On the first day of the final round at the PDC Qualifying School, Martin Schindler became emotional.
German darts player defeated Dutch legend Raymond van Barneveld 6: 4. Schindler averaged 100.3 points on three darts.
“Barney” got an extra point on each shot. It was a high quality game throughout the day.
De Vos Holt Erste Tour Card
However, Schindler did not receive a tour card. In the semifinals, “The Wall” lost 2: 6 to Van Barneveld’s native Giart Nentges. In 2021, he had to concede defeat in the final to Giorgio de Vos from Belgium, who received Q School’s first tour card.
In addition to Schindler, the other two Germans had a good day in four in the showdown for the last nine tour cards. And Michael Underbookner SPORT1-Expert Robert Marijanovic fought to the last 16.
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Nico Kurz, a two-time World Cup winner, lost his first match. His teammate Lucas Wenig defeated him 2: 6.
Shirok fails early
As of Wednesday, there were 128 players, 30 of whom had three more chances for the Germans. In addition to the winners of the day, the top five in the rankings qualified for the PDC Tour.
Fallon Sherrock lost 2: 6 to Welsh Sean Fisher in the second round in a parallel match between the UK players at Milton Keynes. As the winner of the day, Kirk Shepherd, a 34-year-old Englishman who was a 2008 World Cup finalist, earned the right to participate in all PDC ranking tournaments over the next two years.
Preliminary results from the quarter-finals:
Giart de Vos (Belgium) – Richard Weinstra (Netherlands) 6: 3
Lorenzo Prong (Netherlands) – Mario Vandenbogerde (Belgium) 6-5
Giart Nentges (Netherlands) – Wesley Pleasier (Netherlands) 6: 5
Martin Schindler (Germany) – Soren Lerchbacher (Austria) 6: 3
De Vos – Prank 6: 2
Nentges – Schindler 6: 2
De Vos – Nentges 6: 4
Kirk Shepherd (England) – Chas Barstow (England) 6: 1
Martin Lukman (England) – Martin Henegan (Ireland) 6: 1
Jack Main (England) – Lee Evans (England) 6: 4
John Worsley (Wales) – Gavin Carlin (Ireland) 6: 1
Shepherd – Luke 6: 5
Jack Maine – John Worsley 6: 4
Shepherd – Major 6: 1