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2017 PDC Qualifying School Day One
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PRAKASH JIWA, Lee Bryant, Stephen Burton and Jim Brown won PDC Tour Cards on the opening day of the 2017 PDC Qualifying School in Wigan.

A record field of 434 players were in action on the first of four days in Wigan they bid to win one of the 28 PDC Tour Cards entitling them to compete on the PDC ProTour for the next two years.

Rugby-based Prakash Jiwa , 46, became only the fifth player to become a three-time Tour Card winner since Qualifying School was introduced in 2011 with his success on the day.

Jiwa defeated James Young, Davyd Venken, Jim Walker, Richard North and Steve Douglas before a 5-2 win over Irish youngster Steve Lennon secured his Tour Card and a return to the professional ranks.

"This is my third time and my experienced of playing with the big boys in the PDC helped massively," said Jiwa. "When I saw the field of almost 450 players I went in with a mindset of how good I am.

"I took each game as it came and got through. I've been on the circuit before but now, with my new equipment, I want to move to the next level, which I believe I can do.

"I want to get into that top 64 in two years to keep my Tour Card. I didn't have this aspiration before, when I first started playing, but now I'm a seasoned campaigner and I believe that I can do some damage."

Sussex-based Lee Bryant , 31, will join housemate Rob Cross - who won his Tour Card via the 2016 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour - on the PDC circuit this year after he edged out Enfield's Ritchie Edhouse 5-4 in their decider.

Bryant, who had previously competed at Qualifying School in 2013 without winning a Tour Card, this time went all the way on the opening day as he overcame Michael Huntley, Teuvo Haverinen, Mickey Mansell, Mareno Michels, Paul Russell, Callan Rydz and Edhouse.

"I was over-nervous and maybe over-excited when I woke up this morning but it feels really good," said Bryant. "I had to pull some good darts out and I'm really pleased to have done that, especially in the final game.

"Seeing Rob get his Tour Card through the Challenge Tour has inspired me and he's driven me up to Wigan and supported me, and that was a big incentive because he believed in me all the way.

"When I played in 2013 I went to a couple of the ProTour events and I absolutely loved it. I lost to Adrian Lewis in one event but thoroughly enjoyed it and the PDC set-up is what I want to play in.

"Now, I'm looking forward to pushing on a little bit and hopefully making waves with my Tour Card. I've got a chance now to see what I can do. It hasn't really sunk in yet but it will later."

Ipswich-based window cleaner Stephen Burton will compete on the PDC circuit for the first time this year after securing his Tour Card on his Qualifying School debut.

The 29-year-old enjoyed wins over Charlie Symons, John McCafferty, Keita Ono, Madars Razma, Arjan Konterman and experienced duo Darren Johnson and Steve Hine as he secured his place on the ProTour.

"I'm on cloud nine at the moment and it will probably sink in tomorrow when I wake up," said Burton.

"I've been playing County darts for a few years and in the last two or three years I've got really consistent, and I wanted to give it a go and see what the next step up would be.

"A couple of years ago there were three or four other players from Suffolk who got a Tour Card and Ryan Meikle got one last year, and they're doing well so I wanted to see what it was all about.

"The hard work has got to start when I get back home on the practice board ready for the UK Open Qualifiers and first ProTour events. It's all a learning curve and I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Scotland's Jim Brown was the day's final Tour Card winner in an emotional moment for the 45-year-old from Hamilton, who had lost his wife Annette to cancer in July 2016 before opting to compete at Qualifying School.

Brown saw off Lennart Efraimsson, Nicholas Lewis, Sean Johnson, Michael Plooy and Mick Todd to reach the last 16, before defeating former World Championship finalist Kirk Shepherd and Dutch youngster Sven Groen - a former Development Tour event winner - to seal his Tour Card.

"It's an emotional day," said Brown. "It's been an incredibly tough time but I think it was just meant to be and I dedicate this to Annette.

"I didn't ever think I could do this but it's up there with anything I've ever done. I played the right darts at the right time and beat some great players, but it was just my day.

"I've only played for six years so I want to push myself and see how far I can go - I might not win one game on the ProTour but I've made it here and I'm looking forward to it."

Friday sees the second of four days take place, with a further four automatic Tour Cards on offer for the day's final four players alongside ranking points on the Qualifying School Order of Merit, from which a further 12 Tour Cards are allocated at the end of the event.

