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Competition Rules and Recommendations

Competition Rules
  1. 1.Qualifications for participation
    1. A.Participants accepted by the Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA).
    2. B.Participants that satisfy the required qualifications for participating in the matches according to the Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA) game regulations.
    3. C.Phoenix family members that hold the Phoenix Club Card.
      (On-site registration is not permitted. Dealers and players of other manufacturers may not participate.)
  2. 2.Brackets formation
    1. A.Preliminary matches are conducted within a form of round robin / The finals and playoff matches are conducted within a form of single elimination.
    2. B.The groups for round robins are determined on the day before the matches begin through computerized random drawing.
    3. C.The rankings within each group are applied to a fixed template for conducting the playoffs and the finals.
  3. 3.Application for participation
    1. A.Personal information is verified during the registration process. You must input your real (legal) name.
    2. B.Entry fees must be paid in full in order to participate in the events.
    3. C.If the payment of entry fees is not completed, participation is not permitted.
      • -If cancellation is made during the application period, the payment will be fully refunded. If cancellation is made after the deadline for application, the payment will not be refunded.
        (For early bird applications, the refund can only be made during the early bird application period)
    4. D.If a participant completes the application, it is regarded that one has agreed to the game regulations of the Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA).
    5. E.Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA) Operation Headquarters may reject a participant at any stage of the competition.
    6. F.The participating divisions and ratings are determined based on that at the time of registration.
    7. G.You must have over a certain level of game records on your own account for at least 3 (three) months before the events begin. If you do not have enough records, your entries may be regarded as fraudulent, and any potential award may be canceled.
    8. H.A substitute player participating under another participant’s name is not permitted under any circumstances. If you are caught doing so, the original participant as well as the substitute player will be disqualified, and participation will not be allowed for more than one year.
    9. I.Participation rights cannot be sold or transferred to others.
  4. 4.Confirmation of participation
    1. A.Participant must confirm participation within the given period.
    2. B.In case of more than one third of the participants failing to confirm participation due to natural disasters and any other similar incidents, Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA) Operation Headquarters may decide to postpone the competition.
    3. C.If a participant fails to provide a proper identification, one may be disqualified.
  5. 5.Standby and match-calling
    1. A.If the opponent does not arrive by the match start time, the participant is to wait in front of the machine for 5 minutes. (Same case if all participants are absent)
    2. B.If the opponent does not arrive after 5 minutes, the participant that has been waiting reports to the Operations Headquarters.
    3. C.The Operations Headquarters makes the final call for the participant that has not arrived. After the final call, the participant is disqualified.
  6. 6.Game progress
    1. A.After the match begins, only the participants are allowed to enter the game zone. The game zone refers to the space between the machine and the table. However, the only exception is for the officials entering the zone to resolve the issues such as technical ones, etc.
    2. B.The participants are to give the opponent enough space to throw and not disturb.
    3. C.If a participant gets the throwing order wrong, the leg becomes valid from the moment when the opponent throws the first dart. Afterwards, the legs proceeds based on the original order.
  7. 7.Game formats
    1. A.301 and 501 games consist of 10 rounds.
    2. B.701 and Cricket games consist of 15 rounds.
    3. C.901 games consist of 20 rounds.
    4. D.Half-it game consists of 9 rounds.
    5. E.Choice game is either 01 game or Cricket.
  8. 8.Deciding the order
    1. A.In the first leg of each match, coin toss and diddle decide who throws first.
    2. B.In the second leg, the player who lost in the previous leg throws first. (Same applies to all 5 sets)
    3. C.In the last leg, coin toss and diddle decide who throws first.
    4. D.If the last leg is a Choice, one may decide to throw first or second, or which game to play through coin toss and diddle.
    5. E.In Singles tournament (01/Cricket), who throws first on the first leg is decided by coin toss and diddle. In the second Leg, the opponent goes first. Who throws first on the last leg is decided by coin toss and diddle.
    6. F.Deciding who throws first within a team before the leg starts is unrelated to the diddle progress. However, you cannot change who throws first within a team once a leg begins.
  9. 9.Decision of victory or defeat (for all divisions)
    1. A.If the winner is not determined within the round limits, the conditions below apply.
      1. 1.01 Game
        1. After the leg ends, the player (team) with a lower remaining score wins
        2. If the scores are tied, the player (team) who has thrown first wins
      2. 2.CRICKET
        1. After the leg ends, the player (team) with a higher score wins
        2. If the scores are tied, the player (team) with a higher MPR wins
        3. If MPRs are the same, the player (team) who has thrown first wins
  10. 10.Practice
    1. A.Practicing before the match is limited to 6 darts per person on the machine that the match is held.
    2. B.If the staff determines that the match has been temporarily paused, practicing is allowed.
      1. 1.Practice throw is allowed
        If the machine for the match is to be changed due to technical issues, etc.
