2016 PDC Calendar Confirmed

August 14 2015

GREATER opportunities than ever will be available on the PDC circuit in 2016, with next year's calendar set to include ten European Tour events and an additional Development Tour weekend.

The continuing growth of the PDC will see over 150 days of darts take place next year, with prize money set to grow to £10 million worldwide across the circuit.

Following the completion of the 2015-2016 World Darts Championship on January 3, the action will resume with the 2016 PDC Qualifying School in Wigan from January 13-16, allowing ANY player to attempt to win a PDC Tour Card.

The Masters will feature the world's top 16 competing across two days in Milton Keynes on January 30-31 before the new Premier League season kicks off in Leeds on February 4.

The Premier League continues across 16 successive Thursdays through to May, including the first-ever visit to the Netherlands for the final league night at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, before the top four contest the Play-Offs on May 19 at The O2 in London.

Two weekends of UK Open Qualifiers will be held during February to provide the six events for PDPA members to win places in the UK Open Televised Finals at the Butlins Minehead resort from March 4-6.

The PDC World Cup of Darts will remain in Frankfurt from June 2-5, with the World Matchplay taking place from July 16-24 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

October will see the World Grand Prix take place from October 2-8, with the European Championship taking place in Belgium from October 28-30.

The following month will feature the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton from November 12-20 before the action returns to the Butlins Minehead resort for the Players Championship Finals from November 25-27, which will also feature the World Youth Championship Final.

The year's action will then conclude across the Christmas period with the 2016-2017 World Darts Championship.

A total of 20 Players Championship events will be held during the year, while the ever-growing European Tour will expand to ten tournaments in 2016.

The action will begin in Venray in the Netherlands in February before moving to Munich in March for the first of the year's seven German-based events, with events to follow in Gibraltar and Hamburg during May.

June will see Event Five in Austria before a further event in Dusseldorf at the end of July to then be followed by tournaments across three successive weekends in September in Riesa, Muelheim and Sindelfingen before the final event in Hildesheim in mid-October.

The year will again feature 16 Challenge Tour events, for PDPA Associate Members, with four events to be played across each two-day weekend.

The Development Tour, for players aged 16-23, will expand to feature five double-header weekends and 20 tournaments during 2016, with four UK-based weekends to be accompanied by one weekend in Muelheim, Germany, on April 23-24.

