The world’s biggest pub darts competition, organised by Punch Taverns, is underway. Named The Darts Classic Competition, over 1100 Punch venues are taking part, the highest amount of participating pubs on record.
The competition is sponsored by Holsten, John Smiths, Guinness and Budweiser and facilitated by World of Darts. The competition lasts six months, with 32 battling it out in the national final for the right to call themselves the best pub darts team in the UK and win £2,500.
Punch Category Manager Stephen Martin is delighted at the number of pubs entering this year’s competition: “We are overwhelmed by the increase in participating pubs, where one in every three Punch pubs has signed up to this year’s competitions,” said Stephen.
“The competition has been running for over a decade and every year it has grown and we are introducing new aspects to the competition including a singles competition”.
“The competition has become the biggest in the world. It is impossible to replicate the experience anywhere else or on this scale. We are always looking for ways to help our Partners build their business and free pub events like these are a great way to drive footfall on quieter week nights. As games are played at home and away, all Punch participating pubs get the benefit from additional footfall.”