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The Dutchman is now unbeaten in 20 matches since the tournament’s move to the Marshall Arena in 2015, having swept through the world’s top 16 to take the £60,000 top prize.

On his return to action following victory in the World Championship final on New Year’s Day, Van Gerwen had seen off Jonny Clayton to begin his challenge on Friday.

He then overcame Mensur Suljovic 10-5 in Sunday afternoon’s quarter-finals and landed finishes of 170 and 141 in an 11-7 semi-final defeat of Dave Chisnall. Van Gerwen fired in another maximum 170 checkout during the final as he denied 2014 champion Wade a second Masters title.

Michael van Gerwen - BetVictor Masters (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

“I’m really pleased,” said Van Gerwen. “It’s a great venue for me and this is a tournament I love, so I’m delighted.

The pair shared the opening six legs, but Van Gerwen landed his second 124 finish of the game as he claimed four straight legs to move 7-3 up.

An 11-darter saw Wade hit back as he claimed two of the next three, but Van Gerwen pounced with a 70 finish to move 10-5 up before sealing glory on double eight.

Michael van Gerwen - BetVictor Masters (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Wade’s run to the final saw him follow up Saturday’s defeat of Gerwyn Price with a comeback from 4-0 down to defeat Joe Cullen in the quarter-finals. He also battled back from 9-7 down in the semis against Peter Wright to claim an 11-9 victory, but was unable to claim a third TV title inside four months as Van Gerwen proved too strong in the decider.

Sunday February 3rd

Quarter-Finals (13.00 GMT)

Michael van Gerwen 10-5 Mensur Suljovic 

Dave Chisnall 10-4 Stephen Bunting 

Joe Cullen 6-10 James Wade

Michael Smith 6-10 Peter Wright

 

Semi-Finals (19.00 GMT)

Michael van Gerwen 11-7 Dave Chisnall 

James Wade 11-0 Peter Wright

 

Final (21.00 GMT)

Michael van Gerwen 11-5 James Wade

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MICHAEL VAN GERWEN was named as the PDC Player of the Year at the 2019 PDC Annual Awards Dinner on Monday night, as the reigning World Champion scooped two trophies at The Dorchester in London.

World number one Van Gerwen enjoyed another incredible year of success throughout 2018, claiming 19 titles before being crowned World Champion for a third time on New Year’s Day.

The 29-year-old won a third consecutive Premier League title, along with victories at The Masters, World Grand Prix and a third World Cup of Darts alongside Raymond van Barneveld.

The Dutchman’s achievements saw him win the prestigious PDC Player of the Year for a fourth year in a row, while he also picked up the ProTour Player of the Year prize in recognition of his consistency throughout the year away from the TV cameras.

2019 PDC Awards Dinner (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

“To win these two awards is a phenomenal achievement, along with winning my third World Championship a few weeks ago,” said Van Gerwen.

“Other players are getting better and better every week so I have to be at my best all the time. I love playing darts and I’m going to come back even stronger next year.

“Darts is growing bigger and bigger and is being watched by more and more people around the world, so it’s amazing to be World Champion and win this award as the sport continues to grow.”

The glittering awards ceremony saw World Matchplay and UK Open champion Gary Anderson rewarded with the Fans’ Player of the Year trophy, following a vote on the PDC’s official website.

The Players’ Player of the Year award went to Michael Smith, whose stunning performances saw him reach the finals of both the World Championship and Premier League before being voted by fellow PDPA members to receive their award.

2019 PDC Awards Dinner (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Luke Humphries was crowned Best Newcomer thanks in part to his sensational run to the quarter-finals of the World Championship which saw him end Rob Cross’ reign as World Champion to end a memorable debut year on the ProTour.

“This is a massive award and shows how far I have come over the last year,” said Humphries.

“To beat the reigning World Champion at Alexandra Palace was unreal for me and now my goal is to carry on my development and continue to make a name for myself.”

2019 PDC Awards Dinner (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Daryl Gurney’s dramatic comeback win over Van Gerwen in the final of the Players Championship Finals saw the Northern Irishman rewarded with the Best Televised Performance award.

