The PDC have confirmed that South and Central America will be represented in the upcoming 2018 William Hill World Darts Championship, with a qualifier to be held in Brazil next month for a spot in the tournament.
A qualifier will take place at the Girasol Plaza Hotel in Palmas on Saturday, September 23, and will be open to players from 30 countries across South and Central America.
Darts in Brazil is on the up after the country made its debut at the World Cup of Darts earlier this summer, with Diogo Portela and Alexandre Sattin defeating Switzerland before losing to hosts Germany in the last 16.
Portela is a UK-based Brazilian and is competing on the PDC circuit, and will head home for the qualifier in good spirits having won the Dartford and Basingstoke Opens over the Bank Holiday weekend.
A number of players from the region have previously competed in the World Championship, including Guyana’s Norman Madhoo who made three appearances in the tournament in 2004, 2010 and 2011.
His compatriot Sudesh Fitzgerald appeared in the 2009 event, while Barbados duo Anthony Forde (2005 and 2008) and Winston Cadogan (2006) have also previously qualified for the sport’s most lucrative tournament.
Entries for the qualifier close on Saturday, September 9 and are priced at $75, with further information available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Central America: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominia, El Salvador, Granada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago