2021 Challenge and Development Tours entries open
Entries are now open for the 2021 PDC Unicorn Challenge and Development Tour events to be staged in the UK and Europe later this year.
The second-tier Challenge Tour features players who competed at the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools but did not win a PDC Tour Card, while the Development Tour allows players aged 16-23* to compete each year.
With ongoing restrictions continuing to affect cross-border travel, the Challenge and Development Tours in 2021 will be split into events in the UK and Europe, with each offering a minimum of two treble-header weekends featuring a pair of £10,000 events on each day.
The UK Challenge Tour will initially see events from August 6-8 and September 3-5 in Milton Keynes, with the European Challenge Tour taking place in Niedernhausen from July 2-4 and September 3-5.
PDPA Associate Members will be able to compete at the venue where they played in the 2021 Qualifying School.
The UK Development Tour will see weekends held from August 20-22 in Milton Keynes and from October 29-31 in Barnsley. The European Development Tour events will be staged in Niedernhausen from August 20-22 and November 5-7.
Each region will operate its own Order of Merit for each tour, with the winner of each securing a PDC Tour Card for 2022/23 and a place in the 2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship
Details are being finalised for the 2021 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship, and will be announced in due course.
* Players can compete in PDC Unicorn Development Tour events from the day they turn 16, with an upper age limit of being 23 or under on January 4 2021. Players who are ranked in the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit on the cut-off date of an event are not eligible to enter those Development Tour events. Development Tour players from outside of the UK or Europe will have the choice of which venue to compete at in 2021.
New players for the PDC Unicorn Development Tour must first register with the PDC Entry System via this link.
All entries will be made through the PDC Entry System via this link.
2021 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour
- July 2-4 – European Challenge Tour Events 1-6, Niedernhausen, Germany
- August 6-8 – UK Challenge Tour Events 1-6, Milton Keynes, England
- September 3-5 – European Challenge Tour Events 7-12, Niedernhausen, Germany
- September 3-5 – UK Challenge Tour Events 7-12, Milton Keynes, England
- UK Challenge Tour events £55 (£5 Supplement) as markers will be provided
- Europe Challenge Tour events £50 no markers provided
2021 PDC Unicorn Development Tour
- August 20-22 – European Development Tour Events 1-6, Niedernhausen, Germany
- August 20-22 – UK Development Tour Events 1-6, Milton Keynes, England
- October 29-31 – UK Development Tour Events 7-12, Barnsley, England
- November 5-7 – European Development Tour Events 7-12, Niedernhausen, Germany
- £25 per event