      2. 2.Practice throw is prohibited
        If the error for target out zone is to be corrected, and
        If the machine needs to be controlled for fixing who throws first.
  11. 11.Recording scores
    1. A.The winner records victory or defeat.
    2. B.Machine errors can be corrected after agreement between participants and confirmation from the staff.
    3. C.Machine response is the priority for scoring. Therefore, the cases below are accepted as scoring.
      1. 1.The machine records a score when a dart hits another dart already on the target
      2. 2.The machine records a score when the dart does not stay stuck on the target
      3. 3.The machine records a score when the tip is stuck on the board but the barrel falls off
  12. 12.Preliminary matches (Round robin)
    1. A.Preliminary matches (round robin) take place with 4 to 6 players in each group.
    2. B.Participants proceed with the matches according to the round robin based on the announcement of the draw for groups.
    3. C.Participants must check their names.
    4. D.After checking all of the participants in each group, the matches progress according to the order listed in the round robin.
    5. E.If there is any absent/disqualified player prior to the start of the matches, Operations Headquarters make necessary corrections.
    6. F.The winner records the results of the preliminary matches (round robin), and the loser confirms.
    7. G.The winner of the game is disqualified if they are omitted from the round robin.
    8. H.Participants must check the results recorded by the winner after the end of each match.
    9. I.If submitted without the request for inspection, the submitted records are reflected in the results as is.
    10. J.If a participant is disqualified or withdraws while there are remaining matches, all the matches conducted with that participant will be excluded (invalid). The rankings will be determined only according to the matches played among the remaining participants.
    11. K.The winner of the matches records the victory and defeat of the round robin, and the loser must confirm. Once the round robin is submitted to Operation Headquarters, the results cannot be changed even if they are incorrect.
    12. L.When all matches in the round robin are finished, participants should request for inspection to the staff before submitting.
    13. M.For the groups in which players are disqualified during the preliminary matches, Operation Headquarters judge the victory or defeat.
    14. N.Rules for determining the ranks among ties in round robin
      1. Number of sets won ↑
      2. Number of sets lost ↓
      3. Number of legs won ↑
      4. Number of legs lost ↓
      5. Head-to-head
      6. Count-Up ↑
  13. 13.Finals/Playoffs tournament (Single elimination)
    1. A.The Operations Headquarters draws up the playoffs bracket and finals match card list and discloses it to the participants.
    2. B.Participants must check whether they have qualified to advance, and the finals bracket. If there is an error in the finals bracket, it can be modified once reported by a participant.
    3. C.If an error on the finals brackets, etc. is found after the playoffs begin, it may not be modified if Operations Headquarters determines that it is impossible to change it due to time constraint.
  14. 14.Match card
    1. A.Match cards are distributed by the Operations Headquarters, and are applied to the finals/playoffs.
    2. B.When the announcement for starting the matches for each division is made, participants receive the match card, and move to the relevant machine.
    3. C.When participants gather to the designated machine, participants make sure the correct opponent is present before starting the match.
    4. D.If the opponent is not present, you should request the staff for the call.
    5. E.Participants must check the match card after each match is over.
    6. F.If there is an error, it can be modified once reported by a participant. If everything is confirmed, the winner submits the match card to the Operations Headquarters.
    7. G.If there is an error even after it is checked by a participant, it may remain unmodified if the Operations Headquarters determines that it cannot be changed due to time constraint.
    8. H.If there is an error because the participants fail to check, it will be conducted without modifications. (It can be changed if agreed among players.)
  15. 15.Technical issues of machines.
    1. A.If the match is discontinued due to power failure or technical issues, the staff will reset the score records. If it cannot be reset, Operations Headquarters will give relevant directions.
    2. B.If it is impossible to reset, the leg will start over from the beginning.
  16. 16.Throwing method
    1. A.All darts are thrown with one hand, one dart at a time.
    2. B.Three darts can be thrown in one round. Doing so is considered as ‘one throw’.
    3. C.If a game can and does end with less than two darts, the third dart does not have to be thrown.
    4. D.Within a game, each participants are to take turns to throw.
    5. E.Darts must be thrown from behind the oche. When players throw on the left and right at the same time, they should throw from behind the oche extension line.
    6. F.Players must not pass the throw line within the game zone.
    7. G.Players must not be in the throwing posture until the opponent has removed all darts from the target and returned to the back of the throw line. If a player gets two cautions from the staff within one game, it is regarded as one warning.
    8. H.Scores made with the foot in front of the throw line are invalid. If this occurs, the opponent must report to the staff. The staff can give a warning for the first time, and disqualify the participant if it happens more than twice.
    9. I.Pretending to throw in a setup posture is prohibited. A setup posture refers to the condition in which the center foot of the stance is in the position, ready to throw. If you get two cautions from the staff within one game, it is regarded as one warning.
