Darts hit the right target

  • 15 January, 2024
  • On the pier


The latest in social entertainment technology is hitting the right target with
fans at Clacton Pier.

reality darts has really taken flight in the Boardwalk Bar and Grill following
the recent World Darts Championship.

change in age limit for those able to play the game at the seaside attraction,
has also helped to increase its popularity with fans with last weekend being
the busiest so far.

system, which includes multi-player games for beginners right up to experts,
was introduced at the pier last year with an initial steady interest.

it has taken off over the past month with teenage darts sensation Luke Littler
having captivated a whole new audience with his performances at Alexandra

director Billy Ball said the exciting new concept is making an impact.

have started to see a significant rise in numbers playing reality darts and I
think it is down to two factors,” he added.

was previously an age limit of 16 plus but after consulting 501 Darts, who
supplied the equipment, we now allow all ages provided they are accompanied by
an adult. This has opened up the game to more families to enjoy together.

I sure that the Luke Littler effect – and more people being drawn towards the
sport after the 16-year-old made it through to the world final where he lost to
Luke Humphries – has had a part to play.

seems we introduced it at just the right time to benefit from a surge in
popularity from the recent world championships.”

reality darts involves an autoscoring system that projects all game play
graphics, targets and scores directly into the board itself.

are three separate lanes at the Boardwalk which underwent a £130,000 facelift
which also included two shuffle boards.

for darts can be booked at clactonpier.co.uk/book-online/ by going to
attractions and selecting darts.


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