Update for Challenge & Development Tour players

Unicorn Challenge Tour

Jul 03 2020

The PDC have issued an update in relation to the PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour and Development Tour seasons.

Events Update: May & June 2020

News

Apr 22 2020

PDC events during May & June, along with the BetVictor World Cup of Darts, will not now take place as planned.

April events on PDC tour postponed

Pro Tour

Mar 19 2020

The PDC's non-televised tour events planned for April have now been postponed.

Challenge Tour Events 5-8 update

Unicorn Challenge Tour

Feb 03 2020

The second 2020 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour weekend will now be played across three days from April 10-12.

Stats Analysis: Average vs Age

News

Jan 28 2020

PDC stats analyst Christopher Kempf assesses any correlation between averages and age.

Mitchell leads Challenge Tour Order of Merit

Unicorn Challenge Tour

Jan 27 2020

Scott Mitchell leads the 2020 Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit after the opening weekend.

Dennant & Van der Wal claim Challenge Tour titles

Unicorn Challenge Tour

Jan 26 2020

Matthew Dennant and Jitse Van der Wal claimed Unicorn Challenge Tour titles on Sunday.

Mitchell & Collins win first Challenge Tour Events of 2020

Unicorn Challenge Tour

Jan 25 2020

Scott Mitchell & Robbie Collins shared wins on the opening day of the 2020 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour season.

2020 Challenge Tour season set to commence

Unicorn Challenge Tour

Jan 24 2020

Over 300 players will compete in the opening weekend of the 2020 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour season.

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Update

Unicorn Challenge Tour

Jan 20 2020

Entries are now open for the first PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour weekend in Wigan on January 25-26.

THE PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour is the PDC's second-tier tour for players who do not hold a PDC Tour Card.

A series of 20 tournaments will be held during 2019, each offering £10,000 in prize money.

Tournaments are held across five double-header weekends, with two events per day on each weekend.

STEPHEN BURTON and Shaun Carroll claimed maiden PDC titles on the opening day of the 2019 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour in Wigan.

World Championship competitor Burton narrowly missed out on regaining his Tour Card last weekend, but bounced back in style to claim his first Challenge Tour crown.

Burton began Event Two with wins over Egor Tvorogov, Chris White, Scott Darbyshire and Mike De Decker to make the last 16, where an impressive 103 average saw off Russia's Boris Koltsov.

The Ipswich thrower backed up that display with triumphs over Michael Rasztovits and Jason Wilson, before holding his nerve in the deciding leg of the final to claim a 5-4 victory over Nathan Rafferty.

Earlier in the day, Carroll tasted success in just his third Challenge Tour event, becoming the first Challenge Tour winner of the year with a 5-1 victory over Patrick Lynskey in the final of Event One.

Despite failing to win a match at last weekend's UK Qualifying School, the Walsall thrower returned to form with defeats of Wesley van Trijp, Vince Tipple, Dean Norman and Steve Hine to reach the last 16.

There, he saw off Lukas Wenig, before wins over experienced duo Ritchie Edhouse and Mick Todd saw him reach the final where he triumphed over Lynskey.

Elsewhere, Event Two also saw former World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton reach the last 16, former UK Open semi-finalist Andrew Gilding enjoyed a run to the quarter-finals, while Brazil's World Cup of Darts star Diogo Portela secured a semi-final berth.

Unicorn Challenge Tour Event One
Quarter-Finals

Patrick Lynskey 5-4 William Borland
Brett Claydon 5-3 Andrew Foster
Mick Todd 5-4 Ricky Williams
Shaun Carroll 5-2 Ritchie Edhouse

Semi-Finals
Patrick Lynskey 5-2 Brett Claydon
Shaun Carroll 5-4 Mick Todd

Final
Shaun Carroll 5-1 Patrick Lynskey

Unicorn Challenge Tour Event Two
Quarter-Finals

Diogo Portela 5-0 Mick Todd
Nathan Rafferty 5-2 Darren Herewini
Stephen Burton 5-2 Michael Rasztovits
Jason Wilson 5-4 Andrew Gilding

Semi-Finals
Nathan Rafferty 5-3 Diogo Portela
Stephen Burton 5-3 Jason Wilson

Final
Stephen Burton 5-4 Nathan Rafferty