MARK CLEAVER, TV debutant Darren Herewini and Rob Modra have secured places in the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB and Burger King, after winning through the DPNZ Qualifiers at the Swanson RSA.

Cleaver, who previously competed in the PDC World Series of Darts event in Auckland in 2015, will make his second appearance on the big stage after winning Thursday's Qualifier One.

The 49-year-old plasterer from Stratford (pictured) defeated James Bailey, Tahuna Irwin, Mike Day and Ben Robb to reach the final, where he defeated Australia's Modra 6-3.

Darren Herewini, a 25-year-old sprinkler technician from Porirua near Wellington, will make his TV debut in next week's tournament after he claimed success in Friday's Qualifier Two.

Herewini defeated Mike Keen, Casey Matthews, Tahuna Irwin and Clinton Bridge on his way to the final, where he saw off experienced Kiwi Koha Kokiri - who recently qualified for both the Unibet Melbourne Darts Masters and TABtouch Perth Darts Masters - with a 6-4 win.

Kokiri was also left disappointed in Saturday's final DPNZ Qualifier as he lost in a deciding leg in the final to Rob Modra, the 45-year-old from Adelaide.

Modra, who pushed Gary Anderson to a deciding leg in their first round tie in Auckland two years ago, whitewashed both Ben Robb and Vinnie Adams and defeated Haupai Puha and Landon Gardiner for the loss of two legs in each game before edging past Kokiri.

The trio complete the field of Oceanic Representatives for the third Auckland Darts Masters, alongside Australian duo Kyle Anderson and Corey Cadby and Kiwi trio Cody Harris, Rob Szabo and Warren Parry.

The Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB and Burger King, will be held from August 11-13 at the Trusts Arena. For tickets, visit

Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB and Burger King
Qualifier One
Thursday August 3, Swanson RSA

Rob Modra 4-1 John Kelly
Darren Herewini 4-1 Clinton Bridge
Mark Cleaver 4-0 Mike Day
Ben Rob 4-1 Monty Tuhua

Rob Modra 5-3 Darren Herewini
Mark Cleaver 5-1 Ben Robb

Mark Cleaver 6-3 Rob Modra

Qualifier Two
Friday August 4, Swanson RSA

Koha Kokiri 4-2 Mike Day
Jason Ladbrook 4-3 Rob Modra
Clinton Bridge 4-0 Ben Robb
Darren Herewini 4-3 Tahuna Irwin

Koha Kokiri 5-0 Jason Ladbrook
Darren Herewini 4-1 Clinton Bridge

Darren Herewini 6-4 Koha Kokiri

Qualifier Three
Saturday August 5, Swanson RSA

John Kelly 4-1 Selwyn Robson
Koha Kokiri 4-2 Mick Lacey
Landon Gardiner 4-0 John Hurring
Rob Modra 4-2 Haupai Puha

Koha Kokiri 5-0 John Kelly
Rob Modra 5-2 Landon Gardiner

Rob Modra 6-5 Koha Kokiri

Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King - Final Field
PDC Representatives

Gary Anderson
Peter Wright
James Wade
Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld
Michael Smith
Simon Whitlock
Daryl Gurney

Oceanic Representatives
Invited Players: Kyle Anderson & Cody Harris
Top two players from 2017 DPNZ Rankings: Rob Szabo & Warren Parry
DPA Qualifier: Corey Cadby
DPNZ Qualifiers: Mark Cleaver, Darren Herewini, Rob Modra

The Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King, will be held from August 11-13 at the Trusts Arena. For tickets, visit

The Unibet Melbourne Darts Masters will take place from August 18-20 at the Hisense Arena. For tickets, visit or call 132 849. Order Season Tickets - including $120 Tiered Seat season ticket - via this link.

The TABtouch Perth Darts Masters will be held from August 25-27 at HBF Stadium. For tickets visit and