“Around a year ago I was questioning whether I could still play at the top level, but that Players Championship Finals win showed I can still do it,” said Gurney.

“For that reason that performance was a huge one for my career and I hope I can add many more titles to my honours list and keep making [my son] young Daryl proud.”

2019 PDC Awards Dinner (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Max Hopp, the 22-year-old German Open Champion who also won a Players Championship event in 2018 was named as the PDC Young Player of the Year after breaking into the top 32 for the first time.

2019 PDC Awards Dinner (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

The night also saw PDC Director and two-time World Matchplay Champion Rod Harrington inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame, recognising his immense contribution to the sport.

Harrington played an integral role in the formation of the PDC and, alongside his work as a TV commentator, has since gone on to play a huge part in setting up the European Tour, Challenge Tour and Development Tour systems which have seen a host of players progress in the sport.

“I have to thank everyone for making the PDC what it is today and I am privileged to have played a role in our journey,” said Harrington.

“When I stopped playing darts the best thing I ever did was get involved in helping to run the PDC.

“The most important thing we did, and continue to do, is to invest in young players; they are the future of our great sport.

“It’s been an incredible journey, I’ve had ups and downs in my career but when I see what the PDC has become I can say it was all worth it.

“Now I am excited by the future of the company as we continue to grow around the world with more and more players taking up the sport.”

The players who achieved a perfect leg in PDC tournaments during 2019 were recognised with places in the PDC Nine-Dart Club, with Anderson and Belgian sensation Van den Bergh’s televised nine-darters earning a commemorative gold pin badge.

Silver pin badges were presented to recognise the 25 perfect legs hit away from the TV cameras on the PDC circuit.

2019 PDC Annual Awards
PDC Nine-Dart Club
Gold Pins:
Gary Anderson, Dimitri Van den Bergh
Silver Pins: Robbie Green, Ian White, Michael van Gerwen (x3), Peter Jacques, John Goldie, Cameron Menzies, Jamie Lewis, Noel Malicdem, Steve Hine, Stephen Bunting, Nathan Aspinall, Dawson Murschell, Dennis Nilsson, Lee Turle, Simon Preston, Adrian Lewis, Vincent van der Voort, James Wade, Krzysztof Ratajski, Rowby-John Rodriguez, George Killington, Peter Hudson, Andrew Gilding, Jimmy Hendriks, Eddie Lovely

ProTour Player of the Year
Winner: Michael van Gerwen
Nominated: Peter Wright, Rob Cross, Ian White

Best Newcomer
Winner:
Luke Humphries
Nominated: Danny Noppert, Ryan Joyce, Luke Humphries, Gabriel Clemens

Televised Performance of the Year
Winner: Daryl Gurney (Players Championship Finals Final v Michael van Gerwen)
Nominated: Michael van Gerwen (Premier League Final v Michael Smith), Gary Anderson (World Matchplay Quarter-Final v Joe Cullen), Michael Smith (World Championship Semi-Final v Nathan Aspinall), Luke Humphries (World Championship Fourth Round v Rob Cross)

Fans’ Player of the Year
Winner: Gary Anderson
Runner-up: Michael van Gerwen

PDPA Players’ Player of the Year
Winner:
Michael Smith
Runner-up: Michael van Gerwen

Young Player of the Year
Winner: Max Hopp
Nominated: Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Luke Humphries

PDC Hall of Fame Inductee
Rod Harrington – PDC Director and two-time World Matchplay Champion

Player of the Year
Winner:
Michael van Gerwen
Nominated: Gary Anderson, Michael Smith, James Wade

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Day 4 (Final Day) The Final UK QSOoM Table is at the bottom of this page. The fourth and final day of action saw almost 400 players return for one last chance to win a coveted two-year Tour Card, with the final two players from each day winning a Tour Card automatically.

Ranking points were allocated to players throughout the event to form the UK Q School Order of Merit, with three-time Lakeside Champion Durrant among the 11 players to secure a Tour Card via this method.

