Fall 2018 Season


The Playoffs!

 

Playoff Eligibility - NEW STARTING FALL 2018

ALL players must have played in a minimum of 50% of regular season matches in order to qualify for the playoffs.  If you have any questions about this policy, please contact your Area Director.

 

Blank Match Reports for the Playoffs:

 

Super A Playoff Update

Matches will be played in (2) nights -- Tuesday & Thursday

Each Area will play down to 1 Team

Week 1
1st place vs. 4th place
2nd place vs. 3rd place

Week 2 -- Winners of Week 1 will play each other
The team with the higher regular season point total will have choice to shoot home or away on the first night of play
Match Format: Regular season format --
Race to (14) points
Tie Breaker format -- Visiting team has choice of cork and alternating thereafter
The line up for each set should be chosen prior to the start of each set
1 - Dbls 501 si/do (best of 3) -- Cork all 3 legs
1 - Dbls Cricket (best of 3) -- Cork all 3 legs
1 - 801 (1 game) (if needed)
 
State Playoff - North vs South / Boston vs Central

Playoff Schedules: Click below to download your area's playoff info/schedule. Please be aware schedules are often revised and updated during the playoffs.  Use the links below to download the most up to date version (see the date code printed on the schedule that indicates the last time it was updated).

Area

Schedule

   
Super A Download   If you are having any trouble opening a schedule, try refreshing the browser window.

Note:

  • Results will be updated on the schedules as the playoffs proceed.
    Download the schedule from your area to see which teams have advanced

  • Check the date code printed on the schedule to see the last time it was updated

  • If you are unsure of who your playoff opponent is or have any questions about the playoffs, please contact your Area Director listed here.

 

Boston Download
Central Download
North Shore Download
South Shore Download

DartConnect How To LeaguesUsing DartConnect For Playoff Matches
If you are using DartConnect for the playoffs, please note the following:

  • You will see a new Post Season button in the app to access playoff team rosters.  Do not use the regular season button. At the start of each playoff round, make sure you do a "Check for Updates" on the league page to make sure you have the most up to date playoff rosters loaded.

  • For playoffs, in the race to 13, set it up as 2 separate matches, one for each playoff night. 

  • You will now have access to ALL playoff teams that you may face. Tap the home team on left and away team on right as usual.

  • IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR OPPONENT LISTED - tap the gray button "Manage League Rosters", find the team you are playing, tap their name to highlight them red and then press "Continue" at the bottom of the screen.

  • Check Roster info and add any missing players if necessary

  • If there are missing emails for the other team, ask their players, or at least the captain, if they wish to add them to receive match recaps

  • Ending at 13 Points: When a team reaches 13 total points in the second playoff match, manually end the match by tapping "Options" and the red button labeled "End & Save Match".

  • If Overtime is necessary:... Save the match as usual and start a new match (make sure you put the teams on the correct left/right side as previous match).  Continue playing the OT.  To manually end match when finished, click the "Options" menu and the red button "End & Save Match".  DartConnect will merge the separate matches into a single match report.

  • For more tips and helpful info: DartConnect Help Page - Click Here

    Watch LIVE PLAYOFF SCOREBOARDS from MMDL matches on the MMDL DCTV CHANNEL!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR PLAYOFF TEAMS:

  1. PLAYOFF ELIGIBILITY: Please remember that all players must have played in a minimum of 50% of regular season matches in order to qualify for the playoffs.  If you have any questions about this policy, please contact your Area Director or the League Commissioner.

  2. Please remember to remind your sponsor about the possibility for Thursday night playoff matches and check their schedule for conflicts with parties or other conflicting events.

  3. Winning captains - DON'T FORGET - report playoff match results immediately following your win, call or email your area director as instructed on the playoff schedule sheet.

  4. Driving Directions to Opponent's Sponsor are available from the MMDL Stats Website. Note: May not contain every sponsor, if you don't find yours, try mapquest.com or Google Maps.

  5. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS regarding the playoffs, please contact your Area Director.  ADs are extremely busy during the playoffs and have many other captains to consider, so please be patient and make sure you have all of your information and questions at hand when contacting them. AD contact info is listed on your area playoff schedule or click here.

