Professional Darts Players Association Membership 2013
How to become a member of the PDPA
*Q-School Entries & Information at bottom of page*
PDPA membership is valid for a whole season or calendar year i.e. January – December of that year
The cut off date for all membership applications is Tuesday 15th January 2013 at ’12.00 noon’ for Tour Card Holders & Q-School entries.
You can only be a PDPA member if you are:
(a) an honorary member or a PDPA Director:
(b) invited to play on the PDC Pro-Tour in 2013: Top 64 in PDC OoM after the World Championships i.e. 2-1-13 + other invites and the 2012 Q-School and 2 year Tour Card Qualifiers.
(c) entered into the 2013 PDC Q-School and participate
If you qualify for any PDC TV event (Not UK Open/PDC World Cup/GSOD) in a qualifier, as a day member or via a PDC Merit Table, you are then required to be an associate PDPA member prior to play. i.e. £400 membership is required prior to the commencement of the event or a prize money deduction form completed.
If you qualify for the UK Open TV Finals as an amatuer or PDC World Cup you also have a choice of becoming an associate member prior to playing in that event
Once Q-School has concluded in January 2013, no further PDPA memberships will be taken until the 2014 season, unless as a non-member you qualify for a PDC TV event (See Above)
The PDPA reserves the right to change or alter these rules at any time, in consultation with the PDC
For Associate Membership via Q-School, you are required to have played at the Q-School; Entry alone does not determine Associate Membership. If you enter the Q-School but do not play you will forfeit your entry fee, unless a medical certificate can be issued and a refund will be issued.
If you play at least once you will be classed as an Associate Member.
If you join the PDPA during the season by virtue of qualifying for a PDC TV event (See Above) you will also be classed as an associate member, but QSOoM players will take preference in UK Players Championship entry.
If you turn down a tour card, your membership will not be terminated but you will be unable to play in any UK Pro-Tour events unless otherwise determined by the PDPA & the PDC. You can next play in the 2013 PDC Q-School, unless you are still in the top 64 in the OoM in 2013 and are invited again for a Tour Card.
Types of PDPA Membership
Full PDPA Membership:
Is for players who have a PDC Tour Card in 2013 i.e. you are one of the 64 OoM invites at the conclusion of the 2012 events i.e. 2-1-13, or any other PDC invitations or you have qualified from the PDC Q-School in 2012 & 2013, You will be entitled to full voting rights after a full 2 years membership and use of all PDPA benefits and partners deals.
Full PDPA Membership is also given to Non-Playing Full Members i.e. Honorary or Directors, As an honorary member you can play in any PDC qualifier i.e. UK Open Regional or World Championship qualifier but you must have registered and played in the PDC Q-School in 2013 and have an up to date PDC playing contract for eligibility, full voting rights and PDPA benefits and partners. To play as a Tour-Card holder you would firstly have to qualify through Q-School, then have an up to date PDC playing contract
Any player who enters the Q-School, but does not gain an automatic place on the tour will remain on the QSOoM (Q-School Order of Merit Table) and will be eligible when deficits appear to play at UK Players Championship events in order of their QSOoM ranking, but these players must enter prior to the pre-determined entry deadline date. Associate members are also eligible to play in UK Open Regional’s, Non UK Players Championships, all 8 EDT Qualifiers and the PDPA World Championships qualifier. Non-UK members who are not tour card holders also fall into this cetegory.
*Note* For Non-UK events you can enter, but you may be subject to go through the local qualifying system, dependant on entries.
Any player who joins the PDPA during the season due to qualifying for a PDC TV event will also be classed as an Associate Member, QSOoM players will take precedence in UK Players Championship entries, and any Non-UK based player who joins the PDPA at the start of the season prior to the deadline can pay the full membership of £400 and remain as an associate member.
Non Members can play as day members with the payment of a PDPA supplement as part of their entry fee. (Some Restrictions Apply) only at Non-UK Players Championships and EDT Events
Applicants must be aged 18 or over: Applicants aged 16-18 will only be accepted subject to any licensing law restrictions in certain venues and events. Parental consent will also be required.
Honorary Member: No annual fee, however a current PDC playing contract must be signed to play in any PDC event and players will need to register and play at the PDC Q-School at the start of the season to be eligible to play during the season
Full Member: Fee of £400 to be paid by 15th January 2013 at 12.00hrs (noon)
Note: Failure to make payment may terminate your membership. Non-Members who have qualified for the 2012/2013 PDC World Championship will have their PDPA membership automatically deducted from their prize money unless otherwise agreed by the player and the PDC. This fee will entitle you to membership until 31st December 2013 and entry to the 2013 PDC Q-School (You would need to register before Tuesday 15th January deadline)
You are a Full PDPA Member if you are invited onto the PDC Pro-Tour i.e. you are in the Top 64 on the PDC Order of Merit as of the cut off date (Following the conclusion of all 2012 events i.e. 2-1-13), an invite and you fullfill the criteria OR you qualify via the PDC Q-School.
Associate Member: Fee £200 (Q-School Entry Fee) You are an associate member if you did not qualify for the pro-tour but played in the Q-School and are on the QSOoM (Q-School Order of Merit Table). Also for players who join during the season, or Non-UK Based members without a Tour Card Fee £400 Full Associate Member
Day Membership: Day membership is only available in events outside the UK, your fee as a day member is your entry fee paid to enter the event either via the qualifiers or the main draw to your local organiser. Entry into events as a Day Member constitutes acceptance of all PDC and DRA rules.
From 2013 all day members will receive PDPA/PDC information relating to their day membership prior to play.
Membership Entry deadlines are as follows:
All memberships are required by 15th January 2013 at 12 (noon) If you qualify from Q-School to the main tour, you will have 7 days to register your full membership from the conclusion of the Q-School i.e. 12.00 (noon) 27th January 2013 or your place will be offered to another player from the Q School merit table.
Termination of PDPA Membership
Any PDPA member can terminate their membership IN WRITING ONLY to the PDPA, Unit 34, Carlisle Enterprise Centre, James Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA25BB, UK at any point during the season/year, but must be aware that restrictions may apply. i.e. they would be unable to play in any further PDC events that season.
1/If your membership is terminated or you resign at any point during the year/season you would be ineligible to play in the remaining PDC events of 2013. But you would be able to enter the next PDC-Q School in 2014.
2/UK Open amateur qualifiers: If you terminate or resign at any point after the 2013 Q-School you would be ineligible to play in the UK Open amatuer qualifiers in 2013 only.
3/Day Members If you terminate or resign at any point after the 2013 Q-School you would be ineligible to play as a day member for the remainder of the 2013 season only.
To Pay Your PDPA Upgrade Membership ‘Tour Card’ follow PayPal instructions below1-If you are upgrading your PDPA Membership i.e. you win a Tour Card at Q-School please use this payment schedule below ‘£200′ 3-Enter the players name in the box provided above the PayPal icon 4-Click the £200 Pay Now button and follow the PayPal instructions 5-You will receive a receipt
Tour Card Membership Upgrade Fee £200
NOTE: You must read and understand the PDPA Constitution, Code of Conduct and the DRA Rules below as you will be signing your application form agreeing to the terms and conditions of these.
|2013 PDC Q-School Information Sheet|
|PDPA 2013 Q-School Membership Application Form.pdf|
|PDPA 2013 Code Of Conduct.pdf|
|PDPA 2013 Constitution.pdf|
|DRA Sanction Form|