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MODUS are delighted to confirm that former BDO World Champions Andy Fordham and Les Wallace have entered the PDC Pro-Tour Qualifying School.

The announcement comes after an unnamed backer gave them the financial support to enable them to ply their trade against the current crop of professional players.

The event, which is held at Barnsley Metrodome and begins tomorrow, gives players the chance to win a tour card to compete on the PDC’s £5 million circuit.

Fordham is one of the best known darts players of all time, having won the Lakeside title in 2004. The Viking was also crowned World Master in 1999 and is one of many big name players making a comeback in the PDC.

Wallace, who is nicknamed McDanger, was crowned as World Champion in 1997 and won the World Masters the following year. The Scotsman will also compete for one of the 36 guaranteed places on the Pro-Tour available through the Qualifying School.

The semi-finalists from each of the four days will gain an automatic tour card for two years. The remaining players will be entered into the Qualifying School order of merit and cards will be awarded to those who have collected the most points. A minimum of 20 players will qualify through the Qualifying School order of merit table.

Fordham and Wallace’s participation further highlights the strength in depth of the PDC and both players would be welcome additions to the professional tour.

By Chris Murphy

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