Update for PDC overseas affiliated tours

Gordon Mathers (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

The PDC's overseas affiliated tours have confirmed their plans for the remainder of 2020 following the suspension of events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The PDC works with organisations worldwide to provide regional tours, which have been on hold since March.

The PDC Asian Tour has now been cancelled for 2020, with their first rearranged events having been provisionally planned to begin from August onwards.

Furthermore, The EuroAsian Darts Corporation (EADC) has now cancelled its season, with just one weekend having been held in Russia so far in 2020.

DartPlayers Australia have confirmed that their 2020 season has been ended following 14 events, with plans in place to stage the Oceanic Masters on the weekend of October 30 in Warilla (dependant on restrictions in Australia).

Gordon Mathers, who was sat at the top of the DPA ProTour Order of Merit, will qualify for a place in the William Hill World Darts Championship.

The 2019/2020 DartPlayers New Zealand season was ended in March, with Haupai Puha at the head of the rankings.

They will start their 2021 season in January, but will still hold a top 16 playoff this year to determine who will play at the 2020/21 William Hill World Darts Championship. Details will be confirmed at the DPNZ website.

North America's Championship Darts Corporation circuit has yet to commence for 2020, with plans being put in place to return later this year. Details will be confirmed at the CDC website.

PDC Nordic & Baltic are planning a weekend in the autumn of 2020, with details to be confirmed at the PDCNB website.

Their season had begun in February with a double-header in Denmark, which saw Finland's Kim Viljanen and Sweden's Daniel Larsson pick up victories.

In addition, the annual Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay championship held in Ireland - which included the final on stage in Dublin during the World Grand Prix - has been cancelled in 2020.

Details of qualifying for the William Hill World Darts Championship and BetVictor World Cup of Darts from affected regions will be confirmed in due course.