As the end of the year edges closer as does Q-School and it seems like Wes Newton and Andy Hamilton will have to head to Q-School to keep their tour cards next year. This is a dramatic demise for two of the best known players of the modern era, ‘Warrior’ was a Premier League player only 3 years ago and ‘The Hammer’ was a world finalist in 2012 and a Premier League player the year later in 2013.
Their fate was sealed due to the World Championship Qualifier in Milton Keynes on Monday with both men having to win a bit like Ted Evetts to keep any hope of keeping their cards alive. Of the two, it seems like Hamilton will be the most likely to win through the unforgiving format that is PDC Qualifying School. Hamilton has had a poor year but has qualified for 3 Euro Tour events.
So we won’t be seeing either player at the World Championship and potentially not the tour next year if they don’t get through Q-School.
Tags: Andy Hamilton, Q-School, Wes Newton
Wes Newton, a Premier League player as recently as 2014, and Andy Hamilton, world finalist in 2012 and a Premier League player in 2013, are both relegated from the tour. The system is unforgiving.
— Jay Shaw (@JayShaw180) November 27, 2017
Author: Samuel Gill