Rising darts star Chris Dobey says it would “mean the world” to him if he was to gain a spot at the 2017 PDC World Championship in December.
Dobey, who is currently ranked 54th in the world, will be seeking a place in the prestigious darts tournament and potentially featuring at Alexandra Palace for the first time in his darting career.
With Dobey ranked fourth on the Pro Tour, it should be enough to see him gain qualification and face the likes of Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and current world champion Gary Anderson.
Dobey said: “It would mean the world to me to play at the World Championships and it is every dart player’s dream to play there (Alexandra Palace) one day so I am very much looking forward to it.”
The 26-year-old has produced some impressive performances in the past 12 months, which included reaching a first ranking final, the PDPA Players Championship, after defeating previous world champions Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting.
An appearance at the European Championship and qualifying for the Grand Slam of Darts should help Dobey in reaching the World Championships at the last 64 stage.
Dobey believes his good performances have been down to his “commitment and dedication.”
He added: “You need to put the time in and at the end of the day, you only get out what you have put in and that is why I’m climbing (the rankings) each time.”
The Bedlington-born player could be swapping the North East for North London next month, along with pocketing a potential £10,000 which could see him propel even further up the rankings.
After watching last year’s tournament at home on the television, it is evident of how far the professional has come in such a short space of time.