Kiwi darts player Cody Harris misses out on tour card at PDC Qualifying School

The Kiwi saved his best for last but ultimately fell short.
The Kiwi saved his best for last but ultimately fell short. Photo credit: Photosport

Kiwi darts player Cody Harris has missed out on a Professional Darts Cooperation [PDC] tour card after four days of Qualifying School in Wigan.

Needing to put in a strong performance on the final day, the 32-year-old lost in the fourth round, ending his hopes, for now, of claiming a two-year tour card.

Harris breezed through the first three rounds, with 5-2 wins against Kelvin Hart, Paul Milford and Rob Hewson respectively but couldn’t repeat that form in the round of 64 where he lost 5-0 to Adam Huckvale.

The Aucklander was 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 on offer at the 'Q-School'.

Over the four day event, there were eight tour cards guaranteed for Wigan, while four were allocated to the Hildesheim school. The remaining 21 were handed out based off the order of merit.

Harris finished in a tie for 79th overall standings.

It has been a tough week 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, day two he suffered a second-round exit and suffered another third-round exit on day three.

Despite missing out on a tour card, Harris will enter the Challenge Tour event on January 28 and 29 (NZ time). He will then enter the UK Open Qualifiers triple header which starts the following weekend.