Wes Newton will take part in the 2019 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships due to the confirmation that there will be no Asian qualifier this year.

The Asian qualifying tournament, which normally forms part of the Malaysian Open, did not feature in this year’s event. The BDO have been informed there will be no representation from the Asian region in the 2019 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.

Newton’s path to qualification has been far from straight-forward; escalated into the standby position after Andy Hamilton secured one of the four international play off places. Newton had a nerve-wracking wait throughout the Winmau World Masters before Adam Smith-Neale denied him a spot.

The omission of the Asian qualifier this year means Newton, as the next listed player on the BDO Invitation table, will take his place in the 2019 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships line-up.

Source: BDODarts

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Author: Pieter