JDC Darts Academy
The JDC (Junior Darts Corporation) is the only academy structure endorsed by the PDC & PDPA
The Junior Darts Corporation continues to grow in 2017 with the addition of a World Junior Championship, the new PDPA Scholarship and the second year of the Junior European Championship alongside six Tour Events and the JDC seasons which will be held within Academies around the UK.
The JDC offers parents, mentors and juniors a fun start in darts for players of all levels from ages of 8 to 18. The JDC structure allows people passionate about darts to get involved at grassroots helping juniors enjoy the game the JDC is built on goos sportsmanship, having fun and playing in a non pressured environment.
In 2016 the JDC & the PDPA launched the PDPA Scholarship which enabled 3 JDC players to play on the PDC Development Tour in 2017, the 3 players who earned the scholarship won all their entries into every PDC Development Tour event in 2017.
The 3 players were. Adam Paxton, John Brown and Alex Gurr we look forward to seeing all three on the 2017 Development Tour and following their progress.
For more information, visit www.juniordarts.com or follow @JDCDarts on Twitter.
2017 JDC Calendar – JDC UK Tour Events
Modus UK Tour Event One:
James Beeton was the winner of the first Junior Darts Corporation Modus UK Tour event of 2017. The 13-year-old from Chester defeated Jarred Cole 5-4 in a tight final at the George Albert Hotel in Evershot, earning himself status as the first JDC Allstar of the year as well as taking a £150 first prize.
Beeton also becomes the first qualifier for the inaugural WDS Associates World Junior Darts Championship in December following the success, as he held off Cole’s fightback from 2-0 down in the final to edge a deciding leg.
Modus UK Tour Event Two
Saturday April 8th, Cueball Club, Derby
Modus UK Tour Event Three
Saturday June 10th, Rileys Worcester
Modus UK Tour Event Four
Saturday September 16th, Rileys Sheffield
Junior European Championship Weekend
October 27th-30th, Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton
Modus UK Tour Event Five
Saturday November 11th, Rileys Wolverhampton
Modus UK Tour Event Six
Saturday December 2nd, Venue TBC
WDS Associates World Junior Championship early rounds
Saturday December 2nd
WDS Associates World Junior Championship Final
TBC at Alexandra Palace during William Hill World Darts Championship
For information on the JDC Academies, Tour events and its European Championship visit www.juniordarts.com
Future Darts Academy North Wales
Academy Director: Rob Clayton
Venue: Cues Sports Bar, Towyn ,Rhyl.
Academy sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm till 8pm.
Worcester Junior Darts Academy
Academy Director: Darren Barson
Contact: 01905763340/ 07805878192
Venue: Riley’s sports venue, Shrubhill trading estate, Worcester
Academy sessions: Thursday’s 6.30pm – 8pm
Jamie Caven Darts Academy (Derby)
Academy director: Jamie Caven
Venue: Cueball, Mansfield Road, Derby
Academy sessions: Mondays & Wednesdays 6.30 – 8pm
Chepstow Darts Academy
Director: Jon Worsley
Venue: Chepstow football club
Academy sessions Tuesday 6.30-8pm
Knowle Darts Academy (Bristol)
Director: Rob Witcombe
Contact: 0117 9721047
Venue: Snooker city, 33 Broad walk, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2QU
Academy sessions: Wednesdays 6.00pm-7.30pm
Yate Town Darts Academy (Bristol)
Academy directors Neil Sellick & Kate Collins
Venue Stanshawes court hotel, Stanshawes court drive, Yate BS37 4EA
Academy sessions Thursday’s from 7pm.
Kingswood Darts Academy (Bristol)
Director: David Burrill
Venue: Kingswood Royal British legion, 104 Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8HP
Academy sessions Wednesdays 6pm-7.30pm
Coach – Pete Meyrick 07582 123098
Venue, Bedworth United Football Club
Venue- Room 180
Central College Nottingham
Director – Gary Horsley 0115 9146503
Coach – David Galaska 07869596447
Venue- The Jubilee Pye Green Rd WS11 5RS
Paignton Darts Academy
Director- Brian Ivey 07913 920070
Venue – 42 elm bank rd TQ4 5NG
Emerald Darts Academy
Barrack Street , Tullow, Co Carlow, Eire