2016 PDC Qualifying School Day Two

JAMES RICHARDSON won back his PDC Tour Card on the second day of the 2016 Qualifying School, as Jonathan Worsley and teenagers Ted Evetts and Ryan Meikle secured their places amongst the sport’s elite for the first time.

james-richardson-jonathan-worsley-ryan-meikle-ted-evetts-pdcRushden’s Richardson will return to the elite 128 Tour Card Holders in 2016 following a year on the Challenge Tour after he won through Thursday’s second day of play in Wigan, where 372 players were in action.

The bricklayer defeated Rhys Hayden, Damian Smith, Ross Smith, Luke Woodhouse, Steve Brown and Holland’s Yordi Meeuwisse as he won back his Tour Card.

“It means a huge amount,” said Richardson, who previously held a Tour Card from 2011-2014. “It’s good to be back with the big boys and I’ll have a go at it.

“The last time I was at Qualifying School was in 2011 at the first one and I breezed through on the first day, and this time I’ve done it on the second day.

“I had a good four years when I had a Tour Card, I got myself into the World Championship and beat Raymond van Barneveld and everybody still talks about that and I still watch it!

“But I’m back now, I feel good and that’s history now. Hopefully I can make another chapter of history now.”

Richardson will remain in Wigan during the remainder of Qualifying School to support son Joshua, the teenager who was the Junior Darts Corporation’s 2015 champion and the winner of the Lakeside Youth event last week who is now bidding to follow his father onto the ProTour.

“It would be fantastic for Josh to get his Tour Card and it would be pretty historic having father and son with Tour Cards,” added James.

“If he gets through it would be the ultimate dream. His confidence is sky high at the moment, he’s good enough and he smashes me nine times out of ten in practice so there’s no reason why he can’t do it in Q School in the next two days.”

Southam-based 18-year-old Ted Evetts, who has recently qualified as a chef, will move onto the senior circuit for the first time this year following his success on Day Two.

The teenager has played for the last two years on the PDC Unicorn Development Tour but will now step up to compete on the ProTour after defeating John Newland, Swen Gewalt, Richard Baillie, Jamie Ellam, Marko Kantele, Barrie Bates and Darron Brown.

“I’m over the moon, delighted,” said Evetts. “I’ve improved massively by playing on the Development Tour, especially playing against players who already have Tour Cards like Keegan Brown and Rowby-John Rodriguez.

“They’re pushing you all the way and you learn your limits and when you’ve beaten a few of the big names on the youth circuit you know you’ve got to try and go somewhere with it.

“You look at the players on TV and you want to be one of them, and my aim is to go all the way now. Southam’s famous for Steve Beaton and Trina Gulliver so I’d love to follow in their footsteps. The sky’s the limit now.”

Welsh ace Jonathan Worsley, a 31-year-old from Chepstow, won his Tour Card for the first time as he fought through Day Two.

A former butchery manager, Worsley has competed as a PDPA Associate Member for the past three years and won a spot in the 2014 UK Open, overcame David Wilson, Jack Hill, James Welding, Tony Newell, Robert Marijanovic, Brian Woods and Matthew Dennant to claim his Tour Card.

“It’s massive for me,” he said. “I’ve been trying to win a Tour Card for a couple of years now, and this will prove a few people wrong that I’ve done it now.

“From being on the tour I’ve listened to advice from experienced players like Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis and the Welsh lads Barrie Bates and Gerwyn Price, and you try to improve from that.

“I’ve got a good sponsor who’s given me the opportunity and I want to make the most of it now. I qualified for the UK Open two years ago and getting back to Minehead is a big aim for me – all my friends are already going to watch so it would be great if I can get there.”

Suffolk-based barber Ryan Meikle, 19, steps onto the ProTour after only competing for one year on the Development Tour following his success, which included wins over former World Championship finalist Kirk Shepherd and veteran professional Dennis Smith.

The left-hander defeated Robert Thompson, Par Riihonen, Ben Adams, Craig Lewis, Shepherd, Jason Marriott and Smith on the day as he earned a two-year Tour Card to establish himself amongst the sport’s elite stars.

