Earlier this week, the World Darts Federation announced that there would be a new ranking system for 2020 with details set to be released in due course and now those details have been released.
As well as that new major tournaments have been revealed with a ‘World Masters’ type event with multi-board which they say will provide all member countries to compete including the winners of every WDF sanctioned event in the calendar year.
They also announced a World Championship type event where the top men, women and youth will have the opportunity to compete to be WDF champions.
In terms of the ranking system it is detailed below but it has Gold, Silver, Bronze and Platinum categories with the Gold events worth double silver which in turn are worth double bronze.
Platinum will be reserved for all the major events with the Dutch Open also awarded this amount of points to reflect its importance.
As well the following event winners will all qualify for the WDF World Championship and other major tournaments meaning players from all around the world will get the opportunity to play.
- DUTCH OPEN (Platinum Points)
- SCOTTISH OPEN
- GERMAN OPEN
- DENMARK OPEN
- WELSH OPEN
- ENGLAND OPEN
- PACIFIC MASTERS (Australia)
- SPANISH OPEN
- KOREA OPEN
- IRISH OPEN
- CZECH OPEN
- CANADA (event TBC)
A regional ranking system will also be employed with the top eight results counting towards this; with UK/Ireland, North Europe, East Europe, West Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA utilising this; with further details set to be released in due course.
Author: Samuel Gill