Joe Comito (men’s singles champion) and Kym Mitchell (ladies’ singles champion) were the victors of the inaugural Bunbury Classic over the weekend.
Held at the Bunbury South West Italian Club, the three-day event began on Friday with the men’s and ladies’ doubles matches underway on Friday and finishing on Saturday. The WDF Bunbury Junior Classic took place on Saturday, with the Singles and B-Grade Singles rounding off the event on Sunday.
The Bunbury Lord Mayor, Jaysen Miguel opened the tournament with Alifaye Gidgup conducting the Welcome to Country.
The tournament had 109 players compete in the singles competition and 102 players compete in the doubles competition. Twenty-four of these players were under 18’s.
In the men’s singles, Joe Comito (28.214) defeated his opponent Kimberly Lewis (26.62) to win the title.
Elsewhere in the ladies’ singles competition, Kym Mitchell (22.176) from South Australia was too good against Natalie Carter (19.74), and claimed another trophy, adding to her North Queensland Title last month.
The duo of Joe Comito & Brenton Lloyd claimed the men’s doubles crown after defeating Kim Lewis & Gary Stevens.
Kayleigh Pickett & Jucinta Dann outplayed Natalie Carter & Ursula Bennell to secure the ladies’ doubles title.
In the junior events, Ricky Rickett Jnr won over Josh Elliot to win the Boys Youth Classic, and Ruby Clarke defeated Suzette Parker to win the Girls Youth title.
Darts Western Australia would like to thank the following who sponsored this event:
Bunbury City Council
Eclipse Driving School
Swan Italian Club
We would also like to thank the Swan Italian Club Volunteers and the Bunbury Men’s Darts Association for the valuable assistance, volunteering their time during this tournament.
We would also like to mention that Australian Representatives Peter Machin & Kym Mitchell travelled from South Australia to compete along with Trent Mitchell. Mathew Tabb and his son Zac Tabb (U18) both travelled from Victoria to compete. We anticipate in the future this event will attract further interstate players.
Photo: L-R: Kimberly Lewis & Joe Comito and Natalie Carter & Kym Mitchell (courtesy of Debbie Scanlan)