Thompson and Hogg secure Easter Classic glory

Justin Thompson (men’s singles champion) and Lavinia Hogg (ladies’ singles champion) proved their dominance at the weekend’s Easter Classic.

Held at Geelong Dart Club on Saturday and Sunday, the tournament attracted players from across the country vying for ranking points and prize money.

In the men’s singles competition, Justin Thompson emerged victorious over Brody Klinge in the final.

Meanwhile in the ladies’ singles competition, Lavinia Hogg defeated Tori Kewish in the decider to take out the championship.

It was Hogg’s second trophy of the weekend after triumphing in the mixed doubles event on the Saturday.

The teams of Michael Bajowski and Mal Cuming (men’s doubles), Tori Kewish and Barb Smyth (ladies’ doubles) and Lucas Cameron and Lavinia Hogg (mixed doubles) conquered in Saturday’s doubles events.

Youngster Jackson Viccars defeated Hudson Nolan to prevail in the junior’s singles competition.

Darts Victoria thanked the support from the darts community in a Facebook statement:

“A big thank you to all who turned up this weekend for the Easter Classic. It was great to see so many faces after such a tough year. The support from everyone means a lot. Congratulations to our winners over the weekend.

“Thanks to the bar and kitchen staff at Geelong for looking after everyone!

Also thanks to Wayne for helping us work through Dart Connect.

“We welcome Brendan Quinn to the team as our new Men’s CD, your knowledge and enthusiasm will help us move darts forward.

“Thanks to all of our wonderful exec team members for giving up their time on a long weekend away from family over Easter, to run the tournament one way or another for our Australian players.

“Without you volunteering your time these events wouldn’t happen… and we shouldn’t let it go unnoticed.”

Winners and runner ups:

Men’s Singles Final

Justin Thompson def Brody Klinge

Ladies Singles Final

Lavinia Hogg def Tori Kewish

Men’s Doubles Final

Michael Bajowski and Mal Cuming def Tyler Fitch and Garry Harvey

Ladies Doubles Final

Tori Kewish and Barb Smyth def Lavinia Hogg and Monica Ribeird

Mixed Doubles Final

Lucas Cameron and Lavinia Hogg def Danny Porter and Wendy Broadbent

Junior Singles

Jackson Viccars def Hudson Nolan

Visit Darts Australia’s Facebook page or Darts Victoria’s Facebook for the full competition photo gallery.

Photos courtesy of Darts Victoria

Header image L-R: [Justin Thompson, Brody Klinge, Lavinia Hogg and Tori Kewish]