2022 Challenge & Development Tour entries now available

News

Jan 13 2022

Entries for the year's opening Challenge Tour and Development Tour weekends are now available.

Evetts crowned Unicorn World Youth Champion

Development Tour

Nov 28 2021

Ted Evetts was crowned Unicorn World Youth Champion for the first time in Minehead on Sunday.

2021 Unicorn World Youth Championship field & format confirmed

Development Tour

Nov 24 2021

Reigning champion Bradley Brooks will headline the 32-player field for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship.

2022 PDC calendar confirmed up to end of October

News

Nov 12 2021

The 2022 PDC calendar will see over 150 days of darts played from January to October.

Schmutzler & Kurz secure final European Development Tour titles

Development Tour

Nov 07 2021

Fabian Schmutzler secured a spot at the World Championship as he clinched a second PDC Unicorn European Development Tour title.

Rodriguez seals European Development Tour success as German talent wins

Development Tour

Nov 06 2021

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez secured PDC Unicorn European Development Tour glory as he shared wins with German newcomer Fabian Schmutzler.

Rodriguez & Bialecki share European Development Tour victories

Development Tour

Nov 05 2021

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Sebastian Bialecki shared victories as the PDC Unicorn European Development Tour returned to action.

Brooks tops UK Development Tour Order of Merit to book Ally Pally spot

Development Tour

Oct 31 2021

Bradley Brooks secured his place in the 2021/22 World Championship after topping the Development Tour UK Order of Merit.

Kay & Colley claim second Unicorn Development Tour wins of 2021

Development Tour

Oct 30 2021

Keelan Kay and Reece Colley both picked up their second PDC Unicorn UK Development Tour wins of 2021 as the action continued in Barnsley.

Evetts & Brooks share wins as Unicorn UK Development Tour returns

Development Tour

Oct 29 2021

Ted Evetts and Bradley Brooks shared wins as the PDC Unicorn UK Development Tour returned to action on Friday.

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.

Entries
Players can compete from the day which they turn 16. Players aged 23 on January 4 2021 can compete in all 2021 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.

New players must Register their details at this link. 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.