Kim Huybrechts is to miss his Cardiff encounter with Mendham’s Peter Wright in the Betway Premier League tonight.
Huybrechts has informed the PDC that he is unable to travel to the UK in order to remain with his terminally ill mother in Belgium during her final hours.
As the withdrawal comes in week nine and with Huybrechts already eliminated from the event, under the tournament rules the game will not be rescheduled.
Peter Wright will now be awarded a 7-0 win and will not compete in the Welsh capital.
“We all send our best wishes to Kim and his family during what is a particularly difficult period,” said PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.
“This was not the way that Kim wanted his Betway Premier League season to end, but the needs of his family are foremost at this time.”