The 2021 PDC European Qualifying School in February from Niedernhausen, Germany starts on Monday the 8th.
Stage One will be held in two blocks of three:
- Stage 1a February 8th-10th
- Stage 1b February 11th-13th
- Final Stage February 14th-17th
Should any players who have already entered and are not now be able to attend, they can receive a refund of their entry fee up to the start of Q-School on request to the PDC Tournament Director firstname.lastname@example.org
ALLOCATIONS STAGE ONE
Allocations for (1a) and (1b) are at the bottom of this page.
These qualifiers will appear at the bottom of this page when available
Space is very limited and only parents/guardians of under 18s and DRA Registered Agents will be permitted AND ONLY IF space allows, medical exemptions are also permitted with evidence of this and all guests must be sent to email@example.com prior to event.
COVID TESTING AT THE EVENT
Please refer to the information sent to you direct as both venues are subject to Covid Testing, please note, your test result to enter Germany must be sent to PDC Europe prior to travel into Germany firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your details using the PDPA’s online Membership System which will be sent to you shortly following your entry from the PDPA, via a no reply email (With a link on it)
First Stage – Stage 1a and 1b
First Stage will consist of three days of play, with each day’s play featuring a random draw without seedings and games over the best of 11 legs.
Players are split into one of two three-day blocks in the UK and Europe for Stage One.
With 32 players exempt through to Final Stage in the UK Qualifying School, UK Stage One will be required to produce a total of 96 players.
With 18 players exempt through to Final Stage in the European Qualifying School, European Stage One will be required to produce a total of 110 players.
The last four players on each day of Stage 1A and 1B will qualify by right for Final Stage. All other players will receive one point per victory from the first full round onwards on each day (defined as a round played without byes caused by the draw), and the respective three-day blocks will operate their own Order of Merit to provide further qualifiers for Final Stage, as follows:
- UK Q-School Stage 1a/1b will each provide 36 players from their respective OoM
- Euro Q-School Stage 1a/1b will each provide 43 players from their respective OoM
Combined Orders of Merit will be used in the UK and Europe respectively (combining players from Stage 1a and 1b who did not initially qualify for Final Stage) to create a reserve list should any player(s) be unable to compete in Final Stage at either venue.
The UK and European Qualifying Schools Final Stage will each feature 128 players, comprised as follows (split per venue as per geographical eligibility):
- PDC Tour Card Holders from 2020 who lost their Tour Card.
- Players who finished in the Top 16 of the 2020 PDC Challenge Tour Order of Merit
- Players who finished in the Top 16 of the 2020 PDC Development Tour Order of Merit
- Qualifiers from the First Stage of Qualifying School (however many are needed to make up 128 after the above three criteria have been fulfilled)
Final Stage will consist of four days of play, with each day’s play featuring a random draw without seedings and games over the best of 11 legs. As each Final Stage has 128 players, the winner on each day at both the UK Qualifying School and European Qualifying School will receive a PDC Tour Card.
Additional Tour Cards at each event will then be on offer for players from the Final Stage Orders of Merit in the UK and Europe. All players will receive one point per victory from the Last 64 onwards on each day of Final Stage to form the Final Stage Orders of Merit.
The split of the 21 additional Tour Cards across both Qualifying Schools will be allocated pro-rata based on the final number of players who participate in Stage 1A and 1B combined at each Qualifying School plus the players exempt to Final Stage, and will be confirmed ahead of the commencement of Final Stage.
For both the Stage One and Final Stage Orders of Merit, players level on Points Won shall be split by Leg Difference, then Legs Won, then Overall Average (based on DartConnect scoring) and then a Play-Off if necessary. Leg Difference and Legs Won only count from games where Points are allocated (complete rounds in First Stage and Last 64 onwards in Final Stage).
Wins by virtue of a walkover in any round where Points are allocated shall be counted as a 5-0 win. If a player withdraws midway through a match their opponent shall be awarded the win by 5 legs to however many legs the withdrawing player has won at the time of withdrawal.
