Q-School Day Two- Results and Report.

James Richardson

James Richardson was among one of the four players to secure tour-cards on day two at Q-School in Wigan on Thursday. Jonathan Worsley, Ted Evetts and Ryan Meikle also attained tour-cards, as qualifying school reaches its halfway point at the Robin Park Tennis Centre.

Richardson, who rose to prominence courtesy of a first-round World Championship victory over Five-Time world champion Raymond van Barneveld in December 2011, has endured a difficult few years on the circuit.

However, ‘Ruthless’ lived up to his nickname today, to guarantee his spot on the PDC Pro Tour until 2018.┬áRichardson made a strong start to his campaign, dropping just three legs in defeating both Rhys Hayden and Damian Smith, to progress to the last 64.

Ross Smith, who recorded a nine-darter yesterday, awaited at this stage, but Richardson prevailed 5-3, before reaching the last eight, courtesy of successive deciding leg wins over Luke Woodhouse and Steve Brown.

Richardson faced the Sunpark Masters winner Yordi Meeuwisse in the decisive last eight clash, but ‘Ruthless’ produced a tremendous performance to defeat the Dutchman 5-2 and reclaim his tour card.

The veteran Dennis Smith was denied an automatic tour-card after losing to Ryan Meikle at the final hurdle. Meikle, a 19-year-old from East Anglia, is an unknown quantity in PDC terms, but he recorded a string of fine victories to secure his tour card, including a 5-4 win over former World-finalist Kirk Shepherd in the last 32.

Meikle also defeated Par Riihonen, Craig Lewis, Ben Adams and Jason Marriot, to set up a decisive last eight clash against ‘Smiffy’; a World Championship semi-finalist over 16 years ago. However, experience didn’t prevail on this occasion, as Meikle triumphed 5-4 to record a potentially life-changing victory.

Jonathan Worsley was the third player to secure an automatic tour-card on day two. Worsley began his campaign in the last 512, but he eased through to the last 32, dropping just seven legs in beating David Wilson, Jack Hill, James Welding and Tony Newell.

In the last 32, Worsley dispatched Croatia’s number one, Robert Marijanovic 5-2, before securing a coveted tour-card by virtue of successive 5-4 victories. The 31-year-old defeated former Lakeside semi-finalist Brian Woods in the last 16, before defeating Matthew Dennant 5-4 in a decisive last eight tussle.

However, the biggest story of the day was the performance of 18-year-old Ted Evetts, who defied the odds to secure a tour-card. Evetts, who reached the last 80 at the 2015 World Masters, showed astonishing composure by overcoming four last-leg deciders to win eight matches throughout the course of the day.

He kicked off his campaign with victories of John Newland and Swen Gewalt, before edging past Richard Bailie 5-4 to progress through to the last 64 stage. The 18-year-old defeated Jamie Ellam 5-3 to record his fourth victory of the day, before winning another last-leg decider against former World Championship participant, Finland’s Marko Kantele.

In the last 16, Evetts faced 2006 UK Open finalist Barrie Bates, but he remained unfazed and triumphed in a nail-biting ninth and deciding leg. The Warwickshire ace faced Darron Brown in the pivotal last eight tie, and he held his nerve once more, prevailing by virtue of his third successive deciding-leg victory.

However, whilst it was a day of the underdogs in terms of the automatic card-winners, a number of high-profile players enjoyed good runs, putting themselves in pole position to receive tour cards via the Q-School Order of Merit. Dennis Smith reached the last eight, whilst Barrie Bates, Steve Brown and Brian Woods were all beaten in the last 16.

Nevertheless, a number of other big names suffered premature exits. Peter Manley was beaten 5-1 in the opening round for the second day in succession, whilst former BDO number 3 Jeffrey De Graaf was beaten 5-3 by Darron Brown in the last 256.

Former World-Youth champions James Hubbard and Arron Monk were both dumped out in the last 256, whilst 2005 World Championship finalist Mark Dudbridge was beaten 5-4 by Dick van Dijk at the same stage.

Q-School is a brutal entity; the format is gruelling, and reputations mean nothing to the younger crop of players coming through. A number of established players will have to produce some top performances if they are to remain on the PDC circuit in the coming years.

