Entries are now open for the 2023 PDC Qualifying Schools, which will be held from January 9-15 in Milton Keynes and Kalkar.
The PDC Qualifying Schools give any ambitious darts player aged 16 and above the chance to win a PDC Tour Card to compete full-time on the sport’s professional circuit.
Northern Ireland’s Josh Rock has been the stand-out performer of the new PDC Tour Card winners in 2022, having already broken into the world’s 50, won a Players Championship event and hit a nine-darter in the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts!
Qualifying School will see players competing at venues in the UK and Europe simultaneously across the three-day First Stage and four-day Final Stage from January 9-15.
The UK Qualifying School will be held at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes (click here for accommodation information), while the European Qualifying School will take place at the Wunderland Kalkar in Germany (click here for accommodation information and booking). In addition to the advantage of being within walking distance of the venue, the price includes the following:
- Arrival and check-in from 15:00
- BreakfastLunch (from two nights upwards)
- Dinner in the buffet restaurant
- Coffee & tea + cake in the buffet restaurant
- Soft drinks, coffee and teaSoft drinks, coffee and tea are included in the Inclusive Light Arrangement price
*ln the exhibition venues; Hansehalle Kalkar, no inclusive applies (All drinks as well as soft drinks, coffee, tea and any food must be paid for with tokens
- Sports and games activities, varied entertainment, e.g. in the pub street
First Stage will be played across three days, with the eight quarter-finalists from each day qualifying automatically for Final Stage, with remaining places in Final Stage – up to a total of 128 at each venue – being decided from an Order of Merit.
Players who lose their Tour Card at the end of 2022 will be entered into the Final Stage in either the UK or European Qualifying School, along with players in the top 16 from the respective 2022 Winmau Challenge Tour and Development Tour Orders of Merit who do not already have Tour Cards for 2023 and receive free entry.
Entries cost £450 per player, which includes the £50 2023 DRA Sanction Fee, and entry can be made now online through the PDC Entry System.
New players must register their details at this link. Following your registration, you will receive an email to confirm that you are available to enter tournaments, and at this stage you can login to make your entry to the relevant events. This verification may take up to 48 hours.
Entries for the 2023 PDC Qualifying Schools will close on Friday January 6 at 1400 GMT.
Players from the UK, Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar would compete in the UK Qualifying School, with players from all other European nations competing in the European Qualifying School. Players from other nations may choose in which Qualifying School to compete.
The top eight players from the final 2022 Women’s Series Order of Merit and 2022 PDC Nordic & Baltic Tour will be invited to compete in First Stage of Qualifying School at no cost.