2016 PDC Qualifying School Day Three

JEFFREY DE GRAAF became the latest Dutch star to join the PDC circuit as he secured his Tour Card alongside Brian Woods, Tony Newell and Ray Campbell on day three of Qualifying School at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

ray-campbell-brian-woods-jeffrey-de-graaf-tony-newell-pdc-2016-qualifying-school-day-three-lewis-wood-thompsonThe 25-year old, who was seeded third going in to the recent Lakeside Championship, will now be looking to emulate the success of compatriots Benito van de Pas and Jeffrey de Zwaan – former Qualifying School graduates – as he joins the elite 128 PDC Tour Card holders.

After coming through 5-0 in his opening match against former World Matchplay winner Peter Evison, he narrowly edged past Simon Burt before beating Lee Shewan, Jamie Bain, Scott Dale and Mark Walsh to set up a last eight clash with Simon Preston, which he comfortably won 5-1.

Following his victory, the Dutchman admitted it was a lot tougher than expected to secure his place on the PDC ProTour.

“It is such a relief as there was a lot of pressure on me to get a Tour Card in the first place,” he said.

“I thought I would make it easier than I did. After two days I was playing well but it wasn’t working out for me, and to have just one point – I was really disappointed in myself.

“I played well, so I am very happy with this [victory] but it was certainly harder than I thought.”

Having secured his place on the PDC circuit, de Graaf now has his sights firmly set on the William Hill World Championship stage, and wants to lock horns with current World Champion Gary Anderson.

“I want to face them all – I want to test my own skills against the best,” he said, when quizzed about meeting the world’s top players week-in, week-out on the PDC circuit.

“A couple of years ago I played Gary Anderson at an exhibition, so I am looking forward to meeting him again.

“My dream is to get to Alexandra Palace – it’s the World Championship and I’ve always wanted to play in it. That’s the main goal for this year, but I hope I can do a lot more, grow a lot, play a lot of events and qualify for everything.”

Elsewhere, it was a successful day for Tony Newell and Brian Woods, as they both regained their Tour Cards at the first time of asking after finishing 2015 outside of the world’s top 64.

Newell whitewashed Matthew Hayes in his opener before beating Jeffrey van de Ven, Chris McTernan, Les Marson, Matt Golding, Trevor Burkhill and John Michael to secure his final four berth.

Meanwhile, Woods overcame Danny Dyer, Aden Kirk, Steve Hine, Joey Ten Berge, Nigel Daniels and Harry Robinson to regain his place amongst the 128 Tour Card Holders.

After going close to winning back his Tour Card on both of the opening two days, the success marks a change in fortunes for the former Lakeside Championship semi-finalist, who admitted he was considering taking a break from the sport just weeks ago.

“It’s a really good feeling,” said the 49-year-old. “I was actually thinking of taking a year off before Christmas because I was playing that badly, but I thought I would give myself one more chance, and I have done it, so I am really pleased.

“The reason I lost my Tour Card last year was because my mum died in March, and my play just went downhill from there. I have refocused and now I’m really pleased to have done her proud once again.”

Northern Ireland’s Ray Campbell, the final Tour Card winner of the day, eased past Jeffrey Beekhuis in his first game before going on to beat Ron Schouten, Jason Marriott, Mark Dewsbury, Ian Walters and Vincent Kamphuis.

The 48-year-old from County Down also competed at the 2015 PDC Qualifying School before playing on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour last year, but will now step up to test himself amongst the sport’s elite on the ProTour.

The PDC 2016 Qualifying School concludes on Saturday, with the final four Tour Cards up for grabs alongside ranking points for players. In addition to the four automatic Tour Cards, additional Tour Cards will be on offer from the Qualifying School Order of Merit.

Qualifying School Ranking Points will be awarded as follows:
Last 128 defeat: One point
Last 64 defeat: Two point
Last 32 defeat: Three points
Last 16 defeat: Five points
Last eight defeat: Nine points

To see the Qualifying School Order of Merit following Day Two, click here .

