The Winmau Darts Centre in the Wolverhampton Indoor Community Sports Stadium attracted in excess of 120 would be hopefuls to go through to the men’s grand finals of the BDO World Trophy to be staged at Lakeside on the weekend of the 28th – 30th May.
With four men going through to the grand finals the players were split up into four groups the group one final fought out between Ross Montgomery and Martin C.Atkins with Montgomery from Fife winning the tie 6-4.
Group two was an all Welsh affair the result once again being 6-4 with Gwent’s Nick Kenny getting the verdict against Mark Layton.
Group three was the closest result of the four groups as Essex man Barry Lynn edged his way through with a 6-5 result over Bradley Kirk.
Making up the trio of 6-4 wins was group four winner Ryan Joyce from Tyne and Wear who defeated Rhys Griffin from Wales.
Winners Ryan Joyce (Tyne and Wear), Barry Lynn (Essex), Ross Montgomery (Fife), Nick Kenny (Gwent).
The ladies were playing for one of the two places in the grand finals and in their last four playoff Surrey’s Laura Turner beat Maggie Sutton 4-1 and joining Laura at Lakeside will be Rhian Griffiths from Wales after her 4-2 success against Claire Brookin.
Winners Laura Turner (Surrey), Rhian Griffiths (Pembrokeshire).