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Darts Regulation Authority Further Statement on Jack Main

In February 2024 Jack Main was found to have fixed the outcome of his match with Lisa Ashton Ashton, played on 9th June 2023 in the Modus Super Series Event. He subsequently exercised his right to appeal the decision of the Disciplinary Committee. 

His appeal was considered in full by Erika Riedl an independent Arbitrator appointed by Sport Resolutions. The appeal was dismissed and the finding of the Disciplinary Committee stands.  He was ordered to pay £800 towards the cost of his appeal. He remains suspended from attending or competing in DRA governed events until 31st December 2025 and to pay £762.41 in costs. 

Important Anti-Doping Information for All Players Competing in DRA Sanctioned Events

The DRA oversees a random drug testing programme in line with its Anti – Doping Rules. This means that any Player competing in a DRA sanctioned event may be required to undertake a drug test. Please click on the link below to see the letter to Players that provides information and guidance on this important issue. Please note that it is the Players responsibly to ensure that any medication or supplement that he/she takes does not contain a prohibited substance. 

Darts Regulation Authority Statement on Adam Smith-Neale

 

The Disciplinary Committee of the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) convened for a hearing on 15th May 2024 to consider a case involving Adam Smith-Neale.

The case relates to allegations of assault and threatening behaviour by Smith-Neale. On 9th March 2024, Smith-Neale was playing a Match in the Nuneaton Darts Open at the Lucky Break Sports and Pool Bar in Nuneaton. After Smith-Neale lost the match, his opponent offered his hand and Smith-Neale punched him in the face.  The incident was captured on cctv and attracted considerable media attention. Smith-Neale was suspended by the DRA pending a hearing.

 

At the hearing Smith-Neale. accepted the charges against him and claimed that he had felt threatened by his opponent which was why he punched him. This was not fully accepted by the Committee.

 

The Committee later delivered its decision in writing, and the sanction imposed is that Smith-Neale is banned from playing or being involved in any capacity in any DRA sanctioned events for a period of 8 months. This ban is backdated to start from 12th March 2024, this being the date of his initial suspension by the DRA. This means that Smith-Neale is unable to play or participate in any events until 12th November 2024.

Darts Regulation Authority Statement on Jack Main

On 11th December 2023 the DRA Disciplinary Committee heard the case against Jack Main where he was charged with fixing the outcome of his match with Lisa Ashton Ashton, played on 9th June 2023 in the Modus Super Series Event. The Committee found that he was in breach of the DRA Betting Rules 2.1.2 and 2.1.3.

 

On 9th February 2024 the Committee has released its decision on sanction. Jack Main has been suspended from attending or competing in DRA governed events until 31st December 2025 and to pay £762.41 in costs.

 

He has the right to appeal the decision of the Disciplinary Committee.

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