July 31st, 2020

Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a great summer, well as great as it can be under the circumstances.

Just wanted to provide an update with what is going on. I know that we are currently in Stage 3 of reopening, this means that the indoor gathering limit has been set to 50 people, unfortunately this limit is far to low for us to be able to have darts. We require to limit to be raised to at least 200 people due to the number of players we have at the Legion and the lack of boards at other bars. I also know that at places like Frosty Johns our dart player numbers would have to be included in their number of people allowed in to eat and we would be taking away from their food business.  I have also spoken with the Legion President and the Legion currently has no plans to reopen in Sept. There is also the issue of masks and right now we would all have to wear one to play darts.

In short we will NOT be starting darts in Sept. We will keep an eye on the reopening plan/stage and when the limit is raised to a number where we can all safely play indoors we will begin then. Realistically we may be looking at a start date after Christmas.

We hope you are all staying healthy and safe.

Your NDL Exec.

April 30th, 2020

As you have all probably guessed by now we will be unable to hold our annual banquet. With the social gathering limit still remaining at 5 and the hall closed until at least the end of May it’s just not going to happen. The amount of work and planning that goes in to holding this large event combined with the uncertainty of these unprecedented times we are in just make it virtually impossible. The plan discussed at the emergency captains meeting was if we could not hold a banquet then all monies would remain in the bank. We would offer reduced fees for next season to returning members. We will let you know soon what that amount will be. We will take all remaining funds in the acct and divide that by the # of players in the league to come up with what the reduced fee will be per player. This subsidized fee will be available for returning players only, any new players joining would have to pay the full fee. Please keep in mind that we have paid out 2 tournaments this season and our starting balance will be subtracted from what remains in the acct as this is an approx float we would have had to start next season.

We hope you are all staying healthy and safe and look forward to starting a new season in September.

March 30th, 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the state of emergency and the provincial gathering total being reduced to 5 we have no choice at this time to inform you that there will be NO playoffs.  We are doubtful at this time that we will be able to hold a banquet either, but that announcement will formally come at a later date.

We hope you are all well, staying safe and practicing social distancing.

March 16th, 2020

Just to keep you all up to date, Frosty John’s and the Legion are now closed. We will update as things progress over the next little while

March 15th, 2020

The Newcastle Dart League will NOT be playing tomorrow evening. We have decided its best to follow suit with all other leagues and events and take a 3 week break. We will reassess the situation on april 5th. As it stands right now we will play a one night playoff on April 6th. 1st and 2nd place in all 4 divisions will receive a bye. 3rd place in each division will play 6th place, 4th place in each division will play 5th place. All 11 games will be played that evening. The 2 winning teams will advance to the final day to play the top 2 teams in each division. The final day will currently still remain as April 18th.

I will post banquet information as soon as I know what is going on. We will keep you as informed as we can over the next few weeks.

Please note that this was not a decision we came to easily. As an executive, we discussed it in great length before we decided what was best. We only have our members safety in mind.

If any one has any further questions feel free to reach out to any of the executive members.

March 14th, 2020

In light of what is currently going on with COVID-19 there will be an emergency captians meeting held tomorrow afternoon at 530pm at the Bowmanville Legion, any captain who is unable to attend may send one person in their place.

March 2nd, 2020

Playoff schedule is in under section playoffs schedule and team number. If you have trouble reading you can text me at 905-442-6933 and i can email it to you for you to print. It is in excel.

Week 22 Stats and Standings are in. Great job everyone Playoffs schedule will be done by today.

On behalf of the executive and the legion I would like to apologize for the situation there this evening. It was beyond anyone’s control and believed to be a faulty sensor, the alarm guys are currently there assessing the situation and fixing the problem. Thank you to everyone there tonight for your patience with the multiple evacuations and sticking around for as long as you did. For those who couldnt hear my table top speech (lol) the games from tonight at the Legion will be replayed next Monday night on the same boards as tonight. The playoffs will start the following week and we will now finish playoff round Robin april 13th (Easter Monday) with the final day remaining April 18th. Anyone who will not have enough players Easter monday can contact myself or Randy after the playoff schedule comes out and we will work with you and the team you are playing to make up the match beforehand.

March 2nd, 2020

All Nominated persons have been contacted, there will be NO Election for your 2020/21 executive, all positions have been acclaimed and all 4 executive will remain the same

President - Amanda Storks

Vice - Pauline Lynde

Treasurer - Jill Rankine

Stats - Randy Brocklehurst

February 29th, 2020

Hello all!

Our second tournament of the year will be as follows:

Saturday March 7, 2020

Bowmanville Legion

Sign up 11:00AM to 11:45AM

Play begins at 12 noon.

Format is Blind Draw Doubles

Just as an FYI, this is a FREE tournament put on by the league. There is a cash payout for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as prizes for Mens and Ladies High Score and High Out. Hope to see everyone come out for a fun day of darts!

February 18th, 2020

Week 21 stats and standings are in.  Last week next week standing are close and B division Stats close race. Have fun and Good Luck.

Week 20 stats and standing have been updated. We have no more games need make up. tks

With only a few weeks left of Regular season play it’s time for nominations for next years executive. Please text your nominations to Randy or myself, cut off to nominate will be March 1st so we can have ballots out for playoffs.