2016 PDC Qualifying School
Day Three – Friday January 15

Last 512
Justin Broton 5-2 John Gibson
Jamie Landon 5-3 Stephen Limer
Joshua Clements 5-3 Matthew Twyford
Aaron Stevens 5-2 Darrell Claydon
Nick Fullwell 5-1 Ciaran Sullivan
Ian Withers 5-2 Ian Lever
Simon Cassidy 5-0 James Hubbard
Darren Place 5-2 Ron Atwill
Dave Ladley 5-1 Michael Ganz
Chris Quantock 5-1 Paul Bettney
Kevin Morley 5-3 Tomas Seyler
Ryan Short 5-2 John Porter
Paul Goodwin 5-2 Barry Tym
Sam Hamilton 5-1 Damian Smith
Martin Thomas 5-1 Kai Gotthardt
Richie Howson 5-2 Robert Rickwood
Ben Simpson 5-0 Steve Kingdon
Glenn Fitzpatrick 5-4 Fabian Herz
Ben Davies 5-2 Campbell Jackson
Jason Marriott 5-0 Phil Smith
Ron Meulenkamp 5-3 Michael Blake
John Newland 5-2 Nigel Boeg
Paul Cooper 5-0 Lewis Cracknell
Lee Moffat 5-3 John Power
Tommy Legius 5-2 Daniel Lee
Richie Walsh 5-4 Daniel Godfrey
Kurt Parry 5-1 Jordan Patterson
Karl Forrington 5-3 Mark Stephenson
Martin Lukeman 5-4 Ryan Palmer
Joe Croft 5-0 Rohit Rabadi
Ricky Sudale 5-0 Michael Harrison
Lee Shewan 5-1 Martin Grimble
Jay Foreman 5-0 Steve Randall
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-0 Peter Evison
Simon Burt 5-1 Keith Moore
David Jamieson 5-3 Kiernan Devine
Mark Walsh 5-1 Simon Smith
Alan Wilkinson 5-4 Roger Scrivens
Peter Hudson 5-4 Mick Todd
Mike Norton 5-2 Daniel Peach
Keith Rooney 5-2 Lee Whitworth
Adam Huckvale 5-3 Michael Barnard
Danny Pinhorne 5-2 Sean Johnson
Joey Palfreyman 5-0 Ashley Hykin
Andreas Hajimina 5-3 Zoran Lerchbacher
David Evans 5-1 Colin Fowler
Darren Brown 5-1 Kevin Garcia
Sam Head 5-0 Robert Lightfoot
Terry Temple 5-4 Joshua Richardson
Shane Reidy 5-1 Craig Breeze
Luke Woodhouse 5-1 Ashley Holgate
Mark Dudbridge 5-2 Diogo Portela
Kevin Thomas 5-0 Jamie Gemmell
Jay Murphy 5-1 Peter Mitchell
Ewan Hyslop 5-0 Paul Murray
Kieran Evans 5-3 Gareth Thomas
Leo Hendriks 5-3 Bernd Roith
Terry Roach 5-0 Richard North
Dyson Parody 5-0 Kenneth Bramall
Ben Ward 5-3 Richard Calvert
Trevor Burkhill 5-4 Scott Darbyshire
Dave Johnston 5-4 Jack Hill
Christopher McTernan 5-4 James Smith
Mick Hasse 5-4 Ritchie Edhouse
Jeffrey van de Ven 5-0 Jorg Hofmann
Tony Newell 5-0 Matthew Hayes
Barrie Bates 5-4 Garry Spedding
Michael Burgoine 5-0 David Wilson
Ross Rimmer 5-3 Bradley Williams
Jordan Johnston 5-4 Mark Breakspear
Stephen Gallimore 5-3 Robert McKenzie
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-2 Paul Boyle
Daniel P Smith 5-0 Dean Moss
Matt Padgett 5-1 Shane Harvey
Carlos Rodriguez 5-2 Eikichi Nakanishi
Michael Power 5-4 Tony Oak
Craig Lewis 5-0 Stephen Butkeraitis
Par Riihonen 5-2 Tony Cole
Gary Stone 5-1 Robert Marijanovic
Richard Hosey 5-0 Karsten Kornath
Darren Weaver 5-1 Jeff Batham
Michael Beal 5-3 Stuart Harding
Jamie Branton 5-2 Arron Wike
Richard Baillie 5-4 Warrick Scheffer
Arron Fairweather 5-3 Kevin Lane
James Young 5-2 Kelvin Hart
Alex Chubb 5-3 Chris Hartrey
Steve Hine 5-0 Thomas Quinn
Eddie White 5-2 Lars Reinecke
Brett Claydon 5-2 Adam Hunt
Steve Brown 5-0 Callum Mackay
Colin Osborne 5-1 Kentaro Suzuki
Andy Hutchings 5-3 Allan Candlish
John Crossley 5-0 Greg Beard
Vernon Sheppard 5-4 Sheamus Hagan
Chris Hill 5-1 Bartosz Ceglowski
Lee Watts 5-0 Raymond Balbach
Ross Smith 5-2 Dylan Duo
Marko Kantele 5-0 David Adshead
Steve Atkinson 5-3 Declan Salter
Martyn Turner 5-2 David Dodds
Yuki Yamada 5-0 Derek Brand
Jon Jukes 5-3 Steve Evans
Rhys Hayden 5-1 Shaun Lovett
Marvin Wehder 5-4 Michael Pearson
Swen Gewalt 5-3 Lee Kenny
Jamie Kelling 5-1 Rob Holroyd
Kirk Shepherd 5-2 Dan Harrington

