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PDC Tour Prize money increase..

Post by Wolflanternbumbag » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:29 am

PRIZE MONEY on the PDC circuit will rise to £14 million in 2019 through a series of increases for the sport's biggest tournaments.

PDC prize money will again reach a record level as the sport's expansion continues this year.

The growth of the World Darts Championship prize money to £2.5 million for the 2018/2019 event was followed by confirmation that prize money for the UK Open and World Matchplay will also increase in 2019.

The PDC's other Premier ranking events - the World Grand Prix, European Championship, Grand Slam of Darts and Players Championship Finals - will also increase in 2019.

In addition, prize money for the Premier League, World Cup and World Series of Darts Finals will rise this year.

Prize money on the PDC European Tour will increase to £140,000 per event this year for the 13 tournaments held across the continent, and a further eight Players Championship events have been added to the PDC ProTour, meaning that over £2 million will be added to PDC prize funds this year.

The PDC will also continue to fund affiliated tours in the Nordic & Baltic, EADC and Asian regions, and work alongside other global partners and the Junior Darts Corporation.

"This is another huge step forward for players on the PDC circuit," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

"We had already expanded the World Championship to 96 players an record levels of prize money and announced that all 128 Tour Card Holders will compete in the UK Open, and it's fantastic to increase prize money across our other Premier events and the European Tour.

"A PDC Tour Card really now is a Golden Ticket, and unprecedented rewards are now available for successful players.

"We've already seen an increased field at the European Qualifying School and are all set for a hugely competitive UK Qualifying School later this month ahead of an eagerly-anticipated 2019 on the PDC circuit."
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Post by Mabbsy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:44 am

Shrooms will be seething yet again, always good to get this news out while Lakeshite is in full flow

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Post by Wolflanternbumbag » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:54 am

Big increase in the World Matchplay total of 200k on the prize fund. Nice increase in the GSOD winner getting 15k more this year. European champion now gets more than the World Grand Prix champion.
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Post by tungsten tossers » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:17 am

It will be interesting to see what they do with the 5k ET event increase..
If it goes to the winner then it will be a bit of an imbalance against the runner up and semi finalists..

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Post by Rogg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:37 am

Not had a look yet but here's a thing.


Burton DeWitt @bsd987
If I'm reading the rules correctly, ProTour semi-finals are now best-of-13, and ProTour finals are now best-of-15. Last year, that format was introduced just for the Euro Tour.
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Post by Rogg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:40 am

Burton must be walking with a limp after what the unofficial champions of England did to him at the Etihad last night. I've seen closer games at the World Pro.
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Post by The Ginge Reaper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am

Rogg wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:37 am
Not had a look yet but here's a thing.


Burton DeWitt @bsd987
If I'm reading the rules correctly, ProTour semi-finals are now best-of-13, and ProTour finals are now best-of-15. Last year, that format was introduced just for the Euro Tour.
No bad thing, surely.
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Post by Rogg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:51 am

The Ginge Reaper wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am
Rogg wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:37 am
Not had a look yet but here's a thing.


Burton DeWitt @bsd987
If I'm reading the rules correctly, ProTour semi-finals are now best-of-13, and ProTour finals are now best-of-15. Last year, that format was introduced just for the Euro Tour.
No bad thing, surely.
It is nice.
4.9 All ProTour main draw matches will be best of 11 legs up to and including the quarter-finals, and then the semi-finals will be best of 13 legs and the final will be best of 15 legs.
https://www.pdc.tv/pdc-order-merit-rules
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Post by Rogg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:54 am

No changes to the Grand Slam as far as I can tell. :roll:
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Post by SolidSCB » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 am

Longer course darts will help a few of these floor players who are making the later stages looking to make the step up on the TV stage. I don't think first to 6 really helps anyone in that regard.

Not Ian White like, he'll always be pony on telly.

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Post by bojeru » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 am

tungsten tossers wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:17 am
It will be interesting to see what they do with the 5k ET event increase..
If it goes to the winner then it will be a bit of an imbalance against the runner up and semi finalists..
Winner and runner-up prize money stays the same. £500 more to the semifinalists and £1000 more to quarterfinalists.

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Post by tungsten tossers » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:59 am

bojeru wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:55 am
tungsten tossers wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:17 am
It will be interesting to see what they do with the 5k ET event increase..
If it goes to the winner then it will be a bit of an imbalance against the runner up and semi finalists..
Winner and runner-up prize money stays the same. £500 more to the semifinalists and £1000 more to quarterfinalists.
That seems a bit weird.. that would give the semi finalists £6500 and the qtr finalists £5k..
Not much of a reward for getting to the semi's

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Post by Rogg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:08 pm

Big guns enter the UK Open in Round 4, rofl. That must be a record. I hope they've told ITV :)
2019 UK Open Finals

Cut-off date: February 24 2019
Seeds: Tour Card holders will enter from round one onwards depending on their position on the main Order of Merit as follows:
97 – 128: first round
65 – 96: second round
33 – 64: third round
1 – 32: fourth round
Qualifying Players: 128 Tour Card Holders
Top 16 from the 2018 Challenge Tour Merit Table who remain PDPA Associate Members in 2019. Associate Members from 2018 who become Full Members for 2019 will qualify as Full Members and further places will be offered down the 2018 final Challenge Tour table until all 16 places are filled.
16 Amateur Qualifiers (non-PDPA Full Members) from specific Events
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Post by The Ginge Reaper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:14 pm

Its still the Last 64 though, tbf. Although good luck fitting in 12 matches on each board in the afternoon.
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Post by thegentle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 pm

tungsten tossers wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:17 am
It will be interesting to see what they do with the 5k ET event increase..
If it goes to the winner then it will be a bit of an imbalance against the runner up and semi finalists..
It's solely gone to semi-finalists (up £500 to £6,500) and quarter-finalists (up £1k to £5k). Essentially, you get £2k for winning the last 16, and only £1,500 for winning the quarter-final which is a bit weird
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Post by M H » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:44 pm

However it's split it's more money available to players and value added to the Tour Cards
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Post by Captain Hobo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:41 pm

thegentle wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 pm
tungsten tossers wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:17 am
It will be interesting to see what they do with the 5k ET event increase..
If it goes to the winner then it will be a bit of an imbalance against the runner up and semi finalists..
It's solely gone to semi-finalists (up £500 to £6,500) and quarter-finalists (up £1k to £5k). Essentially, you get £2k for winning the last 16, and only £1,500 for winning the quarter-final which is a bit weird
No bad thing to have the money spread more evenly. I hope they keep doing that for the Pro Tour. Rewards consistency rather than the occasional Beaton-esque run.

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