PDC Home Tour launches following success of Darts At Home
The Professional Darts Corporation have launched a new initiative as the PDC Home Tour commences on Friday following the success of Darts At Home.
Since the coronavirus outbreak brought the professional season to the ground, the PDC have streamed live coverage every Wednesday evening – which has provided darts fans with their weekly dose of entertainment.
That will now change, however, as 32 consecutive evenings of live action starts this Friday with each of the 128 tour card holders invited to play from the comfort of their own homes.
Similar to Modus Sports’ innovative format, a nightly group will take place throughout the month of April, with four players competing each evening and the table-topper progressing to the tournament’s second phase.
PDC Chairman Barry Hearn told pdc.tv: “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.
“It gives me great excitement that we are able to deliver live darts to fans in these unprecedented times.
“We’ve spent the last few weeks planning and looking at what is possible, and I’m delighted to be able to present a concept which gives all tour card holders the opportunity to take part.
“The PDC Home Tour will provide a regular supply of live sport to fans, showcasing the talent and unique characters of our players to both existing and new audiences.
“The event will also give players a chance to play competitive darts in this down period in preparation for the return to normal action, whenever that may be.”
The hugely popular PDC commentator Dan Dawson will be on hold to call the action every evening from 7.30pm, bringing the viewers inside the homes of the sport’s greatest talents.
All PDC Home Tour action will be streamed free of charge via PDC TV and a number of bookmakers’ websites.
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