EIGHT players booked their place at November's Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals at Monday's Tour Card Holders' Qualifier in Barnsley.

Rob Cross, who has enjoyed a staggering debut year on the PDC circuit, will once again have the chance to impress on the TV stage.

Cross has won three Players Championship events this year, including Players Championship 19 in Ireland recently, and bounced back from his first round exit in the World Grand Prix to seal a spot in Glasgow.

A first round 5-2 victory over Andy Boulton put Cross on the path to qualification, and he then followed that up with a 5-3 victory over Robert Owen and finally a 5-1 victory over Ryan Meikle.

Chris Dobey qualified for his first TV event since March's UK Open as he secured a return to the Braehead Arena, where he previously competed two years ago.

The 27-year-old had to come through a preliminary round, beating Ron Meulenkamp 5-3.

He then backed this up with three last-leg deciding victories, beating Vincent Kamphuis, Alan Norris and Jeffrey De Zwaan 5-4 to secure his place in Glasgow.

Former Lakeside Champion Mark Webster, who recently featured in the World Grand Prix following Gary Anderson's withdrawal, will be on the TV stage once more.

The Welshman edged out Scott Taylor 5-1, Ross Twell 5-2 and Stephen Bunting 5-3 to qualify for the second time in three years.

Compatriot Jonny Clayton started his campaign with a whitewash victory over three-time World Champion John Part.

He then backed that up with two narrow 5-4 victories over William O'Connor and World Grand Prix semi-finalst John Henderson, before finally seeing off Ricky Evans to qualify.

Dimitri Van den Bergh's route to qualification was arguably the most impressive as the young Belgian saw off TV finalists Andy Hamilton, Kim Huybrechts and Brendan Dolan to reach the World Series of Darts Finals.

Simon Stevenson will play in just his fourth PDC televised event after he beat Robert Thornton, Yordi Meeuwisse and edged out Andy Jenkins in a decider.

Justin Pipe was the final player to book his place at the Braehead Arena as he beat Richie Corner 5-3, Mike De Decker 5-4 and Ian White 5-3.

The action continues on Tuesday and Wednesday in Barnsley with Players Championship 21 & 22, streamed live in PDCTV-HD and through a series of bookmakers' websites worldwide.


Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals
Tour Card Holders' Qualifier
Last 32

Ryan Meikle 5-2 Benito van de Pas
Rob Cross 5-3 Robert Owen
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-1 Kim Huybrechts
Brendan Dolan 5-4 Darren Johnson
Chris Dobey 5-4 Alan Norris
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-3 Vincent van der Voort
Ian White 5-4 John Norman Jnr
Justin Pipe 5-4 Mike De Decker
Ricky Evans 5-2 Joe Cullen
Jonny Clayton 5-4 John Henderson
Stephen Bunting 5-3 Richard North
Mark Webster 5-2 Ross Twell
Jan Dekker 5-2 Paul Nicholson
Steve Hine 5-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Simon Stevenson 5-2 Yordi Meeuwisse
Andy Jenkins 5-3 Chris Quantock

Last 16
Rob Cross 5-1 Ryan Meikle
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-3 Brendan Dolan
Chris Dobey 5-4 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Justin Pipe 5-3 Ian White
Jonny Clayton 5-2 Ricky Evans
Mark Webster 5-3 Stephen Bunting
Jan Dekker 5-3 Steve Hine
Simon Stevenson 5-4 Andy Jenkins

Rob Cross, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Chris Dobey, Justin Pipe, Jonny Clayton, Mark Webster, Jan Dekker, Simon Stevenson