51 Players Entered for the first Pro Tour Event in Dunedin for many years.
30 Players qualified for Knockout Play, with a great field of players.
In the top 16 round Jack Sheppard put out Ben Robb in an absolute thriller of a match. Jack threw some magnificent scores to put out his weekend travelling companion.
Andrew Hastings beat James Hamill 4 to 3
Kayden Milne beat Graeme Ryder 4 to 2
Stu Irwin beat Tahi Parata 4 to 2
Darren Herewini beat a very in form Josh Roberts 4 to 2
Haupai Puha beat David Lamb 4 to 2
Jimmy Samuels beat Mark Cleaver 4 to 2
Warren Parry beat Emilio Hovell 4 to 2
The Top 8 was a showing of NZ darts top players and top up and comers.
Jack Sheppard was methodical in his win over Andrew Hastings with most three dart scores being over the ton. Andrew fought back but the youngster was just too good winning 5 to 3.
Kayden Milne played Stu Irwin in a great match of skill. Kayden was up 4 legs to nil and Stu came back winning the next 3 legs. Kayden threw some fantastic darts starting the second leg of the match with a 180 and taking out the fourth leg with a 107 finish. Kayden come back to win the match 5 to 3.
Haupai Puha was again back to his winning ways beating Darren Herewini 5 to 1.
Jimmy Samuels was on absolute fire against Southlands Warren Parry winning the match 5 to 1.
Semi Final time and Jack Sheppard played Kayden Milne. This had to be the match of the day with both players playing phenomenal darts. It all came down to the final leg all tied up, but Kayden took out the match 6 to 5.
Haupai Puha played Jimmy Samuels in the second semi-final, Haupai was just too good and took out the match 6 to 2.
Finals time and Haupai Puha was up against Kayden Milne. Kayden Milne won the bull and threw first. Kayden played exceptionally well to make his first ever Pro Tour Final.
Final score Haupai Puha 7 – 6 Kayden Milne
Match stats for Haupai Puha
3 x Breaks
3 x 180’s
6 x Ton Plus
16 x Ton
Best Leg – 11 Darts
Highest Out – 100
Match Stats for Kayden Milne
0 x 180’s
6 x Ton Plus
13 x Ton
Best Leg – 16 Darts
Highest Out – 60