MPs Up To The Oche

By Rob Last edited 158 months ago
MPs Up To The Oche

There's a darts match going on in the House of Commons this afternoon.

We know this because we heard someone being interviewed about it on Radio 4 as we were leaving the house this morning. But now we can't seem to find anything about it online. The internet let us down goddammit.

We know that it's taking place in the MPs' lunch hour (it's comforting to know that politicans get lunch hours isn't it?) and that some 'stars' from the world of darts will be playing. And we also know that it's happening to promote darts as an 'official sport'. But that's it.

We need more details. So if you see or hear anything about this today can you email us and let us know please.

Last Updated 23 March 2005

Dave Allen

Hi Rob,

Further to this story, I can update you to say that the event was a great success.

The Exhibition was organised by Bob Russell MP, who has led the campaign for darts to officially be recognised as a sport.

Members of Parliament from all Parties, as well as representatives from the House of Lords, attended the exhibition and stepped up to the oche alongside 12-time World Champion Phil Taylor, Colin Lloyd and Bob Anderson.

Sports Minister Richard Caborn MP voiced his support, but said that the support of the devolved Governments of Scotland, Wales and Ireland before darts can be confirmed as a sport.

Kind regards

David Allen
Professional Darts Corporation Ltd