Double Dolan Delight In Qualifiers

BRENDAN DOLAN enjoyed double success as he booked his place at the SINGHA Beer Grand Slam of Darts and the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals as the qualifiers came to a close on Sunday October 23 at the Barnsley Metrodome.

In total, eight players secured their spot in November's Grand Slam, which sees 24 stars of the PDC up against players from the BDO competing across nine days, live on Sky Sports.

Joining Dolan in Wolverhampton is Robert Thornton - a former finalist in the event - Dimitri Van den Bergh, Ted Evetts, Brendan Dolan, Chris Dobey, James Wilson, Nathan Derry and Darren Webster.

The Grand Slam will be preceded by the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals in Glasgow on November 5-6, with Steve Beaton, Simon Whitlock and Joe Murnan also qualifying.

It has been an enjoyable month for Dolan, having reached the last 16 at the Unibet World Grand Prix shortly after his wedding to Teresa, before his double success in Barnsley.

On his way to qualification, the Northern Irish ace saw off Ryan Harrington and Jan Dekker 5-2, before beating Nigel Heydon to reach the Qualification match. There, he narrowly edged past Belgian ace Kim Huybrechts 5-4 to secure his Grand Slam spot.

In the World Series Qualifier, he beat Ron Meulenkamp, Robert Owen, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Terry Jenkins to progress.

Whitlock has also been experiencing a hot run in form. The Australian ace has backed up his quarter-final berth at the World Grand Prix with two Players Championship titles, including hitting a nine-darter on his way to victory at Players Championship 19 on Friday.

After reaching his first PDC final at Players Championship 19 - where he lost out to Whitlock - Dobey put in another excellent display in the first qualifier. He beat Jim Walker, Beaton, Rowby-John Rodriguez and Tony Newell to clinch his Grand Slam place.

Belgian Van den Bergh booked his place with a 5-0 whitewash over Mickey Mansell, youngster Evetts beat Mike Zuydwijk 5-1, Wilson saw off Jenkins 5-3, Thornton beat Andrew Gilding 5-1, Derry edged out Scott Taylor 5-4 and Webster thwarted Jelle Klaasen 5-2.

Elsewhere, in the World Series Qualifier, Beaton beat Christian Kist 6-3 and Murnan saw off recent European Tour winner Alan Norris 6-4 to join Whitlock and Dolan in Glasgow.

The Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals takes place at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow, on November 5-6, with the SINGHA Beer Grand Slam of Darts taking place from November 12-20 at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.

SINGHA Beer Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier
Sunday October 23, Barnsley Metrodome
Preliminary Round 1

Barrie Bates 5-4 Steve Smith 

Preliminary Round 2
Scott Dale 5-1 Barrie Bates 
Callum Loose 5-3 Martin Thomas 
Steve Brown 5-4 Jay Foreman
Sam Head 5-3 Colin Littlecott 
Peter Hudson 5-1 Harry Ward
Ritchie Edhouse 5-2 Jack Todd
Billy Holmes 5-3 Mark Hylton
Martyn Turner 5-2 Jason Marriott
Chris Quantock 5-1 Keith Rooney
Mick Todd 5-4 Colin Fowler
Ryan Harrington 5-4 Mark Lawrence 
Luke Woodhouse 5-1 Kirk Shepherd
Kurt Parry 5-3 Michael Barnard
Adam Hunt 5-1 Sean Johnson
Steve Hine 5-2 Nigel Daniels
Aden Kirk 5-4 Michael Dawson 
Ian Withers 5-2 Andreas Hajimena
Jeff Batham 5-3 Roxy-James Rodriguez
Stuart Stubbs 5-0 Garath Illidge
Scott Taylor 5-1 Arron Monk
James Hubbard 5-1 Dave Ladley
Mark Dudbridge 5-3 Par Riihonen
Trevor Burkhill Bye (Michael Power withdrew)
Eddie Dootson 5-3 Nick Fullwell

