Brazil's Portela seals William Hill World Darts Championship return

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Brazil's Portela seals William Hill World Darts Championship return

Diogo Portela has secured a fifth successive appearance at the William Hill World Darts Championship.

The Brazilian star won through Saturday's Central & South America Qualifier in Costa Rica to secure his place in the World Championship at Alexandra Palace with a dominant performance.

He lost just two legs in six matches throughout the qualifier, both in the final as he defeated Costa Rica's Diego Orozco 6-2.

Portela also whitewashed Guillermo Soto, Carlos Cubero, Alvaro Perez, Cristian Sandi and William Rojas during the event.

Guyana's Norman Madhoo won through to the semi-finals in a bid to secure his World Championship return, but lost 6-5 to Orozco.

The 64 entries for the event featured players from eight countries, with players from Argentina, Chile, Belize, Nicaragua and Panama joining representatives from Brazil, Costa Rica and Guyana.

2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship
Central & South America Qualifier
Quarter-Finals

Diogo Portela 6-0 Cristian Sandi
William Rojas 6-5 Theodore Lennan
Diego Orozco 6-3 Janier Rodolfo Rodriguez
Norman Madhoo 6-5 Ricardo Manzano

Semi-Finals
Diogo Portela 6-0 William Rojas
Diego Orozco 6-5 Norman Madhoo

Final
Diogo Portela 6-2 Diego Orozco