Westchester County Darter's Association

We are a recreational dart league in Southern Westchester County, New York.

Announcements

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Board / Tablet Pickup & Season Start Date

Board / Tablet Pickup

Tuesday, October 4th 2016 7pm - 9pm
Saw Mill Tavern (Formerly Pumpernickel)
925 Saw Mill River Rd Ardsley, NY, 10502
(914) 479-5370

Thank you to everyone who's signed up for the Fall/Winter 2016-17 season. As of right now, we have commitments from 30 teams sponsored by 22 different bars/restaurants. If you know of anyone looking to signup a team, there's still time to register before I set the divisions and create the schedule, so please spread the word.

Board/tablet pickups will take place next on Tuesday, October 4th from 7-9pm at Saw Mill Tavern 925 Saw Mill River Rd Ardsley, NY, 10502. If you have not already done so, please bring with you the $300 sponsor fee in cash or a check payable to "W.C.D.A."

Most importantly, the Fall/Winter 2016-17 season is set to begin on Tuesday, October 18th. I'll aim to send out the schedule and captains contact list at least one week in advance.

As always, if anyone has any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
AUGUST 29, 2016

Awards Party & Signups

Summer 2016 Awards Party

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 8pm - 10pm
Saw Mill Tavern (Formerly Pumpernickel)
925 Saw Mill River Rd Ardsley, NY, 10502
(914) 479-5370

Once again, congratulations to our Summer 2016 champions! We will be celebrating the end of the season with our semi-annual awards party on Tuesday, September 20th from 8-10pm at the Saw Mill Tavern (formerly Pumpernickel) with food, drinks, darts, and (of course) awards. All current, former, and prospective members of the WCDA are welcome to attend, so please spread the word.

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Signups

In addition to handing out the Summer 2016 awards, we will also begin signups for the Fall/Winter 2016-17 season. The sponsor fee will remain $300 per team, which includes a new dartboard or tablet.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the party!
AUGUST 23, 2016

Summer 2016 Playoffs - Winners!

Congratulations to our Summer 2016 champions!
Division A - McShane's
Final score: McShane's (25) vs Danny Mac's (16)
Division B - Pumpernickel
Final score: Pumpernickel (25) vs Spectators (21)
Division C - Whiskey Creek
Final score: Whiskey Creek (25) vs Lucy's (13)
Division D - Spectators
Final score: Spectators (25) vs Rudy's (8)

Thank you everyone for a successful season! Information on the Summer 2016 awards party and Fall/Winter 2016-17 signups will be sent out shortly.

AUGUST 17, 2016

Summer 2016 Playoffs - Finals

The scores from the first finals match and the locations for the second match are:
Division A:
First to 25 wins the division.
  • #2 McShane's (16) @ #1 Danny Mac's (8)
Division B:
First to 25 wins the division.
  • #1 Pumpernickel (15) @ #3 Spectators (9)
Division C:
First to 21 wins the division.
  • #4 Lucy's (9) @ #2 Whiskey Creek (11)
Division D:
First to 21 wins the division.
  • #1 Spectators (16) @ #1 Rudy's (4)
AUGUST 12, 2016

Summer 2016 Playoff Matches - Finals Night #1

Division A:
  • #1 Danny Mac's @ #2 McShane's
Division B:
  • #3 Spectators @ #1 Pumpernickel
Division C:
  • #2 Whiskey Creek @ #4 Lucy's
Division D:
  • #1 Rudy's @ #1 Spectators
AUGUST 10, 2016

Summer 2016 Playoffs - 8/9 Results

Division A
Round 1: First to 25 wins the round.
  • Mickey Spillane's (5) @ Danny Mac's (25)
  • McShane's (25) @ Pumpernickel (9)
Division B
Round 1: First to 25 wins the round.
  • Public House (10) @ Pumpernickel (25)
  • Backyard Pub (15) @ Spectators (25)
Division C
Round 1: First to 21 wins the round.
  • Parise's (19) @ Lucy's (21)
  • Whiskey Creek (21) @ Uncle Henry's (11)
Division D East
Round 2: First to 15 wins the round.
  • The Huddle (8) @ Spectators (15)
Division D West
Round 2: First to 15 wins the round.
  • The Pub (13) @ Rudy's (15)
AUGUST 9, 2016

