Tori Kewish takes Victorian Classic title
Tori Kewish triumphed in the Victorian Classic this weekend as ranked darts returned to Australia for the first time in 10 months.
Although the event was not WDF-ranked as initially planned, the governing body decreeing that it was not yet safe to be seen to encourage players to travel to play, it was still a watershed moment for the amateur code.
It was the first notable event to take place anywhere since the West Coast Classic and Isle of Man Darts Festival last March. It also carried Darts Victoria and Darts Australia ranking points. Kewish extended her run of Darts Australia ranking titles to five as she won the women’s competition, seeing off fellow Australian international Barb Smyth 6-2 in the final.
‘Torza’, who won the inaugural Victorian Classic 12 months ago, finished with a 68.49 average and takes home a total prize pot of $1,100.
Saturday was doubles day in Morwell and it was the Loch household who dominated, with Laurie and his wife Amanda having a share in all three titles. The couple won the mixed pairs and went on to win the men’s and ladies’ pairs respectively with Karl Schaffer and Joanne Hadley.
The next scheduled Australian ranking event, which at the moment is expected to carry WDF ranking points, is the Newcastle Classic on March 7.
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