“I can’t believe it really – I’m in shock,” admitted Meikle afterwards. “I knew I’d have a good chance but I didn’t think I’d do it this year.

“Last year was my first year on the Development Tour and I qualified for the World Youth Championship, but to win a Tour Card in my first Qualifying School is amazing, everything’s happening very quickly!

“I knew that if I played my best I could possibly win a Tour Card but I didn’t expect it, and luckily I’ve got a good boss at the hairdressers who supports me and gives me the time off to play, so I can’t wait for this year and I’ll try to push on now.”

Meikle added: “I live in the same kind of area as Peter Wright and Andrew Gilding and they’re both in the top 32 so I’d love to follow them.

“To think that I’ll be playing against them and the other top players is scary really! I’ve always looked up to Peter and he’s great, so I’ll look forward to playing him soon!”

Dennis Smith, Darron Brown and Matthew Dennant were all just one leg away from winning an automatic Tour Card as they lost out 5-4 in the last eight alongside Holland’s Meeuwisse, but the quartet all picked up valuable ranking points.

Recent World Championship qualifier John Michael, former UK Open finalist Barrie Bates, Bristol’s Steve Brown and youngster Aden Kirk were amongst the players to reach the last 16 on the second of four days of play at Qualifying School.

Friday sees players return for Day Three at the Robin Park Tennis Centre, where a further four automatic Tour Cards are on offer.

