THE saying goes, the family that plays together stays together, and for the Geisler/Maitland family that has not only proven true but also brought them plenty of success.
Veronica Geisler and her brother Angus Maitland have just returned from competing in the Australian Darts championships in WA (not their first and definitely not their last).
Both were representing Victoria for the fourth time at the titles, with Angus talking his sister into trying for the team four years ago and the duo making it first try.
Making it to the top eight in the ladies’ event, it was the mixed doubles that saw Veronica, a TAB agent, shine this year.
The top Victorian female competitor, she was teamed with the top male and well-known Australian team member Geelong’s Eddie Sims this year.
The duo made it to the top four in the Mixed Doubles before being knocked out by Australian representatives and eventual winners Corrine Hammond and Mitchell Klegg from NSW.
Angus, a TAB technician, didn’t make the finals this year but finished on 27 in the averages with Veronica 20.
And darts is a real family affair for the dynamic duo, with their mother and older brother also playing with several of Veronica’s children also competing – in fact two will go up for the under 24 and under 18 Victorian team in the next few weeks looking to follow in their uncle and mother’s footsteps.
She said they played in competitions at the Springdale Heights Tavern, with Angus playing Premier League at St Ives.
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