There are a number of ways for players to join the PDC circuit, as detailed below.
The 2021 PDC Qualifying School will take place from February 8-17 in Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen.
Ten days of action will see players competing for PDC Tour Cards next month, with Qualifying School being split across Stage One and Final Stage in 2021.
Both the UK and European Qualifying Schools will see Stage One held across two blocks of three days, now from February 8-10 and 11-13, before Final Stage is now held from February 14-17.
A total of 29 two-year PDC Tour Cards are available at the 2021 PDC Qualifying School.
Players who do not win a PDC Tour Card will become PDPA Associate Members and be eligible to compete on the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour in 2021.
The 2021 Challenge Tour will feature a minimum of eight events before the end of June 2021, with details of further events and all dates to be confirmed on entry.
2021 PDC Qualifying Schools
UK Qualifying School - Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England
European Qualifying School - H+ Hotel Niedernhausen, Germany
Stage One - February 8-10 & February 11-13
Final Stage - February 14-17
Details for the 2021 PDC Unicorn Development Tour have not yet been confirmed.
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 2021.
Players who turn 24 after January 4 2021 would be able to play in all remaining events during 2021.
Details for the 2021 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour have not yet been confirmed.
The 2021 Challenge Tour will feature a minimum of eight events before the end of June 2021, with details to be confirmed.
Challenge Tour events are open to any player who competes at Qualifying School who does not win a Tour Card.
Details of Amateur Qualifiers for the 2021 Ladbrokes UK Open will be confirmed in due course.
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.