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

2016 PDC Qualifying School
Day Two – Thursday January 14

Last 512
Steven Smith 5-2 Craig Breeze
Trevor Burkhill 5-4 BJ Fairhurst
Robert Marijanovic 5-2 Billy Holmes
Steve Hine 5-2 Michael York
Jack Hill 5-0 Robert Turpin
Jonathan Worsley 5-1 David Wilson
Jon Jukes 5-0 Martin Grimble
James Welding 5-2 Cory Evans
Brian Woods 5-3 Simon Cassidy
Ben Simpson 5-1 Garath Illidge
Mike Norton 5-0 Jay Murphy
Antonio Alcinas 5-3 Paul Barham
Jamie Landon 5-2 Alex Chubb
John Porter 5-4 Rocco Maes
Barry Tyler 5-1 Cedric Lieber
Marc Dewsbury 5-3 Karl Forrington
Sean Johnson 5-4 Lee Shewan
Ritchie Edhouse 5-3 Mick Hasse
Antony Lopez 5-0 Paul Siddle
Ernie Brown 5-1 Jamie Kelling
Mark Dudbridge 5-2 Ricky Sudale
Dave Honey Jnr 5-4 Jeff Batham
Rob Modra 5-3 Diogo Portela
Matthew Dennant 5-3 Ron Schouten
Duvaan Ata 5-0 Andy Hutchings
Martin Lukeman 5-1 Jamie Bain
Sam Guest 5-1 Peter Manley
Coni Singh Nagi 5-1 Manuel Vilerio
Ian Walters 5-1 Arron Wike
Paul Boyle 5-4 Steve Smith
Robert Rickwood 5-0 John Chalkley
Yuji Eguchi 5-1 Darren Brown
Michael Barnard 5-1 James Hajdar
Jerry Hendriks 5-2 Ian Moss
Vincent Kamphuis 5-0 Darren Place
Jordan Johnston 5-4 Gareth Thomas
Mareno Michels 5-3 Sam Hamilton
Peter Martin 5-1 Jamie Gemmell
Richie Howson 5-0 Kenneth Bramall
Andreas Hajimina 5-2 Ross Rimmer
Colin Fowler 5-1 Simon Burt
David Dodds 5-4 Danny Dyer
Scott Darbyshire 5-4 Ian Lever
Tommy Legius 5-2 Garry Spedding
Nick Fullwell 5-0 Jamie Hingston
Richard Boucher 5-4 Christian Bober
Steve Brown 5-1 William Borland
David Jamieson 5-4 Paul Burrows
Daniel Starkey 5-4 Chris Hartrey
Mark Lawrence 5-2 Joe Croft
Dave Honey 5-0 Matthew Hayes
John Crossley 5-2 David Simpson
Kevin Dowling 5-0 Nicholas Ellis
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-0 Daniel Godfrey
Kevin Garcia 5-1 Jeffrey Beekhuis
Rhys Hayden 5-0 Stuart Millar
Glenn Fitzpatrick 5-2 Sam Thompson
Damian Smith 5-2 Les Marson
Lars Reinecke 5-3 Mark Forman
Eddie White 5-2 Ron Atwill
Ciaran Sullivan 5-3 Sam Pennington
Richard Hosey 5-4 Terry Roach
Mark Hylton 5-2 Ashley Hykin
Karl Merchant 5-4 Peter Walford
Jeffrey De Graaf 5-2 Krit Middleton
Darron Brown 5-3 Vernon Sheppard
Sean Ryan 5-0 Martin Knowles
Shane Harvey 5-3 Michael Pearson
Ian Withers 5-0 Jack Todd
Mark Wilson 5-3 Richard Calvert
Lewis Cracknell 5-1 Stephen Butkeraitis
Stuart Stubbs 5-3 Eikichi Nakanishi
Jamie Guilfoyle 5-1 Dan Harrington
Shaun Lovett 5-3 Andrew McAllister
Marvin Wehder 5-2 Justin Broton
Andrew Johnson 5-3 Matthew Golding
Barrie Bates 5-3 Tony Oak
Lee Dimmock 5-4 Kiernan Devine
Peter Evison 5-1 Arron Fairweather
Mark Barilli 5-1 Kieran Evans
Ryan Short 5-1 Carl Moorhouse
Ted Evetts 5-3 John Newland
Richard Baillie 5-0 Ben Davies
Allan Candlish 5-2 Jamie Branton
Ryan Palmer 5-1 Anthony Hall
Derek Brand 5-2 Rohit Rabadia
Daniel Ayres 5-1 Carlos Rodriguez
Warrick Scheffer 5-1 Stephen Bowers
Richard North 5-1 David Copley
Brett Claydon 5-0 Ben Ward
Ewan Hyslop 5-1 Bradley Williams
Tony Randell 5-2 Eddie Dootson
Scott Taylor 5-1 Callum Mackay
Michel van der Horst 5-2 Shane Reidy
Peter Mitchell 5-1 Nigel Boeg
Leo Hendriks 5-1 Michael Malone
Joey Ten Berge 5-4 Michael Rasztovits
Gary Stone 5-2 Sheamus Hagan
Dennis Smith 5-2 Colin Osborne
Stuart Harding 5-1 Simon Smith
Michel Furlani 5-2 James Young
Mark Oosterhuis 5-0 Thomas Quinn
Paul Carr 5-2 Lee Kenny
Michael Baynham 5-1 Evander Stevenson
Richie Walsh 5-3 Karsten Kornath
Jason Marriott 5-4 Paul Cooper
Paul Goodwin 5-3 Sven Groen
Jay Foreman 5-0 Jorg Hofmann
Christopher Dale 5-4 Daniel Peach
Justin Bradshaw 5-3 Declan Salter
Callum Loose 5-2 Anthony Brown
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-2 Mark Thorne
Michael Harrison 5-4 Shouichi Ha
Ben Adams 5-3 Christopher McTernan
Par Riihonen 5-4 Adam Smith-Neale
Ryan Meikle 5-1 Robert Thompson