2016 PDC Qualifying School
Day Two – Thursday January 14

Last 256

Michael Power 5-4 John Court
Lee Moffat 5-4 Greg Beard
Steven Smith 5-4 Trevor Burkhill
Robert Marijanovic 5-3 Steve Hine
Kai Gotthardt 5-0 Ian Moar
Tony Newell 5-0 Matthew Twyford
Jonathan Worsley 5-3 Jack Hill
James Welding 5-3 Jon Jukes
Lee Watts 5-4 John Power
Bernd Roith 5-4 Jordan Patterson
Brian Woods 5-3 Ben Simpson
Mike Norton 5-3 Antonio Alcinas
Joey Palfreyman 5-0 Colin Littlecott
Harry Robinson 5-2 John Gibson
John Porter 5-3 Jamie Landon
Marc Dewsbury 5-2 Barry Tyler
Ryan De Vreede 5-3 Darrell Claydon
Mick Todd 5-3 Kevin Morley
Sean Johnson 5-1 Ritchie Edhouse
Ernie Brown 5-3 Anthony Lopez
Peter Hudson 5-3 Nick Jones
Tony Cole 5-1 James Smith
Dick van Dijk 5-4 Mark Dudbridge
Rob Modra 5-2 Dave Honey Jnr
Kurt Parry 5-0 Vernon Walsh
Nigel Daniels 5-4 Robert McKenzie
Matthew Dennant 5-3 Sam Head
Martin Lukeman 5-1 Duvaan Ata
Mark Walsh 5-2 Kevin Bambrick
Nigel Lamb 5-0 Steve Perkins
Sam Guest 5-3 Michael Blake
Ian Walters 5-2 Coni Singh Nagi
Michael Beal 5-3 Rob Holroyd
Chris Quantock 5-3 David Adshead
Paul Boyle 5-4 Robert Rickwood
Yuji Eguchi 5-1 Michael Barnard
Kevin Simm 5-0 Raymond Balbach
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-0 Steve Randall
Vincent Kamphuis 5-4 Jerry Hendriks
Mareno Michels 5-0 Jordan Johnston
Daniel Smith 5-3 Marios Georgiou
Aden Kirk 5-3 Stephen Gallimore
Richie Howson 5-3 Peter Martin
Colin Fowler 5-2 Andreas Hajimina
Rhys Griffin 5-1 Keith Moore
Terry Temple 5-0 Jason Tarry
Scott Darbyshire 5-3 David Dodds
Nick Fullwell 5-0 Tommy Legius
Campbell Jackson 5-1 Kentaro Suzuki
Matt Clark 5-1 Lee Cusworth
Steve Brown 5-3 Richard Boucher
Daniel Starkey 5-1 David Jamieson
Adam Huckvale 5-3 Chris Hill
Steve Turner 5-1 Wayne Crossley
Mark Lawrence 5-0 Michael Ganz
Dave Honey 5-2 John Crossley
Luke Woodhouse 5-2 Mark Stephenson
Joshua Clements 5-1 James Hubbard
Kevin Dowling 5-2 Barry Tym
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-2 Kevin Garcia
Ross Smith 5-2 Rene Eidams
David Fatum 5-2 Kevin Lane
James Richardson 5-2 Rhys Hayden
Damian Smth 5-3 Glenn Fitzpatrick
Paul Bettney 5-4 Dan Read
Daniel P Smith 5-2 David Marson
Lars Reinecke 5-2 Eddie White
Richard Hosey 5-0 Ciaran Sullivan
Matt Padgett 5-3 Martyn Turner
Mick McGowan 5-1 Paul Osmotherley
Mark Hylton 5-1 Karl Merchant
Darron Brown 5-3 Jeffrey De Graaf
John Michael 5-0 Paul Murray
Jeffrey van de Ven 5-2 Simon Preston
Sean Ryan 5-3 Shane Harvey
Mark Wilson 5-2 Ian Withers
Michael Burgoine 5-3 Arron Monk
Dave Ladley 5-3 Daniel Lee
Stuart Stubbs 5-2 Lewis Cracknell
Shaun Lovett 5-4 Jamie Guilfoyle
Kelvin Hart 5-4 Fabian Herz
Martin Thomas 5-3 Roger Scrivens
Andrew Johnson 5-3 Marvin Wehder
Barrie Bates 5-0 Lee Dimmock
Rhys Jackson 5-4 Darren Mawer
Dyson Parody 5-3 Adam Hunt
Ron Meulenkamp 5-1 Peter Evison
Mark Barilli 5-1 Ryan Short
John Glover 5-3 Ray Campbell
Jamie Ellam 5-0 Robert Townsend
Ted Evetts 5-2 Swen Gewalt
Richard Baillie 5-2 Allan Candlish
Harry Ward 5-2 James Kerwick
Marko Kantele 5-1 Bartosz Ceglowski
Ryan Palmer 5-2 Stephen Limer
Daniel Ayres 5-2 Derek Brand
Zoran Lerchbacher 5-4 David Place
Lee Evans 5-0 Pete Dyos
Richard North 5-1 Warrick Scheffer
Brett Claydon 5-3 Ewan Hyslop
Yuki Yamada 5-2 Steve Atkinson
Per Laursen 5-4 Thom Humphrey
Scott Taylor 5-2 Tony Randell
Michel van der Horst 5-4 Peter Mitchell
Mike Symes 5-4 Aaron Stevens
Joshua Richardson 5-1 Robert Lightfoot
Leo Hendriks 5-4 Joey Ten Berge
Dennis Smith 5-2 Gary Stone
Tomas Seyler 5-1 Ryan Harrington
Michael Dawson 5-1 Dylan Duo
Stuart Harding 5-2 Michel Furlani
Mark Oosterhuis 5-3 Paul Carr
Alan Wilkinson 5-2 Andrew Wood
Ashley Holgate 5-4 Jeffrey Bekema
Richie Walsh 5-4 Michael Baynham
Jason Marriott 5-4 Paul Goodwin
Phil Smith 5-1 Mark Breakspear
Kevin Thomas 5-1 Robert Owen
Jay Foreman 5-2 Terry Creed
Christopher Dale 5-1 Justin Bradshaw
Kirk Shepherd 5-2 Dean Moss
Darren Weaver 5-4 David Evans
Callum Loose 5-1 Lee Whitworth
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-2 Michael Harrison
Keith Rooney 5-3 Scott Dale
Craig Lewis 5-3 Mark Baxter
Ben Adams 5-1 Steve Kingdon
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Par Riihonen

