7:00pm Wednesday 16th January 2013
By Andy Warren
YOUNG Swindon darts star Jack Tweddell has admitted earning a PDC tour card would be a dream come true as he prepares to negotiate Q-School over the next four days.
The 17-year-old travels to Wigan’s Robin Park Arena for four days of competition, where he will be looking to follow in the footsteps of fellow Swindonian Johnny Haines, who last year earned his tour card last January before earning his place in the World Championships following a magnificent year.
Cards will be given to the semi-finalists in each of the four tournaments, and Tweddell is pleased to have re-found his form just in time to try and earn himself a place amongst darts’ biggest names.
“I am really looking forward to it, and it should be a really good few days of darts,” he said.
“I think I have started playing well again at just the right time, I had a bit of a time where I wasn’t playing my best, but in the last month or so I have been playing some good darts and that is good going into this.
“Form isn’t always that important, but if you are playing well it gives you a boost when you go into big events, and I am sure it will help me in Q-School.
“It would be a dream to get a card, but I am not going there expecting to get through or anything like that, but if I could it would be fantastic.
“Just by taking part a lot of doors will be opened, and I can enter the qualifiers for the UK Open and also play in some of the ProTour events abroad.”
The youngster doesn’t quite know what to expect from the event, but hopes to find his feet quickly in Lancashire.
“I think the first day is going to be a bit of an eye opener to see what the standard of it all is like, because I have heard it is incredible,” he said.
“You never really know what to expect, but I am hoping by day four I will have got my eye in and give it a good go.
“You just have to look at someone like Dave Chisnall, who last year won at Q-School and is now in the top 16, I am not saying I can do that, but it can be done.”
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