Competing in his first Q School, Durrant suffered early exits on the opening two days of play, before Saturday’s semi-final was backed up with a run to the last 16 on Sunday to seal his status as a PDC professional for 2019 and 2020.

“This is as good as winning the Lakeside Championship,” said former Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finalist Durrant. “I’m going through so many emotions right now, I’m so happy and relieved to get through because there was so much pressure on me to do this.

“When I looked around the venue I noticed that a lot of people were watching my matches, and I also put a lot of pressure on myself. “Thankfully I got the job done and I’m immensely proud of what I’ve achieved. Now I’m looking forward to my exciting future with the PDC.”

Kirk Shepherd and Nathan Derry (PDC)

Durrant was defeated by Kirk Shepherd (pictured left) in the last 16, with the former World Championship runner-up going on to record wins over Darren Beveridge and Kevin Painter to seal an automatic Tour Card.

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in darts, I’m so relieved to have won my Tour Card back,” said Shepherd. “The standard is so high now, I don’t think I averaged below 90 in many games which is the standard you have to be at to compete, so I’m pleased with how I played.”

Shepherd was joined by another former Tour Card holder, Nathan Derry (pictured right) in the winner’s circle thanks to an impressive 5-1 defeat of Joe Murnan in the final four. Strong displays over the four days from Jonathan Worsley saw him top the Q School Order of Merit to win back his Tour Card, while Carl Wilkinson and Gavin Carlin won theirs for the first time.

Experienced Welshman Barrie Bates was also successful in the 11th and final qualifying place, returning to the professional tour for the first time in eight years. There were immediate returns to the ProTour for Joe Murnan and Jamie Bain, while Lakeside Championship quarter-finalist Conan Whitehead also returning to the PDC circuit.

Former UK Open semi-finalist David Pallett, Adrian Gray and Andy Boulton also secured their Tour Cards via the Q School Order of Merit. Among the players who narrowly missed out on the qualifying places were Challenge Tour event winner Cameron Menzies, former Players Championship Finals winner Kevin Painter and World Championship competitor Lisa Ashton.

Full Day Four Results

2019 PDC UK Qualifying School Day Four
Last 16

Nathan Derry 5-3 Barry Lynn
Nathan Rafferty 5-2 Lisa Ashton
Joe Murnan 5-2 Mark Barilli
Martin O’Boyle 5-2 Thomas Gregory
Gavin Carlin 5-3 Jason Cullen
Kevin Painter 5-3 Ryan Murray
Darren Beveridge 5-0 Joshua Burksfield
Kirk Shepherd 5-3 Glen Durrant

Quarter-Finals
Nathan Derry 5-4 Nathan Rafferty
Joe Murnan 5-3 Martin O’Boyle
Kevin Painter 5-4 Gavin Carlin
Kirk Shepherd 5-3 Darren Beveridge

Semi-Finals
Nathan Derry 5-1 Joe Murnan
Kirk Shepherd 5-2 Kevin Painter

Day 3 – Matt Clark and Reece Robinson claimed Tour Cards on Day Three of the 2019 PDC UK Qualifying School in Wigan on Saturday.

The third of four days of action saw almost 400 players return to battle it out to win a coveted two-year Tour Card, with the final two players from each day winning a Tour Card automatically and ranking points allocated to other players to form the UK Q School Order of Merit.

Current Top of UK QSOoM Table after Day 3Day 2 – The second of four days of action saw almost 400 players battle it out to win a coveted two-year Tour Card.

Competing in his first Q School, former BDO number one McGeeney came agonisingly close to winning a Tour Card on the first day of action, suffering defeat in the semi-finals but went one better on Day Two edging out Carl Wilkinson 5-4 to attain his all-important Tour Card.

Baker, who has competed in the last two stagings of the Lakeside Championship, was also successful in his first attempt at Q School. 

Scott Baker, Mark McGeeney (PDC)

Day 1 – Jamie Hughes and Harry Ward were the two winners of PDC Tour Cards on Day One of the 2019 PDC UK Qualifying School in Wigan on Thursday.

