There are 96 qualifiers for this event, with the players coming from international qualifiers and the top of the Development Tour OoM Table after all events, also if any player in the top 32 of the PDC OoM who is eligible under the age criteria.
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.
Registration on the day:
- Doors Open: 09.00am
- Registration: by 11.00am
- Event Starts: 30 mins after draw is announced.
- Conclude: by 3.45pm
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.
Travel to the WIGAN
Robin Park Leisure Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0UH