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NTERNATIONAL DART FEDERATION | Official Publication
Constitution of the International Dart Federation
ARTICLE 1 - NAME AND ORGANIZATION
The name of the organization shall be the International Darts Federation, herein also called the IDF.
It shall be a non-government non-profit organization incorporated as Association in the meaning of
article 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code; its resources are constituted by members' annual
dues or charges, sponsorship income, gifts and donations and any other resource, such as income
from competitions, tournaments and other events organized by the IDF; its resources shall be
applied exclusively in furtherance of its beneficent purposes; and no part of its resources or
earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private person.
ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE
The purpose of the organization shall be to promote, foster, regulate and develop the sport of Darts
throughout the world; to support the Olympic Movement, to be affiliated with the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) as a recognized International Sports Federation (IF) in conformity with
the requirements of the Olympic Charter and to contribute to the achievement of the goals set out
in the Olympic Charter, to federate national Darts Sports associations in as many countries as
possible; to establish standard rules of play for tournaments; to operate a referee training and
qualification policy and supplement it as may be required; to support and encourage the highest
sporting ethics amongst darts players to ensure that the spirit of fair play prevails; to devise
methods and conduct competitions to award regional, international or world championship titles;
to implement and monitor systems for ranking players in order to be able to organise tournaments
with various categories of players; and to institute and operate appropriate anti-doping measures
based on the World Anti-Doping Code.
ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP
The Members of the IDF will comprise one of the following:
æ National Darts Organizations
æ Continental Darts Organizations
æ Honorary Members, who must be individuals.
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The IDF contemplates darts organizations that represent one or more of the following three
disciplines:
æ Steel Tip
æ Soft Tip played on a “Small” target
æ Soft Tip played on a “Big” target
The dimensions of the “Small” and “Big” target sizes for soft tip darts may be found in the “General
Rules and Regulations of Darts Sports”, which is edited by the IDF.
In principle the membership will be restricted to one member organization for each country.
Notwithstanding this general principle, all membership applications will be reviewed by the Board
of Directors which is authorised to admit more than one member organization per country if the
circumstances warrant such exceptions to the general rule. However if there is more than one
member organization per country, the Board of Directors may set a deadline for these members to
combine into one member organization, and if the deadline is not met, the Board of Directors will
decide whether to continue recognising them as members. In general darts sports organizations
which represent more than one country or more than one darts sport discipline will be welcomed
as members.
Members whose application for membership has been approved by the Board of Directors become
full members immediately upon the receipt of the corresponding membership dues.
Honorary members are of necessity individuals who are considered to have made an outstanding
contribution to darts sports. Honorary members must be proposed by the Board of Directors and
voted at the General Meeting, and become Members immediately they have been voted.
3.1 Member Organizations
To be eligible to apply for membership a National Darts Organization of any country (herein after
NDA) or an International Darts Organization (herein after INDA) shall:
1. be a reputable body responsible for the organization of Darts Sports of one or more of the
three disciplines contemplated by the IDF.
2. In the case of an NDA, be open to all nationals or bona fide residents of the particular
country of an NDA subject only to meeting the requirements of such NDA,
3. have an appropriate register of members,
4. undertake to comply with the Constitution of the IDF,
5. uphold an image of integrity and enforce a standard of ethics acceptable to the IDF,
6. exercise Darts Sports activities in its country and internationally, in particular by organizing
and participating in leagues competitions and tournaments, implementing education and
training programs for darts players and referees,
7. comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the IDF governing its darts tournaments,
8. conduct its activities in compliance with both the Olympic Charter and the rules and
regulations of the IDF,
9. respect the rules of play published by the IDF for each discipline of Darts Sports.
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The expression “country” shall mean any country, state, territory or a part of territory recognized
by the international community, but will be limited to the list of countries recognised by the
International Olympic Committee.
3.2. Member Resignations
Any member of the IDF which is not in arrears in dues or in the performance of IDF duties may
resign in good standing. Resignations may be made in writing to the Chairman of the Membership
Committee of the IDF at least one month before dues become payable, otherwise members shall
be liable for dues for the coming year.
