Fourteen of the region’s top players travelled to the Willenhall Social Club, Coventry, in a bid to make it through to the big day at the Lakeside club in Frimley Green on January 11.
As well as the trip to Surrey, the winner will secure an exhibition evening at their local darts venue, courtesy of former BDO world champion, Ted Hankey.
The overall People’s Darts champion will then have the opportunity to play at the Torremolinos Open as well as two other UK-based BDO darts events.
Additionally, they will also win £15,000 for a charity of their choice as well as £1000 worth of kit and equipment for their local darts pub/club.
Raymond Procope, a qualifier from the Park Conservative Club in Cardiff, said: “It’s a fantastic competition to be involved with. I was really pleased to make it through my local qualifier and now I’m looking to go one better at Willenhall.”
South Wales qualifiers: Roland Swallow (Severn Bridge Social, Gwent), Michelle Hole (Orb Club, Newport), Anthony Grmusa (Stag Hotel, Mid Glam), Kris Thomas (Woodland Road Sports & Social, Cwmbran), Richard Ahrens (Clarence Inn, Powys), Steven Williams (Penylan, Aberaman), Tim Jones (Rose & Crown, Neath), Jonathan Kemp (Glenbrook Inn, Vale of Glam), Karl Lewis (Blast Furnace Inn, Mid Glam), David Collins (Exeter Inn, Neath), Nigel Williams (Osbourne Hotel, Mountain Ash), Matthew Kay (Bell Inn, Pontypool), Steven Prosser (Ynysddu Progressive WMC, Newport), Raymond Procope, (Park Cons Club, Cardiff).Nov 22 2008 by Steve Jones, South Wales Echo (story source...)