The first of four days of action saw almost 400 players battle it out to secure a coveted two-year Tour Card, with the final two players from each day winning a Tour Card automatically and ranking points allocated to other players to form the UK Q School Order of Merit.

Final UK QSOoM Table TBC
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  • CLICK HERE For the 2019 European Tour Qualifying information.
  • CLICK HERE For the 2019 UK Open information.

 

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TOUR CARDS PDC QS 2019 (30)

European QS (4):
1-Niels Zonneveld
2-Mike van Duivenbode
3-Cristian Bunse
4-Darius Labanauskas
European QSOoM Table (7)
5-Madars Razma
6-Marko Kantele
7-Yordi Meeuwisse
8-Vincent van der Meer
9-John Michael
10-Jose de Sousa
11-Maik Kuivenhoven

UK QS (8):
12-Harry Ward
13-Jamie Hughes
14-Mark McGeeney
15-Scott Baker
16-Reece Robinson
17-Matt Clark
18-Nathan Derry
19-Kirk Shepherd
UK QSOoM Table (11):
20-Carl Wilkinson
21-Jonathan Worsley
22-Jamie Bain
23-Glen Durrant
24-Andy Boulton
25-Adrian Gray
26-Dave Pallett
27-Joe Murnan
28-Gavin Carlin
29-Conan Whithead
30-Barrie Bates

 

Final UK QSOoM Table

1 Jonathan Worsley 14
2 Carl Wilkinson 13
3 Glen Durrant 12
3 Gavin Carlin 12
3 Joe Murnan 12
6 Adrian Gray 11
6 Andy Boulton 11
6 Jamie Bain 11
6 David Pallett 11
10 Conan Whitehead 10
10 Barrie Bates 10
     