Ranking points will be allocated as follows:
Last 128 defeat: One Point
Last 64 defeat: Two Points
Last 32 defeat: Three Points
Last 16 defeat: Five Points
Last Eight defeat: Nine Points

2017 PDC Qualifying School
Day One, Thursday January 19
First Round

Liam Last Bye
Kevin McKinney Bye
Kieran Evans 5-4 Ryan Murray
Dragutin Horvat 5-0 Evan Wilson
Jason Lowe 5-2 Ron Seddon
Scott Rollings 5-2 Billy Holmes
Dawson Murschell 5-0 Rhys Jackson
Marko Puls 5-4 Rhys Julian
Peter Evison Bye
Adam Hunt Bye
Ioannis Selachoglou 5-0 Richard Betteley
Nick Jennings 5-1 Thomas Pavarotti
Tony Lincoln 5-1 Paul Jenkins
Robert Fuller 5-4 Rene Eidams
Paul Harvey 5-1 Stephen Butkeraitis
Sean Ryan 5-1 Michael Kavanagh
Lee Watkins Bye
Dave Honey Bye
Bryan De Hoog 5-1 Scott Taylor
Wayne Jones 5-1 David Wilson
Bradley Williams 5-3 Chris Hartrey
Matthew Edgar 5-1 Jay Murphy
Kelvin Hart 5-3 Chris White
Max Baulcomb 5-2 Nathan Richards
Callum Loose Bye
George Killington Bye
Ash Khayatzadeh 5-2 David Read
Kevin Burness 5-0 Steven Harbert
Neil Meneer 5-0 Stuart Stubbs Snr
Steve Lennon 5-3 Jose Sousa
Adam Huckvale 5-0 Jose Ventura Seijas Ramos
Kai Fan Leung 5-3 Kevin McDine
Prakash Jiwa Bye
James Young Bye
Callum Mackay 5-1 Dorion Hall
Davyd Venken 5-2 Pete Dyos
Jim Walker 5-1 Manuel Vilerio
Jack Bannister 5-4 Fynn Marquardt
Josh McCarthy 5-1 Scott Newton
Mark Lawrence 5-3 Michael Burgoine
Colin Roelofs Bye
Richie Howson Bye
Alan Magee Bye
Richard North 5-0 Matthew Watson
Matthew Moore 5-4 Dai Randall
Ting Chi Royden Lam 5-2 Thom Humphrey
Kevin Simm 5-1 Jason Marriott
Chris Ware 5-4 Matthias Dietrich
Ronnie Baxter Bye
Ricky Sudale Bye
Nathan Aspinall Bye
Paul Nicholson 5-3 Harry Ward
Steve Douglas 5-2 Alan Wilkinson
Jack Todd 5-3 Andy White
Andrew Howarth 5-1 Joey Palfreyman
Sheamus Hagan 5-2 Chris Hornby
Shaun Carroll Bye
David Jamieson Bye
Lee Moffat Bye
Ricky Palmer 5-0 Craig Reeves
Mark Stephenson 5-3 Paddy Boyce
Richard Baillie 5-1 Hayden Barnes
Wilco Vermeulen 5-0 Michael Tafner
Bernd Roith 5-3 Steve McNally
Martin Kask Bye
Robert Marijanovic Bye
Jamie Bain 5-3 Stuart Dutton
Arron Monk 5-3 Haruki Muramatsu
Curtis Hammond 5-0 Mark Forman
Martin Schindler 5-4 Gary Gullan
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 5-0 Benjamin van Erven
Trevor Burkhill 5-0 Steve Perkins
Glenn Fitzpatrick Bye
Tony Martin Bye
Mark Jodrill 5-4 Scott Darbyshire
David King 5-2 Kevin McDonnell
Radoslaw Szaganski 5-0 Tom McIntosh
John Part 5-2 William Stallard
Edward Lovely 5-1 Justin Broton
Eelco Sieperda 5-0 Keith Carter
Paul Milford Bye
Shane Reidy Bye
Shaun Matthews 5-4 Steve Brown
Adam Whieldon 5-3 Ashley Holgate
Karsten Kornath 5-4 Stef Macare
Luke Woodhouse 5-0 Jay McCann
John Brown 5-4 Alan Tabern
Taylor Greaves 5-0 Dariusz Imbs
Richie Edhouse Bye
Eddie White Bye
Daniel Smith 5-1 Par Riihonen
Mark Hylton 5-2 Connor Scutt
Robert Hughes 5-0 Dale Gadsby
Chris Quantock 5-1 Nigel Russell
Scott Dale 5-3 Jamie Guilfoyle
Joe Davis 5-3 Michael Wood
Andrew Poynton Bye
John Bryan Bye
Mareno Michels 5-1 Alan McNiven
Paul Smith 5-0 Andrew Currivan
Lee Bryant 5-2 Michael Huntley
Teuvo Haverinen 5-3 Jamie Landon
Lewis Coult 5-0 Brian Doran
Mickey Mansell 5-4 Richie Burnett
Adam Smith-Neale Bye
Mario Robbe Bye
Diogo Portela Bye
Boris Koltsov 5-1 Lee Siddle
Kenneth Bramall 5-4 Billy Gallie
Paul Russell 5-2 Steve Kingdon
Julio Barbero Gonzalez 5-0 Richard Onions
Peter Mitchell 5-1 Lars Reinecke
Stephen Limer Bye
Callan Rydz Bye
Bobby Crozier Bye
Stuart Stubbs 5-2 James Clifton
Reece Robinson 5-0 Andrew Downs
Nathan Derry 5-4 Stephen Silver
Gary Broomhead 5-4 Sam Head
Joe Croft 5-3 David Evans
Carlo van Peer Bye
Sascha Hertrich Bye
Nigel Daniels Bye
