DOUBLECORK, INC. replaced the former Patriot Dart League (PDL) which was founded in January, 2003, by and for dart players.
The league is dedicated to providing a venue for playing dart where the matches are easy to get to. Driving distances to matches are kept to a minimum.
The league will be structured so that - at a minimum - divisions are made up of cities and towns in the same county. Most counties would be further split up in order to optimize driving times. Only during playoffs would teams be playing outside of their county.
The league is dedicated to providing recognition for players. The league gives out a high percentage of awards to its membership. These awards can be found in the Scoring section of the rules.
In order to foster competitions, teams are generally grouped into divisions based on their playing ability. The league will do this to the extent possible under the constraints of travel above.
Each division will start the playoffs in their own division. Division champions will then travel to play off against their division rivals in other areas. Divisions may be further grouped into conferences in order to minimize travel.
One problem that arises each season is when something happens and no league official is present. To minimize this likelyhood, a league official's phone number is contained in each captain's kit. This allows for immediate problem solving as necessary.
The league considers team captains as the decision makers during a match and this is reflected in the rules. A contact number is provided, however, in the event something happens which needs additional attention.
The league, like any other organization, needs to be dependable. This means that shirts, awards, and events need to be presented in a timely manner. It is the habit of the league to do so after each season at an awards event. These events are posted on the calendar before the beginning of the season.
Many times it happens that a team plays and the opposing team does not know who should be on the roster or if anyone actually verifies the match report. The league has custom software which is used to process each match report. This means that, as long as the name of the player matches the name on the roster, there is no way for a team to cheat. If an ineligible player participates in any part of a match, that match is automatically forfeit.