Last 256
Mark Hylton 5-2 Evander Stevenson
Michael Baynham 5-1 Shouichi Ha
Jamie Landon 5-1 Justin Broton
Aaron Stevens 5-3 Joshua Clements
Peter Martin 5-2 Scott Taylor
Colin Littlecott 5-4 James Hajdar
Nick Fullwell 5-4 Ian Withers
Darren Place 5-3 Simon Cassidy
David Fatum 5-1 Darren Latham
Lee Cusworth 5-1 David Marson
Dave Ladley 5-2 Chris Quantock
Ryan Short 5-3 Kevin Morley
Vincent Kamphuis 5-3 Kevin Bambrick
Rhys Jackson 5-2 Jack Todd
Ryan Harrington 5-2 Paul Goodwin
Sam Hamilton 5-4 Martin Thomas
Marc Dewsbury 5-4 Justin Bradshaw
Matt Clark 5-0 Billy Holmes
Richie Howson 5-0 Peter Manley
Glen Fitzpatrick 5-2 Ben Simpson
Ron Schouten 5-1 Antony Lopez
Ray Campbell 5-0 Jeffrey Beekhuis
David Simpson 5-2 Ben Davies
Jason Marriott 5-4 Ron Meulenkamp
Rene Eidams 5-1 Christian Bober
Harry Ward 5-3 Krit Middleton
John Newland 5-4 Marios Georgiou
Lee Moffat 5-2 Paul Cooper
Sean Ryan 5-0 Stuart Miller
Ian Walters 5-4 Matthew Dennant
Tommy Legius 5-0 Paul Burrows
Kurt Parry 5-3 Richie Walsh
Scott Dale 5-1 James Welding
Rob Modra 5-1 Stuart Stubbs
Karl Forrington 5-1 Martin Lukeman
Ricky Sudale 5-1 Joe Croft
Jamie Bain 5-0 Lee Dimmock
Manuel Vilerio 5-0 Ian Moar
Lee Shewan 5-4 Jay Foreman
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-4 Simon Burt
Ryan De Vreede 5-2 Mark Oosterhuis
Dick van Dijk 5-2 Dan Read
Mark Walsh 5-4 David Jamieson
Peter Hudson 5-0 Alan Wilkinson
Sven Groen 5-1 Peter Walford
Robert Owen 5-0 Nick Jones
Mike Norton 5-4 Yordi Meeuwisse
Keith Rooney 5-2 Adam Huckdale
Kevin Dowling 5-2 Ben Adams
Daniel Smith 5-2 Cory Evans
Danny Pinhorne 5-2 Kevin Simm
Joey Palfreyman 5-1 Andreas Hajimina
Simon Preston 5-4 Rocco Maes
David Copley 5-3 Anthony Hall
Eddie Dootson 5-1 David Evans
Sam Head 5-3 Darren Brown
Mareno Michels 5-4 Ian Moss
Jamie Guilfoyle 5-4 Terry Creed
Terry Temple 5-2 Adam Smith-Neale
Luke Woodhouse 5-3 Shane Reidy
Dennis Smith 5-3 Nicholas Ellis
Darron Brown 5-4 Robert Thompson
Steven Smith 5-0 Mark Dudbridge
Kevin Thomas 5-1 Jay Murphy
Nigel Lamb 5-4 Duvaan Ata
Karl Merchant 5-1 Martin Knowles
Ewan Hyslop 5-4 Kieran Evans
Terry Roach 5-3 Leo Hendriks
Michel van der Horst 5-0 Robert Pierce
Mark Barilli 5-4 Ernie Brown
Dyson Parody 5-0 Ben Ward
Trevor Burkhill 5-2 Dave Johnston
Coni Singh Nagi 5-4 John Court
Les Marson 5-2 Mick McGowan
Chris McTernan 5-1 Mick Hasse
Tony Newell 5-1 Jeffrey van de Ven
Matthew Golding 5-1 Cedric Lieber
David Place 5-2 John Glover
Stephen Gow 5-4 Barrie Bates
Michael Burgoine 5-0 Ross Rimmer
Michael Dawson 5-0 Sam Thompson
John Michael 5-3 Tony Randell
Daniel Ayres 5-0 Jordan Johnston
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-1 Stephen Gallimore
Andrew Johnson 5-0 Daniel Starkey
Michael Malone 5-4 Lee Evans
Sam Pennington 5-4 Daniel P Smith
Matt Padgett 5-2 Carlos Rodriguez
Per Laursen 5-1 Stephen Bowers
Wayne Crossley 5-1 Barry Tyler
Michael Power 5-3 Jamie Hingston
Craig Lewis 5-4 Par Riihonen
Michael York 5-0 Richard Boucher
Pete Dyos 5-2 Mark Wilson
Gary Stone 5-1 Andrew McAllister
Darren Weaver 5-1 Richard Hosey
Joey Ten Berge 5-4 Yuji Eguchi
Anthony Brown 5-4 Jamie Ellam
Michael Beal 5-1 Jamie Branton
Arron Fairweather 5-4 Richard Bailey
Aden Kirk 5-4 Mark Thorne
Brian Woods 5-0 Danny Dyer
James Young 5-1 Alex Chubb
Steve Hine 5-1 Eddie White
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-0 Steve Perkins
Jeffrey Bekema 5-3 Sam Guest
Steve Brown 5-4 Brett Claydon
Colin Osborne 5-0 Andy Hutchings
Mike Symes 5-4 BJ Fairhurst
Paul Barham 5-1 Andrew Wood
Nigel Daniels 5-2 John Crossley
Chris Hill 5-0 Vernon Sheppard
Arron Monk 5-2 Mark Baxter
Paul Osmotherley 5-1 Paul Siddle
Michel Furlani 5-3 Lee Watts
Ross Smith 5-3 Marco Kantele
Antonio Alcinas 5-3 Michael Rasztovits
Jerry Hendriks 5-4 Callum Loose
Steve Atkinson 5-4 William Borland
Yuki Yamada 5-4 Martyn Turner
Carl Moorhouse 5-0 Steve Smith
Thom Humphrey 5-0 Vernon Walsh
Jon Jukes 5-0 John Chalkley
Rhys Hayden 5-2 Marvin Wehder
Steve Turner 5-3 Paul Carr
Mark Forman 5-3 Mark Lawrence
Harry Robinson 5-4 Swen Gewalt
Kirk Shepherd 5-4 Jamie Kelling

