Canterbury's Ben Robb and Southland's Desi Mercer won the South Island Masters Open singles at Invercargill, NZ this weekend.
Hosted by the NZDC, Robb beat Kapi Mana's Darren Herewini 6-1 in the final, registering a 96.16 average in the process. Robb's win sees him move into joint second on the rolling regional New Zealand table alongside runner-up Herewini, behind Mark McGrath who still maintains top spot despite an early exit in the last 16 to Jason Ladbrook.
The semi-finals saw Robb edge out Southland's Warren Parry 5-4, whilst Herewini beat Taranaki's Mark Cleaver 5-1.
The ladies event saw Southland's Desi Mercer beat Marlborough's Kalita Rickerby 5-2 to confirm her place in the 2019 Winmau World Masters alongside Sha Hohpia, Wendy Harper and Judy Fenton, who had previously qualified.
Wendy Harper was knocked out in the semi-final stages 4-2 by Rickerby, with Mercer beating Otago's Taina Clark by the same 4-2 scoreline to claim her place in the final.
Full results available here