Further four qualifiers confirmed for PDC Asian Championship

Tan Jenn Ming, Malaysian qualifier (PDC)

Tan Jenn Ming, Chaiyan Paiaree, Yan Bin Chen and Yong-Seok Kim are the latest four players to confirm their spots in September's PDC Asian Championship in Fukuoka.

The inaugural staging of the PDC Asian Championship will see the leading players from across the region battle it out for the $15,000 top prize from September 22-25, with spots in the Cazoo World Darts Championship also on the line.

The 48-player main event on September 24-25 will feature the eight players who represented Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong at this year’s Cazoo World Cup of Darts, which includes 68-year-old veteran Paul Lim.

Lim will be joined at next month's showpiece by his compatriot Harith Lim, with six-time World Championship participant Lourence Ilagan also headlining the list of participants.

Four qualifiers from Singapore, Philippines, Bahrain and Mongolia were also confirmed last month, before the latest set of events took place earlier this week.

Jenn Ming - one of the leading players on the soft tip circuit - came through the Malaysian qualifier, while Paiaree defeated former World Championship qualifier Thanawat Gaweenuntavong to prevail in the Thailand event.

Elsewhere, Bin Chen, a former participant in the soft tip World Championship, came through the Taiwan regional qualifier to confirm his spot in Fukuoka, while Kim will be South Korea's representative in the landmark competition.

The main event will be preceded by two days of Asian Series qualifiers, with four qualifying events split across September 22-23.

The last four players from each qualifier will secure a place in the 48-player field, alongside a further 10 players from an Asian Series Order of Merit.

A further three regional qualifiers - being held in mainland China, India and Macau, will also produce one qualifier each.

The main event will begin with a round-robin stage on Saturday September 24, with the players split into 16 groups of three. The round-robin stage will be played across eight boards, including one streamed board.

Each group winner will then progress to compete in the last 16 later on September 24, with Sunday September 25 featuring the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.

The PDC Asian Championship will be streamed through PDCTV for all subscribers worldwide across all four days. Action from the qualifiers will also be streamed through Felix Darts' YouTube channel across Asia.

PDC Asian Championship - Confirmed Participants: Lee Lok Yin, Ching Ho Tung, Toro Suzuki, Tomoya Goto, Lourence Ilagan, RJ Escaros, Paul Lim, Harith Lim, Christian Perez, Kson Tay, Basem Mahmood Abdulla Mohamed, Purevloov Tungalag, Tan Jenn Ming, Chaiyan Paiaree, Yan Bin Chen, Yong-Seok Kim.

2022 PDC Asian Championship
Thursday September 22 (1100 start)

Asian Series Qualifiers 1-2 

Friday September 23 (1100 start)
Asian Series Qualifiers 3-4 

Saturday September 24 (1100 start)
Round-Robin Stage 
Last 16

Sunday September 25 (1200 start)

Prize Fund ($US)
Winner $15,000
Runner-Up $7,000
Semi-Finalists $5,000
Quarter-Finalists $3,000
Last 16 $2,000
Second in Group $1,500
Third in Group $1,000
Total $100,000

Asian Series Qualifiers: Best of seven legs
Round-Robin Stage: Best of nine legs
Last 16: Best of nine legs
Quarter-Finals: Best of 11 legs
Semi-Finals: Best of 11 legs
Final: Best of 13 legs

In the Asian Series Qualifiers, players will receive one point per victory from the first full round drawn without Byes to form the Orders of Merit. Any ties will be split as follows based on all match results: Leg Difference, Legs Won, Legs Won Against Throw, Tournament Average, Play-Off.

Any pre-qualified player who withdraws before August 31 2022 will be replaced by a player from their country's qualifier. Any withdrawal after August 31 will be replaced by an additional player from the Asian Series Order of Merit.