Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

Chris Dobey secured his place at the darts World Championships after making the third round of the Players Championship finals in Minehead. 

Dobey won two of his three matches in the tournament, including victories over Kim Huybrechts and Scotsman Robert Thornton.

The Bedlington thrower bowed out against Daryl Gurney on Saturday night though, going down 10-5 to the current World Grand Prix Champion and world number four.

It was a a huge weekend end for the North-East man, as a third round finish secured him a spot at the World Championships in December.

Dobey told SportsByte that the weekend was a great “confidence booster” for himself, and that he is “delighted” to have qualified for the Worlds.

“I’ve had a great weekend, a couple of good wins puts me back up there and a nice little confidence booster before the World Championship.

“That weekend can help me regain the consistency I had at the back end of last year, but I feel it is coming back.

“I’m delighted to have made the ally pally again this year, it will be my second year in a row there.”

There are now two weeks before the start of the World Championship, with no other scheduled PDC tournaments between now and then.

Dobey explained that he would be “spending time with his family” before the tournament gets underway, but still be “hitting the board.”

“After a run of competitions, I am going to have a nice week away with the family and spend time with them – but I will still be hitting the board.”

Dobey will play 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor in the first round of the tournament.