After 3 days of competition the 2016 Central and Taranaki Open Titles were taken back to Palmerston North. The Mens open was won by top seed Jason van der Walt who defeated Stephen Bennett 11/8 14/12 11/8 in the final. Jason beat Brandon Keenan in the semis 3/1 and Stephen beat Nick Stretton 3/1
The Womens Open top seed and favourite to take the Tamsyn Leevey was defeated on the day in 5. The young and talented Kaitlyn Watts beat Tamsyn Leevey 6/11 8/11 11/6 11/2 12/10. Kaitlyn prooves time and again she produces her best games as the underdog.