Quartet secure World Championship qualification!


Seigo Asada, Yordi Meeuwisse, Darius Labanauskas and Daniel Larsson have become the latest players to secure their qualification for the 2019 William Hill World Darts Championship.

Asada sealed his Alexandra Palace return after winning the Professional Darts Japan qualifier in Tokyo, seeing off Shingo Enomata 5-1 in the final. The Japanese World Cup of Darts star defeated Australian qualifier Gordon Mathers on his World Championship debut twelve months ago, before losing out to eventual champion Rob Cross.

Yordi Meeuwisse will make his PDC World Championship debut in December, after coming through a 122-man field at the Western Europe qualifier in Zwolle. Meeuwisse held a PDC Tour card in 2016-2017 and has competed in several European Tour events over recent years.

The Dutchman also reached the semi-final of a Challenge Tour event earlier this year, and he performed superbly throughout the qualifier; recording a 6-3 win overĀ Fabian Roosenbrand in the final to confirm his qualification.

Elsewhere, Darius Labanauskas and Daniel Larsson will also make their Alexandra Palace debuts at the World Championship after finishing in the top two places on the PDC Nordic and Baltic Order of Merit.

Former BDO star Labanauskas has enjoyed an impressive debut year on the PDC circuit; qualifying for six European Tour events whilst also winning two Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour events, which saw the Lithuanian top the Order of Merit table.

Larsson, who has twice represented Sweden at the PDC World Cup of Darts, also clinched a brace of victories on the Nordic and Baltic circuit to guarantee second spot on the Order of Merit, just edging out Finland World Cup duo Marko Kantele and Kim Viljanen.

This year’s event will be the biggest World Championship in history, with the introduction of 24 further qualifiers ensuring the field increases to 96 competitors. In addition to this, for the first time in PDC history- the tournament will include two female qualifiers.

Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

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