Last 256
Michael Power 5-4 John Court
Lee Moffat 5-4 Greg Beard
Steven Smith 5-4 Trevor Burkhill
Robert Marijanovic 5-3 Steve Hine
Kai Gotthardt 5-0 Ian Moar
Tony Newell 5-0 Matthew Twyford
Jonathan Worsley 5-3 Jack Hill
James Welding 5-3 Jon Jukes
Lee Watts 5-4 John Power
Bernd Roith 5-4 Jordan Patterson
Brian Woods 5-3 Ben Simpson
Mike Norton 5-3 Antonio Alcinas
Joey Palfreyman 5-0 Colin Littlecott
Harry Robinson 5-2 John Gibson
John Porter 5-3 Jamie Landon
Marc Dewsbury 5-2 Barry Tyler
Ryan De Vreede 5-3 Darrell Claydon
Mick Todd 5-3 Kevin Morley
Sean Johnson 5-1 Ritchie Edhouse
Ernie Brown 5-3 Anthony Lopez
Peter Hudson 5-3 Nick Jones
Tony Cole 5-1 James Smith
Dick van Dijk 5-4 Mark Dudbridge
Rob Modra 5-2 Dave Honey Jnr
Kurt Parry 5-0 Vernon Walsh
Nigel Daniels 5-4 Robert McKenzie
Matthew Dennant 5-3 Sam Head
Martin Lukeman 5-1 Duvaan Ata
Mark Walsh 5-2 Kevin Bambrick
Nigel Lamb 5-0 Steve Perkins
Sam Guest 5-3 Michael Blake
Ian Walters 5-2 Coni Singh Nagi
Michael Beal 5-3 Rob Holroyd
Chris Quantock 5-3 David Adshead
Paul Boyle 5-4 Robert Rickwood
Yuji Eguchi 5-1 Michael Barnard
Kevin Simm 5-0 Raymond Balbach
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-0 Steve Randall
Vincent Kamphuis 5-4 Jerry Hendriks
Mareno Michels 5-0 Jordan Johnston
Daniel Smith 5-3 Marios Georgiou
Aden Kirk 5-3 Stephen Gallimore
Richie Howson 5-3 Peter Martin
Colin Fowler 5-2 Andreas Hajimina
Rhys Griffin 5-1 Keith Moore
Terry Temple 5-0 Jason Tarry
Scott Darbyshire 5-3 David Dodds
Nick Fullwell 5-0 Tommy Legius
Campbell Jackson 5-1 Kentaro Suzuki
Matt Clark 5-1 Lee Cusworth
Steve Brown 5-3 Richard Boucher
Daniel Starkey 5-1 David Jamieson
Adam Huckvale 5-3 Chris Hill
Steve Turner 5-1 Wayne Crossley
Mark Lawrence 5-0 Michael Ganz
Dave Honey 5-2 John Crossley
Luke Woodhouse 5-2 Mark Stephenson
Joshua Clements 5-1 James Hubbard
Kevin Dowling 5-2 Barry Tym
Roxy-James Rodriguez 5-2 Kevin Garcia
Ross Smith 5-2 Rene Eidams
David Fatum 5-2 Kevin Lane
James Richardson 5-2 Rhys Hayden
Damian Smth 5-3 Glenn Fitzpatrick
Paul Bettney 5-4 Dan Read
Daniel P Smith 5-2 David Marson
Lars Reinecke 5-2 Eddie White
Richard Hosey 5-0 Ciaran Sullivan
Matt Padgett 5-3 Martyn Turner
Mick McGowan 5-1 Paul Osmotherley
Mark Hylton 5-1 Karl Merchant
Darron Brown 5-3 Jeffrey De Graaf
John Michael 5-0 Paul Murray
Jeffrey van de Ven 5-2 Simon Preston
Sean Ryan 5-3 Shane Harvey
Mark Wilson 5-2 Ian Withers
Michael Burgoine 5-3 Arron Monk
Dave Ladley 5-3 Daniel Lee
Stuart Stubbs 5-2 Lewis Cracknell
Shaun Lovett 5-4 Jamie Guilfoyle
Kelvin Hart 5-4 Fabian Herz
Martin Thomas 5-3 Roger Scrivens
Andrew Johnson 5-3 Marvin Wehder
Barrie Bates 5-0 Lee Dimmock
Rhys Jackson 5-4 Darren Mawer
Dyson Parody 5-3 Adam Hunt
Ron Meulenkamp 5-1 Peter Evison
Mark Barilli 5-1 Ryan Short
John Glover 5-3 Ray Campbell
Jamie Ellam 5-0 Robert Townsend
Ted Evetts 5-2 Swen Gewalt
Richard Baillie 5-2 Allan Candlish
Harry Ward 5-2 James Kerwick
Marko Kantele 5-1 Bartosz Ceglowski
Ryan Palmer 5-2 Stephen Limer
Daniel Ayres 5-2 Derek Brand
Zoran Lerchbacher 5-4 David Place
Lee Evans 5-0 Pete Dyos
Richard North 5-1 Warrick Scheffer
Brett Claydon 5-3 Ewan Hyslop
Yuki Yamada 5-2 Steve Atkinson
Per Laursen 5-4 Thom Humphrey
Scott Taylor 5-2 Tony Randell
Michel van der Horst 5-4 Peter Mitchell
Mike Symes 5-4 Aaron Stevens
Joshua Richardson 5-1 Robert Lightfoot
Leo Hendriks 5-4 Joey Ten Berge
Dennis Smith 5-2 Gary Stone
Tomas Seyler 5-1 Ryan Harrington
Michael Dawson 5-1 Dylan Duo
Stuart Harding 5-2 Michel Furlani
Mark Oosterhuis 5-3 Paul Carr
Alan Wilkinson 5-2 Andrew Wood
Ashley Holgate 5-4 Jeffrey Bekema
Richie Walsh 5-4 Michael Baynham
Jason Marriott 5-4 Paul Goodwin
Phil Smith 5-1 Mark Breakspear
Kevin Thomas 5-1 Robert Owen
Jay Foreman 5-2 Terry Creed
Christopher Dale 5-1 Justin Bradshaw
Kirk Shepherd 5-2 Dean Moss
Darren Weaver 5-4 David Evans
Callum Loose 5-1 Lee Whitworth
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-2 Michael Harrison
Keith Rooney 5-3 Scott Dale
Craig Lewis 5-3 Mark Baxter
Ben Adams 5-1 Steve Kingdon
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Par Riihonen

