The line-up and schedule has been confirmed for the JDC Festival of Darts which takes place in Gibraltar next week before the PDC descend on Victoria Stadium for the Gibraltar Darts Trophy.

It will host three one-day tournaments with players from all over the world involved in the events. The PDPA Junior World Cup will kick proceedings off on Tuesday, September 24 with 26 teams representing the 16 nations in a team event.

The DartConnect Junior International Open which will be a knockout event as opposed to teams. Thursday sees the early rounds of the International Junior World Darts Championship and the final will be confirmed which will take place at the Alexandra Palace during the PDC World Championship.

Among those involved include current champion Jurjen van der Velde; as well as Keane Barry who as a result might be competing in two events at the Alexandra Palace if he wins the Tom Kirby Irish Matchplay at the World Grand Prix.

Event Schedule

Tuesday September 24

PDPA Junior World Cup
25 teams competing from 16 nations. Group Stage before knockout from Last 16 onwards.

Wednesday September 25
DartConnect Junior International Open
Thursday September 26
Scott Farms International Junior World Darts Championship
International players + JDC Tour Qualifiers + JDC Academy OOM Qualifiers compete down to the final. The final will be held at Alexandra Palace on Saturday December 21 during William Hill World Darts Championship, with the Junior World Darts Champion winning the Tommy Cox Trophy.

Competing Nations & Players
Australia: Ky Smith, Mitchell Beswick, Hayden Scott, Lachie Gleason, Cody Dewey, Erin Logan, Tyson Stow, Faith Kainuku
Canada: Zach van Vliet, Devin Gross, Hayden Brown, Nathan Sherk
China: Jiacheng Song, Jiale Dong, Zhengan Gu, Tao Jiang, Yile Liu, Xunxu Kuang, Yanxu Shi, Sheyuan Xue
Czech Republic: Tomas Houdeck, Vilem Sedivy, Adam Gawlas, David Zaruba
Denmark: Sebastian Bech, Robin Stegler, Sune Poulsen, Marius Bo Nielsen, Nikolaj Jorgensen, Lukas Jensen, Mads Salomonsen, Laurits Laurenborg
England: Nathan Care, Harry Gregory, Keelan Kay, James Beeton, Henry Coates, Sean Craig, Joe Pitchford Morris, Mitchell McCarthy
Gibraltar: Justin Hewitt, Craig Galliano, Jerome Chipol, Sean Negrette, Dylon Duo Jnr, Casey Dyer, Joseph Borge, Elton Victory
Iceland: Tomas Orri, Tomas Breki, Alex Mani, Alexander Veigar Thorvaldsson
India: Nihar Baldha, Sankalp Salunkhe, Anadh Suhagiya, Akshat Andhariya, Thavish Vivek, Hasti Savaliya, Aman Lathiya, Devam Jasani
Ireland: Keane Barry, Sean Cummins, Killian Heffernan, Katie Sheldon, Pearse Mackle, Ethan Willis, Sean McKeon, Dylon Dowling, Jamie Lee Cummins
Netherlands: Jurjen van der Velde, Daan Bastiaansen, Owen Roelofs, Luke van der Kwast, Danny Jansen, Marcel Bus, Kevin Lasker, Pim van Bijnen
New Zealand: Lachy Rountree, Sam Harman, Tumihitai Te Whero, Renata Leach, Dominic Clements, Jack Sheppard, Irie Eyles, Cory Horne
Scotland: Nathan Girvan, Kyle Walker, Connor Mitchell, John Gallazzi
Spain: Isaac Munoz Sevillano, Roger Boronat, Pedro Fernandez Rubio, David Rodriquez Garcia
USA: Jamison Merritt, Kaden Anderson, PJ Stewart Jr, Buster Graves
Wales: Taylor Smolden, Cole Davey, Ieuan Halsall, Brynmor Thomas, Ben Carr, Nathan Hanrahan, Zaidley Evans, Liam Butler, Ethan Haymes, Tomos Jones

Evert Zomer

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Author: Samuel Gill