One of the biggest weekends in the Junior Darts Corporation calendar just
got bigger and is taking place in Essex at the Crowne Plaza Five Lakes
Resort on December 3rd & 4th – with ‘Super Saturday’ followed by the
inaugural JDC Qualifying School for the Unicorn Development Tour 2017. At
the completion of this years Development Tour last weekend, the PDPA have
agreed to offer 3 tour cards for JDC members who qualify at their very own
First up is Super Saturday, on December 3. Tour 6 will kick off the
proceedings as this marks the final Modus UK Junior Tour winner of 2016 and
the last addition to the JDC Allstar team. Following on from Tour 6 the
same day, the UK tour finals event will be played out down to the final at
five lakes in the PDC'S – 'Pathway to the Palace’.
Then, on Sunday December 4, the first ever JDC Qualifying School will be
held at the same venue – with three JDC members qualifying to have their
entry fees secured for all development tour events in 2017.
The weekends events, promise to be one of the most exciting on the JDC
calendar, with plenty of opportunities up for grabs for junior dart players
Super Saturday will see the final JDC Allstar addition and find the last
Modus UK Junior Tour qualifier of the year, with the winner of Tour 6
securing £100 and their spot in the ‘finals event’ later that day.
The Finals event itself – with a £3,000 overall prize fund – will see 16
players also compete on Super Saturday for the chance to reach the grand
final at Alexandra Palace London on December 17, to be played during the
PDC World Championship, where the overall winner will take £1,000 and a
The 16 who qualify for the finals event will comprise of the six UK tour
event winners, plus five players from the UK tour order of merit, and the
top five academy players from the rolling order of merit. Cut-off for the
rolling order of merit is after week eight of season four within the
academy calendar. Thus giving junior dart players 3 opportunities to make
the last 16.
The Sunday will see the inaugural JDC Q School – with three ‘PDPA
scholarships’ up for grabs for JDC members.
Two qualification events will be played on the Sunday, with both winners
receiving a scholarship pass to all PDC development tour events in 2017.
To determine who secures the third qualification spot, 501 points will be
awarded for every leg won during both events, with the leading points
scorer at the end of the two events earning the final scholarship.
JDC chairman Steve Brown said: “We're mirroring what the PDC do with their Q
School event. The JDC Q School is built around dovetailing into the PDC system. From the very beginning, we wanted to put darts in kids’ hands
and then nurture them all the way through, to the development tour and
beyond. With the support of the PDC and the PDPA, we can now achieve this
To be able to Participate in Q School you must be 16 yrs old on
January 1st 2017.
You must also be under 18 on the day of the event on December 4th 2016
Competitors must be a JDC 2016 member to attend Q school.
Details on acquiring membership for 2016, Super Saturday and Q school are available at
Pictured JDC Allstars Jim Moston and John Brown at the recent PDC youth world championships.