PDC Unicorn Challenge & Development Tour Update

News

Aug 04 2020

The PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour and Development Tour seasons will both conclude this autumn.

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.

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.

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BERRY VAN PEER and Andy Jenkins shared victories as the third PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour weekend of 2019 concluded in Peterborough on Sunday.

Van Peer, 22, claimed his first PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour title by defeating Cameron Menzies 5-2 in the Event 11 final in Peterborough.

The Dutchman has won three events previously on the Development Tour and reached the World Youth Championship final, before scooping the £2,000 top prize in Sunday's opening event, a marked achievement given his ongoing battle with dartitis.

He had survived missed match darts from Peter Mitchell in their quarter-final and then saw off fellow countryman Arjan Konterman 5-3 in the last four.

Menzies shared the opening four legs of the final, but Van Peer took the next three without reply - including a key 12-darter - to claim the Event 11 title.

Menzies' bid to win a third Challenge Tour title of his career saw him overcome two former winners at this level, Shaun Carroll and Barry Lynn, as well as youngster Rusty-Jake Rodriguez in the last four.

Experienced Andy Jenkins, who landed a nine-darter on Saturday, was amongst the Event 11 quarter-finalists alongside Mitchell, Mark Frost and David Adshead.

However, Jenkins would later go all the way to win Event 12 and claim his first PDC title for 16 years by edging out Boris Koltstov 5-4 in the deciding leg of their final.

With the scores locked at four-all, Jenkins landed scores of 174 and 180 to set up a possible 180 before the Russian powered in a maximum of his own - and both players missed a chance to take victory before the Cosham ace snatched the title.

Jenkins also defeated Patrick Lynskey, Chas Barstow and Justin Smith in nine-leg contest, as well as seeing off Ritchie Edhouse, Scott Taylor and Simon Preston in the event.

Koltsov was bidding to follow up January's Event Four victory with a second Challenge Tour win of the year, and whitewashed former UK Open champion Colin Osborne in the last eight before overcoming Jesus Noguera in the semi-finals.

Koltsov sits second on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit with £4,250 prize money following 12 events, behind leader Stephen Burton (£4,950), with Jenkins moving up to third with £3,900.

The PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour continues on August 10-11 with Events 13-16 at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton in the fourth of five weekends being held this year.

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