The PDCNB 2018 season gets underway this weekend

The new season is upon us and over the weekend we will hold our first event of the year.

2018 is barely a month old, but we are ready for the first event of the season. It will take place in Copenhagen, to be more precise, the Park Inn Hotel Kastrup.

The event itself actually consists of five tournaments. Tomorrow (Friday) there will be two qualification rounds for European Tour events 1 & 2. On Saturday we have the first PDC Nordic & Baltic Pro Tour tournament followed by European Tour 3 qualification on Saturday evening. We finish off the opening weekend on Sunday with the second PDCNB Pro Tour tournament.

  • Friday 26/1 16:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 1)
  • Friday 26/1 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 2)
  • Saturday 27/1 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 1
  • Saturday 27/1 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 3)
  • Sunday 28/1 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 2

Over the weekend we will see 75 players compete. Amongst them we find familiar names such as, Denmarks Alex B Jensen, Daniel Jensen & Per Laursen ; Swedens Daniel Larsson, Dennis Nilsson & Magnus Caris ; Finlands Marko Kantele,  Ulf Ceder and Kim Viljanen just to mention a few.

Who knows? Maybe we will see a new name break into the lime light just as Rob Cross did on the main PDC tour in 2017. An englishman who, 12 months ago, earned his living as an electrician, casually  playing darts at the pub. He is now The PDC World Champion. What a story, what a fairytale, what an idol.

Maybe you know some of the guys participating this weekend and maybe you think, that he or she could be the next Rob Cross. Well, look below and see which players he or she will have to eliminate on the way to glory.

All we can say:

GAME ON!

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Rob Cross steals the spotlight at the PDC Annual Awards Dinner

Yesterday evening the PDC held their Annual Awards Dinner at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. Rob Cross took four prizes. 

Michael van Gerwen, not so surprising, won PDC Player of the Year. But it was Rob Cross who entered the spotlight with four different prizes. He won PDC Best Newcomer, Televised Perfomance of the Year, PDC Fans’ Player of the Year and PDPA Players’ Player of the Year.

“It’s amazing to get four awards,” said Cross. “This time I was practising and I knew I had a big year coming up but I progressed nicely and you couldn’t have scripted it.

“I’ve still got to get used to being World Champion, but in my eyes I’m still learning and I feel I can get better.”

“To get the Players’ Player of the Year award is unreal, and to get this reaction from the fans too is fantastic.”

Other than that the Sky Sports Darts Presenter, Dave Clark, was inducted to the PDC Hall of Fame.

Besides the eight prizes, shown below, the Pins for the PDC Nine-Dart Club were awarded.

Players who hit a perfect leg in a non-televised event are awarded a Silver Pin Badge, with players who hit a nine-darter in a broadcasted tournament receiving a Gold Pin Badge.

 

2018 PDC Annual Awards


PDC Hall of Fame Induction

Dave Clark – Sky Sports Darts Presenter

ProTour Player of the Year
Winner: Peter Wright
Nominated:
Michael van Gerwen
Rob Cross
Michael Smith

PDC Best Newcomer
Winner: Rob Cross
Nominated:
Richard North
Steve Lennon
Luke Humphries

Televised Performance of the Year
Winner: Rob Cross, World Championship semi-finals v Michael van Gerwen
Nominated:
Peter Wright, Premier League (Exeter) v Adrian Lewis
Phil Taylor, World Matchplay final v Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen, World Championship second round v James Wilson

PDC Fans’ Player of the Year
Winner: Rob Cross

PDPA Players’ Player of the Year
Winner: Rob Cross

PDC Nine-Dart Club
Gold Pins: Adrian Lewis, Kyle Anderson
Silver Pins: Robert Allenstein, Kyle Anderson, Steve Beaton, Dave Chisnall, Joe Cullen, Mike De Decker, Mark Dudbridge, Ted Evetts, Rob Hewson, Kim Huybrechts, Ronny Huybrechts, Christian Kist, Adrian Lewis, Jamie Lewis, Mickey Mansell, Ryan Meikle, Kenny Neyens, Mensur Suljovic, Michael van Gerwen, Darren Webster, Ricky Williams, Peter Wright

PDC Young Player of the Year
Winner: Dimitri Van den Bergh
Nominated:
Steve Lennon
Martin Schindler
Ted Evetts

PDC Player of the Year
Winner: Michael van Gerwen
Nominated:
Peter Wright
Rob Cross
Daryl Gurney

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New Tour Card Holders after 2018 PDC Q School’s conclusion.

