We’re looking for teams of seven amateur players from pubs in the North West, and North Wales to take part in a championship series. Each team will play home and away legs against other pub teams to get through to the next round.

The competition is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 18 years.

The team shall be made up of seven players.

  • Only the licensee can register teams.
  • The pub must stock JW Lees & Carlsberg.
  • Licensee must register team name and captain by 23.59 on the 24th August 2015.
  • Teams delisting JW Lees/Carlsberg (during the competition period) will be unable to host matches.
  • Max two teams per outlet can be registered.
  • Each team can register a squad of 14 players (of which any seven can play). NB – please note prize is for a maximum of ten people.
  • Once a player has played for one team in the competition, they are unable to play for anyone else.

An internal pub selection night will decide who plays in the team, on a quiet night to increase footfall into the venue, or the licensee can pick the team. Pubs can have two teams but these teams cannot be drawn against each other in the first round.


  • The opening rounds (played in September) will be home and away legs – day to be agreed by the pubs.
  • The winner is the one with the highest aggregate score (from home and away legs), in the result of a tie; it will be a one leg play off, with each team submitting one player for the decider.
  • Last 32 (round two played in October) will be a one off match, so the winner is the first to five.
  • The latter rounds will be on a set day TBC. NB – the plan is to drive footfall on quiet evenings, however, if both agree to a switch that week, we will be flexible.
  • Last 16 (round three) will be played in November and will be first to five.
  • The quarter-finals will be played at the start of January 2016.
  • Semi-finals and finals night will be held on a Saturday at the end January 2016.

The Rules

  • London board with standard 501 finish on a double format.
  • Standard height from the floor to the bulls eye on the dartboard is 5 feet 8 inches, while the ‘oche’ (distance between the front of the board and the toe line) should measure 7 feet 9.25inches.
  • All games will have the format of 7 single and two doubles (doubles players play twice), in that order. If a team doesn’t have enough players, they will forfeit that leg. This format will be used until final night, when a separate brief will come out to all qualifying finalists.

The Prize

  • All finalists will get NEW darts shirts for the finals, max of 7 per team.
  • The winning prize will consist of 10 Tickets to a Premier League Darts night, Transport via Limousine, Bar tab of £200.