HERE is the story of the 2018 Auckland Darts Masters told in pictures from The Trusts Arena.
Photos courtesy of Raghavan Venugopal/Photosport.
Passionate New Zealand darts fans flocked to the Auckland spectacle.
Simon Whitlock survived a scare to see off Corey Cadby's late replacement Ben Robb 6-5.
Mark McGrath savours the moment with the Kiwi crowd after his shock 6-4 win over Michael Smith.
Haupai Puha and Kyle Anderson were in generous mood after their entertaining clash.
Peter Wright marked the occasion by painting two kiwis on the side of his head.
Kiwi youngster Tahuna Irwin shares a joke with Wright ahead of their match.
Michael van Gerwen creeps up on Cody Harris after his 6-2 win over the New Zealand ace.
Simon Whitlock was delighted with his 10-7 win over Rob Cross.
Raymond van Barneveld consoles Mark McGrath after his quarter-final win.
Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson share a laugh after the Dutchman's 10-4 victory.
Raymond van Barneveld salutes the 'Barney Army' after reaching before beating Simon Whitlock in their semi-final.
Serious business for Van Gerwen and Wright ahead of their final four showdown.
Van Gerwen recorded a comfortable 11-4 win over Van Barneveld in the final.
The Dutch pair pose for photos with their trophies.
MVG can't resist a selfie with his first ever Auckland Darts Masters title.
Van Gerwen salutes the Auckland crowd before departing the stage with the trophy.