10 Cameron Menzies 10
10 Darren Beveridge 10
10 Martin O’Boyle 10
10 Robert Collins 10
10 Kevin Painter 10
10 Callan Rydz 10
10 John Bowles 10
19 Matt Padgett 9
19 Stephen Burton 9
19 Christopher Bent 9
19 James Kempster 9
19 Richie Howson 9
19 Lisa Ashton 9
19 Ritchie Edhouse 9
26 John Davey 8
26 Jim Williams 8
26 Kevin Thomas 8
26 David Ladley 8
26 Barry Lynn 8
26 Nathan Rafferty 8
32 Darren Johnson 7
32 Jarred Cole 7
32 Eikichi Nakanishi 7
32 Nick Fullwell 7
32 Thomas Gregory 7
32 Mark Barilli 7
38 Zak Cross 6
38 Curtis Hammond 6
38 Antony Darlow 6
38 Patrick Lynskey 6
38 Ciaran Teehan 6
38 Scott Taylor 6
38 Thomas Lovely 6
38 Keith Geraghty 6
38 Daniel Lauby 6
38 Richard Corner 6
38 Darren Herewini 6
38 Dafydd Edwards 6
38 Martin Atkins (Leeds) 6
38 Ting Chi Royden Lam 6
38 Brian Woods 6
38 Colin Osborne 6
38 Kevin Lane 6
38 Jason Cullen 6
56 Keith Rooney 5
56 Wes Newton 5
56 Dyson John Parody 5
56 Ian Lever 5
56 Mark Hickey 5
56 William Borland 5
56 Ben Burton 5
56 Andrew Gilding 5
56 Jason Wilson 5
56 Scott Darbyshire 5
56 Damian Smith 5
56 Rees Hall 5
56 Paul Hanvidge 5
56 John Part 5
56 Matthew Dennant 5
56 Rhys Griffin 5
56 Ryan Murray 5
56 Joshua Burksfield 5
74 Mick Todd 4
74 Martin Atkins (Wigan) 4
74 Ash Hilditch 4
74 Daniel Ayres 4
74 Peter Jacques 4
74 Mark Lawrence 4
74 Andy Jenkins 4
74 Kenneth MacNeil 4
74 Richie Edwards 4
74 David Evans 4
74 Stu Wilson 4
74 Paul Phillips 4
74 Anastasia Dobromyslova 4
74 Cameron Anderson 4
74 Kevin Garcia 4
74 Rhys Hayden 4
74 Andrew Foster 4
74 Dave Askew 4
74 Lee Evans 4
93 Mitch Butler 3
93 Craig Gilchrist 3
93 Michael Huntley 3
93 Lee Budgen 3
93 Scott Waites 3
93 Callum Loose 3
93 Dave Prins 3
93 Simon Preston 3
93 Brandon Walsh 3
93 Derek Coulson 3
93 Callum Francis 3
93 Lorraine Winstanley 3
93 Scott Dale 3
93 Ashley Holgate 3
93 Stuart Kellett 3
93 Terry Nash 3
93 William Cook 3
93 Ricky King 3
93 Kerry Way 3
93 Scott Towers 3
93 Jamie Landon 3
93 Dylan Duo 3
93 Ian Withers 3
93 Sam Cankett 3
93 David Cameron 3
93 Steve Hine 3
93 Sam Hewson 3
93 Billy Gallie 3
93 Daniel Day 3
93 Andy Chalmers 3
93 Liam Meek 3
93 Diogo Portela 3
93 Kyle McKinstry 3
93 Darron Brown 3
93 Tony Mitchell 3
93 Mark Frost 3
93 Kevin Simm 3
93 Craig Quinn 3
93 Dean Norman 3
93 Mark Cullen 3
93 Robbie Green 3
93 Paul Rowley 3
93 Anthony Brown 3
93 Carl Abbiss 3
93 Adam Huckvale 3
138 Dean Finn 2
138 Jacob Cooksey 2
138 Chris Vaughan 2
138 Chas Barstow 2
138 Ian Mcfarlane 2
138 Ben Davies (Crewe) 2
138 Adam Bull 2
138 John Power 2
138 Chris White 2
138 Joe Davis 2
138 Leighton Jones 2
138 Jack Dickinson 2
138 Shane McGuirk 2
138 Ryan Hope 2
138 Richie Burnett 2
138 Christopher Paul Jones 2
138 Stephen Gallimore 2
138 Stephen McNally 2
138 Eddie Lovely 2
138 Justin Smith 2
138 Lewis Mcgurn 2
138 Kelvin Hart 2
138 Stuart Dutton 2
138 Paul Neate 2
138 George Gardner 2
138 Mark Baxter 2
138 Kieran Evans 2
138 Vince Tipple 2
138 Kris Glass 2
138 Shaun Bridle 2
138 Kevin Dowling 2
138 Andy Hamilton 2
138 Paul Redfern 2
138 Steven Smith 2
138 John Large 2
138 Dennis Smith 2
138 Jon Jukes 2
138 Mark Walsh 2
138 Lee Bryant 2
138 Brett Claydon 2
138 Peter Fisher 2
138 Joey Palfreyman 2
138 Darren Williams 2
138 Logan Crooks 2
138 David Wilson 2
138 Spencer Chapman 2
138 Steven Ferguson 2
138 Paul Brown 2
138 John Cockburn 2
138 Shaun Griffiths 2
138 Tom Lonsdale 2
138 Gary Court 2
138 Carl Hamilton 2
138 Ricky Williams 2
138 Ricky Harding 2
193 Lee Smith 1
193 Nathan Careless 1
193 Dion Newman 1
193 Richard Baillie 1
193 Robert Canham 1
193 Christopher Harvey 1
193 David Edwards 1
193 Darren Penhall 1
193 Brian Hallas 1
193 Prakash Jiwa 1
193 Jim Walker 1
193 Robert Rickwood 1