3.3. Member Removal
A member may be removed by the Board of Directors by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the
full Board of Directors, unless re-instated by a subsequent General Meeting by the affirmative vote
of two-thirds of those present. The Board of Directors shall make known its reasons for the removal
of the Member to the General Meeting. If the removal of the Member is upheld by the votes at the
General Meeting, the Member that has been removed may appeal to the Court of Arbitration for
Sport (CAS) in accordance with its Statutes and Regulations.
3.4. Member Suspension
Members can be suspended temporarily by the Board of Directors on disciplinary grounds or for
any of the reasons listed below. Such suspension must be ratified at the next General Meeting held
after the suspension, and will be come definitive unless at least two thirds of the votes cast at the
General Meeting vote against the suspension.
The reasons for suspension from the IDF are as follows:
1. failure for a period of two full years to pay annual dues or charges, or
2. upon notice being received by the IDF that a member has not fulfilled its obligations as a
member of an NDA or INDA in its area of influence.
3. if the Board of Directors concludes, at its discretion, that the member is not conforming or
has not conformed with the requirements for eligibility for membership of the IDF or is
bringing disrepute upon the IDF or its darts tournaments, leagues or competitions.
3.5. Member Reinstatements
Any member removed or suspended from the IDF may only be reinstated by the affirmative vote of
a majority of the entire Board of Directors, confirmed by the affirmative vote of a simple majority of
the Delegates present at the next General Meeting. In the case of re-instatement the re-instated
Member must pay an amount equal to any dues and charges in arrears, or any such charges that
relate to the period during which the Member was suspended, plus any further financial penalty
imposed by the Executive
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ARTICLE 4 - GOVERNANCE
The governing organs of the IDF are:
æ the General Meeting
æ the Board of Directors
æ other Permanent or Temporary Committees, such as
§ the Membership Committee
§ the Tournament Committee
§ the Rules and Disciplinary Council
§ the Technical Committee
æ officers nominated by the Board of Directors
æ auditors
ARTICLE 5 - GENERAL MEETING
The General Meeting is the principal and senior organ of the IDF and consists of the Members’
Delegates, and the Board of Directors. Each full Member is entitled to send two Delegates to the
General Meeting, but only one delegate per Member may vote.
A Delegate must be a member of the organization he or she represents as a Delegate and must be
at least 18 years of age and legally capable of managing all of his or her personal and business
affairs, and may not be a corporation or an undischarged bankrupt.
Assignment of votes by proxy is permitted but no Member’s Delegate may represent more than
one further Member by proxy in addition to his or her own federation. Board Members may
represent an unlimited number of proxies.
Honorary Members and Members of the Board of Directors will be entitled to one vote each, but in
addition they may receive and vote proxies for an unlimited number of Members. In the case of a
vote which does not produce a clear result the President’s vote will prevail.
Provisional members may send up to two delegates to the General Meeting but they have no vote.
In principle an Ordinary General Meeting should be held every year, but it must be held at least
once every two years.
The Board of Directors shall arrange to communicate the date and venue for the General Meeting
by notice in writing to all Members and Board Members at least two (2) months before the General
Meeting.
Items for the agenda must be submitted to the President in writing by mail, facsimile transmission
("fax") or electronic mail ("Email") not later than six (6) weeks before the General Meeting and
accompanied by a brief background explanation.
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The final agenda including brief summarized explanations as may be required shall be sent in
writing to all members by mail, fax transmission or e-mail at least two (2) weeks before the General
Meeting.
5.1 General Meeting Procedure
The General meeting shall be chaired by the President, or alternatively a member of the Board of
Directors nominated by him.
