In 2018 the PDC Q-School will be from 2 venues: Wigan in the UK for the UK Q-School & Hildesheim, Germany for the European Q-School.
Information for both 2018 PDC Q-School’s will be announced in late November 2017, prior to entries opening on 28th November.
Full details of the Qualifying School will be announced in due course, however for clarity for players the two events will be split between European players and players from the UK, Ireland and Rest of the World.
The UK Qualifying School at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan. Will be open to players from the UK, Ireland and Rest of the World (non-European countries).
The European Qualifying School will be open to players who are citizens of European nations including: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.
Thursday 18th January – Sunday 21st January
UK Q-School – Robin Park Tennis Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, UK.
Entry Fee: (NOT YET AVAILABLE)
£*** (Via PDC Servasport)
This includes your Q-School entry fee (£***) and your (£**) DRA Sanction fee.
Tuesday 16th January at 14.00 Hours
FOR THE FULL INFORMATION AND HOW TO ENTER THE 2018 PDC Q-SCHOOL: CLICK HERE
Registration on the day:
Players need to register daily by 11.00 am with a 12.00 noon start. If you do not register you will not be in the draw for that day.
- 09.00 - Doors Open
- 09.00 - 11.00 Registration
- 11.00 - Registration closes, and the draw is done
- 12.00 - Toe the oche
- 18.30 - Event conludes
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 asked to mark the first game on the board so be aware and check if this is you.
Best of 9 legs throughout
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.ukQueries 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.
You must switch off your 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. 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. For an Emergency Number please use the numbers at the bottom of the page.
Should any player have any queries about these events please ring PDC Pro-Tour Manager Keith Bisby on Mobile 07860155885 or call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180 during office hours. Email [email protected] Or your PDPA representative Alan Warriner-Little 07798693998 Email [email protected]
Hotels in Wigan:
The PDPA have secured a corporate rate in 2018 at the Wigan Oak Mercure Hotel in Wigan:
Wigan Oak Mercure Hotel, Orchard Street, Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom WN1 3SS
This corporate rate is £63.00 Single & £70.00 Twin/Double and this will include:
- Overnight accommodation
- Full Breakfast
- Free WiFI
- Free Parking
- Free Cancellation up to 2pm on day of arrival (If booked individually)
Phone the hotel on 01942 826888 and QUOTE Professional Darts Players. OR email the hotel direct [email protected]
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 available in the Wigan within a short drive or taxi to the venue:
- M6 Junction 25
- M6 Junction 26
- The City Centre
CLICK HERE to book your Premier Inn, and add your details for Premier Inns in Wigan
i.e. Add Wigan, your dates and pick your choice of the 3 Premier Inns.
Booking.com in Wigan:
For alternative choices including in Wigan please CLICK HERE
Travel to the Robin Park Centre, WIGAN
Robin Park Tennis Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire
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
For your security and safety please use the PDPA official Travel Partner 'Travel Counsellors' 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.