Sports Business : PDC to start 32 night Dart championships on Friday. Watch it LIVE

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) will kick off their 32-night Home Tour tournament on Friday – with the world’s best players set to lock horns from the comfort of their own practice rooms The extravaganza will consist of just over a month’s worth of darting action, as live sport returns in a unique format to households despite the coronavirus lockdown. Four players will feature every night in a league format, before a series of knockout rounds decides the eventual champion.

  • The PDC will kick off their 32-night Home Tour tournament later this week 
  • The showpiece will see world’s best players lock horns from their living rooms 
  • Four players will feature every night in a league format before knockout stages 
  • Every match will be broadcast live free of charge on PDCTV or social media 

Darts fans will be able to watch PDC stars across 32 consecutive nights of live darts action as the PDC Home Tour launches this Friday. 

The FORMAT of the PDC Dart Championships

Elite level darts will be brought from the living rooms of the pros to fans worldwide through live video calls, with players set to make history as part of the PDC’s first ever home-staged event. All Tour Card Holders have been given the opportunity to take part in the PDC Home Tour, which will see four players in action every night.

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. Following the conclusion of the initial 32 nights of league phase action, the 32 group winners will advance to the second phase of the competition. With each night’s action commencing at 1930 BST (BRITISH Standard TIME), darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to talk through proceedings, which will also include live score graphics on screen.

All PDC Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDC.TV for FREE to ALL registered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership. The action will also be shown live through a series of bookmakers’ websites.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.

A popular concept among players and fans alike, ‘Darts At Home’ was featured on Sky Sports News as darts was highlighted as one of a small number of sports to broadcast live action during the current situation. PDC Chairman Barry Hearn commented: “Firstly, I would like to thank all our incredible NHS staff who continue to save lives in the most difficult circumstances, we all owe an immense amount of gratitude to our key workers.