In order to ensure a fair and democratic process and the efficient conduct of business, the
proceedings of the General Meeting shall be governed by the following Rules of Order:
1. motions which are already on the agenda may be presented by any Delegate, Honorary
Member or Member of the Board of Directors;
2. the following shall be the order of preference to address the matters before the Meeting:
Elections, if applicable, of Board of Directors Members and Honorary Members, Points of
Order (i.e. questions or objections regarding the proper order to be followed in the Meeting,
including proposals to close debate on any question), Points of Privilege (i.e. questions or
objections touching on the privileges of a Delegate or Board of Directors Member, or
Honorary Member), and Points of Information (i.e. questions seeking further and better
information and explanation of any matter before the Meeting);
3. every Member of the Board of Directors may speak at the General Meeting, and in the
event of a dispute, the following is the order of precedence for speaking and proposing
motions:
a. the Chairman;
b. Members of the Board of Directors;
c. Delegates;
d. Honorary Members;
4. the Chair shall recognize Delegates in order of their request to speak;
5. subject to the vote of the Meeting, the Chair may impose time limits on debate and on
proposers making and speaking to motions, and may impose equal time limits on any
speaker wishing to speak to any matter;
6. motions may only be tabled, amended, withdrawn or otherwise disposed of by vote of the
Meeting as required in this Constitution, called by asking "who is in favour of this motion?".
Items which were not included in the agenda may not be voted at the General Meeting;
7. debate may only be closed by majority vote of the Meeting on a Point of Order; and
8. other Rules of Order adopted by the General Meeting on Points of Order, provided always
that in the event of a dispute over any Rule of Order, the General Meeting may submit the
dispute to the ruling of the Chairman, whose decision shall be final.
Except as otherwise provided in this Constitution, the General Meeting passes its resolutions by
simple majority of votes of the voting Delegates, including proxy holders. Resolutions to amend the
Constitution require three (3) months' written notice to the President and a two-thirds (2/3)
majority vote. In any vote, abstentions and invalid votes are disregarded. If there is equality of
votes, the President or in his or her absence the Chairman may cast a deciding vote, but otherwise
the motion fails.
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Voting is by a show of hands, unless one-third of the Delegates present request a secret ballot.
The General Meeting elects the Members of the Board of Directors and any Honorary members.
Minutes must be taken in writing at every General Meeting and verified by two Members of the
Board, and they must be transcribed within one month and signed by the Chairman and another
member of the Board of Directors. A copy shall be communicated to the Members without delay. In
this regard the President may decide that it is sufficient to publish the minutes on the Website of
the IDF.
Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary in this Constitution, the Board of Directors
may submit urgent motions to the General Meeting without prior notice, in which case they may be
voted in the normal way.
An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened by a decision of the Board of Directors and
must be convened if at least one-third (1/3) of the Members entitled to vote requests such a
meeting in writing, stating their reasons.
The Extraordinary General Meeting must be convened as soon as possible, allowing for two (2)
months prior notice.
For greater clarity, the Extraordinary General Meeting is a General Meeting and is subject to the
same requirements as an ordinary General Meeting.
5.2 Postal Ballots
In addition to the procedures available in the General Meeting, the Board of Directors may conduct
votes on motions by post, Email or fax, provided always that it may not do so regarding any motion
to amend the Constitution. Members shall be allowed a minimum of one (1) months to vote,
failure to reply shall constitute abstention, and if there is equality of votes, the motion fails. This
procedure is called a "postal ballot". A postal ballot is valid provided that 50% of the membership
has voted at the end of the period which the Board of Directors orders for voting.
ARTICLE 6 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is the executive organ of the IDF and is subordinate to the General Meeting
and the Board of Directors.
Subject to the will of the General Meeting the Board of Directors is empowered to govern IDF's
affairs between General Meetings and to represent IDF in any manner to the best interests of Darts
Sports.
The Board of Directors consists of:
æ the President
æ the Executive Vice President
æ the General Secretary
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æ the Treasurer
æ the Tournament Director
æ other officers as deemed necessary by the President
The President is responsible for assigning the work which must be carried out among the members
of the Board of Directors in order to ensure the smooth running of the IDF on a day to day basis and
to achieve the Federation’s objectives.
The Board of Directors is elected at the General Meeting for four year terms, except for the initial
term. Members of the Board of Directors may be re-elected an unlimited number of times.
