The World Series of Darts Festival in Las Vegas continues today with the North American Championship.
Following two days of qualifiers, eight players will be contesting the $25,000 tournament, with the winner set to pocket $10,000 alongside a place in the William Hill World Darts Championship, before they then compete in the US Darts Masters, which starts tomorrow.
Dave Richardson and David Cameron won the final two qualifiers as the field of players was finalised yesterday.
Chris White and Willard Bruguier confirmed their spots at the Tropicana Las Vegas after winning the first two qualifying events on Tuesday.
Former World Championship qualifier Richardson, who was born in Scotland but is based on Owen Sound, Canada, defeated Dawson Murschell 4-0 in the final of Qualifier Three.
Nova Scotia’s Cameron then secured his place by winning Qualifier Four with a 4-2 victory over Chuck Puleo in the final.
The four automatic qualifiers are joined by the top four players from the final Qualifiers Order of Merit, which includes Canadian youngster Murschell who will make his TV debut after qualifying.
Princeton-based Shawn Brenneman, a qualifier for the Las Vegas Desert Classic back in 2008, returns to the big stage after reaching one final and two semi-finals in the four qualifiers.
Canada’s Jayson Barlow and Ohio’s Dennis Sayre were the other two players to progress from the Order of Merit following their performances over the two days.
It meant there was disappointment for three-time world champion John Part, Canada’s former BDO World Championship finalist Jeff Smith and 1994 World Matchplay winner Larry Butler, who all missed out on qualification.
2017 North American Championship
Thursday July 13, 12pm local time (8pm BST)
Jayson Barlow v Chris White
Dave Richardson v Shawn Brenneman
Dennis Sayre v Willard Bruguier
David Cameron v Dawson Murschell
Barlow/White v Richardson/Brenneman
Sayre/Bruguier v Cameron/Murschell
All games are the best of 11 legs