We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and we're quite proud of the dart community for coming together to continue to find ways to play remotely. We also wanted to share some contingency plans we've been working on in the chance we might be able to resume play.
Had we been able to resume play by last week, we could have had a full season (by compressing the playoff schedule), but obviously that isn't going to happen. It all depends on when bars are allowed to reopen and what potential restrictions might be in place. We may be too optimistic, but here are some scenarios we're making plans for.
If we can resume play by the week of May 18, we can play a half-season with a normal playoff schedule. If we can resume play by June 1 (maybe June 8 at a stretch), we could play a half season with a compressed playoff schedule. If severe restrictions last beyond that, we'll hope to see everyone in the Fall.
And while we're all trying to maintain a positive outlook in these trying times, we want to acknowledge that members of our league and darting community have lost friends and loved ones to this pandemic; our prayers and love go out to them.
Some of our host bars are trying to stay open for take-out or have posted fund-raising campaigns--we know a lot of us are hurting, but let's support them if we can so we can play there when this is finally over.
Let us know if you have questions and stay safe, keep playing as you can, and we'll all be back at the oche soon!
March 16, 2020
NYDL Spring 2020 Season Suspended
As we've all watched the coronavirus spread accelerate, cases of COVID-19 rise in New York City and the region, and now that the city has ordered all bars and restaurants closed, continuing the dart season has become untenable.
Therefore, we are suspending the NYDL Spring 2020 season until further notice.
League management is planning possibilities of resuming the season once it becomes possible, which could still result in a full or a shortened season, depending on how the situation unfolds.
We will be back with further notices as the pandemic situation develops and clarifies. In the meantime, and more importantly, stay safe, healthy, support each other, keep practicing as you can.