193 Keith O’Neill 1
193 John Bryan 1
193 Lee Williams (Lincoln) 1
193 Jordan Crabtree 1
193 Paul Williams 1
193 Jimmy McKirdy 1
193 Mark McGrath 1
193 Francis Carragher 1
193 James Barton 1
193 Allan Fitzpatrick 1
193 David Adshead 1
193 Max Baulcomb 1
193 James Lawson 1
193 Roger Scrivens 1
193 Paul Walker 1
193 Dean Owen 1
193 Gavin Smith 1
193 Damien O’Driscoll 1
193 Mike Norton 1
193 Sean Ryan 1
193 Justin Broton 1
193 Darren Place 1
193 Jason Askew 1
193 Martin Thomas 1
193 Sean Jowers 1
193 Michael Feasey 1
193 Chris Ware 1
193 James Woodhouse 1
193 Derek Brand 1
193 Paul Dawkins 1
193 Fallon Sherrock 1
193 Gary Blades 1
193 Mark Esposito 1
193 Stephen Harradine 1
193 Brad Williams 1
193 Jamie Barrowman 1
193 Tommy Lishman 1
193 Lee Hayes 1
193 David Stokell 1
193 Nathan Treadgold 1
193 Paul Holloway 1
193 Wayne France 1
193 Joe Singleton 1
193 Stephen Tompkins 1
193 David Airey 1
193 Stuart Stubbs 1
193 William Thexton 1
193 Christopher Quantock 1
193 Wayne Wadsworth 1
193 Jonathan Hewitt 1
193 Grant Whittaker 1
193 Ryan Palmer 1
257 Ryan Jones 0
257 Ronald Seddon 0
257 Daniel Lee 0
257 Scott Sutton 0
257 Barry Gardner 0
257 Paul Jenkinson 0
257 Tom Baughan 0
257 Daniel Maystone 0
257 Jack Main 0
257 Glenn Gibson 0
257 Ka Ho Leung 0
257 Paul Croucher 0
257 Ian Meaker 0
257 Teng Shia Lim 0
257 Jason Murphy 0
257 Mario Portela 0
257 Jamie Caven 0
257 Mike Whitehead 0
257 Darren Davies 0
257 Craig Morgan 0
257 Adam Stella 0
257 Ian Jopling 0
257 Michael McBain 0
257 Phil Canty 0
257 Darren Walsh 0
257 Rachel Brooks 0
257 Dan Hand 0
257 Lewis Pride 0
257 Tony Dyke 0
257 Martin Pratt 0
257 Jake Clifford 0
257 John Gibson 0
257 Nitin Kumar 0
257 John Crossley 0
257 Brian Hudson 0
257 Philip Borthwick 0
257 Gary Witty 0
257 Sam Booth 0
257 Kelvin Craig Nixon 0
257 Rhys Davies 0
257 Andrew Glover 0
257 Shaun Carroll 0
257 Simon Tate 0
257 Adam Shanks 0
257 Ricky Clarke 0
257 Martin Bradbury 0
257 Deta Hedman 0
257 Peter Mitchell 0
257 Aidan Campbell 0
257 Jonathan Gardner 0
257 Dean Hyde 0
257 Aaron Holdstock 0
257 Stuart Comerford 0
257 Shaun Matthews 0
257 Sam Hunter 0
257 Coni Nagi 0
257 Jim McKevitt 0
257 Michael Mccloskey 0
257 Aden Kirk 0
257 Andre Luke McGill 0
257 Barry Morgan 0
257 Frankie Collopy 0
257 Sean Bell 0
257 Rohit Rabadia 0
257 Chuck Puleo 0
257 Kenneth Bramall 0
257 Jamie Henry 0
257 Nick Jennings 0
257 Jerry Abbott 0
257 Cameron Doyle 0
257 Jaikob Selby-Rivas 0
257 Daniel Cox 0
257 John Guy 0
257 Martin Lukeman 0
257 Jamie Guilfoyle 0
257 David Taylor 0
257 Martyn Turner 0
257 Dean Reynolds 0
257 Lance Adams 0
257 Evander Stevenson 0
257 Brad Ellis 0
257 Terry Wood 0
257 Aaron Stevens 0
257 Dale Everett 0
257 Matthew Bacon 0
257 Andy Hutchings 0
257 Marc Williams 0
257 Steve Evans 0
257 Corrine Hammond 0
257 Nathan Boon 0
257 Ian Hurley 0
257 Rob Clayton 0
257 Jon Mansell 0
257 Keith Carter 0
257 Oliver Green 0
257 Andrew Poynton 0
257 Michael Harrison 0
257 Chris Pick 0
257 Tony Cole 0
257 Sam Cromwell 0
257 Andy Neocleous 0
257 Aaron Castagnette 0
257 Craig Anderson 0
257 Robert Adnams 0
257 Nathan Richards 0
257 George Fawcett 0
257 David Calvert 0
257 Darryl Pilgrim 0
257 David Patterson 0
257 Chris Millward 0
257 Richie Walsh 0
257 Matt Gallett 0
257 Ross Rimmer 0
257 Adam Paxton 0
257 Andrew Northcott 0
257 Veljko Knezevic 0
257 Jason Marriott 0
257 Marc Dewsbury 0
257 Sonny Johal 0
257 Reece Pearse 0
257 James Smith 0
257 Reece Colley 0
257 Kevin Mcdonnell 0
257 Aaron Chapple 0
257 Hideyuki Sugita 0
257 Robert Thomson 0
257 John Lieber 0
257 Colin Littlecott 0
257 Adam Gallett 0
257 Dafydd Jenkins 0
DNC Anthony Carter 0
DNC Kevin Edwards 0
257 Brian Doran 0

