WDF events on hold for further three months due to Coronavirus pandemic

In an update given by the World Darts Federation ( WDF), they have revealed that all ranking events will be on hold for a further three months.

It was agreed between the member nations that tournaments scheduled throughout March, April and most of May 2021 would be cancelled or postponed until later in the year.

Or if they did proceed as planned, it would do without ranking points.

The first event now scheduled to run as planned and with WDF ranking points is the Gibraltar Open on Saturday 29th May.

The likes of Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand will look to resume tournament play at WDF ranked events across their nations from June onwards.

'Silver' graded events in Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Malta and Northern Ireland will look to be played later in 2021.

As was previously revealed, the Isle of Man Open in March and German Open in April have both been cancelled.

Further Gold events for May in the Denmark Open and Welsh Open have been postponed for now.

With the Dutch Open also moved, the first scheduled Gold event is the England Open which could take place in September if the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

“Our long term objectives are to safeguard a viable global circuit for WDF member nations and for all players worldwide, providing year-end major tournaments to reward their efforts,” said WDF Chief Development Officer Richard Ashdown.

“As the new WDF World Masters plans progress and we move closer towards the launch of the WDF World Championships, we must remain cautious over restrictions beyond our control, due to the global pandemic.”

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