Klinge and Kewish take out Vic Classic singles crowns

Darts Victoria held the 2021 Victorian Classic at Italian Australian Sporting Club over the weekend.

Players from across Victoria, South Australia, NSW and ACT congregated at the Morwell venue to compete in the first DA grand prix tournament held since the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the men’s singles draw it was Brody Klinge who defeated Steve Powell 8-5 to be crowned the champion.

While in the ladies singles competition, Tori Kewish defeated Barb Smyth 6-2 to take out the crown.

Darts Victoria stated the following in a Facebook post:

“Darts Victoria would like to send a huge thank you to Cass and the Italian Australian Sporting Club for hosting the Victoria Classic for 2021. Thank you to the LaTrobe City Council for their sponsorship of the first event back in 2021.”

“A huge thanks also goes out to all the players who turned up this weekend, especially those from South Australia, NSW and ACT.”

“We know it was it was a difficult year last year and we are so glad we were finally able to bring darts back to Victoria!

“A special thanks also must go to those that helped DV organise and carry out the event. Takes a lot of time, effort and people power to bring the dartboards, stands and accessories to Morwell to host the tournament for our members.

“Congratulations to all our winners and runners up. See you all at the next tournament!”

Darts Victoria President Andrew Coburn said the following on a Facebook post:

List of winners and runner ups:

  • Men’s Doubles
  • Winners: Laurie Loch and Karl Schaffer
  • Runners up: Steve Powell and Aaron Simpson
  • Ladies Doubles
  • Jo Hadley and Amanda Loch 5-3 defeated Karen Konieczny & Tracey Anderson 5-3
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Winners: Amanda Loch and Laurie Loch
  • Runners up: Karen Konieczny and Dean Gibbs
  • Most 180s Male – Laurie Loch and Brody Klinge. (9)
  • Most 180s Female – Tori Kewish (4)
  • Best local Male – Dale Burton-Pye
  • Best Local Females – Karen Richardson and Aliza Dye
  • Highest Peg Females – 115 – Barb Smyth
  • Highest Peg Male – 148 – Steve Powell

Head to Darts Australia’s Facebook page here for the full competition photo gallery.

Photos courtesy of Darts Victoria