Lisa Ashton and womens world champion Mikuru Suzuki are among the eight BDO names that will feature in the Grand Slam of Darts but there is no place for Leighton Bennett.
Speculation was rife about who will feature for the BDO in the yearly tournament that features the finest of this organisation alongside 24 PDC professionals.
The inclusion of Ashton and Suzuki would be that the headline-setter after the BDO supported their representatives but the absence of teenaged BDO world youth winner Bennett, whod been under serious attention is a disappointment to many.
Sixteen-time World Champion Phil Taylor was one of the names calling for his inclusion but finally the issues surrounding him and the participants age has meant he will not attribute.
Ashton and Suzuki will probably be that chase one of two female qualification places with the two and this years PDC World Championship will be in the Grand Slam after the eight names were ratified by the PDC.
Japanese sensation Suzuki has enjoyed a stellar year having won her first world title at Lakeside with a triumph over Lorraine Winstanley while Ashton made her debut at Alexandra Palace last year, shooting a set off Jan Dekker before ultimately falling to a 3-1 defeat in the first round.
Over how these eight names are selected the criteria had been unclear amid a year of uncertainty.
A chairman at Des Jacklin was declared , the BDO world champion Glen Durrant won his PDC Tour card at along with also the place because of its World Championships was switched in the Lakeside from Frimley Green.
Alongside four provisional qualifiers from their rankings, the BDO is thought to be using wildcards which is the way Sky Sports knows Suzuki and Ashton are chosen.
Three-time BDO world champion Durrant was verified alongside Jim Williams and Wesley Harms. Wayne Warren, Dave Parletti and richard Veenstra will produce their Grand Slam debuts next month.
Boom Boom Bennett claimed the BDOs World Youth Championship in January and is the discussion of world darts. He has been competing in the circuit this season securing a debut at the World Championships and his absence will be a disappointment to many who were hoping to see him compete.
Even the 24-player PDC line-up is going to be finalised if the 16 qualifiers will protect their location the European Championship and the World Series Finals offer players a further chance, while the eight locations will be offered by a last qualification tournament.
Eight of the worlds top 10 players have secured their position, headlined by protecting champion Gerwyn Price, world champion Michael van Gerwen and World Matchplay winner Rob Cross.
Coverage of the Grand Slam of Darts in Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton gets underway Saturday November 9 and continues through to the last on Sunday November 17.
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