American Danny Lauby awarded World Darts Championship debut
Danny Lauby will make his World Darts Championship debut in December after being handed a debut at the sport’s showpiece staging.
Due to the 2020 North American Darts Championship being cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Lauby has been awarded with that usual position.
Danny Baggish qualified just over a year ago after triumphing in Las Vegas, while this year’s staging of the prestigious event was scheduled to be held in New York in July.
Instead, reigning CDC Continental Cup champion Lauby will follow in his father’s footsteps and grace the World Championship stage during the festive period.
The 27-year-old’s father, Dan, is a former professional himself and has competed four times at the World Championship, as well as both the World Matchplay and World Masters.
Lauby has previously played on stage at both the North American Darts Championship and the US Darts Masters, but December’s journey to London will mark the biggest occasion in his career.
The American will be joined at Alexandra Palace by an additional two players from the North American continent, as well as the already qualified Australian Gordon Mathers and German youngster Nico Kurz.
Elsewhere, the CDC tour commences later this month, with four events taking place in both the United States and Canada, and an international qualifier from each country being revealed.
Four tournaments for Canadian throwers will take place from September 26-27 in Woodstock, Ontario, before American players compete from October 3-4 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
World Cup of Darts qualification will also be decided in North America within the next few weeks, with the points earned across the four events being added to last season’s totals.
PDC tour card holder Jeff Smith’s Canadian partner will be confirmed, while two American players will also head to Vienna, Austria in November.
Both weekends will be open to CDC regulars from the respective country only, with usual qualifying events for non-tour card holders not taking place due to various restrictions that need to be abided by.
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