World Youth Championship
Information on the 2018 World Youth Championship.
PDC UNICORN World Youth Championships
Australia’s Corey Cadby will defend his PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship title in November after being confirmed amongst the international representatives for the tournament.
Australian star Cadby took victory in the 2016 World Youth Championship when he defeated Berry van Peer 6-2 in the final at the Butlins Minehead Resort. The 22-year-old will return to the UK in a bid to retain the title later this year, with the last 64 playing on Monday November 6 down to the final, which will be held on Sunday November 26 live on ITV4 during the Players Championship Finals.
Cadby is joined by Robbie King in qualifying to represent Australia, while former World Youth Champion Max Hopp won the German Qualifier. Maxim Aldoshin is the Russian Qualifier, Hong Kong’s Man Lok Leung won the Asian Qualifier, Qingyu Zhan is the Chinese Qualifier and Jarvis Bautista won the Gibraltar Qualifier.
Dominik Pundt and Keifer Durham won the respective American and Canadian Qualifiers, while Denmark;s Daniel Jensen is the Scandinavian representative. Luke Durham and Jack Ryder are the two Junior Darts Corporation representatives in the 64-player field, with further place on offer for qualifiers from Ireland, Central Europe, Easter Europe and Southern Europe.
In addition, Dutch ace Benito van de Pas qualifies as an eligible player inside the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit, leaving 47 places open to players from the final PDC Unicorn Development Tour rankings.
2017 PDC UNICORN World Youth Champion Corey Cadby (Australia)
World Youth Championship Last 64
- Monday 6th November 2017
- Robin Park Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire, UK
- Doors Open: 09.00
- Registration: 09.00 – 11.00
- Registration Closes: 11.00 (You must register prior to 11.00)
- Starts: 12.00
- Best of 11 Legs
The 2 Finalists on the day will play the final live on ITV4 from Butlins, Minehead on Sunday 26th November in between the Semi Final and Final of the Players Championship Finals.
- Winner £10,000 (26th November)
- Runner – Up £5,000 (26th November)
- Semi – Finals £2,500
- Quarter – Finals £1,500
- Last 16 £1,000
- Last 32 £500
- Last 64 £250
- TOTAL £50,000
World Youth Championship Qualifiers :
*The age criteria is the same as the Development Tor see top of page*
Maxim Aldoshin (Russia)
Jarvis Bautista (Gibraltar)
Corey Cadby (Australia)
Keifer Durham (Canada)
Luke Durham (England)
Max Hopp (Germany)
Daniel Jensen (Denmark)
Robbie King (Australia)
Man Lok Leung (Hong Kong)
Dominik Pundt (USA)
Jack Ryder (England)
Qingyu Zhan (China)
PDC OoM Top 32:
Benito van de Pas (Netherlands)
Further qualifying events:
Ireland – September 8th
Eastern Europe – September 31st
Central Europe – October 6th
Southern Europe – October 20th
YEAR RUNNER-UP SCORE CHAMPION
|2011||Michael van Gerwen (87.06)
|4–6||Arron Monk (84.25)
|2012||Michael van Gerwen (92.29)
|3–6||James Hubbard (95.18)
|2013||Ricky Evans (79.26)
|1–6||Michael Smith (89.13)
|2014||Rowby-John Rodriguez (79.80)
|4–6||Keegan Brown (85.67)
|2015||Nathan Aspinall (88.48)
|5–6||Max Hopp (86.97)
|2016||Berry van Peer (86.92)
|2–6||Corey Cadby (98.35)
PDC Rule 6.9 The following incentives are on offer to players competing in the Development Tour and World Youth Championship:
*The finalists of the 2017 World Youth Championship receive a one-year invitation to the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts subject to the entry criteria as stated in rule 3.1.
*The winner of the 2017 World Youth Championship receives an invitation to the 2017/18 World Championship.
NOTE: in the event of the players who achieve the above otherwise qualifying for the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts or 2017/18 World Championship, or rejecting their invitations, no further places shall be offered.