Thibault Tricole's qualification for the PDC World Darts Championship has implications for the WDF World Championship field of participants. In fact, the Frenchman had previously qualified for Lakeside.
Since players are not allowed to compete in both tournaments, Tricole must choose which world championship he will participate in. At least with his participation in the qualifying tournament, Tricole is already showing that he prefers to be at Alexandra Palace.
Thibault Tricole wins qualifying tournament to become first ever Frenchman at World Darts Championship
John Scott will take Tricole's spot at Lakeside. The Englishman was the first reserve, but will now also take over the Frenchman's seeded status in the main tournament. That means Scott has a bye in the first round and will face Leonard Gates or Brian Corbett in the second round.
Scott's advancement means that darts legend Paul Lim is now the first reserve. 'The Singapore Slinger,' who threw a nine-darter at Lakeside in 1990, will be added to the field if another player proves unable to compete. Lim could advance as early as next week. Then the Eastern European qualifying tournament for the World Darts Championship will be played. Most likely Sebastian Bialecki will also participate. The Pole is currently among the participants at Lakeside.