Brazil’s Diogo Portela secures World Championship debut after winning South & Central American Qualifier

Diogo Portela will make his debut in the William Hill World Darts Championship at the end of the year after winning the South & Central American Qualifier in Brazil on Saturday.

The UK-based Brazilian, who features in the latest issue of the Love The Darts magazine, defeated his World Cup partner Alexandra Sattin 6-1 in the final to book his place at the Alexandra Palace in December.

The field included players from Argentina, Chile, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana, but it was the Brazilian duo who made it through to the final in Palmas at the weekend.

Portela dropped just four legs in the entire tournament, following up whitewash wins over Roberto Wenz and Lallchand Rambharose with a 6-3 victory against former World Championship qualifier Sudesh Fitzgerald in the semi-finals.

Sattin’s route to the final began with a 6-1 win over Fabio Porto in the first round, before the Brazilian got past Luis Miguel (6-4) and Bruno Holfman 6-2 and then Troy Bhujhawan in the last four.


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