PDC Qualifying School has been concluded for another year.

The weekend produced 33 new tour card holders itching to compete in the PDC 2018 season. Amongst them we see the talented Australian Corey Cadby, Englands Nathan Aspinall, Hollands Jeffrey de Zwaan & Danny Noppert.

Scandinavia was also represented, Swedens Dennis Nilsson and Finlands quartet of Marko Kantele, Ulf Ceder, Heikki Hyvonen and Kim Viljanen all made the trip to Germany on a quest after a “golden ticket”. Unfortunately none of the Scandinavian players gained a Tour Card. They will all, however, be eligible to participate on the PDC Challenge Tour. Kim & Marko will also be able to enter the UK Open Qualifiers due to their Q School Order of Merit placings.

Below you can see all 33 new PDC Tour Card Holders.

UK Qualifying School Tour Card Winners
Day One: Corey Cadby & Eddie Dootson
Day Two: Robert Owen & Alan Tabern
Day Three: Arron Monk & George Killington
Day Four: Bradley Brooks & Dawson Murschell

UK Qualifying School Order of Merit Tour Card winners:
Nathan Aspinall, Ross Smith, Terry Temple, Ryan Harrington, Simon Stevenson, Gary Eastwood, John Goldie, Matthew Edgar, Ryan Meikle, Ryan Joyce, Kevin Burness, Tony Newell, Luke Woodhouse, Peter Hudson, Mark Wilson

European Qualifying School Tour Card Winners
Day One: Jeffrey de Zwaan
Day Two: Mario Robbe
Day Three: Tytus Kanik
Day Four: Gabriel Clemens

European Qualifying School Order of Merit Tour Card winners:
Danny Noppert, Robert Marjanovic, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Vincent Kamphuis, Jose Justicia, Davy van Baelen

 

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A new season

Rob Cross & Phil Taylor (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

2018 is now two weeks old. A new year, with new opportunities is right in front of us.

A new year, means a new season. And the season of 2018 is going to be exceptional. Both for PDC itself, but also for the PDC Nordic and Baltic.

PDC will go into a new era, without the legend Phil Taylor. Can a new player fill his shoes? Maybe the new star Rob Cross?

And what about Rob Cross? He is surely the best story about how good you can become at darts, if you fight for it.

And why should it not be you next time? The PDC has had their Englishmen, their Dutchmen, their Scotsmen, why not a new star from Scandinavia or the Baltic’s?

We cannot deny that the talent is here, but what about the will? In the 90’s we saw our very own Jan Hoffman doing well at international level, we have seen Per Laursen and Magnus Caris compete at some of the big tournaments and lately we have seen Kim Viljanen and Marko Kantele play at the World Championship. Who is going to be the next big star on the PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour, or  maybe even on the PDC Main Tour? Is it one of the guys we already know or is it a new upcoming star?

The new season is ahead of us, so why not give it a go?

We have the first events in Copenhagen in a couple of weeks. After that we are going to Lithuania and Finland before the biggest event ever in Scandinavia will take place. The PDC Europe Tour 8 will take place in Copenhagen in June, and already in May PDC Nordic and Baltic players have the opportunity to qualify for this major event.

After ET8 the PDC Nordic and Baltic season continues in August with a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden.

The last event of the 2018 season will, for the first time ever, be held on the beautiful island, Iceland.

