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Sleaford darts duo in bid to break world record by playing non-stop for 48 hours

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: January 11, 2013

Dave Newman and Shaun Robinson

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: Dave Newman and Shaun Robinson at the Nags Pub where they will attempt to play darts for 48 hours straight.

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TWO daring darts players from Sleaford will attempt to break a world record this month by playing non-stop for 48 hours.

Dave Newman and Shaun Robinson will start the challenge at midday on Friday, January 25, at The Nags Pub, Helpringham and aim to play solidly through to midday on Sunday, January 27.

The men are trying to raise money through sponsorship of the event for the Waddington Cancer Ward at Lincoln Hospital where Shaun’s mother passed away in 2011.

Mr Robinson, 34, a barman at the Nag Pub said: “I really wanted to do something to raise some money to help the ward that looked after my mum and help other families who have to spend time there.”

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With the help of his friend Dave the pair, who are on a darts team together, came up with the idea of attempting to break the world record which currently stands at 42 hours.

Mr Newman, 33, said: “I only started playing darts this winter but I’m confident we will beat the current record.

“I’ve Googled the top 10 ways to stay awake but I think we’ll just need plenty of coffee and Redbull on the go.”

The record attempt will be filmed from start to finish and for every hour completed the players can rest for five minutes – according to the official rules.

A representative from the darts world will also need to be on site throughout the attempt as a witness.

Mr Newman said: “We are still in need of some members from the darts world such as the British Darts Association, the Professional Darts Corporation or the British Darts Organisation to ensure that we officially break the record.

“We’ve had some interest through our Twitter account but no one has confirmed that they will be here yet so we’d love to hear from anyone who can help us out with this.”

To sponsor Dave and Shaun please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/davenewma and for live updates throughout the event or to get in touch follow @DaveDartsWorldR on Twitter.

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