Template - Date: PDC Q-School 2017

ENTRIES for the 2017 PDC Qualifying School are now open for players wishing to compete on the PDC circuit next year.

The PDC Qualifying School gives ANY darts player their chance to win a PDC Tour Card, with the event being held over four days from January 19-22 at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre.

Each day’s play, with all games over the best of nine legs, will see four players win a two-year Tour Card, with ranking points allocated to other players based on finishing positions.

Following the four days, 16 players will have won an automatic Tour Card, with further Tour Cards to be allocated to players based on final finishing positions in the Q School Order of Merit.


Ranking points are awarded as follows

  • 9 Points – Last Eight defeat
  • 5 Points – Last 16 defeat
  • 3 Points – Last 32 defeat
  • 2 Points – Last 64 defeat
  • 1 Point – Last 128 defeat

The Q School Order of Merit will also be used during 2017 to allocate additional places, in ranking order, to top up Players Championship fields to 128 players should all Tour Card Holders not enter.

Entry Fee:

£280 which includes £250 Qualifying School Entry and £30 DRA Sanction Fee.

Entry Deadline:

Monday January 16th 2017 (2pm)

How To Enter:

Please go to the PDC Q-School area on this website which will give you all the information, forms to fill in and how to enter etc. CLICK HERE

Age Limits:

To compete in the 2017 PDC Qualifying School, players must be aged 16 or over on January 19th 2017.

Qualifying School – Daily Schedule

  • 8am – Doors Open
  • 8am-10am – Registration
  • 10am – Draw made. An open draw with no seedings will be made.
  • 11am – Event Begins. All games will be the best of nine leg.

Players who win a PDC Tour Card will be required to pay a Tour Card Upgrade Fee of £250 to the PDPA to become a Full Member.

Players who play at PDC Qualifying School do not win a Tour Card will be classed as PDPA Associate Members, and will be eligible to compete in:

  • All PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour events
  • UK Open Qualifiers
  • European Tour Qualifiers (These TBC)
  • Players Championship events (in ranking order up to 128 players)

Players who enter PDC Qualifying School but do not compete are not classed as a PDPA Member and will only be eligible for “Challenge Tour Only Membership”, entitling them to play in Challenge Tour events throughout 2017.

For further information, to download PDPA Membership Forms, details of local hotels and travel, please CLICK HERE