Summer 2016 Playoffs - 8/9 Matchups

Division A
Round 1: First to 25 wins the round.
  • McShane's (17) @ Pumpernickel (7)
Division B
Round 1: First to 25 wins the round.
  • Public House (8) @ Pumpernickel (16)
  • Backyard Pub (7) @ Spectators (17)
Division C
Round 1: First to 21 wins the round.
  • Parise's (11) @ Lucy's (9)
  • Whiskey Creek (10) @ Uncle Henry's (10)
Division D East
Round 2: First to 15 wins the round.
  • The Huddle @ Spectators
Division D West
Round 2: First to 15 wins the round.
  • The Pub @ Rudy's
AUGUST 4, 2016

Summer 2016 Playoff Results - Match 1

Division A
  • Pumpernickel (7) @ McShane's (17)
  • Danny Mac's (25) @ Mickey Spillane's (5)
Division B
  • Pumpernickel (16) @ Public House (8)
  • Spectators (17) @ Backyard Pub (7)
Division C
  • Lucy's (9) @ Parise's (11)
  • Uncle Henry's (10) @ Whiskey Creek (10)
Division D East
  • Valhalla Crossing (5) @ Spectators (15)
  • McShane's (14) @ The Huddle (15)
Division D West
  • Pumpernickel (11) @ The Pub (15)
  • Hero's (11) @ Rudy's (15)
JULY 29, 2016

Summer 2016 Playoffs! - Revised

Congratulations to all the teams who qualified for the Summer 2016 playoffs!

Semi-finals Matches

The following semi-finals matches will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd:
Division A
  • Danny Mac's @ Mickey Spillane's
  • Pumpernickel @ McShane's

Division B
  • Pumpernickel @ Public House
  • Spectators @ Backyard Pub

Division C
  • Lucy's @ Parise's
  • Uncle Henry's @ Whiskey Creek

Division D East
  • Valhalla Crossing @ Spectators
  • McShane's @ The Huddle

Division D West
  • Hero's @ Rudy's
  • Pumpernickel @ The Pub

Player Eligibiliy

With respect to playoff eligibility, I've adjusted the team rosters in DartConnect to reflect only those players that qualified for the playoffs. Please be sure that your tablets are connected to wifi prior to starting your playoff matches so that the adjusted rosters flow through. Please reference the Weekly Player Stats for Week 16 to see who is eligible (Match Count in green) versus ineligible (Match Count in red).

Playoff Format

As a reminder, the playoff format for the Summer 2016 season is as follows:

Division A
Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd across a two-week home-and-home matchup. First team to 25 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a two-week home-and-home matchup, also first to 25 points.

Division B
Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd across a two-week home-and-home matchup. First team to 25 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a two-week home-and-home matchup, also first to 25 points.

Division C
Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd across a two-week home-and-home matchup. First team to 21 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a two-week home-and-home matchup, also first to 21 points.

Divisions D East & D West
Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd in a one-week matchup at the higher seed's bar with a 7:30pm start time. First team to 15 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a one-week matchup at the higher seed's bar, also first to 15 points with a 7:30pm start time. There will then be a two-week home-and-home matchup between the Finals winners to determine the overall D division champion, first to 21 points.

Tiebreakers

Should any playoff matchup result in a tie such that both teams are 1 point away from winning that round (e.g. 24-24, 20-20, or 14-14), the following format will be used to decide the winner:

Best of 3 legs. First leg is doubles 501, second leg is doubles Cricket, and third leg is doubles "choice". Players may be changed after each leg (e.g. each leg is treated as a 1 leg set in DartConnect). "Choice" is to decide the game to be played OR to shoot first, not both. Closest to bull decides which team shoots first at the beginning of the first and second legs. Closest to bull decides which team gets the "choice" at the beginning of the third leg. Bull decision (who shoots bull first) is given to the away team for first leg, losing team for second leg, and a coin toss called by losing team for the third leg.