Last 128
Mark Hylton 5-2 Michael Baynham
Jamie Landon 5-3 Aaron Stevens
Colin Littlecott 5-1 Peter Martin
Nick Fullwell 5-0 Darren Place
Lee Cusworth 5-2 David Fatum
Dave Ladley 5-4 Ryan Short
Vincent Kamphuis 5-1 Rhys Jackson
Ryan Harrington 5-2 Sam Hamilton
Mark Dewsbury 5-3 Matt Clark
Glen Fitzpatrick 5-2 Richie Howson
Ray Campbell 5-2 Ron Schouten
Jason Marriott 5-4 David Simpson
Rene Eidams 5-1 Harry Ward
Lee Moffat 5-3 John Newland
Ian Walters 5-2 Sean Ryan
Kurt Parry 5-4 Tommy Legius
Scott Dale 5-3 Rob Modra
Karl Forrington 5-4 Ricky Sudale
Jamie Bain 5-1 Manuel Vilerio
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-2 Lee Shewan
Ryan De Vreede 5-1 Dick van Dijk
Mark Walsh 5-4 Peter Hudson
Sven Groen 5-2 Robert Owen
Keith Rooney 5-2 Mike Norton
Daniel Smith 5-3 Kevin Dowling
Joey Palfreyman 5-4 Danny Pinhorne
Simon Preston 5-1 Dave Copley
Eddie Dootson 5-4 Sam Head
Mareno Michels 5-3 Jamie Guilfoyle
Terry Temple 5-4 Luke Woodhouse
Darron Brown 5-4 Dennis Smith
Kevin Thomas 5-1 Steven Smith
Nigel Lamb 5-3 Karl Merchant
Ewan Hyslop 5-2 Terry Roach
Michel van der Horst 5-4 Mark Barilli
Trevor Burkhill 5-3 Dyson Parody
Les Marson 5-1 Coni Singh Nagi
Tony Newell 5-2 Chris McTernan
Mark Golding 5-4 Dave Place
Michael Burgoine 5-3 Stephen Gow
John Michael 5-1 Michael Dawson
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-2 Daniel Ayres
Andrew Johnson 5-1 Michael Malone
Matt Padgett 5-1 Sam Pennington
Per Laursen 5-0 Wayne Crossley
Michael Power 5-4 Craig Lewis
Pete Dyos 5-3 Michael York
Gary Stone 5-2 Darren Weaver
Joey Ten Berge 5-2 Anthony Brown
Arron Fairweather 5-4 Michael Beal
Brian Woods 5-4 Aden Kirk
Steve Hine 5-2 James Young
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-0 Jeff Bekema
Colin Osborne 5-4 Steve Brown
Paul Barham 5-1 Mike Symes
Nigel Daniels 5-3 Chris Hill
Arron Monk 5-3 Paul Osmotherley
Ross Smith 5-3 Michel Furlani
Antonio Alcinas 5-0 Jerry Hendriks
Steve Atkinson 5-4 Yuki Yamada
Thom Humphrey 5-2 Carl Moorhouse
Jon Jukes 5-3 Rhys Hayden
Steve Turner 5-3 Mark Forman
Harry Robinson 5-1 Kirk Shepherd

