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THE Players Championship Qualifiers for the World Darts Championship will be decided in Derby this weekend.

Derby's Moorway's Leisure Centre plays host to the final two Players Championship events of 2010, which will be followed next Monday by the PDPA Qualifier for the World Championship.

The qualifying players for the World Darts Championship, which will be held from December 16-January 3 at Alexandra Palace, will be confirmed following Sunday's Players Championship.

The top 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit will be joined in qualifying by the top 16 non-qualified players from the Players Championship Order of Merit, along with four European and two North American qualifiers.

Richie Burnett, who has reached a semi-final and two finals in the past month, is currently the leading Players Championship Order of Merit qualifier as he prepares for his first World Championship since the 2007 event.

Steve Farmer, Justin Pipe, Nigel Heydon, Mark Hylton, Chris Thompson and Joe Cullen are all in line for their debut in the World Darts Championship, alongside European newcomers Antonio Alcinas and Bernd Roith.

John Part, the North American Order of Merit leader, currently occupies 32nd place in the PDC Order of Merit, meaning Darin Young and Gary Mawson will qualify to compete at Alexandra Palace.

PDPA members have until 12pm on Wednesday to enter the Players Championships using the PDC Online Entry System.

Entries for the World Darts Championship PDPA Qualifier can be made via the PDPA.

The draw for the World Darts Championship will be made early next week following the PDPA Qualifier. Full details will be confirmed once available.

Current PDC Order of Merit Top 32
Phil Taylor
James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock
Adrian Lewis
Mervyn King
Terry Jenkins
Ronnie Baxter
Colin Lloyd
Gary Anderson
Mark Walsh
Andy Hamilton
Wayne Jones
Colin Osborne
Wes Newton
Paul Nicholson
Co Stompe
Kevin Painter
Jamie Caven
Vincent van der Voort
Robert Thornton
Dennis Priestley
Alan Tabern
Steve Beaton
Mark Webster
Jelle Klaasen
Andy Smith
Mark Dudbridge
Denis Ovens
Barrie Bates
Michael van Gerwen
John Part

Current Players Championship Order of Merit Qualifiers
Richie Burnett
Steve Farmer
Steve Brown
Tony Eccles
Justin Pipe
Dennis Smith
Nigel Heydon
Brendan Dolan
Steve Hine
Steve Maish
Mark Hylton
Peter Wright
Chris Thompson
Joe Cullen
Kevin McDine
Steve Evans

European Order of Merit Qualifiers
Antonio Alcinas
Andree Welge
Bernd Roith
Mensur Suljovic

North American Order of Merit Qualifiers
Darin Young
Gary Mawson

Tickets for the World Darts Championship are available through or via 0871 220 0260 (calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline)

Overseas Bookings
Fans booking tickets from outside the UK can call 0044 115 912 9000.

Ticket Limits
Tickets for table seats will be limited to six per person per session.

Group Bookings
Group Bookings will be able to be made for tiered seating for all sessions apart from the semi-finals and final. The Group Booking number is 0844 412 4650 (calls to this number cost 5p per minute from a BT landline).

Family Enclosure/Disabled Spectators
Tickets for a dedicated Family Enclosure will be available. Any customers bringing children under the age of 16 are strongly recommended to use this section and to specify this when ordering tickets.
An area is also reserved for disabled spectators - please also specify your requirements when booking.

Hospitality Packages
Hospitality packages are now only available for January 1 - click here for information

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