PDC Home Tour II: Second phase of online darts tournament confirmed

The PDC has announced a return of online home-streamed darts, with the Home Tour II which will be held from August 31-October 15.

The PDC Home Tour was a global success story during the coronavirus pandemic, seeing 101 PDC Tour Card Holders competing from their homes before Nathan Aspinall emerged as the eventual champion.

The PDC Home Tour II will be an opportunity for lower-ranked PDC Tour Card Holders during the coming weeks to compete, with ten seven-player groups initially competing from August 31-September 28.

The top three players in each group, along with the five best fourth-placed players, will qualify for the 35-player second phase, from which the top four in each group and the best fifth-placed player progress.

The third phase will see three groups compete from October 12-14, before the top two from each and the best third-placed player move into the Championship Group on Thursday October 15.

Monday’s Group One will feature 2018 UK Open semi-finalist David Pallett, former Players Championship winner Joe Murnan and 2007 World Grand Prix quarter-finalist Adrian Gray.

Rising Dutch star Geert Nentjes, Belgian ace Mike De Decker, Andy Boulton and Conan Whitehead complete the seven players to take part in the opening group.

Tuesday’s Group Two includes former World Championship semi-finalist Jamie Lewis and 2006 UK Open finalist Barrie Bates, four-time ranking event winner Alan Tabern, Matthew Edgar, Gary Blades, Adam Hunt and Carl Wilkinson.

The action will commence at 9:30AM each day.

Details of further competing players and fixtures will be confirmed in due course. Matches will be played over the best of nine legs.

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