Prize funds boosted for Winmau Challenge & Development Tours

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Nov 22 2022

Increased prize funds will be on offer for Winmau Challenge Tour and Winmau Development Tour Events from 2023.

Owen & Van Trijp secure Ally Pally spots as Challenge Tour concludes

Winmau Challenge Tour

Oct 16 2022

Robert Owen and Danny van Trijp will star in the 2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship.

Tricole & Labre share Challenge Tour wins on landmark day for French darts

Winmau Challenge Tour

Oct 15 2022

Thibault Tricole and Jacques Labre celebrated Winmau Challenge Tour titles on a landmark day for French darts in Leicester.

Challenge Tour & Women's Series final weekend entry reminder

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Oct 11 2022

Entries are still open for the final weekends of the PDC Winmau Challenge Tour and PDC Women's Series.

2023 PDC calendar unveiled

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Sep 30 2022

The 2023 PDC calendar will see over 170 days of darts played around the world.

Williams scoops fourth Challenge Tour title of 2022

Winmau Challenge Tour

Sep 18 2022

Scott Williams clinched his fourth Winmau Challenge Tour title of 2022 with victory at Event 20 in Leicester on Sunday.

Van der Velde & Kist seal Dutch double on Winmau Challenge Tour

Winmau Challenge Tour

Sep 17 2022

Jurjen van der Velde and Christian Kist ensured a Dutch double at the PDC Winmau Challenge Tour on Saturday with victories in Leicester.

Owen & Plaisier share Challenge Tour spoils

Winmau Challenge Tour

Sep 16 2022

Robert Owen and Wesley Plaisier shared the spoils as the Winmau Challenge Tour action resumed in Leicester on Friday.

Pallett clinches maiden Challenge Tour crown with Event 15 success

Winmau Challenge Tour

Jul 17 2022

David Pallett clinched his first PDC ranking title in Hildesheim on Sunday afternoon, battling past Dutchman Dennie Olde Kalter to win Event 15 on the Winmau Challenge Tour.

Van der Velde and Neyens celebrate Winmau Challenge Tour titles

Winmau Challenge Tour

Jul 16 2022

Jurjen van der Velde and Kenny Neyens claimed titles on another bumper day of Winmau Challenge Tour action in Hildesheim on Saturday.

Details have been confirmed for the 2021 PDC Unicorn Challenge and Development Tour seasons, with 24 events announced on each tour, both of which will be split geographically to minimise player travel.

The second-tier Challenge Tour features players who competed at the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools but did not win a PDC Tour Card, while the Development Tour allows players aged 16-23* to compete each year.

With ongoing restrictions continuing to affect cross-border travel, the Challenge and Development Tours in 2021 will be split into events in the UK and Europe, with each offering a minimum of two treble-header weekends featuring a pair of £10,000 events on each day.

The UK Challenge Tour will initially see events from August 6-8 and September 3-5 in Milton Keynes, with the European Challenge Tour taking place in Niedernhausen from July 2-4 and September 3-5.

PDPA Associate Members will be able to compete at the venue where they played in the 2021 Qualifying School.

The UK Development Tour will see weekends held from August 20-22 in Milton Keynes and from October 29-31 in Barnsley.

The European Development Tour events will be staged in Niedernhausen from August 20-22 and November 5-7.

"We remain committed to providing opportunities for players throughout the PDC system and we are pleased to be able to confirm plans for the 2021 Unicorn Challenge and Development Tours," said PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.

"Given the ongoing restrictions, particularly in relation to travel, we have taken a practical and realistic step to split the Challenge Tour and Development Tour into events in the UK and Europe for 2021, whilst committing to at least 12 events in each region."

Each region will operate its own Order of Merit for each tour, with the winner of each securing a PDC Tour Card for 2022/23 and a place in the 2021/22 William Hill World Darts Championship

Details are being finalised for the 2021 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship, and will be announced in due course.

2021 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour
July 2-4 - European Challenge Tour Events 1-6, Niedernhausen, Germany
August 6-8 - UK Challenge Tour Events 1-6, Milton Keynes, England
September 3-5 - European Challenge Tour Events 7-12, Niedernhausen, Germany
September 3-5 - UK Challenge Tour Events 7-12, Milton Keynes, England

2021 PDC Unicorn Development Tour
August 20-22 - European Development Tour Events 1-6, Niedernhausen, Germany
August 20-22 - UK Development Tour Events 1-6, Milton Keynes, England
October 29-31 - UK Development Tour Events 7-12, Barnsley, England
November 5-7 - European Development Tour Events 7-12, Niedernhausen, Germany

* Players can compete in PDC Unicorn Development Tour events from the day they turn 16, with an upper age limit of being 23 or under on January 4 2021. Players who are ranked in the top 32 of the PDC Order of Merit on the cut-off date of an event are not eligible to enter those Development Tour events. Development Tour players from outside of the UK or Europe will have the choice of which venue to compete at in 2021.

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