  6. Playoff Results will be reported after each round is completed on the MMDL website - see above.

  7. TIP: For a match report, since these are not mailed into the league, you may use an extra blank regular season match report (separate the carbons so you have 2 copies to use), or just use a blank piece of paper.  To download a blank match report, click here.
 
Regular Season Info

2018 CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP
Click on pictures below to enlarge

Complete results, match report and leaderboard stats on DCTV

Follow MMDL on DCTV!

Live Scoreboards Division Standings Fall 2018 Leaderboard

Match Schedules:

Area Schedule Area Director email Phone
Boston DOWNLOAD
09/14/18
Anna Moretti annam@mmdl.org 978-882-5207
Central DOWNLOAD
08/31/18
Matt Perkins mattp@mmdl.org 781-248-8239
North Shore DOWNLOAD
08/31/18
Donna Millett donnam@mmdl.org 978-882-2634
South Shore DOWNLOAD
09/04/18
Chris Ryan chrisr@mmdl.org 978-882-3117

PLAQUES for All-Star Notables are now provided BY REQUEST ONLY.  If you wish to receive a plaque for your high on, high out, Ton-80, R09, 6 Bull/Corks or other notable, you must send an email to awards@mmdl.org with the notable, player and team name.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019

Fall 2018 Plaque Requests:

Roster Changes

In the event you need to make a change to your team's player roster, please make sure you read and understand the MMDL's roster change policy.  Failure to comply with these rules may result in penalty points to any match score where unapproved players participated.

MATCH ORDER OF PLAY:
Click here to download this as .pdf document that you can print and have on hand at your matches for reference.

501 Doubles / Straight-In, Double-Out / Single Leg

1. 501 Game One Away for Cork first (not choice) - Away Team Chalks
2. 501 Game Two Home for Cork first (not choice) - Home Team Chalks
3. 501 Game Three Away for Cork first (not choice) - Away Team Chalks

Cricket Doubles / Single Leg

4. Cricket Game One Home for Cork first (not choice) - Home Team Chalks
5. Cricket Game Two Away for Cork first (not choice) - Away Team Chalks
6. Cricket Game Three Home for Cork first (not choice) - Home Team Chalks

301 Singles / Double-In, Double-Out / Best of Three
(Loser of first leg starts second leg, winner of first leg has choice for cork to start third leg, if necessary)

7. 301 Game One Away to Start w/shoot for Double-On - Away Team Chalks
8. 301 Game Two Home to start w/shoot for Double-On - Home Team Chalks
9. 301 Game Three Away to start w/shoot for Double-On - Away Team Chalks
10. 301 Game Four Home to start w/shoot for Double-On - Home Team Chalks
11. 301 Game Five Away to start w/shoot for Double-On - Away Team Chalks
12. 301 Game Six Home to start. w/shoot for Double-On - Home Team Chalks

 

Wicked Weekly Checkouts!

The first person at your match who hits the checkout for that week will be entered into an end of season drawing for special prizes. This is now AUTOMATICALLY tracked by DartConnect, reporting unnecessary.

The Fall 2018 Wicked Weekly Checkout Winners:

1st - Eric Gonzalez - NS A2 - Just Hit It - New Board
2nd - Aaron Bober - Cent C1 - MMDL Shirt and Gift Certf.
3rd - Eric Pittard - SS C2 - Misc. Dart supplies by TTS Darts

The Fall 2018 Wicked Weekly Checkouts:

   
       
       

 

To follow the weekly outs, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or sign up for our email list.

Start time is 7:30pm!

DartConnect will be used to monitor start times and stricter enforcement of late start penalty points will be assessed for chronic offenders.  Start time for ALL DIVISIONS is 7:30pm. Late starts could lead to point deductions. If you are running late, you are advised to give the other captain a courtesy phone call with an estimated time of arrival or for scheduling a makeup match. There are no forfeits - teams that "no-show" will be suspended for 2 seasons.

Click here to download these guidelines as an acrobat .pdf document.


