PDC Tournament Calendar 2020 confirmed

London's O2 Arena hosts Premier League Finals night (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The provisional calendar of events for the 2020 season has been announced, with Hungary set to host a PDC ranking tournament for the first time.

A jam-packed schedule will incorporate more than 150 days of darts across the main PDC tour, Challenge Tour and Development Tour.

The sport will once again break new ground as the European Tour heads to Budapest from May 8-10, with Prague and Copengahen making way, though both are being considered as potential future venues for other events.

The season will begin with Qualifying School from January 16-19, with simultaneous events being held in the UK and Germany as players bid to secure coveted PDC Tour Cards to compete on the ProTour.

The Ladbrokes Masters sees the top 16 return to action in Milton Keynes from January 31 to February 2 for the first televised event following the conclusion of the William Hill World Championship on New Year's Day.

The Unibet Premier League season then begins on Thursday February 6 at the new P&J Live arena in Aberdeen, beginning the 17-night tour of the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany.

The tournament will then move to Nottingham, Cardiff and Dublin during the remainder of February before the visit to Westpoint Exeter on Thursday March 5, which is followed by further league nights in Liverpool and Newcastle and a double-header at Rotterdam Ahoy on March 25-26, which includes Judgement Night.

The remaining players will then compete across the final seven league nights in a bid to secure Play-Off places, beginning on Thursday April 2 in Belfast before moving to Sheffield, Manchester, Berlin, Birmingham, Glasgow and Leeds to conclude the regular season, with the Play-Offs seeing the destiny of the title confirmed on Thursday May 21 with the semi-finals and final at The O2 in London.

The 30 Players Championship events to be held in 2020 will begin with three double-headers during February ahead of the Ladbrokes UK Open, which will take place from March 6-8 at the Butlin's Minehead Resort.

The European Tour kicks off in March with events in Sindelfingen and Leverkusen, with April's event in Munich followed in May with tournaments in Graz and Riesa either side of the first visit to Hungary.

Following a maiden event in Trier, Germany, from June 26-28, the European Tour will then return to Hildesheim and Jena on the first two weekends of July. 

Dutch city Leeuwarden will also host the European Tour for the first time from September 11-13, ahead of the annual visit to Gibraltar a fortnight later.

The venue for the 12th and final European Tour event is to be confirmed in due course.

The World Cup of Darts will be held from June 18-21 in Hamburg, before the Betfred World Matchplay takes place from July 18-26 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Both the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts and World Series of Darts Finals will move forward in the calendar to September, ahead of the World Grand Prix in Dublin in October.

The European Championship will return to Dortmund from October 29 to November 1, with the Grand Slam of Darts taking place from November 14-22 in Wolverhampton.

The Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals at the Butlins Minehead Resort takes place from November 27-29, with the dates for the 2020/2021 World Championship to be confirmed during 2020.

Both the Challenge Tour and Development Tour circuits will again see five weekends take place, each featuring four events per weekend, during the year. 

Four weekends on each tour will be held in Wigan, with Hildesheim also hosting the Development Tour and Milton Keynes hosting the Challenge Tour.

Details of 2020 World Series events will be confirmed in due course for the international events to be held throughout the year around the world, having visited America, Germany, Australia and New Zealand during 2019. 

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: "We've enjoyed some remarkable growth in recent years and 2020 will be another exciting year on the PDC circuit.

"As always, the year begins with Qualifying School and this really is the land of opportunity for ambitious darts players.

"It's encouraging to see another new country, Hungary, joining the European Tour circuit alongside new destinations within Germany and the Netherlands, and the 30 Players Championship events will form the backbone of the ProTour in giving all players their chance to qualify for our televised tournaments.

"In addition, we will continue to support our affiliated tours worldwide as the sport maintains its incredible worldwide growth, while we also look ahead with excitement to the 2020 World Series of Darts."

PDC Tournament Calendar 2020 


JANUARY
16-19 Hildesheim, Germany - European Q-School
16-19 Wigan - UK Q-School
25 Wigan - Challenge Tour 1, 2
26 Wigan - Challenge Tour 3, 4
31 to Feb 2 Milton Keynes - The Ladbrokes Masters

FEBRUARY  
6 Aberdeen - Premier League Darts 1
8 Barnsley - Players Championship 1
9 Barnsley - Players Championship 2
13 Nottingham - Premier League Darts 2
15 Wigan - Players Championship 3
16 Wigan - Players Championship 4
20 Cardiff - Premier League Darts 3
21 Wigan - European Tour UK/Euro Tour Card Holder Qualifier 1, 2
22 Wigan - Players Championship 5
23 Wigan - Players Championship 6
27 Dublin - Premier League Darts 4
29 Hildesheim, Germany - Development Tour 1, 2

