James Wade and Simon Whitlock experienced mixed fortunes during tournaments in Australia and New Zealand.
World number six Wade enjoyed runs to a final, semi-final and quarter-final, while Australian ace Whitlock’s best showing was a quarter-final placing in Auckland.
The trio of tournaments, which followed World Series events in Japan and Dubai, kicked off in Perth, where Wade claimed his best result.
‘The Machine’ reached the final after defeating Peter Wright and world number one Michael van Gerwen but was denied glory by Phil Taylor.
A week later in Sydney, Wade lost out to Wright in the last eight but came out on top when the pair met again at the same stage in Auckland, where the left-hander had beaten Paul Nicholson in the last 16.
Wade missed out on a second final appearance of the trip after suffering defeat at the hands of Raymond van Barneveld in the semis.
Whitlock’s highlight was his victory over Stephen Bunting in Auckland but Taylor put paid to the world number ten’s chances of progressing further.
Both players were received exceptionally well by crowds in all three cities. The events were screened to millions of viewers worldwide. The line-up for the World Series Finals will be announced in due course.