Klaasen won't take Lakeside invite in event of PDC World Championship qualification: "It's a nice bonus if I can't make Ally Pally"
"I think everyone who wins the Dutch Open would be happy as it's one of the toughest tournaments to win. I think if you play WDF and you look at the ranking tournaments, that's the one to win so I'm really happy with this title," said Klaasen to the Weekly Dartscast.
But while Lakeside is there, his big goal is still to return to the PDC and that he will decline the invite to Frimley Green if he comes through the Associate Qualifier for the PDC edition.
"I just saw this year as playing the big WDF tournaments and try to qualify for Lakeside. It wasn't my goal as my goal is still to qualify for Ally Pally and get a Tour Card, if I would qualify for Ally Pally, I don't play Lakeside. It's a nice bonus if I can't make Ally Pally."
It all stems from 'The Cobra' leaving the ProTour after 15 years following Q-School disappointment and he believes that rules should be changed.
"I think the difficult thing is that Q-School is such a gamble. You just have to be lucky that you're in form at that moment because the whole next two years depends on the three or four days of good darts. Q-School wasn't good for me, I didn't play well. They should change rules about getting into the ProTour."