The latest news about the PDC European Tour can be found on this page. Scroll down for more information about this circuit.
Established in 2012, the European Tour has become a staple of the PDC Pro Tour. It is also one of the most accessible in terms of big stage experience and serious ranking money. PDC players have come to see European Tour spots as a golden ticket.
In 2019, we saw nine different winners in the 13 events. Michael van Gerwen dominated with winning four events, while Ian White claimed two titles. Daryl Gurney, Dave Chisnall, Jamie Hughes, Mensur Suljovic, Joe Cullen, Gerwyn Price and Krzysztof Ratajski all won one of them.
Because of the Corona pandemic, only four European Tour events were played in 2020. These tournaments were won by Gerwyn Price, Devon Petersen, Jose de Sousa and Joe Cullen.
The European Tour events are frequently populated by the world's top players. Only Gary Anderson has a proclivity for skipping European trips. It means that the Scot is a long-term European Championship absentee. The likes of Van Gerwen, Wright, Price and Suljovic can be spotted at almost every event.
The top 16 in the Pro Tour Order of Merit and two highest ranked players of the host country at the cut-off point gain instant entry to a European Tour event. They are joined by 30 qualifiers. The Tour Card Holders Qualifier tournament provides 24 qualifiers for each tournament.
The remaining six spots are taken by two Home Nation Qualifiers, two players without a Tour Card, a Nordic & Baltic qualifier and an Eastern European qualifier.
The 32 best players on the PDC European Tour Order of Merit after all European Tour events take part in the European Championship.
First Round: Best of 11 legs
Second Round: Best of 11 legs
Third Round: Best of 11 legs
Quarter-Finals: Beste of 11 legs
Semi-Finals: Best of 13 legs
Final: Best of 15 legs
Last 16 £3,000
Last 32 £2,000
Last 48 £1,000