The International Qualifiers for the 2019 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship have been confirmed.
Following a series of qualifying events worldwide, 23 players have booked their place in the World Youth Championship where they will be joined by 71 players from the PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit and Max Hopp and Jeffrey de Zwaan, who qualify through their places in the top 32 on the main PDC Order of Merit.
The World Youth Championship is played over the best of 11 legs from the knock-out stage with group matches the best of nine legs. The group stage will consist of three players per group who will play each other once with two points awarded per win.
In the event of a tie on points within the groups, players will be separated by their head-to-head result, or in the case of a three-way tie on leg difference, first head-to-head results and, if needed a three-way nine-dart shoot-out will be played.
The World Youth Championship Last 96 will include 32 seeds, being any player who has qualified for the Event by virtue of their main Order of Merit position seeded in main Order of Merit order and then the top (up to) 32 ranked participating players from the final 2019 Development Tour Order of Merit, and will play down to a final.
The final will then be scheduled during the 2019 Players Championship Finals.
- Group Stages: Best of 9 legs
- Knockout Stages: Best of 11 legs
32 Seeds as based on the final DTOoM Table and any age qualifying top 32 in PDC OoM.
The 96 Invitations are as follows:
*Players aged 23 or under from the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit (Hopp/De Zwaan)
*71 players from the final 2019 PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit
*23 Invitations, as follows:
- USA (Jacob Womack)
- Canada (Evan Suderman)
- China (Xiaochen Zong)
- Asia x2 (Tomoya Goto, Dolreich Tongcopanon)
- Australia (Tremaine Gallagher & Jamie Rundle)
- New Zealand (Erik Pu)
- Nordic & Baltic x2 (Hampus Norstrom, Axel Ljungquist)
- Germany (Martin Schindler & Christian Bunse)
- Gibraltar (Justin Hewitt)
- Ireland x2 (Liam Gallagher & Kieran Guina)
- Russia (Maxim Aldoshin)
- JDC (Jurjen van der Velde & Brad Phillips)
- Western Europe (Brad Phillips, Gauke van der Boon)
- Eastern Europe (Patrick Kovacs)
- Southern Europe (Jaime Nunez)
- India (Nihar Jayeshghai Baldha)
Registration on the day:
Doors Open 09.00am
Registration: 09.00am - 11.00am (You need to register prior to 11.00am)
Start: 30 mins after the draw is announced.
Conclude by 4.00pm
The two finalist will compete live on ITV4 between the Semi Finals and The Final of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead on the evening of the 24th November Click Here for the vent brief for this event.
- The finalists of the 2019 World Youth Championship receive a one-year invitation to the 2020 Grand Slam of Darts subject to the entry criteria as stated in rule 3.1 of this document.
- The winner of the 2019 World Youth Championship receives an invitation to the 2019/20 World Championship.
NOTE: if any of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualify for the 2019 Grand Slam of Darts or 2019/20 World Championship, or reject their invitations, no further places shall be offered.
Official PDPA Hotels in Wigan
We have these hotels on offer:
- Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel (Guaranteed Corporate PDPA Rate)
- Holiday Inn Express (15% Discount)
- Brocket Arms, Wigan (10% Discount)
- Premier Inns Wigan
- Via Booking.com
THE MERCURE WIGAN OAK HOTEL
Orchard St, Wigan Lancashire, UK, WN1 3SS
The PDPA have a corporate rate in 2019 & 2020 at the Wigan Oak Mercure Hotel in Wigan:
This corporate rate is £65.00 Single & £70.00 Twin/Double and this will include:
- Overnight accommodation
- Full Breakfast
- Free WiFI
- Free Parking
- Free Cancellation up to 2pm on day of arrival (If booked individually)
Phone the hotel on 01942 826888 and QUOTE Professional Darts Players. OR email the hotel direct [email protected]
Unlike other bookings on-line you are able to cancel rooms if booked individually up to 2pm on the day of arrival with no charge, but after that it will be chargeable.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Martland Mill, Martland Mill Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom, WN5 0XL
Follow this link CLICK HERE for an automatic 15% discount
38 Menses Road, Wigan, Lancashire, WN12DD
Single Room £49 – Twin/Double Room £59
PDPA 10% discount if booked over the phone, please quote PDPA Member when booking.
Please call 01942 823800
You can cancel your booking up to 12.00 noon on the day of your booking, after that a full charge will apply.
PREMIER INNS 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 IN WIGAN
For alternative choices in Wigan via booking.com please CLICK HERE
Travel to the WIGAN
Robin Park Leisure Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0UH
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 3/4 minute drive from both Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western Railway Stations, £3/£4 in a Taxi, or a 10 minute walk.
There is ample parking at Robin Park, NOTE: During match-days it will be very busy and charges will apply and be aware of the parking restrictions for disability parking especially in front of the venue.
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL / EGGP) is 25 miles from Wigan.
- Manchester International Airport (MAN / EGCC) is 29 miles from Wigan
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 including prices please use contact information below. First come first served.
- Andrew Slinger +44 (0) 7889 279124
- Email [email protected]
For All Flights:
The PDPA Official Travel Partner ‘Travel Counsellors’ are here to help all of our members travel requirements in 2018, Katie French and Tina Tomlinson at Travel Counsellors is here to give you travel advice, help and a fully professional service.
For your overall security and safety, please use the official PDPA travel partner ‘Travel Counsellors’ if you choose to go your own way, we do not have any further help we can give to you, for changes, shuttles or an early return in case of emergency or early exit from an event.
24/7 service, Expert advice and seamless service, Online flight check-in, Last minute changes and bookings.
To register for this service send the following to Katie French CLICK HERE Full Name (as written on passport), Contact number, Email address, Date of birth, Address, Passport number, Passport issue date, Passport expiry date, Country of issue, Nationality, Nearest departure airport/s