Chino comes through PDJ Qualifier to secure debut at William Hill World Darts Championship

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Masumi Chino will represent Japan at the William Hill World Darts Championship CREDIT: PDC

By Darts Weekly Staff
9 NOVEMBER 2016 • 10:30PM

Masumi Chino will make his debut at the William Hill World Darts Championship next month after winning the annual PDJ Qualifier in Japan.

Following the year’s earlier rounds, 12 players progressed to compete at the Ryogku KFC Hall for the final stages.

Chino defeated Kazuki Hagene and Chikara Fujimori for the loss of only three legs as he reached the final against Yuya Akutsu.

The best of 11 leg final began with four holds of throw, before Chino broke in the fifth leg with a 13 darter.

Chino held onto his throw again to go 4-2 up, with Akutsu then fought back with consecutive legs to level the final up at 4-4.

Another break for Chino put him on the brink of victory at 5-4, before he held throw to seal a 6-4 win.

2016 PDJ Qualifier
First Round
Keita Ono 4-3 Yuki Yamada
Shingo Enomata 4-2 Tsuneki Zaha
Kazuki Hagene 4-3 Arashi Matsumoto
Chikara Fujimori 4-3 Hiromitsu Tsuji

Quarter-Finals
Seigo Asada 4-3 Keita Ono
Yuya Akutsu 4-2 Shingo Enomata
Masumi Chino 4-1 Kazuki Hagene
Chikara Fujimori 4-2 Katsuya Aiba

Semi-Finals
Yuya Akutsu 5-3 Seigo Asada
Masumi Chino 5-2 Chikara Fujimori

Final
Masumi Chino 6-4 Yuya Akutsu

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