James Richardson has had arguably the greatest week in his darting life, he attended Qualifying School this week in the hope of getting back onto the PDC’s main tour.
He did just that and won his tour card on day two after wins against Rhys Hayden, Damian Smith, Ross Smith, Luke Woodhouse, Steve Brown and Yordi Meeuwisse to get back on the PDC’s main tour and join some of the best darts players in the world once again, a great achievement to get past so many quality players.
But… the journey did not end there for Richardson, as he also entered the UK qualifiers for the first two European Tour events of the year in Venray (Holland) and Münich (Germany) both of these were held at Robin Park, Wigan the same venue as the qualifying school was held at.
In the first qualifier he successfully defeated Martin Grimble 6-1, Steve Beaton 6-3, and Nathan Derry in a close encounter taking that one 6-5 and earning a place in the Dutch Darts Masters to be held in Venray on february (12th-14th).
In the second qualifier he defeated some more top quality players…
He beaten Jim Walker 6-0, Steve Brown in a last leg decider 6-5 and he defeated former world finalist Andy Hamilton 6-3 to qualify for the German Darts Masters which will be held in Münich (26th-28th March).
All in all could’nt of gone much better for Richardson, as well has his son Joshua winning the Lakeside world youth title just a week ago…
Joshua also attended Q School but missed out, he will be attending the Challenge tour next year definitely one for the future.