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

The 2019 PDC Unicorn Development Tour season concluded on Sunday as top two Ted Evetts and Luke Humphries shared wins in the year's final two events.

Evetts' runaway success at the top of the Development Tour Order of Merit was already assured going into Event 19, where the 22-year-old claimed his eighth tournament victory of 2019.

Having taken victory in Event 18 on Saturday, Evetts' winning streak continued at the Robin Park Tennis Centre as he defeated Ciaran Teehan 5-2 in the final.

Evetts also defeated Humphries 4-3 in the Last 16 of the event, and saw off former JDC World Junior Champion Rusty-Rodriguez in the semi-finals.

Evetts' challenge in Event 20 was ended by Dan Read in the Last 16, before Humphries went on to take the title - mirroring his Event 17 success on Saturday.

The World Championship finalist negotiated a tricky route to the final, defeating former Development Tour event winners Mike De Decker and Mike van Duivenbode in his opening two matches.

He also had to see off German World Cup star Martin Schindler in the semi-finals - averaging almost 100 in a 5-2 win - before claiming a 5-3 win over Geert Nentjes in the final.

That clash proved to be a shoot-out for second place in the Development Tour Order of Merit, with the 2017 & 2018 table-topper taking that slot this time around.

Event 20 also saw the year's 46th nine-darter in a PDC event achieved as Keane Barry - last month's Irish Matchplay winner - landed a perfect leg during his win over 2018 JDC World Junior Champion Jurjen van der Velde.

Nentjes' consolation will be qualification for the William Hill World Darts Championship, with the top two non-qualified players from the Development Tour Order of Merit securing a place at Alexandra Palace.

With Evetts, Humphries and Ryan Meikle currently in provisional ProTour Order of Merit qualifying places, Ciaran Teehan also looks set to secure a World Championship spot, which would mean a debut for the Irish prospect.

Meikle and Teehan are also in line to secure PDC Tour Cards for 2020/2021 from the Development Tour Order of Merit, with a further six players set to secure free entry to the 2020 PDC Qualifying School.

The focus now moves to the 2019 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship, which will see the early rounds held on Monday in Wigan.

The 96-player field will be split into 32 groups of three players for the initial round-robin phase, with the group winners progressing to the knockout phase from the last 32 onwards.

The World Youth Championship final will then take place on Sunday November 24 in Minehead between the semi-finals and final of the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals.

Click here to see the final 2019 PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit

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