MARCH  
1 Hildesheim, Germany - Development Tour 3, 4
5 Exeter - Premier League Darts 5
6-8 Minehead - UK Open
12 Liverpool - Premier League Darts 6
14 Barnsley - Players Championship 7
15 Barnsley - Players Championship 8
19 Newcastle - Premier League Darts 7
20-22 Sindelfingen, Germany - European Tour 1
21 Wigan - Development Tour 5, 6
22 Wigan - Development Tour 7, 8
25 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Premier League Darts 8
26 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Premier League Darts 9
27-29 Leverkusen, Germany - European Tour 2

APRIL  
2 Belfast - Premier League Darts 10
4 Barnsley - Players Championship 9
5 Barnsley - Players Championship 10
6 Barnsley - European Tour UK/Euro Tour Card Holder Qualifier 3, 4
9 Sheffield - Premier League Darts 11
11-13 Munich, Germany - European Tour 3
11 Wigan - Challenge Tour 5, 6
12 Wigan - Challenge Tour 7, 8
16 Manchester - Premier League Darts 12
17 Barnsley - European Tour UK/Euro Tour Card Holder Qualifier 5, 6
18 Barnsley - Players Championship 11
19 Barnsley - Players Championship 12
23 Berlin, Germany - Premier League Darts 13
30 Birmingham - Premier League Darts 14

MAY  
1-3 Graz, Austria - European Tour 4
2 Wigan - Development Tour 9, 10
3 Wigan - Development Tour 11, 12
7 Glasgow - Premier League Darts 15
8-10 Budapest, Hungary - European Tour 5
14 Leeds - Premier League Darts 16
15 Barnsley - European Tour UK/Euro Tour Card Holder Qualifier 7, 8
16 Barnsley - Players Championship 13
17 Barnsley - Players Championship 14
21 London - Premier League Darts Play-Offs
22-24 Riesa, Germany - European Tour 6
30 Hildesheim, Germany - Players Championship 15
31 Hildesheim, Germany - Players Championship 16

JUNE  
6 Wigan - Challenge Tour 9, 10
7 Wigan - Challenge Tour 11, 12
13 Barnsley - Players Championship 17
14 Barnsley - Players Championship 18
15 Barnsley - European Tour UK/Euro Tour Card Holder Qualifier 9
18-21 Hamburg, Germany - World Cup of Darts
20 Wigan - Development Tour 13, 14
21 Wigan - Development Tour 15, 16
26-28 Trier, Germany - European Tour 7

JULY  
3-5 Hildesheim, Germany - European Tour 8
10-12 Jena, Germany - European Tour 9
11 Wigan - Challenge Tour 13, 14
12 Wigan - Challenge Tour 15, 16
18-26 Blackpool - Betfred World Matchplay
31 Barnsley - European Tour UK/Euro Tour Card Holder Qualifier 10

AUGUST  
1 Barnsley - Players Championship 19
2 Barnsley - Players Championship 20
15 Milton Keynes - Challenge Tour 17, 18
16 Milton Keynes - Challenge Tour 19, 20
28 Hildesheim, Germany - European Tour UK/Euro Tour Card Holder Qualifier 11, 12
29 Hildesheim, Germany - Players Championship 21
30 Hildesheim, Germany - Players Championship 22
World Series dates [TBC]

SEPTEMBER
5-6 Leicester - Champions League of Darts
7 Barnsley - Players Championship 23
8 Barnsley - Players Championship 24
9 Barnsley - World Series Finals qualifier
11-13 Leeuwarden, Netherlands - European Tour 10
12 Wigan - Development Tour 17, 18
13 Wigan - Development Tour 19, 20
14 Wigan - World Youth Championship
15 Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Players Championship 25
16 Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Players Championship 26
18-20 TBC - World Series Finals
25-27 Gibraltar - Gibraltar Darts Trophy (ET11)

OCTOBER  
2 Dublin - Players Championship 27
3 Dublin - Players Championship 28
4-10 Dublin - World Grand Prix
16-18 TBC - European Tour 12
29 to Nov 1 Dortmund, Germany - European Championship

NOVEMBER  
4 Barnsley - Players Championship 29
5 Barnsley - Players Championship 30
6 Barnsley - GSOD qualifier
14-22 Wolverhampton - Grand Slam of Darts
27-29 Minehead - Players Championship Finals
29 Minehead - World Youth Championship Final
30 Wigan - PDPA & Women's World Championship qualifiers

DECEMBER 
TBC Alexandra Palace, London - World Championship


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