JULY 27, 2016

Week 16 Update

Week 16 standings and stats have been posted.

Congrats to the following players for their week 16 high all-stars!

  • Chris Gentile, R9
  • Mikey Krasnow, R9
JULY 24, 2016

Week 15 Update

Week 15 stats have been updated.

Congrats to the following players for their week 15 high all-stars!
  • Cris Antipuesto, R9
  • Vinny Digeso, 180
  • Billy Greek, R9 (x2)
  • RJ Hammond, R9
  • George McShane, R9
  • Alec Rabuse, R9
  • Kenny Wood, 180
JULY 20, 2016

Week 15 Update

Week 15 standings have been posted. Week 14 stats have been updated.

Congrats to the following player for their week 14 high all-stars!
  • Junior Ahat, 180
JULY 14, 2016

Week 14 Update

Week 14 standings have been posted.
JULY 10, 2016

Week 13 Update

Week 13 standings and stats have been posted.

Congrats to the following players for their week 13 high all-stars!
  • Olan DeJesus, R9
  • Rob Dwinall, 180
JUNE 29, 2016

Week 12 Update

Week 12 standings and stats have been posted.

Congrats to the following player for their week 12 high all-stars!
  • Joe Cancel, R9
JUNE 26, 2016

Week 11 Update

Week 11 stats and leaderboard have been posted.

Congrats to the following players for their week 11 high all-stars!
  • Jason Diaz, 180
  • Kenny Guiliano, 180
  • Jim Ryan, 180
JUNE 23, 2016

Week 11 Update

Week 11 standings have been posted.
JUNE 15, 2016

Week 10 Update

Week 10 stats and standings have been posted.

Congrats to the following players for their week 10 high all-stars!
  • TJ DeArmas, R9
  • RJ Hammond, C6
  • George McShane, 177
JUNE 8, 2016

Week 9 Update

Week 9 stats and standings have been posted.
JUNE 6, 2016

Week 8 Update

Starting with Week 8 we have a new league leaderboard. Now you can see how you rank across all divisions!
JUNE 3, 2016

Week 8 Update

Week 8 standings, stats and leaderboard have been posted.

Congrats to the following players for their week 8 high all-stars!
  • Cris Antipuesto, 180
  • Bryant Cassie, R9
JUNE 1, 2016

Week 8

Week 8 standings have been posted.
MAY 31, 2016

Week 7

Week 7 standings, stats and leaderboard have been posted.

Congrats to the following players for their week 7 high all-stars!
  • T.J. Dearmas, 180
  • Jim Ryan, 180
MAY 24, 2016

Week 6 Update

Week 6 standings have been updated here.

Week 6 stats and the top 10 leaderboard are available here.

Congrats to the following players for their week 6 high all-stars!
  • Anthony Belloise Sr, 171
  • Keith Laverty, 180
  • Pete Segura, 180
MAY 18, 2016

Week 6 Standings

Week 6 standings have been posted here.

The following matches have been rescheduled.

  • McShane's (Mike) v Pumpernickel (Ray)
  • Heavy Dee's (Dan) v Pumpernickel (Kenny)
  • Eastchester Inn (Steve) v Pumpernickel (Brian)
MAY 17, 2016

Week 5 Stats

Week 5 stats have been posted here.

Congrats to the following players for their week 5 high all-stars!

  • Junior Ahat, R9
  • David Cheitel, 180
  • Mike Hall, R9
MAY 15, 2016

Week 5 Standings Update

Week 5 standings have been posted here.

These standings reflect the rescheduled B match between Heavy Dees and Spectators.
MAY 11, 2016

Week 5 Standings

Week 5 standings have been posted here.

The B match between Heavy Dees and Spectators has been rescheduled.
MAY 5, 2016

Week 4 Stats

Week 4 stats have been posted here.

Congrats to the following players for their week 4 high all-stars!

  • Cris Antipuesto, R9
  • Jack Bourke, R9
MAY 4, 2016

Week 4 Standings

Week 4 standings have been posted here. Week 4 stats will be available in a few days.
APRIL 27, 2016

Week 3 Update

Week 3 stats and top 10 leaderboard are available.

