Over 650 players enter 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools


A total of 668 players have entered the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools, which will be staged from February 8-17 in Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen.

This year's Qualifying Schools will be split into First Stage and Final Stage, with First Stage being played in two three-day blocks from February 8-10 and 11-13.

Final Stage will then be played from February 14-17, with a total of 29 PDC Tour Cards on offer for players bidding to secure professional status for 2021/22.

The UK Qualifying School has attracted 397 entries, of which 32 players were exempt through to Final Stage.

The remaining 365 players will be split into 183 and 182 players for Stage 1A and 1B at the Marshall Arena.

The European Qualifying School in Niedernhausen has 271 entries with 18 players exempt to Final Stage, leaving groups of 127 and 126 players in the two groups for First Stage.

Each venue will produce four players on each day who automatically qualify for Final Stage, with other players being allocated points per game won from the first full round onwards, with 72 players in the UK and 86 in Europe set to progress from the Order of Merit.

The entry lists for Stage 1A and 1B will be confirmed on Tuesday following the completion of a random draw to split players across the three-day blocks.

Players will also be contacted by email with further information relating to the operation of the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools.