In the footsteps of Andy Hamilton it is very likely that also Wes Newton will make his debut at the BDO World Darts Championship in January.
Newton took over the standby spot from Hamilton. ‘The Hammer’ secured a BDO World Championship place after coming through the qualifier in Bridlington on Wednesday.
There is one qualifying spot left for the BDO World Championship. This goes to the winner of the Winmau World Masters or the next player on the BDO ranking who has not yet qualified for the World Championship, the so-called standby place.
This position is now in the hands of Newton. The two-time PDC major-finalist qualifies for the BDO World Championship, when the Winmau World Master has already qualified for the British Darts Organisation’s most prestigious event.