Players Championship 1 & 2 Event Brief:
The PDC Players Championship events are FREE ENTRY and are for any Tour Card holder, and any CTOoM players in order of precedence for any shortfalls from the 128 Tour Card places who have entered prior to the deadline. These CTOoM players will be informed after the deadline if they are in the event.
Registration and Toe the Oche:
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 Saturday & Sunday.
The draw will be available on the TV screens 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 Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th February:
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)
Notice for all PDPA Members on registering your Pro-Tour Guest Passes:
Players will only be allocated TWO NON-TRANSFERABLE bona-fide guest each PDC Players Championship event and they must provide their names and days attending to the Tournament Director Graham Fairhurst via email or call the number underneath no later that 10pm on the Wednesday prior to the mid-week events (Wednesday 14th February). 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 throughout; the player on the left of the draw will throw first for the bull to determine who throws first in odd-numbered legs.
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.
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 Tournament Director Graham Fairhurst 07930975240 or email [email protected] or call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180.during office hours.
At the event:
The Official PDPA Corporate Hotel is:
Holiday Inn, Barnsley Road, Dodsworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S753JT
This a 4* Hotel, you receive, room, breakfast, free wifi, free parking and free health spa use.
- Telephone: 01226 299571
- Link to hotel 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 on 01226 329100
OR Email [email protected] (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 Metrodome, BARNSLEY
Barnsley Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Rd, Barnsley S71 1AN
For driving directions CLICK HERE
Barnsley train station is a short taxi ride to the venue
There is ample parking at the Metrodome and please use the back or right car parks, remember the entrance to the darts arena is at the back of the arena.
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.
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 please use contact information below.
Andrew Slinger +44 (0) 7889 279124 OR [email protected]
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.