MARK CLEAVER and Haupai Puha are to gain further World Series of Darts experience after winning the DPNZ Qualifiers to secure spots in Brisbane and Melbourne respectively.

Cleaver (pictured) has previously competed twice in the Auckland Darts Masters, and will now return to the big stage at the inaugural Brisbane Darts Masters.

Puha will make his big-stage debut at August's Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King, and will then travel to Australia to compete in the Melbourne Darts Masters.

Emerging star Puha overcame experienced Warren Parry 6-3 in the final of the DPNZ's qualifier for the Melbourne event in Invercargill.

He also saw off former Auckland Darts Masters qualifier Darren Herewini and 2018 World Championship qualifier Bernie Smith in the latter stages to seal his place at the Hisense Arena from August 10-12.

Puha came close to securing a spot in a third World Series tournament when he reached the final of the knockout for the Brisbane Darts Masters.

However, he was edged out 6-5 by Cleaver, who also saw off Parry in a deciding leg in the semi-finals.

Tahuna Irwin, who has qualified for both the Auckland Darts Masters and William Hill World Darts Championship in the past week, was a semi-finalist in the Brisbane Darts Masters only to lose out to Puha.

Irwin, though, completed a memorable week in Invercargill with qualification for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship later in 2018.

The final four places in the Melbourne Darts Masters and Brisbane Darts Masters will be confirmed at the DPA Qualifiers in Warilla from July 22-25.

The Auckland Darts Masters will be held from August 3-5 at the Trusts Arena. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.co.nz.

The Melbourne Darts Masters will be held from August 10-12 at the Hisense Arena. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

The Brisbane Darts Masters will be held from August 17-19 at the BCEC. For tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au.

The World Series of Darts Finals will take place from November 2-4 at the Multiversum in Schwechat, Vienna, Austria. For tickets, visit www.pdc-europe.tv.

Auckland Darts Masters
August 3-5, Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Competing Players
PDC Representatives: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld
Oceanic Representatives: Corey Cadby, Cody Harris, Warren Parry, Haupai Puha, Tim Pusey, Tahuna Irwin, Mark McGrath, John Hurring

Melbourne Darts Masters
August 10-12, Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Competing Players
PDC Representatives: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld
Oceanic Representatives: Corey Cadby, Tim Pusey, Raymond Smith, Haupai Puha, four Qualifiers (July 22-25, Warilla)

Brisbane Darts Masters
August 17-19, BCEC, Brisbane, Australia
Competing Players
PDC Representatives: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld
Oceanic Representatives: Corey Cadby, Tim Pusey, Raymond Smith, Mark Cleaver, four Qualifiers (July 22-25, Warilla)

Melbourne Darts Masters Qualifiers
Quarter-Finals

Warren Parry 4-2 Rob Szabo
Ben Robb 4-1 Mike Keen
Bernie Smith 4-2 John Hurring
Haupai Puha 4-1 Darren Herewini

Semi-Finals
Warren Parry 5-3 Ben Robb
Haupai Puha 5-0 Bernie Smith

Final
Haupai Puha 6-3 Warren Parry

Brisbane Darts Masters Qualifier
Quarter-Finals

Haupai Puha 4-2 John Hurring
Tahuna Irwin 4-3 Rob Szabo
Mark Cleaver 4-2 Ben Robb
Warren Parry 4-2 Bernie Smith

Semi-Finals
Haupai Puha 5-3 Tahuna Irwin
Mark Cleaver 5-4 Warren Parry

Final
Mark Cleaver 6-5 Haupai Puha