MARK Webster has opted to take a break from the oche.

The Denbigh dartist has made the decision after a disappointing 2019 saw him lose his PDC tour card.

Instead of trying to reclaim his tour card, Webster will be taking some time away from the sport as he looks to regain his enjoyment for darts.

This means that Webster will not be travelling to Wigan to compete in the 2020 PDC qualifying school later this week.

"Two or three weeks ago, I was going to play," said Webster on Tuesday.

"But I just don't fancy it.

"It's a good time to have a break, because I have got no ranking."

Away from the oche, Webster has gained praise for his commentating work at a number of PDC events.

Webster, a former BDO world champion and two-time PDC world championship semi-finalist, will continue as a commentator and he added: "I will be doing a few dates in the Premier League and I will try to play some local stuff and exhibitions.

"I have got to learn to relax when I play.

"I need to find some fun factor when I play and get some enjoyment out of it.

"I have played some ropey games and I didn't fancy playing in Q School."

On Tuesday morning, Webster tweeted: "After careful consideration, I have decided not to enter the 2020 PDC Q School this week.

"It was massively disappointing for me to lose my tour card at the end of 2019.

"I'd given everything last year but it wasn't enough in the end and I've got no complaints.

"I've still got the desire to come back again in future, I love the buzz of playing and want to be part of the big events again, but ATM the best thing for my game is to have a break from competition and to work to try to get my game back to the level which I know I can achieve.

"I would like to thank Modus Darts, Winmau, Frame Smart, Fleet UK and the PDC for their ongoing support."