The World Series of Darts Finals line up is now fully complete.
Four places were up for grabs at today’s qualifying event in Niederhausen, Germany. Joining the 20 names already known are:
- Joe Cullen
- Steve Beaton
- Harry Ward
- Vincent van der Voort
Cullen in cruise control
Joe Cullen was in cruise control throughout the day as he became the first player through in the World Series of Darts Finals qualifer.
A disappointing World Matchplay saw him go out in the second round. The Rockstar was determined to put that behind him and he did so.
After receiving a bye in round one, Cullen demolished Ryan Meikle 5-1 with a 101.2 average in his first game of the day, and that set the tone for the rest of his day. He defeated Barrie Bates 5-2 in the second round, before winning 5-2 against Callan Rydz, who up until that point had been playing some magnificent stuff.
The Rockstar barely broke sweat in his first three games, and did so again in his final game. He won 5-3 against Jesus Noguera to reach his second World Series of Darts Finals.
Beaton back for third attempt
Steve Beaton will be at this tournament for the third attempt, as he continued his amazing run on qualifying days.
Beaton also received a bye into the second round, and made the most of it, defeating Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-2. He then produced his best average of the day, a 96.9, in a 5-1 win over Andy Hamilton.
The Bronzed Adonis moved into the final eight with a 5-2 win over Steve Lennon, before booking his place in Austria with a 5-3 victory over Germany’s Gabriel Clemens.
Ward makes tournament debut
Harry Ward is probably one of the least expected names to come through the World Series of Darts Final qualifier.
The former Pro Tour winner had to play in round one, and managed to defeat Jan Dekker 5-2. 5-3 wins over William O’Connor and Christian Bunse saw Ward into the last 16.
It was here that Ward produced his best performance of the day, averaging 92.4 in another 5-3 win over Joe Murnan. This set up a last eight match against an in form Chris Dobey, but it was not a classic. Both players could not average 77, and one leg was won by Dobey in 28 darts to level at 3-3. Despite this, Ward kept his cool, and broke in the next leg, before serving it out to win a 5-3 and make his maiden appearance at the event.
Van der Voort continues good form
Following on from quarter final runs in last year’s European Championship, and this year’s World Matchplay, Vincent van der Voort will make his debut in the World Series Finals.
The Dutch Destroyer was given a bye in round one, and it was worth the wait to see him in action, as he produced a 100.8 average to defeat Josh Payne 5-3 in round two. Van der Voort was then pushed all the way by Marko Kantele, edging the match 5-4 in a last leg decider.
This seemed to give the Dutchman confidence and belief, as he dispatched Scott Waites 5-2 to make it to the last eight. There he met Lativa’s Madars Razma, who he beat 5-3 to secure the final spot at the 2020 World Series Finals in Austria.
Steve Beaton 5-3 Gabriel Clemens
Joe Cullen 5-3 Jesus Noguera
Harry Ward 5-3 Chris Dobey
Vincent van der Voort 5-3 Madars Razma
Gabriel Clemens 5-3 Jonny Clayton
Steve Beaton 5-2 Steve Lennon
Joe Cullen 5-2 Callan Rydz
Jesus Noguera 5-0 Max Hopp
Chris Dobey 5-1 Ron Meulenkamp
Harry Ward 5-3 Joe Murnan
Madars Razma 5-2 Jamie Hughes
Vincent van der Voort 5-2 Scott Waites
Jonny Clayton 5-4 Jason Lowe
Gabriel Clemens 5-4 Reece Robinson
Steve Beaton 5-1 Andy Hamilton
Steve Lennon 5-4 Yordi Meeuwisse
Joe Cullen 5-2 Barrie Bates
Callan Rydz 5-1 Mike De Decker
Jesus Noguera 5-2 Danny Noppert
Max Hopp 5-4 Daniel Larsson
Chris Dobey 5-3 Martijn Kleermaker
Ron Meulenkamp 5-4 Jose De Sousa
Harry Ward 5-3 Christian Bunse
Joe Murnan 5-2 Ryan Joyce
Madars Razma 5-3 Luke Humphries
Jamie Hughes 5-1 Brendan Dolan
Scott Waites 5-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Vincent van der Voort 5-4 Marko Kantele
Jonny Clayton 5-1 Lisa Ashton
Jason Lowe 5-2 Krzysztof Kciuk
Reece Robinson 5-4 John Henderson
Gabriel Clemens 5-2 William Borland
Steve Beaton 5-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Andy Hamilton 5-1 Kirk Shepherd
Steve Lennon 5-1 Ricky Evans
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-1 Geert Nentjes
Joe Cullen 5-1 Ryan Meikle
Barrie Bates 5-3 Ryan Murray
Mike De Decker 5-4 Keegan Brown
Callan Rydz 5-1 Steve West
Danny Noppert 5-3 Mickey Mansell
Jesus Noguera 5-1 John Michael
Max Hopp 5-3 Toni Alcinas
Daniel Larsson 5-4 Boris Krcmar
Chris Dobey 5-0 Gavin Carlin
Martijn Kleermaker 5-2 Vincent Van der Meer
Ron Meulenkamp 5-1 Darren Webster
Jose De Sousa 5-2 Steve Brown
Christian Bunse 5-3 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Harry Ward 5-3 William O’Connor
Ryan Joyce 5-2 Mervyn King
Joe Murnan 5-4 Ross Smith
Madars Razama 5-4 Stephen Bunting
Luke Humphries 5-4 Neils Zonneveld
Brendan Dolan 5-4 Andy Boulton
Jamie Hughes 5-1 Bradley Brooks
Jermaine Wattimena 5-1 Gary Blades
Scott Waites 5-3 Justin Pipe
Vincent van der Voort 5-3 Josh Payne
Marko Kantele 5-0 Alan Tabern
Jason Lowe 5-4 Robert Thornton
William Borland 5-2 James Wilson
Gabriel Clemens 5-2 Kai Fan Leung
Andy Hamilton 5-2 Scott Baker
Kirk Shepherd 5-3 Benito van de Pas
Geert Nentjes 5-4 Martin Schindler
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Ryan Murray 5-2 Luke Woodhouse
Barrie Bates 5-2 Steffen Siepmann
Steve West 5-2 Richard North
Callan Rydz 5-0 Mark McGeeney
John Michael 5-4 Ted Evetts
Jesus Noguera 5-0 Harald Leitinger
Boris Krcmar 5-1 Maik Kuivenhoven
Daniel Larsson 5-4 Nathan Derry
Martijn Kleermarker 5-4 Wayne Jones
Steve Brown 5-3 Peter Jacques
Jose De Sousa 5-3 Conan Whitehead
Harry Ward 5-2 Jan Dekker
William O’Connor 5-4 Karel Sedlacek
Ross Smith 5-3 Adam Hunt
Joe Murnan 5-4 Nick Kenny
Luke Humphries 5-1 Kim Huybrechts
Niels Zonneveld 5-2 Matt Clark
Jamie Hughes 5-2 Carl Wilkinson
Bradley Brooks 5-1 Adrian Gray
Justin Pipe 5-2 Jelle Klaasen
Scott Waites 5-0 David Pallett
Marko Kantele 5-2 Aaron Beeney
Alan Tabern 5-3 Derk Telnekes