Last 128
Michael Power 5-2 Lee Moffat
Robert Marijanovic 5-2 Steven Smith
Tony Newell 5-2 Kai Gotthardt
Jonathan Worsley 5-2 James Welding
Lee Watts 5-2 Bernd Roith
Brian Woods 5-1 Mike Norton
Joey Palfreyman 5-2 Harry Robinson
Marc Dewsbury 5-1 John Porter
Ryan De Vreede 5-4 Mick Todd
Sean Johnson 5-3 Ernie Brown
Peter Hudson 5-0 Tony Cole
Dick van Dijk 5-3 Rob Modra
Nigel Daniels 5-4 Kurt Parry
Matthew Dennant 5-4 Martin Lukeman
Nigel Lamb 5-4 Mark Walsh
Ian Walters 5-2 Sam Guest
Chris Quantock 5-4 Michael Beal
Paul Boyle 5-1 Yuji Eguchi
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-3 Kevin Simm
Vincent Kamphuis 5-3 Mareno Michels
Aden Kirk 5-3 Daniel Smith
Colin Fowler 5-4 Richie Howson
Terry Temple 5-3 Rhys Griffin
Nick Fullwell 5-3 Scott Darbyshire
Matt Clark 5-3 Campbell Jackson
Steve Brown 5-1 Daniel Starkey
Adam Huckvale 5-4 Steve Turner
Mark Lawrence 5-4 Dave Honey
Luke Woodhouse 5-3 Joshua Clements
Kevin Dowling 5-3 Roxy-James Rodriguez
Ross Smith 5-3 David Fatum
James Richardson 5-1 Damian Smith
Paul Bettney 5-0 Daniel P Smith
Richard Hosey 5-0 Lars Reinecke
Mick McGowan 5-3 Matt Padgett
Darron Brown 5-1 Mark Hylton
John Michael 5-2 Jeffrey van de Ven
Mark Wilson 5-2 Sean Ryan
Dave Ladley 5-3 Michael Burgoine
Shaun Lovett 5-4 Stuart Stubbs
Martin Thomas 5-2 Kelvin Hart
Barrie Bates 5-3 Andrew Johnson
Dyson Parody 5-1 Rhys Jackson
Mark Barilli 5-1 Ron Meulenkamp
Jamie Ellam 5-4 John Glover
Ted Evetts 5-4 Richard Baillie
Marko Kantele 5-1 Harry Ward
Ryan Palmer 5-3 Daniel Ayres
Lee Evans 5-2 Zoran Lerchbacher
Richard North 5-3 Brett Claydon
Yuki Yamada 5-4 Per Laursen
Scott Taylor 5-1 Michel van der Horst
Mike Symes 5-1 Joshua Richardson
Dennis Smith 5-4 Leo Hendriks
Michael Dawson 5-1 Tomas Seyler
Mark Oosterhuis 5-3 Stuart Harding
Ashley Holgate 5-3 Alan Wilkinson
Jason Marriott 5-0 Richie Walsh
Kevin Thomas 5-1 Phil Smith
Jay Foreman 5-1 Chris Dale
Kirk Shepherd 5-4 Darren Weaver
Thanawat Gaweenuntawong 5-4 Callum Loose
Craig Lewis 5-3 Keith Rooney
Ryan Meikle 5-4 Ben Adams

