The PDC European Tour is set to return as the first two events have been announced.
This evening the PDC confirmed for Budapest and Gibraltar in September, as the PDC visits Hungary for the first time.
The Hungarian Darts Trophy will take place at the Papp László Sportaréna in Budapest from September 3-5, marking the start of the 2021 European Tour.
This will be followed later in the month by a return to Gibraltar, an established and popular European Tour destination, for the Gibraltar Darts Trophy from September 24-26.
2021 European Tour Schedule
Hungarian Darts Trophy (ET1)
Papp László Sportaréna, Budapest
Gibraltar Darts Trophy (ET2)
The current top 16 players on the ProTour Order of Merit (as of June 30) have been confirmed as the seeded players for the two confirmed European Tour events.
Joe Cullen and Jose de Sousa – both winners of 2020 European Tour events – will be number one and two seeds respectively, with Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price taking the next three seedings.
PDC Tour Card Holders currently outside the top 16 on the ProTour Order of Merit will compete in Tour Card Holder Qualifiers on Friday July 9 in Coventry.
As with all European Tour events, the seeded players (based on the ProTour Order of Merit at the entry deadline on June 28) will enter in the second round of each tournament.
The remaining 32 places see qualifiers compete in the first round of each tournament, including 24 players from the Tour Card Holder Qualifier.
UK Associate Member Qualifiers for each event will be held on Monday August 9 in Milton Keynes, while European Associate Member Qualifiers will take place on July 5 in Niedernhausen.
The Tour Card Holder Qualifiers and Associate Member Qualifiers will be treble-headers, providing players for the Budapest and Gibraltar events as well as for any third confirmed event.
2021 European Tour Events 1-2
Seeded Players (enter in second round)
- Joe Cullen
- Jose de Sousa
- Peter Wright
- Michael van Gerwen
- Gerwyn Price
- Michael Smith
- Jonny Clayton
- James Wade
- Devon Petersen
- Krzysztof Ratajski
- Dirk van Duijvenbode
- Damon Heta
- Danny Noppert
- Brendan Dolan
- Mensur Suljovic
- Nathan Aspinall
Events 1-2 Tour Card Holder Qualifier Entries
Mike De Decker
Geert De Vos
Jeffrey De Zwaan
Kai Fan Leung
Raymond van Barneveld
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Vincent van der Voort
Berry van Peer