PDC Unicorn Development Tour 13-16 Event Brief
Alcoholic/Soft Drinks/Water Drinks & Food: Please be aware that no players or guests are allowed to bring any drinks/food into the venue for any of these events. All players and guests will be subject to a bag search by PDC Europe Security before admission to the venue is granted. Only alcoholic/soft drinks/water or food bought inside the venue are allowed to be consumed.
Development Tour Table & Info Area: Click Here
Entry is open to ANY darts player, other than players inside the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit as of the 2nd January 2019, if they move into the top 32 during the season that they are still eligible.
Players who have previously entered PDC tournaments:
Would enter as normal through the PDC Online Entry System CLICK HERE
Any New Players:
Would need to first register their details with the PDC Online Entry System CLICK HERE (This is a draft form for any player registering for sport radar) before entering. You will then receive your servasport log on details to enter. You will need to retain the same Username and Password details for entries throughout the year so please note these down!
- Entry costs £25 per event, with £10,000 per event available in prize money.
- Games in Development Tour events are the best of 7 legs up to the Quarter-Finals.
- Games from the Quarter-Finals will be best of 9 legs.
- There are two events per day being held across 32 boards
Both PDC Unicorn Development Tour events will be staged as follows:
8.00am - Doors Open
8.00am / 9.30am – Registration for the day’s first event. Players entered into both events will be registered for both events on arrival.
9.30am - Registration closes and Draw Done
30 Minutes after the draw is announced the event will start
Before 12.30pm – Players competing only in the day’s second event must register by this time. The start of the second event, to begin as soon as possible after the first event ends.
Registration and Toe the Oche:
Players must register at the PDC Registration desk before 09.30hrs on the day at the latest, It is the players responsibility to make sure your name is crossed off and registered, and not just to walk past and expect it to be, the draw and schedule of play will then take place and games will commence 30 minutes later.
The draw will be available on the TV screens in the venue, with an A-Z of player's names and drawn board. You must be at your board when your game is due, or you may risk disqualification.
Please keep your eye on the board and when you are due to play. The PDC reserves the right to amend the schedule of play if necessary; any amendments will be posted on the website and in the venue.
Notice for all PDPA Members on registering your Pro-Tour Guest Passes:
Players will only be allocated TWO NON-TRANSFERABLE bona-fide guest each at the Development Tours, and they must provide their names and days attending to the security desk on arrival.
Please note that no one wearing football shirts or shorts of any kind are allowed. Tracksuit bottoms or joggers will be at the discretion of staff if you have a valid reason i.e. a medical issue etc (A medical certificate may be required) No children under 11 years old will be admitted. ID for proof of age may be required. Players need to note that their guests are their responsibility, and they need to make sure that they dress and act appropriately.
The format is best of 7 legs, up to the Quarter-Finals when it will be best of 9 legs throughout; the player on the left of the draw will throw first for the bull to determine who throws first in odd-numbered legs.
Runner Up £1,000
Semi Finals £500
Quarter Finals £300
Last 16 £200
Last 32 £100
Last 64 £50
Is paid by BACS to the account you have provided details for on the PDC Bank Details Form. If you have not provided your details please email the PDPA [email protected] or the PDC Accounts Department [email protected] and ask for a form. These forms will also be available at the event and MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PLAYER
Players are reminded about their behaviour and it is your own responsibility to behave in an acceptable manner. Players must not drink alcohol in the playing area, bottled water only is allowed (Not in Glasses) The tournament director has the power to stop a game and award the game to the opponent of any player whom the tournament director decides is behaving in a way which is damaging to the sport, the PDC, the PDPA, its sponsors or broadcasters.
Rules & Dress Code:
These events will be played under Darts Regulation Authority Rules, and in accordance with the PDC Order of Merit rules which are available at www.pdc.tv The full DRA Rule Book is available at www.thedra.co.uk Queries regarding individual attire should be addressed to the ProTour Manager ahead of the event you are participating in.
With regards to footwear, the DRA rule 5.17.1 applies: Players are not permitted to wear jeans: Neither shall they wear trousers or skirts made with courdroy material which has been fashioned in a "Jeans Style". No training shoes will be allowed unless the player provides written medical reasons from a qualified practitioner. The restriction shall apply to any form of "Track Suit" attire. The final decision will rest with the Tournament Director.
For the benefit of competing players and their guests, mobile phones must be turned onto silent before entering the playing area. You are allowed to use mobile phones within the playing area to text, message and browse the internet. The making or receiving of calls in the playing area is forbidden. This includes the bar area.
If you need to make a phone call you must leave the playing area and go outside the venue. It is also forbidden for Players and/or their guests to take photographs within the playing area. Where a Player or Registered Agent fails to comply with this rule it will lead to a referral to the Darts Regulation Authority for possible disciplinary action. Guests who breach this rule will be asked to leave the Arena.
Please note that Players are responsible for their guests at all time when they are attending an event.
Contacts prior to the event:
Should any player have any queries about these events please ring PDC Tournament Director Graham Fairhurst on 0191 251 0255 during office hours: Mobile 07930 975240 or call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180. Email [email protected]
PDC/PDPA Contacts at the Event:
PDC Pro-Tour Manager Scott Gibling 07932 501501 email [email protected] PDPA Representative Andy Scott 07973 765936 or email [email protected] or PDC-Europe Carsten Arlt +49 152 25297343 [email protected]
The Official PDC-Europe Hotel is:
Van der Valk Hildesheim, Markt 4, 31134 Hildesheim, Germany
Map for hotel:
- Single room €102.00 Inc Breakfast
- Double room €134.00 inc Breakfast
- No Refunds
To book please email PDC Europe [email protected] with your room requirements.
Tina & Katie at Travel Counsellors also have options SEE Travel for contact Details.
Travel to the HILDESHEIM
Halle 39, Schinkelstraße 7, 31137 Hildesheim, Germany
For All Flights:
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.
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: 0161 826 6790
- Tina Mobile: 07510580427
- Facebook: @travelwithKatieFrench
- Twitter: @Katie_TCtravel
Hannover-Langenhangen 45km (28m)
There is only 2 shuttles on this weekend, so they are booked on a first come first served basis. To book please email [email protected] with your name and all flight details. PLEASE NOTE: these are only provided within reasonable times around the event, if your flights are outside these you may be disappointed.
Taxis in Germany:
These are quite dear in Germany, for a one way trip it costs around €75 (£50) so if there is a few of you it is worth doing.
Travel in Germany:
Hanover Airport to Hildesheim is straightforward, one change at Hanover Main Station then direct, around an hours journey.
The Hotel 'Van Der Valk' is only 4km (2.7m) from the venue and 800m from the train station.
For ICE Trains in Germany CLICK HERE