STEVE BEATON, Stephen Bunting and Mervyn King were among the players to secure their place in the 2018 European Darts Trophy at the UK Qualifier in Dublin.

Thursday's qualifying event at the Citywest Hotel saw 18 spots on offer in the 13th and final European Tour event in Göttingen, Germany.

Former European Tour winner Beaton, multiple-TV finalist King and former Premier League star Bunting headed the list of players who sealed qualification for the £135,000 tournament which will take place from October 12-14.

Beaton is among the players who are narrowly within the provisional qualification boundary for October's Unibet European Championship.

Luke Humphries, Richard North, Ryan Joyce and Brendan Dolan are among a number players hoping to battle their way to qualification for the Dortmund event and they also booked their spots in the European Darts Trophy.

Meanwhile, recent PDC Unicorn Development Tour winner George Killington continued his progress by securing his European Tour debut.

The European Darts Trophy will take place from October 12-14 at the Lokhalle, Göttingen.

The Unibet European Championship will be held from October 25-28 in Dortmund. For tickets, see the PDC Europe website.

The PDC ProTour action in Dublin continues with Players Championship tournaments on Friday and Saturday (12pm and 1pm respectively), with coverage being broadcast live in PDCTV-HD.


2018 European Darts Trophy (ET13)
UK Qualifier
Thursday September 27, Citywest Hotel, Dublin
Final Round

Mark Wilson 6-4 Kirk Shepherd
Mervyn King 6-3 Prakash Jiwa
Stephen Bunting 6-4 Jamie Caven
Steve West 6-1 Mark Webster
John Henderson 6-3 Barrie Bates
Ricky Evans 6-2 Ryan Harrington
Luke Humphries 6-5 Paul Rowley
Matthew Edgar 6-3 Steve Lennon
Steve Beaton 6-5 Jamie Hughes
Keegan Brown 6-0 Steve Hine
Luke Woodhouse 6-5 Wayne Jones
Mickey Mansell 6-3 Ross Smith
Andrew Gilding 6-5 William O'Connor
George Killington 6-5 Adam Huckvale
Richard North 6-2 Michael Barnard
Ryan Joyce 6-5 Ted Evetts
Brendan Dolan 6-1 Darren Johnson
Simon Stevenson 6-4 Nathan Aspinall

ET13 UK Qualifiers: Mark Wilson, Mervyn King, Stephen Bunting, Steve West, John Henderson, Ricky Evans, Luke Humphries, Matthew Edgar, Steve Beaton, Keegan Brown, Luke Woodhouse, Mickey Mansell, Andrew Gilding, George Killington, Richard North, Ryan Joyce, Brendan Dolan, Simon Stevenson