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, in conjunction with Sportradar, 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 PDC Home Tour II will be broadcast through PDCTV and bookmakers’ websites worldwide, with play commencing from 0930 UK time on 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.
PDC Home Tour II
Monday August 31 – Phase One, Group One
Tuesday September 1 – Phase One, Group Two
Wednesday September 2 – Phase One, Group Three
Monday September 7 – Phase One, Group Four
Tuesday September 8 – Phase One, Group Five
Wednesday September 9 – Phase One, Group Six
Monday September 21 – Phase One, Group Seven
Tuesday September 22 – Phase One, Group Eight
Wednesday September 23 – Phase One, Group Nine
Monday September 28 – Phase One, Group Ten
Tuesday September 29 – Phase Two, Group One
Wednesday September 30 – Phase Two, Group Two
Monday October 5 – Phase Two, Group Three
Tuesday October 6 – Phase Two, Group Four
Wednesday October 7 – Phase Two, Group Five
Monday October 12 – Phase Three, Group One
Tuesday October 13 – Phase Three, Group Two
Wednesday October 14 – Phase Three, Group Three
Thursday October 15 – Championship Group
Phase One, Group One – Andy Boulton, Mike De Decker, Adrian Gray, Joe Murnan, Geert Nentjes, David Pallett, Conan Whitehead.
Phase One, Group Two – Barrie Bates, Gary Blades, Matthew Edgar, Adam Hunt, Jamie Lewis, Alan Tabern, Carl Wilkinson.
PDC Home Tour II
Phase One, Group One Fixtures
Mike De Decker v Geert Nentjes
Conan Whitehead v Joe Murnan
Adrian Gray v Andy Boulton
David Pallett v Mike De Decker
Geert Nentjes v Adrian Gray
Andy Boulton v Conan Whitehead
Joe Murnan v David Pallett
Adrian Gray v Mike De Decker
Conan Whitehead v Geert Nentjes
Joe Murnan v Andy Boulton
David Pallett v Adrian Gray
Mike De Decker v Conan Whitehead
Geert Nentjes v Joe Murnan
Andy Boulton v David Pallett
Conan Whitehead v Adrian Gray
Joe Murnan v Mike De Decker
Andy Boulton v Geert Nentjes
David Pallett v Conan Whitehead
Adrian Gray v Joe Murnan
Mike De Decker v Andy Boulton
Geert Nentjes v David Pallett