Race To The Indigo At The O2: Double-header in Bridlington this weekend offers valuable points ahead of cut-off on September 30

The race to qualify for the 2020 BDO World Championship is set to reach boiling point with a double-header in Bridlington this weekend the last chance to pick up ranking points for many of the players.

Men’s

The Category A British Classic, on Saturday, and the Category A+ British Open, on Sunday, offers vital ranking points. Aaron Turner, in 26th, currently holds the last guaranteed spot in the men’s field, with Craig Venman, a point behind in 27th, which would be enough to secure a place in the 40-man line-up at the Indigo at the O2, if the winner of next month’s World Masters has already qualified.

Nine spots will go to the Regional Table Qualifiers, with Andreas Harrysson (Baltic & Scandinavia) and David Cameron (Canada) having both clinched their places. Paul Hogan (British Isles), Gabriel Pascaru (Eastern Europe), Darren Herewini (New Zealand), Joe Chaney (USA), Thibault Tricole (Western Europe) and Justin Thompson (Australia) all occupy the top spots, while an Asian Qualifier is due to be held on September 26.

Elsewhere this weekend, the Auckland Open (New Zealand) takes place on Saturday, while the North Queensland Classic (Australia) and Witch City Open (USA) are both to be held on Sunday.

The final events before the cut-off take place next week, with the Category B Belfrey Open on September 28 and the Category A Bruges Open on September 29.

Pos Points 12 boxes filled? Lowest score Notes
1 Wesley Harms 381 Yes 20
2 Richard Veenstra 343 Yes 15
3 Jim Williams 331 Yes 8 Qualifies as 2019 semi-finalist
4 Wayne Warren 310 Yes 20
5 Martijn Kleermaker 297 Yes 14
6 Dave Parletti 290 Yes 15
7 Nick Kenny 275 Yes 9
8 Willem Mandigers 275 Yes 8
9 Scott Mitchell 268 Yes 15
10 Adam Smith-Neale 226 Yes 8
11 Mario Vandenbogaerde 222 Yes 10
12 Gary Robson 212 Yes 12
13 Andy Hamilton 203 Yes 10
14 Gary Stone 197 Yes 14
15 Dave Evans 192 Yes 8
16 Leighton Bennett 188 Yes 6 Top 16 are seeded
17 Michael Unterbuchner 187 Yes 3 Qualifies as 2019 semi-finalist
18 Ryan Hogarth 187 11 out of 12 n/a
19 Sebastian Steyer 177 Yes 9
20 Gino Vos 175 Yes 4
21 Simon Stainton 174 Yes 8
22 Chris Landman 172 Yes 7
23 Martin Adams 170 11 out of 12 n/a
24 Scott Waites 168 8 out of 12 n/a Qualifies as 2019 runner-up
25 Ross Montgomery 160 Yes 10
26 Aaron Turner 158 Yes 8 Top 26 qualify automatically
27 Craig Venman 157 Yes 6 Qualifies if 2019 World Master already qualified
28 John Scott 155 Yes 8
29 Francis Carragher 153 Yes 8
30 Nick Fullwell 148 Yes 5
31 Darryl Fitton 145 Yes 4
32 Justin Thompson 141 Yes 7
33 Brian Raman 140 Yes 4
34 Dennie Olde Kalter 139 Yes 4
35 Paul Hogan 137 9 out of 12 n/a
36 Wouter Vaes 137 Yes 5
37 Tony Martin 134 Yes 5
38 Thibault Tricole 130 Yes 6
39 Jitse van der Wal 127 Yes 6
40 Tony O’Shea 127 Yes 5

Women’s

This weekend’s double-header in Bridlington includes two Category B tournaments for the ladies, while next week in Belgium features Category B and Category A events.

Trina Gulliver, the 10-time world champion, currently sits in the last guaranteed qualification spot in 13th, while Sharon Prins, four points behind in 14th, will qualify if the winner of the World Masters has already qualified.

Tori Kewish, Kirsty Hutchinson and Corrine Hammond are among those bidding to usurp Gulliver and Prins over the next two weekends.

A big run from teenager Beau Greaves, currently in ninth, before the cut-off could see her move into the seeds.

Pos Points 12 boxes filled? Lowest score Notes
1 Lisa Ashton 433 Yes 28
2 Mikuru Suzuki 383 Yes 16 Qualifies as 2019 world champion
3 Aileen de Graaf 370 Yes 25
4 Deta Hedman 351 Yes 20
5 Fallon Sherrock 351 Yes 20
6 Anastasia Dobromyslova 337 Yes 18
7 Lorraine Winstanley 337 Yes 16 Qualifies as 2019 runner-up
8 Laura Turner 326 Yes 20
9 Beau Greaves 292 11 out of 12 n/a
10 Maria O’Brien 280 Yes 16
11 Casey Gallagher 274 Yes 16
12 Paula Jacklin 245 Yes 15
13 Trina Gulliver 239 Yes 12
14 Sharon Prins 235 Yes 12 Qualifies if 2019 World Master has already qualified
15 Tori Kewish 231 Yes 12
16 Kirsty Hutchinson 226 Yes 15
17 Corrine Hammond 220 Yes 14
18 Vicky Pruim 219 Yes 12

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