2023 European Tour campaign to begin this weekend

European Tour general view

The 2023 PDC European Tour season gets underway this weekend with the Interwetten Baltic Sea Darts Open in Kiel, Germany.

Taking place from February to October, 13 three-day events will feature the world's top stars and emerging talent from across the continent.

Having enjoyed a return to a full programme of events in 2022, the European Tour will once again see 13 tournaments played in 2023.

The 12th year of the European Tour will see the circuit travel across six nations; Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. 

Prize money has increased to £175,000 for each European Tour event, with all earnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and European Tour Order of Merit.

At the conclusion of the 13 events, the top 32 players on the European Tour Order of Merit will qualify for the Cazoo European Championship, which will take place in Dortmund from October 26-29.

The inaugural Baltic Sea Darts Open will be staged from Friday to Sunday at the Wunderino Arena, with 48 players battling it out to become the first European Tour title winner of the year.

The draw and schedule of play for this weekend's event will be confirmed on Thursday.

Live coverage of all 2023 European Tour events will be streamed through Viaplay in the UK, the Netherlands, Poland and all Nordic & Baltic countries, and through DAZN for viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Coverage will also be shown on PDCTV (excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and through bookmakers' worldwide.

2023 Interwetten Baltic Sea Darts Open (ET1)
February 24-26
Wunderino Arena, Kiel, Germany

Top 16 Seeded Players (Enter at Second Round stage)
1. Luke Humphries
2. Michael van Gerwen
3. Damon Heta
4. Rob Cross
5. Peter Wright
6. Dave Chisnall
7. Nathan Aspinall
8. Michael Smith
9. Dirk van Duijvenbode
10. Joe Cullen
11. Gerwyn Price
12. Danny Noppert
13. Ryan Searle
14. Martin Schindler
15. Jonny Clayton
16. Dimitri Van den Bergh

Tour Card Holder Qualifiers: Ricky Evans, Graham Usher, Arron Monk, Ryan Joyce, Mario Vandenbogaerde, Raymond van Barneveld, Stephen Bunting, Keegan Brown, James Wade, Ritchie Edhouse, Richard Veenstra, Shaun Wilkinson, Niels Zonneveld, Steve Beaton, Lewy Williams, Bradley Brooks, Adrian Lewis, Ryan Meikle, Josh Payne, Jermaine Wattimena, Brendan Dolan, William O'Connor, Daryl Gurney, Ted Evetts
Associate Member Qualifiers: Martijn Dragt, Jeroen Mioch
Host Nation Qualifiers (from ProTour Order of Merit): Gabriel Clemens, Florian Hempel
Host Nation Qualifiers x2: Niko Springer, Lukas Wenig
PDC Nordic & Baltic Qualifier: Dennis Nilsson
East Europe Qualifier: Filip Sebesta

All matches up to and including the quarter-finals are the best of 11 legs, with the semi-finals the best of 13 legs and the final the best of 15 legs.

Prize Fund
Runner-up: £12,000
Semi-Finalists: £8,500
Quarter-Finalists: £6,000
Last 16 losers: £4,000
Last 32 losers: £2,500
Last 48 losers: £1,250
Total: £175,000