|Table after DT4|
|Position||Name||Total Prize Money|
|3||Berry van Peer||£2,200|
|15||Jamai van den Herik||£600|
|20||Mike van Duivenbode||£400|
|20||Gian van Veen||£400|
|27||Marcus Tommaso Brambati||£350|
|32||Justin van Tergouw||£300|
|48||Jitse van der Wal||£200|
|48||Jurjen van der Velde||£200|
|54||Danny van Trijp||£150|
|68||Timo van den Elshout||£100|
|68||Keanu van Velzen||£100|
|87||Lukaz Fabian Schwarzbach||£50|
|87||Viani Van den Bergh||£50|
|87||Winston van de Graaf||£50|
|87||Marvin van Velzen||£50|
PDC UNICORN Development Tour 2020:
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the current Development Tour season is suspended, please keep your eye out for the current news and any information we send to you on any updates. You will also be aware that PDC tournament play is set to resume in July with a handful of ProTour events in the form of the ‘Summer Series’ followed by the World Matchplay.
While the PDC are understandably and correctly prioritising these events and the backlog of ProTour tournaments as they revise the seasonal calendar, we can assure you that you have not been forgotten.
Planning for a resumption of Development Tour tournaments is more logistically challenging and it is impossible to make any firm commitments while current restrictions are in place. Both the PDPA and PDC can assure all participants on these Tours that safety, wellbeing, and fairness will be at heart of the decision making process going forward.
PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter said: “We’d like to reassure all Development Tour players that they certainly haven’t been forgotten about, and we very much hope to be able to continue those tours in some way this year to give players on those tours further opportunity to compete within a PDC environment.
“Much of the reality of that will depend on whether or not we would need to create ‘bubble’ environments as we are doing for the Summer Series, as they are very costly and place onerous requirements on players which may not be as practical when you are dealing with semi-professional players in many cases.
“Once we have clarity over the August events in respect of whether or not we can stage them as normal, we’ll make an announcement but in the meantime we would urge players to be aware of the financial risks of making travel plans without insurance or cancellation options.”
As your Players Association, the PDPA recognises the importance of staying in contact with all of our members regularly and particularly while we are unable to do so in person at tournaments. With this in mind, we are developing a series of information, education and community initiatives aimed at connecting with players on the Development Tours.
We will shortly be launching our ‘Prepare to be a Pro’ series, in which we are working with several partners to provide helpful tips and guidance on what you can do away from the dartboard to help your career.
The series will include webinars, info-graphics and articles on numerous relevant issues ranging from mind management to money management. Please keep an eye on your inbox and our website and social media channels for further updates.
We appreciate your continued patience during what has been an uncertain time for all of us. In the meantime, we would like to remind you of some of the benefits you could be utilising as an associate member of the PDPA.
The PDC and PDPA have made a special arrangement with DartConnect to provide all PDPA Members with dedicated online practice groups during this period of social distancing.
All current registered PDPA members are eligible to participate with their respective “tours”. You can now compete at will, under the PDC banner, against fellow tour mates, while keeping your darting skills sharp until in-person competition resumes.
This is a FREE program. All you need is a FREE Guest account. It is important that you use your personal, non-shared email. This will need to match the email used with your PDPA account
PDPA Virtual Coffee Mornings
PDPA Virtual Coffee Mornings were established during the suspension of the 2020 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We continue to offer the option to join PDPA Directors in live video meetings to give members an opportunity to connect with the PDPA and each other, and to ask questions or raise concerns in a friendly and casual environment.
If you would like to take part in a PDPA Coffee Morning (or afternoon) please e-mail [email protected] to express your interest.
The PDPA has an official Taxation and Accountancy Partner and an official Wealth Management Partner – both organisations offer our members a free initial consultation.
For more information on our Accountancy Partner Griffiths & Pegg visit: https://www.pdpa.co.uk/pdpa/accountancy/
For more information on our Wealth Management Partner Prosperity Wealth visit: https://www.pdpa.co.uk/prosperity-wealth-management
There will be five weekends on the 2020 Development Tour which will see four tournaments per weekend held for players aged 16-23, each worth £10,000 in prize money. Players can compete from the day they turn 16, with an upper limit of players being aged 23 or under on January 2 2020.
Entry costs £25 per tournament and can be made through the PDC Online Entry System, with all players in 2020 needing to register their details and enter events through the PDC Players website.
All players must Register their details with the new system at this link
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 events This verification may take up to 48 hours.
All Development Tour players must be aware that from 2020, the PDPA requires all players on the Development Tour to be registered as PDPA Members
Players who did not participate in Q-School 2020 or do not have a PDC Tour Card: Players entered into the Development Tours who are not yet Members of the PDPA will receive an email in the coming days from [email protected] which will include a link to the PDPA’s Membership Information System. You are REQUIRED to complete or correct your details on the online form that the link in the email will direct you to. You will than have PDPA Junior Membership for the Development Tours in 2020.
