In whole, 31 gamers received Tour Cards over the 4 days

Two-time BDO world champion Scott Waites was among these to safe a PDC Tour Card on Sunday at Q-School.

The 2010 Grand Slam winner got here by the qualifying course of to hitch the game’s elite, sealing his Tour Card mechanically together with Welshman Nick Kenny.

Having struggled on the opening three days of Q School, former Grand Slam winner Waites discovered his kind on the ultimate day, culminating in a 5-Zero whitewash of teenage Irish sensation Keane Barry of their Tour Card decider.

“To do this is amazing,” mentioned Waites. “I knew I needed to come right here in the present day and simply win it outright, and I’ve performed my recreation all day.

“Keane is a incredible participant so to beat him 5-Zero is wonderful, however with a little bit of expertise he will be an superior participant.

“The time has by no means been proper for me to maneuver over earlier than however now I assume it’s proper to have a go so let’s have a look at what occurs.

“I’m going to place plenty of observe in now, that is going to present me the ‘stand up and go’ I want.”

Two-time Development Tour winner Kenny may even be a brand new addition to the PDC circuit after he saved his finest efficiency until final as he averaged 110.5 to defeat Scott Taylor 5-2 of their Tour Card play-off.

Lisa Ashton was one other excessive profile participant to attain their objective on Sunday.

Joining Ashton in profitable Tour Cards by way of the UK Q School Order of Merit are 11 gamers headed up by former World Championship runner-up Andy Hamilton.

Junior Darts Corporation Chairman Steve Brown was unable to attend the ultimate day of Q School attributable to JDC-related commitments in China, however his runs on the primary two days had been sufficient to make sure a return to the PDC Tour after a five-year absence.

Brisbane Masters winner Damon Heta was profitable in his first Q School look and he can be joined on the circuit by fellow-Australian and surprise-package Penhall.

Scottish duo Ryan Murray and William Borland are additionally new names on tour, together with Wigan’s Martin Atkins.

Adam Hunt, Alan Tabern and Wayne Jones all secured speedy returns after shedding their Tour Cards at the top of 2019, whereas Peter Jacques returns after a one-year absence.

At European Q School Germany’s Steffen Siepmann booked his place on the PDC Tour for the primary time by defeating Wesley Harms 5-Three within the Day Four ultimate in Hildesheim.

However, two-time BDO Championship semi-finalist Harms did sufficient over the 4 days to earn a PDC Tour Card for the primary time.

“It has been a extremely powerful 4 days,” Harms admitted.

“My objective was to make the quarter-final each time however after I went out within the final 32 on the primary day I was fearful, however my final day made up for it.

“Everything will be new for me but I am looking forward to playing in the PDC for the first time.”

Harms’ fellow-Dutchmen Derk Telnekes and Martijn Kleermaker additionally secured Tour Cards for the primary time, whereas Dirk van Duijvenbode received again his card at the primary time of asking.

Sweden’s Daniel Larsson, Croatia’s Boris Krcmar and Poland’s Krzysztof Kciuk additionally received Tour Cards for the primary time by way of the European Q School Order of Merit.

All 31 PDC Tour Card winners will get their first style of the PDC ProfessionalTour in 2020 at Players Championships One and Two which is able to happen at The Barnsley Metrodome from February 8-9.

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