UK Darts Issue 9 - December 2013 - Page 50

PDC World Championship Qualifier Photo: PDC Matt Clark claimed victory in the Ladbrokes World Darts Quarter-Finals Championship Qualifier in Barnsley on Monday 25th November, while Ian Moss took the runner-up spot to book his place at Ian Moss 5-2 Colin Osborne Ally Pally. Kevin Thomas 5-2 Nigel Birch The pair secured the final spots in the 72 man field, with Clark entering at the first round stage and Moss facing a preliminary round encounter with Robert Szabo of New Zealand. “It’s great to be back,” said Clark. “Ian’s had a great season, he’s picked up some good results and he deserves this too, but I’ve had two years by the wayside and this is brilliant for me.” “I still remember the buzz I got when I first played at Alexandra Palace and had a walk-on, and it’s always special there. You can’t imagine how it feels and I’m looking forward to being back there so much.” Moss added: “It’s a dream come true and it means the world to me, I’ve put a lot of work in and I’ve had a lot of help along the way, particularly from Dennis Smith, who along with my family has believed in me.” “I’ve never given up and today I’ve finally got here. It’s a big donkey off my back! Matt played well and beat me fair and square in the final, but I can’t wait to be at Alexandra Palace.” Matt Clark 5-4 Josh Payne Andy Jenkins 5-0 Mark Frost Semi-Finals Ian Moss 5-2 Kevin Thomas Matt Clark 5-3 Andy Jenkins Final Matt Clark 5-0 Ian Moss