This is a new Tournament designed for the lower grade players as a stepping stone to the big tournaments. It was going to be in 3 Divisions 2 for the Men 16-19.99 avg and below 15.99 avg and one division for the Ladies below 16 avg if numbers allowed this, but the Ladies played in the Minor Division with the Men.
Round 1 and 38 players rocked up to take part at MDDA, it was a great success with 22 in the Major Division and 16 in the Minor Division
In the Minor we had 6 Ladies and 10 Men starting in 4 groups of four and the top 3 to qualify to the knockout stage, with the winners of the group straight in to the QF and winning the right to chalk the 9th-12th matches
Margie Lee was the best of the Ladies by beating Donna Barrington then Seven Francois in the QF before losing to the overall winner Marcus Commerford. In the other half of the draw it was Ron Jones who beat Troy Young, Linda Thomson Will Duggan and then lost 3-0 in the final only by not hitting his doubles.
In the Major we had 22 players divided in to 4 groups, and the same as above for the knock out phase. Leigh Eltringham did it the hard way by beating Kerrin Scriberras, John Cunningham, Gavin Watson then beat Matt Sciberras 3-0 in the final.
Matt had his chances missing 40 in the 1st leg, 20 in the 2nd leg and 40 in the 3rd leg
Matt like Leigh started from 9th-12th position and beat Troy Jackson, Andrew Waters, Bob Quince before facing Leigh.
5 x 180 were thrown and a 160 peg by Tyson Barrington.
Round 2 is at Geelong Dart Club on the 28th June and I encourage all you lower grade players to get along and support this event, it’s what you all wanted so I will see you there.
DV Contest Director
After Round 1