About the DRA
The challenge for the current Committee is to ensure good governance within Darts. Playing standards, commercial revenues and the reputation of the game
The Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) is a not-for-profit Company, limited by guarantee. One if its primary roles is to ensure good governance and integrity within the sport of darts.
The aim of the DRA remains to seek recognition as the regulatory authority for Darts worldwide with responsibility for providing and administering rules and regulations that will improve the image and profile of Darts within the Professional and Amateur ranks. The DRA Rules Book is the cornerstone of this and sets the standards of behaviour for players in DRA sanctioned events.
The DRA has the ability to make and enforce rules and regulations with regard to the conduct of Players and Members which could injure or discredit the Association or bring the game of darts into disrepute and to discipline Members and Players for breaches of any rules and regulations.
It is essential for the future of Darts that the sport is seen to be conducted fairly according to the rules and regulations and is free from corruption in any form.
To download the full list of DRA Rules CLICK HERE
To pay a fine CLICK HERE
The DRA Board of Directors comprises five members;
Val Pallister (Director)
Tim Ollerenshaw (Vice Chairman)
Mike Titmus (director)
Ritchie Gardner (Director)
Nigel Mawer (Chairman)
They do not sit on the Board as a representative of any other body within darts. They are independent individuals who provide a cross-section of views and experience from different backgrounds.
The DRA Board of Directors meets quarterly.
The DRA Disciplinary Committee
Chair-Nigel Mawer QPM
Committee Members-Val Pallister, Ritchie Gardner
Where possible hearings will take place on the same day as Board meetings.
The DRA Disciplinary Committee are keen to speed up the process of discipline and where there is an allegation of the breach of the DRA rules, once the necessary facts have been established the player or member will have 14 days to respond, shortly after which the DRA Disciplinary Committee will hold a hearing to deal with the allegation.
The DRA Disciplinary Appeal Hearings
These will be chaired by Tim Ollerenshaw sitting with two independent people not directly associated with the Board of the DRA.
Any PDPA Member who receives a DRA referral must contact Alan Warriner-Little CEO of the PDPA immediately [email protected]
Link to DRA Website CLICK HERE
Nigel Mawer QPM
Chair of the Darts Regulation Authority