Cancellations and location changes- Revised PDC 2020 Schedule

Yesterday the PDC released a press release announcing new dates for the Bet Victor World Cup of Darts and the cancellation of multiple world ranking events.The entire press release is quoted below.

The release announces that the World Cup of Darts will now take place having previously been postponed, and a change in location for the event. Unfortunately the revised dates for the event create a scheduling clash meaning it will take place instead of one of the rescheduled PDC world ranking events, an event that now will also require re-rescheduling or also face cancellation.

Fantastic news for the global sport of darts with the World Cup of Darts showcasing players from a huge range of countries and being viewed live of television screens around the world.

The cancellation of the world ranking events is a crushing blow to the European tour and the PDC tour card holders. At a time when players earnings are near non-existent due to the lockdown (Home tour appearance fees have been the only earnings for months for many players) the cancellation of 7 European tour events will have hit many hard. The 140,000 on offer at each of these events is a massive draw and players always compete at their very best in the qualifying events.

PDC Press release 29/05/2020:

BETVICTOR WORLD CUP OF DARTS MOVES TO GRAZ

The 2020 BetVictor World Cup of Darts is now set to be held from November 6-8 in Graz as Austria prepares to host the event for the first time.

The 32-nation World Cup of Darts had been originally planned to take place in Hamburg in June, but was amongst the tournaments postponed recently due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The event is now set to be held across three days, each featuring two sessions of action, in November at the Premstättner Halle in Graz/Premstätten.

This tournament will replace the planned new dates for the 2020 Austrian Darts Open European Tour event.

However, tickets purchased for the original dates of the Austrian Darts Open will remain valid for the equivalent session of the new dates. Further details can be obtained from PDC Europe via www.pdc-europe.tv.

The 2019 BetVictor World Cup of Darts was won by Scotland’s Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, as they claimed the title for the first time by defeating Ireland’s William O’Connor and Steve Lennon in the final.

England and the Netherlands have won the World Cup four times apiece since the tournament – which is unique on the PDC circuit for the combination of Doubles and Singles ties – was introduced a decade ago.

2020 BetVictor World Cup of Darts

Friday November 6

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm GMT)

First Round x8

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm GMT)

First Round x8

Saturday November 7

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm GMT)

Second Round x4

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm GMT)

Second Round x4

Sunday November 8

Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm local time, 12pm-4pm GMT)

Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm-11pm local time, 6pm-10pm GMT)

Semi-Finals & Final

ENDS

FOUR PDC EUROPEAN TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

Four PDC European Tour events are planned to be held in September and October, as Budapest, Jena, Gibraltar and Prague prepare to host tournaments.

The 2020 European Tour season had begun with the Belgian Darts Championship earlier this year, before the global Coronavirus pandemic led to a suspension of events.

Due to restrictions in place in Germany and the Netherlands, planned events in Sindelfingen, Leverkusen, Trier, Munich, Hildesheim, Riesa and Leeuwarden will not now be able to take place this year.

However, the following European Tour events will be able to take place later this year:

Hungarian Darts Trophy (Budapest) – September 4-6

German Darts Open (Jena) – September 11-13

Gibraltar Darts Trophy (Gibraltar) – September 25-27

Czech Darts Open (Prague) – October 16-18.

These events will be followed from October 29-November 1 with the European Championship in Dortmund.

In addition, the World Series of Darts Finals remain planned to take place in Salzburg from September 18-20, while the rescheduled BetVictor World Cup of Darts in Graz from November 6-8 will conclude the year’s action in Europe.

Fans with tickets for events which have been affected by postponements will be contacted by PDC Europe in due course in relation to their booking.

