Exciting news for all Development tour and challenge tour players in the PDC.
In an announcement on their website, the PDC have confirmed the season will conclude with a 6 event bonanza weekend for each tour.
PDC Development and Challenge tours to resume
The PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour and Development Tour seasons will both conclude with six-event, three-day weekends to be staged at the Barnsley Metrodome this autumn.
The Challenge Tour and Development Tour had each played one four-event weekend in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of tournaments in mid-March.
Following the return of competitive PDC action on the ProTour in July, plans have now been confirmed to conclude the secondary tours later this year.
The Development Tour will resume with six £10,000 events to be held in Barnsley from September 25-27, which will then be followed by the early rounds of the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship.
The PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final remains planned for Sunday November 29 to take place between the semi-finals and final of the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.
The Challenge Tour will then conclude with six £10,000 events to be held from October 9-11.
The top two players from both the Challenge Tour and Development Tour Orders of Merit will receive a two-year PDC Tour Card for 2021/2022. In addition, the top two players from the Development Tour Order of Merit and highest ranked player on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit will receive a place in the 2020/2021 William Hill World Darts Championship.
Entries will be available through www.pdcplayers.com, costing £25 per event for the Development Tour and £50 per event for the Challenge Tour.
Players who have not previously competed on the PDC Unicorn Development Tour will need to Register with the system first.
PDC Unicorn Development Tour events are open to players who were aged 23 or under on January 2 2020, and once their 16th birthday has passed.
PDC Unicorn Development Tour
September 25-28, Barnsley Metrodome
Friday September 25 – Events Five & Six
Saturday September 26 – Events Seven & Eight
Sunday September 27 – Events Nine & Ten
Monday September 28 – PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship L96
PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour
October 9-11, Barnsley Metrodome
Friday October 9 – Events Five & Six
Saturday October 10 – Events Seven & Eight
Sunday October 11 – Events Nine & Ten