Mal Cuming will make his Cazoo World Darts Championship debut in December after winning Sunday’s DPA Winmau Oceanic Masters.

The Melbourne ace defeated Gordon Mathers 2-1 in sets in the final, and having made his World Series of Darts debut with appearances the NSW Darts Masters and New Zealand Darts Masters in August the 46-year-old will now compete in the sport’s biggest event.

Mathers had landed a ten-darter to win the second set’s deciding leg – after losing the first 3-1 – but Cuming responded to claim the third without reply to take the title.

Having come through the round-robin phase with two wins from his three matches, Cuming then defeated youngster Brandon Weening, former World Championship qualifier David Platt and New Zealand’s Haupai Puha on his way to the final.

The DPA’s final weekend of 2022 also saw Tim Pusey win Friday’s DPA Daley Darts Kyle Anderson Memorial Trophy event and Saturday’s Pirate Life Doubles Matchplay won by New Zealanders Mark Cleaver and Stu Irwin.

The DartPlayers Australia circuit will resume in 2023, with ten Pro Tour events to be held on five double-header weekends in Warilla.

Events will be held on February 18-19, March 18-19, May 27-28, July 8-9 and September 15-16, with the eventual Pro Tour champion qualifying for the 2023/24 World Championship.

2022 DPA Winmau Oceanic Masters
Sunday October 23
Last 16

Gordon Mathers 6-1 Tim Pusey
Bailey Marsh 6-4 David Cairns
Mark Cleaver 6-2 Slik Herewini
Jamie Browne 6-0 Mark Wortley
Haupai Puha 6-1 Stu Irwin
Joshua Walters 6-2 Jamie Roberts
Mal Cuming 6-4 Brandon Weening
David Platt 6-1 Howard Jones

Gordon Mathers 6-2 Bailey Marsh
Mark Cleaver 6-2 Jamie Browne
Haupai Puha 6-2 Joshua Walters
Mal Cuming 6-3 David Platt

Gordon Mathers 6-2 Mark Cleaver
Mal Cuming 6-4 Haupai Puha

Mal Cuming 2-1 Gordon Mathers (3-1, 2-3, 3-0)


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