The initial Board Members of the IDF serve for two four year mandates.
The procedures for carrying out the elections of members of the Board of Directors at the General
Meeting are decided by the previous Board of Directors in the year prior to the election year, and
can be based on elections for individual candidates, lists of candidates, or a combination of the two.
The Board of Directors also will decide whether the voting is by a public show of hands or by secret
ballot.
The election committee charged with preparing the elections will be formed in the year prior to the
election year.
Successful candidates to the Board of Directors shall be those obtaining the greatest number of
votes. If there is a tie between two or more candidates a second election shall be held. In an
election for Members of the Board of Directors, anyone who casts a ballot must vote for the same
number of candidates as the number to be elected; for instance and for greater certainty, if six (6)
Members of the Board of Directors are to be elected, then a ballot will be invalid unless it is marked
for the election of six (6) different candidates out of the total of the candidates presented for
election of the Board of Directors.
Anyone who is legally capable of managing all of his or her personal and business affairs, and is not
a corporation or an undischarged bankrupt may be elected to the Board of Directors, whether or
not he or she is a Delegate, provided that no one may be elected to the Board of Directors unless
either the candidate is present at the General Meeting where such elections are held or the
candidate has previously consented in writing to serve on the Board of Directors.
If the office of any Board of Directors member becomes vacant, the President may appoint a
successor to hold that office until the next General Meeting, at which time an election will be held
to fill that position for the remainder of the term of the original member of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall constitute and appoint members to Committees to assist it in its work,
including the Membership Committee, the Tournament Committee and the Disciplinary Council,
and these Committees shall be responsible to and report to the Board of Directors. Members of
such Committees need not be members of the Board of Directors.
Every Board of Directors Member owes IDF the duties of Good Faith and Competence.
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6.1 Powers of the Board of Directors
When the General Meeting is not in session, the Board of Directors possesses all of the powers
which are not specifically reserved to the General Meeting by law or under this Constitution, and is
empowered to make decisions and implement policies, including taking action against Members,
players or other persons who violate or may violate the Constitution, or harm or may harm IDF. In
such cases the Board of Directors may take any action within its powers, including but not limited
to:
æ prohibit the organizing or production of international competitions or the participation of a
Member's players in any competition,
æ reprimand a Member,
æ suspend some or all of the membership privileges of any Member,
æ revoke the membership of a Member;
æ enforce any appropriate sanctions against individuals.
Appeals against such decisions by the Board of Directors may be brought by the member to the
attention of the IDF Disciplinary Council in the first instance, with the right to appeal to the General
Meeting. Such appeal will be rejected unless at least two thirds of the votes cast at the general
Meeting support it. An appeal by a member must be made in writing and delivered either to the
Chairman of the Disciplinary Council or to the President within two (2) months of receiving notice of
the Board of Directors' disciplinary decision. The appeal must be reasonably clear. For further
clarity, filing an appeal of such a decision does not suspend or affect the Board of Directors'
decision, which shall remain in full force until either there is a favourable decision by the
Disciplinary Council or the appeal is upheld by the General Meeting, although the disciplinary
decision may be cancelled or varied by the Board of Directors. In the event of a disciplinary appeal
being upheld, either by the Disciplinary Council or by the General Meeting, the Member affected by
the disciplinary decision cannot claim any redress, compensation or modification of tournament
results, or any other benefits, as a consequence of any temporary impairment of the Member’s
rights as a result of the Disciplinary decision.
The Board of Directors may adopt its own Operating Policies in order to ensure the democratic,
collegiate and efficient conduct of IDF's affairs.
6.2 Work of the Board of Directors
The work of the Board of Directors shall be conducted by correspondence by mail, fax and Email.
Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be convened by the president. Travelling expenses for such
meetings will be paid as far as possible from IDF funds.
The power of the Board of Directors is legally vested in the President, and he can delegate such
powers as he considers fit to other members of the Board of Directors. In this regard the meetings
of the Board of Directors are to discuss policy matters and to advise the President. However day to
day actions will be delegated to the corresponding member of the Board of Directors, or to the
Chairperson of a Committee. The delegation of powers to members of the Board of Directors or to
Committees may be revoked at any time. The Board of Directors represents the IDF for all contacts
with third parties.
