As a result, Richardson will be one of those competing at the first two Players Championships of the year next week. "I'm still buzzing I really am. It still feels surreal but now I just can't wait for it to start," Richardson recently told Tungsten Tales.
For the 25-year-old Englishman, it was not the first attempt at Q-School. "I think my first Q-School was in 2016, so I've been trying since then to get onto the Pro Tour," he explains. "Now I've done it!"
Richardson has been known as an up and coming talent for some time, winning the JDC World Championship in 2015 and the World Youth Championship within the BDO a year later. "I think I got my first set of darts when I was seven years old," he recalls. "Since then I just fell in love with it and I kept playing and playing. Every time got back from school I was on the board."
"When the boss says '24 days leave maximum', you don't have much choice" - No Ronny Huybrechts at first two Players Championships of the year
When Richardson is asked which player he is most looking forward to playing against, he doesn't have to think long. "That's Michael van Gerwen," he says firmly. "To be competing against them, it's just giving me goosebumps. I mean, it has been my dream to play against the big boys."
"I'll probably take the first year as experience, just to see where I'm at, at the end of the year," he concludes. "I don't want to go back to Q-School now with how hard it is!"