Despite Lakeside draw having been done, Chris Landman still hoping for Ally Pally appearance: "If I manage to qualify, I will have to pass on Lakeside"

Chris Landman has qualified for the upcoming WDF World Championship at Lakeside. Although he is still holding back.

Landman will take on the winner of the duel between Benjamin Pratnemer and Davie Kirwan in the opening round. "I qualified for the WDF World Championship a while ago, but then it was finally postponed to early December. I'm by all means looking forward to competing again at Lakeside Country Club. I haven't actually looked at the draw yet, I never do that before a tournament, I just go by my own strength," Landman told Darts Actueel.

However, Landman is still holding hope of competing at the Alexandra Palace instead. "I will participate in the qualifying tournament for the PDC World Championship this month, if I manage to qualify there I will still have to pass on Lakeside. After all, we are not allowed to participate in both World Championships."

Landman has previously attended the BDO/WDF World Championship three times and the PDC World Championship once. "In terms of location and atmosphere I actually like Lakeside better than Alexandra Palace, there are a lot more real darts fans there. But the PDC World Championship is obviously much bigger in terms of atmosphere, so if I have to choose I'd still do Alexandra Palace."


The 42-year-old Dutchman will return to Q-School early next year. "To conquer a Tour Card once, yes, that is definitely a dream of mine. Then you also know where you stand and you have a fixed schedule. Now I sometimes get to compete on the Pro Tour as a last resort because I'm ranked well on the Challenge Tour. But that uncertainty is not always easy, especially for my family it's hard to plan anything."

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