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Regnaud and Garing victorious at WDF Canterbury Classic

Nicole Regnaud claimed her 11th career WDF ranking title at the start of February as New Zealand kicked off their slate of 2024 WDF events with the Silver-graded Cantebury Classic.

Regnaud, who made her Lakeside debut last December, strengthened her case for a return to 'The Home of World Darts' with an impressive run to the title in Christchurch.

After coming through the group stage, Regnaud defeat Katie Martin in the Last 16. 'Renegade' won that game 4-0 and followed it up with successive last-leg decider triumphs over Tara Mears and Desi Mercer to reach the final.

There, Regnaud took on Lisa Waerehu. Waerehu, who is committed to doing more of the WDF tour in 2024 after overcoming some health issues in 2023, had beaten the likes of Mary-Anne Teinaki and Victoria Monaghan to reach the title decider but she was no match for Regnaud, with the 24-year-old running out a 5-0 winner.

With Haupai Puha now a PDC Tour Card Holder and Ben Robb not in action, Lakeside quarter-finalist Jonny Tata went into the Men's Canterbury Classic as top seed and title favourite. He was beaten in Last 32 though in a tournament that proved to be completely wide open.

In the end it was Tony Carmichael, the inaugural Cantebury Classic winner, and Hayden Garing that got through to the final.

Garing was the one that came out on top, following up a 5-4 semi-final victory over Darren Dummigan by beating Carmichael 6-4 to claim the title. 

Tags: WDF New Zealand