Template - Date: European Q-School Final Tour Cards

MADARS RAZMA headlines the seven players who have secured PDC Tour Cards via the European Qualifying School Order of Merit, with entries for the UK Qualifying School now confirmed.

The beginning of January saw 249 players compete at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, Germany, as Niels Zonneveld, Mike van Duivenbode, Christian Bunse and Darius Labanauskas won Tour Cards outright over the four days of competition.

A total of 397 players have entered the UK Qualifying School, which will be held from January 17-20 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan, with the number of Tour Cards on offer divided on a pro-rata basis in relation to tournament entries.

There will be 19 Tour Cards on offer for UK Qualifying School and 11 for European Qualifying School, meaning the top seven players on the European Qualifying School Order of Merit will join the four already-qualified European players.

The European Qualifying School Order of Merit was topped by Latvia’s Razma, who reached the final of a Players Championship event in 2018. Experienced Finnish player Marko Kantele is joined by Dutch pair Yordi Meeuwisse and Vincent Van der Meer, while there is a return to the PDC circuit for Greek number one John Michael.

Portugal’s Jose De Sousa also competed at Alexandra Palace in December, with Maik Kuivenhoven sealing the seventh and final place to make it five Dutch additions to the PDC circuit in 2019.

Follow DartConnect and pdc.tv from January 17-20 for live results from UK Qualifying School, which starts at 1030 GMT each day.

Final Tour Card Winners from European Qualifying School Order of Merit

1 Madars Razma LAT 16
2 Marko Kantele FIN 12
2 Yordi Meeuwisse NLD 12
2 Vincent Van der Meer NLD 12
5 John Michael GRC 11
6 Jose De Sousa PRT 10
6 Maik Kuivenhoven NLD 10

 

Review of the 2019 European Qualifying School below:

Lithuanian Darius Labanauskas earned a PDC Tour Card as he won the final day of 2019 European Qualifying School on Sunday in Hildesheim.

Labanauskas, who famously defeated Raymond Van Barneveld last month at the William Hill World Championship, clinched glory in Hildesheim with a final victory over another Dutchman in Vincent Van der Meer.

The Lithuanian joined Niels Zonneveld, Mike Van Duivenbode and Christian Bunse in winning Tour Cards outright with tournament triumphs during the four day event, which had 249 entries. 

This was Labanauskas’ last chance at securing full-time status on the PDC circuit for the next two years, and only a win was required. The remaining players will form the QSOoM Table with the top players from this table also earning a Tour Card, the amount available will be confirmed on the UK Q-School deadline day ‘Tuesday 15th January 2pm’

For the 2019 European Tour Qualifying details
CLICK HERE
For the 2019 UK Open Information

CLICK HERE

Day 4 – Sunday 6th January

Darius Labanauskas won the final PDC Tour on Day 4

Quarter Finals
Toon Greebe 3-5 Vincent van de Meer
Jyhan Artut 2-5 Yordi Meeuwisse
Thibault Tricole 0-5 Darius Labanuaskas
Kevin Munch 2-5 Madars Razma

Semi Finals
Vincent van de Meer 5-3 Yordi Meeuwisse
Darius Labanuaskas 5-2 Madars Razma

Final
Vincent van de Meer 3-5 Darius Labanuaskas
For the full results follow tv.dartconnect.com
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Day 3 – Saturday 5th January

The third PDC Tour Card of the European Qualifying School went to German youth star Cristian Bunse, who beat Pavel Jirkalin in todays final from Germany.

