Darts team officials victorious



GLADSTONE officials Barry and Rosemary McLeod have returned home victorious after Queensland took out the recent Australian Darts Championships held in Perth.

Barry was the captain (a nonplaying role, similar to a coach) of a near unbeatable men's team, while Rosemary performed the role of manageress of the ladies team.

The Maroons were in awesome form at the week-long titles, with both the men's and ladies' teams dominating their rivals.

Led by Australian number one Simon Whitlock, the boys got away to a flyer, winning the Peter McMenamin Cup. The Queenslanders backed up that form with a one-two finish in the men's doubles event.

With the team separated into pairs, the Maroons continued their domination with Greg Major and Russell Homer winning the final.

The ladies' form was also strong, with Pam Burr and Cathy Shaw winning the doubles event and the Maroons placing second and third in a hotly-contested teams event.

But Queensland's success was clinched in the mixed doubles, where the men's and women's teams combined with class.

All the team members scored valuable points, but it was the Whitlock husband-and-wife team of Simon and Peta which made sure of the victory.

It capped a great week for Barry and Rosemary, who shared in the sweet taste of a Queensland national title victory. Hosts Western Australia ended second, with Tasmania rounding out the top three.



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