World Darts Championship: Colin Osborne makes Ally Pally after withdrawal
Last Updated: 10/12/13 9:36am
Phil Taylor says he can't wait to get going at the World Darts Championships.
Colin Osborne has received a late call-up into the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship after Philippines Qualifier Edward Santos was forced to withdraw from the preliminary round draw.
Santos had been set to make his World Championship debut at Alexandra Palace after winning the Philippines Qualifier earlier this year, but has withdrawn from the tournament due to travel problems.
His place in the preliminary round will now be taken by Osborne under PDC Rule 3.8, which states that if a player pulls out of an event after the draw has been made, the next non-qualified player from the main PDC Order of Merit will be invited to take their place.
Former Championship League Darts winner and UK Open finalist Osborne, who recently dropped out of the world's top 32, will now take on Denmark's Dennis Lindskjold in the preliminary round on Sunday December 15.
The winner will progress to face Brendan Dolan in the first round later that night.
The World Darts Championship starts on Friday December 13 live on Sky Sports 1 from 7pm.