Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A blind darts team???

From England comes this news.

CORNWALL'S first blind darts team is preparing for its inaugural game at a Grampound pub – for charity.

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Mr Pryor, 68, said: "While we were down the pub the other day, Joe, the landlord, mentioned that Rotary had organised for pubs to take part in a Fast Darts competition.

"He asked if we wanted to put in a blind darts team. After three pints I am up for anything and we said yes."

The team will be aided by a piece of string attached to the bull's eye which they will use with one hand as a tactile means to establish their aim.

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Mr Pryor, a social worker, added: "No one has been injured yet, although there has been quite a bit of damage to the door and around the board ... However, on the night people might want to stand back a little bit as I don't think we get any points for hitting the spectators."

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Landlord Joe Fryer said it will be about having fun and raising money, although the door to the room where the competition takes place will be closed "just in case" a dart strays off course.

There's more at the link . . . and here's the team.

I'd want to watch that match from behind a dart-proof plexiglass screen, thank you very much!


1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Kudos to them for giving it a good try... :-0