Nolan Arendse 5-1 Michael Barnard
Dylan Duo 5-0 Andrew Belton
Dave Ladley 5-1 Jose Henrique Pinto De Sena
Justin Smith 5-2 Andrew Edwards
Evander Stevenson 5-2 Sandy Morrison
Paul Fellows Bye
Warrick Scheffer Bye
Michael Power 5-1 Eddie Dootson
Kurt Parry Bye (Ricardo Fernandez Carballo timed out)
Paul Rowley 5-2 Peter Hudson
John Purcell 5-0 Josh Wills
Stuart Kellett 5-0 Steve Randall
Jeff Batham 5-4 Darren Brown
Yuki Yamada Bye
Paul Reeve Bye
Marc Dewsbury 5-1 Peter Fisher
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-3 Mark Baxter
Martin Lukeman 5-4 Jay Foreman
Sam Hamilton 5-3 Colin Fowler
Arron Wike 5-3 Dan Harrington
Steve Hine 5-1 Duvaan Ata
Jimmy Hendriks Bye
David Neale Bye
Kevin Lane 5-3 James Hubbard
Zoran Lerchbacher 5-0 John Court
Daniel Dootson 5-3 Francis Carragher
Alan Jamieson 5-2 Ian Withers
Chris Mathews 5-2 Richie Walsh
Ryan Harrington 5-3 David Copley
Mark Dudbridge Bye
David Mawson Bye
Dean Hyde 5-2 Chris Wilson
Lee Morris 5-1 Jim Moston
Matt Padgett 5-3 Ryan De Vreede
Kelvin Self 5-2 Danny Bosch
Peter Manley 5-2 Ken MacNeil
David Fatum 5-0 Garath Illidge
Colin Osborne Bye
Keita Ono Bye
John McCafferty Bye
Stephen Burton 5-1 Charlie Symons
Richard Platt 5-4 Paul Cook
Luke Humphries 5-3 Ian Lever
Michael Blake 5-0 Wayne Crossley
Madars Razma 5-0 Ian Hurley
Christian Kallinger Bye
Kentaro Suzuki Bye
Roy Morris Bye
James Lane 5-0 Rohit Rabadia
Michael Rasztovits 5-1 Gabriel Florin Olar
Barrie Bates 5-3 Derek Brand
Nicholas Ellis 5-3 Robbie Gorst
Arjan Konterman 5-3 Pierre Finck
Samuel Fuller Bye
Christopher Dale Bye
Justin Bradshaw Bye
Ben Ward 5-3 Allan Edwards
Joshua Richardson Bye (Tom Heldt timed out)
Martin Thomas 5-3 Danny Kay
Jason Lovett 5-2 John Crossley
Darren Johnson 5-0 Michael Regus
Allan Candlish Bye
Antonio Alcinas Bye
Tom Lonsdale Bye
Tim Hope 5-2 Alexander Elia
Richard Calvert Bye (Carlos Rodriguez timed out)
Nick Fullwell 5-2 Kevin Veenstra
Lee Shewan 5-2 Nigel Boeg
Steve Perry 5-2 Bradley Brooks
Adrian Gray Bye
Tatu Pehkonen Bye
Dean Forde 5-2 Jerry Hendriks
Oskar Lukasiak 5-3 Terry Roach
Stuart Harding 5-2 Mark Wilson
Jon Jukes 5-1 Paul Phillips
Richard Boucher 5-4 Micky Stocks
Rob Hewson 5-0 Stephen Cotter
Sven Groen Bye
Barry Morgan Bye
Mark Westgarth 5-1 John Gibson
Simon Cassidy 5-0 Matthew Clarke
Ben Songhurst 5-1 Tony Cole
Morgan Smith 5-2 Luke Ely
Andrew Johnson 5-4 Charlie Jackson
Ian Moss 5-2 Roland Lenngren
Shouichi Hayashi Bye
Michael van Dijk Bye
Ross Rimmer 5-2 Robert Norster
Kevin Garcia 5-1 Steve Hattersley
Steve Smith 5-2 Nicholas Bloor
John Norman 5-0 Jordan Boyce
Paul Osmotherley 5-0 Laurie Selby
Nathan Rafferty 5-4 Mike Norton
Ricky Nathan Bye
Nigel Pinchen Bye
Greg Ritchie 5-0 James Hajdar
Craig Gilchrist 5-2 Dave Askew
George Gardner 5-1 Ben Adams
Coni Singh Nagi 5-2 Douglas Low
Gary Stone 5-4 Colin Littlecott
Dyson Parody 5-0 Ian Moar
Jamie Branton Bye
Marco Smit Bye
Kirk Shepherd Bye
Sonny Johal 5-2 Andy Hutchings
Keith Bassett 5-1 Jamie Cooper
Peter Jacques 5-0 Willy van de Wiel
Jason Wilson 5-0 Daniel Cole
Dean Stewart 5-3 Mark Devon
Andy Nye Bye
Michel van der Horst Bye
Andy Smith Bye
Mark Frost 5-1 Kevin Dowling
Carl Wilkinson 5-0 David Hack
Barry Lynn 5-1 Ryan Hart
John Morris 5-1 John Power
Nigel Heydon 5-0 Craig Ingram
Kevin Thomas Bye
Aaron Stevens Bye
Michael Plooy Bye
Jim McKevitt 5-3 Jacob Cooksey
Jesus Noguera Perea 5-4 Maik Kuivenhoven
Sean Johnson 5-3 Jamie Robinson
Jim Brown 5-3 Lennart Efraimsson
Nicholas Lewis 5-3 Damien O'Driscoll
Eikichi Nakanishi Bye
Stephen Gallimore Bye
Shawn Burt Bye
David O'Donovan 5-4 Lee Hayes
Andreas Hajimina 5-2 Philip Canty
Martyn Turner 5-1 Rob Holroyd
Mick Todd 5-1 Ian Locke
Maik Langendorf 5-1 Alan Tabern Jnr

