The opening day of Q Schools saw Stage One begin in Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen yesterday, with over 650 players competing for 32 Tour Cards to compete on the PDC circuit in 2022/23.

The First Stage, which concludes tomorrow, sees up to a total of 128 players in the UK and Europe respectively qualifying to compete in Final Stage, which will take place from Wednesday to Friday.

Mayo’s Conor Heneghan secured progression to the Final Stage in the UK event yesterday.

The Roundfort man defeated Andrew Hyland by 5-1 and now advances to the final stage of Q School.

UK and European Qualifying Schools continue on today, where a further 16 players will progress to the Final Stage, with all further places going to players from a First Stage Order of Merit in each region, with one ranking point awarded per match from the first full round onwards.

Any ties in the respective Q School Orders of Merit will be split as follows based on all match results: Leg Difference, Legs Won, and then DartConnect average.

If players still cannot be split, a play-off will be organised.