European Tour 4 & 5 UK Qualifier Event Brief:
Entry to European Tour UK qualifiers is open to any Tour Card Holder and any player who finished in the top 32 (+ Ties) of UK and non-European players (including ties) on the QSOoM Table. (Any player from UK/Ireland who has 5 points or more on the QSOoM Table)
The UK Qualifier 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.
Registration for the ET4 & ET5 UK Qualifier:
13.00 Doors Open
14.00 - 16.00 Registration
If you are not registered by 16.00 you will not be in the draw for the ET4 UKQ
16.00 Registration closes and draw is done
17.00 ET4 UKQ Commences
18.00 ET5 Registration closes, if you have registered for ET4 you will automatically be registered for this second event, this is for players who are only entered in the second event.
21.30 Event Concludes Approximately
*If you qualify for European Tour 4 in Sindelfingen, you need to familiarise yourself with the events details, travel and event brief. CLICK HERE
*If you qualify for European Tour 5 in Gibraltar, you need to familiarise yourself with the events details, travel and event brief. CLICK HERE
Important Notice for all PDPA Members on registering your Pro-Tour Guest Passes: Players will be allowed TWO NON-TRANSFERABLE bona-fide guest each at the ET UK Qualifier and must provide their names to security 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 next 18 players on the PTOoM Table who have entered will be the 18 seeds.
Entries ET4 UKQ:
Kyle Anderson-Nathan Aspinall-Jamie Bain-Mark Barilli-Ronnie Baxter-Steve Beaton-Andy Boulton-John Bowles-Jim Brown-Keegan Brown-Lee Bryant-Stephen Bunting-Richie Burnett-Stephen Burton-Ray Campbell-Jamie Caven-Matt Clark-Jonny Clayton-Richie Corner-Rob Cross-Scott Darbyshire-Matthew Dennant-Chris Dobey-Brendan Dolan-Ritchie Edhouse-Ricky Evans-Ted Evetts-Dean Forde-Craig Gilchrist-Andrew Gilding-Robbie Green-Andy Hamilton-Paul Harvey-John Henderson-Rob Hewson-Steve Hine-Peter Hudson-Adam Hunt-Peter Jacques-Andy Jenkins-Darren Johnson-Wayne Jones-Stuart Kellett-Mervyn King-Aden Kirk-Steve Lennon-Adrian Lewis-Jamie Lewis-Callum Loose-Mickey Mansell-Mick McGowan-Ryan Meikle-Joe Murnan-Tony Newell-Wes Newton-Paul Nicholson-Richard North-William O'Connor-Robert Owen-Kevin Painter-David Pallett-Ryan Palmer-Josh Payne-Devon Petersen-Nigel Pinchen-Justin Pipe-Simon Preston-Chris Quantock-James Richardson-Paul Rowley-Callan Rydz-Warrick Scheffer-Ryan Searle-Kirk Shepherd-Simon Stevenson-Alan Tabern-Scott Taylor-Terry Temple-Robert Thornton-Mick Todd-Ross Twell-Jim Walker-Darren Webster-Mark Webster-Steve West-Ricky Williams-James Wilson-Luke Woodhouse-Jonathan Worsley
Entries ET5 UKQ:
Kyle Anderson-Nathan Aspinall-Jamie Bain-Ronnie Baxter-Steve Beaton-Andy Boulton-John Bowles-Jim Brown-Keegan Brown-Lee Bryant-Richie Burnett-Stephen Burton-Ray Campbell-Jamie Caven-Matt Clark-Jonny Clayton-Richie Corner-Rob Cross-Scott Darbyshire-Matthew Dennant-Chris Dobey-Brendan Dolan-Ritchie Edhouse-Ricky Evans-Ted Evetts-Dean Forde-Craig Gilchrist-Andrew Gilding-Robbie Green-Andy Hamilton-Paul Harvey-John Henderson-Rob Hewson-Steve Hine-Peter Hudson-Adam Hunt-Peter Jacques-Andy Jenkins-Darren Johnson-Wayne Jones-Stuart Kellett-Mervyn King-Aden Kirk-Steve Lennon-Adrian Lewis-Jamie Lewis-Callum Loose-Mickey Mansell-Mick McGowan-Ryan Meikle-Joe Murnan-Tony Newell-Wes Newton-Paul Nicholson-Richard North-William O'Connor-Robert Owen-Kevin Painter-David Pallett-Ryan Palmer-Josh Payne-Devon Petersen-Justin Pipe-Simon Preston-Chris Quantock-James Richardson-Paul Rowley-Callan Rydz-Warrick Scheffer-Ryan Searle-Kirk Shepherd-Simon Stevenson-Alan Tabern-Scott Taylor-Terry Temple-Robert Thornton-Mick Todd-Ross Twell-Jim Walker-Mark Walsh-Darren Webster-Mark Webster-Steve West-Ricky Williams-James Wilson-Luke Woodhouse-Brian Woods-Jonathan Worsley
The format is best of 11 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.
