THIS weekend will see one player qualify for the 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship via the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour as the PDC's second-tier tour concludes for the year.
The final Challenge Tour events of 2018 will take place this weekend, with four tournaments to be played across Saturday and Sunday at the East of England Arena in Peterborough.
Following these events, the highest-placed player on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit will compete at Alexandra Palace, barring players who have already secured qualification for the tournament.
Michael Barnard, a winner of three Challenge Tour events so far this year, currently tops the Order of Merit but is already set for a World Championship return thanks to his standing on the ProTour Order of Merit.
Therefore, second-placed Cameron Menzies is currently in the provisional qualifying place to make his Alexandra Palace debut in December, while New Zealander Cody Harris leads the chasing pack.
The top two players on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit will also win Two-Year PDC Tour Cards for 2019-2020, with the players finishing from third to eighth earning free entry to the 2019 PDC Qualifying School.
2018 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit:
1. Michael Barnard - £10,700 (qualified for World Championship via ProTour Order of Merit)
2. Cameron Menzies - £4,600
3. Cody Harris - £4,250
4. Krzysztof Ratajski - £4,200
5. Dennis Nilsson - £3,950
6. Martin Atkins (Wigan) - £3,700
7. Simon Preston - £3,600
8. Ted Evetts - £3,550
9. Adam Huckvale - £3,350
10. Jamie Hughes - £3,050
11. Jarred Cole - £2,900
12. Jason Cullen - £2,900
13. Yordi Meeuwisse - £2,650
14. Diogo Portela - £2,650
15. Mark Frost - £2,500
16. Lee Budgen - £2,400
17. John Davey - £2,350
18. Jason Lowe - £2,300
19. Andy Boulton - £2,150
20. David Pallett - £1,950
21. Andy Jenkins - £1,950
22. Matthew Dennant - £1,850
23. Boris Koltsov - £1,800
24. Stuart Kellett - £1,700
The William Hill World Darts Championship will be held from December 13 2018-January 1 2019 at London's Alexandra Palace.
The tournament's expansion to 96 players means that an additional six sessions will take place during the event.
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