European Q-School Event Brief:
All players must Register their details with the new system at this link (existing PDC players are required to do this with the new system to ensure that your details are correct).
Following your registration, you will receive an email to confirm that you are available to enter tournaments, and at this stage you can login to make your entry to the relevant Qualifying School. This verification may take up to 48 hours.
Registration at Q-School and Toe the Oche:
Players must register at the PDC Registration desk before 11.00am every 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 at 12.00noon on all days.
The draw will be available 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.
Registration times for Thursday 3rd/Sunday 6th January 2019:
09:00 - Doors will open to players and their guest
09:00/11:00 Registration, any player not registered by 11.00 will not be in the draw for the that day
11.00 - Registration closes and draw takes place
12:00 - Event Begins
17.00 - Event Concludes (Approximately)
Players will only be allocated only ONE NON-TRANSFERABLE bona-fide guest each day at the European Q-School, all guests must register at the security desk upon 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 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.
This event works on a “loser marks” basis, so please make sure you are available to mark the next game if you lose. You may also be required to mark the first game on the board, so be aware of any announcements. Failure to mark may result in a DRA referral and/or removal of your entry for subsequent days.
Players will earn one point per win, these are only from the last 128 onwards. So if you lose in the final you will get 6 points in total i.e.
- Last 256 No Points
- Last 128 No Points
- Reach Last 64 = 1 Point
- Reach Last 32 + 1 Point (= 2 Points Total)
- Reach Last 16 + 1 Point (= 3 Points Total)
- Reach Quarters + 1 Point (= 4 Points Total)
- Reach Semis + 1 Point (= 5 Points Total)
- Runner-Up - + 1 Point (= 6 Points Total)
- Daily Winner - Wins a 2 Year PDC Tour Card
If there are any ties, firstly it will be your total match wins then total leg wins then total leg difference, if players are still tied a play off will be arranged.
PDPA Membership Forms:
Players will be required to complete their contacts update information via a link that is emailed to them. If you have not got it, first check your spam folders and then check with Andy or Jacques at the venue.
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 any queries regarding individual attire should be addressed to the ProTour Manager ahead of the event you are participating in, see below.
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". Black trousers are the required option. 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.
Players Please Note: Please be aware that no players or guests are allowed to bring alcoholic drinks into the venue FULL STOP for any of these events. All players and guests will be subject to a bag search by PDC Security before admission to the venue is granted. Only alcoholic drinks bought inside the venue are allowed to be consumed. If you have any alcohol in your bag you need to remove it prior to entering the arena, or you may be subject to a DRA referral.
Alcoholic Drinks/Soft Drinks/Water/Food
Players Please Note: Please be aware that no players or guests will be allowed to bring any alcoholic or soft drinks (including water) or any food into the venue for any of these events.
All players and guests will be subject to a bag search by PDC Security before admission to the venue is granted. Only alcoholic drinks/soft drinks and food bought inside the venue will be allowed to be consumed. If you have any alcohol/soft drinks/food in your bag you need to remove it prior to entering the arena, or you may be subject to a DRA referral.
Dispensation will be given to people with special dietary needs but you need to inform the PDC Tournament Director and/or the PDC Europe Tournament Director immediately at registration.
Smoking & Drinking:
Smoking is not permitted inside this venue. Smokers should use the designated smoking areas outside of the building. Players are ONLY permitted to drink water during a match. No other drinks can be consumed during a match; this includes having a drink from the table behind you whilst your opponent is throwing or between legs. This rule will be strictly observed.
Any player under the age of 18 drinking alcohol will be immediately eliminated from the event, and will be seen to be bringing the game into disrepute. This also includes those over 18s seen to be supplying alcoholic drinks to players under 18.
Players are not allowed to drink any alcohol during play, this includes a break of play i.e. toilet break etc or you will be disqualified and refered to the DRA. Only bottled water is allowed to be consumed during play.
For the benefit of competing players, you must switch off your mobile phone when you enter the arena: No Internet browsing devices are allowed in the playing area, this includes mobile phones, tablets and PCs.
There are also no cameras allowed in the playing area - this includes cameras, videos and phones with cameras. If you need to make a telephone call, please go outside of the venue/playing area and remember to switch off your phone when you return. The Tournament Director’s decision is final in matters relating to the above.
Please be professional, responsible and appropriate at all times when using social media, you not only reflect yourself but you reflect your sport.
If you need to make a call, please go to the bar/food area or outside away from the playing area. For an Emergency Number in the venue please use the numbers at the bottom of the page of the officials who are at the event.
Contacts prior to the event:
Should any player have any queries about these events please ring PDC Tournament Director Graham Fairhurst +44 7930 975240 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have an issue with your entry please call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180 during office hours or the PDC-Europe contact below.
Contacts at the event:
PDC Pro-Tour Manager Keith Bisby on Mobile +44 7860155885 or Email email@example.com
PDPA representatives Andy Scott +44 7973765936 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org & Jacques Nieuwlaat +31 652 007358 or Email email@example.com
PDC Europe Carsten Arlt +49 152 25297343 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
European Tour events:
If you play at the European Qualifying School, you can enter all European Tour qualifiers in 2019. Entry is FREE but entries must be made prior to the entry deadline.
If you do not gain a Tour Card you will hold PDPA Associate Member status.
This enables you to play in all PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour events, as well as enter Players Championship events, where places up to the maximum of 128 players are available should all Tour Card Holders not enter (based on Challenge Tour Order of Merit rankings at the entry deadline).
The Official PDC-Europe Hotel is:
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- Single room €102.00 Including Breakfast
- Double room €134.00 incl Breakfast
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Deadline to book:
17th December 2018
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