Players who are already PDPA Associate or Full Members: If you participated at either of the 2020 Q-Schools or you have a PDC Tour Card, you will have already received the email asking you to complete your online form for PDPA Membership.
– Players who have already completed their details will not be sent the email again and do not need to do anything further.
– Players who have not yet responded to the email from [email protected] will receive it again in the coming days and are REQUIRED to complete or correct the details held for you on the PDPA’s Membership Information System. Simply click the link, complete the details and any corrections and submit it back to us.
Click here to enter via PDC on line entry system
All entries have a closing date/time of 2pm on the Friday immediately before each weekend.
Runner – Up £1,000
Semi – Finals £500
Quarter – Finals £300
Last 16 £200
Last 32 £100
Last 64 £50
Development Tour 2020 Calendar:
Saturday 29th February – Development Tour 1/2
Sunday 1st March – Development Tour 3/4
Robin Park, WIGAN: POSTPONED
Saturday 21st March – Development Tour 5/6
Sunday 22nd March – Development Tour 7/8
Robin Park, WIGAN: POSTPONED
Saturday 2nd May – Development Tour 9/10
Sunday 3rd May – Development Tour 11/12
Robin Park, WIGAN: POSTPONED
Saturday 20th June – Development Tour 13/14
Sunday 21st June – Development Tour 15/16
Robin Park, WIGAN:
Saturday 12th September – Development Tour 17/18
Sunday 13th September – Development Tour 19/20
Monday 14th September – World Youth Championship Last 96
Sunday 29th November – World Youth Championship Final MINEHEAD
2020 Incentives/Rules (TBC):
The following incentives are on offer to players competing in the Development Tour and World Youth Championship: – The two highest ranked players on the 2020 Development Tour Order of Merit receive an invitation to the 2020/21 World Championship.
NOTE: if any of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualify for the 2020/21 World Championship, or reject their invitations, further places shall be offered to other players from the relevant Order of Merit until the places are filled.
- The finalists of the 2020 World Youth Championship receive a one-year invitation to the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts subject to the entry criteria as stated in rule 3.1 of this document.
- The winner of the 2020 World Youth Championship receives an invitation to the 2020/21 World Championship. NOTE: if any of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualify for the 2021 Grand Slam of Darts or 2020/21 World Championship, or reject their invitations, no further places shall be offered.
- The top 8 non tour card holders following all Development Tour events will qualify for the 2021 UK Open Finals first round.
– The top two players on the final 2020 Development Tour Orders of Merit who have not otherwise won Tour Cards for 2021 and 2022 will receive two-year Tour Cards.
NOTE: if any of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualify for a Tour Card or reject their invitations, places will be offered further down the Development Tour Orders of Merit. In the event a player achieves the above from both the Challenge and Development Tours, the Challenge Tour will take priority.
– The players who finish third to eighth (countback applied in event of ties) on the 2020 Development Tour Orders of Merit will receive free entry to the 2021 Q School.
NOTE: in the event that any of the players who achieve the above qualify otherwise for a Q School place or reject their invitations, places will not be offered further down the Development Tour Orders of Merit.
In 2020 there are 5 weekends of events with 4 events over each weekend (2 each day) the World Youth Championship Last 96 will be played following the final Development Tour.
The PDC Unicorn Development Tour will enable players aged from 16-23 to compete, with each weekend featuring four tournaments worth £10,000 a each. Players can compete from the day that they turn 16, with an upper limit of players needing to be aged 23 or under on January 2nd 2020 (Following the World Championship 2019/20) (So if you are not 24 on the 2nd January 2019 you are eligible)
There is a total amount of £200,000 on offer at the PDC Unicorn Development Tour, with a further £60,000 on offer at The Unicorn World Youth Championship 2020 making a Total £260,000.
The top ranked players on the final Development Tour Table will qualify for the World Youth Championship along with invited World Qualifiers for the £10,000 top prize. The final will be played LIVE on ITV4 during the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.
Entry to Development Tour events:
Entry is open to ANY darts player, other than players inside the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit as of the 2nd January 2020, if they move into the top 32 during the season that they are still eligible and the age criteria as noted above.
Players who have previously entered PDC tournaments would enter as normal through the PDC Online Entry System, but must firstly register again for the new system as Sport-Radar has replaced Servasport CLICK HERE
Would need to first register their details with the PDC Online Entry System CLICK HERE before entering. You will then receive your servasport log on details to enter. You will need to retain the same Username and Password details for entries throughout the year so please note these down!
- Entry costs £25 per event, with £10,000 per event available in prize money.
- Games in Development Tour events are the best of 7 legs up to the Quarter-Finals.
- Games from the Quarter-Finals onwards will be best of 9 legs.
- There are two events per day being held across 32 boards
Both PDC Unicorn Development Tour events will be staged as follows:
8.00am – Doors open
8.00am-09.30am – Registration for the day’s first event. Players entered into both events will be registered for both events on arrival.
10.30am – Start of first event
12.30pm – Players competing only in the day’s second event must register by this time.
Note: The start of the second event, to begin as soon as possible after the first event ends.