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.
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.
Smoking & Drinking:
Under UK Law, 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 18 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.
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. The Tournament Directors decision is final.
If you need to make a call, please go to the bar/food area away from the playing area.
Should any player have any queries about these events please ring PDC ProTour Manager Keith Bisby: Mobile 07860155885 or call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180 [email protected] Or your PDPA representative Alan Warriner-Little 07798693998 Or Email [email protected]
Hotels in Wigan:
The PDPA have secured a corporate rate at the Wigan Oak Mercure Hotel in Wigan:
Wigan Oak Mercure Hotel, Orchard Street, Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom WN1 3SS
The corporate rate is £70.00 for 2017 and this will include:
- Overnight accommodation
- Full Breakfast
- Free WiFI
- Free Parking
- Free Cancellation up to 2pm on day of arrival (If booked individually)
Le Club Loyalty:
To save an extra 10% on all further bookings at the Wigan Oak Hotel, before booking join the Le Club Loyalty Scheme. As part of Accor we offer the Le Club loyalty scheme which comes with the following incentives:
100 complimentary bonus points for anybody that wishes to sign up with us
Earn points on all stays including food and drink
Redeem points against stays
Can be used to earn points in any Accor hotel which include: Mercure, Novotel, Sofitel, Ibis, Pullman, MGallery, Ibis Styles
10% extra off the best available rates in Mercure hotels only
The 10% discount is only off the rack rate which is the best available rate which you can get online or by phoning the hotel. This does not include the corporate rate.
To Sign Up:
Players email [email protected] and give your names and email address so it can be done before your stay and so you can get their cards.
Phone the hotel on 01942 826888 and quote Professional Darts Players.
Unlike other bookings on-line you are able to cancel rooms if booked individually up to 2pm on the day of arrival with no charge, but after that it will be chargeable.
There are 3 Premier Inns in Wigan within a short drive or taxi to the venue:
- M6 Junction 25
- M6 Junction 26
- The City Centre
CLICK HERE and add your details for Premier Inns in Wigan i.e. Add Wigan, your dates and pick your choice of the 3 Premier Inns.
For alternative choices please CLICK HERE via booking.com which is a PDPA official Partner, once you have clicked on the link add your details for a large choice of other hotels in the Wigan area.
Travel to the Robin Park, Wigan
Robin Park Tennis Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, WN50UH
From the South: Leave the M6 at J25, turn left at the roundabout onto the A49 towards Wigan. Continue straight over a roundabout a subsequent sets of traffic lights until you reach a large junction called ‘Saddle Junction’. You will see ASDA in front of you, turn left so that you keep ASDA on your right and there will be a fire station on your left (Robin Park Road). At the traffic lights turn right into Loire Drive, follow this road straight across a mini roundabout and round to the back of the shops. The Sports Centre will be on your left and the Arena on your right
From the North: Leave the M6 at J26 turn right onto the A577 signed towards Wigan. Follow the road through 2 sets of traffic lights and arrive at Saddle Junction. Then follow directions above. There is ample free parking on site, please be aware that on match days parking can be more difficult and charges can apply, also on these days make sure you are in a correct parking area.
Robin Park Tennis Centre is an approximate 5 minutes drive from both Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western Railway Stations, £3/£4 in a Taxi.
There is ample parking at Robin Park, NOTE: During match-days it will be very busy and charges can apply.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL / EGGP) is 25 miles from Wigan
Manchester International Airport (MAN / EGCC) is 29 miles from Wigan
Blackpool Airport is 39 miles from Wigan
The PDPA official Travel Partner 'Travel Counsellors' are here to help all of our members travel requirements in 2015, Katie French at Travel Counsellors is here to give you travel advice, and a professional service.