Ted Evetts wins PDPA Qualifier to secure World Championship debut in first round next month

Ted Evetts will make his William Hill World Darts Championship debut in the first round next month after winning today’s PDPA Qualifier in Milton Keynes.

The 20-year-old, currently ranked 76th on the PDC Order of Merit, has secured the biggest pay day of his young career as he will take home a minimum of £11,000 from his first appearance at the Alexandra Palace in December.

Evetts was joined in qualifying for the World Championship by Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan and Welsh ace Jamie Lewis, the latter of whom edged out Chris Quantock in a third-place play off to take the final spot up for grabs.

Evetts recorded wins over Darren Brown (5-1), Robbie Green (5-3), Ian Moss (5-3), Luke Woodhouse (5-3) and Jeffrey de Graaf (5-3) to reach the last four, where he saw off Quantock 5-3 to earn his place at Alexandra Palace.

Former World Grand Prix finalist Dolan will make his 10th consecutive appearance at the World Championship next month.

The world number 36 defeated Berry van Peer (5-2), Coni Singh Nagi (5-2), Martin Lukeman (5-1), Alan Tabern (5-1) and Ricky Evans (5-1) to progress to the semi-finals, before a deciding-leg win over Lewis confirmed his place in the draw.

Dolan will start his campaign at Alexandra Palace against Croatian qualifier Alan Ljubić in the preliminary round, after Evetts thrashed the Northern Irishman 5-1 in the final of the qualifier to go straight through to the first round.

World number 46 Lewis will be appearing in his sixth straight World Championship after he got the better of Quantock 5-3 in the third-place play off. His reward is a clash with Belgian qualifier Kenny Neyens in the preliminary round.

Picture: PDC Europe

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