DPNZ Winmau Pro Tour 5 saw 59 players take the oche at Sun City Darts Association in picturesque Nelson. It was great to see faces old and new competing and travelling locally and from around the country to chase ranking points and have a good go at some darts.
There were 130 matches played in section play with the highest 3 dart average 66.05. The highest event average in section play was Haupai Puha on 93.93.
In section play there were two players who achieved 11 dart legs. Youth player Sam Laing in leg 2 of his match against Steve Hanley and Andrew Hastings in leg 2 of his match Victor Cortinas.
The highest checkout went to Josh Roberts against Haunui Hira with a peg of 167.
36 players qualified for the main knockout round.
There were 35 matches played in the knockout round with the highest 3 dart average 77.67.
Three players achieved an 11-dart leg in knockout play, they were Warren Parry in leg 6 against Darren Dummigan, Craig Ross in leg 2 against Nick Kohey. Ben Robb in leg 5 against Craig Caldwell, Ben in the same match had the highest match average of 100.20.
The highest checkout went to Craig Ross with 130 in two different matches, one against Nick Kohey and the other against Craig Caldwell.
The final was a great match between Ben Robb and youth player Kayden Milne who has only made a Pro Tour final once before. Ben certainly didn’t have it all his own way in the final with the seasoned youngster pushing him. Ben was the eventual victor winning 7 to 5 with an average of 87.66 and Kayden 82.38.
Pro Tour 6 seen 48 players take the oche for day two.
There were 105 matches played in section play with the highest 3 dart average 66.67. The highest event average in section play went to Haupai Puha with 88.85.
There were two players who achieved 11 dart legs, Josh Walters in leg 2 of his match against Warren Parry and John Hurring in leg 1 of his match with Ben Kara-Wheeler.
The highest match average went to Josh Walters in leg 4 of his match against Warren Parry with a 98.56.
Highest check out in section play was from Steve Hanley with a 170 against Blenheim’s Stephen Campbell.
Knockout round consisted of 26 qualifiers with 25 matches played. The event 3 dart average was 77.50.
Four players achieved the fewest dart leg with 11, Sam Nichols in leg 2 against Haupai Puha, Tukina Weko in leg 5 against Warren Parry, Landon Gardiner in leg 3 against Mark Cleaver and Josh Walters in leg 4 against Tukina Weko.
Ben Robb had the highest match average in leg 5 against Darren Herewini with a whopping 106.94.
Haupai Puha had the highest checkout in his match against Lance Odgers with a 144.
The final was between Ben Robb and Haupai Puha with Ben taking the match in his normal style with a 7 to 3 win. Ben ended the match with a 90.66 average and Haupai Puha 80.97 average.
Ben Robb remains on the top of the DPNZ Winmau Rankings gaining 40 points over the weekend. Kayden Milne is more than assured his position at the Youth World Championship in August in the UK with a total of 52 points and a lead of 48 points from the nearest rival. Kayden is also ranked third on the DPNZ Winmau main rankings.
DPNZ would just like to thank Winmau, Sporting Good Specialists, Sun City Darts Assn, PDC, Dart Connect, for all your support and help.