STEVE BEATON, Stephen Bunting and Mervyn King were among the players to secure their place in the 2018 European Darts Trophy at the UK Qualifier in Dublin.
Thursday's qualifying event at the Citywest Hotel saw 18 spots on offer in the 13th and final European Tour event in Göttingen, Germany.
Former European Tour winner Beaton, multiple-TV finalist King and former Premier League star Bunting headed the list of players who sealed qualification for the £135,000 tournament which will take place from October 12-14.
Beaton is among the players who are narrowly within the provisional qualification boundary for October's Unibet European Championship.
Luke Humphries, Richard North, Ryan Joyce and Brendan Dolan are among a number players hoping to battle their way to qualification for the Dortmund event and they also booked their spots in the European Darts Trophy.
Meanwhile, recent PDC Unicorn Development Tour winner George Killington continued his progress by securing his European Tour debut.