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Lithuania 23/2 – 25/2 2018

Registration

By entering the events players comply with the tournament rules

Entry deadline 21/2 2018

See registration page for information on how to register for the events.

Schedule

This weekend will hold the following events:

  • Friday 23/2 16:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 4)
  • Friday 23/2 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 5)
  • Saturday 24/2 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 3
  • Saturday 24/2 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 6)
  • Sunday 25/2 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 4

Venue

Panorama Hotel

Panorama Hotel
Sodu str. 14
Vilnius
Lithuania

Booking at www.panoramahotel.lt

Registrations

Registrations for the events

  PT 3PT 4ET 4ET 5ET 6APPROVED
Aegir BjörnssonICExxxx
Aigars StrelisLATxxx
Asko NiskalaFINxxxxx
Atle BergerNORxxx
Christian JohansenNORxxxxx
Cor DekkerNORxxxxx
Daniel JensenDENxxx
Daniel LarssonSWExxxxxx
Darius LabanauskasLITxxxxxx
Denijs NēringsLATxx
Dennis NilssonSWExxxxxx
Donatas MatijoskaLITxxx
Glen RosbergSWExxx
Hallgrimus EgilssonICExxx
Hannu SuominenFINxxxx
Henrik PrimdalDENxxxxx
Ivan SpringborgDENxxxxx
Janis Kupsisxxx
Johan EngströmSWExxxx
Jonas NilssonSWExxx
Kim ViljanenFINxxxxxx
Klaus RejnholdDENxxx
Konrad HyltenSWExxx
Kristaps MickusLATxxx
Lars HelsinghofDENxxx
Lauris KaravicsLATxxx
Madars RazmaLATxxxxxx
Magnus CarisSWExxxxxx
Magnus HagströmSWExxxx
Marcus HolmDENxxxxxx
Marko Kantele FINxxxxxx
Mauri TuutijärviSWExxxxxx
Mika WennerstenSWExxxxx
Mikael LindstrømNORxxx
Mindaugas BarauskasLITxxxx
Nauris GlegluLATxxxxxx
Nicolai RasmussenDENxxx
Niel J HansenDENxxxxxx
Niels HeinsøeDENxxxxx
Oskar LukasiakSWExxx
Pauli FinniläFINxxxxx
Per LaursenDENxxxx
Peter NielsenDENxxx
Philip Blenkxxx
Pär RiihonenSWExxxxxx
Richards SlisansLATxxx
Ricky NaumanSWExxxxxx
Robert HansenNORxxx
Roland LenngrenSWExxxxxx
Steen LysenDENxxx
Tatu PehkoknenFINxxxxxx
Teuvo HaverinenFINxxxxxx
Tomas SakysLITxxx
Ugnius JankunasLITxxx
Uldis ZeitmanisLATxxx
Ulf CederFINxxxxxx
Veijo ViinikkaFINxxx
Vitor CharruaICExxx
Vladimir AndersenDENxxx
Zanis BuklovskiLATxxx

PT = PDCNB Pro Tour event
ET = PDC Europe Tour qualification event

Note: The list will be updated frequently. If you have entered an event and your name is not on the list after 48h – or after deadline then contact registration@pdc-nordic.tv as soon as possible.

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2018 PDC European Tour Calendar

The calendar for PDC Europe Tour 2018

European Tour 1Leverkusen23.-25. März 2018
European Tour 2München31. März – 02. April 2018
European Tour 3Saarbrücken13.-15. April 2018
European Tour 4Graz/Premstätten (AUT)20-22. April 2018
European Tour 5Sindelfingen04.-06. Mai 2018
European Tour 6Zwolle (NED)11.-13. Mai 2018
World Cup of DartsFrankfurt am Main31. Mai – 03. Juni 2018
European Tour 7Gibraltar (GIB)08.-10. Juni 2018
European Tour 8Copenhagen (DEN)22.-24. Juni 2018
European Tour 9Hamburg29. Juni – 01. Juli 2018
European Tour 10Hildesheim31. August – 02. September 2018
European Tour 11Maastricht (NED)07.-09. September 2018
European Tour 12Riesa14.-16. September 2018
European Tour 13Göttingen12.-14. Oktober 2018
European Darts ChampionshipDortmund25.-28. Oktober 2018
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2018 Copenhagen

PDC Nordic & Baltic kicks off the 2018 season with a visit to the capital of Denmark. Copenhagen – and Park Inn Hotel – will hold the first weekend of the 2018 PDCNB Pro Tour with qualification to Europe Tour 1, 2 & 3.

