At the Annual Meeting at Meadowcroft this June, the issue of “bounce outs” was addressed, The concern was that if pass-through darts scored, bounce-out darts should also score. The members of the ISAC rules committee (John Whittaker, Jon Wood, Debbie Andrews) collaborated to amend the pertinent items. Item 5.1 was amended to read (italics denote the change in wording)
“To score the dart must either stick, distal end first, bounce out, or pass through the target.”
The amended rule becomes effective on January 1, 2017, so as not to interfere with the current year scores. Although flight members may assist in determining the appropriate score for the dart, the scorekeeper remains the final judge of the score given for any throw.
In addition, rule 6.2 was amended to read:
“The contest organizers are responsible for all aspects of the contest. This responsibility includes, but is not restricted to the following: Ensuring that target dimensions and distances are correct. Use of the correct score sheets and submitting the results on time. Checking target backings to ensure that a well-thrown dart will stick rather than bounce off or pass through the target.”
The change in this rule was made to align with 5.1 and encourage organizers to make sure the targets and
backings minimize the likelihood of bounce-outs and pass-throughs happening.
The Revised 2016 ISAC rules will be posted on the website when the new website is put into operation.