Tasmanian ladies darts team on target at nationals

ALL ON BOARD: Tasmania's ladies team finished third at the national championships last week. Picture: Facebook
ALL ON BOARD: Tasmania's ladies team finished third at the national championships last week. Picture: Facebook

Tasmania’s ladies darts team has returned from last week’s national championships in Townsville with a third-place finish.

The ten-strong team dropped only one game and drew another in an otherwise spotless performance. 

Kempton’s Emma Watkins was the state’s best individual performer, finishing fourth in the top eight averages, while fellow Southerner Rebecca Smith finished eighth.

In the men’s competition, the North-West Coast’s Ashley Cadby finished fifth in the top eight averages. 

Several Northern Tasmanians represented the state, including last year’s singles winner Tereasa Morris.

Darts Tasmania’s Annette Riley praised Morris and her Northern teammates for their longevity in the game. 

“Lee-Anne Faulkner has represented our state 33 times and Tereasa Morris played off the start of the competition with an All Stars versus Indigenous game, Tereasa was selected to play in the All Stars,” Riley said. 

“Sandra Smith, she comes from Northern Tasmanian Darts Association and she’s represented our state for 27 years - it’s nice to be recognised when you’ve made it for that amount of time.”