There is more good darts news for the summer with a further eight Players Championship events confirmed for June and July ahead of the cut-off for Betfred World Matchplay qualification.
Three four-day PDC Super Series blocks have already been staged this year to accommodate the opening 12 Player Championship events of 2021.
While the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes will host the PDC Super Series 4 event from June 14th through to the 17th, the PDC Super Series 5 will be staged at the University of Bolton Stadium’s Premier Suite from July 6th until July 9th.
The eight tournaments will be the final events counting towards qualification for the 2021 Betfred World Matchplay, with the top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit joined by 16 qualifiers from the ProTour Order of Merit.
The table will count from way back in July 11 2019 until July 10 2021, in order to include events from the the 2019 Players Championship 19 to the conclusion of the 2021 Players Championship 20. The ProTour Order of Merit will count from September 11 2020-July 10 2021, to include events from 2020 Players Championship 14 to the conclusion of 2021 Players Championship 20.
PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter, said, “We're pleased to be able to add a further eight Players Championship events to the calendar in June and July.
"A further two PDC Super Series will mean that players have had 20 Players Championships this year in the race to the Betfred World Matchplay, with our planned return to the Winter Gardens being a huge incentive for players battling to win a place in that unique event.
"We remain confident of confirming the return of the European Tour in the second half of 2021 and are also continuing to make plans for our Challenge and Development Tours to provide opportunities for players across all levels within the PDC system."
PDC Super Series 4
Players Championships 13-16
June 14-17, Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
PDC Super Series 5
Players Championships 17-20
July 6-9, Premier Suite, University of Bolton Stadium