No PDC tournaments will go ahead in May or June, while the Champions League of Darts will not be held…
No PDC tournaments will go ahead in May or June, while the Champions League of Darts will not be held in 2020.
Regular PDC events have been unable to take place for the past month following the restrictions imposed globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Unibet Premier League’s remaining planned dates have already been rescheduled for later in the year, with the World Series events in New York and Copenhagen also being moved.
The five planned European Tour events in May and June – which were to be held in Graz, Budapest, Riesa, Sindelfingen and Trier – will not now take place as scheduled, along with four Players Championship events, two Development Tour weekends and a Challenge Tour weekend.
In addition, the World Cup of Darts, which was scheduled for June 18-21, has been postponed and a new date is being worked on for later in the year.
The Hungarian Darts Trophy in Budapest has been moved to September 4-6, with the Champions League of Darts – which had originally been planned for the same weekend – now cancelled.
The PDC’s intention is to arrange as many ProTour and secondary tour events as possible into the second half of 2020, or as and when work and travel restrictions are eased.
Germany extended its restriction on mass gatherings to the end of August, meaning that the four European Tour events in the country which had been rescheduled for July and August cannot now take place as planned.
Should the World Grand Prix go ahead as planned from October 4-11, it will be held at an alternative venue as the Citywest Hotel in Dublin has been block booked as a coronavirus care centre until the end of the year.
The World Matchplay, scheduled for July 18-26 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, remains in doubt.
Affected PDC Events
May 1-3 – Hungarian Darts Trophy (ET6) – NOW September 4-6
May 2-3 – Development Tour 9-12
May 15 – European Tour 8 TCH Qualifier
May 16-17 – Players Championship 13-14
May 22-24 – International Darts Open (ET7)
May 29-31 – European Darts Grand Prix (ET2)
June 6-7 – Challenge Tour 9-12
June 13-14 – Players Championship 17-18
June 15 – European Tour 9-10 TCH Qualifiers
June 18-21 – BetVictor World Cup of Darts
June 20-21 – Development Tour 13-16
June 26-28 – European Darts Matchplay (ET8)
July 3-5 – German Darts Championship (ET9)
July 10-12 – German Darts Open (ET10)
July 31 to August 2 – German Darts Grand Prix (ET4)
August 7-9 – European Darts Open (ET3)