2017-2018 J & J VENTURES DART PLAYER REWARDS & POINTS SHOOT-OUT RULES AND GUIDELINES

* Please note that the JJVA North Market (Rockford) has its own seperate Dart Player Rewards Program. Information on that market's program can be found HERE.

LEAGUES:

Leagues are run throughout the year in the J&J Ventures league system. In order for a league to qualify it must play at least 12 weeks, at least 13 games a match, have 4 J & J teams or 12 J & J players a league night, and be classified as a PRP league. The league can be any combination of 01 or cricket and there is no limit on games played. Leagues can be a JJ Ventures traditional, remote leagues, or extreme leagues only.  Any youth or youth/adult leagues are not eligible for this program.   Contact your local dart league director for more information.

Sanctioned Bar Tournament (SBT) Events:

These events are held throughout the year in local bars and taverns throughout the JJ Ventures locations. There will be a $1 charge per person playing in the tournament. The SBT’s can be any format and have any entry fee the location/tournament organizer chooses to have that does not exceed $10 per person. (Example: The entry fee is $6 per person, $5 dollars will go towards the payout and $1 will come to JJ Ventures for every player).

Points Shoot Out Weekend:

This weekend is our year end Finale. The date will usually be sometime in late July or early August based upon the availability of venue. Friday and Saturday events will be available to all JJ Ventures Players in good standing and with at least 96 PRP league games played through JJ Ventures. Saturday events will be capped events. Caps will be determined for the events each season. A player will use his recorded average up to 36 PPD. Thus the highest average used by any player toward the team cap will be 36 PPD. The Sunday Finale the players will require the 96 PRP league games played and at least 75 PRP points to participate.

DART PLAYER REWARDS SCORING

The point’s shoot-out awards program is designed to award not only some of our best shooters, but some of the more dedicated shooters. The program consists of three parts: League play, Sanctioned Bar Tournament play (SBT’s), and the Finale Points Shoot-out. Each part has its own scoring system in which players can earn points. We then add up all the points each player earns from each category to determine an overall Points Shoot-out Champion.

LEAGUES:

In the league portion there is a maximum of 90 points that can be earned. There are two categories within the league portion in which you earn points which are League Participation Points and League Bonus Points.

  1. League Participation Points (Maximum 75 points)- If a player plays at least 75% of a league’s scheduled matches then the player will receive 25 points per league played towards their maximum of 75 points.
  2. League Bonus Points (Maximum of 15 points)- A player can earn 5 points towards the bonus group maximum of 15 points for each league in which they have completed 100% attendance in the leagues's scheduled matches.

If a league plays 24 weeks or more then that league is eligible for 35 participation points, 7 perfect attendance points.

 

SANCTIONED BAR TOURNAMENTS (SBT’S):

In the SBT portion there is a maximum of 70 points that can be earned. There are two categories within the SBTs in which you can earn points. These are SBT Participation and SBT Bonus.

  1. SBT Participation (Maximum 60 points)- A player will earn 5 points for every SBT they attend towards the maximum of 60 points in this sub-group.
  2. SBT Bonus (Maximum 10 points)- If a player is the highest finishing male or highest finishing female in a SBT they will earn 2 points towards the maximum of 10 points in this sub-group. If a player is tied with one or more players for the highest finish then they will each receive 2 points.

See section “How to Earn and Schedule SBTs” for more information.

POINTS SHOOT-OUT FINALE:

In the Points Shoot-Out Finale there is a maximum of 90 points that can be earned. There are four different events in which a player can earn points. These are Finale Super SBTs, Doubles Capped Event, Triples Capped Event and Points Shoot-Out Finale.

  1. Finale SSBT Event (Maximum 20 points)- There are two different ways to earn points in this section. This event will be an A/B Draw where players are divided into two groups based on skill levels and a team will consist of a player from each group drawn at random. Redraws shall occur as needed so that 2 ladies will not be on the same team.
  • Finale Super SBT Participation (15 points)- Everyone who participates in the Super SBT will receive 15 points added to their season total.
  • Finale Super SBT Bonus (5points)- If a player is the highest finishing male or highest finishing female in the Finale Super SBT they will earn 5 points added to their season total. If a player is tied with one or more players for the highest finish then they will each receive 5 points.
  1. Doubles Capped Event - Maximum 54.0 PPD per team: If a player participates in the Doubles Capped Event they will receive 5 points added to their season total. SBJECT TO CH
  2. Triples Capped Event - Maximum 74.0 PPD per team: If a player participates in the Triples Capped Event they will receive 5 points added to their season total.
  3. Points Shoot-Out Finale (Maximum 60 points): Players who participate in this will be awarded points according to their tournament finishing place. There will be separate events for men and women. Each event will be an A/B/C Draw.  No A's or C's put together as a team.  Points are awarded as shown in the below:

Place

Points 
(Each Player)

1st

55

2nd

50

3rd

47

4th

44

5th-6th

41

7th-8th

38

9th-12th

35

13th-16th

32

17th-24th

29

25th - Last

26

If any dart teams decide they want to chop the prize money at the finale they will both be awarded the points for the lowest position between the teams.