Second Round
Liam Last 5-4 Kevin McKinney
Dragutin Horvat 5-4 Kieran Evans
Jason Lowe 5-2 Scott Rollings
Marko Puls 5-3 Dawson Murschell
Adam Hunt 5-0 Peter Evison
Nick Jennings 5-4 Ioannis Selachoglou
Tony Lincoln 5-4 Robert Fuller
Paul Harvey 5-0 Sean Ryan
Dave Honey 5-0 Lee Watkins
Bryan De Hoog 5-3 Wayne Jones
Matthew Edgar 5-2 Bradley Williams
Kelvin Hart 5-1 Max Baulcomb
George Killington 5-3 Callum Loose
Kevin Burness 5-2 Ash Khayatzadeh
Steve Lennon 5-1 Neil Meneer
Kai Fan Leung 5-3 Adam Huckvale
Prakash Jiwa 5-0 James Young
Davyd Venken 5-0 Callum Mackay
Jim Walker 5-0 Jack Bannister
Josh McCarthy 5-0 Mark Lawrence
Colin Roelofs 5-1 Richie Howson
Richard North 5-1 Alan Magee
Ting Chi Royden Lam 5-2 Matthew Moore
Chris Ware 5-3 Kevin Simm
Ronnie Baxter 5-2 Ricky Sudale
Nathan Aspinall 5-3 Paul Nicholson
Steve Douglas 5-3 Jack Todd
Sheamus Hagan 5-4 Andrew Howarth
Shaun Carroll 5-1 David Jamieson
Lee Moffat 5-1 Ricky Palmer
Mark Stephenson 5-2 Richard Baillie
Wilco Vermeulen 5-3 Bernd Roith
Robert Marijanovic 5-1 Martin Kask
Jamie Bain 5-2 Arron Monk
Martin Schindler 5-1 Curtis Hammond
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 5-2 Trevor Burkhill
Tony Martin 5-1 Glenn Fitzpatrick
David King 5-4 Mark Jodrill
Radoslaw Szaganski 5-4 John Part
Edward Lovely 5-0 Eelco Sieperda
Paul Milford 5-2 Shane Reidy
Shaun Matthews 5-3 Adam Whieldon
Luke Woodhouse 5-1 Karsten Kornath
John Brown 5-3 Taylor Greaves
Ritchie Edhouse 5-0 Eddie White
Daniel Smith 5-0 Mark Hylton
Chris Quantock 5-4 Robert Hughes
Joe Davis 5-3 Scott Dale
Andrew Poynton 5-4 John Bryan
Mareno Michels 5-3 Paul Smith
Lee Bryant 5-4 Teuvo Haverinen
Mickey Mansell 5-0 Lewis Coult
Adam Smith-Neale 5-2 Mario Robbe
Boris Koltsov 5-2 Diogo Portela
Paul Russell 5-4 Kenneth Bramall
Julio Barbero Gonzalez 5-2 Peter Mitchell
Callan Rydz 5-3 Stephen Limer
Bobby Crozier 5-3 Stuart Stubbs
Reece Robinson 5-4 Nathan Derry
Gary Broomhead 5-0 Joe Croft
Carlo van Peer 5-2 Sascha Hertrich
Nolan Arendse 5-3 Nigel Daniels
Dave Ladley 5-1 Dylan Duo
Justin Smith 5-3 Evander Stevenson
Warrick Scheffer 5-0 Paul Fellows
Michael Power 5-3 Kurt Parry
Paul Rowley 5-1 John Purcell
Stuart Kellett 5-1 Jeff Batham
Yuki Yamada 5-2 Paul Reeve
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-4 Marc Dewsbury
Martin Lukeman 5-2 Sam Hamilton
Steve Hine 5-0 Arron Wike
Jimmy Hendriks 5-1 David Neale
Kevin Lane 5-2 Zoran Lerchbacher
Daniel Dootson 5-1 Alan Jamieson
Ryan Harrington 5-4 Chris Mathews
Mark Dudbridge 5-1 David Marson
Lee Morris 5-2 Dean Hyde
Matt Padgett 5-3 Kelvin Self
David Fatum 5-2 Peter Manley
Keita Ono 5-4 Colin Osborne
Stephen Burton 5-0 John McCafferty
Luke Humphries 5-4 Richard Platt
Madars Razma 5-4 Michael Blake
Christian Kallinger 5-2 Kentaro Suzuki
Roy Morris 5-0 James Lane
Barrie Bates 5-3 Michael Rasztovits
Arjan Konterman 5-4 Nicholas Ellis
Samuel Fuller 5-4 Christopher Dale
Ben Ward 5-0 Justin Bradshaw
Martin Thomas 5-4 Joshua Richardson
Darren Johnson 5-4 Jason Lovett
Antonio Alcinas 5-2 Allan Candlish
Tim Hope 5-3 Tom Lonsale
Nick Fullwell 5-0 Richard Calvert
Lee Shewan 5-0 Steve Perry
Adrian Gray 5-1 Tatu Pehkonen
Dean Forde 5-4 Oskar Lukasiak
Jon Jukes 5-3 Stuart Harding
Rob Hewson 5-3 Richard Boucher
Sven Groen 5-0 Barry Morgan
Mark Westgarth 5-2 Simon Cassidy
Ben Songhurst 5-3 Morgan Smith
Ian Moss 5-4 Andrew Johnson
Michael van Dijk 5-1 Shouichi Hayashi
Ross Rimmer 5-2 Kevin Garcia
John Norman 5-1 Steve Smith
Paul Osmotherley 5-4 Nathan Rafferty
Ricky Nathan 5-4 Nigel Pinchen
Craig Gilchrist 5-2 Greg Ritchie
George Gardner 5-3 Coni Singh Nagi
Gary Stone 5-1 Dyson Parody
Jamie Branton 5-4 Marco Smit
Kirk Shepherd 5-3 Sonny Johal
Peter Jacques 5-1 Keith Basset
Jason Wilson 5-2 Dean Stewart
Michel van der Horst 5-1 Andy Nye
Mark Frost 5-1 Andy Smith
Carl Wilkinson 5-4 Barry Lynn
Nigel Heydon 5-1 John Morris
Kevin Thomas 5-3 Aaron Stevens
Michael Plooy 5-0 Jim McKevitt
Sean Johnson 5-2 Jesus Noguera Perea
Jim Brown 5-4 Nicholas Lewis
Stephen Gallimore 5-2 Eikichi Nakanishi
Shawn Burt 5-2 David O'Donovan
Andreas Hajimina 5-3 Martyn Turner
Mick Todd 5-3 Maik Langendorf