First Round
Robert Thornton (1) 5-1 Scott Dale
Andy Hamilton 5-2 Ronny Huybrechts
Callum Loose 5-0 Stuart Kellett
Ron Meulenkamp 5-2 Simon Preston
Steve Brown 5-3 Jamie Caven (16) 
David Pallett 5-3 Devon Petersen 
Simon Stevenson 5-3 Cristo Reyes 
Andrew Gilding 5-1 Yordi Meeuwisse 
Stephen Bunting (8) 5-0 Sam Head
Justin Pipe 5-1 Ray Campbell
Jason Wilson 5-1 Ryan Meikle 
Mickey Mansell 5-1 Andy Parsons 
Vincent van der Voort (9) 5-1 Peter Hudson
Ryan Palmer 5-0 Darren Johnson 
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-4 Joe Murnan 
Paul Milford 5-2 Christian Kist 
Jamie Robinson 5-4 Ian White (5) 
Mike Zuydwijk 5-4 Ritchie Edhouse
Shaun Griffiths 5-2 Ricky Williams 
Richie Corner 5-1 Billy Holmes
Gerwyn Price (12) 5-0 Martyn Turner
Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-4 Mick McGowan 
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-1 Jamie Lewis
Ted Evetts 5-0 Jonny Clayton 
Kim Huybrechts (4) 5-1 James Richardson
Chris Quantock 5-2 Wayne Jones 
Ronnie Baxter 5-3 John Henderson 
Mick Todd 5-3 William O'Connor 
Brendan Dolan (13) 5-2 Ryan Harrington
Jan Dekker 5-0 Stephen McNally
Ross Smith 5-4 Robert Owen
Nigel Heydon 5-0 Matthew Edgar
Luke Woodhouse 5-3 Michael Smith (2) 
Tony Newell 5-2 Andy Boulton
Andy Smith 5-4 Kurt Parry 
Steve West 5-1 Jonathan Worsley 
Steve Beaton (15) 5-3 Adam Hunt
Chris Dobey 5-0 Jim Walker 
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-4 Keegan Brown
Brian Woods 5-1 Harry Robinson 
Terry Jenkins (7) 5-3 Darron Brown
Steve Hine 5-3 Kevin Painter 
Andy Jenkins 5-2 Ken MacNeil 
Joe Cullen 5-2 Aden Kirk
 Ian Withers 5-2 Simon Whitlock (10)
James Wilson 5-3 Wes Newton
John Bowles 5-1 Jeffrey De Zwaan 
Daryl Gurney 5-3 Mark Walsh
Dennis Smith 5-4 Benito van de Pas (5) 
Nathan Derry 5-3 Jeff Batham
Johnny Haines 5-2 Alan Tabern
Jermaine Wattimena 5-0 Stuart Stubbs
Scott Taylor 5-4 Mervyn King (11) 
Vincent Kamphuis 5-4 Ricky Evans 
Robbie Green 5-1 Dick van Dijk
Mike De Decker 5-3 Matthew Dennant 
Jelle Klaasen (3) 5-3 James Hubbard
Mark Frost 5-2 Jason Lovett 
Mark Dudbridge 5-2 John Part
Paul Nicholson 5-3 Terry Temple
Mark Webster (14) 5-2 Trevor Burkhill
Darren Webster Bye (Dean Winstanley withdrew)
Josh Payne 5-3 Matt Clark
Berry van Peer 5-3 Eddie Dootson

Second Round
Robert Thornton 5-1 Andy Hamilton
Callum Loose 5-1 Ron Meulenkamp
David Pallett 5-3 Steve Brown 
Andrew Gilding 5-4 Simon Stevenson 
Stephen Bunting 5-3 Justin Pipe
Mickey Mansell 5-2 Jason Wilson 
Ryan Palmer 5-4 Vincent van der Voort 
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-3 Paul Milford
Mike Zuydwijk 5-1 Jamie Robinson 
Richie Corner 5-3 Shaun Griffiths 
Gerwyn Price 5-3 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Ted Evetts 5-0 Jeffrey de Graaf 
Kim Huybrechts 5-0 Chris Quantock
Ronnie Baxter 5-4 Mick Todd
Brendan Dolan 5-2 Jan Dekker
Nigel Heydon 5-1 Ross Smith 
Tony Newell 5-0 Luke Woodhouse 
Andy Smith 5-4 Steve West
Chris Dobey 5-2 Steve Beaton 
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-0 Brian Woods
Terry Jenkins 5-4 Steve Hine
Joe Cullen 5-1 Andy Jenkins 
James Wilson 5-0 Ian WIthers 
Daryl Gurney 5-4 John Bowles 
Nathan Derry 5-3 Dennis Smith 
Johnny Haines 5-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Scott Taylor 5-2 Vincent Kamphuis
Robbie Green 5-3 Mike de Decker
Jelle Klaasen 5-1 Mark Frost
Paul Nicholson 5-3 Mark Dudbridge 
Darren Webster 5-2 Mark Webster 
Berry van Peer 5-4 Josh Payne

Third Round
Robert Thornton 5-2 Callum Loose
Andrew Gilding 5-3 David Pallett 
Mickey Mansell 5-1 Stephen Bunting 
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-2 Ryan Palmer 
Mike Zuydwijk 5-2 Richie Corner
Ted Evetts 5-2 Gerwyn Price 
Kim Huybrechts 5-0 Ronnie Baxter
Brendan Dolan 5-4 Nigel Heydon
Tony Newell 5-0 Andy Smith
Chris Dobey 5-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Terry Jenkins 5-3 Joe Cullen
James Wilson 5-2 Daryl Gurney
Nathan Derry 5-1 Johnny Haines
Scott Taylor 5-4 Robbie Green
Jelle Klaasen 5-3 Paul Nicholson
Darren Webster 5-4 Berry van Peer

