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Andy Jenkins and James Hubbard will compete in the PDC’s seventh European Tour Event of the year after winning through qualifiers in Barnsley on Friday evening.

The pair will take part in September’s German Darts Masters after a successful night’s work in South Yorkshire.

Former World Championship semi-finalist Jenkins qualified for a European Tour event for the first time in 2013 with two fine performances, dropping just one leg in victories over Sam Hill (6-0) and Jim Walker (6-1).

“I played well tonight and I’m over the moon to have qualified,” said Jenkins.

“I’m looking forward to getting out to Germany and I’ll be working hard to put a run together. The European Tour is very important. It has a massive impact on rankings.

“I’m still enjoying my darts and I know I can still beat the best. So it’s onwards and upwards for me from now on.”

2012 World Youth Champion Hubbard also produced some encouraging performances, defeating Chris Aubrey 6-3 before edging out Prakash Jiwa in a last leg decider.

The Norfolk ace then sealed his spot in Sindelfingen with a 6-1 victory against Ricky Sudale.

“I’m happy with how I played,” said the 20-year-old.

“It was probably the best I have played in a long time. If I’m honest, I’ve had a bad year so far so it is pleasing to come into a little bit of form. Hopefully, qualifying for this can be the start of a better second half of the year.”

By Chris Murphy

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