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The Board of Directors has the duty and the authority to manage and conduct IDF's affairs
according to Modern Sports Principles and modern Management Principles.
The President is the chief political representative of IDF and has the duty and authority to lead and
to try to build consensus within IDF.
In the event of the resignation, termination, death or incapacity of the President, the Vice President
will become President for the remainder of the original President’s term.
The General Secretary has the responsibility for supervising the legal status of the IDF and to ensure
that all documentation which must be presented to official bodies is presented on an accurate and
timely basis, and that the IDF complies with all laws and regulations which are applicable.
The Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer of IDF and has the duty and full authority to manage the
day-to-day financial and accounting affairs of IDF according to modern Management Principles. The
Treasurer has the duty to present financial reports to the General Meeting and the Board of
Directors regarding IDF's accounts and financial affairs.
The Tournament Director is the Chief Sports Officer of IDF and has the duty and full authority to
manage the day-to-day sports affairs of IDF according to Modern Sports Principles and modern
Management Principles. The Sports Director has the duty to report to the General Meeting and to
the Board of Directors regarding IDF's sports affairs.
The Board of Directors shall exercise all executive and administrative powers incident to the
effective supervision and administration of the affairs and activities of the IDF. In implementation
of these powers, but not in limitation thereof, the Board of Directors shall have the following
specific powers:
æ To elect officers and define their powers, duties and tenure.
æ To fix dues and fees
æ To apply the funds of the IDF for its lawful purposes.
æ To designate the officer or officers to have custody of funds and to account therefore.
æ To fix the dates, sites, eligibility requirements and conditions for tournaments held under
the sanction and supervision of the IDF and to establish appropriate rules and regulations
governing such contests.
æ To exercise appellate jurisdiction from acts or decisions of all Committees and the
Disciplinary Council. The decisions of the Executive, taken on the basis of the provisions of
the Constitution, are final. Any dispute relating to their application or interpretation may be
resolved solely by the Board of Directors and, in certain cases, by arbitration before the
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
æ To accept or reject applications for membership, to suspend membership and to terminate
membership in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
æ To convene General Meetings of the Members.
æ To otherwise implement, administer and control the policy and affairs of the IDF in any
manner consistent with its Constitution.
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Any decision by the Board of Directors shall be subject to appeal to the General Meeting in the first
instance and thereafter appeals may be brought before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
ARTICLE 7 – RULES AND REGULATIONS
The IDF has the following Rules and Regulations:
æ Competition Rules - These comprise the General Rules and Regulations for Darts Sports.
There are general rules of play which apply to all three disciplines of darts sports, and
specific rules which apply only to one or two of the three disciplines. The regulations refer
to particular aspects of the organization of the sporting activities, such as leagues,
competitions and tournaments.
æ Anti-Doping Code
æ Disciplinary Council Code
The Competition Rules, the Anti-Doping Code and the Disciplinary Council Code, as amended from
time to time, are integral parts of the Constitution.
The Rules and Disciplinary Council must co-ordinate with the Tournament Director to institute
ranking systems which can be used universally to categorise players. It is envisaged that these
ranking systems will involve recording “Points Per Dart” or “PPD” and “Marks Per Round” or “MPR”
for “01” and “Cricket” based games respectively, over periods of time, in order to be able to classify
players accurately.
Players who participate in any tournament organized by the IDF must abide by the rules and
regulations of the IDF.
ARTICLE 8 - TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
The Tournament director shall appoint a full Tournament Committee for each tournament
organised by the IDF. The tournament Committee is responsible for all aspects of the Tournament,
and will appoint a Tournament Director, who will lead the organization of the Tournament. The
Tournament Director for a specific tournament should not be confused with the Tournament
Director of the IDF, although they may be the same person.
