It is great to see two New Zealand men qualify to play in the Lakeside World Professional Championships. Both Craig Caldwell and Mark McGrath will play in the preliminary draw to get to the last 32 of the main draw. I think this is the first time that two New Zealand men will appear together at these championships so is rather unique for New Zealand darts. A reflection of the high standards our better players are achieving. Craig earned his place by topping the NZ ranking lists with some great domestic results and Mark by winning a qualifying event held in England prior to the Winmau Masters. If they can win their first two games they would end up playing each other. The link above shows the preliminary draw.
Craig plays Dennis Harbour of England in his first game and Mark plays Roger Janseen of Belgium.
If any reader can recall another occasion where two male NZ players have played in the same year at this event please record in the comments.