New Tour Card holder Jack Main on 'wild journey' to joining PDC Tour: "I didn't really pick up a dart until I was 17"
The 24-year-old Norfolk ace has previously practiced and been a sort of protégé of former ranking winner Darren Webster but went down his own path at Q-School as one of the stand out performers.
He caught up with DartsActueel after winning his Tour Card to sum it up as well as discuss his darting journey.
"It hasn't yet sunk in really. As I say, it's all hit pretty quick. Over the moon with it obviously but as I say it's still not really sunk in so I imagine it will over the next couple of days," said Main to DartsActueel.
"From playing football and having an injury that stopped me playing to playing darts which I didn't really pick up a dart until I was 17. It's a bit of a wild journey till now to say that I've got my tour card is quite amazing really."
A lot was made about the new format for Q-School but for Main, he was a fan due to the lack of wait times and also taking out the players who aren't serious.
"I think it worked really well, it filters out some players that can actually be there for a jolly up or you've got the players who want to come and pursue a career so I think that does work. I also think the days are better because you know you're straight in the tournament and you're not waiting around four to five hours for your first game so there's pros and cons to it," he continued.
Car leak prevented final day action for Main
Due to his points haul in the first few days, Main could go home knowing that he was a Tour Card holder on Day Three.
Lewy Williams decided to continue on and play losing out early doors but for Main, a mixture of not wanting to ruin players' fortunes and a car leak made his mind up.
"I wanted to win it outright on the third day but I fell short. Obviously I keep track on DartsRankings, at the time I was waiting for that confirmation. Once that got confirmed on Twitter and Facebook, I was over the moon with it and I had to make the decision whether to go and play the last day or not which I decided to obviously pull out."
"I actually had a leak on my car so I had that playing at the back of my mind knowing that I've got to go to Bolton on Wednesday so that kind of my decision up especially knowing that I've already got my Tour Card. I actually went and signed in to have a practice for the event, I just thought nah if I ruined someone else chances to get a Tour Card when I was already secured I felt quite bad."
Goals ahead of Super Series debut
A trip to Bolton is the first assignment for Main as a Tour Card holder as he joins the darting elite at the Super Series next week and he has set himself some goals for the first year.
"I set myself a five year goal which I got done in 3 and a half years so now re routing myself on the ProTour and recreating my goals. I'd like to say Top 64 in the first year but it's all learning for myself. Second year, I want to regain my Tour Card and see where I'm at then."