Darryl Fitton confirmed on his Facebook he is going to play Q-School later this week. ‘The Dazzler’ will try to win one of the available Tour Cards for the PDC Tour. Also his good friend Tony O’Shea is moving to the PDC.
”After 17 years playing the BDO including 16 World Championship appearances, I have decided to stop playing BDO! One of the reasons is to cut down on the travelling”, Fitton said. ”Who knows I may try one more time after this year is over.”
”I’m going to try the PDC Q-School. I’m looking at the Challenge Tour & UK and European Tour Qualifiers as I have to have up to three months out after my hip replacement. This should cut the travelling down and help me get back to full strength!”
Fitton managed to win two BDO majors during his career. The crowd favourite won his first major in 2009, where he was the last man standing at the Finder Darts Masters. In 2016 he added another TV title to his name, as he won the World Darts Trophy. Fitton also reached the semi-finals of Lakeside three times.
‘The Dazzler’ played his last BDO tournament at Lakeside 2018, where he lost in the second round to Glen Durrant (1-4).