Information & Event Brief Austrian Darts Open
ETOoM Table 2019:
There are 13 European Tour events in 2019 the European Tour Order of Merit Table (ETOoM) will come into force, which is the table used only for qualification to the Unibet European Championship Live on ITV4 from Gottingen, Germany.
Following all 13 ET Events, only the prize money won over these 13 events will culminate in the ETOoM Table, the top 32 players from this table will then qualify for Unibet European Championship.
16 Seeds: 1.Michael van Gerwen - 2. Gerwyn Price - 3. Ian White - 4. Daryl Gurney - 5. Adrian Lewis - 6. Rob Cross - 7. Mensur Suljovic - 8. Peter Wright - 9. Jonny Clayton - 10. James Wade - 11. Michael Smith - 12. Dave Chisnall - 13. Joe Cullen - 14. Max Hopp - 15. Ricky Evans - 16. Darren Webster
18 UK TCH Qualifiers: Mervyn King, Andrew Gilding, Steve Beaton, Devon Peterson, Stephen Bunting, Conan Whithead, Steve Lennon, Jamie Bain, John Henderson, Mark Webster, Keegan Brown, Nathan Aspinall, Chris Dobey, Ross Smith, Mark Barilli, Jamie Hughes, Ryan Searle, Mark Wilson.
6 European TCH Qualifiers: Raymond van Barneveld, Kim Huybrechts, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Tytus Kanik, Darius Labanauskas, Dirk van Duijvenbode.
2 Associate/Day Members Qualifier TBC
4 Austrian Host Nation Qualifiers: TBC
1 Eastern Europe: Boris Koltsov
1 PDC N&B: Johan Engstrom
PLAYERS ARE REMINDED THAT ALL TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE VENUE IS THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY.
Registration & Session Times:
The draw for this event will be made on Thursday 2nd May in Graz prior to the Host Nation Qualifier, and will be displayed with the schedule of play on www.pdpa.co.uk & www.pdc.tv This will also be emailed out to players to the email address which is in the PDC Online Entry System (please ensure this is current).
Please ensure that you read this document to familiarize yourself with the scheduled session time(s) for this event. Games from the Last 16 onwards on Sunday 5th May will be played in the Draw Bracket order.
Registration at the Venue:
Players will be required to register at the PDC Control Desk at the Players Entrance no later than one hour before the scheduled time of their match. Any player who fails to register as above will face referral to the DRA. Should a player not register within 30 minutes of their scheduled match then they will be disqualified from the event without exception and not be entitled to receive any prize money from the event.
The PDC reserves the right to amend the schedule of play if necessary. Any amendments will be posted on www.pdc.tv and displayed in the practice room at the venue. Any player who wishes to familiarize themselves with their stage before their First Round match may do so 90 minutes before the start of play, at 11.30am on Friday or Saturday for players in the afternoon session, or 5.30pm on Friday or Saturday for players in the evening session.
Please liaise with the Tournament Director if you wish to do this. All players must have cleared the stage by the time that doors open to the public. Players are permitted to throw a maximum of nine darts during this visit.
Players will be allowed TWO NON-TRANSFERABLE bona-fide guest each. Please note that football shirts of any nature will not be acceptable and persons wearing them will not be admitted.
Qualifiers who win through on Thursday night will be required to register their guest following their qualification.
The format is best of 11 legs up to the Semi Finals, the Semi Finals is best of 13 with the Final best of 15. The player on the left of the draw will throw first for the bull to determine who throws first in odd-numbered legs. As all matches will be played on stage markers will be provided for every match.
Last 16 losers: £3,000
Last 32 losers: £2,000
Last 48 losers: £1,000
Prize Money will be paid by BACS by the PDC within three weeks after the conclusion of the event. All prize money will be subject to a 2% PDPA levy.
The draw bracket will be posted at www.pdc.tv alongside the schedule of play. This event has 16 seeds, who are the top 16 ranked players from the One-Year Rolling Order of Merit entered into the tournament, and the seeds enter at the second round (last 32) stage, with the 32 qualifiers drawn against each other in the first round.
This tournament will be streamed live online and players should be aware that interviews may be required post-match and that all games are being broadcast worldwide.
Players are reminded that it is their own responsibility to behave at all times in an acceptable manner so as to not bring the sport in to disrepute. Players who wish to watch other matches from the main arena are required to change out of their playing shirt before doing so. Players who wish to practice during a session in which they are not competing will be allocated separate practice boards and are asked to dress appropriately for this area, with no shorts or other casual clothing permitted.