2016 PDC Calendar

DATE VENUE TOURNAMENT
JANUARY    
Dec 17 - Jan 3 London World Darts Championship
13 - 16 Wigan Qualifying School
17 Wigan European Tour 1 / 2 - UK Qualifier
21 Dorchester Hotel Awards Dinner
23 Venray ET1 EQ & HNQ + ET2 EQ
30 - 31 Milton Keynes The Masters
FEBRUARY    
4 Leeds Premier League Darts 1
5 Wigan UK Open Qualifier 1
6 Wigan UK Open Qualifier 2
7 Wigan UK Open Qualifier 3
11 Newcastle Premier League Darts 2
12 - 14 Venray, Netherlands European Tour 1
18 Dublin, Ireland Premier League Darts 3
19 Wigan UK Open Qualifier 4
20 Wigan UK Open Qualifier 5
21 Wigan UK Open Qualifier 6
25 Aberdeen Premier League Darts 4
MARCH    
3 Exeter Premier League Darts 5
4 - 6 Minehead UK Open Finals
10 Nottingham Premier League Darts 6
11 Barnsley European Tour 3 / 4 - UK Qualifier
12 Barnsley Players Championship 1
13 Barnsley Players Championship 2
17 Glasgow Premier League Darts 7
19 Wigan Challenge Tour 1, 2
20 Wigan Challenge Tour 3, 4
24 Liverpool Premier League Darts 8
25 Munich, Germany European Tour 2 - Host Nation Qualifier
26 - 28 Munich, Germany European Tour 2
26 Wigan Development Tour 1, 2
27 Wigan Development Tour 3, 4
31 Cardiff Premier League Darts 9
APRIL    
7 Sheffield Premier League Darts 10
8 Barnsley Players Championship 3
9 Barnsley Players Championship 4
10 Barnsley Players Championship 5
14 Belfast Premier League Darts 11
21 Bournemouth Premier League Darts 12
22 Muelheim, Germany European Tour 3 / 4 European Qualifier
23 Muelheim, Germany Development Tour 5, 6
24 Muelheim, Germany Development Tour 7, 8
28 Birmingham Premier League Darts 13
30 Barnsley Players Championship 6
MAY    
1 Barnsley Players Championship 7
5 Manchester Premier League Darts 14
5 Gibraltar European Tour 3 - Host Nation Qualifier
6 - 8 Gibraltar European Tour 3
12 Rotterdam, Netherlands Premier League Darts 15
12 Hamburg, Germany European Tour 4 - Host Nation Qualifier
13 - 15 Hamburg, Germany European Tour 4
14 Wigan Development Tour 9, 10
15 Wigan Development Tour 11, 12
19 London Premier League Darts Play-Offs
20 Coventry European Tour 5 / 6 - UK Qualifier
21 Coventry Players Championship 8
22 Coventry Players Championship 9
28 Wigan Challenge Tour 5, 6
29 Wigan Challenge Tour 7, 8
JUNE    
1 Frankfurt, Germany European Tour 5 / 6 European Qualifier
2 - 5 Frankfurt, Germany World Cup
9 Austria European Tour 5 - Host Nation Qualifier
10 - 12 Austria European Tour 5
25 Coventry Challenge Tour 9, 10
26 Coventry Challenge Tour 11, 12
JULY    
1 Barnsley European Tour 7 / 8 - UK Qualifier
2 Barnsley Players Championship 10
3 Barnsley Players Championship 11
16 - 24 Blackpool World Matchplay
28 Duesseldorf, Germany European Tour 6 - Host Nation Qualifier
29 - 31 Duesseldorf, Germany European Tour 6
AUGUST    
5 Barnsley European Tour 9 / 10 - UK Qualifier
6 Barnsley Players Championship 12
7 Barnsley Players Championship 13
SEPTEMBER    
1 Riesa, Germany European Tour 7 / 8 - European Qualifier
1 Riesa, Germany European Tour 7 - Host Nation Qualifier
2 - 4 Riesa, Germany European Tour 7
3 Coventry Development Tour 13, 14
4 Coventry Development Tour 15, 16
8 Muelheim, Germany European Tour 8 - Host Nation Qualifier
9 - 11 Muelheim, Germany European Tour 8
10 Wigan Challenge Tour 13, 14
11 Wigan Challenge Tour 15, 16
15 Sindelfingen, Germany ET9 EQ & HNQ + ET10 EQ
16 - 18 Sindelfingen, Germany European Tour 9
23 Barnsley Players Championship 14
24 Barnsley Players Championship 15
25 Barnsley Players Championship 16
30 Dublin, Ireland Players Championship 17
OCTOBER    
1 Dublin, Ireland Players Championship 18
2 - 8 Dublin, Ireland World Grand Prix
13 Hildesheim, Germany European Tour 10 - Host Nation Qualifier
14 - 16 Hildesheim, Germany European Tour 10
15 Wigan Development Tour 17, 18
16 Wigan Development Tour 19, 20
21 Barnsley Grand Slam - Qualifier
21 Barnsley World Youth Championship - L64
22 Barnsley Players Championship 19
23 Barnsley Players Championship 20
28 - 30 Belgium European Championship
NOVEMBER    
12 - 20 Wolverhampton Grand Slam of Darts
25 - 27 Minehead Players Championship Finals
27 Minehead World Youth Championship Final
28 Wigan World Championship - PDPA Qualifier
DECEMBER    
TBC London World Darts Championship


Please Note:
* PDC Calendar correct at August 14 2015. Events are subject to change for operational or other unavoidable reasons, in accordance with PDC rules. Details of 2016 World Series of DartsSeries of Darts events and further confirmation of some venues for European events above will be confirmed in due course.
* Dates for European Tour event Host Nation Qualifiers and European Qualifiers updated January 5 2016.

 

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