Qualification Games
Robert Thornton 5-1 Andrew Gilding
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-0 Mickey Mansell 
Ted Evetts 5-1 Mike Zuydwijk 
Brendan Dolan 5-4 Kim Huybrechts 
Chris Dobey 5-4 Tony Newell 
James Wilson 5-3 Terry Jenkins 
Nathan Derry 5-4 Scott Taylor
Darren Webster 5-2 Jelle Klaasen

Robert Thornton, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Ted Evetts, Brendan Dolan, Chris Dobey, James Wilson, Nathan Derry, Darren Webster

Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier
Sunday October 23, Barnsley Metrodome
Preliminary Round

Jim Walker 6-2 Andy Jenkins
Alan Tabern 6-1 Jeffrey De Zwaan
Kevin Painter 6-1 Andy Parsons
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-1 John Bowles
Johnny Haines 6-5 John Part
Yordi Meeuwisse 6-2 Ricky Evans 
Ted Evetts 6-3 Dennis Smith 
Ronny Huybrechts 6-4 Vincent Kamphuis 
Shaun Griffiths 6-3 Paul Nicholson 
Robbie Green 6-4 Devon Petersen 
Nigel Heydon 6-1 Mickey Mansell 
David Pallett Bye (Wayne Jones withdrew)
Wes Newton 6-3 Andy Smith 
Jonathan Worsley 6-1 Mick McGowan 
William O'Connor 6-4 Steve West
Ryan Palmer 6-5 Nathan Derry 
Ken MacNeil 6-4 Nathan Aspinall 
Berry van Peer 6-4 Mark Walsh
Robert Owen 6-1 Jeffrey de Graaf
Darren Johnson 6-2 Ray Campbell 
Chris Dobey 6-5 Jan Dekker 
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-5 Richie Corner
Andy Boulton 6-3 Tony Newell 
James Wilson 6-3 Ronnie Baxter 
Darren Webster 6-1 Matthew Edgar 
Simon Stevenson 6-3 Paul Milford
Mike De Decker 6-4 Ricky Wiliams

Round One
Ian White (1) 6-2 Steve McNally
Christian Kist 6-1 Jim Walker
Andy Hamilton (16) 6-5 Ross Smith
Kevin Painter 6-3 Alan Tabern 
Mark Webster (8) 6-1 Jason Lovett
Johnny Haines 6-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez 
Steve Beaton (9) 6-4 Jamie Robinson
Ted Evetts 6-3 Yordi Meeuwisse 
Simon Whitlock (5) 6-1 Dick van Dijk
Shaun Griffiths 6-5 Ronny Huybrechts 
Andrew Gilding (12) 6-3 Brian Woods
Nigel Heydon 6-5 Robbie Green 
Vincent van der Voort (4) 6-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh
David Pallett 6-5 Wes Newton
Terry Temple 6-4 John Henderson (13) 
William O'Connor 6-0 Jonathan Worsley 
Terry Jenkins (2) 6-5 Jermaine Wattimena
Ryan Palmer 6-4 Jason Wilson
Mark Frost 6-4 Keegan Brown (15)
Ken MacNeil 6-5 Berry van Peer
Brendan Dolan (7) 6-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Robert Owen 6-4 Darren Johnson
James Richardson 6-5 Jamie Caven (10)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 Chris Dobey
Mervyn King (6) 6-4 Simon Preston
Andy Boulton 6-5 James Wilson
Alan Norris (11) 6-2 Stuart Kellett
Darren Webster 6-5 Simon Stevenson
Harry Robinson 6-2 Stephen Bunting (3)
Ryan Meikle 6-3 Mike Zuydwijk
Jamie Lewis (14) 6-3 Matt Clark 
Joe Murnan 6-5 Mike De Decker

Second Round
Christian Kist 6-4 Ian White 
Kevin Painter 6-2 Andy Hamilton 
Johnny Haines 6-4 Mark Webster 
Steve Beaton 6-4 Ted Evetts
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Shaun Griffiths
Nigel Heydon 6-1 Andrew Gilding 
David Pallett 6-5 Vincent van der Voort 
William O'Connor 6-2 Terry Temple 
Terry Jenkins 6-5 Ryan Palmer
Mark Frost 6-0 Ken MacNeil
Brendan Dolan 6-0 Robert Owen
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 James Richardson 
Andy Boulton 6-4 Mervyn King 
Alan Norris 6-4 Darren Webster
Ryan Meikle 6-5 Harry Robinson 
Joe Murnan 6-1 Jamie Lewis

Third Round
Christian Kist 6-5 Kevin Painter
Steve Beaton 6-4 Johnny Haines 
Simon Whitlock 6-1 Nigel Heydon
William O'Connor 6-2 David Pallett 
Terry Jenkins 6-2 Mark Frost
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Alan Norris 6-2 Andy Boulton 
Joe Murnan 6-1 Ryan Meikle

Qualification Games
Steve Beaton 6-3 Christian Kist 
Simon Whitlock 6-5 William O'Connor
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Terry Jenkins 
Joe Murnan 6-4 Alan Norris

World Series Qualifiers
Steve Beaton, Simon Whitlock, Brendan Dolan, Joe Murnan