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Current PDC Under-21 world champion Arron Monk will face Raymond van Barneveld in Austria later this month, after qualifying for the inaugural European Tour event.

Monk will travel to Wiener Neustadt to compete in the Austrian Darts Open, which starts on April 27th, thanks to a successful evening at Barnsley Metrodome in the UK qualifier.

The 21 year old whitewashed Paul Barham 6-0 before beating Daniel Day 6-3 to book his place at the Arena Nova.

The £81,200 tournament will be played across three days in Austria and features 64 players, with the world’s top 32 joined by 32 players who have won through the UK, European and Home Nation Qualifiers.

As one of the qualifiers, Monk knew he would have to face one of seeded players from the top 32 in the order of merit. After sealing his place he was drawn against popular Dutchman van Barneveld, who he will face in the opening round on Friday 27th April.

The schedule of play is likely to be announced on Monday.

By Chris Murphy

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