The PDC Unicorn Youth World Championship is a PDC tournament played for the first time in 2010.
The PDC lanced the tournament after Barry Hearn's takeover offer to the BDO was
turned down and it was called into question
that Hearn would support Youth and Ladies the same as the BDO does.
Participate can all players who will be between 16 and 21 years old at the deadline.
Beside a price money of 10 000 pound for the winner and 5 000 pound for the runner up both finalists are invited to the Grand Slam and get a
Pro Tour Card.
To play the qualifiers and the tournament is open for all young players and no contract with the PDC has to be signed. When the players accept the
place in the Grand Slam they have to sign a contract only for this tournament. And of course they have to sign a contract with the PDC when they accept the Pro
The PDC Unicorn U 21 World Championship is played in three phases.
Phase 1 Qualifications
International: Twelve Qualifiers
PDC Europe 2
North America 1 - 2 (According to the number of participants in the qualification)
Qualification over the PDC Youth Tour Order of Merit:
The 8 Top players of this age in the PDC Order of Merit who are seeded
Qualification through Rileys Dartzones: Not possible in 2013
The 64 participants play in several rounds through to two finalists.
2010 phase 2 took place during a Players Championships weekend in the Metrodome in Barnsley, 2011 during a Players Championship weekend in Crawley. 2013 Phase two will played on 22. March 2013 in the Mertrodome in Barnsley.
Phase 3 Final
The final of the first Youth World Championship took place on 3. January 2011 alongside the PDC World Championship final. The final of the 2. Youth
World Championship took place during the Premier League Play-offs on May 17 2012. Both finales were televised live by Sky Sports. The final of the Youth
World Championship 2013 will be again played during the Premier League Play-offs on 16. May 2013 and Sky Sport will televise it.
|2011||Arron Monk||6:4||Michael van Gerwen|
|2012||James Hubbard||6:3||Michael van Gerwen|