The list of qualifiers for the 2018 edition of the WDDA Winmau World Masters has now been confirmed. Kevin Turner will return to defend his title in Bridlington Spa and is joined by the other top 10 ranked players from the BDDA ranking table:
Ricky Chilton (Wal - 1st), Pete Bramley (Eng - 2nd), Shane Havard (Wal - 3rd), Jonathan Hirst (Eng - 4th), Paul Gelder (Eng - 5th), Paul Hampton (Eng - 6th), Michael Davies (Wal - 8th), Graham Mitchell (Eng - 9th), Phil Lees (Eng - 11th), Matt Doe (Eng - 14th).
Team Winmau’s Vince D’Hondt finished the Road to Winmau in 10th place and claimed his spot at the World Masters as Winner of the Dutch Open. Vince is joined by fellow top 2 Belgian players in the rankings; Bernard Martens and Frederick Maertens.
Bruges Open 2018 winner Cliff Rutlier also qualifies along with the top 3 ranked players from the Netherlands; Arie van der Rassel, Kees van Wielink and Anton van Hemert.
Six wildcards have also been selected to participate in the competition, including Belgium’s super-fan Jackie Goethals and Snowy Dyson.
Eight players will be seeded to enter the draw at the last-16 stage, whilst the others will play-off on 5th October for the remaining places. The finals will then take place on 7th October.
Complete Qualifiers List:
WDDA Winmau World Masters Champion 2017 - Champion Kevin Turner (ENG)
Top 10 ranked players from the British Disability Darts association -
Ricky Chilton (Wal) ranked 1st
Pete Bramley (Eng) ranked 2nd
Shane Havard (Wal) ranked 3rd
Jonathan Hirst (Eng) ranked 4th
Paul Gelder (Eng) ranked 5th
Paul Hampyon (Eng) ranked 6th
Michael Davies (Wal) ranked 8th
Graham Mitchell (Eng) ranked 9th
Phil Lees (Eng) ranked 11th
Matt Doe (Eng) ranked 14th
Dutch Open Champion and the Hague Disability Darts Champion 2018- Vince D’Hondt (Bel)
Bruges Open 2018 Champion - Cliff Rutlier
Top 3 ranked players from Holland -
Arie Van der Rassel (Ndl) ranked 1st
Kees Van Wielink (Ndl) ranked 2nd
Anton van Hemert (Ndl) ranked 3rd
Top 2 ranked players from Belgium -
Bernard Martens (Bel) ranked 2nd
Frederick Maertens (Bel) ranked 3rd
Lora Josey (USA)
Snowy Dyson (Eng)
Frederic Simon (Fra)
Thomas Munkelt (Ger)
Yvonne Post (Den)
Jackie Goethals (Bel)
Seeded Players: Kevin Turner, Ricky Chilton, Pete Bramley, Shane Havard, Jonathan Hirst, Vince D’Hondt, Arie Van Der Rassel and Kees Van Wielink
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