Players must not drink alcohol anywhere in the venue other than the Players’ Lounge. This is an offence which will be subject to disciplinary action and result in the player being asked to return to the Players’ Lounge or leave the venue.
If necessary the Tournament Director has the power to stop a game and award the match to the opponent of any player whom he decides is behaving in a way which is damaging to the sport, the PDC, its sponsors or broadcasters.
Following the completion of the final, both players must remain on stage for the trophy presentation, and any subsequent interviews, until they are released from their obligations to the media by the PDC’s Media Manager or Tournament Director. Failure to do this will result in the player concerned being reported to the DRA.
Rules & Dress Code
Players are required to wear trousers, collared shirts and dark shoes. Darts Regulation Authority rules and regulations will be in place for this tournament, including dress code of: no jeans, trainers, t-shirts or shorts. Players are advised to refer to the PDC’s published Order of Merit rules for 2019, which are available on www.pdc.tv and the Darts Regulation Authority Rules, which are available at www.thedra.co.uk
Players’ shirts should adhere to standard TV rules relating to sponsors’ logos, as clarified here:
Players Shirts Number and Location of Patches : Players will be permitted to wear up to four of their own patches on their shirt. Additionally, the PDC may provide players with up to two patches which must be worn in the spaces named below.
Right-handed players should position their own logos in the following order of priority:
- Lower Right chest (position 2)
- Upper Left chest (position 3)
- Lower Left chest (position 4)
- Left Sleeve (position 6)
The PDC’s two logos will be positioned, if required, as follows:
- Upper Right chest (TBC– position 1)
- Right Sleeve (TBC – position 5)
FOR LEFT HANDED PLAYERS, POSITIONS ONE AND SIX ARE REVERSED WITH THE TITLE SPONSOR WORN IN POSITION SIX AND THE ASSOCIATE SPONSOR IN POSITION ONE AND POSITIONS TWO, THREE, FOUR AND FIVE BEING FREE FOR THEIR OWN SPONSORS.
General Advertising Regulations:
Logos must NOT exceed six square inches in total area – this includes any background surrounding the logo. Acceptable dimensions are 6×1 inches, 2.45 x 2.45 inches, 4.55 x 1.33 inches, 3 x 2 inches. No other dimensions will be accepted.
No advertising logos are allowed on a player’s back or collar. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WEAR A SHIRT WHICH WILL NEED LOGOS COVERING UP AS THIS DOES NOT COME ACROSS PROFESSIONALLY ON TELEVISION.
No slogans (eg Drive Bill’s cars) are allowed, only the company details (eg Bill’s Cars).
Players’ individual logos which define their identity, for example initials, are permitted in moderation on their shirts.
Smoking & Drinking:
Players are not permitted to drink anything but water during play. Smoking is only permitted in the designated areas outside of the main buildings.
PDC/PDPA/PDC Europe Contact:
Should any player have any queries whatsoever about this event please call PDC ProTour Manager Graham Fairhurst on +44 (0)7930 975 240 or email via [email protected]
OR at the event your PDPA representative Andy Scott +44 (0) 7973765936 or via email [email protected] PDC Europe: [email protected]
The Official PDC-Europe Hotel is:
Ramada Hotel, Seering 10, 8141 Premstätten, Graz, Austria
Click Here For all the hotel details.
Both per night, including breakfast.
Please email PDC Europe: [email protected] Players must note, that all hotel policies must be adhered to, including all booking payments, this is not the responsibility of PDC-Europe.
Travel to the GRAZ:
Schwarzlsee, Thalerhofstraße 85, 8141 Unterpremstätten, Graz, Austria
Graz Airport 5.2 miles (8.4km)
Vienna Airport is 127 miles away, and a 3 hour train journey to Graz, a hire car is a good option if there is a few of you, for the map of Vienna to Graz CLICK HERE
You can also get a flight from Vienna to Graz as an option.
For alternative options i.e. Bus, Train etc CLICK HERE
Is ONLY from Graz Airport (10 min) From this airport to the official Hotel.
To book your shuttle:
Please email [email protected] with your name and all flight details.
For All Flights:
NOTE: Please note, book your flight ASAP we have been informed that flights around this time can be very costly, i.e. over £1,000. Another option is a flight to Vienna and get the train into Graz.
For your security and safety we recommend using the PDPA official Travel Partner ‘Travel Counsellors’ who are here to help all of our members travel requirements, Katie French and Tina Tomlinson at Travel Counsellors are here to give you travel advice, and a professional service.