William Hill World Darts Championship qualifying update: Diogo Portela becomes sixth player to book spot at Ally Pally

Brazil’s Diogo Portela is the sixth player to have qualified for the 2018 William Hill World Darts Championship.

Portela won the South & Central American Qualifier in Palmas, Brazil on Saturday to earn himself a debut at the Alexandra Palace at the end of the year.

The UK-based Brazilian joins America’s Willard Bruguier, New Zealand’s Cody Harris, Australia’s Gordon Mathers, Finland’s Kim Viljanen and Japan’s Seigo Asada as the six players to qualify so far as international qualifiers.

The 72-player field for the Alexandra Palace event will be made up of the top 32 players on the PDC Order of Merit, the next top 16 players on the Pro Tour Order of Merit and 24 players from international qualifiers and the PDPA Qualifier.

2018 William Hill World Darts Championship (Qualified players so far)
Willard Bruguier (North American Darts Championship winner)
Cody Harris (DartsPlayers New Zealand Qualifier)
Gordon Mathers (DPA Pro Tour #1)
Kim Viljanen (PDCNB Order of Merit #1)
Seigo Asada (PDJ Qualifier)
Diogo Portela (South & Central American Qualifier)


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