Cody Harris loses in third round on day three of PDC Qualifying School

Time continues to run out on Cody Harris' quest to become NZ's first pro darts player.
Time continues to run out on Cody Harris' quest to become NZ's first pro darts player. Photo credit: AAP

It was another tough day at the office for Cody Harris at the Professional Darts Corporation [PDC] Qualifying School in Wigan.

After a first-round bye, the Aucklander breezed past Dylan Duo 5-1 in the second but was unable to get past Jay Foreman in the third, losing 5-3 in his third round match as time continues to run out on his pursuit of a coveted tour card.

The 32-year-old is looking to become New Zealand's first professional darts player, competing against more than 600 competitors fighting for one of 33 two-year tour cards at the "Q-School".

The PDC gives darts players from around the world the chance to win a tour card to join the professional circuit at schools in Wigan, England or Hildesheim, Germany.

Over the four day event, there are eight tour cards guaranteed for Wigan, while four are allotted to the Hildesheim school. The remaining 21 will be determined by ranking points, which are earned with every win.

Harris is currently in a tie for 111 on two points, five points behind players who are in the hunt for a tour card via ranking points.

It has been a tough time for the father of five since arriving in the UK. He lost his luggage en route to Wigan and as a result, needed to grab some new darts. On day one, he lost in the third round, and on day two he suffered a second-round exit.

Poland's Tytus Kanik won the one tour card available in Germany on Sunday (NZ time), while George Killington and Arron Monk claimed the two available tour cards up for grabs in Wigan.


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