Stuart Kellett and John Bowles qualify for the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship
Last Updated: December 11, 2012 11:00am
Stuart Kellett and John Bowles: Ally Pally delight for Cheshire duo
Stuart Kellett and John Bowles are the final qualifiers for the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship after winning through the last-chance PDPA Qualifier at the Barnsley Metrodome.
The Cheshire pair will both make their Alexandra Palace debuts next month after battling past 104 other players to complete the field for the £1m tournament.
Bowles showed some brilliant form throughout the day, defeating Matthew Edgar, Adam Smith-Neale and former World Championship qualifiers Alex Roy, Michael Barnard, Steve Maish and Dennis Smith.
Kellett, meanwhile, overcame Adam Hunt, Ian Moss, Brian Woods, Mark Hylton, Bernd Roith and Terry Temple to secure his place.
Both players came through the PDC's Qualifying School at the same venue in Barnsley back in January, and it was Kellett who went on to secure first round qualification for the World Championship by winning the final 5-1.
Three-time finalist Peter Manley saw his hopes ended by Welshman Gareth Pass in the first round, while 2005 runner-up Mark Dudbridge lost out to Stephen McNally in round two only a fortnight after undergoing elbow and shoulder surgery.
The leading 32 players from the PDC Order of Merit qualify by right and are seeded for the first round draw, which will be made on Tuesday 4 December (11.30am), live on Sky Sports News.