JDC's Advanced & Foundation Tours set to conclude

Luke Littler (JDC)

The Junior Darts Corporation's Advanced Tour and Foundation Tour circuits will conclude this weekend with the final tournaments of 2021.

Five double-header weekends have been played at Oaklands in Cinderford since mid-June, giving junior players their chance to compete in 12 JDC-ranked events.

The Advanced Tour offers £900 prize money per event for the 32 competitors, who also progress to play in the JDC Junior World Darts Championship.

Luke Littler (pictured) currently leads the Advanced Tour Order of Merit after winning three of the ten events staged so far.

Leighton Bennett's four wins have helped him into second place, while fellow event winners Henry Coates, Connor Hopkins and Tavis Dudeney are joined in the top six by Jacob Hibbert.

The top three players aged 16 or above on the final Advanced Tour Order of Merit - currently Bennett, Hopkins and Hibbert - would receive a PDPA Scholarship to compete on the 2022 PDC Unicorn Development Tour.

The Foundation Tour will see its top four players progress to the Advanced Tour in 2022 as well as compete on th 2021 JDC Junior World Darts Championship, and will feature its final two events on Saturday August 14.

Pim van Bijnen has dominated the Foundation Tour with six wins so far, with Cayden Smith picking up two victories and Joshua Powell and Evan Willoughby claiming one title apiece.

The JDC Junior World Darts Championship's early rounds will be staged in Gibraltar during November, with the final to be held at Alexandra Palace during the William Hill World Darts Championship.

The JDC will be staging a series of events in Gibraltar from November 23-26, also including the JDC World Cup and International Open.

The top four English and Welsh players from the Advanced Tour Order of Merit will qualify to represent their country in the JDC World Cup.

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