Raymond van Barneveld secured his return to the professional darting circuit on a thrilling fourth and final day of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools, as former Lakeside winner Scott Mitchell and Russia’s Boris Koltsov clinched outright Tour Cards on Wednesday afternoon.Continue reading “Q-School: Van Barneveld, Mitchell & Baggish claim Tour Cards on dramatic final day”
Florian Hempel and Jake Jones were the latest two players secure Tour Cards as Final Stage of the 2021 PDC Qualifying School continued on Tuesday afternoon.Continue reading “PDC Q-School: Hempel & Jones clinch Tour Cards on Day Three”
Geert Nentjes and Jason Heaver became the latest players to claim automatic Tour Cards on day two of the PDC Qualifying Schools Final Stage on Monday, as Raymond van Barneveld edged closer to a return following a semi-final showing in Germany.Continue reading “PDC Q-School: Nentjes & Heaver triumph on Day Two”
Kirk Shepherd and Geert De Vos became the first Tour Card winners of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools as the Final Stage began in the UK and Europe on Sunday.Continue reading “PDC Q-Schools 2021: Shepherd & De Vos claim Tour Cards”
Adam Gawlas and Richard Veenstra were among the first eight players to advance to the Final Stage of PDC Qualifying School via Stage1A on Monday afternoon, as Raymond van Barneveld made his highly-anticipated return to the sport.Continue reading “PDC Q-Schools 2021: Day One Report!”
The margins between success and failure within any sport are extremely slender, although in darts these margins can be defined by the width of a wire – the difference between achieving your destiny or being condemned to heartbreak.Continue reading “Brutal Q-School thwarts several big name stars”
Jeff Smith, Aaron Beeney and Karel Sedláček were the latest three players to secure automatic PDC Tour Cards on Day Three at Qualifying School, as Seigo Asada, Darryl Fitton, Paul Nicholson and Andy Hamilton enjoyed strong runs to set up a dramatic conclusion on Sunday.Continue reading “PDC Qualifying School – Day Three Report and latest standings”
Four-time women’s world champion Lisa Ashton came within one leg of making darting history in her bid to become the first female to win a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School, although ‘The Lancashire Rose’ remains in a strong position following her heroics in Wigan on Friday afternoon.Continue reading “Awesome Ashton agonisingly close to Q School history!”
There will be a record number of players competing at both the UK and European PDC Qualifying Schools from January 16-19, with a staggering 853 players vying for 31 coveted Tour Cards.Continue reading “Record entries confirmed for 2020 PDC Qualifying Schools!”
The 2018 PDC Qualifying Schools came to a dramatic close in Wigan and Hildesheim on Sunday afternoon, after a gruelling four days of qualification. Nevertheless, whilst there was joy for many players, there were also a host of high-profile names who failed to secure coveted PDC Tour Cards. Continue reading “Several big names suffer Q-School disappointment!”
17-year-old Bradley Brooks, Dawson Murschell and Gabriel Clemens were the three players to secure automatic PDC Tour Cards on the final day of 2018 Qualifying School in Wigan and Hildesheim on Sunday afternoon. However, former Lakeside finalist Danny Noppert also claimed a spot on the PDC circuit via the European Q-School Order of Merit. Continue reading “PDC Qualifying Schools 2018: Day Four Report!”
Arron Monk, George Killington and Tytus Kanik were the three players to secure automatic PDC Tour Cards on another dramatic day of Qualifying School action in Wigan and Hildesheim on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “PDC Qualifying Schools 2018: Day Three Report!”
Alan Tabern, Robert Owen and Mario Robbe were the three players to secure PDC Tour Cards on day two of the 2018 Qualifying School in Wigan and Hildesheim on Friday evening. Continue reading “PDC Qualifying Schools 2018: Day Two Report!”
Corey Cadby, Eddie Dootson and Jeffrey de Zwaan were the three players to secure PDC Tour Cards on a dramatic opening day of Qualifying School action in Wigan and Hildesheim on Thursday afternoon. Continue reading “PDC Qualifying Schools 2018: Day One Report!”
There will be a record field of over 600 players competing in the 2018 PDC Qualifying Schools, as players battle it out for coveted PDC Tour Cards in Wigan and Hildesheim from January 18th-21st. Continue reading “2018 PDC Qualifying Schools: Entries confirmed!”
The list of high-profile stars departing the BDO in order to compete at this week’s PDC Qualifying School continues, with Jamie Hughes and Darryl Fitton joining the likes of Danny Noppert, Jeff Smith and Tony O’Shea in switching allegiances. Continue reading “Hughes, Fitton & O’Shea join growing list of BDO departures!”
Reigning BDO world champion Glen Durrant has confirmed that he’s now ‘a BDO player for life’, after producing an inspired fightback from 4-1 down to defeat Jim Williams in a pulsating quarter-final tussle at the Lakeside on Friday afternoon. Continue reading “Durrant: ‘I’m a BDO player for life now’”
Former BDO World Championship finalists Danny Noppert and Jeff Smith have both confirmed that they will be attempting to secure PDC Tour Cards at Q-School later this month. Continue reading “Noppert & Jeff Smith to compete at PDC Q-School!”
Ting Chi Royden Lam, Richard North, Ritchie Edhouse and Maik Langendorf became the latest four players to secure PDC Tour Cards on day two at the 2017 Qualifying School at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan on Friday afternoon; a day which saw 423 players jostling it out for the chance to compete professionally on the PDC Pro Tour.
The first man to claim a tour card on Friday was Richard North, who competed on the PDC Challenge Tour last year. North reached round-five yesterday, before losing to eventual tour card winner Prakash Jiwa, but he defeated a host of experienced names to triumph and secure a place on the PDC Pro Tour for the very first time.
The Swindon star dropped just five legs in his opening four matches, as he defeated Stephen Butkeraitis, Mark Devon, Arjan Konterman and Mark Wilson. He then dumped out the experienced duo of Steve Hine and Antonio Alcinas, before edging past Scotland’s Jamie Bain 5-4 in his decisive last eight clash to seal his tour card.
Ting Chi Royden Lam stormed through Q-School on Friday afternoon to secure a tour card for the second time in his career. The Hong Kong ace previously triumphed at Q-School back in 2013 and replicated those heroics once again; dropping just eight legs throughout the course of his seven matches. Continue reading “2017 PDC Q-School: Day Two Report!”
Three-time world champion John Part and former Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson will be among the field of nearly 450 players competing in the 2017 PDC Qualifying School which begins this Thursday, with 28 PDC Tour cards on offer across four days of action at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.
The PDC Qualifying School gives any aspiring darts player aged 16 or over the opportunity to win a Tour Card in order to compete as a professional on the PDC ProTour; four players will win Tour Cards on each of the four days of competition in Wigan.
Ranking points will be allocated to other players based on their finishing position; this sees a further 12 Tour Cards allocated from the Q School Order of Merit following the culmination of the Qualifying School on Sunday. Two of the high-profile stars in action include John Part and Paul Nicholson.
Part, who won his third world title back in 2008, has endured a disappointing run of form over the last couple of years which has seen him slip outside the world’s top 64. ‘Darth Maple’ is now an ever-present member of Sky Sports’ commentary and punditry team, but the Canadian still harbours ambitions of returning to the circuit full-time. Continue reading “2017 PDC Qualifying School Entries!”