In general the Rules and regulations to be applied will be the General Rules and Regulations
published by the IDF for the corresponding discipline, but the Tournament Committee may modify
such Rules and Regulations for particular Tournaments, or incorporate additional rules to
contemplate some local characteristic. Such modifications must be clearly published at least one
month before each Tournament; otherwise the General Rules and Regulations will apply.
The Tournament Committee and the Tournament Director must co-ordinate with the Rules and
Disciplinary Council, but these two bodies must be as independent of each other as circumstances
permit. All decisions related to the Tournament will be decided by the Tournament Director in the
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first instance, but an appeals procedure must be established to regulate any appeals made to the
Rules and Disciplinary Council.
ARTICLE 9 - RULES AND DISCIPLINARY COUNCIL
The President shall appoint a Rules and Disciplinary Council and shall designate its Chairman. The
Council shall consist of not less than three members, including the President. The function and duty
of the Rules and Disciplinary Council shall be to publish the official Rules and Regulations for the
three disciplines of Darts Sports to be used in all competitions, leagues, and tournaments organised
by the IDF or any of its members, and to continuously consider and take into account
recommended additions, amendments, modifications, clarifications or repeals relating thereto.
The Rules and Regulations established by the Council for each international tournament organised
by the IDF must include the following requirements:
æ To be eligible to participate in IDF International Tournaments, each player must agree to
abide by the Olympic Charter as well as all applicable Rules and Regulations of the IDF
governing the contest.
æ Specifically all players must:
§ respect the spirit of fair play and non-violence, and behave accordingly both in the
tournament area and its immediate environment,
§ respect and comply with all aspects of the IOC Anti-Doping Code.
§ consent to the authority of the IDF to enforce proper behaviour and to discipline any
offender,
§ agree to resolve any dispute or grievance arising out of any decision of the Board of
Directors or any Committee or Officer delegated by the Board of Directors, or any
appellate body established by the IDF, through recourse to the Court of Arbitration
for Sport (CAS) in accordance with its Statutes and Regulations, and be bound by the
arbitration decision.
The Rules and Disciplinary Council decides questions related to the nationality of players
participating in international tournaments. The decisions of the Rules and Disciplinary Commission
will be considered final, and should apply the following criteria:
æ If a player is a national of two or more countries at the same time, he may represent either
one of them, as he may elect, but only one. Once having made his choice he may not
represent the other country in the same sporting season.
æ If a competitor who has represented one country in one or more IDF Tournaments has
subsequently changed his nationality or acquired a new nationality, he may not participate
in a IDF International Tournament representing his new country in the same sporting season
as the most recent IDF tournament in which he participated, unless the Board of Directors
specifically permit this.
æ If a player is of a nationality that is not represented by any member of the IDF, the
Tournament Committee may decide to permit the player to enter a tournament under the
auspices of an existing Member, provided the Member agrees and that the player is
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included in the membership records of the Member NDA. However such a player cannot
form part of a national selection team which represents a country that is not his own, if the
event is restricted to one team per country per discipline.
æ If an associated State, province or overseas department, a country or colony acquires
independence, if a country becomes incorporated within another country by reason of a
change of border, or if a new NDA is affiliated as a member of IDF, and a player is affected
by the change, a player may chose to continue to represent the country which he
represented before, or to represent the new country present in the IDF, but such a choice
may be exercised only once.
The Rules and Disciplinary Council has the right and obligation to discipline players who do not
comply fully with all the relevant rules and regulations of an international tournament, competition
or league organised by the IDF in which they participate, do not comply with the anti-doping code,
or otherwise perform some anti-social or unsporting act which is brought to the attention of the
Rules and Disciplinary Council. The Council may impose fines, and or suspend players temporarily or
ban them permanently from participating in events organised by the IDF.
ARTICLE 10 - FINANCE
10.1. Dues and Fees
The amount and time for payment of all dues, fees and other charges shall be as determined from
time to time by the Board of Directors.
10.2. Funds
The monies of the IDF shall be deposited in the name of the IDF in such bank or banks or trust
company or trust companies as the Treasurer shall designate.
