Well back from Townsville and the 38th Australian Darts Championships.
We had a great group of players who many thought were just a team of individuals but when it mattered they all performed as a team.
The pleasing feature for Glen and myself is the winning team of 2015 had no resemblance or remaining members in the winning team of 2017, save for Kerry Whear who was playing for Queensland this year.
Alan Aird last played in 2001, Kim Lewis and Brad Austen last played in Devonport 2011, Tony David last played around 2009 and is now back on the board after overcoming health issues.
Clifton Beauchamp and Mick Zdun both rookies this year and Adam Rowe and Tim Pusey are the only 2 remaining from Bendigo 2016. Mick and Tim are father and son another satisfying family achievement together.
Things could have gone better in the Peter Mac, Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles but not everything will go our way when we want it. Congratulations to the winner’s of those events, our turn will come again I’m sure.
Congratulations to the WA Ladies on going back to back in the Teams event.
The boys would also like to thank Peggy and Patsy for being our book keepers when we needed help in our various endeavours. Big thank you to Steve Doherty and Graham “Fiery” Hunt for their support during the 8 days of competition.
Thanks to Glen Mcleod for managing the ship but most of all thanks to those that supported us through social media, emails and text messages during the journey to our success and regaining the Australian Men’s Team Championship in Townsville 2017.
Adam Rowe – Semi Finalist
Undefeated Champions for 2017
Brad Austen Semi Final defeated by finalist Raymond Smith (QLD)
Alan Aird Quarter Finalist
Tim Pusey Last 16
Alan Aird & Mick Zdun Semi Final – Beaten by Machin / Morrison (SA) – Winners
Adam Rowe & Tim Pusey 1/4 Finalists
Adam Rowe & Michelle Rodney 1/4 Finalists
Tim Pusey & Kim Kelly 1/4 Finalists
Averages for Teams Championship.
|Score||Darts||Average||180’s||170’s||Pegs||Games Played||Singles Wins|
Peter MacMenamin Cup
Green Team 4th in Group – 4 Wins & 2 Losses
Gold Team 3rd in Group – 4 Wins & 2 Losses
Averages Peter MacMenanin Cup – Green
Averages Peter MacMenamin Cup – Gold
To our very own Tim Pusey who was named as “Player of the Future”…..great recognition for his performance at the 2017 Championships.
A special mention also for Kim Lewis, who won all 6 Singles that he played, “Old School” still has the weapons in his armory.
Finally, congratulations to Natalie Carter on once again being selected to represent Australia at the 2017 World Cup being held later this year in Japan.