Third Round
Dragutin Horvat 5-3 Liam Last
Jason Lowe 5-1 Marko Puls
Adam Hunt 5-0 Nick Jennings
Paul Harvey 5-3 Tony Lincoln
Dave Honey 5-2 Bryan De Hoog
Matthew Edgar 5-2 Kelvin Hart
George Killington 5-3 Kevin Burness
Steve Lennon 5-2 Kai Fan Leung
Prakash Jiwa 5-3 Davyd Venken
Jim Walker 5-4 Josh McCarthy
Richard North 5-3 Colin Roelofs
Ting Chi Royden Lam 5-0 Chris Ware
Nathan Aspinall 5-3 Ronnie Baxter
Steve Douglas 5-3 Sheamus Hagan
Shaun Carroll 5-0 Lee Moffat
Mark Stephenson 5-2 Wilco Vermeulen
Robert Marijanovic 5-3 Jamie Bain
Martin Schindler 5-3 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Tony Martin 5-3 David King
Radoslaw Szaganski 5-3 Edward Lovely
Paul Milford 5-0 Shaun Matthews
Luke Woodhouse 5-1 John Brown
Ritchie Edhouse 5-4 Daniel Smith
Chris Quantock 5-2 Joe Davis
Mareno Michels 5-1 Andrew Poynton
Lee Bryant 5-0 Mickey Mansell
Boris Koltsov 5-3 Adam Smith-Neale
Paul Russell 5-3 Julio Barbero Gonzalez
Callan Rydz 5-3 Bobby Crozier
Reece Robinson 5-3 Gary Broomhead
Carlo van Peer 5-4 Nolan Arendse
Justin Smith 5-2 Dave Ladley
Warrick Scheffer 5-1 Michael Power
Stuart Kellett 5-2 Paul Rowley
Yuki Yamada 5-4 Roxy-James Rodriguez
Steve Hine 5-4 Martin Lukeman
Kevin Lane 5-1 Jimmy Hendriks
Ryan Harrington 5-2 Daniel Dootson
Mark Dudbridge 5-4 Lee Morris
David Fatum 5-4 Matt Padgett
Stephen Burton 5-4 Keita Ono
Madars Razma 5-2 Luke Humphries
Christian Kallinger 5-3 Roy Morris
Arjan Konterman 5-4 Barrie Bates
Samuel Fuller 5-3 Ben Ward
Darren Johnson 5-4 Martin Thomas
Tim Hope 5-1 Antonio Alcinas
Lee Shewan 5-4 Nick Fullwell
Adrian Gray 5-2 Dean Forde
Rob Hewson 5-4 Jon Jukes
Sven Groen 5-4 Mark Westgarth
Ian Moss 5-4 Ben Songhurst
Michael van Dijk 5-1 Ross Rimmer
John Norman 5-2 Paul Osmotherley
Ricky Nathan 5-4 Craig Gilchrist
Gary Stone 5-4 George Gardner
Kirk Shepherd 5-0 Jamie Branton
Jason Wilson 5-2 Peter Jacques
Michel van der Horst 5-3 Mark Frost
Nigel Heydon 5-2 Carl Wilkinson
Michael Plooy 5-4 Kevin Thomas
Jim Brown 5-2 Sean Johnson
Shawn Burt 5-1 Stephen Gallimore
Mick Todd 5-3 Andreas Hajimina

