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Corey Cadby resigns PDC Tour Card

Jamie Shaw in Off The Oche 16 Jan 2020
Cadby drops off the tour with immediate effect (Photo by Chris Dean/PDC)

Corey Cadby has resigned his PDC Tour Card, quitting the professional circuit just two years after coming through Qualifying School.

Cadby, 24, burst onto the scene in 2016, storming to the top of the DPA rankings and clinching a debut spot in the World Championship, as well as a clutch of World Series events.

The Australian ace became World Youth Champion later that year before coasting through 2018 Qualifying School on Day One and making an instant impact by winning a UK Open qualifier and going on to finish runner-up in the UK Open itself.

However, Cadby has suffered a turbulent spell away from the oche since, missing 12 months of competitive action due to visa complications and later admitted to suffering with stress and depression.

He has remained in his homeland since his last competitive appearance in the World Series last August and had not featured in a PDC ranking event since the Czech Open two months earlier.

In October, a warrant was issued by Wyndham Police which stated Cadby failed to appear in court, to which he replied on Facebook that he missed a court date in regards to alleged driving with no licence but did attend court at a later date.

Despite being in danger of losing his Tour Card, ‘The King’ ended the 2019 season inside the world’s top 64, but on the eve of the new campaign, opted to relinquish his place on the circuit.

With Raymond van Barneveld also resigning his Tour Card, Toni Alcinas and Simon Stevenson retain their Tour Cards as members of the top 64 in an adjusted Order of Merit.

Jamie Bain, a Tour Card Holder from 2019/20 who was outside the top 64, has also relinquished his Tour Card, opening up an additional place via Qualifying School.

The 12 automatic Tour Card winners from this week’s Qualifying School will now be joined by 19 additional players from the Qualifying School Orders of Merit, with 12 from UK Q School and seven from European Q School.