The 2023 PDC calendar will see over 170 days of darts played around the world, with visits to new destinations and an expanded Women’s Series among the highlights of next year’s schedule.
Having enjoyed a return to a full programme of events in 2022, the PDC European Tour will once again see 13 tournaments taking place across the continent in 2023, starting with a debut in Kiel, Germany.
Eight events will be staged in Germany, along with visits to the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
An expanded PDC Women’s Series will see 24 events take place at venues in the UK and Germany across six double-header weekends, with places in televised events – including the Women’s World Matchplay and World Darts Championship – on offer.
Following the conclusion of the 2022/23 World Darts Championship, focus initially turns to the PDC Qualifying Schools, which will be held in the UK and Germany from January 9-15.
Two stages of play will each take place in Milton Keynes for the UK Q School and the new venue of Kalkar in western Germany for the European Q School.
Full entry details for the 2023 PDC Qualifying Schools will be published in due course.
The opening televised event of the new season will see the PDC break new ground in Bahrain with the Bahrain Darts Masters – the first of five international events confirmed for the 2023 World Series of Darts.
A busy start to the year continues as the World Series heads straight to Copenhagen before the world’s top 24 players compete in The Masters from January 27-29 in Milton Keynes.
The Premier League campaign will begin in Belfast on February 2, the first of 16 league phase nights, before reaching its climax with the Play-Offs in London on May 25.
The ever-popular annual festival of darts, the UK Open, will take place from March 3-5 at Butlin’s Minehead Resort.
The World Cup of Darts will take place in Frankfurt from June 15-18, before the world’s top stars head to Blackpool for the World Matchplay from July 15-23.
The second staging of the Women’s World Matchplay will also take place on July 23 as eight talents of the women’s game take to the Winter Gardens stage.
Amsterdam will once again play host to the World Series of Darts Finals from September 15-17, before Leicester plays host to the World Grand Prix from October 2-8.
The top 32 players on the European Tour Order of Merit will head to Dortmund for the European Championship from October 26-29, while the Grand Slam of Darts is set to take place from November 11-19 in Wolverhampton.
A total of 30 Players Championship events will be played across 2023, including weekends in Hildesheim and, for the first time, Leicester.
The top 64 players on the Players Championship Order of Merit will advance to Minehead for the Players Championship Finals, taking place from November 24-26.
The Challenge and Development Tours will once again see 24 tournaments each take place, as players from across the globe compete for places in TV events, while the World Youth Championship will see its early rounds staged in August and the final in Minehead in November.