The German youngster, who reached three finals on the PDC Unicorn Development Tour in 2018, secured full-time status on the PDC circuit by triumphing at Halle 39 on the day before his 24th birthday. 

Cristian Bunse Day 3 Tour Card Winner

Quarter Finals
Boris Koltsov 5-0 Niels Heinsøe
Cristian Bunse 5-2 Nico Blum
Kenny Neyens 5-1 Jose de Sousa
Pavel Jirkal 5-4 Jesús Noguera

Semi Finals
Boris Koltsov 3-5 Cristian Bunse
Kenny Neyens 2-5 Pavel Jirkal

Final
Cristian Bunse 5-2 Pavel Jirkal
For the full results follow tv.dartconnect.com
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Day 2 – Friday 4th January:

Following Thursday’s Day One success for Netherlands youth star Niels Zonneveld, another Netherlands youth player Mike van Duivenbode beat Latvias Madars Razma on a last leg decider 5-4.

He came back from 4-2 down. Van Duivenbode like Zonnerveld was another Development Tour winner last year. Canadas Jeff Smith and Finlands Markko Kantele were Semi Finalists

Mike van Duinvenbode Day 2 Tour Card Wineer

Quarter Finals
Marko Kantele 5-3 Karel Sedlacek
Mike van Duivenbode 5-0 Dragutin Horvat
Jeff Smith 5-3 Mike De Decker
Madars Razma 5-2 Yordi Meeuwisse

Semi Finals
Marko Kantele 3-5 Mike van Duivenbode
Jeff Smith 3-5 Madars Razma

Final
Mike van Duivenbode 5-4 Madars Razma
For the full results follow tv.dartconnect.com
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Day 1 – Thursday 3rd January:

Dutch youngster Niels Zonneveld secured the first PDC Tour Card available at the 2019 European Qualifying School in Hildesheim, Germany.

The 20-year-old, who won a PDC Unicorn Development Tour event in 2018, battled through a field of 249 players and averaged 99 as he beat Christian Goedl 5-1 in the final.

Zonneveld, from Uitgeest in the Netherlands, took out 115 in the opening leg before breaking throw in the second. Austrian Goedl responded in the third, but was then powerless to resist the Dutchman as he clinched the next three legs to secure his tour card.

Niels Zonneveld Day 1 Tour Card Winner

Quarter Finals
Nico Schlund 5-3 Madars Razma
Niels Zonneveld 5-3 Gergely Lakatos
Christian Goedl 5-2 John Michael
Hannes Schnier 5-3 Michael Rasztovits

Semi Finals
Nico Schlund 3-5 Niels Zonneveld
Christian Goedl 5-4 Hannes Schnier

Final
Niels Zonneveld 5-1 Christian Goedl
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The Top 15= of the Final EUROPEAN QSOoM Table

1 Madars Razma 16
2 Marko Kantele 12
2 Yordi Meeuwisse 12
2 Vincent Van der Meer 12
5 John Michael 11
6 Jose De Sousa 10
6 Maik Kuivenhoven 10
8 Michael Rasztovits 9
8 Karel Sedlacek 9
8 Christian Goedl 9
8 Sebastian Steyer 9
8 Pavel Jirkal 9
8 Boris Koltsov 9
14 Kenny Neyens 8
15 Dragutin Horvat 7
15 Ryan De Vreede  7
15 Mike De Decker 7
15 Ricardo Pietreczko 7
15 Roxy James Rodriguez 7
15 Geert De Vos 7
15 Nico Schlund  7
15 Gergely Lakatos 7
15 James Bailey 7