The second of the triple header Coral UK Open Qualifiers take place at Robin Park, Wigan from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th February 2017, Fridays event will start at 2pm with starts on Saturday & Sunday at 12.00 noon
Entry is for any PDPA Member (Not Challenge Tour Only) CLICK HERE to enter, entry fee is £105 per event which includes your marking supplement, in the event that any boards are not covered by the Markers Scheme your £5 will be refunded.
Players who are ranked in the top 32, will be seeded down to the last 128.
Tournament Event Brief:
Note: CAR PARK CHARGES IN FORCE FROM 16th JANUARY at ROBIN PARK, WIGAN
From Mon 16th Jan 2017, there will be car park charges at Robin Park, Wigan as below.
- Up to 2 Hours - £2.00
- Over 2 Hours - £4.00
Registration and Toe the Oche:
Players must register at the PDC Registration desk before 13.00hrs on Friday & 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 2pm on Friday and 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 Friday 10th February:
11:00 - Doors will open to players and their guest
11:00/13:00 - Registration, any player not registered by 13.00 will not be in the draw for the day
13:00 - Registration closes and draw takes place
14:00 - Event Begins
20:00 - Event Concludes (Approximately)
Registration times for Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th 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 ONE NON-TRANSFERABLE bona-fide guest each at the UK Open Qualifiers due to the amount of entries, 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 Monday prior to the mid-week events (Monday 19th). 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.
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 £5,000
Semi Finals £2,500
Quarter Finals £2,000
Last 16 £1,500
Last 32 £750
Last 64 £250
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. 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 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 Graham Fairhurst on 0191 251 0255 during office hours: Mobile 07930 975240 or call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180 Email [email protected] Or your PDPA representative Alan Warriner-Little 07798693998 Email [email protected]
Hotels in Wigan:
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 including The Wigan Oak Hotel:
For alternative choices including The Wigan Oak Mercure Hotel please CLICK HERE
Travel to the Robin Park, WIGAN
Robin Park Tennis Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, WN50UH
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
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