PDC Players Championship 17 & 18 Event Brief:
Please note, memorabilia items for signing at events are no longer allowed. So all players, guests and officials must take note and this includes in all parts of the venue.
The PDC Players Championship events are for any Tour Card holder, and any QSOoM players in order of precedence for any shortfalls from the 128 Tour Card places who have entered prior to the deadline. These QSOoM players will be informed after the deadline if they are in the event. Any players who enter the event from the QSOoM and do not get entry will be refunded their entry fee.
Registration and Toe the Oche:
Players must register at the PDC Registration desk before 11am at the latest, the draw and schedule of play will then take place and games will commence at 12.00 Noon unless otherwise stated. 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.
Timings are the same for Saturday & Sunday:
- 09:00 - Doors will open to players and their guest
- 09:30/11:00 Registration/Draw
(Any player not registered by 11am will not be in the draw for the that day)
- 11.00 - Draw takes place
- 12:00 - Event Begins
- 18.00 - Event Concludes (Approximately)
Some PDC Players Championship events may be 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.
PDC OoM, PTOoM and the PCOoM
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 PDC Players Championship events and must provide their names and days attending to the Tournament Director, Graham Fairhurst at [email protected] or call the numbers at the bottom of this page no later that 10pm on the Thursday prior to the weekend of events. If your guest details are not provided, their entry to the event may be refused.
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 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
Prize money is paid by BACS to the account you have provided details for on the PDC Bank Details Form. If you have not provided your details please email the PDPA [email protected] or the PDC Accounts Department [email protected] and ask for a form. These forms will also be available at the event and MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PLAYER
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 corduroy 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 referred to the DRA. Only bottled water is allowed for consumption during play, not a glass with water in.
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.
All phones must be switched off on arrival: if you need to make a call or use your device for any other reason please go outside away from the playing area, and switch it back off when returning.
If you need to leave an emergency phone number with anyone, the tournament director and PDPA representative have their details below.
Please be professional, responsible and appropriate at all times when using social media, you not only reflect yourself but you reflect your sport.
The DRA have Social Media guidelines CLICK HERE
Should any player have any queries prior to these events please ring PDC Pro-Tour Manager Graham Fairhurst on 0191 251 0255 during office hours: Mobile 07930 975240 or call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180. [email protected]
Or at the event in Barnsley [email protected] Mobile 07860155885 OR your PDPA representative Peter Manley 07932714229 Or Email [email protected]
Hotels in Barnsley for all PDC events in 2017:
Premier Inns in Barnsley:
There are 3 Premier Inns in Barnsley to choose from:
- Barnsley Dearne Valley
- Barnsley Central M1 Junc 37
- Barnsley M1 Junc 36
All of which are a short drive or Taxi to the venue. To book please click the link and add your details i.e. Barnsley, dates and pick your choice of Premier Inn Hotel.
TO BOOK YOUR PREMIER INN CLICK HERE
Booking.com including The Ramada Encore Hotel, Barnsley.
For alternative choices in the Barnsley area including The Ramada Encore please go to booking.com which is an official PDPA Partner, click the link and add your details for a large choice of other hotels in the Barnsley area.
TO BOOK VIA BOOKING.COM CLICK HERE
The Official PDPA Hotel for Barnsley is:
Holiday Inn, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3JT
- FREE Breakfast
- FREE Parking
- FREE WiFi
- FREE Balantynes Leisure Facilities
- FREE Cancelation (Up to the day)
PDPA rates at Barnsley 4* Holiday Inn:
Room Rates for Friday to Sunday:
Single £54 - Twin/Double £64 (Monday to Thursday £64/£74)
TO BOOK CALL DIRECT ON 01226 329100
EMAIL [email protected]
quoting PDPA and the date of arrival.
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 not after.
Travel to the Metrodome, Barnsley
Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Ground, Queens Rd, Barnsley S71 1AN
Exit the M1 at J37 and follow the road in via the A628, the metrodome is signposted all the way in and is next door to Barnsley FC.
There is ample FREE parking outside the Metrodome, on Barnsley FC match days these may be limited and charges can apply.
Barnsley Train Station is a few minutes taxi to the Metrodome
With the backing of the PDPA, Andy Slinger from security provides a shuttle bus to/from the airport and to/from venue to hotels etc All these details can be found in the venue. If you want to use this service and for any prices etc please contact Andy as below.
Mobile: 07889 279124
Email: [email protected]
- The nearest major airport to Barnsley is Doncaster/Sheffield (Robin Hood) (DSA / EGCN and is 30 Miles from Barnsley.
- Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA / EGNM), which is 32 Miles from Barnsley.
- Manchester Airport (MAN / EGCC) is 40 Miles from Barnsley.
Flights with Travel Counsellors:
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.
Contact Katie French:
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Tel: 01912 811417 Mobile: 07849 148463
E-mail [email protected]
Twitter: @Katie_TCtravel Facebook: @TravelwithKatieFrench