Congrats to the following players for their week 3 high all-stars!

  • Dan Curtin, 180
  • Mike Hall, R9
  • Tee Rodriguez, 174
I've received feedback from a few teams regarding how late matches have been ending this season. For context, here are start/end time stats for the first 3 weeks:
Week 1:
  • 9 of 13 matches starting after 8:10pm
  • 10 of 13 matches ending after midnight (including 2 ending after 1am)
Week 2:
  • 10 of 14 matches starting after 8:10pm
  • 8 of 14 matches ending after midnight (including 2 ending after 1am)
Week 3:
  • 6 of 14 matches starting after 8:10pm
  • 5 of 14 matches ending after midnight (including 2 ending after 1am)
These stats tell me a few things:
  1. Most matches are not starting on time. The first game should begin no later than 8:00pm. That means warmups should be ending no later than 7:59pm and teams should be at the bar no later than 7:45pm. Going forward, if any teams show signs of being habitually late, I may start deducting penalty points.
  2. End times are getting better, but let's aim to have all matches completed by midnight at the latest. To do so, please minimize the down time and warmups between games and sets. Use the bathroom, smoke your cigarettes, and get your drinks from the bar before or after your set, not during or just as you begin your set. If you are up next, be ready to play. You'd be surprised how much time is wasted between games. The DER figure at the top of the match recaps is your indicator of how much time passed between games. For example, 75% = 45 minutes of game time per 60 minutes. The closer to 100%, the less time elapsed between games. Let's aim for DERs of 83%+ (50+ minutes of game time per 60 minutes).
  3. Baring unforeseen circumstances, no matches should be ending after 1:00am. I understand that hitting double outs and bullseyes can be difficult sometimes, but if games are habitually dragging on, the only solution is to reduce the number of games played each night and I don't think anyone wants that. One of the big appeals of the WCDA versus other dart leagues in the area is the match format which has a high number of games per player per match.
One other solution is to move up the weekly start time to 7:30pm. I know that may pose a problem for some teams if the majority of their players work and/or live outside of the area (e.g. Manhattan), so I'm not ready to make that change. Let's try improving the match start and end times over the next few weeks and I'll revisit this then.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback.
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APRIL 26, 2016

Week 3 Tips

Last week we had a couple matches where a team could only field 3 players and there was confusion as to how to handle this situation. Here are the options set forth for the league.
  1. Reschedule the match for another night when both teams can field at least 4 players.
  2. The short-handed team forfeits the 4th singles set and must "iron man" (2 players vs 1 player ) the second sets for doubles cricket and doubles 501.
  3. If the opposing team allows it, "run back" one of the 3 players in the 4th singles set and the second sets for doubles cricket and doubles 501. A player can only be run back once in a match (e.g., if they run back in singles, they cannot run back in doubles; if they run back in doubles cricket, they cannot run back in doubles 501). The selection of players for the run backs will be done by random draw (e.g. 3 names in hat, 3 different playing cards face down, dice roll, etc).
I want to stress that run backs should be a last resort since this league only requires 4 players per match and roster additions are allowed throughout the season to allow for last minute subs. To curb abuse of run backs, teams will only be allowed to do "run backs" in up to 2 matches during a season. Any additional matches using run backs will result in automatic forfeiture of said match.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or feedback.
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APRIL 25, 2016

Week 2 Stats

Week 2 stats and top 10 leaderboard are available.

Congrats to the following players for their week 2 high all-stars!
  • Bob Bello, 174
  • Jason Cossifos, R9
  • Jon Credendino, R9
  • Brian Masincup, R9
  • Andre Stokes Jr, R9
APRIL 20, 2016

Week 2 Standings

Week 2 standings have been posted here. Week 2 stats will be available in a few days.
APRIL 19, 2016

Week 2 Tips

Thank you all for a largely successful kick off last week for the Summer 2016 season. We had a few hiccups, but everything worked out and we're ready to tackle Week 2 tonight.