How to Earn and Schedule SBTs:

A location can earn SBTs by simply having qualified leagues in their location. The more qualified leagues they have the more SBTs they are eligible to have. To host an SBT Event, locations must have J & J Ventures Amusements’ coin-operated equipment exclusively in the location.

Awarding of SBTs to locations:

  1. A location can earn SBTs per qualified leagues in which the location has teams participating based on the table below.
  2. There is a limit of the number of Saturday SBTs a location can have which is one-half their total allotment until all available Saturdays in a market have been allocated. After which any remaining Saturdays will be allocated on a rotational basis starting with the location that has the most remaining SBTs to schedule.
  3. If the league is an in-house league then the location will earn 1 SBT for an in-house league per year unless that in-house league has at least 6 teams at which point it will count as a regular league.

The following table is used for awarding SBT to locations for a 12-month season. A location cannot earn more than 12 SBTs in a season:

Qualified Leagues

# SBTs

1

1

2

2

4

3

6

4

8

5

10

6

12

7

14

8

16

9

18

10

20

11

22

12

 

Scheduling guidelines for SBTs:

  1. Only 1 SBT can be scheduled on a date within a league market territory.
  2. League market territories:

Springfield / Sangamon & Menard County

Clinton / Lincoln / Wapella / Decatur 

Harrisburg

St. Clair, Montgomery, Madison & Calhoun Counties

Jacksonville / Whitehall

Effingham / Mattoon / Robinson

Evansville / Henderson / Posey County

Vincennes / Princeton 

Tell City

Centralia / Mt. Vernon

Franklin / Williamson / Jackson County *

 

  1. SBTs will be scheduled on a first come first served basis. Using the following formula:
    1. At the beginning of the season, locations with the most SBTs to award at that time will be allowed to choose up to one half (rounded up) of their allotted SBTs dates at that time.
    2. This process will continue until each location has been given an opportunity to select dates for the first date selection round.
    3. We will then go back to the top of the list and the locations with the most remaining SBTs to schedule will then be allowed to select the remainder of their dates.
    4. If locations earn additional SBTs throughout the season they will be allowed to select those dates at that time using the same formula above.
    5. A location can have a max of 1 SBT per month.
    6. SBTs must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time to give all players ample time to make plans to attend.
    7. All SBT Events must be scheduled on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (not before 7pm on Friday)
    8. To schedule an SBT you must contact your league director in your market.

SBT Rules:

There must be at least five J&J Ventures Amusement league players at each tournament to qualify as an SBT event.

A location must have at least 2 dart boards.

SBTs must be draw your partner events. Options such as “Ladies Advantage”, “Rodeo Draw” and “A/B” may be used.

SBTs will use the CompuSport system unless there is a technical reason for not doing so. When the CompuSport system is used the player/team/bracket draw will be done by computer in order to ensure that the draw is fair and that collusion does not occur. In the event the CompuSport system cannot be used the person designated as Tournament Director must conduct the draw in such a manner as to avoid possible collusion.

If a player leaves an SBT before being eliminated then the player recycle rule will be used to find that player’s teammate a partner to continue. The player that left will not be awarded any points for the SBT. If a player commits this infraction a 2nd time then that player will not be allowed to participate in future SBTs for the remainder of the PRP season.

Player Recycle Rule: In order to replace a missing player, the corresponding players of the same type (Ladies Advantage, A/B) where applicable from the last loser’s round will be grouped together and a substitute player will be drawn from that group. The recycled player will receive money for their final finishing position in an SBT but will .

 

In the event that Compusport cannot be used for the SBT, the location/tournament organizer must provide to the JJ Ventures league director a complete entry list with first and last names and the tournament bracket upon completion of the tournament to ensure that all points can be rewarded. The bracket needs to be turned in within one week of the completion of the tournament.

 

Small or Outlying Market Rule:

In markets determined by J&J management to be either small markets or outlying markets, we recognize that players in these markets would be at a disadvantage due to the limited number of SBT events within a reasonable driving distance.