Reminder - Player Minimums

The minimum number of matches that a player must play in order to be eligible for the playoffs is 50% of the regular season. The minimum number of players required to play a match is four (4).


Blank Match Report

To download a blank match report, click here.

 

Scorekeeper's 10 Commandments

Keeping score is very important to the smooth running of a dart match.  To download our list of guidelines for proper scorekeeping, click here.

 

DartConnect is now MANDATORY for all league match scorekeeping

Learn More

DartConnect How To Leagues

 


Helpful Info, Forms
& Documents:

DartConnect Help Page

Weekly Standings

League Rules

Roster Change Policy

Blank Match Report

Match Report Instructions

Match Start Time Guidelines

Order of Play and Scorekeeping

Scorekeeper's Ten Commandments

 

DartConnect is now MANDATORY

ALL teams must now use DartConnect to score league matches and you no longer need to email your match report.  See all details about this important change - Click Here

Contact your Area Director with any questions. 

Visit the MMDL DartConnect Help Page - Click Here

Need a Cheap Tablet?

MMDL has a limited supply of pre-owned Android tablets for sale.  Contact your Area Director for details.

Take a look at DartConnect's Tablet Buyer's Guide for great tips and links to tablet bargains such as:

  • Their #1 recommendation for an affordable tablet - Refurbished iPad 2 - with links for browsing the current selection on Amazon (Price Range: $85-$125)
  • What specs to look for when buying a cheap Android tablet
  • Information about using a Kindle or Surface tablet

 

Season Sign Up Info

The Fall 2018 Season will begin the first week of September!  
Rosters must be turned in at your area's first captain's meeting -- see the meeting schedule below or Click Here.

Sponsor Fees are $200/team.

Update on A & Super A Division Eligibility and Placement

Important League Updates
 

Find out more about these important changes for the upcoming season:

501 Doubles is now Straight-In
50% Reg. Season Participation for Playoff Eligibility
All New Format for Super A Division

Learn More

FALL 2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
 

Download Season Announcement with Capt Meeting Schedule

Standard Team Application Form

Download ApplicatioN Form

CAPT Email is Mandatory - Email for ALL Players is Required for DartConnect participation.

Make sure players submit the same email as their DartConnect membership account. Note: Email addresses must be UNIQUE - NO SHARED email addresses!

Super A Application Form

If you are applying for the new Super A Division, please use this special application form.

 

Download Super A Application Form

DartConnect is now MANDATORY
 

MMDL fees cover the cost for ALL teams using DartConnect Scorekeeping

Download DartConnect Season Pass Informational Flyer

Click Here for more information about DartConnect

SPONSOR POSTER
 

Is your pub or club looking for new teams and players?

Download Recruitment Poster

 

The Minute Man Dart League is pleased to invite all teams and sponsors to participate in the upcoming season. Good luck to all competitors!

  • Season Announcement (includes captain's meeting schedule and other important info) - Click Here to Download

  • Roster Form - NOTE: Please provide email addresses for as many players as possible - Click Here to Download * This form can be filled out on your computer - see below

  • Need to find a new player, team or sponsor? -Download our "Sponsor Poster" to post near your dartboard.  You can also try our Online Player Draft

HOW TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION ON YOUR COMPUTER:  For convenience, the PDF form is designed to be filled out right on your computer with your keyboard. Click on the fields with your mouse to fill out your information, and you can switch to the next field by pressing the "tab" key. You may then save the document to your computer (please use "save as" and add your team name to the file name) You can then print the form out to bring to the captain's meeting. We strongly encourage use of this method to avoid unclear handwriting and so you can retain a digital copy on your computer.

- Captain's Meeting Schedule -
Click meeting location name for maps and driving directions

PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR ALL MEETINGS !
 

First Captain's Meeting:
Roster & Check Drop Off and Award Pickup. 

BOSTON & CENTRAL have AD elections.

Second Captain's Meeting:
Pickup Captain's Kits & Schedules, followed by Luck of the Draw tournament.