Last 64
Robert Marijanovic 5-2 Michael Power
Jonathan Worsley 5-1 Tony Newell
Brian Woods 5-4 Lee Watts
Marc Dewsbury 5-4 Joey Palfreyman
Ryan De Vreede 5-3 Sean Johnson
Peter Hudson 5-2 Dick van Dijk
Matthew Dennant 5-3 Nigel Daniels
Nigel Lamb 5-4 Ian Walters
Chris Quantock 5-0 Paul Boyle
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-2 Vincent Kamphuis
Aden Kirk 5-4 Colin Fowler
Terry Temple 5-2 Nick Fullwell
Steve Brown 5-4 Matt Clark
Adam Huckvale 5-3 Mark Lawrence
Luke Woodhouse 5-3 Kevin Dowling
James Richardson 5-3 Ross Smith
Paul Bettney 5-2 Richard Hosey
Darron Brown 5-1 Mick McGowan
John Michael 5-0 Mark Wilson
Dave Ladley 5-2 Shaun Lovett
Barrie Bates 5-4 Martin Thomas
Mark Barilli 5-4 Dyson Parody
Ted Evetts 5-3 Jamie Ellam
Marko Kantele 5-2 Ryan Palmer
Lee Evans 5-4 Richard North
Scott Taylor 5-3 Yuki Yamada
Dennis Smith 5-3 Mike Symes
Michael Dawson 5-4 Mark Oosterhuis
Jason Marriott 5-2 Ashley Holgate
Kevin Thomas 5-2 Jay Foreman
Kirk Shepherd 5-3 Thanawat Gaweenuntawong
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Craig Lewis

Last 32
Jonathan Worsley 5-2 Robert Marijanovic
Brian Woods 5-3 Marc Dewsbury
Peter Hudson 5-0 Ryan De Vreede
Matthew Dennant 5-4 Nigel Lamb
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-4 Chris Quantock
Aden Kirk 5-4 Terry Temple
Steve Brown 5-0 Adam Huckvale
James Richardson 5-4 Luke Woodhouse
Darron Brown 5-3 Paul Bettney
John Michael 5-0 Dave Ladley
Barrie Bates 5-1 Mark Barilli
Ted Evetts 5-4 Marko Kantele
Lee Evans 5-3 Scott Taylor
Dennis Smith 5-3 Michael Dawson
Jason Marriott 5-4 Kevin Thomas
Ryan Meikle 5-4 Kirk Shepherd

Last 16
Jonathan Worsley 5-4 Brian Woods
Matthew Dennant 5-4 Peter Hudson
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-4 Aden Kirk
James Richardson 5-4 Steve Brown
Darron Brown 5-4 John Michael
Ted Evetts 5-4 Barrie Bates
Dennis Smith 5-4 Lee Evans
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Jason Marriott

Last Eight
Jonathan Worsley 5-4 Matthew Dennant
James Richardson 5-2 Yordi Meeuwisse
Ted Evetts 5-4 Darron Brown
Ryan Meikle 5-4 Dennis Smith

Tour Card Winners
Jonathan Worsley
James Richardson
Ted Evetts
Ryan Meikle