Tori Kewish sets sights on world after nationals success

WINNING: Tori Kewish with her medals and shields from the Australian Darts Championship at Townsville. Picture: Contributed.
WINNING: Tori Kewish with her medals and shields from the Australian Darts Championship at Townsville. Picture: Contributed.

Former Stawell resident Tori Kewish has dominated at the 2017 Australian Darts Championships at Townsville. 

The 20-year-old had success in all competitions she competed in.

She won the ladies doubles championships, the mixed doubles championships, the ladies highest average award and was part of the championship winning Victorian team. 

Kewish also became the second youngest player to win the ladies singles championships.

Following her successful tournament Kewish was named as the number one on the Australian ladies darts team that will compete at the World Darts Federation World Cup in Kobe, Japan in September. 

Kewish’s father and former Victorian darts representative Steve Kewish said it is incredible to see someone so young achieve what she has.

“She started when she was 14 and has done so well since,” he said.

“Her darts partner Justin Thompson said she is the best female darts player he has seen, which is quite a compliment considering he plays against the best in the world.”

Kewish will travel to England before in three weeks time to compete in a British Darts Organisation event.

“It is a pretty big achievement for a girl her age,” Mr Kewish said.

“The trip is fully funded by Darts Australia so she will be able to enjoy herself and focus on her darts.

“She will take her darts as far as she can go and she has a lot more belief after this recent success.” 

Kewish has been the number one ranked ladies darts player in Victoria for the last five years.

She is also now third in the Australian ladies rankings.