Players who do not win a PDC Tour Card but compete in at least the first day of their allocated Qualifying School dates will become PDPA Associate Members and be eligible to compete on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour in 2021.
Players who do not intend on competing in all days must compete at least in Day One of their allocated dates, due to the Covid-19 protocols in place for these events.
Allocation Draws for 1a and 1b
Stage 1a (127 Players)
Stage 1b (126 players)
Danny de Graaf
Jeffrey De Graaf
Jandirk de Groot
Joey de Jong
Mathieu De Loos
Ryan De Vreede
Tom Veje Kristensen
Ignacio Moreno Gaston
Claus Bendix Nielsen
Brian Rohmann Andersen
Wesley van den Broek
Robert van der Heijden
Gijsbert Van malsen
Erik van Manen
Danny van Trijp
Marvin van Velzen
Kevin Van Wauwe
FINAL STAGE 128
17 players exempt to Final Stage:
Toni Alcinas, Sebastian Bialecki, Christian Bunse, Jan Dekker, Kevin Doets, Marko Kantele, John Michael, Damian Mol, Geert Nentjes, Brian Raman, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Martin Schindler, Benito van de Pas, Vincent Van der Meer, Jitse Van der Wal, Maikel Verberk, Niels Zonneveld
12 Stage 1a Daily Qualifiers:
Michael Plooy, Adam Gawlas, Lorenzo Pronk, Richard Veenstra, Wenig Lukas, Michael Rasztovits, Boris Kolzsov, Davy Proosten
43 Stage 1a Merit Table Qualifiers:
12 Stage 1b Daily Qualifiers:
43 Stage 1b Merit Table Qualifiers:
Reserve list from QSOoM if 128 not gained:
tbc at present x1
The official PDC Europe hotel/venue for this event is below.
H+ Hotel, Wiesbaden, Zum Grauen Stein 1, 65527 Niedernhausen, Germany
This hotel can ONLY be booked via PDC-Europe Gabi Brock email@example.com if you have already booked this via another hotel search engine, or have booked another hotel you will need to be cancel and re-booked as above, as you will only be able to play at Q-School if you are in this hotel via this booking route. If you fail to do this and turn up with an another booking you may well be turned away.
85€ Single - Including Breakfast
95€ Double/Twin - Including Breakfast
On all PDC & PDPA announcements and correspondence, you have been advised to ONLY BOOK refundable/amendable accommodation and travel during these unprecedented times.
We now know there HAS to be one procedure for hotel bookings so that the events fulfil the authorities requirements in order to allow the events to be staged, which is non-negotiable.
We are very much aware of the issues players now have due to this change and although sympathetic, we are not in control of the regulations which are placed upon us due to the pandemic. We can only advise you using the information we have at the time.
As it stands, the events would not go ahead if this hotel status was not in force and it is mandatory for players (even those who live close by) to stay at the official hotels to maintain a bubble. This means any previous hotels bookings at these hotels via any route which was not the PDC or PDE Europe will need to be cancelled.
At this point you will be able to check whether you are in the 1A or 1B draws allowing you secure your accommodation date requirements via the PDC or PDC Europe.
The current global issue is not an easy situation for anyone of us.
The most important priority is to try and make sure the events go ahead with the complete knowledge that every effort is made by all to ensure a safe environment. We all have a responsibility to follow all the correct guidelines and health protocols.
The situation is constantly being monitored and if there are any changes or any further updates, everyone will be informed as soon as is possible either via email from us or via official PDC, PDC Europe and PDPA websites and social media channels. Do not rely on any other sources for factual information.
Travel to the NIEDERNHAUSEN:
H+ Hotel, Wiesbaden, Zum Grauen Stein 1, 65527 Niedernhausen, Germany
Directions to hotel/venue CLICK HERE
Dear Euro Q-School participant, PDC Europe has provided us with this document CLICK HERE describing all COVID testing and quarantine procedures in Germany, in particular in Hesse, which includes the district of Niedernhausen.
