PDC Autumn Series announced for September in Hildesheim

After the success of the PDC Summer Series which saw the restart of the tour in early July, it has been announced that the PDC Autumn Series will take place from September 12-16.

But it will not be the Marshall Arena or even the UK for that matter with Halle 39 in Hildesheim, Germany; a venue on the Players Championship series and the home of European Q-School hosting this time around.

All 128 Tour Card holders will once again get to compete in five one-day Players Championship events behind closed doors; with the winner also receiving a spot in the Grand Slam of Darts like last time out.

It will be utilised like with the PDC Summer Series not only to get important events in but to confirm the field for the World Grand Prix; with all Tour Card holders once again in with a chance of qualifying.

This saw Ryan Joyce in particular make his debut in the tournament; it will give opportunities to many players in line for their debuts including Devon Petersen and Dirk van Duijvenbode to confirm their place.

World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier set for Hildesheim and Winter Series to be announced in UK

Also preceding the five events will be a World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier with four places up for grabs for the event which will take place in Austria on September 18-20.

As usual, money earned will also count towards the Players Championship Finals and PDC World Championship and prize money will stay the same; but with the positive reaction to the Summer Series, this is the next logical step in the restart.

PDC Chairman, Barry Hearn spoke about moving to Germany for the next events; he also revealed a Winter Series is in the pipeline in the UK.

“The Summer Series was popular with players and fans alike, so I'm delighted that we're putting on another block of Players Championship events.

"The tournaments will give all our Tour Card Holders another opportunity to win prize money and qualify for televised events during the unprecedented times we are living in.

"For our fans, the Autumn Series means live darts will return to our screens soon after the block of seven Unibet Premier League nights concludes on August 31.

"It was also important for us to arrange tournaments outside of the UK in view of our large number of European Tour Card Holders; so we're delighted to be hosting the Autumn Series in Germany.

"We would like to give thanks to PDC Europe for their hard work and co-operation in arranging the Autumn Series at the fantastic Halle 39 venue.

"Schedule planning for the rest of the year is an on-going, ever-changing process; but a Winter Series will take place in the UK on dates to be announced."

?s=20

0 Comments

Most read

Ashton claims massive scalp with opening round win over Smith in early results on Day One of PDC Autumn Series

Already there has been a big result in the PDC Autumn Series with Lisa Ashton sending Michael Smith home early on Day One wit...

Full ITV 4 TV Guide for the 2020 World Series of Darts Finals

The live darting action continues this weekend with the World Series of Darts Finals taking place at the Salzburgarena in Aus...

PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit after Day Five

The PDC Autumn Series will be played from September 12-16. The results will count towards the PDC Autumn Series Order of Meri...

Timeline: How the BDO slowly bled to death after 47 years

What had been in the air for quite some time after a financial problems, messing around with tournament draws and a bad comme...

Van Gerwen dumped out in second round of PDC Autumn Series Day Two by Heta

Michael van Gerwen is out in the second round of the PDC Autumn Series after Damon Heta claimed a big scalp on Day Two.Van Ge...

Results Day One - PDC Autumn Series: Wright sees off Razma in rout to win title (Live Blog)

The 14th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the first day of the PDC Autumn Series. All results c...

Draw released for World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier: Clayton set to face Ashton, Beaton against Van Duijvenbode

The draw has been released for the World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier which begins six days of action in Niedernhausen wi...

Van Gerwen makes a return to old darts for PDC Autumn Series

Michael van Gerwen has decided to go back to his old darts, which he used before switching to darts manufacturer Winmau.The w...

Petersen dumps out Van Gerwen with brilliant whitewash win in PDC Autumn Series Day Four

Devon Petersen is the first player through to the Last 16 at PDC Autumn Series Day Four at the expense of yesterday's champio...

Challenge Tour leader Mitchell takes aim at PDC World Championship debut: "I want to be one of those guys who has played at both"

Scott Mitchell will head into a busy period when darts restarts again with the PDC Autumn Series followed by the conclusion o...

Read more

Just in

World Series of Darts Finals 2020 preview and schedule: Saturday September 19

The seeds get involved for a busy second day of World Series of Darts Finals action.There was plenty of excitement on day one...

Durrant avenges World Matchplay defeat with victory over Van den Bergh, Beaton sees off Whitlock in last leg thriller

Glen Durrant has gone some way to avenging his World Matchplay semi-final defeat to Dimitri van den Bergh with a 6-3 win over...

Smith completes comeback to edge past Sherrock, Ratajski sees off home hero Suljovic in thrilling tie

Jeff Smith produced a late comeback to see off Fallon Sherrock on the opening night of the World Series of Darts Finals. Smit...

Van der Voort sees off Cullen in whitewash win, Harris breezes past out of sorts Chisnall

Vincent van der Voort is through to the second round at the World Series of Darts Finals after seeing off Joe Cullen in a bri...

Heta survives two match darts in deciding leg win over White, Labanauskas eases past Ward

Damon Heta is through after an opening round win at the World Series of Darts Finals in Salzburg reeling off four of the last...

Read more