The PDC Unicorn Development Tour allows players aged 16-23 the chance to compete in a series of 20 tournaments throughout 2019.
Tournaments will be held over five double-header weekends, which each feature four events as two are held per day.
Players can compete from the day which they turn 16. Players aged 23 on January 2 2019 can compete in all 2019 tournaments, regardless of the date which they turn 24.
Entries can be made via the PDC Online Entry System, with the closing date of 2pm on the Friday immediately before each weekend.
All players must Register their details with the new system at this link (existing PDC players are required to do this with the new system to ensure that your details are correct).
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.
The Development Tour season concludes with the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship, with qualifiers from the Development Tour Order of Merit joined by international qualifiers in competing in that event.
The schedule of events is:
Events 1-4 - March 9-10, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
Events 5-8 - April 20-21, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
Events 9-12 - June 8-9, Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Events 13-16 - August 17-18, Halle 39, Hildesheim
Events 17-20 - November 2-3, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship early rounds - November 4, Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship - November 24, Butlin's Minehead Resort
TED EVETTS and Nathan Rafferty claimed the first two Unicorn Development Tour titles of 2019 on Saturday in Wigan.
The Robin Park Tennis Centre played host to the year's opening two tournaments for players aged 16-23, with Evetts and Raffert claiming their fifth and second Development Tour titles respectively.
Evetts picked up his fifth Development Tour title in the opening event of 2019 with a 5-0 win over Northern Ireland's Rafferty in the final.
The 21-year-old’s success on the 2018 Development Tour saw him qualify for the 2018/19 World Championship and regain his place on the ProTour, and Evetts wasted no time in replicating that success.
Evetts won his opening three matches of the day without the concession of a leg, before edging past Ciaran Teehan 4-3 to reach the last 16 where he saw off fellow Tour Card Holder Bradley Brooks 4-2.
A convincing 5-1 victory over Benjamin Smith in the quarter-finals was followed by a 5-2 success over Dutch youngster Geert Nentjes, before Evetts produced a stunning 103 average to take the first title of the year.
Rafferty bounced back from disappointment to storm to go all the way in Event Two, defeating Aiden Cope 5-2 in the final game of the day.
Rising star Rafferty, who reached the last 32 of the 2018 UK Open, didn't drop a leg in his opening two matches, before coming through deciding legs against William Borland and Brooks to advance to the quarter-finals.
There, a sensational performance saw Rafferty whitewash World Matchplay semi-finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-0, before seeing off Wessel Nijman 5-3 to reach his second final of the day where he doubled his Development Tour title tally almost a year on from his maiden crown.