BOSTON:

Area Director:
Anna Moretti
annam@mmdl.org or 978-882-5207

First Meeting
WEDNESDAY 08/08/18
MALDEN MOOSE -  781-324-9443
562 Broadway, Malden, MA
Mtg Start Time: 7:30pm

Second Meeting
WEDNESDAY 08/29/18
LUXURY BOXX - (781) 322-2101
665 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148
Mtg Start Time: 7:30pm
Luck of the Draw to follow 2nd meeting.

$$$ MMDL is adding
$100 to the LOD payout

NORTH SHORE:

Area Director:
Donna Millett
donnam@mmdl.org or 978-882-2634

First Meeting
MONDAY 08/06/18
BEVERLY/SALEM ELKS CLUB
978-922-9608
39 Bow Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Please be on time for AD Election!
Mtg Start Time: 7:30pm

Second Meeting
MONDAY 08/27/18
Same Time and Place
Luck of the Draw to follow 2nd meeting.

$$$ MMDL is adding
$100 to the LOD payout

CENTRAL:

Area Director:
Becky Wainwright
becky@mmdl.org or 978-882-3119

First Meeting
THURSDAY 08/02/18
MARLBORO EAGLES - 508-485-9738
56 Florence St
Marlboro, MA 01752
Mtg Start Time: 7:00pm

Second Meeting
THURSDAY 08/30/18
FRAMINGHAM EAGLES - 508-875-9071
55 Park Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Mtg Start Time: 7:00pm
Luck of the Draw to follow 2nd meeting.

$$$ MMDL is adding
$100 to the LOD payout

SOUTH SHORE:

Area Director:
Chris Ryan
chrisr@mmdl.org or 978-882-3117

First Meeting
WEDNESDAY 08/01/18

POLISH CLUB - 781-878-9822
55 Wales Street
Abington, MA 02351
Please be on time for AD Election!
Mtg Start Time: 7:00pm

Second Meeting
WEDNESDAY 08/29/18

Same Time and Place
Luck of the Draw to follow 2nd meeting.

$$$ MMDL is adding
$100 to the LOD payout

Please note: Teams without sponsor checks at the first captain's meeting will be charged a $25 late fee. Returned checks subject to add'l $25 bounce fee.

Attn: A Division & Super A Team Prospects

As previously announced fior this upcoming season, teams applying for A Division placement will need to meet statistical criteria based on available DartConnect data according to the following:

  • The statistical category being used for all teams is 301 performance

  • Teams will be analyzed by a "composite" average that creates a Team Average based on the team's top 6 players

  • If a team's composite team average is 42.5 ppr or higher, the team will only be allowed to apply for the new Super A division

  • Teams with a Team Average of 42.4 or lower will be allowed to play in the A Division - Final decisions will be made with the Area Director's discretion

  • Any team may apply for the Super A division regardless of team average

How can you know where your team stands?

If you have questions or would like to have your team average calculated for you, please contact Anna Moretti at annam@mmdl.org. You will need to supply the team roster you will be submitting for this season with all players listed.

REMINDERS
TO TEAM CAPTAINS



PLEASE FILL
ROSTER FORM OUT COMPLETELY.
Incomplete rosters will not be accepted. Please take the time to gather all information before handing in your roster and check.  SUBMIT EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR ALL PLAYERS

Please make checks payable to:
MINUTE MAN
DART LEAGUE, INC.
(Note: There is a $25 late fee for teams who do not bring checks to the first captain's meeting plus a  $25 penalty for checks returned for insufficient funds)

DO NOT MAIL ROSTER!!!
Team rosters must be turned in at your area's first captain's meeting.

AGE RESTRICTION:
No players under 21 years of age can be accepted for membership in the MMDL.

BE SURE your team can make the full season commitment. NO SHOW teams will be suspended for 2 full seasons!

CAPTAIN'S KITS
Must be picked up at the second captain's meeting or a 2 point penalty on the first match will be imposed. There is also a $15 charge for replacing lost captain's kits.

DIVISION REQUESTS
If you have any specific concerns or requests regarding your division
assignment for skill level, travel time or other issue please attach a note to your team roster and/or send an email to the area director.