The growth of the Professional Darts Corporation circuit means that there are greater opportunities than ever for players.
Qualifying School / PDC ProTour / Challenge Tour
Players can win a Tour Card to compete on the elite PDC ProTour each year at Qualifying School, which will be held in January each year.
Qualifying School is open to ANY player aged 16 or above, with approximately 32 Tour Cards on offer. Full details about Qualifying School are available at www.pdpa.co.uk and announced at this website once confirmed.
Players who win a PDC Tour Card are eligible to enter all Players Championship events (limited to 128 players), as well as the UK Open Qualifiers and European Tour events.
Players who do not win a PDC Tour Card become PDPA Associate Members, allowing them to enter UK Open Qualifiers as well as compete in Players Championship events in Q School Order of Merit order should the 128 Tour Card Holders not enter.
PDPA Associate Members also have their own Challenge Tour series of events, with 20 £10,000 tournaments being held across five double-header weekends. PDPA Associate Membership for Challenge Tour events only is available via www.pdpa.co.uk. The leading two players from the final Challenge Tour Order of Merit will win a two-year PDC Tour Card.
PDC Unicorn Development Tour - Youth Players Aged 16-23
The PDC Unicorn Development Tour allows ANY player aged from 16-23 to compete in a series of events throughout the year.
Tournaments are played with two per day across weekends, with five weekends seeing 20 events taking place during 2019.
To enter as a new player, register with the PDC Online Entry System at www.pdcplayers.com.
Each event is worth £10,000 in prize money, with the leading two players from the Development Tour Order of Merit winning a PDC Tour Card, with qualification for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship also based on prize money won in Development Tour events.
UK Open Amateur Qualifiers
The UK Open Televised Finals feature a series of Amateur Qualifiers competing alongside professional stars. These are usually held in January or February and allow any player who is not a PDPA Member to compete.
The PDC only sells tickets directly through its official outlets and warns against purchasing from other sources, however official they claim to be.
The official box offices are:
Premier League Darts: SeeTickets, venue Box Office, Thomas Cook Sport and Hospitality Packages through Sport and Music.
The Masters: Arena: MK Box Office and SeeTicets.
UK Open & Players Championship Finals: Tickets included in Weekend Break Packages sold by Butlins
World Cup, European Championship, World Series Finals & European Tour: PDC Europe
Gibraltar Darts Trophy: Buytickets.gi
World Matchplay: SeeTickets, Winter Gardens box office (Ticketmaster) or Thomas Cook Sport
World Grand Prix: Citywest Hotel box office, Ticketmaster.ie
Grand Slam of Darts - SeeTickets, Wolves Civic box office.
World Championship: SeeTickets or Thomas Cook Sport. Official Hospitality Packages sold by PDC. Sportreizen & DerTour offer travel packages for fans from Europe.
Other event details to be added as and when tickets go on sale.
Tickets are sold subject to terms and conditions, which include the agreement that tickets will not be re-sold at face value or greater.
The PDC will always strive to cancel any tickets found to be on sale through third parties and would advise that purchasers of tickets through this method face being denied entry into events.
Any ticket holders found selling their tickets will be blacklisted with their details circulated to all PDC official box offices. In certain circumstances, details may be passed to the Police.
We welcome reports of tickets on sale through third-parties and will always request that the tickets are removed from sale immediately via the legal departments of the websites used.
DO NOT BUY TICKETS FROM ANY SOURCE OTHER THAN THE OFFICIAL BOX OFFICE. YOU WILL NOT GET IN TO THE EVENT AND YOU MAY BE BLACKLISTED FROM BUYING TICKETS FOR FUTURE EVENTS.
For the latest PDC Terms & Conditions of ticket sales, please click here.
Unfortunately due to the number of requests we receive and the lack of suitable available donations, we are unable to provide donations to other charities.
Please click here to find out more about the Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation.
PDC Merchandise is available from Burghley Sports, who offer online sales through the official PDC Merchandise website.
Alternatively, you can visit their Merchandise Stand at all major PDC events in the UK & Ireland or call 0044 (0)1858 410 890.