European Tour 2017 Information
Information, rules and where to play on the 2017 European Tour.
The European Tour kicks off in 2017 with the UK Qualifier for the German Darts Championship (ET1) at the Metrodome in Barnsley on Friday March 10th.
There are 12 European Tour events in 2017, following these events the European Tour Order of Merit Table ‘ETOoM’ will feature with just the prize money won from these 12 events. The top 32 from this table will qualify for the 2017 Unibet European Championship in Hasselt, Belgium 27th-29th October.
These 12 events also go on the OoM & PTOoM. For all the European Tour and Qualifier dates, including information, hotels and event brief please go to the calendar CLICK HERE:
Rules and where you can enter/qualify:
Entry to European Tour Qualifiers (Not UK ‘Q’): is open to any player from the relevant nations on payment of the relevant entry fee. However, once a player has participated in two European or Host Nation qualifying events in any one calendar year, that player must become a PDPA ProTour member in order to participate in further qualifying events that year.
Nordic & Baltic or East European qualifier entrants are not subject to this rule for 2017.
Entry to European Tour UK Qualifiers: is open to any Tour Card Holder and any player who finished in the top 32 of UK and non-European players (including ties) on the QSOoM Table. (Any player who has 5 points or more on the Q-School Order of Merit Table)
European Tour events will be played with a 48-player main draw consisting of the top 16 ranked entered players from the ProTour Order of Merit and 32 qualifiers. The top 16 ranked entered players from the ProTour Order of Merit will be exempted and seeded in to the last 32 where they will play the 16 winners from the matches involving the 32 qualifiers.
Seeds Prize Money Rule:
Seeded players who lose their last 32 match in the event will not be credited with prize money on to the Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit or European Tour Order of Merit, however they shall still receive full prize money payment.
A player in the top 16 of the ProTour Order of Merit may opt to enter the relevant qualifier for the event in order to ensure any prize money won, even if that player loses his first game, counts on the relevant Orders of Merit. In order to be placed in the qualifier, a player must inform the PDC of his request in writing at the time of entry.
A player who qualifies for a European Tour event as a qualifier but later becomes a seed due to the withdrawal of one or more other players shall be credited with their prize money on the relevant Orders of Merit regardless of how far they progress in the event.
The 32 qualifiers shall come from the following qualifying tournaments:
UK Qualifier (18): shall produce 18 players from those entered and eligible under rule 4.4. Players with the following nationalities are eligible to enter: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.
West & South Europe Qualifier (8): shall produce 8 players from those entered and eligible under rule 4.4. Players with the following nationalities are eligible to enter: Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra, Italy, San Marino, Monaco, Malta, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey.
Host Nation Qualifier (4): shall produce 4 players from those entered and eligible under rule 4.4. Players with the same nationality as the location of the relevant event are eligible to enter and in this instance any player with that nationality may not enter the Western Europe qualifier.
Nordic & Baltic Qualifier (1): shall produce 1 player from those entered and eligible under rule 4.4. Players with the following nationalities are eligible to enter: Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
East Europe Qualifier (1): shall produce 1 player from those entered and eligible under rule 4.4. Players with the following nationalities are eligible to enter: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and any state not listed here which falls within the EADC region.
Schedule Clash Rule:
Any player who is unable to enter the West & South Europe or Host Nation qualifier due to a scheduling clash with an event in which they have been invited by the PDC, shall be deemed eligible to enter the UK qualifier for the event.
World Members (Not UK/European or Nordic):
PDPA members who are not of a nationality covered by the above qualification criteria (i.e. non-European) may participate in the UK qualifier. Non-PDPA members who are not of a nationality covered by the above qualification criteria (i.e. non-European) may participate in the West Europe qualifier on payment of the relevant fee and under the same criteria as West Europe players regarding PDPA Non-UK ProTour Membership.
The draws for the main event, takes place the day before the main event, usually prior to any European or Host Nation Qualifiers in the venue.
Unibet European Championships
Hasselt, Belgium ‘ITV4’
Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th October