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16-year-old Luke Littler is exempt from one bizarre rule at World Darts Championship

16-year-old Luke Littler is exempt from one bizarre rule at World Darts Championship

If he was watching the darts championships - as opposed to competing - he'd have to be accompanied by an adult

He's the name on every darts fans' lips right now, and tonight, 16-year-old Luke Littler will be battling it out against fellow sportsman Luke Humphries in the Final of the World Darts Championships at the legendary Alexandra Palace.

The teenage Warrington-born star - dubbed Luke ‘the Nuke’ - has already made history after becoming the youngest person ever to compete in the illustrious competition and win a quarter and semi final game.

The former World Youth Champion arrived at the tournament ranked 164th in the world, having spent the majority of his time in the spotlight so far playing on the youth tour.

So far in the ongoing legendary darts tournament, however, he has already knocked out the likes of Christian Kist, Andrew Gilding, Matt Campbell and Rob Cross, while also managing to dismantle his personal hero, Raymond van Barneveld.

Speaking of his achievements so far, the youngster previously told press: "It's incredible beating one of my idols on the biggest stage of all, I still can't believe it.

"I think I am daring to dream now, I have seen the draw."

Luke Littler is only 16.
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Littler went on: "I'm so young, only 16 and I have got nothing to fear, I have got no one to fear, my game can be better than anyone's on the day and I have shown it there against one of the greatest to have graced that stage.

"With performances like that I can go all the way. I've pictured myself winning it."

Arguably more riveting than his staggering performances at the Ally Pally in recent weeks, however, is that he was forced to be exempted from a strict rule enforced at the iconic venue.

Regulation guidelines on the PDC's official website outlines the rule that all attendees under the age of 18 must be joined by an adult.

The website continues: "Many families attend and enjoy the darts. We ask that all parents/guardians are comfortable with the nature of the event before bringing children and that all under-18s are accompanied by at least one adult from their household or support bubble.

Littler is battling it out in the semi final tonight at the legendary Ally Pally.
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"A Family Section is available in the tiered seating, where groups must include at least one under-18."

That hilariously means that Littler is only actually allowed in Ally Pally on his own because he's actually playing darts, as opposed to watching - or else he'd need to be accompanied by an adult or support bubble.

If Littler wins tonight's final, he will become the new world number one as well as scooping a comfortable £500,000 prize payment.

Speaking to The Telegraph earlier today, Littler admitted his plans for what he'd spend his winnings on, which include Under Armour tracksuits, a new coat and some Fifa points for his Xbox.

Good luck, Luke!

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Topics: Sport, Luke Littler