European Tour Prize Money Rule Statement

European Tour

Feb 22 2024

The PDC has reviewed the PDC Order of Merit Rules regarding European Tour events for 2024 following feedback received from the PDPA.

Rydz & Edhouse secure double qualification at ET3-4 TCH Qualifiers

European Tour

Feb 21 2024

Callan Rydz and Ritchie Edhouse secured a European Tour qualification double in Leicester on Wednesday.

ET3-4 Seeds & Tour Card Holder qualifier entries confirmed

European Tour

Feb 16 2024

Player entries for European Tour Events 3-4 have been confirmed ahead of next week's Tour Card Holder Qualifiers in Leicester.

Littler seals European Tour debut, as quartet complete qualification double

European Tour

Feb 14 2024

Luke Littler will make his European Tour debut at the Blåkläder Belgian Darts Open next month, after winning through Wednesday's Tour Card Holder Qualifier in Wigan.

ET1-2 Seeds & Tour Card Holder qualifier entries confirmed

European Tour

Feb 06 2024

Player entries for the first two European Tour events of 2024 have been confirmed, ahead of next month's opening event in Belgium.

2024 PDC European Tour - East Europe Qualifiers entries open

European Tour

Jan 29 2024

Player entries for the first four East Europe Qualifiers on the 2024 PDC European Tour are now open, ahead of March's opening event in Wieze, Belgium.

New qualifying format for European Tour confirmed for 2024

European Tour

Jan 07 2024

The qualifying format for PDC European Tour events will change in 2024, with amendments including the top 16 from the PDC Order of Merit qualifying automatically for each event.

Pietreczko's darting dreams come true on historic night in Hildesheim

European Tour

Oct 16 2023

Ricardo Pietreczko’s darting dreams were realised in Hildesheim on Sunday, after he produced the performances of his life to lift the Interwetten German Darts Championship on home soil.

Perfect Pietreczko wins Interwetten German Darts Championship

European Tour

Oct 15 2023

Ricardo Pietreczko produced a flawless display of finishing to win the Interwetten German Darts Championship with an astonishing 8-4 win over Peter Wright in the final.

Pietreczko among German trio to progress to Finals Day in Hildesheim

European Tour

Oct 14 2023

Ricardo Pietreczko, Gabriel Clemens and Nico Kurz moved through to the last 16 at the Interwetten German Darts Championship on Saturday, as newly crowned World Grand Prix champion Luke Humphries also impressed.

Luke Humphries claimed his third European Tour title of 2022 with a stunning 8-7 win over Rob Cross in Sunday's Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix final as the pair renewed their rivalry in Stuttgart.

Humphries was victorious against Cross a week ago in Prague to claim the Czech Darts Open title, and matched that result to scoop a third £25,000 European Tour triumph of 2022 in style.

Cross this time took the final all the way to a deciding leg, but was agonisingly left just short of victory for a seventh time on the European Tour - and in his third decider of the year - as Humphries took out 108 for the title.

"It's fantastic," said Humphries. "Rob's one of the nicest guys in the PDC and it's no coincidence [that] we have practiced together for the last two European Tours and made the final together.

"It was a great game, full of everything. At the start of that game we must have been averaging 113-114, it felt amazing. I know I dropped off a little bit but then I missed because Rob put me under pressure.

"I thought I played fantastic there but Rob was the better player overall because he was consistent throughout the whole game.

"I missed a couple of match darts but that 108 was clinical and one of the best out-shots of my career.

"I'm making huge strides in the game and there's a lot more to come."

Humphries built his form as they day progressed, seeing off Joe Murnan 6-3 in the third round, whitewashing Brendan Dolan in the quarter-finals with a 100 average and then posting a 108 average in a brilliant 7-4 semi-final defeat of Peter Wright.

Cross took the final's opening leg on double 18 and hit six perfect darts in leg two, only for Humphries to level in 11 darts and then claim two five-visit legs to move 3-1 up.

Cross hit legs of 14 and 13 darts in response either side of an 11-darter from Humphries, who then produced a remarkable eighth leg where he scored 21, 180 and a second 180 before finishing 120 for a 12-darter and a 5-3 cushion.

Humphries then powered in a sixth 180 of the final in another 11-darter to break throw for a three-leg lead.

Superb legs of 13 and 14 darts from Cross saw the gap closed to one leg, only for a clinical 121 bullseye finish to move Humphries a leg away from victory at 7-5.

Two missed match darts, at double 18, in the 13th leg allowed Cross to keep his hopes alive at 7-6, and another chance to close out victory - this time at double 16 - went begging as the 2018 World Champion forced a deciding leg.

Cross was first to a finish in the final leg, but was unable to give himself a dart at a double on a 118 finish, and Humphries stepped in to complete a 108 combination for glory.

Cross began Sunday's final stages in scintillating fashion by landing a 170 checking and finishing six doubles from as many attempts in a third round win over Krzysztof Ratajski.

He then overcame Rowby-John Rodriguez in the quarter-finals by a 6-4 scoreline before averaging an unstoppable 110.73 in his semi-final defeat of Damon Heta.

However, the reigning European Champion was left to rue another loss in a European Tour final - his seventh in a run spanning five years since turning professional in 2017.

"I'm glad I don't struggle with 'majors' to win them - these are ten times harder!" admitted Cross.

"Credit to Luke, I thought he played great, he was the better player and if he hit doubles earlier I was out of there earlier.

"He's superb and I've got a lot of time for him."

Australian Heta was appearing in his second European Tour semi-final of 2022 after enjoying wins in deciding legs against Ryan Searle and Martin Schindler on Sunday.

World Champion Wright continued a strong weekend with 6-1 wins over Cazoo Premier League leader Jonny Clayton and UK Open champion Danny Noppert - where he averaged 111 to reach his first European Tour semi-final since February.

Rodriguez reached his second successive European Tour quarter-final following a third round win over Gurney, while UK Open champion Danny Noppert was in the last eight for the third time this year.

Dolan's win over Andrew Gilding earned him a first European Tour quarter-final since last September, while Schindler was the best-performing home star as the German ace reached the last eight for the second time in 2022.

The PDC European Tour continues next weekend with the ack's Dutch Darts Championship at the Ijsselhallen in Zwolle from May 27-29.