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Maldon: Controversial new dart board fails to hit bullseye
3:00pm Friday 1st March 2013 in Local News
A university professor's bid to change the traditional dart board has missed the bullseye, according to the country's leading "arrers" expert.
Mathematics professor David Percy has called for the numbers on the board to be re-arranged after discovering some sections of the conventional board were strongly favoured over others.
But Dr Patrick Chaplin, the world's only darts academic, does not believe the new board will get off the oche.
Dr Chaplin, 62, who gained a doctorate for research into the history of the game, took the revised board to The Carpenters Arms and the Constitutional Club in Maldon for players to try out.
Dr Chaplin, of Norfolk Road, Maldon, added: “There is no way the board will be changed but it is a way of promoting the sport and as far as I am concerned any publicity is good."
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