Darren Penhall and Jeremy Fagg shared the titles on day one and both players were looking to gain two more titles on the second day of events
Sunday morning saw David Williams break the stranglehold of the top four over the weekend when he defeated GG Mathers in a final deciding leg. In their quarter final match. The other three from the day before semi finals made it through yet again, Mal Cuming winning his own final lge decider against Daniel Pearson, Jeremy Fagg putting pay to the Bill Aitken challenge 5-3 (his third victory against him at this stage of the weekend) and Darren Penhall continuing his domination of opponents with a 5-0 victory over local star John Bunyard.
The semi finals saw Penhall stop the challenge of Williams 5-3 whilst Cuming and Fagg went to another deciding leg, this time Cuming stopping Fagg’s run for three from three finals across the weekend with the 5-4 win.
The final saw Penhall open in 16 darts, break in 15, after Cuming missed out on 24, and then hold throw in 15 darts before Cuming finally held throw with a magnificent 12 darter, including a 151 finish. Penhall then struggled to hold his own throw but Cuming was far enough behind to not really challenge his opponent in the leg and Penhall was soon a leg away from another event victory, He had more success in the next leg, breaking the Cuming throw with another 15 darter. The 5-1 win put Penhall back in the winners circle after his slip up the night before in that final against Jeremy Fagg.
The final proseries event of the season was fought out on Sunday afternoon. With Mathers not playing the final event it meant that Bill Aitken was decoupled from Jeremy Fagg in the quarterfinals and thanks to that he was able to progress through that stage with a 5-3 win over Terrance Insley. Mal Cuming defeated another local, in Clayton Collins, 5-3, whilst Jeremy Fagg took out Daniel Pearson 5-3. Penhall continued on his winning ways by defeating David Cairns 5-3a at the same stage.
The semi finals were both one sided affair with Penhall eliminating Aitken and Fagg defeating Cuming, both scorelines finishing 5-1. Fagg was the man who celebrated at season’s end with a 5-0 whitewash over the series number one player Penhall. An opening 15 darter and 12 dart break of throw put Fagg well ahead and he did not give Penhall a chance in leg three and when his opponent busted 32 Fagg pounced with a 112 checkout. He then threw a 16 dart hold of throw to clean up the match and see the event tally between he and Penhall finish at 2-2 across the weekend.
Thus Penhall was officially crowned DPA number one. In doing so he no longer can play in the Oceanic Masters and thus has opted to not attend in October. This meant that another position for the Australian DPA team opened up. Afterwards it was confirmed that the following players are taking on the best of DPNZ in October at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club:
Captain Daniel Sim
Reserve 1- Mitchell Clegg
Reserve 2-Bill Aitken