J&J management reserves the right to allow exceptions to the rule that limits the maximum number of SBT events a location can host to create a fair playing field for all J&J Ventures league players. This will be done on a case by case basis taking into consideration the number of eligible locations within a small or outlying market and the driving distance to other nearby SBT event venues. No small market may receive more than 8 possible SBTs under this rule per year.

Additional Rules

  • If a player forfeits in a league then his games played will count, but the player will not receive any kind of points for league participation.
  • All schedules including the program ending dates are subject to change based on changes made by affiliates such as Partners Promoting Darts, Tournament of Champions and others.

Pro-Rated Leagues

The program year currently runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. A league will be pro-rated when the league runs past the lock down date of June 30th. Since the number of weeks to qualify for all J & J promotions is 12 weeks, we will use 12 weeks as our basis of how long the summer leagues should run. So no matter if the league runs 18 weeks we will count it as 12. With that being said on June 25, 2017 we will see how many weeks the summer league has ran. We will then use a formula to determine how many points you will receive. For example the League X ran for 6 weeks as of June 30th. 6 weeks is half of the required 12 weeks or 50%. Since the full participation would be 25 points participation and 5 points for perfect attendance, the person if he participated in all 6 weeks on the schedule using normal rounding rules will receive 13 points for participation and 3 points for perfect attendance. If he played 8 weeks his totals would be 19 points for participation and 4 points for perfect attendance

All matches scheduled before or after the program year ending date of June 30th must be played during the program year in which they were scheduled for any games or points to qualify. In other words no playing ahead of schedule or make up matches that would cross program year start/stop dates.

Any remainder points that the league could earn will be added to the following year’s program. (Example: League X played past June 30th. They only received 13 points participation and 3 points perfect attendance. For the next point season they are eligible for 12 points participation and 2 points perfect attendance.

Averages will be locked on May 31st so that people will be able to put together teams for the Shoot Out Weekend. We will use averages from leagues, J&J ran tournaments, and other national tournaments.  The official list will be put on the J&J Ventures website.  Games played will still count until the June 30th end of season date.

 

J & J VENTURES/DARTS TOC QUALIFIER VOUCHER DISTRIBUTION

J & J Ventures Amusements will award our available Darts TOC Qualifier Vouchers to those players that are dedicated and loyal to our program. Those vouchers are as follows:

Partners Promoting Darts continues to evolve and each year it is possible that they will make changes to their qualifier voucher program. Among several things we have seen in the past are “Regular on-site qualifiers”, “Pre-Qualifiers” and “Remote Qualifiers”. Once the PPD has determined their qualifier format we will post here and on social media how our vouchers will be specifically allocated.

We will be issuing these vouchers as a “bonus” to players. The players must meet certain criteria’s.

  • They must be in good standing with J & J Ventures.
  • They must meet the requirements for the Partners Promoting Darts Tournament of Champions.
  • They must be competing in a Darts TOC qualifier. They can NOT transfer vouchers to another player.

The distribution for the Qualifier Vouchers will be as follows:

  • THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED ONCE PARTNERS PROMOTING DARTS (DARTS TOC) HAS FINALIZED THEIR RULES FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

If there is a tie in points for the last Qualifier Voucher then we will use the following tiebreaker to determine which of the players receive the voucher:

  1. Total SBT points plus Total League points.
  2. Total games played.
  3. Total points for the Points Shootout (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
  4. Finishing spot in the finale (Sunday).
  5. MPR

The distribution of 4 Qualifier Vouchers will be distributed as follows:

  • The winning teams, men and women, of the Finale on Sunday will be guaranteed Qualifier Vouchers.
  • If a person on the winning team does not intend to go or meet the requirements for the Qualifier Voucher, then that voucher will be passed down to the 2nd place team. If only 1 voucher is passed down then the player with the higher points standing will receive the voucher. This process will be repeated until the voucher is issued. In the event of a tie in points then the tiebreaker will apply.
  • Players receiving Qualifier Vouchers from the Sunday Finale will also have to choose which TOC qualifier to play in.

Once Darts TOC Qualifier Voucher rules are established for the upcoming year we will post here and on social media the additional rules regarding how the remaining qualifier vouchers are disbursed. This will include any option to receive multiple vouchers or player minimum JJVA PRP point requirements.

  

VEGAS TRAVEL FUND (Only applies to markets that do not have their own exclusive Vegas Travel Fund)

Up to $4800 in travel funds available to top 12 qualified players attending Team Dart in Las Vegas

Players receive $400.00 each, providing they play darts at Team Dart in Las Vegas

If more than 12 players from all JJV offices go to Team Dart then the funds would be disbursed based on the top 12 points standings from the beginning of the PRP season through February 15th of the current NDA event year. These funds will be awarded through the point standings from men & women combined.