Just a few notes from last week that I'd like everyone to be aware of.
  • Rosters in DartConnect
    Problem: We had a case last week where a team could not see a player added to their roster earlier that day within the match setup screen. The issue was 1) the app was already open on the tablet from the day prior, and 2) the tablet was not connected to wi-fi.
    Solution: Please be sure at the beginning of every match to 1) connect the tablet to wi-fi, 2) close/re-open the app to ensure that any roster changes flow through to the tablet, and 3) check your rosters before the first game starts to ensure that all players are listed.
  • Incorrect Scores
    Problem: We had another case where a team wasn't sure if a game saved correctly, so they entered another game with fake scores (all turns of the same score) in order to book the win-loss for the game in question. Please DO NOT enter fake scores to book a win-loss as it screws up the individual stats for the players involved in that game. It creates a lot more work on my end and for the folks at DartConnect to correct those games before I can run the stats for the week.
    Solution: If for any reason a game does not save correctly, either 1) replay the game, or 2) skip the game and adjust the League Points at the end of the match. If there is ever case where you are unsure if a game saved, you can see real-time match results at tv.dartconnect.com by 1) clicking Leagues, 2) scrolling down until you find 'Westchester County Darter's Association', 3) selecting the match in progress, and 4) clicking the paper icon that brings up a temporary match recap up to that point in the match. Of course, this assumes that the tablet being used to score the match is connected to wi-fi.
  • Ending Matches
    Problem: At the end of every night, please be sure that the last thing you do is save the match so that the results get transmitted to the DartConnect servers. If everything goes smoothly, the end match screen pops up automatically after that last game of doubles 501. Simply confirm league points, then save/exit the match. If there was a hiccup earlier in the night that caused the match to end prematurely such that a second one was started to complete the night, simply click Options to bring up a menu that includes the choice to end/save match.
    Solution: The match recap that everyone receives via email is your confirmation that the match was saved and transmitted to the DartConnect servers. It gets sent out instantly, so if you don't see it within a minutes after the match is ended/saved, the results didn't make it to the DartConnect server. Be sure to check the tablet's wi-fi connection.
As always, you can call your division representative if you encounter any issues mid-match. It's always better to solve issues on the spot as opposed to trying to correct things after the fact.
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APRIL 18, 2016

Week 1 Recap

Week 1 stats and top 10 leaderboard are available.

Congratulations to Kenny Wood (Spectators) and Kenny Calixte (Whiskey Creek) for shooting our first T80s of the season!
APRIL 12, 2016

Opening night!

Opening Day is finally here! Once again, thank you to all 28 teams for signing up for the Summer 2016 season. Just a handful of housekeeping items as we approach kickoff at 8pm tonight.
  1. All teams should have access to the DartConnect application at this point. If you have not already signed in at least once, please do so ASAP to ensure you have access, especially if you're the home bar tonight.
  2. All rosters are up to date as of 4pm. To ensure you have the most current rosters for all teams in your division, be sure to have the tablet connected to the Internet when you open the DartConnect application. If you have any players on your roster with a missing email address, it can entered on the spot in the select players screen of the match setup. Just look for the little mail icon next to his/her name. An email address is needed to track an individual's stats throughout the season.
  3. Everyone should also make sure that their DartConnect application is up to date with the most current version (v0.27.5.3f). The version number of your application is at the bottom of the screen when you first open the application. If it's not the current version, please click "Apply Update" right above the version number (assuming the tablet is connected to the Internet).
  4. We have 9 new teams this season, so there are a number of players who haven't used DartConnect prior to tonight. To all returning teams from last season, please assist our new teams with learning and operating the application, particularly the match setup at the beginning of the night.
  5. All scoring should be done within the DartConnect application. There should be no need to use any other device (e.g. DartMaster III, whiteboard, chalkboard, etc). As a reminder, any stats not captured by DartConnect will not count (e.g. high all-stars).
  6. If anyone encounters any issues tonight, please call me. If I don't pickup immediately, it's because I'm in the middle of shooting darts :)
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APRIL 5, 2016

