TED EVETTS and Geert Nentjes have qualified for the 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship following the final weekend of the 2018 PDC Unicorn Development Tour.
The last two events of this year's Development Tour in Wigan saw Evetts and reigning World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh both pick up titles.
Van den Bergh ends the year joint top of the Development Tour Order of Merit, behind Luke Humphries on countback, but with both having already secured World Championship spots that opened the door for Evetts and Nentjes.
Nentjes' run to the final of Event 19 catapulted him into the second qualification place to earn him a World Championship debut, which proved a consolation following his eventual 5-3 loss to Van den Bergh.
The success was the Belgian’s 11th Development Tour title as he prepared in ideal fashion to defend his World Youth Championship title on Monday.
Evetts, who made his World Championship debut last year, ensured his return to Alexandra Palace with a 5-4 win over Christian Bunse in the final of Event 20 to rack up a third Development Tour title of the year.
That success also secured a two-year Tour Card for Evetts to return to the PDC ProTour in 2019, having lost his Tour Card 12 months ago.
The top 73 players on the PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit were in line to compete in Monday's World Youth Championship in Wigan, alongside 21 international representatives.
This has now been extended to 77 after Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Bradley Brooks have already qualified for the event via the JDC Order of Merit, Dawson Murschell claimed his place through the North American Championship and New Zealand qualifier Tahuna Irwin withdrew following travel difficulties.
2018 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Development Tour Order of Merit Qualifiers - 77 as below
Top 32 to be seeded for Group Stage
|Position||Player Name||Prize Money|
|1||Dimitri Van den Bergh||£8,000|
|13||Berry van Peer||£3,650|
|21||Justin van Tergouw||£2,400|
|23||Mike De Decker||£2,350|
|29||Melvin de Fijter||£2,000|
|37||Danny Van Trijp||£1,700|
|39||Jeffrey de Zwaan||£1,650|
|44||Mike van Duivenbode||£1,350|
|47||Patrick van den Boogaard||£1,200|
Tomoya Goto (Japan)
Mats Gies (Central Europe)
Patrik Kovacs (Eastern Europe)
Jesús Ángel Vicente Macías (Southern Europe)
Alexander Faddel (South Africa)
Sean Coohill (USA)
Logan Crooks (Canada)
Dawson Murschell (NADC Best Age-Qualified Player)
Xiaochen Zong (China)
Paolo Nebrida (Asia)
Steve Fitzpatrick (Australia)
Ryan Lynch (Australia)
Nicolai Rasmussen (Nordic & Baltic)
Hampus Norrstrom (Nordic & Baltic)
Sven Hesse (Germany)
Lukas Wenig (Germany)
Jarvis Bautista (Gibraltar)
Jack Faragher (Ireland/NI)
Keane Barry (Ireland/NI)
Maxim Aldoshin (Russia)
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (JDC)
Bradley Brooks (JDC)