Fourth Round
Jason Lowe 5-3 Dragutin Horvat
Paul Harvey 5-4 Adam Hunt
Matthew Edgar 5-2 Dave Honey
Steve Lennon 5-3 George Killington
Prakash Jiwa 5-3 Jim Walker
Richard North 5-4 Ting Chi Royden Lam
Steve Douglas 5-4 Nathan Aspinall
Shaun Carroll 5-0 Mark Stephenson
Robert Marijanovic 5-3 Martin Schindler
Radoslaw Szaganski 5-0 Tony Martin
Paul Milford 5-4 Luke Woodhouse
Ritchie Edhouse 5-2 Chris Quantock
Lee Bryant 5-4 Mareno Michels
Paul Russell 5-2 Boris Koltsov
Callan Rydz 5-3 Reece Robinson
Justin Smith 5-2 Carlo van Peer
Stuart Kellett 5-3 Warrick Scheffer
Steve Hine 5-2 Yuki Yamada
Kevin Lane 5-4 Ryan Harrington
David Fatum 5-2 Mark Dudbridge
Stephen Burton 5-1 Madars Razma
Arjan Konterman 5-4 Christian Kallinger
Darren Johnson 5-4 Samuel Fuller
Lee Shewan 5-4 Tim Hope
Adrian Gray 5-2 Rob Hewson
Sven Groen 5-1 Ian Moss
John Norman 5-3 Michael van Dijk
Gary Stone 5-1 Ricky Nathan
Kirk Shepherd 5-3 Jason Wilson
Nigel Heydon 5-3 Michel van der Horst
Jim Brown 5-1 Michael Plooy
Mick Todd 5-2 Shawn Burt

Fifth Round
Paul Harvey 5-3 Jason Lowe
Steve Lennon 5-1 Matthew Edgar
Prakash Jiwa 5-4 Richard North
Steve Douglas 5-0 Shaun Carroll
Radoslaw Szaganski 5-4 Robert Marijanovic
Ritchie Edhouse 5-4 Paul Milford
Lee Bryant 5-0 Paul Russell
Callan Rydz 5-1 Justin Smith
Steve Hine 5-4 Stuart Kellett
David Fatum 5-4 Kevin Lane
Stephen Burton 5-3 Arjan Konterman
Darren Johnson 5-1 Lee Shewan
Sven Groen 5-2 Adrian Gray
John Norman 5-4 Gary Stone
Kirk Shepherd 5-4 Nigel Heydon
Jim Brown 5-3 Mick Todd