Last 64
Jamie Landon 5-3 Mark Hylton
Colin Littlecott 5-3 Nick Fullwell
Dave Ladley 5-4 Lee Cusworth
Vincent Kamphuis 5-2 Ryan Harrington
Mark Dewsbury 5-4 Glen Fitzpatrick
Ray Campbell 5-0 Jason Marriott
Rene Eidams 5-3 Lee Moffat
Ian Walters 5-3 Kurt Parry
Scott Dale 5-2 Karl Forrington
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-3 Jamie Bain
Mark Walsh 5-3 Ryan De Vreede
Sven Groen 5-4 Keith Rooney
Joey Palfreyman 5-3 Daniel Smith
Simon Preston 5-4 Eddie Dootson
Terry Temple 5-3 Mareno Michels
Kevin Thomas 5-1 Darron Brown
Nigel Lamb 5-4 Ewan Hyslop
Trevor Burkhill 5-4 Michel van der Horst
Tony Newell 5-2 Les Marson
Matthew Golding 5-2 Michael Burgoine
John Michael 5-1 Roxy-James Rodriguez
Matt Padgett 5-2 Andrew Johnson
Per Laursen 5-0 Michael Power
Gary Stone 5-2 Pete Dyos
Joey Ten Berge 5-2 Arron Fairweather
Brian Woods 5-4 Steve Hine
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-3 Colin Osborne
Nigel Daniels 5-3 Paul Barham
Arron Monk 5-1 Ross Smith
Antonio Alcinas 5-0 Steve Atkinson
Thom Humphrey 5-2 Jon Jukes
Harry Robinson 5-3 Steve Turner

Last 32
Colin Littlecott 5-3 Jamie Landon
Vincent Kamphuis 5-0 Dave Ladley
Ray Campbell 5-4 Mark Dewsbury
Ian Walters 5-1 Rene Eidams
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-2 Scott Dale
Mark Walsh 5-3 Sven Groen
Simon Preston 5-4 Joey Palfreyman
Terry Temple 5-0 Kevin Thomas
Trevor Burkhill 5-3 Nigel Lamb
Tony Newell 5-0 Matt Golding
John Michael 5-1 Matt Padgett
Per Laursen 3-5 Gary Stone
Brian Woods 5-1 Joey Ten Berge
Nigel Daniels 5-4 Thanawat Gaweenuntawong
Antonio Alcinas 5-2 Arron Monk
Harry Robinson 5-1 Thom Humphrey

Last 16
Vincent Kamphuis 5-2 Colin Littlecott
Ray Campbell 5-4 Ian Walters
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-2 Mark Walsh
Simon Preston 5-1 Terry Temple
Tony Newell def Trevor Burkhill
John Michael 5-3 Gary Stone
Brian Woods 5-3 Nigel Daniels
Harry Robinson 5-3 Antonio Alcinas

Last Eight
Ray Campbell 5-3 Vincent Kamphuis
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-1 Simon Preston
Tony Newell 5-2 John Michael
Brian Woods 5-4 Harry Robinson

Tour Card Winners
Ray Campbell
Jeffrey de Graaf
Tony Newell
Brian Woods