Last 128
Michael Power 5-2 Lee Moffat
Robert Marijanovic 5-2 Steven Smith
Tony Newell 5-2 Kai Gotthardt
Jonathan Worsley 5-2 James Welding
Lee Watts 5-2 Bernd Roith
Brian Woods 5-1 Mike Norton
Joey Palfreyman 5-2 Harry Robinson
Marc Dewsbury 5-1 John Porter
Ryan De Vreede 5-4 Mick Todd
Sean Johnson 5-3 Ernie Brown
Peter Hudson 5-0 Tony Cole
Dick van Dijk 5-3 Rob Modra
Nigel Daniels 5-4 Kurt Parry
Matthew Dennant 5-4 Martin Lukeman
Nigel Lamb 5-4 Mark Walsh
Ian Walters 5-2 Sam Guest
Chris Quantock 5-4 Michael Beal
Paul Boyle 5-1 Yuji Eguchi
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-3 Kevin Simm
Vincent Kamphuis 5-3 Mareno Michels
Aden Kirk 5-3 Daniel Smith
Colin Fowler 5-4 Richie Howson
Terry Temple 5-3 Rhys Griffin
Nick Fullwell 5-3 Scott Darbyshire
Matt Clark 5-3 Campbell Jackson
Steve Brown 5-1 Daniel Starkey
Adam Huckvale 5-4 Steve Turner
Mark Lawrence 5-4 Dave Honey
Luke Woodhouse 5-3 Joshua Clements
Kevin Dowling 5-3 Roxy-James Rodriguez
Ross Smith 5-3 David Fatum
James Richardson 5-1 Damian Smith
Paul Bettany 5-0 Daniel P Smith
Richard Hosey 5-0 Lars Reinecke
Mick McGowan 5-3 Matt Padgett
Darron Brown 5-1 Mark Hylton
John Michael 5-2 Jeffrey van de Ven
Mark Wilson 5-2 Sean Ryan
Dave Ladley 5-3 Michael Burgoine
Shaun Lovett 5-4 Stuart Stubbs
Martin Thomas 5-2 Kelvin Hart
Barrie Bates 5-3 Andrew Johnson
Dyson Parody 5-1 Rhys Jackson
Mark Barilli 5-1 Ron Meulenkamp
Jamie Ellam 5-4 John Glover
Ted Evetts 5-4 Richard Baillie
Marko Kantele 5-1 Harry Ward
Ryan Palmer 5-3 Daniel Ayres
Lee Evans 5-2 Zoran Lerchbacher
Richard North 5-3 Brett Claydon
Yuki Yamada 5-4 Per Laursen
Scott Taylor 5-1 Michel van der Horst
Mike Symes 5-1 Joshua Richardson
Dennis Smith 5-4 Leo Hendriks
Michael Dawson 5-1 Tomas Seyler
Mark Oosterhuis 5-3 Stuart Harding
Ashley Holgate 5-3 Alan Wilkinson
Jason Marriott 5-0 Richie Walsh
Kevin Thomas 5-1 Phil Smith
Jay Foreman 5-1 Chris Dale
Kirk Shepherd 5-4 Darren Weaver
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-4 Callum Loose
Craig Lewis 5-3 Keith Rooney
Ryan Meikle 5-4 Ben Adams

