In order to kick start the massively rescheduled darts calendar, the PDC has announced that the PDC Summer Series will see live darts make its long-awaited return on Wednesday from July 8-12.
Set to take place behind closed doors at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, in accordance with the UK Government quarantine policy on overseas visitors, the PDC Summer Series will look to allow all 128 Tour Card holders the chance to compete in five ranking one-day Players Championship events.
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The PDC Summer Series will close out the final five qualification tournaments for the PDC Darts World Matchplay, while the player who tops its Order of Merit, based on prize money won, will receive a place in this year’s Grand Slam of Darts, won for the past two years by Gerwyn Price.
As with all sports, all events have been suspended since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all we have had to chew on since then is the unranked PDC Home Tour which was won by Nathan Aspinall.
As things stand, the rest of the year should play out as below.
PDC 2020 Revised Calendar
PDC Summer Series
- Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, July 8-12
- Winter Gardens, Blackpool, July 18-26
German Darts Grand Prix (European Tour)
- Tournament Venue & Dates: Zenith, Munich, July 31-August 2
European Darts Open (European Tour)
- Ostermann Arena, Leverkusen, August 7-9
Hungarian Darts Trophy (European Tour)
- ERD Arena, Budapest, September 4-6
Champions League of Darts
- Monringside Arena, Leicester, September 5-6
German Darts Open (European Tour)
- Sparkassen-Arena, Jena, September 11-13
World Series of Darts Finals
- Venue TBC, September 18-20
Gibraltar Darts Trophy (European Tour)
- Victoria Stadium, September 25-27
World Grand Prix
- Citiwest Hotel, Dublin, October 4-10
Czech Darts Open (European Tour)
- Kralovka Arena, Prague, October 16-18
Nordic Darts Masters
- Copenhagen, October 23-24
- Dortmund, Oct 29-Nov 1
World Cup of Darts
- Graz, Austria, November 6-8
Was originally going to be in Hamburg on June 18-21
Grand Slam of Darts
- Tournament Venue & Dates: Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton, Nov 14-22
Players Championship Finals
- Tournament Venue & Dates: Butlin’s, Minehead, Nov 27-29
PDC World Championship 2021
- Tournament Venue & Dates: Alexandra Palace, Dates TBC