Details have been confirmed for Associate Member Qualifiers for the 2021 PDC European Tour ahead of the Unicorn Challenge Tour beginning next month.
In line with the Challenge Tour being split into events in the UK and Europe this year, the Associate Member Qualifying places for the European Tour will also be split.
The PDC are finalising details for 2021 European Tour events, however in order to give qualifying players as much time as possible to plan travel will stage Associate Member qualifying events around Challenge Tour weekends.
As such, two qualifying events will be staged on Monday August 9 following the UK Challenge Tour weekend being held from August 6-8 in Milton Keynes.
One player from each qualifier will progress to play in the relevant 2021 European Tour event, to fulfil the two places usually reserved for an Associate Member Qualifier staged immediately prior to a European Tour event commencing.
Entries for the European Tour Associate Member Qualifiers must be made through the PDC Entry System by players.
These events are ONLY for UK associate members (i.e. Played at Q-School and did not win a Tour Card) OR World players (Non UK/European) who played at UK Q-School.
These will be sent direct to all players by the PDC prior to the event.
Only registered managers and bona fide employees are eligible to attend this event.
Registration on the day (tbc):
- Doors Open 08.00
- Registration 08.00 - 09.30
- Registration Closes 09.30 (For first event of the day) Games will commence approximately 30 minutes following the draw has been announced.
- Registration close for second event of the day 12.30
- The second event will commence as soon as event one concludes.
If you qualify for any of these two events please go to the online event brief for each of the events current information.
Hungarian Darts Trophy 3rd - 5th September CLICK HERE
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Players can book their own hotels and are not subject to having to stay on site, please always book refundable rates wherever possible.
Travel to the MILTON KEYNES:
Marshall Arena, ArenaMK, Stadium Way West, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
The main MK Station is a short taxi ride away (6-7 Mins)
There are plenty of parking spaces at the hotel/venue, for directions click here > Directions and add your starting point.
Getting to Milton Keynes
The easiest way to reach MK by road is via the M1. If you are coming from the North get off at Junction 14, or from the South, Junction 13. If using the A5 exit at Redmoor Roundabout and follow the signs for Stadium MK. If travelling by train the three closest stations are Milton Keynes Central, Bletchley, and Fenny Stratford.
Getting to Stadium MK
The stadium is 7 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1, and 10 minutes from Junction 14. Follow the brown road signs for Stadium MK when using the A5 or A421 (H8 Standing Way). Milton Keynes is built on a grid system of H Roads (horizontal) and V roads (vertical), we are between V6 Grafton Street and V7 Saxon Street.
There are 1,450 parking spaces around Stadium MK, so there are plenty to choose from. Parking at Stadium MK varies on matchdays and for large events, where traffic management will be in operation and charges may apply.
Milton Keynes is the centre point between London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge. We’re just 35 minutes by train from Central London, and well-served by London Luton airport, just over half an hour's drive away.