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2024 PDC Pro, Euro, Challenge and Development Tours

  • 07-01-2024 10:15pm
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    Two updates to the Pro Tour this year

    Prize money for Players Championship events increased by £25k to £125k

    Disappointed that there's still nothing for first-round losers, especially now with the move to midweek PC events. I'd have much rather seen a chunk of that £25k increase go to offer even a small £250 stipend to the 64 first-round losers (so £16k total).

    European Tour qualifying and seeding adjusted — no more Euro OoM, instead main and ProTour OoM form the bulk

    • Top 16 in the main OoM
    • Top 16 not-already-qualified in the ProTour OoM (used to be just the PT top 16)
    • 10 players from the Tour Card Holder qualifier (down from 24; split 18 UK, 6 EU)
    • 4 players from Host Nation qualifier (same)
    • 1 player from Nordic & Baltic qualifier (same)
    • 1 player from East Europe qualifier (same)

    With the seeding based on overall ProTour OoM.

    Barring any major changes from the first two PC events, this is looking to be the auto-qualified field for Belgium and the first German Euro Tour event:

    • OoM: Humphries [2], MvG [8], M Smith [11], Aspinall, Price [3], Cross [7], Noppert [10], Wright, Clayton [9], Chisnall [1], Heta [4], Cullen, DvD [5], DvdB, Dobey, Bunting
    • PT: Rock [6], R Smith [12], Ratajski [13], Anderson [14], Searle [15], Pikachu [16], Schindler, Gilding, Gurney, Wade, GvV, Joyce, Clemens, de Sousa, Dolan, Barney
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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Euro tour changes are awful imo. Makes the pro tour even more significant now, will be interesting to see how the move to mostly midweek pro tour affects numbers



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kingp35


    I'm not a fan of the Euro Tour changes and I agree that it would have been better to give money to First Round losers in the pro tour. The PDC want to be a professional organisation so the players should be guaranteed some amount of money, no matter how small it is.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,118 ✭✭✭roosterman71


    I don't think you deserve money for just turning up to those floor events. Say it was even £500 for 1st round defeat. That's £15k for just turning up at all 30 players championship events and throwing darts with your willie. There has to be an incentive to at least try win to get something.

    The Euro Tour changes are cack. Some players have come out and said so. It's bollox to have 32 auto qualifiers. Qualification is on par with the Matchplay and Grand Prix FFS via the OoM.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,423 ✭✭✭TheChrisD


    Snooker instituted a £20k minimum yearly prize money a couple years back. Don't see how doing something similar for all the Tour Card holders is a bad thing (assuming you turn up to the PC's ofc).

    Yes they only have 17 tournaments this year, but only one win there gives at least £3000 — darts you have 30 PCs, but one win only nets you £1000.



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Would agree some sort of minimum payment would be better, especially given the majority of the Pro Tour events are now moved to midweek, so there is much less scope for a player to hold down a seperate job.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Challenge Tour gets underway today with 2 events. Five events total this weekend, usually the top few (1-3) players on the challenge tour OoM end up getting onto the opening full pro tour events as replacements for full pro tour members



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kingp35


    I'd say there will be a lot of opportunities for challenge tour players to play on the Pro Tour considering the switch to mid-week. A lot of the top players might not bother, especially considering they have guaranteed entry to all Euro Tours after the ridiculous change for the coming season.

    I've noticed that Fallon Sherrock hasn't entered.



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Would you mind updating the thread title to include Euro Tour, Challenge and Development Tour please Kingp?



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭Kingp35




  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    John O Shea (out round of L16)

    Conor Heneghan (out round of L32)

    Dylan Dowling (out round of L32)

    All getting money and OoM ranking points in event 1

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Richie Burnett wins CT01 beating Daryll pilgrim in the final



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Below Irish players in the money and OoM points for CT02

    Shane McGuirk (out round of 64)

    John o Shea (out round of 16)

    Raymond Mulvey (out round of 64)

    Keith Rooney (out round of 32)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Danny Jansen wins CT02 bearing Daryll Pilgrim in the final.



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Conor heneghan and Michael Flynn the only 2 Irish players in the last 64 and money/points in CT03

    Edit, both out at that stage



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Oskar lukasiak wins CT03 beating Danny Jansen in the final



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Stefan Belmont wins CT04 beating Pal szekely in the final. Only one Irish made the money/points positions, Michael Flynn going out in round of 64



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    CT05 on at the moment. Irish players in the money/points

    John o Shea (out round of 32)

    Micheal Flynn (out ground of 32)

    Ciaran Teehan (out round of 64)

    Dean Forde (out round of 64)

    Keith Rooney (out round of 32)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Aden Kirk wins CT05 bearing Danny Jansen in the final. Top 5 in the challenge tour after the 5 events are

    Jansen

    Bellmont

    Kirk

    Pilgrim

    Lukasiak



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Luke littler 6/1 favourite for pro tour event 1 tomorrow. Mvg one of four tour card holders not playing I believe


    Adrian Lewis

    Tim Wolters

    Ronny hybrechts

    Mvg the four not playing



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Dylan Slevin also not playing, not sure of the reason



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭Dillonb3


    Lennon will have to deal with Littler if he gets passed his first round game. William O'Connor on same side of the draw



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭Dillonb3


    Michelle Turetta impressive debut beating Chisnal 6-1 and 97 avg



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    WOC loses his first round match. Steve Lennon also, Mickey Mansell through to round 2.


    Keane Barry out round 1 as well. Luke Littler beat Jim Williams 6-2

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,423 ✭✭✭TheChrisD


    Littler just demolished Jim Williams with a 105.48 average 👀



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,524 ✭✭✭✭paulie21


    Loads of top names gone out early. Smith and Humphries in last few minutes



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,524 ✭✭✭✭paulie21


    Dolan through 6-5. Averaged 101 so not sure why he's apologising to his opponent



  • Registered Users Posts: 39,355 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Mansell into round 3 and Littler too


    edit -both into L16


    I make it only 5 seeds into the last 16 and the highest seed remaining is Pietrecsko who was seeded 14th



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,423 ✭✭✭TheChrisD




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,423 ✭✭✭TheChrisD


    Ross Smith is seed 11 and still in...

    ...but has just lost 6-5 to GVV



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,118 ✭✭✭roosterman71


    I was about to ask what happened between himself and Dolan. What's wrong with the venue?



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