Last 64
Robert Marijanovic 5-2 Michael Power
Jonathan Worsley 5-1 Tony Newell
Brian Woods 5-4 Lee Watts
Marc Dewsbury 5-4 Joey Palfreyman
Ryan De Vreede 5-3 Sean Johnson
Peter Hudson 5-2 Dick van Dijk
Matthew Dennant 5-3 Nigel Daniels
Nigel Lamb 5-4 Ian Walters
Chris Quantock 5-0 Paul Boyle
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-2 Vincent Kamphuis
Aden Kirk 5-4 Colin Fowler
Terry Temple 5-2 Nick Fullwell
Steve Brown 5-4 Matt Clark
Adam Huckvale 5-3 Mark Lawrence
Luke Woodhouse 5-3 Kevin Dowling
James Richardson 5-3 Ross Smith
Paul Bettany 5-2 Richard Hosey
Darron Brown 5-1 Mick McGowan
John Michael 5-0 Mark Wilson
Dave Ladley 5-2 Shaun Lovett
Barrie Bates 5-4 Martin Thomas
Mark Barilli 5-4 Dyson Parody
Ted Evetts 5-3 Jamie Ellam
Marko Kantele 5-2 Ryan Palmer
Lee Evans 5-4 Richard North
Scott Taylor 5-3 Yuki Yamada
Dennis Smith 5-3 Mike Symes
Michael Dawson 5-4 Mark Oosterhuis
Jason Marriott 5-2 Ashley Holgate
Kevin Thomas 5-2 Jay Foreman
Kirk Shepherd 5-3 Thanawat Gaweenuntawong
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Craig Lewis

Last 32
Jonathan Worsley 5-2 Robert Marijanovic
Brian Woods 5-3 Marc Dewsbury
Peter Hudson 5-0 Ryan De Vreede
Matthew Dennant 5-4 Nigel Lamb
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-4 Chris Quantock
Aden Kirk 5-4 Terry Temple
Steve Brown 5-0 Adam Huckvale
James Richardson 5-4 Luke Woodhouse
Darron Brown 5-3 Paul Bettany
John Michael 5-0 Dave Ladley
Barrie Bates 5-1 Mark Barilli
Ted Evetts 5-4 Marko Kantele
Lee Evans 5-3 Scott Taylor
Dennis Smith 5-3 Michael Dawson
Jason Marriott 5-4 Kevin Thomas
Ryan Meikle 5-4 Kirk Shepherd

Last 16
Jonathan Worsley 5-4 Brian Woods
Matthew Dennant 5-4 Peter Hudson
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-4 Aden Kirk
James Richardson 5-4 Steve Brown
Darron Brown 5-4 John Michael
Ted Evetts 5-4 Barrie Bates
Dennis Smith 5-4 Lee Evans
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Jason Marriott

Last Eight
Jonathan Worsley 5-4 Matthew Dennant
James Richardson 5-2 Yordi Meeuwisse
Ted Evetts 5-4 Darron Brown
Ryan Meikle 5-4 Dennis Smith

Tour Card Winners
Jonathan Worsley
James Richardson
Ted Evetts
Ryan Meikle



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