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Prospective Player FAQ

Q: How can I learn more about Emerald City Darting Organization (ECDO)?
A: Read our About page which tells you about the league

Q: How can I join the league?
A: You can contact the league’s Membership Secretary or any board member if you’d like to join the league. The Membership Secretary can match you to a team looking for additional players, or help you find a bar if you’ve already formed a four to six player team. If you’re ready to sign up a complete team, you’ll need to either complete our Signup form or sign up using our on-line signup form.

You could also join the league as a substitute player. See our Sub List and then contact our Membership Secretary.

Take a look at our About page for more information about joining the league or our league rules for information about player fees and bar sponsor fees.

Q: Do you have any tournaments open to the public?
A: Yes, typically there are weekly shoots that are open to the public as well as a few yearly league-sponsored tournaments which are open to the public. Check out our calendar for dates and review recent announcements.

Q: Where can I find a bar in Seattle that has steel tip dart boards?
A: Check our Pub List which lists local venues, their address and phone numbers. You can also check out DartBars.com.

Q: Where can I buy darts and dart accessories around Seattle?
A: Big 5 Sporting Goods and ABC Billiards both sell darts. Big 5 has a dozen or more stores in the greater Seattle area. ABC Billiards also sells dart boards, throw lines and other accessories. They offer a discount to ECDO members. Another advantage of ABC Billiards is that they’ll let you try out various darts sets and can offer advice.

You’ll also find lots of dart retailer web sites. Ask other ECDO members which web sites they typically use.

Current Player FAQ

Q. When I’m chalking an ’01 game, should I write the score remaining on the inner column or the outer column?
A. Write the remaining score on the inner column. With both players’ scores listed on the inner column, it will be easier for the players and spectators to see the scores.

Q: What are the official distances and dimensions for a throwing area?
A: The details are listed below.

  1. Distance from center of bull’s-eye to floor is 5′ 8″.
  2. Distance from FACE OF DART BOARD (plumbed down to floor) out to the HOCKEY LINE is 7′ 9 1/4″.
  3. Distance from CENTER OF CORK to HOCKEY LINE (direct) is 9′ 7 3/8″.
  4. Minimum distance from HOCKEY LINE backwards to edge of mat or carpet (where player stands to throw) is 2′.
  5. Minimum width of mat or carpet (from where player stands to throw to the dart board) is 2′.
  6. Minimum distance between center of corks on adjacent dart boards is 6′.
  7. Minimum total width of playing area is 6′.
  8. Minimum distance from center of cork to a side wall is 3′.

Q: What do I do if I disagree with a decision made by the Competition Secretary?
A: You may email the board or bring up the issue at the next board meeting. Should the board agree with you, the decision may be overturned.

Q: What do I do if I want to see the bylaws changed?
A: First, read the bylaws carefully. Second, ask someone on the board why the particular clause in the bylaws is worded the way it is