The PDC has revealed details of a new Home Tour event set to take place across 32 consecutive nights. Elite…
The PDC has revealed details of a new Home Tour event set to take place across 32 consecutive nights.
Elite level darts will be broadcast from the living rooms of Tour Card holders to fans worldwide through live video links over the coming weeks.
All 128 Tour Card Holders have been given the opportunity to take part in the PDC Home Tour, which will feature four players in action each night.
A daily league format will see all four competitors play each other once in matches played over the best of nine legs, with a winner crowned each night.
Following the conclusion of the initial 32 nights of league phase action, the 32 group winners will advance to the second phase of the competition.
The format will mirror that of the recent PDC At Home events, with the action commencing from 7.30pm and live scoring and commentary available.
Though the event does not count towards the Order of Merit, players will receive a fixed appearance fee.
PDC Chairman Barry Hearn commented: “Firstly, I would like to thank all our incredible NHS staff who continue to save lives in the most difficult circumstances, we all owe an immense amount of gratitude to our key workers.
“It gives me great excitement that we are able to deliver live darts to fans in these unprecedented times.
“We’ve spent the last few weeks planning and looking at what is possible, and I’m delighted to be able to present a concept which gives all Tour Card Holders the opportunity to take part.
“The PDC Home Tour will provide a regular supply of live sport to fans, showcasing the talent and unique characters of our players to both existing and new audiences.
“The event will also give players a chance to play competitive darts in this down period in preparation for the return to normal action, whenever that may be.”
The PDC Home Tour kicks off on Friday April 17 will be streamed exclusively live online.