Q-School Day 2: Cadby and Hamilton Lead the Way

A further 16 players, including Corey Cadby, Andy Hamilton and Josh Payne progressed through to the Final Stage of their respective Q Schools on Tuesday, as Stage One continued in Milton Keynes and Kalkar, Germany. 

Day One of 2023 PDC Qualifying School saw the likes of Jamie Lewis, Christian Perez and Benito Van De Pas progress through to the Final Stage outright, with Wednesday being the final opportunity for players to secure their place, either automatically, or via their respective Order of Merit’s. 

UK Q School

Former World Championship Finalist, Andy Hamilton, headlined the eight players to progress through to the Final Stage of UK Q School during Tuesday’s play, as ‘The Hammer’ bids to win back his Tour Card, after recording victories over Neeman Hasida, Mark McGeeney, Lewis Gurney, Mark Blandford, Adam Warner and John Bowles. 

Former Tour Card Holders, Josh Payne and Chris Quantock, who both were defeated in the Last 16 and deciding round during Day One of Stage One on Monday, went a step further as they secured automatic qualification through to the Final Stage, by defeating Dan Read and Scott Baker respectively in the Last 16. 

Another Former Tour Card Holder, Nick Kenny, also progressed through to the Final Stage, and he was joined by his fellow Welsh compatriot, Mike Warburton and English trio, Graham Usher, Jim Moston and David Sumner, who are all bidding to win Tour Cards for the first time in their careers. 

European Q School 

2018 UK Open Finalist and Former World Youth Champion, Corey Cadby, headlined the eight players to progress through to the Final Stage at European Q School on Day Two, as the Aussie Star continued his bid to win back his Tour Card, after recording victories over Kevin Grebe, Sven Hilling, Jose Marques, Tobias Cyffka, Moreno Blom and Stefaan Henderyck. 

Dutchman Chris Landman, who’s featured at both the PDC & WDF World Championship previously in his career, was another high-profile name to make it through to the Final Stage, as he defeated Brazilian star Diogo Portela in the Last 16 and final round to progress through. 

Former Tour Card Holder, Marko Kantele, also made it through to the Final Stage automatically, alongside Belgian trio Andy Baetens, Robbie Knops and Steven Strobbe, as well as Dutch duo Stefan Schroder and Roy Van de Griendt. 

PDC Q School continues on Wednesday, in the UK and in Europe, with the final 16 automatic spots up for grabs to move through to the Final Stage, with the remaining spots up to be offered out via the Order of Merit’s to make-up a 128-player field for both Q Schools, as the Final Stage commences this Thursday. Play will commence in Europe at 10:00 CET and in the UK at 10:30 GMT. All live scores and results can be viewed at tv.dartconnect.com.  

UK Q School Stage One

Day Two 

Last 16- Tuesday 10th January 

Andy Hamilton 5-2 John Bowles

Mike Warburton 5-3 Llew Bevan 

David Sumner 5-2 Stuart Kellett

Jim Moston 5-2 Robert Collins

Chris Quantock 5-2 Scott Baker

Josh Payne 5-1 Dan Read

Graham Usher 5-2 Alan Tabern

Nick Kenny 5-1 Robert Rickwood

European Q School Stage One

Day Two 

Last 16 

Chris Landman 5-2 Diogo Portela

Andy Baetens 5-1 Ryan De Vreede

Stefan Schroder 5-4 Toni Alcinas

Marko Kantele 5-1 Jordy Van den Broek 

Corey Cadby 5-4 Stefaan Henderyck 

Steven Strobbe 5-2 Danny Tessmann

Robbie Knops 5-4 Nico Riehle 

Roy Van de Griendt 5-4 Michele Turetta 

—–ENDS—–

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