Prakash Jiwa secured a Cazoo World Championship debut by winning the Indian Qualifier, defeating Nitin Kumar in the final.
Sunday’s qualifier in Surat saw India’s top talents competing for a place in the 2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship.
Former PDC Tour Card Holder Jiwa fought off a comeback attempt from three-time World Championship qualifier Kumar to book his place at Alexandra Palace for the first time.
Jiwa raced into a 5-0 lead, before Kumar fought back to within a leg at 5-4 and missed three darts to force a decider.
Two-time UK Open Qualifier Jiwa found the winning double in the following visit with the 52-year-old now looking forward to a first appearance in the world’s biggest darts event.
2022/23 World Darts Championship Indian Qualifier
Sunday October 30
Prakash Jiwa 5-1 Suketu Ahir
Nitin Kumar 5-3 Vikash Kothari
Prakash Jiwa 6-4 Nitin Kumar