Sixth Round
Steve Lennon 5-0 Paul Harvey
Prakash Jiwa 5-4 Steve Douglas
Ritchie Edhouse 5-3 Radoslaw Szaganski
Lee Bryant 5-3 Callan Rydz
Steve Hine 5-4 David Fatum
Stephen Burton 5-4 Darren Johnson
Sven Groen 5-4 John Norman
Jim Brown 5-1 Kirk Shepherd

Seventh Round
Prakash Jiwa 5-2 Steve Lennon
Lee Bryant 5-4 Ritchie Edhouse
Stephen Burton 5-2 Steve Hine
Jim Brown 5-2 Sven Groen

Tour Card Winners - Day One
Prakash Jiwa
Lee Bryant
Stephen Burton
Jim Brown

Qualifying School Order of Merit
Following Day One        
Rank    Name    Points
1    Edhouse, Ritchie    9
1    Groen, Sven    9
1    Hine, Steve    9
1    Lennon, Steve    9
5    Douglas, Steve    5
5    Fatum, David    5
5    Harvey, Paul    5
5    Johnson, Darren    5
5    Norman, John jnr    5
5    Rydz, Callan    5
5    Shepherd, Kirk    5
5    Szaganski, Radoslaw    5
13    Carroll, Shaun    3
13    Edgar, Matthew    3
13    Gray, Adrian    3
13    Heydon, Nigel    3
13    Kellett, Stuart    3
13    Konterman, Arjan    3
13    Lane, Kevin    3
13    Lowe, Jason    3
13    Marijanovic, Robert    3
13    Milford, Paul    3
13    North, Richard    3
13    Russell, Paul    3
13    Shewan, Lee    3
13    Smith, Justin    3
13    Stone, Gary    3
13    Todd, Mick    3
29    Aspinall, Nathan    2
29    Burt, Shawn    2
29    Dijk, Michael van    2
29    Dudbridge, Mark    2
29    Fuller, Samuel    2
29    Harrington, Ryan    2
29    Hewson, Rob    2
29    Honey, Dave    2
29    Hope, Tim    2
29    Horst, Michel van der    2
29    Horvat, Dragutin    2
29    Hunt, Adam    2
29    Kallinger, Christian    2
29    Killington, George    2
29    Koltsov, Boris    2
29    Lam, Ting Chi Royden    2
29    Martin, Tony    2
29    Michels, Mareno    2
29    Moss, Ian    2
29    Nathan, Ricky    2
29    Peer, Carlo van    2
29    Plooy, Michael    2
29    Quantock, Chris    2
29    Razma, Madars    2
29    Robinson, Reece    2
29    Scheffer, Warrick    2
29    Schindler, Martin    2
29    Stephenson, Mark    2
29    Walker, Jim    2
29    Wilson, Jason    2
29    Woodhouse, Luke    2
29    Yamada, Yuki    2
61    Alcinas, Antonio    1
61    Arendse, Nolan    1
61    Bain, Jamie    1
61    Bates, Barrie    1
61    Baxter, Ronnie    1
61    Branton, Jamie    1
61    Broomhead, Gary    1
61    Brown, John    1
61    Burness, Kevin    1
61    Crozier, Bobby    1
61    Davis, Joe    1
61    Dootson, Daniel    1
61    Forde, Dean    1
61    Frost, Mark    1
61    Fullwell, Nick    1
61    Gallimore, Stephen    1
61    Gardner, George    1
61    Gilchrist, Craig    1
61    Gonzalez, Julio Barbero    1
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Last year 11 points was enough to get a card - one player on 10 also got a card on countback - so at a guess it should be a similar amount required this year
Was the points criteria the same last year Mike? Could be that if it was, and there are more entrants this year, then the qualifying amount could be less as there are more players to take points off each other.

And thanks for the write up, really interesting.
Not my write up Nick, pulled straight from the PDC site lol

Yes, the points last year were the same, and there were also around 400 entrants last year so the points to go through should be around the same as well
Q-School sure is a veritable Dog-fight of an ordeal. Best of 9 legs and you better be consistent or your gong home with yer tail 'twixt yer legs. Intriguing to see some of the names in among, some old school fellows still giving it a go... also always a few lads I know of from around my area giving it a crack.

Tough business, is this Q-School.
Ha, cheers Mike, end up on here before the PDC site! Did admire your diligence!!!

Could not agree more Reggae, its a real dog eat dog event. So many entrants, open draw. Anything can happen, and you have to win a few games just to get a point.

