The calendar for 2023 is finally ready, and this year we will go to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia and Sweden.
We know you all have been patient and we are terribly sorry. But due to the many tournaments in the PDC calender, we could not find five available weekends for our own Pro Tour.
But due to a change in the rules of the PDC, we finally can publish a full calendar for 2023.
We will see the first two Pro Tour events in Denmark in about a month, before we will visit Sweden and Iceland in March and April.
This year the season will be quite short, as the two lasts weekends with Pro Tour events will take place in June and July, in Finland and Latvia respectively.
You can see more informations about the dates and venues in the bottom of this text.
Important changes in the rules
For this season there will be two important changes to the rules. The first one, is the change we mentioned earlier from the PDC.
It goes like this:
3.9 A Tour Card Holder in the first year of their Tour Card who is also eligible to participate on a Global Affiliate Tour or in its relevant qualifiers for PDC Events, may do so without restriction (other than disciplinary restrictions).
A Tour Card Holder in the second year of their Tour Card who is also eligible to participate on a Global Affiliate Tour or in its relevant qualifiers for PDC Events may do so providing at the closing date for entries of the Global Affiliate Tour Event in which they intend to participate they are not in the Top 64 of the PDC’s main Order of Merit.
A Tour Card Holder who has held their Tour Card for more than two years consecutively is not eligible to participate on a Global Affiliate Tour or its relevant qualifiers for PDC Events.
A Tour Card Holder who wishes to participate in an independent Event which offers qualification or exemption into a PDC Event will only be eligible for such qualification or exemption providing they meet the above criteria. For clarity, this means in the first year of their Tour Card they may play without restriction, in the second year they may only qualify through this route if at the closing date for entries they are outside the top 64 of the PDC Order of Merit and beyond the second year of being a Tour Card Holder they may not qualify for a PDC Event via this method.
To clarify, this means Madars Razma and Darius Labanauskas are not able to compete in the PDCNB Pro Tour this year and in the coming years, if they manage to keep their Tour Cards. However, Vladimir Andersen will still be able to participate in our events this year.
It is important to mention, that Tour Card Holders still can’t qualify for the European Tour through our qualifications, just as in recent years.
The second important rule to inform you all about, is the cut off date for the World Cup. We are moving it almost a month, so the cut off date will be just after the weekend in Finland.
Full overview of the Pro Tour 2023:
Pro Tour 1 & 2
Qualification for European Tour 1, 2 & 3
Slangerup Dart Club, Denmark
Pro Tour 3 & 4
Qualification for European Tour 4, 5 & 6
Apple Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden
Pro Tour 5 & 6
Qualification for European Tour 7, 8 & 9
Bullseye, Reykjavik, Iceland
Pro Tour 7 & 8
Qualification for European Tour 10 & 11
Hotel Tallukka, Vääsky, Finland
Pro Tour 9 & 10
Qualification for European Tour 12 & 13
Bellevue Park Hotel, Riga, Latvia