  17. 17.Conduct
    1. A.Participants who fail to complete a game may lose the right to receive an award.
    2. B.If the staff judges that a participant’s behavior and conduct are too ungentlemanly, it must be immediately reported to the Operations Headquarters for necessary actions.
    3. C.If the Operations Headquarters determines that the participant is ill-natured, they can immediately be disqualified without prior warning.
    4. D.Only participants of the relevant match may enter the game zone.
    5. E.If a participant is found causing damage to others by singing loudly after excessive drinking, etc. they will be disqualified and asked to leave.
    6. F.Avoid loud cheers and jeers that disturb the matches.
    7. G.Even during the break where there is no match being conducted, you must pay attention to the Operations Headquarters announcements at all times.
    8. H.The host may take emergency measures for injuries and accidents that arise due to carelessness during the competition, but will not be responsible for anything else whatsoever.
    9. I.You must throw away personal trash during and after the competition.
    10. J.Based on their independent judgment, the Operations Headquarters of the competition have the right to exclude participants that ruin the atmosphere of the competition or disrupt the progress, or have the potential to do so. Such participants will be disqualified from the competition, and may also be limited from participating in future events and competitions.
    11. K.Disqualified participants lose the right to receive an award, and may face limitations in participating in future competitions.
  18. 18.Violation of rules and disciplinary actions
    1. A.Operations Headquarters and the staff have the right to give cautions and warnings to participants.
    2. B.You can get two cautions at maximum, and two cautions are regarded as one warning.
    3. C.If you get two warnings, you are immediately disqualified.
    4. D.Operations Headquarters and the staff of the Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA) have the right to disqualify or take disciplinary action to all participants that have violated or caused damage to the competition, based on their determination.
    5. E.Participants take part in the competition on their own will, and do not hold Operations Headquarters and the staff of the Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA) responsible for any damage that may arise.
    6. F.The staff of the Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA) can disqualify a participant that has violated the rules at any time.
    7. G.Illegal participants
      • -In the cases mentioned below, the participant bears all costs for participating in the competition, and awards may be canceled. Furthermore, the relevant home shop for illegal participants may be disclosed.
        1. Participant’s rating is higher than the participant’s division
        2. Participant’s game records in their account for the previous three months do not satisfy the standards
        3. Previous award winner has not complied to the above conditions for participating in the divisions
        4. Participant lies about their rating with multiple accounts or cards
          (Another person using the participant’s card is not accepted either.)
  19. 19.Prizewinning
    1. A.Prize money and trophy will be awarded to the participant that achieves the designated rank.
    2. B.If a participant is absent to the award ceremony without permission from Phoenix Summer Festival (KDA), it is regarded that one has given up all rights related to the award (everything that is awarded to the prizewinner).
    3. C.If prizewinners in each division do not follow the proper procedures for receiving the prize money on the day of the competition, it will not be awarded.
      • -Receive medal
      • -Take a photo
      • -Fill out the prize money receipt
    4. D.If a participant’s account does not have over a certain number of games before three months prior to the competition, the award may be rejected.
    5. E.If personal information and account number written in the prize money receipt are not clear, payment of prize money may be delayed.
  • -Please turn off your cellphone or put it on a vibration mode so it doesn’t disturb other players.
  • -Please refrain from loud cheering or booing in a manner that causes disturbance.
  • -Please notify where you go to your team partners whenever you are leaving the site and please avoid leaving the tournament hall for a long time.
  • -Please pay attention to the announcement from the P.A. at all times even if there’s no game schedule.
  • -Any valuable personal items must be stay with you at all times. The organizer is not responsible for loss or theft.
  • -No smoking in the tournament hall. Smokings are allowed at the designated area outside the tournament hall.
  • -No outside food allowed in the tournament hall. No pets are allowed.
  • -No alcoholic drinks and outside food are allowed.(Kintex Rules) Kintex staffs hold the right to expel those who violate their rules. The organizer is not responsible for that.
  • -Please dispose your waste during the festival.
Notice on filming and reporting in the event hall
  • -Filming, broadcasting and reporting are allowed only for recognized medias under the control of the hosts throughout the event hall. Accordingly, as for the photographs and videos, which are the portrait works created by the photograph and video (including voice) filming of all customers entering the event hall, the hosts have the right of likeness (right to refuse disclosure and right of commercial appropriation), and the hosts have the right to use all portrait works commercially.
  • -Accordingly, the portraits film in the event hall may be permanently used in their originals or edited forms in live TV broadcasting, videos for event notification and PR, printouts, outdoor and digital advertising, other PR, web and mobile channels of the hosts, and the likeness of customers may appear in them. You are kindly informed that this notice has legal force, and it is controlled by law.