Can understand why the BDO champs of the future will have less interest trying it out. Take Durrant for example. He must be mentally drained having won his "dream" event, and to turn up a few days later into the viper pit of Q School must not seem that alluring. Could very easily lose a couple of early round games in a short format, not qualify, then have to go back to the BDO with his tail between his legs.

Tough gig.
The problem with the scenario of Durrant losing at Q School then going back to the BDO is that anyone who played at Lakeside this year and then subsequently throws a dart at Q School is automatically banned from playing at Lakeside next year (and presumably also banned from any events that carry Lakeside qualification points). The only person it affects this year is Jimmy Hendriks.

As you say Durrant is drained and needs to recharge his batteries, so Q School a few days later was always going to be a no no - out in rounds 1 or 2 and he would have gone. The issue for him though was whether or not Uncle Bazza would backtrack and decide to offer him a card as BDO World Champ - Duzza and his family and team would then have had some thinking to do as to whether or not he would accept it.
I can remember Bunting not accepting his Automatic card until the very last minute as there was some loophole that meant the BDO could have withheld his winnings or something along those lines..Could this have also had an impact on him attending or has it changed now that the auto cards aren't offered??
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One one hand it's a shame, that there is no offer made by the PDC for Duzza. On the other hand it shows, that the PDC do not need the "BDO faces" anymore. They have already grabbed the best ones.
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(01-20-2017, 08:20 AM)mc1958 Wrote: Last year 11 points was enough to get a card - one player on 10 also got a card on countback - so at a guess it should be a similar amount required this year

As there are quite a few strong players, I can imagine that 10 points may be enough this time for more players. As the strong guys will take out each other probably. Like Richie Burnett vs. Mickey Mansell yesterday.
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(01-20-2017, 12:09 PM)hamo Wrote: I can remember Bunting not accepting his Automatic card until the very last minute as there was some loophole that meant the BDO could have withheld his winnings or something along those lines..Could this have also had an impact on him attending or has it changed now that the auto cards aren't offered??

I think Bunty had accepted his card, but the PDC didn't confirm it until after the winners cheque had cleared in Bunty's bank account.

As for the card offers, the year Bunty won it I believe was the last year they were given.
It certainly makes it something that needs way more thought for the BDO boys now.

If you fail to get a card is your only real option to go and slog it out on the lower level tours and try and win through that way? I'd imagine thats almost impossible if you are working in a sensible job as well.

From some of his comments it sounds like Durrant would move, if he was guaranteed a card, but if not he's unlikely to take the rsik.
(01-20-2017, 12:56 PM)NickB Wrote: If you fail to get a card is your only real option to go and slog it out on the lower level tours and try and win through that way?  I'd imagine thats almost impossible if you are working in a sensible job as well.

The Challenge Tour only consists of 5 weekends, much less time-consuming than the full Pro Tour or the BDO circuit. But also hard to win a tour card through it, of course, since only the top 2 get one.

Anyway, it really depends by how much a player has missed out on a card in Q School. Jan Dekker didn't get one after he switched, but he placed high enough on the substitutes list so that he was getting into nearly all the Pro Tour events that year anyway, and did well enough there to move up into the OOM top 64 and get his card without doing Q School again.

(01-20-2017, 12:15 PM)vanJupp Wrote:
(01-20-2017, 08:20 AM)mc1958 Wrote: Last year 11 points was enough to get a card - one player on 10 also got a card on countback - so at a guess it should be a similar amount required this year

As there are quite a few strong players, I can imagine that 10 points may be enough this time for more players. As the strong guys will take out each other probably. Like Richie Burnett vs. Mickey Mansell yesterday.

Harder competition could also mean that the cutoff goes up, because it could result in fewer players getting really big total scores. In 2016:

Brian Woods - reached a quarterfinal (9 points) and a last 16 (5 points), then won a card on a later day, taking his scores out of the table
Vincent Kamphuis - reached a quarterfinal, then won a card
Yordi Meeuwisse - reached a quarterfinal, then won a card
Ross Smith - reached a last 16, then won a card
Mark Walsh - reached a quarterfinal and a last 16, finished with 18 points
John Michael - reached a quarterfinal and a last 16, finished with 17 points

If the big scores (9's and 5's) get shared between more players, we could have more players on around 11-13 points than last year.

In any case, there are also two cards less available than last year (28 instead of 30), so the cutoff will move up a bit just from that.
This year there are already two players, who won't play any PC Event. Taylor and Jenkins, so if you are on top of the substitutes list, you will have a good chance of playing every event if you want to.
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Thanks Zeyes, that's really interesting.

So 5 Challenge Tour weekends and a few Pro Tour events as standby could have been Durrants reward for switching. I can see why he made the decision he did.

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