PDC Europe is in close contact with the local authorities and assumes that the Q-School will fall under the exemption for "International Sporting Events" described in the document:
"Persons who are accredited by the respective organising committee for the preparation, participation, conduct and follow-up of international sporting events or who are invited by a national sports federation to participate in training and instructional activities (negative PCR test result required)."
This means that you must:
- Have a letter of invitation from the organisers of the event (PDC Europe), which you will receive by e-mail from Gabi Brock.
- Have a negative PCR test in German, French or English language, which is not older than 48 hours after swabbing before entering Germany. This paper results document is required when checking into the hotel. (Important: without this negative PCR test in paper form, checking into the hotel is not possible).
- This test result MUST also be sent to PDC Europe prior to travel firstname.lastname@example.org
- All players must stay at the H+ Hotel in Niedernhausen.
Please read all the information so that you are prepared to enter Hessen from other parts of Germany and other countries. If you need further help in understanding the protocols, please contact Gabi.Brock@pdc-europe.tv
2021 EUROPEAN Q-SCHOOL PRE-EVENT CHECKLIST
- Negative COVID test for arrival in Germany
- Required forms to fill in
- Hotel Bookings
- PDC Europe letter for exemption of quarantine
- COVID test upon arrival to Hotel/Venue
- Negative COVID test for departure home
- If a Positive test result is received
- Health guidelines
- Event registration times
Have you arranged your Covid Test prior to entering Germany? The current rules state you will need a negative COVID to arrive in Germany. You will need a valid PCR-Test (not a NHS or Government App test) taken no longer than 48 hours prior to your departure to Germany. You must keep the test result on paper or in an electronic document in German, English or French, as the result is required for check in at the hotel. This should personalised and have all your relevant data on, and be forwarded to PDC Europe prior to travel email@example.com
Form to fill in if you have come from a risk area? If you been in a risk area in the last 10 days you must fill in this online form CLICK HERE
Event hotel must be booked via PDC Europe: This is the only hotel you can use to play in the event, and it can only be booked via PDC Europe. Please ask for any details you require when you book i.e. check in/check out times, can you stay for stage 2 if you get through stage 1a etc. Bookings and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Exemption from Quarantine Invitation Letter: PDC Europe is in close contact with the local authorities and assumes that the Q-School will fall under the exemption for "International Sporting Events": "Persons who are accredited by the respective organising committee for the preparation, participation, conduct and follow-up of international sporting events or who are invited by a national sports federation to participate in training and instructional activities (negative PCR test result required)."
This means that you must have a letter of invitation from the organisers of the event (PDC Europe), which you will receive by e-mail from Gabi Brock email@example.com
COVID testing will also take place at the venue/hotel in Germany: This will be upon your arrival at the hotel/venue between the hours of 09.00-21.00.
Have you arranged a test for returning home after the event? All countries now require a Negative COVID test prior to departure. This is not organised by PDC Europe. You will need to plan for this yourself. Testing can be done at Frankfurt Airport with Centogene, but you will need to register and book it first at this website https://www.centogene.com/corona.html Other test centres can be found here https://www.kvhessen.de/coronatests/
Make sure you are fully aware of the self-isolation/quarantine rules that will apply to you when you return to your own region or country.
If a Positive test result is received: If you do receive a positive test result, you will need to return home to self-isolate and need to allow for this possibility in your travel plans. If you have any issues with getting home, please speak to PDC Europe staff.
Daily Temperature Checks: You will also need to have daily temperature checks, if this is high, you will be asked to take again in 30 minutes, if it is still high you will not be eligible to enter.
Follow all current health guidelines to stay safe: Face masks, social distancing, wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitiser, and do not travel if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or have any of the symptoms.
Face Masks: German authorities recommend using the FFP2 face mask.
Registration times:Event registration is between 09.00 and 11.00 daily, with events starting at 12 noon daily.
Note: If you have your own practice dart board set up, bring it with you for use inside your hotel room.