Summer 2016 Season

Thank you to all 28 teams for your support this coming season set to begin next Tuesday, April 12th. Here are some items and an announcement as we approach the beginning of the season.
  1. Division assignments and schedules have been posted, so please view them at your earliest convenience in advance of next week's matches.
  2. The format for the weekly matches will remain the same as last season:
    • Divisions A & B
      24 games per match. 4 sets of singles (3 games each: 501 SIDO, Cricket, choice), 2 sets of doubles Cricket (3 games each), and 2 sets of doubles 501 SIDO (3 games each)
    • Divisions C & D
      20 games per match. 4 sets of singles (2 games each: 501 SIDO, Cricket), 2 sets of doubles Cricket (3 games each), and 2 sets of doubles 501 SIDO (3 games each)
  3. The playoff format for the Summer 2016 season will be as follows:
    • Division A
      All 4 teams make the playoffs. Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd across a two-week home-and-home matchup. First team to 25 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a two-week home-and-home matchup, also first to 25 points.
    • Division B
      Top 4 teams make the playoffs. Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd across a two-week home-and-home matchup. First team to 25 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a two-week home-and-home matchup, also first to 25 points.
    • Division C
      Top 4 teams make the playoffs. Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd across a two-week home-and-home matchup. First team to 21 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a two-week home-and-home matchup, also first to 21 points.
    • Divisions D East and D West
      Top 4 teams make the playoffs. Semifinals will be 1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 3rd in a one-week matchup at the higher seed's bar. First team to 15 points moves on to the Finals. Finals will be a one-week matchup at the higher seed's bar, also first to 15 points. There will then be a two-week home-and-home matchup between the Finals winners to determine the overall D division champion, first to 21 points.
  4. All captains should have received a welcome email from DartConnect to access the members website and the DartConnect application. If not, please let me know ASAP so I can have DartConnect resend the welcome email. Please sign in sometime before next Tuesday to make sure you have access. Once you're signed in, please verify the accuracy of your rosters (names and email addresses) and let me know ASAP of any changes need to be made. As a reminder, any roster changes will only flow through to the DartConnect application when the tablet is connected to wi-fi and can access the Internet.
  5. Helpful tips for DartConnect and the tablets:
    • Be sure to have the tablets connected to wi-fi whenever possible so that match results will automatically transmit to the server after the end of the match. The email with the match results is your confirmation that the transmission was successful.
    • I recommend having the power cable plugged into the tablets during matches to avoid "dead tablets" mid-match as the battery life on the league-issued tablets is limited.
  6. This season, we will have division representatives be the point of contact for any week-to-week issues, concerns, feedback, etc. The division representatives are as follows (contact information for each has already been forwarded to the captains):
    • Divisions A & B
      Rob Dwinall
    • Division C
      Peter Woodford
    • Division D
      Bryant Cassie
  7. Lastly, we formally announce that Tracy Feiertag has stepped down as president of the WCDA and tasked me with being her successor. I'd like to personally thank Tracy for all the time and hard work she put in this past year to keep the league running following Keith Suarino's retirement. She was also instrumental in our recent adoption of the DartConnect application for tracking scores and stats. She will be missed!
Looking ahead, I'm excited to serve the league with high hopes that we can build on our past success. This summer's turnout of 28 teams (an 11-team increase from a year ago) gives me optimism that we're on the right track. Given the new responsibilities on my plate, Peter Woodford has accepted the offer to assist me as a league officer. Going forward, please reach out to Peter and I with any feedback or concerns about the WCDA. I look forward to a successful Summer 2016 season!
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Schedule

The Summer 2016 schedule is available here. This season we have 26 teams split into 5 divisions (A, B, C, D East and D West). The regular season meets Tuesday evenings at 8pm from April 12th to July 26th.

Standings (Team)

Division D East

Division D West

Player Stats

Dart Connect Stats Portal (Beta)

Locations

There are 20 locations sponsoring teams for the Summer 2016 season.
Parise's American Grill
The Public House Sports Bar

Contact Us

Would you like to sponsor or join a team? Send us an email at info@wcdarts.com.