SEIGO ASADA will return to Alexandra Palace at the 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship after winning the Professional Darts Japan Qualifier in Tokyo.

Japanese World Cup of Darts representative Asada enjoyed a winning World Championship debut in the 2017/2018 event, defeating Gordon Mathers in a preliminary game before going down to eventual champion Rob Cross in round one.

Asada saw off Shingo Enomata 5-1 in the final to become the latest international qualifier to secure a spot in the biggest ever World Championship, where 96 players will compete from December 13-January 1 live on Sky Sports.

Tomoya Goto (PDC)

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Tomoya Goto came through the Japanese qualifier to compete in the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship which begins with the opening rounds in Wigan on November 5.

PDJ Qualifier for the William Hill World Darts Championship

Seigo Asada 4-1 Nobuhiro Yamamoto
Shingo Enomata 4-3 Keita Ono
Seigo Asada 5-1 Shingo Enomata

PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Japanese Qualifier

Tomoya Goto 5 - 3 Yuta Komiya