The PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour events information for 2020.
The PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour 2020
The PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour season will conclude with a six-event, three-day weekend to be staged at the Barnsley Metrodome this autumn.
The Challenge Tour had played one four-event weekend in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of tournaments in mid-March.
Following the return of competitive PDC action on the ProTour in July, plans have now been confirmed to conclude the secondary tours later this year. The Challenge Tour will then conclude with six £10,000 events to be held from October 9-11.
The top two players from both the Challenge Tour Orders of Merit will receive a two-year PDC Tour Card for 2021/2022. In addition, the highest ranked player on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit will receive a place in the 2020/2021 William Hill World Darts Championship.
Entries will be available through www.pdcplayers.com, costing £50 per event for the Challenge Tour.
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour
October 9-11, Barnsley Metrodome
Friday October 9 – Events Five & Six
Saturday October 10 – Events Seven & Eight
Sunday October 11 – Events Nine & Ten
Full event brief Inc: Hotels/Travel/Event Information CLICK HERE
The 2020 Challenge Tour is ONLY for PDPA members who played at the 2020 Q-School and did not win a PDC Tour Card. If you do not fill the above criteria, you are ineligible to play on the Challenge Tour in 2020.
Entry is £50 Per Event, to enter go to your new Sportradar account CLICK HERE
Challenge Tour OoM Table:
PDC Players Championship:
The 128 Top-Ups for Players Championship events are taken from the CTOoM Table, you need to enter prior to the deadline of that event. The shortfalls to fill the 128 will be taken in order of precedence from the CTOoM Table of players who have entered prior to the deadline. These players will be informed ASAP after the entry deadline has passed.
European Tour Qualifiers:
Associate members are eligible to play in European Tour Associate Members Qualifiers, these are usually held the day before that main event in that venue but TBC, or if you are a European Player, you can enter the Host Nation Qualifier, if you are from that region.
The Top 8 non tour card holders from 2020 table who remain PDPA members in 2021 will qualify for the 2021 UK Open (TBC due to loss of season) Players who have not qualified for the UK Open via the 2020 CTOoM are eligible to enter Rileys Amateur Qualifiers.
There are 2 events per day, entry to each single event costs £50 and you can enter up to the deadline which is at 2pm on the day before each event, Thursday for events 5-10.
Both days of the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour events will be staged as follows:
08.00 – Doors Open
08.00/09.30 – Registration for the days first event. Players entered into both events will be registered for both events on arrival.
Play will start 30 minutes after the draw has been displayed in arena.
Before 12.30 – Players competing in only event two of the day must register by this time.
NOTE 1: The start of the second event will commence at the conclusion of event one.
NOTE 2: Please revert to the event brief for start timings for event 5-8 Click Here
Each event will carry a prize fund of £10,000, a total of £200,000 for the season.
Prize Fund (Per Event)
Last 16 £200
Last 32 £100
Last 64 £50
The following incentives are on offer to players competing in the Challenge Tour, due to the loss of the season these are now TBC.
- The Top 2 Players on the final CTOoM Table will earn a 2 year PDC Tour Card
- The Winner & Runner Up will receive mementoes of their achievement
- The Winner of the 2020 CTOoM Table will qualify for the World Championship (L96)
- Players number 3-8 on the final CTOoM Table win a FREE Q-School place for 2021
- The Top 8 on the final CTOoM Table will qualify for the 2021 UK Open (After Q-School) (This TBC)