10.3. Fiscal year
The fiscal year of the IDF shall begin on the first day of January in each year, unless otherwise
provided by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 11 - BOOKS AND RECORDS
The books, accounts and records of the IDF, except as may be otherwise required by law, shall be
kept at its principal office or at such other place or places as the Board of Directors may from time
to time decide. The Board of Directors shall determine whether and to what extent the accounts
and books of the IDF or any of them, shall be open to inspection of the members, and no member
shall have the right to inspect any account or book or document of the IDF except as conferred by
law or by resolution of the Executive.
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ARTICLE 12 - NOTICES
12.1. Notices
Whenever the provisions of the Constitution require notice to be given to any Member of the IDF,
member of the Board of Directors, Delegate to the General Meeting or Officer, they shall not be
construed to mean personal notice; such notice may be given in writing and transmitted by air mail
post paid, electronic mail or telefax to the address as shown on the IDF records and the time when
the notice is transmitted shall be the time of giving such notice.
12.2. Waiver
A waiver of any notice in writing for holding a meeting signed by any person or by a representative
of a Member of the IDF, whether signed before or after the time stated in said waiver for holding a
meeting, shall be deemed equivalent to notice for the holding of such meeting having been given to
the person or Member represented.
ARTICLE 13 - LANGUAGE
The official languages of the IDF are English, German and French. If an official representative of a
country does not speak any of these languages, he must provide to have an interpreter assist him.
The official language of this Constitution and all Rules and Regulations, Minutes of General
Meetings, Financial Statements and other papers is English, but texts in other languages may be
accepted as co-official by the Executive.
In any question of interpretation of the Statutes, Competition Rules and Regulations, or Minutes of
the General Meeting the English version shall be binding.
ARTICLE 14 - SEAL
The corporate seal shall be in such form as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.
ARTICLE -15 INDEMNIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS, COMMITTEES, COUNCILS AND OTHER OFFICERS
The IDF shall indemnify any person made, or threatened to be made, a party to any action or
proceeding, whether civil or criminal, by reason of the fact that he, his testator or intestate, is or
was a member of any Board of Directors or any officer of the IDF or served another corporation of
any type or kind, domestic or foreign, or any partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, in
any capacity at the request of the IDF, to the extent permitted by law. The IDF may purchase and
maintain indemnity insurance to the extent permitted by law.
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ARTICLE 16 - AMENDMENTS
This Constitution or any part of it may be amended at any duly constituted meeting of the General
Meeting by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Delegates present, provided at least half of the
members are represented at the meeting.
ARTICLE 17 - ARBITRATION
In addition to other provisions of the Constitution, any dispute arising which cannot be resolved by
the Board of Directors, will be presented to the General Meeting, and if no resolution can be
decided the matter will be submitted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), in accordance with
its Constitution and Regulations to the exclusion of any recourse to any national/state court. The
parties to any such dispute shall undertake to implement in good faith the arbitral award rendered
by the CAS.
ARTICLE18 - REGISTERED OFFICE AND APPLICABLE LAW
The IDF has its registered office in Brig, Switzerland. The Constitution of the IDF shall be governed
by Swiss Law.
The IDF may also have offices at such other places as the Board of Directors may from time to time
determine, or as the business of the IDF may require. In particular, the IDF may have an office at
the place of residence of the President of the IDF.
ARTICLE 19 - DISSOLUTION
The General Meeting shall have the exclusive power to decide the dissolution of the IDF. This
decision requires a two-thirds majority of all Delegates present or represented at the General
Meeting and for such a meeting to be valid at least three quarters of all Members must be present
or represented. In the case of dissolution any excess funds will be donated to a charity to be
determined by the Board of Directors.
Prague, June 2007
President Dr. Alexander von Egen, Italy
Executive Vice President Robert Nisbet, Spain
Secretary and Treasurer Roger Volken, Switzerland
Board Member Karl Plank, Italy
Board Member Mate Vukoja, Croatia
Board Member Rainer Eder, Austria
Board Member Siegfried Vorderegger, Austria
Certified as the Official Constitution of the International Darts Federation as amended in June 2007