A new Players Championship weekend will be played on March 28-29 in Milton Keynes to replace the postponed European Tour event in Germany.
The European Darts Open in Leverkusen, which was originally planned for March 27-29, has been postponed following measures put in place by the regional federal government in Germany.
As a result, the PDC will now stage two £75,000 Players Championship events at the Marshall Arena on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29. The tournaments will be streamed live online through PDCTV, with two streams available simultaneously throughout each event.
The entries for these events will appear at the bottom of the page after the deadline.
REGISTRATION ON SATURDAY 28th/SUNDAY 29th March:
Players must register at the PDC Registration desk before 11.00am on Saturday and Sunday 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 12.00 Noon on both days.
The draw will be available on the TV screens in the venue, with an A-Z of player's names and drawn board and also via the DartConnect APP. 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.
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
18.00 - Event Concludes (Approximately)
Players will only be allocated ONE NON-TRANSFERABLE bona-fide guest each PDC Players Championship event and they must provide their name and days attending to the Tournament Director Graham Fairhurst via email or call the number underneath no later that 10pm on the Thursday prior to the weekends events (Thursday 26th March)
If your guest details are not provided, their entry to the event may be refused.
Graham Fairhurst 0191 251 0255 during office hours, Mobile 07930 975240 or email [email protected]
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.
PDC Players Championship events are streamed. Players need to be aware of this and continue to follow all rules and regulations. Players will be informed ASAP if they are on a streamed board.
PDC Players Championship are seeded events. All other players are drawn at random.
Players Championship events feature on the PDC OoM, PTOoM and the PCOoM
The format is best of 11 legs through to and including the Quarter Finals, the Semi Finals is best of 13 and 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.
All matches will be scored by our markers via the Dart Connect system.
Runner Up £6,000
Semi Finals £3,000
Quarter Finals £2,250
Last 16 £1,500
Last 32 £1,000
Last 64 £500
Is paid by BACS to the account you have provided details for on the PDC Bank Details Form, and are usually paid within 2 weeks of the event. If you have not provided your bank details please download the form from CLICK HERE
PDC Bank forms will be issued to all new players at the Tour Card Induction, and at all events. You must only provide your own bank details or if you have a licensed agent or your parent/guardian. Proof of your account may be needed to verify it is your account.
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.
DRA 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 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.
INTERNET BROWSING & MOBILE PHONES:
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.
PDC CONTACTS PRIOR TO EVENT:
Should any player have any queries about these events please ring PDC Tournament Director Graham Fairhurst 07930975240 or email [email protected] or call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180 during office hours.
CONTACTS AT THE EVENT:
Hotels – Milton Keynes 2020
See below, due to limited constraints we do not currently have a corporate deal with the venue/hotel next door (Double Tree Hilton) Other Hotels including Premier Inn in Milton Keynes:
For any Premier Inn click the banner above or follow this link CLICK HERE These are 5 Premier Inns in the MK area as below
- MK Central
- MK Theatre District
- MK East
- MK South West
- MK South
For any other hotels via booking.com including the DoubleTree click the banner above or follow this link CLICK HERE
Travel to the MILTON KEYNES
Marshall Arena, ArenaMK, Stadium Way West, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK, MK1 1ST
ArenaMK, Stadium Way West, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK1 1ST
ArenaMK is Located in the heart of the UK:
Milton Keynes is the centre point between London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge. It is just 35 minutes by train from Central London. If you are visiting by car, we’re a ten minute drive from junction 14 or seven minutes from junction 13 on the M1. The nearby A5 gives a direct link to the North of England.
London Luton is just 35 minutes away from ArenaMK,
For All Flights:
The PDPA Official Travel Partner ‘Travel Counsellors’ are here to help all of our members travel requirements in 2018, Katie French and Tina Tomlinson at Travel Counsellors is here to give you travel advice, help and a fully professional service.
For your overall security and safety, please use the official PDPA travel partner ‘Travel Counsellors’ if you choose to go your own way, we do not have any further help we can give to you, for changes, shuttles or an early return in case of emergency or early exit from an event.
24/7 service, Expert advice and seamless service, Online flight check-in, Last minute changes and bookings.
To register for this service send the following to Katie French CLICK HERE Full Name (as written on passport), Contact number, Email address, Date of birth, Address, Passport number, Passport issue date, Passport expiry date, Country of issue, Nationality, Nearest departure airport/s
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- Office: 0161 826 6790
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Travel to MK:
We have a shuttle bus for use to/from airports and to/from venue/hotel, there is a charge but cheaper and is obviously someone you can trust. To book any shuttles and for any information including prices please use contact information below.
- Andrew Slinger +44 (0) 7712 206991
- Email [email protected]
Milton Keynes benefits from three railway stations, Bletchley, Central Milton Keynes and Fenny Stratford; all just five minutes away by taxi. The ArenaMK is located within Stadium MK. Stadium MK is also the home to MK Dons FC.
You can also travel by train direct from London Euston to MK if flying into London. CLICK HERE
From Luton Airport Parkway to MK:
This journey can take around 90 minutes and is via Bedford & Bletchley to look at options please go to Virgin Trains website CLICK HERE
By Express Coach:
This takes 30 minutes and costs around £5 CLICK HERE for details
The journey time is around 35 minutes, so could be costly, if there are a few of you this is a good option.CLICK HERE for info and to pre book, it costs from £40 one way including baggage.
Stadium MK has 1,600 car parking spaces. For some events overflow and park and ride facilities may also be available, be aware on match days spaces can be limited.