Jason Lowe and Gary Blades will both join the PDC Tour for the first time after securing the first two coveted Tour Cards from UK Q-School at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

Both Lowe and Blades eased through their respective final ties against Steve Brown and Tony Newell, both established players and former Tour Card holders in their own right.

The former will be well known to some fans of darts with the West Midlands ace previously appearing on the European Tour; as well as reaching a ProTour semi-final back in a 2017 UK Open Qualifier and after previous attempts, Lowe will make a step up to the PDC Tour for the first time.

As will Blades who has previously competed in the UK Open way back in 2005 and has plied his trade mainly on the Challenge Tour with mixed results. The Lincoln ace has averaged between 81 and 91 all day and eased past ‘The Bear’ to also join the tour for the first time.

They were joined earlier by another surprise name in Harald Leitinger who defeated Martijn Kleermaker to win the first Tour Card from European Q-School earlier today.

Click here for more information on this year’s record breaking Q-School.

Last 4
Steve Brown (Eng) 1 | 5 Jason Lowe
Gary Blades 5 | 1 Tony Newell

Last 8
Steve Brown (Eng) 5 | 3 Daniel Lauby
Jason Lowe 5 | 4 Andy Hamilton
Tony Newell 5 | 3 Ryan Murray
Gary Blades 5 | 3 Robert Collins

Last 16
Daniel Lauby 5 | 2 Carl Hamilton
Steve Brown (Eng) 5 | 1 Martin Atkins (Wigan)
Jason Lowe 5 | 2 Peter Jacques
Adam Hunt 4 | 5 Andy Hamilton
Ryan Murray 5 | 4 Justin Smith
Tony Newell 5 | 2 Andy Chalmers
Gary Blades 5 | 3 Dafydd Edwards
Robert Collins 5 | 1 Alan Tabern

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Author: Samuel Gill