After losing a PDC Tour Card, players go straight through to the Final Stage at PDC Q-School if they chose to enter with an easier route to regain their Tour Card but for 11 in all, they have decided not to enter.
Glen Durrant and Danny Baggish are two main names who won't return to Q-School, the former who has gone through a tumultuous period on the oche will play World Seniors and while not retired yet is not set to return aside from an upturn in form.
While for Baggish, he already revealed pre World Championship that he would only return if he retained his Tour Card so 'The Gambler' will not live up to his moniker and gamble on another stint at Q-School for now.
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Boris Koltsov has only returned recently with the war in Ukraine preventing the Russian who resides in Greece from playing, while Gordon Mathers has stated that he will return to Australia and will not aim to rejoin the Tour for now.
Steve West and Jason Lowe have both dealt with injury problems, while Michael Unterbuchner and Zoran Lerchbacher have used their Tour Cards sparingly if at all since gaining them.
Jon Worsley is perhaps the biggest surprise with the Welshman well known for getting through Q-School, while John Brown and finally Geert de Vos are also not set to return.
Also not at Q-School with previous Tour Card experience include Matthew Edgar, Jan Dekker, Robert Thornton, Richard North, Cristo Reyes, Gavin Carlin and Simon Stevenson among others.