Darts legend and Rileys ambassador Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor congratulated a darts team who scored a million and one for charity during his visit to Rileys Scunthorpe this week. For more information on the team behind the record breaking attemp click here.

The Scunthorpe eight led by professional player Dave Ladley were presented with a cheque by the Rileys darts ambassador during his one-man roadshow held at the Rileys sports bar on Monday 5th September.

The darts team from Scunthorpe set themselves a challenge in July to break the world record for scoring a million and one at darts by using the lowest number of arrows to raise money for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust at Goole.

The team raised almost £2,000 and completed the challenge in just over 46 hours on 30th and 31st July by throwing 42,741 darts.

Fellow player Darren Mawer who suffered a brain haemorrhage while on holiday in Turkey last year inspired the challenge, organised by Tony Mitchell.

Tony also took on Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor during his visit to Scunthorpe but was unable to beat the fifteen times world champion.

Commenting on his visit Phil said: “Scunthorpe was great and I was amazed by how many people turned up. I managed to play against some great local players with some real skill who came very close to beating me.”

“Rileys provides a lot of opportunities for people to get involved in amateur darts and offers a venue for local teams to come together and take in part in competitions and events such as this.”

Over 300 people attended the event to see ‘The Power’ take on 10 local darts players and competition winners who like Tony were all beaten by the world champion.

Phil also signed autographs and took questions from the audience and when asked when he would retire, jokingly replied, “when they stop paying me!”

 

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