Wes Newton is set to feature at the 2019 BDO World Darts Championship at Lakeside in January as the Fleetwood-based former Premier League star was awarded a spot as the British Darts Organisation broke the news on Thursday afternoon. The former World no.5 was awarded his place at Lakeside due to the confirmation that there will be no Asian qualifier. Newton’s been through the mill over the last few months with several permutations going against him.
Newton moved into the standby position for Lakeside as Andy Hamilton secured one of the four play-off places, he was then knocked out of contention once more as Adam Smith-Neale picked up the BDO World Masters crown. And, with the withdrawal of the Asian qualifier for 2019, Newton finally clinches a spot at the historic Lakeside venue in January.