There are a number of ways for players to join the PDC circuit, as detailed below.
Information for the 2023 PDC Qualifying Schools will be confirmed later in 2022.
The 2022 PDC Qualifying School was held across two stages from January 9-15, with events being held simultaneously in the UK and Germany.
First Stage was held across three days from January 9-11, with players then progressing to Final Stage to compete from January 12-15 to win PDC Tour Cards.
Note for all players:
* Players are advised not to make non-refundable or non-changeable travel or accommodation bookings.
The 2022 Winmau Development Tour will feature 24 events during the year (either in the UK or Germany).
The Development Tour is for players aged 16-23; players can play from the day on which they turn 16 during the year, with an upper limit of needing to be 23 on January 4 2022.
Players who turn 24 after January 4 2022 would be able to play in all events during 2022.
Entries can be made through the PDC Entry System, costing £25 per event.
New players must Register their details at this link. Following your registration, you will receive an email to confirm that you are available to enter tournaments, and at this stage you can login to make your entry to the relevant events. This verification may take up to 48 hours.
2022 Winmau Development Tour
Events 1-5: February 18-20 - Wigan
Events 6-10: May 6-8 - Wigan
Events 11-15: June 3-5 - Hildesheim
Events 16-20: August 19-21 - Hildesheim
Events 21-24: October 7-8 - Wigan
World Youth Championship L96: October 9 - Wigan
Details for the 2022 Winmau Challenge Tour are below.
The 2022 Challenge Tour will be for PDPA Associate Members, who competed at Qualifying School but did not win a Tour Card.
Each event has a £10,000 prize fund, with entry costing £55 per tournament via the PDC Entry System.
2022 Winmau Challenge Tour
Events 1-5: January 21-23, Wigan
Events 6-10: April 1-3, Hildesheim
Events 11-15: July 15-17, Hildesheim
Events 16-20: September 16-18, Leicester
Events 21-24: October 15-16, Leicester
The 2022 Cazoo UK Open will give 16 amateur players the chance to win through Rileys Qualifiers to secure a spot at Butlin's Minehead Resort in March.
The 160-player UK Open features action across eight stages in one of the most popular televised events each year, with PDC stars traditionally joined by emerging names and unknown amateur talents.
Rileys Sports Bars across England will stage qualifiers during January and February for players to secure their chance to compete in the UK Open from March 4-6.
A total of 16 knockouts will be held, with each winner progressing to play in Minehead, where they will enter in the first round on Friday March 4.
Entry to the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers will be open to any player aged 16 and above at the date of the event who is not a PDC Tour Card Holder.
Entry will cost £10 per event and must be made online through this link. Entries for each event will close at 1700 GMT on the day before that specific event. Players are permitted to enter more than one Rileys Amateur Qualifier.
Players must register at the specific event between 1000-1200 GMT, with play commencing at 1230 GMT.
2022 Cazoo UK Open
Rileys Amateur Qualifiers Dates & Venues
Saturday January 29
Rileys London Victoria
Sunday January 30
Saturday February 5
Saturday February 12
Rileys South Benfleet
Sunday February 13
Saturday February 19
Sunday February 20
Each venue will have a maximum number of entries. All games will be the best of seven legs of 501, straight start and double finish.
Players who win through the Rileys Amateur Qualifiers will receive a playing shirt for the Cazoo UK Open which must be worn in all matches at the event.
For full Terms & Conditions, please see www.rileys.co.uk/tournaments.
The PDC are affiliated to and support the Junior Darts Corporation, which stages a series of tournaments throughout the year and also supports a series of Academies.
Players aged from 10-18 can compete in JDC Tour Events.
Each season usually culminates in the Junior World Darts Championship, which sees the final played on stage at Alexandra Palace.
Players aged from eight upwards can join JDC Academies.
For full details, click here to visit the JDC website.