RUSSIAN ACE Boris Koltsov earned his first appearance on the PDC European Tour after coming through the Eastern European Tour qualifier for the European Darts Matchplay.

Koltsov, who signed with ZWA at the beginning of 2018, saw off Krzysztof Ratajski, Tamas Alexits and Nandor Bezzeg in the Czech Repbublic to win through to the event in Hamburg later this year.