Jim Williams set to become BDO number one as Glen Durrant makes successful switch to the PDC

Jim Williams will become the new number one in the BDO following Glen Durrant’s success at PDC UK Q-School yesterday.

The Welshman, who reached the semi-finals at Lakeside for the first time earlier this month, was also bidding to win a tour card in Wigan last week.

A run to the last eight on Friday had put Williams in a strong position going into the weekend, but two early exits on the final two days ended his hopes of winning one of the 19 tour cards available.

Reigning BDO world champion Durrant was successful in his bid at Q-School, finishing in the top 11 of the Order of Merit to grab one of the remaining tour cards left, following the completion of the event yesterday.

Along with Durrant, former Lakeside finalist Mark McGeeney, Scott Baker, Conan Whitehead and Darius Labanauskas also won tour cards at Q-School and have moved over to the PDC.

Provisional BDO Men’s Invitational Table (Rolling)

Position Name Points
1 Jim Williams 358
2 Wesley Harms 337
3 Richard Veenstra 325
4 Scott Mitchell 320
5 Michael Unterbuchner 310
6 Gary Robson 300
7 Scott Waites 278
8 Chris Landman 256
9 Wayne Warren 253
10 Dave Parletti 249
11 Derk Telnekes 236
12 Willem Mandigers 235
13 Daniel Day 224
14 Ross Montgomery 223
15 Kyle McKinstry 221
16 Andy Hamilton 206
17 Martin Phillips 202
18 Tony O’Shea 184
= Wouter Vaes 184
20 Dean Reynolds 178
21 Wes Newton 174
22 Justin Thompson 173
23 Roger Janssen 170
24 Jeffrey van Egdom 163
25 Mario Vandenbogaerde 155
26 Nick Kenny 153
27 Paul Hogan 151
28 Mark Layton 150
29 Craig Venman 142
30 Aaron Turner 140
31 Richie Edwards 133
32 James Hurrell 128
Picture: Evert Zomer

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