The PDC will stage a four-event Women's Series in October 2020, giving players the opportunity to qualify for the William Hill World Darts Championship as well as the Grand Slam of Darts.
Please note: due to the current pandemic, changes can occur which are beyond our control, but we will endeavour to inform all players ASAP of any changes, a full and final event brief will be sent to all participants a few days prior to event from The PDC, with a health questionnaire and an official PDC letter for players arriving into the UK
Two places in the 2020/21 World Championship will be on offer for female players based on prize money won across the four events to be held on October 17-18 in Barnsley. The mini-tour will replace the two separate qualifying tournaments for the World Championship which have been staged over the past two years, offering £20,000 prize money in total across the four events.
Entry will be £25 per player per event, and the PDC Women's Series will be open to all female players aged 16 and above. Ahead of the four PDC Women's Series events, a separate, free-to-enter Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier will be staged on Friday October 16, offering one place in November's tournament.
2020 PDC Women's Series Barnsley
Friday October 16th - Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier
Final confirmed times:
- Registration 13.00hrs - 15.00hrs
- Start will be 30 minutes after the draw is displayed
Format GSoD Qualifier: The format is best of nine legs throughout. This event will have an open draw and no seeded players. The draws will be made by the PDC’s Tournament Director following the deadline for registration for each event and displayed on the large screens at the venue.
Saturday October 17th Women’s Series 1 & 2
- Event 1 - Registration 8am -10am
- Start will be 30 minutes after the draw is displayed
- Event 2 - Start as soon as possible after the conclusion of the first event.
Sunday October 18th Women’s Series 3 & 4
- Event 3 Registration 8am - 10am
- Start will be 30 minutes after the draw is displayed
- Event 4 Start as soon as possible after the conclusion of the first event.
Please Note: All players from Event One of that day who have entered Event Two will automatically be registered for Event Two when they register for Event One. Event Two will start as soon as possible following the conclusion of Event One. If you have only entered Event Two, please register at the venue before 1230 BST.
Format Women's Series: Best of seven legs up to and including the quarter-finals. The semi-finals are the best of nine legs and the final is the best of 11 Legs. This event will have an open draw and no seeded players. The draws will be made by the PDC’s Tournament Director following the deadline for registration for each event and displayed on the large screens at the venue.
The winner of the Grand Slam of Darts Qualifier will qualify for this years BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts live on Sky Sports from 16th - 24th November from the Ricoh Arena in Coventry CLICK HERE for event brief.
The PDC Women’s Series tournaments will be streamed live online through the PDC’s website (PDCTV) on Saturday and Sunday. There will be one streaming board which will be used throughout the day, any player asked to play their game on one of these boards must do so as per Rule 4.17 of the 2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules. A PDC official will mark streamed matches.
We encourage players to travel to the PDC Women’s Series individually. However, if you feel that you need to bring one guest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm Thursday October 15 with their name and the reason for accompanying you,
The following are also allowed: DRA Registered Managers/Agents OR Guardian for Players Under 18, these need to be confirmed to the Tournament Director Mr Graham Fairhurst.
There will be no markers at these events. Marking will be done using the DartConnect scoring system tablets. DartConnect will be contacting each of you via email with information on accessing your free trial, if you do not already have access to the system.
A video on how to use the system is available on the DartConnect website here. You can also set up ‘Fan Alerts’ once you are in the system so that fans and friends can follow all of your matches LIVE on DartConnect TV for free.
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Food and drink can only be delivered to your table and must be ordered by scanning the QR code on a table and ordering through the dedicated system. Payment can be made using a credit/debit card, PayPal or Apple Pay. No food or drink, other than bottled water, should be taken into the playing area
These are via a back transfer usually 7-14 days after the event. If you are a Non Member, a bank form will be available to fill in at the venue, these must be filled in and signed by the player, you either take this with you and send in, or hand in to PDC staff at the control desk.
Prize Fund (Each Event):
Semi Finals £400
Quarter Finals £250
Last 16: £100
Last 32: £50
Please refer to DRA Rule 5.17 CLICK HERE On playing attire.
Any health protocols will be sent to you, as per recent events in Barnsley there is no Covid Testing, but a Health Questionnaire and Daily Temperature checks on arrival will be done.
Full Confirmation will be sent to all prior to the event, including the questionnaire which you need to print off, fill in and bring with you, this questionnaire is for The PDC/Venue and not UK Borders on arrival into the UK.
For the benefit of competing players, 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/bar area.
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 may be asked to leave the Arena.
Please note that Players are responsible for their guests at all time when they are attending an event.
Alcoholic Drinks – Important Notice:
Please be aware that no players or guests are allowed to bring alcoholic drinks 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 and anyone caught attempting to bring their own alcohol into the venue will be subject to a DRA referral.
