Lam Wins World Championship Spot

October 29 2013

TING CHI ROYDEN LAM has won the Greater China Qualifier to earn himself a Ladbrokes World Darts Championship debut in December.

The Hong Kong ace will cap his first year on the professional circuit by appearing at Alexandra Palace in the £1 million tournament, where he will enter alongside other International Qualifiers in the preliminary Round.

The Greater China saw players initially split into 16 groups for the round robin stage, before the top two from each group progressed to the knockout stage from the last 32 onwards.

Lam's success in winning the event follows on from a memorable year, which began with him winning a Tour Card at Qualifying School in January.

He went on to qualify for the Speedy Services UK Open in June, where he lost to Wayne Jones, and is also enjoying success in the DARTSLIVE - THE WORLD soft-tip championship.

Ladbrokes World Darts Championship
Greater China Qualifier

Last 16
Ting Chi Royden Lam 3-2 Liu Cheng'An
Wang Chunfa 3-1 Liu Songtao
Tsia Tzu Hao 3-0 Ma Ligong
Shen Jianhua 3-0 Chan Tsz Kin
Deng Yin 3-2 Ling Yuyi
Xie Lan 3-1 Geng chao
Jiang Yunfei 3-2 Sun Qiang
Xie Wenge 3-0 Su Ligang

Quarter-Finals
Ting Chi Royden Lam 4-0 Wang Chunfa
Tsia Tzu Hao 4-1 Shen Jianhua
Deng Yin 4-1 Xie Lan
Jiang Yunfei 4-2 Xie Wenge

Semi-Finals
Ting Chi Royden Lam 4-2 Tsia Tzu Hao
Deng Yin 4-1 Jiang Yunfei

Final
Ting Chi Royden Lam 5-0 Deng Yin

Ladbrokes World Darts Championship
Qualified Players
DPA Australian Grand Prix Champion: Kyle Anderson
Oceanic Masters Champion: Beau Anderson
New Zealand Champion: Rob Sazbo
South African Masters Champion: Devon Petersen
South Asia Qualifier: Mohammed Latif Sapup
Philippines Qualifier: Edward Santos
Scandinavian Order of Merit Winner: Per Laursen
Scandinavian Play-Off Winner: Dennis Lindskjold
Irish Matchplay Champion: Colin McGarry
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit Winner: Ross Smith*
Greater China Qualifier - Ting Chi Royden Lam

Remaining Qualifiers
Iberian Qualifier (Last Eight Play-Off on November 1)
North American Championship Tour Order of Merit Winner (Final events November 2-3)
Japanese Qualifier (November 3)
DARTSLIVE - THE WORLD leading ranked player (at November 3, following Stage Eight)
Western European Qualifier (in Italy on November 10 - details below)
German Qualifier (Last Eight Play-Off on November 16)
Eastern Europe Qualifier (Last Eight Play-Off on November 16)
PDPA Qualifier (Winner & Runner-Up) - November 25

* In the event that Ross Smith qualifies for the Ladbrokes World Championship through another route (i.e. ProTour OOM) then the place will be offered to the World Youth Champion (Michael Smith). If this player has also qualified for the World Championship through another route, then the second-placed player from the Challenge Tour OOM (Ben Ward) will be offered this place.

Western Europe Qualifier
Sunday November 10 - New Kings Club Mantova, Via Progresso 14, 46047 Porto Mantovano (www.kingsmantova.it)
Open to players from: Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey, Greece
Entry costs €35 and closes on November 6 2013. To enter, visit: www.fidart.it or email fidart@fidart.it or Fax to +39 0471 512993.
Registration will be 8am-9am, with play commencing at 10am. All games will be the best of 11 legs.

Tickets
Tickets for the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship are still available but have enjoyed record sales since their launch in June, with many sessions now Sold Out.
To purchase visit pdc.seetickets.com or call 0844 856 8807.
Thomas Cook Sport has Ticket & Hotel Break packages for the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship - click here for information.
Tickets for Sold Out sessions may still be available through viagogo, the Official Ticket Exchange of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship - click here to visit viagogo.
Hospitality Packages are still available for most sessions - call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180 to book.
Fans with a regular Table Seat or Tier Seat ticket can upgrade to the new "Bullseye Bolt-On" hospitality package - click here for information.
 

 

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