Jacob Renata and Landon Gardiner had a hard-fought battle with Jacob the victor winning 4 legs to 3 in a match which was very topsy turvy.
In the top 16 round Haupai Puha showed his skill beating Jacob Renata 4 legs to nil. Nicole Regnaud showed more of her fantastic form taking out Josh Walters in a close match winning 4 legs to 3. Local Upper Hutt Cossie Player A J Te Kira had a commanding win over Auckland’s Gary Boyland winning 4 legs to 1. Darren Herewini continued his great form Saturday quickly dispatching Jimmy Samuels 4 legs to 1. Legend of the game Warren Parry had a great match up with Craig Ross, with Warren Parry eventually winning 4 legs to 2. Young Junior Cory Horne who represented New Zealand in Gibraltar in 2019 at the JDC World Championships won his match 4 legs to 2 over Mary-Anne Teinaki. Young Kayden Milne who has played brilliant darts all weekend had a very topsy turvy match against Stu Irwin of the Mighty Waikato. Stu come out the victor winning 4 legs to 3. Next up was Mark Cleaver against Ben Robb, Mark won 4 legs to 1 putting the DPNZ Current Number one out of the tournament.
The Top 8 seen Haupai Puha take on in form Nicole Regnaud, Haupai won the match 5 legs to 1. Darren Herewini yet again played some great darts winning his match against AJ Te Kira 5 legs to 1. Warren Parry met youngster Cory Horne who played some fantastic darts against Warren. Warren won the match 5 legs to 3. Great to see the young players getting up into the points. The battle of two great mates seen Stu Irwin and Mark Cleaver thrash it out on the board. Stu Irwin the victor winning 5 legs to 3.
In the Semi Finals Haupai Puha and Darren Herewini battled it out with the eventual winner being Haupai 6 legs to 3. The match between Stu Irwin and Warren Parry seen Stu Irwin dominate the match winning 6 legs to 2.
Finals time seen Haupai Puha play Stu Irwin. This was the first time Stu Irwin has made it through this far in a DPNZ event and after this I’m sure it won’t be the last. Haupai won the match 7 legs to 3. Haupai had two breaks in throw, threw 2 x 180’s, scored 10 x 100’s and scored 6 x ton plus with a match average of 83.69. Stu Irwin scored 15 x tons and 1 x ton plus with a match average of 80.55