A shot at the record
CAN you imagine playing darts for 24 hours straight to set a new world record? The Hoey Moey Sharks darts team will be sharpening their points in an attempt to become the first Australian team to hold any darts record since 1987. This record attempt will commence at the Hoey Moey on Friday, October 9 from 5pm. On the line is a 24 hour highest score record registered in the Guinness world records. A mixed team of eight players will attempt the record listed as a standard registered darts team within an approved association. Captain of the Hoey Sharks darts team, Bob Clark, said under the rules of the world record attempt, six of the eight players must be active at all times while two take a break. The Hoey Sharks are one of the most progressive in the local area often travelling throughout the State for competitions. "I was looking on the internet to find something different we could do with darts and I came across the world records. "If we can go 24 hours we will set a new points record." he said. "There will be a trial run at the Hoey on Sunday for four hours so we can get an idea of what it is going to be like playing for 24 hours, our arms are going to be a bit sore but we are confident of getting there," he said. To help the team attempt the record you can sponsor them through donation of cash, materials, services or raffles. Funds raised will be used for expenses, 20 per cent to the club and the remainder will be distributed to local charities, the majority to Legacy. Those people involved in the world record attempt are Bob Clark, Col Boon, Mick Reading, Stuart Hartigan, Linda Huggett, Tony Willison, Allen Parker and Yvonne Clark.