Queensland’s Jacob Edwards was crowned the winner of the Formula Sports & Darts Australia Online Junior tournament, defeating Victoria’s Seth Kilroy 3-2 in last Wednesday’s final.
In the absence of the Australian Junior Championships this year, this tournament offered junior players the chance to compete virtually with a board and camera set-up from their own homes.
DA Media spoke with both Jacob and Seth following the final.
“I was shaking (with nerves) a little bit when I was playing,” said 17-year-old winner, Jacob.
“It was my first time playing Seth, he gave me a good run and I’m happy to come away with the win.”
“Playing on the computer online, it’s much different then playing face-to-face,” he said.
“My goal for the year now is coming first in the Wednesday night super singles at Somerset Darts Association.” Jacob added.
15-year-old runner up, Seth from Seymour District Darts Association, said the final was intense and he enjoyed playing some of the best junior players across the country.
“Going into the final I felt nervous at first, but once I started throwing I settled into the game. Then when it came to a peg, the pressure was on, it was really intense, it was a good matchup.”
“It was hard at first because I wasn’t used to the online set up. But once I got used to it, practising a lot helped improve my game, and come to where I am now.”
“I’m hoping to try out for the state team this year, to make next year’s Australian Junior Championships, that’s my biggest goal at the moment,” Seth said.
“I’d like to thank my Dad for encouraging me and pushing me – and helping me become a better dart player,” he added.
Darts Australia offers a very special thanks to Formula Sports and Dartconnect for their overwhelming support of this tournament.
Thanks to our incredible partners, a whole host of fantastic prizes have been awarded to the following competitors:
- Jacob Edwards QLD – Winner
- Seth Kilroy VIC – Runner Up
- Seth Kilroy 66.95 – Highest Average Boys over all games
- Gemma Spence 55.62 – Highest Average Girls over all games
- Ethan Kibby 118 – Highest Peg Boy
- Gemme Spence 67 – Highest Peg Girl
- Seth Kilroy, Jacob Edwards, Ethan Kibby, Damon Sing (all on 1) – Most 180’s
- 12 month DartConnect membership – (TBA)
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Image: From L-R Jacob Edwards (winner), Seth Kilroy (runner up)