August 13, 2019

Mark McGrath won his first title of 2019 with a 6-4 win over AJ Te Kira Jnr, who had a great tournament with wins over Mike Day, Tahuna Irwin before meeting Darren Herewini, who currently heads the NZ regional table, in the semi-finals.

McGrath beat Mark Cleaver 5-1 in the semi-final and Deon Toki 4-1 in the quarter final stages.

McGrath’s win sees him move to within 12 points of Herewini on the seasonal NZ table with just one more tournament left which counts towards World Championship Qualification on New Zealand's regional table.

The ladies event saw Tina Osborne claim victory for the second time this season. Her win came at the expense of Shar Maru-Habib, winning the final 5-3. 2018 Champion Judy Fenton lost 4-1 in the quarter final stages to Jane Harrington, with Harrington then losing 4-2in the semi-finals to eventual winner Osborne.

Maru-Habib had confident wins over Wendy Harper in the last eight, and Jo Steed in the semi’s, before missing out on her first BDO title to Osborne.


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