Women’s world champion Mikuru Suzuki confirms Qualifying School entry
Reigning women’s world champion Mikuru Suzuki will head to PDC Qualifying School in January after her entry being confirmed via social media.
The gruelling four-day long event will see hundreds of throwers flock inside two venues simultaneously in Wigan and Hildesheim, Germany, with the aim being to earn their coveted PDC tour card and place on the ProTour.
Suzuki’s entry was confirmed via her management’s social media platforms, following her short-lived stay in the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.
The Japanese sensation held a valiant effort in her first round defeat at the hands of James Richardson on debut in north London.
Suzuki produced a miracle triumph on her BDO Women’s World Championship debut last January, before reaching multiple quarter-finals on the PDC Asian Tour and lifting the prestigious Dutch Open in the Netherlands.
The 37-year-old will be joined by her compatriot Seigo Asada at Qualifying School, with the pair looking to follow in the footsteps of Haruki Muramatsu – who become the first player of Japanese descent to own a PDC tour card.
Qualifying School will be held from January 16 with events being held over four days simultaneously at Halle 39 in Germany and the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.
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