Ilagan qualifies for World Championship & will partner Nebrida at World Cup

Lourence Ilagan, Paolo Nebrida

Lourence Ilagan secured his return to Alexandra Palace by winning the William Hill World Darts Championship Philippines Qualifier last weekend, and will team up with Paolo Nebrida at the Cazoo World Cup of Darts.

Ilagan will make his sixth World Championship appearance in December, after defeating Nebrida 3-1 in sets in the final of the Philippines Qualifier on Saturday.

The extravagant 43-year-old joins Germany's Martin Schindler as the second International Qualifier for the 2021/22 World Championship.

Ilagan will also represent his country for a fifth time in September's World Cup of Darts, alongside Nebrida who is set to make his debut in a televised PDC event in Jena.

Saturday's Final Stage of qualification saw a field made up of qualifiers from the three Preliminary Tours compete across four groups, with the top two advancing to the knockout stage.

William Hill World Darts Championship Philippines Qualifier
Quarter-Finals (Leg Play)

James Chan 3-6 Nick Guelos
Paolo Nebrida 6-3 Jun Buling
Christian Perez 6-2 Alexis Toylo
Lourence Ilagan 6-2 Mark Opada

Semi-Finals (Set Play)
Paolo Nebrida 2-0 Nick Guelos
Lourence Ilagan 2-1 Christian Perez

Final (Set Play)
Lourence Ilagan 3-1 Paolo Nebrida