Chris Allen from Peasedown misses out on PDC darts tour card
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.