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A total of 19 PDC Tour Cards will be on offer at the Robin Park Tennis Centre, with the final two players on each of the four days winning an automatic PDC Tour Card. In addition, players will earn ranking points per victory in each full round of the event (which does not include Byes), which will be used to form the UK Q School Order of Merit, from which the top 11 players will win Tour Cards.
Three-time World Champion John Part is among the players to have entered UK Qualifying School, along with televised title winner Kevin Painter and former PDC World Championship finalists Andy Hamilton and Kirk Shepherd. Former PDC televised finalists Wes Newton, Colin Osborne, Barrie Bates, Richie Burnett and Mark Walsh will also be competing, along with 2018/19 World Championship participants Aden Kirk and Stephen Burton.
A number of other experienced PDC stars will attempt to return to the PDC circuit, including former ranking event winners Jamie Caven, Andy Jenkins and Joe Murnan and former UK Open semi-finalists David Pallett and Andrew Gilding.
Three-time Lakeside Champion Glen Durrant heads the list of BDO players taking part, alongside two-time champion Scott Waites and they are joined by 2018 Grand Slam of Darts participants Mark McGeeney and Jim Williams.
Lisa Ashton and Anastasia Dobromyslova, former Lakeside Women’s Champions who also competed in the PDC World Championship last month, headline a list of female entrants which also includes three-time UK Open qualifier Deta Hedman and recent Lakeside runner-up Lorraine Winstanley.
International hopefuls in action in Wigan include four players who starred in the 2018/19 World Championship; Brazil’s Diogo Portela, Hong Kong’s Royden Lam, India’s Nitin Kumar and American Chuck Puleo.
With UK Qualifying School entries now confirmed, the top seven players from the European Qualifying School Order of Merit have secured Tour Cards. Follow DartConnect and pdc.tv from January 17-20 for live results from UK Qualifying School, which starts at 1030 GMT each day. All games are the best of nine legs.
The full entry list of 397 players is at the bottom of this page
NOTE > Guest Passes:
Ahead of the forthcoming PDC UK Qualifying School, we can confirm that competing players will be able to bring ONE guest per day to the event.
- CLICK HERE For the event brief, hotels and travel UK Q-School
- CLICK HERE For the 2019 European Tour Qualifying information.
- CLICK HERE For the 2019 UK Open information.
Registration at Q-School Thur 17th – Sun 20th January:
8.00am-9.30am – Doors will open at 8.00am to players and any guests and registration is open to all entrants.
9.30am – Registration closes, any player not registered by 9.30am will not be in the draw for the that day.
Play will start 30 minutes after draw is displayed in the venue, but will be no later than 10.30am
Following your confirmed entry, the PDPA will contact you via your registered email address to complete your PDPA Membership.
- The UK Qualifying School will play down to the final two players on each day, to give eight automatic Tour Cards.
- The European Qualifying School four automatic Tour Cards are Niels Zonneveld, Mike van Duivenbode, Cristian Bunse and Darius Labanaskas.
The remaining Tour Cards will be awarded to players based on positions in the Qualifying School Order of Merit on a pro-rata basis across the UK and European Qualifying Schools with 11 from the UK and 7 from Europe to complete the 128 PDC Tour Cards.
UK Qualifying School Entries
Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
Martin Atkins (Leeds)
Martin Atkins (Wigan)
Ting Chi Royden Lam
Ka Ho Leung
Teng Shia Lim
Andre Luke McGill