Only alcoholic drinks bought inside the venue are allowed to be consumed.
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 applies to those over 18 seen to be supplying alcoholic drinks to players under 18.
Smoking & Drinking:
Players are not permitted to smoke inside the venue - this includes the use of E-Cigarettes, and a designated smoking area is provided. Players are not permitted to drink anything but bottled water during play. This includes having a drink of anything but water from the table behind you whilst your opponent is throwing or between legs. This rule will be strictly observed.
Prior to the event.
Graham Fairhurst PDC Tournament Director email@example.com
Hayley Upward PDC Administration firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe Banks PDPA Administration email@example.com
At the event.
Keith Bisby PDC Pro Tour Manager 07860 155885 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Manley PDPA 07932 714229 email@example.com
Official PDPA Hotel in Barnsley 2020
Important Notice: Due to the current pandemic climate, the PDPA recommend that all players book hotels on a refundable rate, if not you may not be able to request a refund. Our official hotel offers cancellations up to the day of arrival as below on single booking trips.
You are available to book any hotels which are available subject to their own social distancing and health & safety rules.
Holiday Inn (4*) M1 Junction 37: Barnsley Road, Dodworth, South Yorkshire, Barnsley S75 3JT This hotel is a short drive to the venue (5-10 Mins)
PDPA Corporate Rate:
* FREE Ballantyne Leisure Facilities (Currently closed for hotel guests due to pandemic)
* FREE WiFi
* FREE Parking
* FREE Breakfast
* CANCEL up to the day on single bookings.
Link to hotel website for info CLICK HERE
Friday – Sunday £55 Single + £10 for extra guest i.e. double/twin
Monday – Thursday £64 Single + £10 for extra guest i.e. double/twin
Call Direct 01226 329100
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Quoting PDPA when booking)
You will be required to leave a debit or credit card number (and expiry date) to secure the room in the system. However, please note that ‘No Charge’ will be taken from the card. If you need to cancel please contact the hotel prior to estimated arrival not after.
Other Hotels in Barnsley:
Travel to the BARNSLEY:
Barnsley Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, West Yorkshire, S71 1AN United Kingdom.
Quarantine Exemption letter;
We will provide a quarantine exemption letter which we will send on Monday/Tuesday after the entry deadline for non-UK players and for any player in local lockdown. If you have not received one by this time please contact Hayley Upward at the PDC email@example.com
Important Notice to all players:
We want all our players to be safe and secure, whilst travelling to the venue, hotel or back home please use all required safety equipment at appropriate times i.e. masks, gel or gloves. Social distancing and be vigilant at all times, if you are showing any signs of illness don't attend and seek medical advice.
For driving directions CLICK HERE and add your starting point
Barnsley train station is a short walk to the venue (3-4 Minutes)
There is ample parking at the Metrodome and please use the back car parks, remember the entrance to the darts venue is at the back of the arena, there may be construction work going ahead so you need to drive all the way (Right) around to the back car park.
The full details of all the players requirements with regards to health screening which includes temperature checks and a short questionnaire, social distancing, health & Safety in the venue and any other health checks etc will be sent to all participants ASAP. There is currently no covid testing.
At present there are no issues for UK based players travelling within the UK other than social distancing, face coverings and hand washing/sanitising on a regular basis.
For Non UK based players travelling into the UK, the government in England has announced quarantine restrictions on arrivals from the following certain countries, which would normally mean you would have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
However, the PDC has an agreement with the UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) with regards to an exemption for a return to sport for top athletes, that the health screening in place at the venue is sufficient at this time so quarantine upon arrival in the UK is not needed.
From the Netherlands, the current status for travel to the UK is Orange which means only necessary travel can be done, but as above the DCMS agreement means you do not need to quarantine when you arrive in the UK. However, you may have to quarantine for 10 days upon your return, so will need to check your Governments Advice.
Players from all countries should keep themselves up-to-date with all information on travelling to the UK and returning home based on their own governments advice.
All players who are travelling into the UK must also check in regard to their Travel Insurance, and if they are covered. This is your responsibility.
The nearest major airport is Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA / EGCN). This airport has international flights from Sheffield, United Kingdom and is 25 miles from the centre of Barnsley, United Kingdom.
Another major airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA / EGNM), which has international and domestic flights from Leeds, United Kingdom and is 34 miles from Barnsley, United Kingdom.
Manchester Airport (MAN / EGCC) has international and domestic flights from Manchester, United Kingdom and is 43 miles from Barnsley, United Kingdom. Humberside Airport (HUY / EGNJ) has international and domestic flights from Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom and is 66 miles from Barnsley, United Kingdom.
For All Flights:
The PDPA Official Travel Partner ‘Travel Counsellors’ are here to help all of our members travel requirements in 2018, 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 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