ENDS

The revised PDC schedule as per 29/05/2020

PDC Calendar 2020 season   
DateTournamentVenueWinner/Comment
25-janChallenge Tour 1WiganRob Collins
25-janChallenge Tour 2WiganScott Mitchell
26-janChallenge Tour 3WiganMatthew Dennant
26-janChallenge Tour 4WiganJitse van der Wal
31 Jan – 2 FebThe MastersMilton KeynesPeter Wright
6-febPremier League Darts 1AberdeenN/A
8-febPlayers Championship 1BarnsleyGary Anderson
9-febPlayers Championship 2BarnsleyNathan Aspinall
13-febPremier League Darts 2NottinghamN/A
15-febPlayers Championship 3WiganRyan Searle
16-febPlayers Championship 4WiganKrzysztof Ratajski
20-febPremier League Darts 3CardiffN/A
22-febPlayers Championship 5WiganPeter Wright
23-febPlayers Championship 6WiganGerwyn Price
27-febPremier League Darts 4DublinN/A
28 Feb – 1 MarEuropean Tour 1HasseltGerwyn Price
29-febDevelopment Tour 1HildesheimBerry van Peer
29-febDevelopment Tour 2HildesheimRyan Meikle
1 MarDevelopment Tour 3HildesheimRyan Meikle
1 MarDevelopment Tour 4HildesheimWessel Nijman
5 MarPremier League Darts 5ExeterN/A
6 – 8 MarUK OpenMineheadMichael van Gerwen
12 MarPremier League Darts 6LiverpoolN/A
14 MarPlayers Championship 7BarnsleyNathan Aspinall
15 MarPlayers Championship 8BarnsleyIan White
21 MarDevelopment Tour 5WiganPostponed
21 MarDevelopment Tour 6WiganPostponed
22 MarDevelopment Tour 7WiganPostponed
22 MarDevelopment Tour 8WiganPostponed
4-aprPlayers Championship 9BarnsleyPostponed
5-aprPlayers Championship 10BarnsleyPostponed
11-aprChallenge Tour 5WiganPostponed
11-aprChallenge Tour 6WiganPostponed
12-aprChallenge Tour 7WiganPostponed
12-aprChallenge Tour 8WiganPostponed
18-aprPlayers Championship 11BarnsleyPostponed
19-aprPlayers Championship 12BarnsleyPostponed
2- MayDevelopment Tour 9WiganPostponed
2-MayDevelopment Tour 10WiganPostponed
3-MayDevelopment Tour 11WiganPostponed
3-MayDevelopment Tour 12WiganPostponed
16-MayPlayers Championship 13BarnsleyPostponed
17-MayPlayers Championship 14BarnsleyPostponed
22 – 24 MayEuropean Tour 7RiesaCancelled
29-31 MayEuropean Tour 2SindelfingenCancelled
30-MayPlayers Championship 15HildesheimPostponed
31-MayPlayers Championship 16HildesheimPostponed
6-junChallenge Tour 9WiganPostponed
6-junChallenge Tour 10WiganPostponed
7-junChallenge Tour 11WiganPostponed
7-junChallenge Tour 12WiganPostponed
13-junPlayers Championship 17BarnsleyPostponed
14-junPlayers Championship 18BarnsleyPostponed
20-junDevelopment Tour 13WiganPostponed
20-junDevelopment Tour 14WiganPostponed
21-junDevelopment Tour 15WiganPostponed
21-junDevelopment Tour 16WiganPostponed
26 – 28 JunEuropean Tour 8TrierCancelled
3 – 5 JulEuropean Tour 9HildesheimCancelled
11-julChallenge Tour 13Wigan
11-julChallenge Tour 14Wigan
12-julChallenge Tour 15Wigan
12-julChallenge Tour 16Wigan
18 – 26 JulWorld MatchplayBlackpool 
30-julPremier League Darts 14BirminghamMoved from 30-April
31 Jul-2 AugEuropean Tour 4MunichCancelled
1-augPlayers Championship 19Barnsley 
2-augPlayers Championship 20Barnsley 
7-9-AugEuropean Tour 3LeverkusenCancelled
13-AugPremier League Darts 10BelfastMoved from 2 April
15-augChallenge Tour 17Milton Keynes 
15-augChallenge Tour 18Milton Keynes 
16-augChallenge Tour 19Milton Keynes 
16-augChallenge Tour 20Milton Keynes 
27-augPremier League Darts 16LeedsMoved from 14 May
29-augPlayers Championship 21Hildesheim 
30-augPlayers Championship 22Hildesheim 
3-sepPremier League Darts 13BerlinMoved from 23-April
4-6 SepEuropean Tour 6BudapestMoved from 8-10 May
7 Sep.Players Championship 23Barnsley 
8 Sep.Players Championship 24Barnsley 
9-sepPremier League Darts 8RotterdamMoved from 25-March
10-sepPremier League Darts 9RotterdamMoved from 26-March
9 Sep.World Series Finals QualifierBarnsley 
11 – 13 Sep.European Tour 10JenaMoved from 10-12 July
11 – 13 Sep.European Tour 11LeeuwardenCancelled
12 Sep.Development Tour 17Wigan 
12 Sep.Development Tour 18Wigan 
13 Sep.Development Tour 19Wigan 
13 Sep.Development Tour 20Wigan 
14 Sep.World Youth Darts ChampionshipWigan 
15 Sep.Players Championship 25Leeuwarden 
16 Sep.Players Championship 26Leeuwarden 
17-sepPremier League Darts 15GlasgowMoved from 7 May
18 – 20 Sep.World Series FinalsSalzburg 
19 Sep.Challenge Tour 21Wigan 
19 Sep.Challenge Tour 22Wigan 
20 Sep.Challenge Tour 23Wigan 
20 Sep.Challenge Tour 24Wigan 
24 Sep.Premier League Darts 12ManchesterMoved from 16-April
25 – 27 Sep.European Tour 12Gilbraltar 
1 OctPremier League Darts 7Newcastle 
2 OctPlayers Championship 27DublinLocation will need to change
3 OctPlayers Championship 28DublinLocation will need to change
4 – 10 OctWorld Grand PrixDublinLocation will need to change
15-octPremier League Darts PlayoffsSheffieldMoved from 9-April and 02nd July
16 – 18 OctEuropean Tour 13Prague 
23-24 OctNordic Darts Masters (World Series)KopenhagenMoved from 12-13 June
29 Oct – 1 NovEuropean ChampionshipDortmund 
4-novPlayers Championship 29Barnsley 
5-novPlayers Championship 30Barnsley 
6-8 NovWorld Cup of DartsGrazMoved from 18-21 June
6-novGrand Slam of Darts QualifierBarnsley 
14 – 22 NovGrand Slam of DartsWolverhampton 
27 – 29 NovPlayers Championship FinalsMinehead 
29-novWorld Youth Darts FinaleMinehead 
30-novPDPA WK QualifierWigan 
decemberPDC World Darts ChampionshipsLondon