The game of darts, for almost everyone that plays, is a fun way to pass the time at a bar, something to occupy the hand not cradling a beer. For many, it develops into a passion.
In Philadelphia, those select few join the Quaker City English Dart League. The QCEDL is an expansive city-wide dart league that has league match ups from September through May as well as hosting charity tournaments year-round.
Bob Brookes is the league’s recording secretary and notes the QCEDL was previously known as The Delaware Valley Darting Association and The Quaker City Darting Association in its 50-plus year history. Brookes shoots on a team based out of Joey O’s in Holmesburg and has served as a board member, league president and vice president in his time with the league.
“It’s based mainly in the Northeast but it does encompass all of Philadelphia,” Brookes said. “Everywhere you can name we have dart teams in different bars.”
Mark Whited (pictured below, left) is a 14-year board member for the league. Whited