Registration

By entering the events players comply with the tournament rules

Entry deadline 24/1 2018

See registration page for information on how to register for the events.

Schedule

This weekend will hold the following events:

  • Friday 26/1 16:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 1)
  • Friday 26/1 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 2)
  • Saturday 27/1 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 1
  • Saturday 27/1 19:00 – Europe Tour qualification (ET 3)
  • Sunday 28/1 11:00 – PDCNB Pro Tour 2

Venue

 

 

 

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson
Engvej 171
2300 Kbh S, Denmark

Booking code: 871747

https://www.parkinn.dk/hotel-koebenhavn 

Registrations

Registrations for the events

  PT 1PT 2ET 1ET 2ET 3APPROVED
Aegir BjornssonICExxxxx
Alex B JensenDENxxxx
Andreas ToftDENxxxxxx
Asko NiskalaFINxxx
Birgit JuholaSWExx
Brian S AndersenDENxxx
Christian F JohansenDENxxxxxx
Christian JohansenNORxxxx
Cor DekkerNORxxx
Daniel de RoodeDENxx
Daniel JensenDENxxxxxx
Daniel LarssonSWExxxxxx
Darius LabanauskasLITxxxxxx
Deana RosenblomSWExxx
Dennis NilssonSWExxxxxx
Edwin TorbjörnssonSWExxxx
Flemming MogensenDENxxx
Frank AndreasenDENxxx
Glen HonoréDENxxxx
Glen RosbergSWExxx
Hallgrimur EgilssonICExxxx
Hannu SuomimenFINxxxx
Henrik HansenDENxx
Henrik PrimdalDENxxxx
Ivan SpringborgDENxxx
Jan PallesgaardDENxxx
Joacim SjobeckSWExxxx
Joakim KulanSWExxx
Joe NovenSWExxx
Johan EngströmSWExxxxxx
Jonas NilssonSWExxx
Kenneth LjungarsFINxxx
Kenntht ByøDENxxx
Kim F JensenDENxxx
Kim ViljanenFINxxxxxx
Klaus RejnholdDENxx
Konrad HyltenSWExxxxxx
Lars HelsinghofDENxxx
Madars RazmaLATxxxxxx
Magnus CarisSWExxxxxx
Magnus HagströmSWExxxx
Marcus HolmDENxx
Marko KanteleFINxxxxxx
Martin LøberDENxx
Mathias ArslevDENxxx
Mauri TuutijärviSWExxxxxx
Michael OskarssonSWExxx
Mika WennerstendSWExxxx
Mindaugas BarauskasLATxxxxxx
Nicolai OlsenDENxxx
Nicolai RasmussenDENxxxxxx
Niels HeinsøDENxxxxxx
Niels Jørgen HansenDENxxxxx
Oskar LukasiakSWExxxxxx
Pauli FinniläFINxxx
Per LaursenDENxxxxxx
Peter NielsenDENxxx
Pär RiihonenSWExxxxxx
Rene JohansenDENxx
Ricky NaumanSWExxx
Roland LenngrenSWExxxxxx
Roy BjörkmanSWExxxx
Sebastian FolsachDENxxxx
Steen LysenDENxx
Søren ChristensenDENxxx
Søren HedegaardDENxxxx
Tatu PehkonenFINxxxxx
Tony AlenentaloSWExxxxxx
Torbjörn JanssonSWExxxx
Ulf CederFINxxxxxx
Ulrich MeynDENxxx
Veijo ViinikkaFINxxxxxx
Vitor CharruaICExxxx
Vladimir AndersenDENxxxxxx

PT = PDCNB Pro Tour event
ET = PDC Europe Tour qualification event

Note: The list will be updated frequently. If you have entered an event and your name is not on the list after 48h – or after deadline then contact registration@pdc-nordic.tv as soon as possible.

