Stephen Burton, Adam Hunt and Aden Kirk secure last spots for World Championship

Stephen Burton (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
Stephen Burton (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Stephen Burton, Adam Hunt and Aden Kirk have qualified for the PDC World Darts Championship by winning through the last-chance PDC Tour Card Holders' Qualifier in Milton Keynes.

All three players will make their Alexandra Palace debuts at darts' biggest-ever event from December 13-January 1 as 96 players battle for £2.5 million in prize money and the Sid Waddell Trophy live on Sky Sports.

Burton, who enjoyed a run to the last 16 of the Players Championship Finals in his TV debut last weekend, continued his fine form with victories over Arron Monk, Darren Johnson and Kevin Painter, then survived match darts before defeating Scott Taylor 7-6 in the Group Three Final.

Kirk famously claimed the scalps of Phil Taylor and Peter Wright at the 2014 UK Open, and he also came through a 13-leg thriller in the Group Two Final against Latvia's Madars Razma.

Group One saw Hunt (above) record wins over Terry Temple, Maik Langendorf and Bradley Brooks before seeing off Richie Burnett 7-4 in the final.

The draw for the 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship will be made on Sky Sports News at 5.30pm on Monday November 26.

The first round draw will see the 32 ProTour Order of Merit Qualifiers drawn against the 32 International Qualifiers, with the winners set to take on the top 32 seeded players from the PDC Order of Merit in the second round stage.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

GROUP 1
Round 1

  • Justin Pipe BYE
  • Richie Burnett 6-1 Ross Twell
  • John Part 6-1 Kirk Shepherd 
  • Mark Wilson 6-5 Steve Hine 
  • Maik Langendorf 6-2 Andrew Gilding
  • Adam Hunt 6-3 Terry Temple
  • Bradley Brooks 6-3 Peter Jacques 
  • Peter Hudson 6-4 Gary Eastwood 

Round 2

  • Richie Burnett 6-3 Justin Pipe 
  • John Part 6-5 Mark Wilson
  • Adam Hunt 6-3 Maik Langendorf 
  • Bradley Brooks 6-1 Peter Hudson

Semi-Finals

  • Richie Burnett 6-2 John Part
  • Adam Hunt 6-3 Bradley Brooks

FINAL

  • Adam Hunt 7-4 Richie Burnett

GROUP 2
Round 1

  • Mark Webster BYE
  • Madars Razma 6-5 George Killington 
  • Joe Murnan 6-3 Mario Robbe
  • Prakash Jiwa 6-4 Mark Dudbridge
  • Zoran Lerchbacher 6-1 Ryan Harrington
  • Luke Woodhouse 6-1 Ryan Meikle
  • Dawson Murschell 6-3 Jamie Caven 
  • Aden Kirk 6-3 Jamie Bain 

Round 2

  • Madars Razma 6-1 Mark Webster 
  • Prakash Jiwa 6-3 Joe Murnan 
  • Zoran Lerchbacher 6-4  Luke Woodhouse
  • Aden Kirk 6-1 Dawson Murschell

Semi-Finals

  • Madars Razma 6-4 Prakash Jiwa
  • Aden Kirk 6-3 Zoran Lerchbacher 

FINAL

  • Aden Kirk 7-6 Madars Razma

GROUP 3
Round 1

  • James Richardson 6-3 Robert Owen
  • Jimmy Hendriks 6-3 Eddie Dootson
  • Scott Taylor 6-3 Terry Jenkins 
  • Lee Bryant 6-3 Titus Kanik
  • Kevin Painter 6-4 Paul Rowley
  • John Goldie 6-5 Chris Quantock
  • Darren Johnson 6-2 Ritchie Edhouse
  • Stephen Burton 6-3 Arron Monk 

Round 2

  • Jimmy Hendriks 6-1 James Richardson
  • Scotty Taylor 6-5 Lee Bryant
  • Kevin Painter 6-3 John Goldie
  • Stephen Burton 6-3 Darren Johnson

Semi-Finals

  • Scott Taylor 6-2 Jimmy Hendriks 
  • Stephen Burton 6-3 Kevin Painter 

FINAL

  • Stephen Burton 7-6 Scott Taylor

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