According to wisdartball.com, the official dartball website made in 2007, the first dartball tournament took place in 1939, around the Milwaukee area. The Wisconsin State Dartball Committee was formed in 1951, and held a state tournament yearly. For a while the game was just men, but in 1981, a women’s division was added to the annual tournament. In 2010, the Dartball Hall of Fame was introduced. Monday night is considered the Dartball Night across the country.
Many leagues are formed by Lutheran Churches and it has become a pretty big deal in the Audubon area. The Lutheran leagues opened it up to the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group. Some of the men from the Knights of Columbus have gone to the St. Patrick’s Youth Classes teaching them about the game. Linda Kerkhoff mentioned, “A lot of people aren’t aware of it [dartball], and the men wanted the kids to try something new.”
Rachel Mosinski was at CYO, a Catholic Youth Game Night, on March 26 and she said, “It’s a very fun game. I will definitely play it again.”