WANNA PLAY?

We play 3 seasons:  Winter (Jan - April), Spring (May - Aug) and Fall (Sept - Dec). 

Current Offerings:  In-person Teams (4-6 players per team)  
                                In-person Mixed Trips (3 players per team)   
                                In-person Doubles (2 players per team)
                                In-person Singles
                                Online Singles

Interested in participating in league play but have some quick questions?

  • Shooter fees are $30 per player (plus a onetime $20 Lifetime WADA membership fee for non-members.)
  • Sponsor fees are $80 per team (Captains need to contact the sponsor for acceptance.  Contact your Regional Director for help.)
  • Teams are made up of 4-6 players. (You'll need a consistent 4 players.  Good to carry 6 on your roster.)
  • Details of the above - and other helpful information - is on our FAQ page.
  • Contact your Regional Director for details/help.

We are always looking for new players, teams and sponsors for our league

Start here.  Our FAQs (below) have tons of information about our League including a link to Join WADA.

 


 

FAQ ~ What do I need to know to play in WADA?

How can I join WADA?
WADA Lifetime Membership is a one-time $20 fee. 
​Players generally join a team, then pay the membership fee with their shooters fee.
​OR click here to complete a form to become a WADA member. 
[NOTE:  teams are NOT formed by WADA.  They are formed by players with a Captain who inputs the Team App)
See our LOD page for locations to meet other darters and talk about teams
When do the league seasons run?  What level of play?
We play 3 seasons each calendar year: ​     
​                                Winter     Jan thru April
​                                Spring     May thru August
​                                Fall         September thru December

Our teams are separated into 3 flights:  A, B and C level generally playing on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night.
               (A is for accomplished players, B & C are for recreational players.)
Teams are comprised of a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 players.  Or play Mixed Triples with 3 players. Or Doubles with 2 players.

Join as a team by securing a Sponsor Bar location and entering a Team Application.
Or you can enter a Wanna Play listing (looking for a team) and/or attend the Captain's Meeting.
Contact one of our Regional Directors with any questions.

We also host:  

  • the Washington Area Open tournament over Labor Day weekend
  • ADO Qualifiers 
Where does WADA play?
In-person play is in Maryland and Northern Virginia at various sponsor bars.
      (our play in DC has not yet reconvened after COVID)
      Virginia is split into the East and West regions based on the Fairfax County Parkway.
      ​
Online play is thru Dart Connect so players can be anywhere.
 
What does it cost to play in the League?
All league shooters must be WADA members.  (The $20 WADA Lifetime Membership is usually paid with the shooter fee.) 

Shooter fees are $30 per person per team per season.  Shooters may play on multiple teams subject to WADA Rules.

For in-person play, there is also a sponsor fee that is paid by the sponsor bar.
 
What awards are given?
INDIVIDUAL: Team highlights are recorded on the weekly scoresheets by the Captain and submitted to the Executive Director. 
     9Marks, T80s and 6Bulls are tracked and displayed on the website. 
     Milestone awards are distributed at a WADA Annual event to 25th, 50th and 100th 9Mark and T80.
CHAMPIONS receive individual shirts and DIVISION CHAMPS receive bar plaques. 
What is the format of play for "A" league?
Click for a copy of the excel scoresheet.   

You can break down the night into 5 rounds:
​   First Doubles (doubles 501, doubles cricket)
   First Singles  (501, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)
   Second Doubles   (doubles 501, doubles cricket)
   Second Doubles   (501, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)
​   Team Game (701)     [no limit to how many can play in the team game]
What is the format of play for "B" league?
Click for a copy of the format.   

You can break down the night into 5 rounds:
​   Round 1  (501: singles and doubles)
   Round 2  (Cork Calls: singles and doubles)
   Round 3  (Cork Calls: singles and doubles)
   Round 4  (Cricket: singles and doubles)
​   Team Game (701)     [3 player]
What is the format of play for "C" league?
Click for a copy of the excel scoresheet.   

You can break down the night into 5 rounds:
​   First Doubles (doubles 501, doubles cricket)
​   First Singles (401, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)
   Second Doubles (doubles 501, doubles cricket)
   Second Singles (401, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)
   Team Game (701)       [no limit to how many can play in the team game]

If you notice on the score sheet there are only four places for names in each of the first four rounds. There is no limit to how many can play in the team game. 4 players will play an average of 4 games each, 8 players will play an average of 2 games each (5 = 16/5 = 3.2, 6 = 16/6 =  2.67, 7 = 16/7 = 2.28). But you also have to make sure that if a player or two don’t show up that you have at least four to play the match. We recommend having at least six players on any new team, but that also depends on commitment. If you have four guys who will show up every week then you don’t need to carry more than one extra otherwise you limit everyone’s playing time.

Games and formats: Cricket is slop and points meaning that if you aim for 18 and hit a 20 you can count it. If you have them closed and your opponent doesn’t then you get 20 points. 401, 501, 701 legs are all free in (anything counts) and double out (you must reach zero on a double). 301 is double in and out. Cork Calls starting order is home team calls cork and closest to the cork calls 401, 301 or cricket as the first leg of the game and starts. The loser of the first game calls second leg of the game (401, 301 or cricket) and THEN the cork and the winner of the cork calls starts the leg. If it’s 1-1 then the home team again calls the cork and closest to the cork calls 401, 301 or cricket as the final leg of the game and starts.
Modified 12/20/2023