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West Australia gold wins National Deaf Darts Championship

Australian Deaf Darts Association logo Australian Deaf Darts Association logo. Image credit: Australian Deaf Darts Association

After five days of group play, West Australia gold claimed gold yesterday at the Australian  National Deaf Darts Championship. South Australia came from behind to finish in second, West Australia black finish third, Victoria blue finished fourth, New South Wales finished sixth and Victoria white finished last.

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On the final day of group play, South Australia beat New South Wales 6 – 5, West Australia gold defeated West Australia black 6 – 5 and Victoria blue beat Victoria white 8 – 3. Andrew McLean of West Australia black had the high peg of the day for men with 116, while Katrina Milburn of West Australia gold had the high peg for women with 48.

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The winners of the individual men’s and women’s competition. Image credit: Australian Deaf Darts Association

The men’s and women’s individual competition were completed earlier today, with West Australia black members claiming first and second.   A West Australia black member also won the women’s individual competition, while a member of Victoria blue came in second in the women’s competition.

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West Australia gold team. Image credit: Australian Deaf Darts Association

On the fourth day, South Australia defeated West Australia black 7 – 4, West Australia gold beat Victoria blue 8 – 3, and New South Wales defeated Victoria white 6 – 5. Craig Simms of West Australia had the men’s high peg for the day at 80. Kaylene Knight of Victoria blue had the women’s high peg for Victoria blue at 58.

 

On the third day of the group competition, South Australia beat Victoria blue 7 – 4, West Australia gold defeated Victoria white 6 – 5, and West Australia black beat New South Wales 7 – 4. Murray Holloway of West Australia Black had the high peg for men with 78, while Jeanie Rothnie of West Australia black had the high peg with sub 91.

On the second day of team competition, Victoria blue beat New South Wales 7 – 4, West Australia gold defeat South Australia 9 – 2 and West Australia black beat Victoria white 9 – 2. Craig Simms of West Australia gold had the high peg on the day for men with 64, while Katrina of West Australia gold had the high peg for the women with 40, an achievement she set twice.

On the first day of competition, Craig Simms also set the men’s high peg with 78 while Rosemary Johnson set the high peg for women with 53. That day saw South Australia defeat Victoria white 7 – 4, West Australia gold beat New South Wales 6 – 5, and West Australia black defeat Victoria blue 7 – 4.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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