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DRA announces upcoming changes

Darts Regulation Authority (DRA) – the governing body of professional darts

The aim of the DRA remains to seek recognition as the regulatory authority for Darts worldwide with responsibility for providing and administering rules and regulations that will improve the image and profile of Darts within the Professional and Amateur ranks. The DRA Rules Book is the cornerstone of this and sets the standards of behaviour for players in DRA sanctioned events.

A review of the DRA Rules Book is being carried out and a new revision is expected to be published in December 2018.

All PDC Nordic & Baltic events are sanctioned by the DRA.

 

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Qualification for Danish Darts Open 2018

The PDC European Tour visits Copenhagen 22. – 24.06.2018 in Brøndby Hallen. For this event PDC Nordic & Baltic has 5 qualifier spots that will be distributed at follows:

  • Denmark – 2 spots as host nation
  • PDC Nordic & Baltic – 2 spots for players from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Iceland, Faeroe Islands, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
  • PDC Order of Merit – 1 spot. The best placed player from PDCNB on the PDC Order of Merit will recive the last spot.

Thursday 21.06.2017 there will be two qualification tournaments – one for danish players and one for PDC Nordic & Baltic players. The two finalist from each tournament will qualify for Danish Darts Open 2018.

  • Location for qualification tournaments will be announced at a later date
  • Price for participation will be 60 € (as for all PDCNB qualification tournaments in 2018)

To be eligable for registration a player must have a citizenship in one the above mentioned countries or being a resident for at least two years.

If there is any doubt a player a player can be asked for documentation before a registration is approved.

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2018 Calendar unveiled

We are pleased to be able to present the exciting new calendar for the 2018 season.

The biggest event in our region in 2018 will be the visit of PDC Europe who are bringing the European Pro Tour to Copenhagen. It will be the first time that we have some of the greatest players in the world playing in our region.

In 2018 there will be two new host countries as the PDC Nordic & Baltic tour visit Lithuania and Iceland for the first time.

PDCNB Calendar 2018:

26/1 - 28/1Copenhagen, DenmarkPro Tour 1 - Denmark Darts Masters
Pro Tour 2 - PDCNB Danis Open
Qualification for PDC Europe Tour 1-2-3
23/2 - 25/2Vilnius, LithuaniaPro Tour 3 - Lithuania Darts Masters
Pro Tour 4 - PDCNB Lithuania Open
Qualification for PDC Europe Tour 4-5-6
25/5 - 27/5Vääksy, FinlandPro Tour 5 - Finland Darts Masters
Pro Tour 6 - PDCNB Finish Open
Qualification for PDC Europe 7-9-10
21/6Copenhagen, DenmarkQualification for PDC Europe Tour 8 (Danish Players - Home nation)
Qualification for PDC Europe Tour 8 (PDCNB Players - except Denmark)

1 spot for top PDCNB player on PDC Order of Merit at cut-off date (tba)
2 spots for danish players (Home nation)
2 spots for PDCNB players - except Denmark
22/6 - 24/6Copenhagen, DenmarkPDC Europe Pro Tour 8
10/8 - 12/8Gothenburg, SwedenPro Tour 7 - Sweden Darts Masters
Pro Tour 8 - PDCNB Swedish Open
Qualification for PDC Europe Tour 11-12-13
5/10 - 7/10IcelandPro Tour 9 - Iceland Darts Masters
Pro Tour 10 - PDCNB Iceland Open
(It will be announced at a later date if there will be qualification for PDC Europe Tour 2019)

 

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