Working like Trojans for darts grand final

DART throwers from across the Warrnambool region will aim for grand final success at City Memorial Bowls Club tonight.

The grand finals, for divisions one, two and three, are the culmination of a successful season for the Warrnambool Darts Association (WDA).

WDA spokesman Leigh Giblin said 15 teams from 11 venues had thrown darts competitively this season, up slightly on last season.

Giblin put the increase down to the presence of darts on television, which had lifted its popularity in Australia.

“Already there are another three venues that are looking to come into it next season,” he said.

“There are a lot of people who appear to enjoy the game but just don’t get out to play.”

The division one grand final pits unbeaten Flying Horse Trojans against Vic Hotel 2. The two teams have been standouts this season.

Giblin, a member of the Trojans, predicted a tight match. A semi-final between the pair finished 8-6 in favour of the Trojans.

“There is no clear favourite or anything like that. If anything, (being unbeaten) makes it harder on us. Guys are looking to you to win,” he said.

The Trojans include Giblin, Frankie Pierce, Trevor Richardson, Pat Mooney, Paul Huismann, Pat Houghton and Brett Thornton. Mike Fletcher, Scott Williams, Ron Bourke, Sepp Frietag, Chris Alford, Toby Beall, Clinton Dawes and Phil Jans will line up for Vic Hotel 2.

The division two grand final features Breakers up against Wheatsheaf Vikings, while Allansford Arrows and Vic Hotel 1 face off in division three.

The action starts at 8pm. Giblin said spectators were welcome.

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