2017 PDC Qualifying School Entries

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2017 PDC Qualifying School Entries

ALMOST 450 players will compete in the 2017 PDC Qualifying School from January 19-22, with 28 PDC Tour Cards on offer across the four days of action at the Robin Park Tennis Centre.The PDC Qualifying School gives ANY aspiring darts player aged 16 or above the chance to win a Tour Card to compete as a professional on the PDC ProTour.A total of 28 Tour Cards will be on offer at the 2017 PDC Qualifying School to create a total of 128 Tour Card Holders for 2017, comprised as follows:* Top 64 players from the PDC Order of Merit following the completion of the William Hill World Darts Championship* 32 2016/2017 Tour Card Holders outside of the world's top 64* 2016 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour top two - Rob Cross & Ryan Searle receive two-year Tour Card* 2016 PDC Unicorn Development Tour - Ross Twell & Aden Kirk receive two-year Tour Card (NB Dean Reynolds rejected Tour Card, which was offered to third-placed Aden Kirk).Each of the four days of play in Wigan will see four players win a Tour Card automatically, with play on each day being down to the last four.Ranking points will be allocated to other players based on their finishing position to see a further 12 Tour Cards allocated from the Q School Order of Merit following the four days of action.The field of players for the 2017 PDC Qualifying School includes three-time World Champion John Part and former Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson, who are amongst the players to have dropped out of the world's top 64 in the past year.Former TV finalists Ronnie Baxter, Mark Dudbridge, Wayne Jones, Barrie Bates, Colin Osborne and Kirk Shepherd are also amongst the entrants, alongside experienced professionals Andy Smith, Steve Hine, Mickey Mansell, Stuart Kellett and Alan Tabern, former World Matchplay champion Peter Evison and former Las Vegas Desert Classic winner Peter Manley.Former World Youth Champions Arron Monk and James Hubbard are also bidding to win back their Tour Cards alongside 2015 finalist Nathan Aspinall, while 16-year-old Rusty-Jake Rodriguez joins older brother Roxy-James in trying to win a Tour Card alongside a third brother, world number 41 Rowby-John.Mark Frost, Dragutin Horvat, Boris Koltsov, Zoran Lerchbacher, Kevin Simm and Jerry Hendriks recently competed in the William Hill World Darts Championship, while another Dutchman, Jimmy Hendriks, was knocked out in the preliminary round at the Lakeside Championship.Former Tour Card Holders bidding to win back their professional status include Germany's Jyhan Artut, Japan's Haruki Muramatsu, Canada's Ken MacNeil, Hong Kong's Ting Chi Royden Lam, Spain's Antonio Alcinas and Gibraltar's Dyson Parody.Former Lakeside Champion Richie Burnett will also be in action at Qualifying School, having returned from suspension on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour in 2016, where he won two tournaments out of 11 during the year.Results from the 2017 PDC Qualifying School will be available at www.pdc.tv throughout the weekend in Wigan.2017 PDC Qualifying School EntriesBen AdamsAntonio AlcinasNolan ArendseJyhan ArtutDave AskewNathan AspinallDuvaan AtaRichard BaillieJamie BainJack BannisterJulio Barbero GonzalezMichael BarnardHayden BarnesKeith BassettBarrie BatesJeff BathamMax BaulcombMark BaxterRonnie BaxterAndrew BeltonNigel BirchMichael BlakeNicholas BloorNigel BoegDanny BoschRichard BoucherStuart BousfieldJordan BoycePaddy BoyceJustin BradshawKenneth BramallDerek BrandJamie BrantonBradley BrooksGary BroomheadJustin BrotonDarren BrownJim BrownJohn BrownSteve BrownJohn BryanLee BryantMichael BurgoineTrevor BurkhillKevin BurnessRichie BurnettAubrey BurtStephen BurtonStephen ButkeraitisRichard CalvertAllan CandlishPhilip CantyRicardo Fernandez CarballoFrancis CarragherShaun CarrollKeith CarterSimon CassidyMatthew    ClarkeJames CliftonDaniel ColeTony ColePaul CookJacob CookseyJamie CooperDavid CopleyStephen CotterLewis CoultJohn CourtJoe CroftJohn CrossleyWayne CrossleyBobby CrozierAndrew CurrivanChristopher DaleScott DaleNigel DanielsScott DarbyshireJoe DavisBryan de HoogRyan De VreedeNathan DerryMark DevonMarc DewsburyMatthias DietrichHenry DohertyDaniel DootsonEddie DootsonBrian DoranSteve DouglasKevin DowlingAndrew DownsMark DudbridgeDylan DuoStuart DuttonPete DyosMatthew EdgarRitchie EdhouseAllan EdwardsAndrew