Classy Priestley goes Dutch
Double world champion Dennis Priestley was among 20 qualifiers for the Dutch Darts Masters later this month.
The in-form Ian White and youngsters Michael Smith, Arron Monk and James Hubbard were the other stand-out names to make it through.
The European Tour event will take place in Holland later this month but saw 62 players competed for spots in Nuland at Dublin's Citywest Hotel on the first of ten days of darts action at the venue.
Stoke's Ian White, St Helens' Michael Smith and Yorkshireman Dean Winstanley all warmed up for their challenges in next week's PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix, by qualifying for the European Tour event.
European Tour Event Four runner-up White edged out Ted Hankey 6-5 to qualify, Winstanley saw off Kevin McDine and Paul Barham, while Smith was a 6-4 winner against Keith Stephen to earn his place in Holland.
Priestley overcame youngster Adam Smith-Neale, Dennis Smith defeated Darren Whittingham and Joe Murnan to win through and Andy Jenkins was a 6-1 winner against Welsh prospect Jamie Lewis.
The Professional Darts Corporation's Unicorn World Youth Champion Hubbard - a quarter-finalist in the third European Tour event in Dusseldorf earlier this year - saw off Northern Ireland's Michael Mansell and Norfolk rival Darren Webster to be one of the 20 to qualify.