Challenge Tour: Callan Rydz and Jesus Noguera win two-year PDC tour cards after finishing in the top two in Wigan

Callan Rydz and Jesus Noguera have won two-year tour cards onto the main PDC circuit after finishing as the top two on this year’s Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit.

Rydz, 21, from Newcastle, topped the Order of Merit with £6,750 following the final weekend of the season in Wigan, and by taking top spot has also secured a place in the 2020 PDC World Championship at the end of the year.

The youngster has missed out on a tour card twice by countback in his last two visits to Q-School, in 2018 and in January this year, but now has a tour card for 2020 and 2021.

He won Event 16 of this year’s Challenge Tour, in Wolverhampton in August, and doubled his tally by winning Event 18, in Wigan on Saturday, beating Cody Harris 5-1 in the final.

Spain’s Noguera clinched the other available two-year card on this year’s Challenge Tour, after finishing second on the Order of Merit on £6,050, just over £200 ahead of Cameron Menzies, who had started the weekend in top spot.

Saturday’s first event saw Ireland’s Ciaran Teehan defeat Berry van Peer 5-2 in the final, while Sunday’s final two events were shared between Northern Ireland’s Kyle McKinstry and Scotland’s Mark Barilli. McKinstry got the better of Jason Cullen 5-1 in Event 19, while Barilli edged past Teehan 5-3 in Event 20.

2019 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Final Order of Merit (Top 16 only)

Position Name Prize Money
1 Callan Rydz £6,750
2 Jesus Noguera £6,050
3 Cameron Menzies £5,800
4 Stephen Burton £5,500
5 Boris Koltsov £5,400
6 Andy Jenkins £4,800
7 Cody Harris £4,750
8 Kyle McKinstry £4,700
9 Berry van Peer £4,350
10 Patrick Lynskey £4,100
11 Nick Fullwell £3,800
12 Ritchie Edhouse £3,800
13 Nathan Rafferty £3,400
14 David Evans £3,250
15 Andrew Gilding £3,100
16 Ciaran Teehan £3,050

Picture: The PDPA

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