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2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules confirmed

Post by Rogg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:50 pm

Not read it yet but here it is. Tournament structure etc. Any changes?

https://www.pdc.tv/news/2020/01/15/2020 ... -confirmed
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Post by Emulsfier » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:02 pm

2020 Grand Slam of Darts
Cut-off date: November 5 2020
Seeds: Top 8 qualified from Order of Merit (one drawn per group)
Qualifying Players: To be confirmed

That looks the only thing. Now theres an OoM thing and the TbC means for sure the bdo is out the door. If they arnt dead by that point.

Prize money the same for all events which is a little unusual.
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Post by The Ginge Reaper » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:03 pm

Nothing sticks out.
Big changes on the way ! We've heard it before but it's different this time !!!! , I believe Bdo gonna grow x

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Post by The Thorn » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:04 pm

This is all Burton noticed:


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Post by Gidra » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:45 pm

Emulsfier wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:02 pm
2020 Grand Slam of Darts
Cut-off date: November 5 2020
Seeds: Top 8 qualified from Order of Merit (one drawn per group)
Qualifying Players: To be confirmed

That looks the only thing. Now theres an OoM thing and the TbC means for sure the bdo is out the door. If they arnt dead by that point.

Prize money the same for all events which is a little unusual.
Last one is not a good sign
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Post by Fiss Plaps » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm

Zeyes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Youth Championship amendment no doubt due to the "uproar" over the Humphries v Gawlas final.
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Post by The Thorn » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:32 pm

Fiss Plaps wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm
Zeyes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Youth Championship amendment no doubt due to the "uproar" over the Humphries v Gawlas final.
All this does is that it gets more card holders and more players around 22-23 years old into the World Youth doesn't it? Or I'm thick.

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Re: 2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules confirmed

Post by Fiss Plaps » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:34 pm

The Thorn wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Fiss Plaps wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm
Zeyes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Youth Championship amendment no doubt due to the "uproar" over the Humphries v Gawlas final.
All this does is that it gets more card holders and more players around 22-23 years old into the World Youth doesn't it? Or I'm thick.
Yeah, you're right. I've misread it, apologies. For some reason I thought it said the age was being revised down.
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Post by Zeyes » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:51 pm

I guess it's more to free up the top young players from having to juggle the Dev Tour and the ET events it frequently clashes with. No need to play Dev Tour just to keep their World Youth opportunity available now.

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Post by thegentle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:17 am

Zeyes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:51 pm
I guess it's more to free up the top young players from having to juggle the Dev Tour and the ET events it frequently clashes with. No need to play Dev Tour just to keep their World Youth opportunity available now.
Think it was only Murschell out of the tour card holders who missed out on the World Youths, and he missed two weekends, one down to the World Cup.

To be honest though, there are 72 spots available through the Development Tour, even 3 weekends should be plenty to make it for a tour card holder
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Post by thegentle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 am

Fiss Plaps wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:34 pm
The Thorn wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Fiss Plaps wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm
Zeyes wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Youth Championship amendment no doubt due to the "uproar" over the Humphries v Gawlas final.
All this does is that it gets more card holders and more players around 22-23 years old into the World Youth doesn't it? Or I'm thick.
Yeah, you're right. I've misread it, apologies. For some reason I thought it said the age was being revised down.
The DT has the same eligibility rules as before, Humphries was 23 going on 24 this time last year. Bunse was already 24 by the time he played Q-School
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Post by Zeyes » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:23 am

Just checked, for 2020 they're clashing the DT with the ET on four dates, the fifth is the World Cup again. Probably a way to consolidate the tour schedule into fewer weekends. Based on that it's pretty straight-forward that they've had to introduce something to not keep forcing the young card holders to choose between the two tours.

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Post by SuperSwede » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:25 am

Gidra wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Emulsfier wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:02 pm
2020 Grand Slam of Darts
Cut-off date: November 5 2020
Seeds: Top 8 qualified from Order of Merit (one drawn per group)
Qualifying Players: To be confirmed

That looks the only thing. Now theres an OoM thing and the TbC means for sure the bdo is out the door. If they arnt dead by that point.

