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IMPORTANT RDL UPDATE

Raleigh Dart League Members,

We know emotions are high and the unknown is scary.  We share your feelings but also want to remain calm. At this time, we are not aware of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among Raleigh Dart League Members (Which would require quarantine). We have received two reports of possible first-level contact and those individuals are under home quarantine until the incubation period ends. There is no cause for alarm as they did not attend their dart matches this week, and are not showing signs of symptoms at this point. If any members have shown symptoms at a dart match and you do contract COVID-19, please contact Tim Mozzetti (tjmozz@gmail.com) to let him know. Your information will be kept confidential and this will allow the RDL Board to notify others who may have been affected at your match.

The CDC has suggested limiting attendance at larger gatherings. Because the RDL has over 500 members and any given Wednesday night brings you in close contact with 20-100 people, we prefer to err on the side of caution in hopes of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The RDL Board has decided it is in the best interest of our members and communities if we end the current dart season after the first 7 weeks of play. This at least makes it fair that every team has had a chance to play each other once. Since there were no byes this past Wednesday (3/11/20), all Perfect Throws, Fast Games, High-Ins, and High-Outs from those matches will count toward the season awards categories.

It is our hope that we will be able to have the tournament (Wed., Apr. 29th, May 6th, and May 13th) and banquet (Sat., May 16 Spring 2020) at those currently scheduled dates. As those dates approach, we will monitor the COVID-19 situation and will let you know if we need to cancel those events as well. If the tournament is possible, the four match minimum requirement for tournament eligibility will not be in effect for this season due to the cutoff. Captains, please notify your host establishments that the RDL season has ended early and we will notify them if we need to cancel the Tournament as well.

I know that many people will not be happy with this decision. But consider the alternative… If any member unknowingly comes in contact with COVID-19, and symptoms start to show during a dart match, then anyone in that match or venue would be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Please also consider this:

  • At least 99% of us are in the target age range of susceptibility.
  • Drunk people are not the most cautious.
  • You often touch the other person’s dart when you pull the diddle.
  • Some people lick their fingers or breathe on them before throwing.
  • Ever grab the wrong drink and take a sip?
  • We are basically family and tend to not only shake hands, high-five, and fist bump…but also hug.

I’m sure that our host establishments are doing their best to keep our venues clean and sanitary. The bigger problem is when someone didn’t wash their hands after they ______. …and you don’t know about it.

Our sincere apologies if you disagree, but we prefer to apologize for upsetting you with a short season, rather than a short life, or encouraging the spread of this in our communities.

Raleigh Dart League Board

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The Raleigh Dart League, Inc. is organized for the purpose of conducting competition between its members.

All regularly scheduled matches will be scheduled at 8pm EST on Wednesday nights for the regular season and 7pm EST on Wednesday nights for the tournament playoffs.

All stats, standings, newsletters and contact information for the past Fall 2019 season and prior seasons can be found within this site under Archived Stats.

If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to communicate to our RDL Board.  We appreciate any suggestions or comments that will help us provide a better website for our players and our visitors.

 

 

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