PDC Prize Fund Increases Confirmed
THE increased prize funds for PDC Premier Events in 2014 has been confirmed, including new record amounts on offer in the World Matchplay, World Grand Prix, UK Open, European Championship and Players Championship Finals.
Following the PDC's continued worldwide growth over the past 12 months, which has included new broadcast contracts signed with both Sky Sports and ITV4, prize funds for major televised events have been increased.
An additional £50,000 prize money has been added to five major PDC tournaments, with the World Matchplay's prize fund increasing to £450,000 - a record for the event.
The World Grand Prix's prize fund increases to £400,000, with £250,000 prize money on offer in both the UK Open Televised Finals in March and September's European Championship, while the Players Championship Finals' prize money increases to £300,000.
In addition, a rolling £5,000 nine-dart bonus will be on offer at all PDC Premier Events listed below, plus the Grand Slam of Darts. With two nine-darters having been hit at the 2014 World Championship, this will revert to £5,000 for the UK Open Televised Finals in March.
The PDC can also confirm that the six UK Open Qualifiers to be held during February will now offer £50,000 each in prize money, an increase of £15,000 per event in line with the 2013 rise of Players Championship prize money to the same total.
European Tour events will continue to offer £100,000 prize money each and £160,000 will be on offer in the second staging of The Masters, while the 2015 World Championship will again offer £1,050,000 in prize money.
In addition, the PDC will pay out £240,000 in its Development Tours, with 16 Challenge Tour events each worth £10,000 in prize money joined by 16 Youth Tour events offering £5,000 prize money each.
2014/15 World Championship
2014 World Matchplay
2014 World Grand Prix
2014 UK Open Finals
2014 European Championship
2014 Players Championship Finals
2014 The Masters
Pro Tour Events
UK Open Qualifiers & Players Championship Events
|Total (no nine-dart prize)||£50,000|
Development Tour Events
Challenge Tour Events
Youth Tour Events
For full details of PDC Rules & Prize Funds for 2014, please see the PDC Order of Merit Rules section.
Details for 2014 European Tour events (including entry information for Events 1 & 2) and the 2014 PDC Development Tours will be confirmed on Tuesday on this website.