There is one event to go until the cut-off for World Matchplay qualification with fourteen players still alive for the three remaining spots available for the showpiece event at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

Vincent van der Voort, James Wilson and Kyle Anderson are the three players remaining in the last spots but are seriously under threat. This is due to them not qualifying for the Czech Darts Open in Prague.

The player who has the best chance seemingly is Keegan Brown with ‘The Needle’ needing a Last 32 to go into the top 16. William O’Connor is next up with the World Cup of Darts finalist needing a Quarter-Final.

Ron Meulenkamp and Steve West both will also be in Prague with their task being tougher in the form of a Semi-Final. For the others who can still qualify including the likes of Jamie Hughes and Ted Evetts; they will need a title to move into a top 16.

This means for VvdV, Anderson and Wilson; a tense wait awaits during next weekend with anything potentially happening in the run-up to the World Matchplay.

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Author: Samuel Gill