Martin Adams has booked his place in the BDO World Trophy 2019 after coming through the qualifier on Thursday afternoon in Blackburn. After missing last year’s edition, he will be making his fifth appearance at this tournament.

After ‘Wolfie’ was diagnosed with prostate cancer and conquered the disease, he lost his place in the elite of the BDO ranking. He returned on the circuit this season and claimed some success already. Adams is also in line to qualify for the BDO World Championship 2020 and now he has qualified for another BDO major event.

Adams defeated Neil Duff to qualify for the BDO World Trophy. The three-time Lakeside champion beat Jamie Caven, Brian Whybrow, Andy Turnbull and Nick Fullwell en route to the final round. The 63-year-old will play his first non-invitational televised tournament since January 2018, when he lost in the first round of Lakeside to Mark McGeeney.

The other three qualifying spots were won by Scott Taylor, Carl Hamilton and John Scott. The latter beat Ted Hankey to qualify for the main tournament. Taylor defeated Michael Busscher, while Hamilton overcame Ryan Hogarth.

Click here for the TV Guide for this year’s World Trophy which will be shown in the UK on Eurosport so you don’t miss a moment of the action!

Last 32

James Lawson 4-3 Andy Beardmore
Scott Taylor 4-1 Ryan O’Connor
Michael Busscher 4-0 Matthew Padgett
Rhys Griffin 4-1 Paul Brown
Neil Duff 4-3 Simon Stainton
Tony Martin 4-3 Aaron Turner
Martin Adams 4-0 Andy Turnbull
Nick Fullwell 4-2 Jitse van der Wal
Lee Williams 4-2 Michael Whitehead
Carl Hamilton 4-0 Cameron Doyle
Ryan Hogarth 4-3 Simon Tate
Tom Smith 4-3 Robert Rickwood
Paul Phillips 4-2 Mark Barilli
Ted Hankey 4-2 Francis Carragher
Mick Connerton 4-0 Joe Mitchell
John Scott 4-2 Aled Goode

Last 16

Scott Taylor 4-3 James Lawson
Michael Busscher 4-1 Rhys Griffin
Neil Duff 4-0 Tony Martin
Martin Adams 4-3 Nick Fullwell
Carl Hamilton 4-2 Lee Williams
Ryan Hogarth 4-2 Tom Smith
Ted Hankey 4-0 Paul Phillips
John Scott 4-0 Mick Connerton

Final Round

Scott Taylor 5-2 Michael Busscher
Martin Adams 5-1 Neil Duff
Carl Hamilton 5-3 Ryan Hogarth
John Scott 5-3 Ted Hankey

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Author: Pieter