The PDC and CDC extend their partnership for another 3 years

The PDC has announced a three-year extension of its partnership with the Championship Darts Corporation, North America’s leading darts organisation.

The CDC will continue to be recognised as the PDC’s Global Affiliate Tour in the United States and Canada as a result of the extension.

CDC, which was founded in 2015, is the continent’s only professional steel-tip tour, offering a structured series of tournaments throughout the year as well as a pathway for players to compete in PDC televised events.

The CDC continues to raise the profile of darts and attract new audiences across North America, while the standard of play has improved dramatically over the last eight years, with stars such as Danny Baggish and Matt Campbell making their way onto the PDC circuit.

The PDC and CDC extend their partnership for another 3 years
The PDC and CDC extend their partnership for another 3 years (Ed Mulholland/PDC)

The CDC will continue to offer qualifying spots for the World Darts Championship as well as other PDC televised events such as the Grand Slam of Darts and World Cup of Darts.

Campbell, Jeff Smith, and Jules van Dongen are currently Tour Card Holders on the PDC circuit, while Baggish, Leonard Gates, and David Cameron competed in the 2022/23 World Championship.

The CDC also offers opportunities for young players through the Evolution (ages 10-23) and Junior (ages 10-17) Tours, with qualifying spots available in the PDC Winmau World Youth Championship, as well as the Junior Darts Corporation’s World Cup and Junior World Championship.

“We’re pleased to extend our commitment to the CDC with this new multi-year arrangement,” said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

“The growth curve of professional steel-tip darts in North America over recent years has been steep and we look forward to watching that trend continue.

“With qualification places for some of our Premier events and the fantastic spectacle of the US Masters at Madison Square Garden on offer, the CDC is the place to be for serious US and Canadian players.”