PDC prize money reaches record £14 million in 2019

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 9 Jan 2019
Prize Money reaches record levels once again (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Prize money on the PDC circuit will rise to a record £14 million in 2019 through a series of increases for the sport's biggest tournaments.

The growth of the William Hill World Championship prize money to £2.5 million for the 2018/2019 event was followed by confirmation that prize money for the UK Open and World Matchplay will also increase significantly in 2019.

The World Matchplay is the biggest beneficiary thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Betfred, with total prize money rocketing from £500,000 to £700,000, including a winner's share of £150,000.

The UK Open will see a total increase of £100,000, making the total prize money £450,000, while the European Championship and Grand Slam also increase by £100,000 to £500,000 and £550,000 respectively.
 
The PDC's other Premier ranking events - the World Grand Prix and Players Championship Finals - will also increase in 2019, as will the Premier League, World Cup and World Series of Darts Finals.
 
Prize money on the European Tour will increase to £140,000 per event this year for the 13 tournaments held across the continent, and a further eight Players Championship events have been added to the PDC ProTour, meaning that over £2 million will be added to PDC prize funds this year.
 
The PDC will also continue to fund affiliated tours in the Nordic & Baltic, EADC and Asian regions, and work alongside other global partners and the Junior Darts Corporation.
 
"This is another huge step forward for players on the PDC circuit," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
 
"We had already expanded the World Championship to 96 players an record levels of prize money and announced that all 128 Tour Card Holders will compete in the UK Open, and it's fantastic to increase prize money across our other Premier events and the European Tour.
 
"A PDC Tour Card really now is a Golden Ticket, and unprecedented rewards are now available for successful players.
 
"We've already seen an increased field at the European Qualifying School and are all set for a hugely competitive UK Qualifying School later this month ahead of an eagerly-anticipated 2019 on the PDC circuit."


World Championship 2019/20
Winner £500,000
Runner-Up £200,000
Semi-Finalists £100,000
Quarter-Finalists £50,000
Fourth Round Losers £35,000
Third Round Losers £25,000
Second Round Losers £15,000
First Round Losers £7,500
Total £2,500,000

World Matchplay
Winner £150,000
Runner-Up £70,000
Semi-Finalists £50,000
Quarter-Finalists £25,000
Second Round Losers £15,000
First Round Losers £10,000
Total £700,000

Grand Slam of Darts
Winner £125,000
Runner-Up £65,000
Semi-Finalists £40,000
Quarter-Finalists £20,000
Second Round Losers £10,000
Third in Group £7,500
Fourth in Group £4,000
Group Winner Bonus £3,500
Total £550,000

World Grand Prix
Winner £110,000
Runner-Up £50,000
Semi-Finalists £25,000
Quarter-Finalists £16,000
Second Round Losers £10,000
First Round Losers £6,000
Total £450,000

Players Championship Finals
Winner £100,000
Runner-Up £50,000
Semi-Finalists £25,000
Quarter-Finalists £15,000
Third Round Losers £10,000
Second Round Losers £5,000
First Round Losers £2,500
Total £500,000

European Championship
Winner £120,000
Runner-Up £60,000
Semi-Finalists £32,000
Quarter-Finalists £20,000
Second Round Losers £10,000
First Round Losers £6,000
Total £500,000

UK Open
Winner £100,000
Runner-Up £40,000
Semi-Finalists £20,000
Quarter-Finalists £12,500
Last 16 Losers £7,500
Last 32 Losers £4,000
Last 64 Losers £2,000
Last 96 Losers £1,000
Total £450,000

BetVictor Masters
Winner £60,000
Runner-Up £25,000
Semi-Finalists £17,500
Quarter-Finalists £10,000
First Round Losers £5,000
Total £200,000

World Series Finals
Winner £70,000
Runner-Up £30,000
Semi-Finalists £20,000
Quarter-Finalists £15,000
Second Round Losers £7,500
First Round Losers £5,000
Total £300,000

Unibet Premier League
Winner £250,000
Runner-Up £120,000
Semi-Finalists £80,000
Fifth Place £70,000
Sixth Place £60,000
Seventh Place £55,000
Eighth Place £50,000
Ninth Place £35,000
Tenth Place £30,000
League Leader Bonus £25,000
Total £855,000

World Cup of Darts
Winner £35,000 each
Runner-Up £20,000 each
Semi-Finalists £12,000 each
Quarter-Finalists £8,000 each
Second Round Losers £4,000 each
First Round Losers £2,000 each
Total £350,000

World Series Events
Winner £20,000
Runner-Up £10,000
Semi-Finalists £5,000
Quarter-Finalists £2,500
Second Round Losers £1,250
Total (per event) £60,000
Total (five events) £300,000

Champions League of Darts
Winner £100,000
Runner-Up £50,000
Semi-Finalists £25,000
Third in Group £15,000
Fourth in Group £10,000
Total £250,000

European Tour
Winner £25,000
Runner-Up £10,000
Semi-Finalists £6,500
Quarter-Finalists £5,000
Third Round Losers £3,000
Second Round Losers £2,000
First Round Losers £1,000
Total (per event) £140,000
Total (13 events) £1,820,000

Players Championships
Winner £10,000
Runner-Up £6,000
Semi-Finalists £3,000
Quarter-Finalists £2,250
Fourth Round Losers £1,500
Third Round Losers £1,000
Second Round Losers £500
Total (per event) £75,000
Total (30 events) £2,250,000

Challenge & Development Tour
Winner £2,000
Runner-Up £1,000
Semi-Finalists £500
Quarter-Finalists £300
Last 16 Losers £200
Last 32 Losers £100
Last 64 Losers £50
Total (Per Event) £10,000
Total (2 x 20 Events) £400,000

World Youth Championship
Winner £10,000
Runner-Up £5,000
Semi-Finalists £2,500
Quarter-Finalists £1,600
Last 16 Losers £1,000
Last 32 Losers £500
Second in Group £300
Third in Group £250
Total £60,000



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