Even though we still have two more Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour events to go, Marko Kantele has already qualified for the World Darts Championship in Alexandre Palace.
The Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour is close to an end with only two more events to go later in July in Latvia. However Marko Kantele has already secured his spot at the World Darts Championship.
The Finnish player has been absolutely outstanding this season and at Saturday he secured yet another Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour title, as he won event number seven. And as Jeffrey de Graaf won event number eight, no player in the rankings are able to overtake Marko Kantele in the rankings. This also means, that he has already won his first ever season in directing of the PDC Nordic and Baltic.
Marko Kantele also secured yet another European Tour spot, as he won the qualifier for the European Darts Matchplay in Trier.
However, as mentioned, the weekend was also fairly good for Jeffrey de Graaf who won his first ever Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour event this weekend. He did so with a 6-1 victory in the final against Paavo Myller.
Jeffrey de Graaf also secured himself a spot on the European Tour this weekend, as he won the qualifier for the German Darts Open in Jena. This will be the first European Tour for Jeffrey de Graaf in five years.
With the conclusion of the weekend, now we also know the 12 players who will represent the six Nordic and Baltic countries at the World Cup of Darts later this month in Frankfurt.
Madars Razma, Darius Labanauskas, Mindaugas Barauskas, Marko Kantele, Vladimir Andersen and Dennis Nilsson have all tried et before, however it will be a debut for Dmitrijs Žukovs, Oskar Lukasiak, Paavo Myller, Benjamin Drue Reus and both from the Icelandic team, as it will be the first time for the country, Vitor Charrua and Hallgrimur Egilsson.
The World Cup of Darts will be at June 15-18 and the final Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour weekend will be at July 14-16.