World Championship qualifying update: America’s Willard Bruguier becomes third player to qualify for Ally Pally

Willard Bruguier became the third player to qualify for the William Hill World Darts Championship this week.

The 35-year-old American will make his debut at the Alexandra Palace in December after winning the North American Championship in Las Vegas on Thursday night.

Bruguier is one of three confirmed debutants so far for the 2018 staging of the World Championship, with Australia’s Gordon Mathers and New Zealand’s Cody Harris having also recently secured their spots in the tournament, which this year will boast a record prize fund of £1,800,000.

Mathers won his place after topping the DPA Pro Tour rankings at the end of the Australian season, edging out reigning world youth champion Corey Cadby and Rhys Mathewson to finish top of the pile.

Harris, a representative of New Zealand in the last two World Cup of Darts, also booked his spot in London after winning through DartPlayers New Zealand’s annual qualifying event which was held last week.

2018 William Hill World Darts Championship
Confirmed Qualifiers (3/72 so far)
Gordon Mathers (DPA Pro Tour rankings)
Cody Harris (DartPlayers New Zealand qualifier)
Willard Bruguier (North American Championship)


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