Former British Darts Organisation world champion Christian Kist is attempting to switch allegiances to join the Professional Darts Corporation.
Kist, 27, won the 2012 title at the Lakeside but lost in the first round in the past two years.
He has entered the PDC's Qualifying School event, which begins in Wigan on 15 January, bidding for his tour card.
Fellow Dutchmen Ron Meulenkamp and Benito van de Pas are also looking to make the switch.
Another former BDO world champion, Ted Hankey, is amongst the entries after losing his PDC tour card.
Also in the field are former PDC major winners Peter Manley and Peter Evison, along with Australian Kyle Anderson, who hit a nine-dart finish at the World Championship in December.
All four semi-finalists from this year's BDO World Championships - Jan Dekker, Robbie Green, Alan Norris and winner Stephen Bunting - are offered automatic PDC tour cards, but decisions on acceptance have not yet been made.