Marking Policy

The Irish National Darts Organisation (INDO) believe that it is imperative to aid the effective running of any tournament and the traditional loser marks are followed by all players. This procedure will be enforced at all INDO run events.

Failure to Mark Below is the Failure to Mark procedure operated by the Irish National Darts Organisation (INDO) at all INDO events that senior players must comply to.

Failure to mark offence Failure to mark the following match on the board the player/pair lost on, or another specified board by the control desk, will result in the offending player/pair being served with a failure to mark offence.

A fine of €20 euros per player will be issued and a record kept. - Any player/pair that has failed to mark will not be allowed to enter future INDO tournaments until the fine is paid. This includes the Inter Counties championship.

Replacement markers The INDO will allow players to get a replacement marker, however, this is the obligation of the player and should the replacement fail to mark the designated match the original player will still be served with a failure to mark offence.

No Marker at Board If a marker is not at the board when the match is ready to start, both players should return to the control desk and report it.

No Players at Board If you are waiting to mark a match and no players are at the board, please go back to the control desk and inform them, it may be that there is no match scheduled on the board and you will be released by the control desk or there is a delay and you will be given a time to return to the board. Only the control desk can advise you of this.

First Games In addition to marking after losing, some players will be chosen to mark the first games in each tournament, players will be notified if they are required to do this. Players can get a replacement however, this is the obligation of the player and should the replacement fail to mark the designated match the original player will still be served with a failure to mark offence.