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Chris Allen from Peasedown misses out on PDC darts tour card

By GeraintTucker  |  Posted: January 21, 2013

Peasedown darts player Chris Allen

Peasedown darts player Chris Allen

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Peasedown's Chris Allen failed to secure a PDC Tour card despite a promising start to his Qualifying School campaign last week.

The four-day competition in Wigan offered several chances to secure a card, with the top four on each day and the next best nine players overall earning their place on tour for the next two years.

Radstock's Steve Grubb successfully navigated Q School last year and Allen gave himself a good chance of emulating his local rival by reaching the third round of the first day's competition on Thursday. He comfortably saw off Dean Coe (6-1) and Mark Ashby (6-3) before going down 6-4 to Kevin Thomas.

However, Allen picked up only one more victory over the next three days, although he reached the second round on Friday thanks to a bye before losing 6-4 to Ian Moss.

A 6-3 first-round defeat to Jason Hogg followed on Saturday before Allen reached the second round yesterday by beating Richard Foster 6-2, only to lose 6-3 to Andrew Richardson in his next match.

Grubb will begin his 2013 PDC Tour campaign at the European Tour and UK Open qualifiers in Crawley from February 22-24.

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