STRENSALL’S Chris Quantock agonisingly missed out on the last qualifying place available in next month’s PDC World Darts Championships.

Quantock made it all the way to the final play-off match, which completed the field for the Alexandra Palace extravaganza, before losing out to Jamie Lewis 5-3.

The former Huntington School pupil had already disposed of Jamie Caven (5-3), Gary Stone (5-3), Scott Dale (5-4), 2006 UK Open runner-up Barrie Bates (5-3) and Ron Meulenkamp (5-4) to reach the semi-finals, where three of the four players from an initial 144 who would win a spot in the famous Sky Sports-televised event.

Quantock’s first attempt at second qualification saw him lose 5-3 to Ted Evetts and he was then pitted against fellow losing semi-finalist Lewis, who had been defeated by Brendan Dolan.

Having earlier knocked out former World Championship quarter-finalist Paul Nicholson, Lewis held his nerve to edge past the York ace.

Other big names, meanwhile, exiting the PDPA Qualifier in Milton Keynes at an earlier stage were three-time world champion John Part and former TV finalists Colin Osborne, Wes Newton and Andy Hamilton.