Classy Rydz seals the deal!

Talented Team Unicorn star Callan Rydz has topped the 2019 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit, which has earned him a coveted two-year Tour Card aswell as a prized spot in the William Hill World Darts Championship later this year.

Event 18 in Wigan, saw Newcastle-based Rydz, 21, collect his second Challenge Tour title of the year, as he moved to the top of the rankings on Saturday evening, but had to wait nervously towards the conclusion of the weekends action before his double success was confirmed, after reaching the Event 19 semi-finals earlier on Sunday.

In the aforementioned Event 18, Rydz overcame four-time Lakeside Women's Champion Lisa Ashton as well as former UK Open finalist Wes Newton, John Bowles, Andrew Gilding and Aden Kirk before enjoying a 5-1 win over Cody Harris in the final.

Rydz who only joined the ranks at Unicorn a matter of months ago is unsurprisingly delighted with his achievement "I'm absolutely chuffed to win the Challenge Tour and secure my place at the Ally Pally. None of this would be possible without the support, belief and patience shown in me by all of the guys at Unicorn. They truly are the best".

Due to his Challenge Tour success, Rydz has already been making himself known amongst the games elite players, with a run to the Quarter-Finals of the main Pro Tour back in June and a very recent scalp of Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld.

The final Challenge Tour Order of Merit saw Rydz collect £6,750 during the year, ahead of Jesus Noguera (£6,050), as the Spanish player also collects a two-year PDC Tour Card.

Elsewhere for Team Unicorn, Scottish star Cameron Menzies (£5,800) came agonisingly close to also securing a tour card, as he finished in 3rd place on the Order of Merit, earning free entry to the 2020 PDC Qualifying School & a spot at the UK Open in Minehead for his efforts.

Callan is pictured above alongside PDPA Chairman Peter Manley in Wigan.