Rochester Open 2017

Fri Mar 31st - Sat 1st Apr 2017 #rocopen

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Formats Explained

How do we determine who shoots first?

For 101:

101 will be played as a best of five legs. We will only be corking for the first and fifth legs. Legs 2 through 4 are alternating (the loser of cork opens legs 2 and 4). Prior to the first leg, a coin toss will determine who is home and the home player has the option of throwing for the bull first to begin the first leg. In the fifth leg (if needed), the loser of the initial coin toss has the option of throwing for the bull first to begin the final leg.

For all other events:

All other events (except the singles finals) are played as a best of three and we will be corking for each leg. Prior to the first leg, a coin toss will determine who is home and the home player has the option of throwing for the bull first to begin the first leg. For the second leg, the loser of the previous leg has the option of throwing for the bull first. In the third leg (if needed), the loser of the initial coin toss has the option of throwing for the bull first to begin the final leg.

What is "Rochester Format" and what games may be called in the Blind Draw events?

Rochester format only applies to the blind draw events. It basically means you cannot play the same game in back to back legs. The games choices open to play are 301, 401, 501, and cricket.

What is the format for Double Elimination events?

If a Blind Draw event is double elimination, matches in the second chance bracket will all be a single leg of 501.

Should any other event be played as double elimination, the matches in the second chance bracket will be a single leg of the format being played.

Should the King seed lose in the best of three for the final match, a single leg game will be played to determine the winner.

What are the rules for 401?

1) EACH player must begin with a double. All scores made by a team are subtracted from a starting score of 401. One player on a team may double in and continue to shoot for score even though their partner has not doubled in. You must double out to win. The "bust" rule applies.

2) A player may double in and out on the same dart. If a player doubles in and "busts" in the same turn that player is not in and must double in again. If a player doubles in and "busts" on the same dart, that ends the player’s turn and that player is not in.

Please respect our hosts, no outside food or beverage may be brought into the facility.

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