purchase of new one with the application.

When sending money for replacement badges the following applies

Only association cheques are acceptable. No cash, personal cheques or postal notes will be accepted.

We will not deal with applications from individuals, we will only deal with the authorised association Badge Controller.

We are working hard to ensure that the 180 system works properly, however for this to happen some associations must also get their act together and ensure that they send their returns in properly

While the rules relating to the actual application for badges applies to everyone, the actual issuing of badges in the South Island will still be through Helen Crawford the South Island Badge Controller. It is the North Island Badges that are being handled by this office

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Associations will be notified by the Chief Executive of the date, time and place of such meeting. The Annual General Meeting has traditionally been held at the end of January in each year.

REMITS

Notice of Remits shall be given in writing to the Chief Executive of the Council 3 months prior to the date of the meeting. The remits received will be circulated to all associations at least 2 months prior to the meeting.

If you have a remit you wish to submit, but are having difficulty putting it in a proper written form, the Chief Executive is happy to assist you. Many good ideas put forward as remits have failed because of poor wording resulting in delegates not properly understanding the proposals.

Don't let good ideas fail on this ground - seek assistance.

PROXY VOTES

Associations may appoint another association representative to carry their proxy vote.

An association representative can only carry one proxy vote.

Advice of proxy, together with the fee of $30.00, is to be received by the Chief Executive prior to (not at) the meeting.

NON ATTENDANCE

Associations not represented at the AGM ( either by delegate or proxy vote) shall be levied a $30.00 non-attendance fee.

If you have a sound idea for the promotion of darts nationally, or for the improvement of something already in existence, it may not be necessary to wait until next year for it to be discussed at the AGM. Discuss it with the Chief Executive or your Liaison Officer. It may be possible to bring the matter in earlier for the benefit of all.

 

 

NOMINATION FORM - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

When nominations are called for at NZDC Annual General Meetings, they must be made on the correct form.

The following information is required:

Full name of nominee.

Position for which nominated (i.e. Director, Vice Patron etc.)

Signature of nominating Association Secretary.

Signature of nominee (this is most important - unless nomination form signed by nominee, it will be ruled invalid).

 

 

 

 

NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL (INC)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 200--

___________________Darts Association

Date:_____________200--

The Chief Executive

NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL

 

We wish to nominate ................................................................................................

(First Name/s) (Surname)

for the position of .....................................................................................................

at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

..............................................Secretary

I accept the above nomination:....................................................................Nominee

_______________________________________________________________________

NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL (INC.)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 200--

___________________ Darts Association

Date:______________200

The Chief Executive

NEW ZEALAND DARTS COUNCIL

 

 

We wish to nominate ................................................................................................

(First Name/s) (Surname)

for the position of .....................................................................................................

at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

..............................................Secretary

I accept the above nomination:....................................................................Nominee

 

 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

 

Nominations for life membership must be received by the Chief Executive, N Z D C,

by 31 July in each year, for consideration by the Directors who may or may not make a recommendation to the following Annual General Meeting in accordance with the merits of the nomination received.

To be elected as a Life Member the nominee must poll not less than 60% of the available vote at the Annual General Meeting.

When you have someone who you think warrants Life Membership, present a full report of their achievements to support the application.

Remember - Life Membership of the NZDC should involve outstanding service to the sport of darts over a wide field, for the benefit of New Zealand darts. It should not be confused with outstanding service to your local association - that warrants consideration of Life Membership at a local level.

 

REQUIREMENTS WHEN MAKING

APPLICATION TO JOIN NEW ZEALAND

DARTS COUNCIL

Written application to be made to Chief Executive New Zealand Darts Council,

P O Box 907, Palmerston North.

2 There is a requirement to have at least 25 members

3 You must give an assurance that you will register all of your members

4 An indication must be given as to where your members are coming from. (We are required to ensure that you are not robbing an existing association for all of your members).

5 An affiliated association pays an annual fee of $50 registration to the N Z D C There is also an annual fee of $16.00 per member

6 All associations become part of a geographical Region. The main activity of the Region is to select a Region team to play in the Teams event at the New Zealand Championships There is also the opportunity to play regular representation matches with other associations in the region and for Associations to set their tournament dates so as to give all members in the region an opportunity to participate in each others tournaments

7 All players registered with N Z D C are eligible to enter all individual events at the New Zealand Championships. These championships are all open entry. There are no pre qualifying conditions.

8 All registered members of N Z D C receive badges to record scores of 180s and 170 finishes.

 

ADVANTAGES OF BEING A MEMBER OF N.Z.D.C.

 

1. Member of a National Association affiliated to World Body

2. Opportunity to compete in W D F Tournaments including World Cup and Asia Pacific Cup

3. 180 Badge presented by N Z D C recognising scoring a maximum score

4. 170 Finish Badges presented by N Z D C to recognise scoring a maximum finish.

5. Part of an organisation that is nation-wide with the opportunity to compete against other affiliated associations and all playing under the same standard rules.

6. Regular Newsletters with information on what is happening in the dart world both in New Zealand and overseas.

7. The opportunity to take advantage of coaching and volunteer Running Sport Programmes.

8. The opportunity for all players to compete at national finals.

9. Acceptance as a sport by SPARC and Coaching New Zealand.

10. Opportunity to represent New Zealand.

 

What does the N Z D C do for me?

We often hear the cry, "what does the New Zealand Darts Council do for me?"

Why be a member? The answer is simple: "Because you are a darts player."

Every sport needs an organisation as a focal point - an organisation all players and administrators, associations and regions can turn to.

The central organisation represents every single member, whether a champion or a social club player. It organises the sport on a national basis for the benefit of all; it liaisons and arranges representation in major world events.

It provides information to anyone who asks. It helps develop standards for the sport (dress, behaviour, playing and tournament rules, standard throwing distance etc.).

If you want to take up the chant ("What does the NZDC do for me?"), first ask yourself: "What do I do for NZDC?"

Do you communicate your needs? Do you ask for certain services?

Communication is a two-way street. The Directors and the Chief Executive cannot know what you would like to see happen unless you let them know.

Do you have an idea you think the NZDC could use? Tell us about it. Do you have an issue you need to have resolved? Ask for help. The same issue has probably been dealt with quite simply before, and your solution is probably very simple.

There are endless things you can do to communicate your needs and take advantage of your membership benefits.

A major problem is always lack of communication to local members, the grass roots of the sport. In many cases, important information is not passed on by local officials. Please display all newsletters etc. to all members.

All associations regularly receive circulars about membership, with requests for information on local promotions etc. normally not many respond. Those who do are very positive and have some good idears that have been responsible for increasing their membership. If everyone responds,the results will be of benefit to all.

The ball is in your court. Respond to requests from NZDC for your input and opinions. Make communication a two-way street and you may never have to ask again; "What does the NZDC do for me".

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