Opening PDC Asian Tour weekend postponed due to ongoing coronavirus
PDC Asian Tour 1 and 2 were set to be held in Seoul come the end of this month, though, due to the ongoing coronavirus, the opening weekend has been postponed.
As of Friday morning, a total of 24 cases of the life-threatening virus had been discovered in South Korea – the country in which the Asian Tour was set to commence.
The Professional Darts Asia announcement comes less than a week after they confirmed that weekends four and five in China and Taiwan respectively were placed on hold pending.
Their statement read: “Considering the current coronavirus situation, the number of affected patients keep growing in all Asian regions and all flights keep being cancelled.
“For all players safety and health, we have decided to postpone Asian Tour Seoul. Sorry for any inconvenience, thanks for understanding, and stay safe.”
Kobe’s Sanbo Hall in Japan will now host the opening weekend of the 2020 circuit from March 28-29, with flights across Asia becoming hard to come by.
As for the Seoul double-header, that will become the third weekend, while Leyte in the Philippines will host the two events sandwiched in between that and the opening weekend in Japan.
PDC ASIAN TOUR
Tour 1-2 Kobe: March 28-29, Kobe Sanbo-Hall, Kobe
Tour 3-4 Tacloban: April 18-19, Leyte Academic Center, Pawing, Palo, Leyte
Tour 5-6 Seoul: May 9 – 10, PDK Darts Stadium, Seoul
Tour 7-8 TBC
Tour 9-10 TBC
Tour 11-12 TBC
Tour 13-14 TBC
Players are advised to keep checking the PDC Asia website for updates.