Ky Smith became the 15th player to take out the Oceanic Masters on Saturday evening as locations all around the country hosted the tournament for the first time. The open draw saw players from Perth, Country NSW, Greater Sydney and beyond, Queensland and Adelaide participate in the event. The final came down to two of the young guns in Australia with Ky Smith taking an early 2-0 lead over Bailey Marsh before winning six legs to two. Afterwards Smith was still coming to terms with what he had just achieved, contemplating a trip to the UK for the PDC World Championships. He is the second teenager this tournament has sent to the PDC World Championships, following Mitchell Clegg who remains the youngest ever player in the PDC World Championships. “It was a sensational feeling to be part of the final and this feeling is surreal, amazing. The final was built on the success built on the success of the day as a whole. It was a class field and a tough day, I was pleased to make the final. I scored heavily in the semi final and in that match it got very tight against Rob Modra but I made it through by concentrating on my own game. It gave me confidence but I have known Bailey for three years and I knew it would be a tough match. It was a pleasure being a part of that match and I think we showed what the next generation of player in Australia can bring to the oche. You will hear much more about Bailey Marsh in the future. I knew I had to fight all the way through and not give him a chance to gain momentum. I was disappointed with my inconsistency early in the match in between some bigger scores, but once I addressed that I was happier with my progress. I would like to thank my mum Bel, dad Ray (former World Series of Darts representative) and brother Conner (all of whom were involved in the event, with the three men playing on the day), as well as James Bailey for his support and all the lads at Team Danger. This opportunity will bring a lot of experience and teach me more how I can better my game. I will be up for it.” Smith’s last five wins on the day were against Loz Ryder, Matt Mullen, Tim Pusey, Rob Modra and Bailey Marsh, shining a light on the quality of the field despite COVID restrictions preventing participants from some states of Australia and those living in New Zealand. His father lost in the other semi final, thus denying a family affair for the final.