UK Q-School Event Brief:
Ahead of the forthcoming PDC UK Qualifying School, we can confirm that competing players will be able to bring ONE guest per day to the event. These names need to be given to the security desk on arrival.
All players must Register their details with the new system at this link (existing PDC players are required to do this with the new system to ensure that your details are correct).
Following your registration, you will receive an email to confirm that you are available to enter tournaments, and at this stage you can login to make your entry to the relevant Qualifying School. This verification may take up to 48 hours.
The entries for the UK Q-School will be published after the deadline has been reached
2pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019
Registration at Q-School and Toe the Oche:
Players must register at the PDC Registration desk before (TBC) every day 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 (TBC) on all days.
The draw will be available 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 Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th January:
8.00am-9.30am - Doors will open to players and their guest
9.30am - Registration closes, any player not registered by 9.30am will not be in the draw for the that day.
Play starts 30 minutes after draw is displayed in venue, no later than 10.30am
PDPA Membership Forms:
Players will be required to complete their contacts update information via a link that is emailed to them. If you have not got it, first check your spam folders and then check with Alan or Zoe at the venue.
The draw will be made as soon as registration closes at (TBC) and will displayed inside the venue once completed. If you need to withdraw from the event at any time you must inform the Tournament Director Keith Bisby.
This event works on a “loser marks” basis, so please make sure you are available to mark the next game if you lose. You may also be required to mark the first game on the board, so be aware of any announcements. Failure to mark may result in a DRA referral and/or removal of your entry for subsequent days.
We are using the DartConnect scoring system for marking, so all games will be scored on tablets using a digital system, not by using dry-wipe boards. To download a test of the DartConnect system and for further information, please CLICK HERE.
A PDC board official will be assigned to control a number of dartboards and will be your immediate point of contact with any queries.
The first games on each board will be announced at the start of the tournament but no further announcements of matches will be made, and it is your responsibility to be aware of when your game is due to be played. Failure to be ready to play when needed could result in disqualification.
All games will be the best of nine legs, 501 format with straight start and double to finish. Matches are played under PDC and Darts Regulation Authority rules.
Each daily winner will receive a two-year PDC Tour Card for 2019/2020, and takes no further part in remaining days of the 2019 Qualifying School.
All other players will be assigned points on the UK Qualifying School Order of Merit. A number of players from these rankings (exact number TBC) will also receive a Tour Card.
Players will receive one point per win from the first full round of play (i.e. the round which has no byes) with leg difference and countback separating any ties.
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 Tournament Director ahead of the event you are participating in.
With regards to footwear, 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 "Tracksuit" attire. The final decision will rest with the Tournament Director.
Alcoholic Drinks/Soft Drinks/Water/Food:
Players Please Note: Please be aware that no players or guests will be allowed to bring any 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. Only alcoholic drinks bought inside the venue will be 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.
Dispensation will be given to people with special dietary needs but you need to inform the PDC Tournament Director immediately at registration.
Smoking & Drinking:
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. These rules 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 aged 18 seen to be supplying alcoholic drinks to players under 18.
For the benefit of competing players, you must switch off your mobile 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.
If you need to make a telephone call, please go outside of the venue/playing area and remember to switch off your phone when you return. The Tournament Director’s decision is final in matters relating to the above.
For an Emergency Contact Number please use the numbers at the below.
Contacts prior to the event:
Should any player have any queries about these events please ring PDC Tournament Director Graham Fairhurst +44 7930 975240 or Email [email protected] If you have an issue with your entry please call the PDC Head Office on 08712 501 180 during office hours or the PDC-Europe contact below.
Contacts at the event:
PDC Pro-Tour Manager Keith Bisby on Mobile +44 7860155885 or Email [email protected]
PDPA representatives Alan Warriner-Little +44 7798693998 or Email [email protected] & And Scott +44 7973765936 Email [email protected]
Associate Members: If you do not gain a Tour Card at Q-School you will hold PDPA Associate Member status.
This enables you to play in all PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour events, as well as enter PDC Players Championship events: where places up to the maximum of 128 players are available should all Tour Card Holders not enter (based on Challenge Tour Order of Merit rankings at the entry deadline).
European Tour events: All Tour Card Holders can enter and play at European Tour Events: If you are an Associate Member, you need to play on the Challenge Tour and be in the Top 32 of that Merit Table at time of the entry deadline to enter European Tour qualifiers in 2019. Entry is FREE but entries must be made prior to the entry deadline.
Travel to the Robin Park: WIGAN
Robin Park Leisure Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0UL United Kingdom