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Winstanley, Hubbard and Roy among the 20 qualifiers for second European Tour event

Former Lakeside world finalist Dean Winstanley continues a strong start to his PDC career by securing qualification (credit: Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)
Dean Winstanley, James Hubbard and Alex Roy were among 20 players to book their place in the second European Tour event of the season in Berlin after coming through the UK qualifier in Crawley on Friday evening.

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A total of 63 players took part in the qualifying event at the K2 Centre in Crawley prior to the weekend's Players Championship double-header, with recent World Youth Championship winner Hubbard amongst the players to prevail.

Hubbard continues to go from strength to strength in his first full season as a professional and saw off two experienced throwers in Andrew Gilding and Kevin Dowling 6-3 to ensure he will make the trip to the German capital next month.

PDC newcomer Dean Winstanley came from 5-2 down Aaron Turner to record a 6-5 victory and went on to defeat Mark Jones to win his place in his second successive European Tour event.

Former world semi-finalist Andy Jenkins and veteran Alex Roy also sealed their passage, with Jenkins whitewashing Ryan Harrington (son of Rod) 6-0 and Roy continuing his resurgence with hard fought victories over Richie Howson and bad boy Ted Hankey.

Consistent floor players Darren Johnson and Steve Evans were further qualifiers, alongside former World Championship quarter-finalist Darren Webster.

Highly rated youngster Reece Robinson defeated Ian Jopling 6-2 to win his place in Berlin, while another newcomer in Gaz Cousins qualified for his second successive European Tour event since turning professional in January.

Ireland's William O'Connor, Northern Irish left-hander Michael Mansell, Peter Hudson, Daniel Starkey, Dave Ladley, Prakash Jiwa and youngsters Sam Hill and Keegan Brown also won through to compete in Berlin. 

Jim Walker continued his fine run of form with a 6-5 win over Steve Grubb, with Michael Barnard and Mick Todd the night's other qualifiers.

The successful qualifiers will join the world's top 32 players in the £82,000 event in addition to eight European qualifiers and four home nation players. 

Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Gary Anderson are star attraction for the event which is open to the public and the tournament will also feature the likes of Raymond van Barneveld and Event One (Austrian Open) winner Justin Pipe.

The draw for the first round will be made during the UK Open in Bolton from June 7-10, with the field being completed by the European Qualifier and Home Nation Qualifier to be staged in Cologne next weekend.

The lucrative event will be played from June 22-24 at the Tempodrom in Berlin and is the second of five new events added to the 2012 PDC ranking calendar. 

European Tour Event Two UK Qualifier Results
(Second round winners qualify for European Tour event, second round losers £100 towards PDC order of merit)

Group One
First Round
Reece Robinson Bye
Ian Jopling Bye
Ted Hankey Bye
Alex Roy 6-3 Richie Howson 
Keegan Brown 6-5 Mark Dudbridge
Dennis Smith 6-5 Kevin McDine 
Mick Todd 6-4 Ian White
Darren Whittingham 6-4 Nigel Heydon

Second Round
Reece Robinson 6-2 Ian Jopling
Alex Roy 6-4 Ted Hankey 
Keegan Brown 6-3 Dennis Smith
Mick Todd 6-3 Darren Whittingham

Group Two
First Round
John Turnbull Bye
Gaz Cousins Bye
Arron Monk Bye
Darren Johnson 6-5 Robert Thornton
Michael Mansell 6-2 Matt Clark 
Scott Rand 6-0 Dave Kelly 
Peter Hudson 6-1 Keith Stephen
Mark Hylton 6-3 Shaun Griffiths 

Second Round
Gaz Cousins 6-2 John Turnbull 
Darren Johnson 6-3 Arron Monk 
Michael Mansell 6-4 Scott Rand
Peter Hudson 6-3 Mark Hylton

Group Three
First Round
Daniel Starkey Bye
Chris Aubrey Bye
William O'Connor Bye
Aden Kirk 6-5 Stephen Hardy
Dave Ladley 6-5 Andy Relf 
Steve Hine 6-1 Adam Smith-Neale
Steve Grubb 6-3 Ashley Holgate
Jim Walker 6-0 Andrew Palmer 

Second Round
Daniel Starkey 6-3 Chris Aubrey
William O'Connor 6-0 Aden Kirk
Dave Ladley 6-4 Steve Hine
Jim Walker 6-5 Steve Grubb 

Group Four
First Round
John Henderson Bye
Steve Evans Bye
Ryan Harrington Bye
Andy Jenkins Bye
Darren Webster 6-2 Matthew Edgar
Daniel Day 6-5 Brian Woods 
James Richardson 6-1 Barrie Bates
Michael Barnard 6-4 Adrian Gray 

Second Round
Steve Evans 6-2 John Henderson 
Andy Jenkins 6-0 Ryan Harrington 
Darren Webster 6-3 Daniel Day
Michael Barnard 6-4 James Richardson 

Group Five
First Round
Steve Maish Bye
Prakash Jiwa Bye
Paul Barham Bye
Sam Hill Bye
James Hubbard 6-3 Andrew Gilding 
Kevin Dowling 6-3 John Scott 
Dean Winstanley 6-5 Aaron Turner 
Mark Jones 6-4 Jamie Lewis

Second Round
Prakash Jiwa 6-2 Steve Maish 
Sam Hill 6-2 Paul Barham 
James Hubbard 6-3 Kevin Dowling
Dean Winstanley 6-2 Mark Jones
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Winstanley, Hubbard and Roy among the 20 qualifiers for second European Tour event

Dean Winstanley, James Hubbard and Alex Roy were among 20 players to book their place in the second European Tour event of the season in Berlin after coming through the UK qualifier in Crawley on Friday evening.

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