A provisional list of entries has been released via DartConnect showing the first participants to register for 2020 PDC UK Q-School.
Well-known players such as Jamie Caven, Robbie Green, Wes Newton, Dave Askew, Andrew Gilding, Alan Norris, Mark Webster and Kevin Painter are among the professionals trying to earn back their tour cards. Andy Hamilton was expected to join the entries also.
We are also seeing some BDO regulars in the line up including Dave Evans, Scott Mitchell, Jim Williams, Scott Waites, Tony ‘Silverback’ O’Shea and Gary Robson.
There are also entries for Fallon Sherrock, Deta Hedman and Japanese star Mikuru Suzuki.
From these shores we have Kevin Burness, Keane Barry, Trevor Vallely, Niall Culleton and BDO World Masters winner John O’Shea to name a few.
Notable names not on this list are Kyle McKinstry and Neil Duff – who have yet to register and what with the WDF and BDO controversies, it remains to be seen if they will or not. Closing date is midday 14th January. PDC Q School kicks off on the 16th and runs for four consecutive days.
Each day will see the last two players at the UK Qualifying School and the winner of the European Qualifying School secure an automatic Tour Card, with points being allocated to other players based on wins in each full round.
Further Tour Cards will then be awarded based on the respective Q School Orders of Merit, allocated per venue on a pro-rata basis from the numbers of competing players.
Players who do not win a Tour Card will become PDPA Associate Members and can compete on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour in 2020, with a sixth Challenge Tour weekend now being added to the circuit on September 19-20 in Wigan.
Provisional list of participants for 2020 PDC UK Q-School
Atkins (Leeds), Martin
Atkins (Wigan), Martin
Davies (Crewe), Ben
Hayward (Stafford), Edward
Jones, Christopher Paul
Leung, Kai Fan
Long , Alex
Singh Nagi, Coni
Van Der Mescht, Michael
Whittaker , Grant