THE 2019 PDC European Qualifying School saw 249 players compete across four days at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, Germany from January 3-6.

Niels Zonneveld, Mike van Duivenbode, Christian Bunse and Darius Labanauskas won Tour Cards outright over the four days of competition.

Following the confirmation of UK Q School entries, it was announced that 11 Tour Cards would be allocated to European Q School with the number of Tour Cards on offer divided on a pro-rata basis in relation to tournament entries at the two Q Schools.

This meant the top seven players on the European Qualifying School Order of Merit would join the four already-qualified players.

Madars Razma headlined the seven players to secure PDC Tour Cards via the European Qualifying School Order of Merit, with the Latvian reaching the final of a Players Championship event in 2018.

Experienced Finnish player Marko Kantele was joined by Dutch pair Yordi Meeuwisse and Vincent Van der Meer, while there was a return to the PDC circuit for Greek number one John Michael.

Portugal's Jose De Sousa also competed at Alexandra Palace in December, with Maik Kuivenhoven sealing the seventh and final place to make it five Dutch additions to the PDC circuit in 2019.