CALENDAR: This is when and where the PDC European Tour events will be played in 2022
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Tour was almost at a standstill in the past two years. In 2020 only four Euro Tour tournaments took place, in 2021 even only two. When the corona situation allows, a full circuit will be played again in 2022.
European Tour but especially in Germany
Of the thirteen tournaments that have now been announced, seven will be played in Germany. The first three European Tour tournaments of the season in Riesa, Hildesheim and Munich, all take place in German cities. Later in the season events will be hosted in Leverkusen, Sindelfingen, Trier and Jena.
The other six European Tour tournaments will be held in six different countries. The Austrian Darts Open is hosted in Premstätten. The Czech Darts Open will be held in Prague, while the Dutch Darts Masters will be held in Zwolle. After the summer, other tournaments are on the calendar in Budapest (Hungary), Wieze (Belgium) and Gibraltar.
Structure of a European Tour tournament
The field of a European Tour tournament consists of 48 players. The top 16 of the Pro Tour rankings get an invitation and are automatically qualified for the second round. These seeded players have to win their second round to have their prize money count for the various rankings.
Also the two highest ranked players from the host country of a European Tour tournament are automatically qualified. For them the same rule applies as for the seeded players. They have to win their first round to get the prize money added to the ranking.
Furthermore, 24 spots are on offer at a qualifying tournament for all remaining PDC Tour Card holders. There are also a number of more qualifiers. Via a Host Nation Qualifier two players of the host nation can qualify. There is also a qualifier for players without a PDC Tour Card, where two spots can be earned. To participate in this event you must have participated in the Q-School. Finally there are qualifying tournaments for players from the Scandinavian countries and Baltic states (together one starting spot) and players from Eastern Europe (one starting spot).
European Championship in Dortmund
Prize money can be earned at each European Tour tournament. This ranges from £1,000 for a first round defeat to £25,000 for winning a tournament. All results are recorded in the PDC European Tour Order of Merit.
At the end of the season the 32 best players compete in the European Championship in Dortmund. This tournament is scheduled from October 27-30.
Calendar 2022 PDC European Tour
|1||February 25-27||International Darts Open||SACHSENarena, Reisa|
|2||March 11-13||German Darts Championship||Halle 39, Hildesheim|
|3||April 16-18||German Darts Grand Prix||Zenith, Munich|
|4||April 29 - May 1||Austrian Darts Open||Steiermarkhalle, Premstätten|
|5||May 6-8||European Darts Open||Ostermann-Arena, Leverkusen|
|6||May 13-15||Czech Darts Open||PVA Expo, Prague|
|7||May 20-22||European Darts Grand Prix||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart|
|8||May 27-29||Dutch Darts Masters||IJsselhallen, Zwolle|
|9||July 1-3||European Darts Matchplay||Trier Arena, Trier|
|10||September 2-4||Hungarian Darts Trophy||Laszlo Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest|
|11||September 9-11||German Darts Open||Sparkassen-Arena, Jena|
|12||September 23-25||Belgian Darts Open||Oktoberhallen, Wieze|
|13||October 14-16||Gibraltar Darts Trophy||Europa Sports Park, Gibraltar|