One year after competing in the national junior darts championships on home turf, Tasmania’s top 10 under-18s are back in action on the mainland.
The week-long championships in Forster, New South Wales kicked off earlier this week with the Tasmanian outfit spearheaded by 2018 open state representatives Colby Dodge and Hayden Scott.
Dodge was also a national representative last year, while Scott enjoyed success on the first day of the championships by finishing runner-up in the youth pacific masters among a field of 34.
“I’m excited for my last year of the junior championships, I’ve been in the last three years as well,” the 17-year-old said.
“I’m hoping to make the top eight averages again and play well for the team.”
Scott was also among the team that finished runner-up in the Roy Christopher fours on Thursday.
His father and team manager Ben Scott said the Tasmanian team was out to improve on its impressive showing in last year's championships.
“We did well last year, we finished out well and we’re hoping to do better,” Scott said.
“We’ve got another young fella Bailey Seabourne who played for South Australia last year because they didn’t have enough players, he’s made our side this year which is great.”
- Under-18 boys: James Pearce, Lochie Gleeson, Colby Dodge, Hayden Scott, Bailey Seabourne
- Under-18 girls: Joanna Dodge, Hannah Pearce, Jade Snook, Kaitlyn O’Loughlin, Hailie Sullivan