Prize money the same for all events which is a little unusual.
Last one is not a good sign
Yeah i thought they said they were planning on giving the other tv majors a bump in money to make the gigantic gap to the World's a little less gigantic.

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Re: 2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules confirmed

Post by Zeyes » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:24 am

BTW, I wonder how many Brits are going to take part in the Euro Tour qualifiers for Associate members, now that it's no longer restricted to just the top 32 CT players but they'll (presumably) have to travel to the continent in order to play, rather than a UK-based qualifying alongside tour card holders.

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Re: 2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules confirmed

Post by thegentle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:22 am

Zeyes wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:24 am
BTW, I wonder how many Brits are going to take part in the Euro Tour qualifiers for Associate members, now that it's no longer restricted to just the top 32 CT players but they'll (presumably) have to travel to the continent in order to play, rather than a UK-based qualifying alongside tour card holders.
I notice that Twitter made the point of noting free entry for Associate qualifiers, were they not free before?

How many qualifiers they have at a time is important too, haven't checked the schedule (is it out yet?), but there needs to be 3/4 associate qualifiers at a time rather than one on the Thursday of most Euro Tour events

They've also made another minor change to the European Tour seeding system:
Seedings for European Tour Events will be as per Premier Events but the top and bottom halves will alternate across Events. To clarify, in odd numbered Events on the European Tour the number one seed will be in the top half but in even numbered Events the halves will switch positions.
Pretty pointless stuff, not as if the ProTour seedings are especially rigid
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Post by thegentle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:23 am

The Thorn wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:04 pm
This is all Burton noticed:

Didn't realise that it was the ProTour list which determined the first two HNQs rather than main OoM. Shouldn't make too much of a difference for Germany, their events are mostly early in the season so Schindler, Bunse and hopefully Kurz won't get too much time to usurp Hopp and Clemens, maybe for the Austrian or Dutch events it will?
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Re: 2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules confirmed

Post by thegentle » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:32 am

Emulsfier wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:02 pm
2020 Grand Slam of Darts
Cut-off date: November 5 2020
Seeds: Top 8 qualified from Order of Merit (one drawn per group)
Qualifying Players: To be confirmed

That looks the only thing. Now theres an OoM thing and the TbC means for sure the bdo is out the door. If they arnt dead by that point.

Prize money the same for all events which is a little unusual.
There's long been 'an OoM thing' in the sense that the highest 8 qualifiers on the main OoM are seeded in the group stage, I take this to mean that's the same as before. Speaking of the Grand Slam:
Prize money won by Amateur Qualifiers (who are not PDPA Associate Members) in the UK Open or BDO representatives in the Grand Slam will not count towards the Main Order of Merit. For the avoidance of doubt, PDPA Associate Members who have not qualified for the UK Open through their Challenge or Development Tour Order of Merit position are permitted to participate in Amateur Qualifiers for the UK Open
A sign that BDO players are still likely to be involved in Wolves? Or just an oversight on the PDC's behalf? :lol:
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Re: 2020 PDC Order of Merit Rules confirmed

Post by Zeyes » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 am

thegentle wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:22 am
I notice that Twitter made the point of noting free entry for Associate qualifiers, were they not free before?
Yeah, already free last year.
thegentle wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:22 am
How many qualifiers they have at a time is important too, haven't checked the schedule (is it out yet?), but there needs to be 3/4 associate qualifiers at a time rather than one on the Thursday of most Euro Tour events
Nothing on the PDC or PDC Europe sites yet, the latter says there won't be info until after Q School.
thegentle wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:22 am
They've also made another minor change to the European Tour seeding system:
Seedings for European Tour Events will be as per Premier Events but the top and bottom halves will alternate across Events. To clarify, in odd numbered Events on the European Tour the number one seed will be in the top half but in even numbered Events the halves will switch positions.
Pretty pointless stuff, not as if the ProTour seedings are especially rigid
That's been there for a little while, was mostly introduced because MvG's interminable reign as the Pro Tour leader meant he kept getting the longer rest periods during the final session, I think.

Edit: It's been in the rules since 2016. 8-)

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