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World darts champions to challenge Penarth pub customers for charity

Two of the world’s most successful darts players of all time will be paying a visit to a Penarth pub next week to meet customers, play a few matches and give a few pointers to young enthusiasts of the game, all in aid of charity.

Raymond Van Barneveld (‘Barney’), five times world darts champion and the most successful Dutch darts player of all time and Welshman Richie Burnett, nicknamed the Prince of Wales, the former BDO world darts champion, will be at The Railway on Plymouth Road on Friday 30 March from 7pm.

The two players will meet, sign autographs and give out a few tips to any aspiring young darts players from 7-8pm before getting down to the real business of playing darts. Customers who wish to challenge Raymond or Richie to a contest can pop along to the pub. Throughout the evening a raffle will be held with proceeds donated to Marie Curie.

Matthew Thomas, manager of the Railway said;
“We’re really delighted Raymond and Richie are able to join us next week and to help us in our fundraising drive for Marie Curie. Our customers are already sharpening their darts and practising their throws in anticipation of their own contests with them.

“We’re also planning a raffle during the evening with some great darts themed giveaways including a signed darts board, so anyone who thinks they’re a dab hand with the darts should come and try their luck!”