John Henderson will miss the PDC World Darts Championship for the first time since 2013 after his defeat at the tour card qualifier.
The Highlander was beaten 6-1 by Alan Tabern in the last 24 of the event in Barnsley which means he has failed to qualify for the sport’s biggest tournament at the Alexandra Palace next month.
Huntly’s Henderson lost the first three legs against Tabern before taking the next to get on the scoreboard.
John Henderson loses 6-1 to Alan Tabern in the Tour Card Holder qualifier and will miss out on the World Championship for the first time since 2013 🏴❌ pic.twitter.com/l5BxGVxyls
— Live Darts (@livedarts) November 29, 2021
The 48-year-old then fell 4-1 down and in the next two legs he was well-placed on a finish but his opponent checked out 135 and 102 to seal victory.
Failure to qualify for the World Championship ends a disappointing year for Henderson in ranking tournaments.
In September he won the non-ranking World Cup of Darts for Scotland alongside Peter Wright.
But he has been unable to replicate the same form in ranking events which has led to him missing out on the World Championship.