PDC Home Tour – Top darts players to compete live from their living rooms

The PDC has launched a new 32-night competition and the event is available to fans via video calls from competitors’ homes.

Matthew Crist

Some of the word’s top darts stars will contest a 32-night tournament from the confines of their own homes to bring a little relief to sports fans starved of any action due to the Covid-19 outbreak as the PDC Home Tour begins this Friday.

Top-level tungsten action will be beamed live from the living rooms of the pros to the homes of fans across the world through live video calls, with players set to make history as part of the PDC’s first-ever home-staged event.

A nightly league format will see all four competitors play each other once in matches played over the best of nine legs, with a winner crowned each night and following the conclusion of the initial 32-nights of league action, the 32 group winners will advance to the second phase of the competition.

Games will begin at 19:30 BST and darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to call the action, which will also include live, on-screen, score graphics.

The 16 players who will compete across the first four nights of PDC Home Tour will be announced on Wednesday via the PDC’s official website and social media channels.

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The PDC Home Tour has been introduced following the success of ‘Darts At Home’, which saw nine PDC players, including Nathan Aspinall and Stephen Bunting, competing live on the PDC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel across two nights of mini-league action.

“We’ve spent the last few weeks planning and looking at what is possible, and I’m delighted to be able to present a concept which gives all Tour Card Holders the opportunity to take part,” said PDC chairman Barry Hearn.

“This will provide a regular supply of live sport to fans and the event will also give players a chance to play competitive darts in this down period in preparation for the return to normal action, whenever that may be.”

“It will also showcase the talent and unique characters of our players to both existing and new audiences.

All PDC Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for FREE to ALL registered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.

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