EdwardsLennart Curt EfraimssonRene EidamsAlexander EliaNicholas EllisLuke ElyDavid EvansKieran EvansSteve EvansPeter EvisonDavid FatumPaul FellowsPierre FinckPeter FisherGlenn FitzpatrickDean FordeJay ForemanMark FormanColin FowlerMark FrostRobert FullerSamuel FullerNick FullwellDale GadsbyBilly GallieStephen GallimoreKevin GarciaGeorge GardnerJohn GibsonCraig GilchristRobbie GorstAdrian GrayTaylor GreavesSven GroenJamie GuilfoyleGary GullanDavid HackSheamus HaganJames HajdarAndreas HajiminaDorion HallSam HamiltonCurtis HammondSteven HarbertStuart HardingDan HarringtonRyan HarringtonKelvin HartRyan HartChris HartreyPaul HarveySteve HattersleyTeuvo HaverinenShouichi HayashiLee HayesSam HeadTom HeldtJerry HendriksJimmy HendriksSascha HertrichRob HewsonNigel HeydonSteve HineAshley HolgateBilly HolmesRob HolroydDave HoneyTim HopeChris HornbyDragutin HorvatAndrew HowarthRichie HowsonJames HubbardAdam HuckvalePeter HudsonRobert HughesThom HumphreyLuke HumphriesAdam HuntMichael HuntleyIan HurleyAtif HussainAndy HutchingsDean HydeMark HyltonGarath IllidgeDariusz ImbsCraig IngramCharlie JacksonRhys JacksonPeter JacquesAlan JamiesonDavid JamiesonPaul JenkinsNick JenningsPrakash JiwaMark JodrillSonny JohalAndrew JohnsonDarren JohnsonSean JohnsonWayne JonesJon JukesRhys JulianChristian KallingerMartin KaskMichael KavanaghDanny KayStuart KellettAsh KhayatzadehGeorge KillingtonDavid KingSteve KingdonBoris KoltsovArjan KontermanKarsten KornathMaik KuivenhovenDave LadleyTing Chi Royden LamJamie LandonJames LaneKevin LaneMaik LangendorfLiam LastMark LawrenceRoland LenngrenSteve LennonZoran LerchbacherKai Fan LeungIan LeverNicholas LewisStephen LimerTony LincolnColin LittlecottIan LockeTom LonsdaleCallum LooseEdward LovelyJason LovettDouglas LowJason LoweOskar LukasiakMartin LukemanBarry LynnStef MacareCallum MackayKen MacNeilAlan MageePeter ManleyMickey MansellSteven MarfleetRobert MarijanovicFynn MarquardtJason MarriottDavid MarsonTony MartinDale MastermanChris MathewsShaun MatthewsJay McCannJim McKevittJohn McCaffertyJosh McCarthyKevin McDineKevin McDonnellTom McIntoshKevin McKinneySteve McNallyAlan McNivenNeil MeneerKarl MerchantMareno MichelsPaul MilfordPeter MitchellIan MoarLee MoffatStuart MonaghanArron MonkMatthew MooreBarry MorganJohn MorrisLee MorrisRoy MorrisSandy MorrisonIan MossJim MostonHaruki MuramatsuJay MurphyRyan MurrayDawson MurschellConi Singh NagiEikichi NakanishiRicky NathanDavid NealeScott NewtonPaul NicholsonJohn Jnr NormanRobert NorsterRichard NorthMike NortonAndy NyeDavid O'DonovanDamien O'DriscollGabriel Florin OlarRichard    OnionsKeita OnoColin OsbornePaul OsmotherleyMatt PadgettJoey PalfreymanRicky PalmerRichie ParkinDyson ParodyKurt ParryJohn PartThomas PavarottiTatu PehkonenJesus Noguera PereaSteve PerkinsSteve PerryPaul PhillipsNigel PinchenJose Henrique Pinto De SenaRichard    PlattMichael    PlooyDiogo PortelaJohn PowerMichael PowerAndrew PoyntonMarko PulsJohn PurcellChris QuantockRohit RabadiaNathan RaffertyDai RandallSteve RandallMichael RasztovitsMadars RazmaDavid ReadPaul ReeveCraig ReevesMichael RegusShane ReidyLars ReineckeRichard BetteleyNathan RichardsJoshua RichardsonPar RiihonenRoss RimmerGreg RitchieTerry RoachMario RobbeJamie RobinsonReece RobinsonCarlos RodriguezRoxy-James RodriguezRusty-Jake RodriguezColin RoelofsBernd RoithScott RollingsPaul RowleyNigel RussellPaul RussellSean RyanCallan RydzWarrick SchefferMartin SchindlerRoger ScrivensConnor ScuttRon SeddonJose Ventura Seijas RamosIoannis SelachoglouLaurie SelbyKelvin SelfKirk ShepherdLee ShewanLee SiddleEelco SieperdaStephen SilverKevin SimmMarco SmitAndy SmithDaniel SmithJustin SmithMorgan SmithPaul SmithSteve SmithAdam Smith-NealeBen SonghurstJose SousaWilliam    StallardMark StephensonAaron StevensEvander StevensonDean StewartMicky StocksGary StoneStuart StubbsStuart Stubbs SnrRicky SudaleKentaro SuzukiCharlie SymonsRadoslaw SzaganskiAlan TabernAlan Tabern JnrMichael TafnerScott TaylorKevin ThomasMartin ThomasJack ToddMick ToddEmre TorosMartyn TurnerWilly van de WielMichel van der HorstMichael Van DijkBenjamin van ErvenCarlo van PeerKevin VeenstraDavyd VenkenWilco VermeulenManuel VilerioJim WalkerRichie WalshBen WardHarry WardChris WareLee WatkinsMatthew WatsonMark WestgarthAdam WhieldonAndy WhiteChris WhiteEddie WhiteArron WikeAlan WilkinsonCarl WilkinsonBradley WilliamsJosh WillsChris WilsonDavid WilsonEvan WilsonJason WilsonMark WilsonIan WithersMichael WoodLuke WoodhouseYuki YamadaJames Young