Ladley vows to recover from Tour Card setback
DAVE Ladley has vowed to bounce back after failing to win a PDC Tour Card for the second successive year at the weekend.
The 37-year-old was beaten in his first match on each of the four days of competition at Wigan, including a thrilling 6-4 loss to Belgian Davyd Venken on the final day.
The standard of play was the highest it had ever been, with a record number of more than 300 players taking part in Qualifying School.
Despite the setback, Ladley is already focusing on qualifying for the UK Open at Crawley in a month's time.
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"I feel quite gutted really because I was never allowed to get into my flowing game," he said.
"But I have had numerous upsets and setbacks with darts throughout my career and have bounced back from every one of them so I expect this to be no different.
"It probably sounds strange but I feel I am more confident after the Qualifying School.
"Despite not gaining a Tour Card, my darts went well. I know I can improve further and know the steps I will take to make this improvement and I have 12 months to work at this before having a go at 2014 Tour School.
"I received numerous emails and messages of support from people on Twitter and Facebook and the generic message throughout this was that they all know what I am capable of and that I will progress, but I must keep solid and focused on my goals throughout 2013."