Oche-dokey, it’s a tar­get...

Char­ity: Pair make a stab at Guin­ness World Record for darts marathon

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY KEIRAN BEAT­TIE

Even leg­endary com­men­ta­tor Sid Wad­dell might have run out of su­perla­tives.

But two Aberdeen darts play­ers are tar­get­ing a world record of play­ing the game for 60 con­sec­u­tive hours to help a prostate cancer char­ity.

Best friends Dave “The Mag­pie” Matthew and Lewis “The Hit­man” Grant are hop­ing to break the Guin­ness World Record for long­est darts marathon­play­ing sin­gles, which cur­rently stands at 50 hours, 50 min­utes and 50 sec­onds.

Mr Matthew, who has pre­vi­ously at­tempted much shorter darts chal­lenges for char­ity, said the am­bi­tious at­tempt would push both him­self and Mr Grant to their lim­its.

The pair will take turns step­ping up to the oche for at least 60 hours, with only a five-minute break for ev­ery hour of play to squeeze in brief naps and cof­fee.

All cash raised over the course of the record at­tempt will go to­wards Prostate Cancer UK.

Mr Matthew added: “In 2013, I did a darts marathon my­self for 12 hours, and that was a fair chal­lenge in it­self.

“My friend sug­gested that we do some sort of chal­lenge again to try and make Aberdeen fa­mous for some­thing, so we de­cided to go for the Guin­ness World Record for the long­est time play­ing darts.

“But we won’t be go­ing for the whole 60 hours straight, be­cause ob­vi­ously the records peo­ple don’t want you killing your­self, so we get to have a fiveminute break for ev­ery hour we play.

“We’re plan­ning on sav­ing up the breaks to have quick, 20 minute naps when­ever we can. One part of the stip­u­la­tions is it all has to be recorded, so we’re look­ing into record­ing it and get­ting it streamed as well.”

BULLS­EYE: Dave Matthew, left, and Lewis Grant aim to play for at least 60 hours to help a prostate cancer char­ity

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