The draw for the third day of 2020 PDC Qualifying School has been made, with a vast field battling it…
The draw for the third day of 2020 PDC Qualifying School has been made, with a vast field battling it out for a further three automatic Tour Cards.
Two separate Qualifying Schools will run simultaneously as a vast field of 853 men and women compete for just 31 two-year Tour Cards.
Both events will run from January 16-19, with UK Q School being held at the Robin Park Sports Centre in Wigan, and European Q School taking place at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, Germany.
The final two players on each day at UK Q School with secure a Tour Card as 521 hopefuls head to Wigan, while the final player on each day of the 332-strong European Q School will also join the circuit.
Players will earn ranking points per victory in each full round of the event (not including byes), which will be used to form Order of Merits for each Q School, from which a further 19 players will win Tour Cards (12 from UK Q School and seven from European Q School).
Among the notable entrants at UK Q School include reigning Women’s World Champion Mikuru Suzuki and PDC World Championship superstar Fallon Sherrock.
Four-time Women’s World Champion Lisa Ashton and 16-year-old rising star Beau Greaves are also among a 16-strong female contingent.
Jim Williams, runner-up in last week’s BDO World Championship, is also among the field, as are former BDO World Champions Scott Mitchell and Scott Waites, plus the likes of Andy Hamilton, David Evans, Wes Newton and John O’Shea.
Three-time World Champion John Part, former BDO World Champion Richie Burnett, former BDO world finalist Alan Norris, former Players Champion Paul Nicholson and former PDC world finalist Mark Dudbridge are also among a formidable UK field.
European Q School will feature BDO stars Wesley Harms, Richard Veenstra, Michael Unterbuchner and Martijn Kleermaker, as well as 2012 Lakeside Champion Christian Kist, Ronny Huybrechts, Jose Justicia and Boris Koltsov.
Play will commence at 10.30am GMT, with all matches non-streamed and to be contested over the best of nine legs.
UK Qualifying School 2020 Day Three Draw
Selected Last 512 ties
Cameron Menzies v Francis Carragher
Steve Hine v John O’Shea
James Richardson v Rohit Rabadia
Mark Dudbridge v Beau Greaves
Ben Hazel v Peter Hudson
Jamie Robinson v Casey Gallagher
Andy Chalmers v Jack Main
Alan Norris v Jeff Smith
Dave Parletti v Rob Hewson
Daniel Day v Richie Burnett
Mikuru Suzuki v Stuart Davies
Kasumi Sato v Nigel Russell
Damon Heta v Jack Bannister
Darron Brown v Tony O’Shea
Josie Paterson v Kyle McKinstry
Adam Hunt v Corey Burton
Seigo Asada v Tony Wood
Robbie Green v Ian Jopling
Shaun Rutter v Arron Monk
Colin Osborne v Richie Walsh
Lewis Pride v Deta Hedman
Alan Byrne v Darryl Fitton
Stephen Burton v Diogo Portela
Ellis Hollyhead v Wes Newton
Gary Mawson v David Calvert
John Part v Nick Kenny
Daniel Lauby v Cameron Anderson
Steve Brown v Ryan Hope
Lisa Ashton v Shaun Matthews
Andy Hamilton v Terry Creed
Paul Brown v Fallon Sherrock
Luke Tucker v Scott Mitchell
Christopher Paul Jones v Corrine Hammond
Wayne Jones v Martin Biggs
Jim Williams v Simon Key
European Qualifying School 2020 Day Three Draw
Selected Last 512 ties
Bernd Roith v Zoran Lerchbacher
Nandor Pres v Mario Vandenbogaerde
Hendrik Riedel v Justin van Tergouw
Michel Furlani v Chris Landman
Jeffrey Van Egdom v Jeffrey De Graaf
Markus Straub v Berry van Peer
Selected Last 256 ties
Erik Poliak v Wesley Harms
Martijn Kleermaker v Andreas Frei
Stefan Nilles v Boris Krcmar
Willem Mandigers v Peter Schnupfhagn
Kevin Grebe v Andreas Harrysson
Simeon Heinz v Karolina Podgorska
Michael Unterbuchner v Ronny Huybrechts
Frantisek Mika v Nico Blum
Dragutin Horvat v Pero Ljubic
Marco Apollonio v Gino Vos
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez v Benjamin Pratnemer
Jeffrey Sparidaans v Sebastian Pohl