2012 PDC Pro Tour

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The 2012 PDC Pro Tour was a series of non-televised darts tournaments organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). They were the Professional Dart Players Association (PDPA) Players Championships, the UK Open Qualifiers, and the new European Tour events. This year there were 33 PDC Pro Tour events – 20 Players Championships, 8 UK Open Qualifiers, and 5 European Tour events.

Prize money[edit]

Prize money for each Players Championship and UK Open Qualifier is £34,600, unchanged from 2011. Prize money for each European Tour event was £82,100.

Stage Players Championships
and UK Open Qualifiers
European Tour events
Last 64 £200 £200
Last 32 £400 £1,000
Last 16 £600 £1,500
Quarter-finals £1,000 £3,000
Semi-finals £2,000 £5,000
Final £3,000 £7,500
Winner £6,000 £15,000

In addition, the 32 players who failed to qualify for a European Tour event at the final qualifying stage receive £100. A further £400 per Pro Tour event (£800 per European Tour event) was reserved for a nine-dart finish. If this was not won in an event, it was carried over to the next event, and so on until a nine-dart finish was achieved. Once the prize fund was won, it reverted to the starting value for the next event.

PDC Pro Tour Card[edit]

128 players were granted Tour Cards, which enabled them to participate in all Players Championships, UK Open Qualifiers and European Tour events.

Tour cards[edit]

The 2012 Tour Cards were awarded to:

Q School[edit]

The PDC Pro Tour Qualifying School took place at the Metrodome in Barnsley from January 19–22.

Date Qualifiers
January 19 (Day 1) Richie Howson England, Andrew Cornwall England, Darren Whittingham England, Tony West England[1]
January 20 (Day 2) Steve West England, Stuart Kellett England, Michael Barnard England, Kurt van de Rijck Belgium[2]
January 21 (Day 3) Dean Winstanley England, Jeff Smith Canada, Adrian Gray England, Andrew Gilding England[3]
January 22 (Day 4) Dave Smith England, Johnny Haines England, Jamie Lewis Wales, Bernd Roith Germany[4]
Q School Order of Merit John Bowles England, Gino Vos Netherlands, Andy Jenkins England, Matt Clark England, Joe Murnan England, Gary Butcher England, Stephen Hardy England, Keegan Brown England, Mareno Michels Netherlands, Ross Smith England, Matthew Edgar England, Nick Fullwell England, Daniel Starkey England, Connie Finnan Republic of Ireland, Gareth Cousins England, Gareth Pass Wales, Anthony Littleton England, John Scott England, Paddy Meaney Republic of Ireland, Steve Grubb England, Jim Walker Scotland, Liam Kelly England, Les Wallace Scotland, Keith Stephen England[4]

2012 Players Championships[edit]

(All matches – best of 11 legs)

2012 PDC Youth Tour[edit]

The PDC Youth Tour consisted of 18 events held across seven weekends,[25] where two events were played on the Saturday and one event on the Sunday with the exception of the final weekend.[26] Events were open to players aged between 14 and 21 at the beginning of the year.[25] The top 32 players from the Youth Tour Order of Merit qualified for the 2013 PDC World Youth Championship.[27]

  • Derby, April 21:[28] England Arron Monk 4–0 James Hubbard England
  • Derby, April 21:[28] England Michael Smith 4–2 Daniel King-Morris England
  • Derby, April 22:[29] England Arron Monk 4–0 Michael Smith England
  • Reading, May 19:[30] England James Hubbard 4–1 Ben Songhurst England
  • Reading, May 19:[30] England Michael Smith 4–1 Jamie Landon England
  • Reading, May 20:[31] England Arron Monk 4–2 Liam Showell England
  • Cologne, June 2:[32] England Adam Smith-Neale 4–2 Josh Payne England
  • Cologne, June 2:[32] England Chris Aubrey 4–3 Jamie Lewis Wales
  • Cologne, June 3:[33] Wales Jamie Lewis 4–3 Arron Monk England
  • Barnsley, July 14:[34] England Sam Hamilton 4–3 Reece Robinson England
  • Barnsley, July 14:[34] England Aaron Monk 4–2 Samuel Head England
  • Barnsley, July 15:[35] England James Hubbard 4–0 Sam Hill England
  • Derby, August 4:[36] Wales Jamie Lewis 4–0 Michael Smith England
  • Derby, August 4:[36] England Jamie Landon 4–3 John de Kruijf Netherlands
  • Derby, August 5:[37] England Michael Smith 4–0 Lee Whitworth England
  • Wigan, September 29:[38] England Michael Smith 4–1 Ricky Evans England
  • Wigan, September 29:[38] England Keegan Brown 4–1 George Killington England
  • Wigan, September 30:[39] England Michael Smith 4–2 Josh Payne England

2012 UK Open Qualifiers[edit]

No. Date Venue Winner Legs Runner-Up
1 Saturday February 11 K2 Centre, Crawley Wes Newton England 6–3 Belgium Kim Huybrechts
2 Sunday February 12 Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 6–1 England Dave Chisnall
3 Saturday March 24 Barnsley Metrodome, Barnsley Phil Taylor England 6–2 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan
4 Sunday March 25 Phil Taylor England 6–3 England Dennis Smith
5 Saturday April 14 Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 6–3 England Andy Smith
6 Sunday April 15 Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 6–2 England Ian White
7 Saturday May 5 NIA Community Hall, Birmingham Terry Jenkins England 6–3 England Andy Hamilton
8 Sunday May 6 Wes Newton England 6–2 England Justin Pipe

2012 European Tour[edit]

No. Also known as the Venue Winner Legs Runner-Up Ref.
1 Austrian Darts Open Arena Nova, Vienna Justin Pipe England 6–3 England James Wade [40]
2 German Darts Championship Tempodrom, Berlin Phil Taylor England 6–2 England Dave Chisnall [41]
3 European Darts Open Maritim Hotel, Düsseldorf Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 6–4 England Dave Chisnall [42]
4 German Darts Masters Glaspalast, Stuttgart Adrian Lewis England 6–3 England Ian White [43]
5 Dutch Darts Masters Van Der Valk Hotel, Nuland Simon Whitlock Australia 6–1 Australia Paul Nicholson [44]

2012 Scandinavian Pro Tour[edit]

No. Also known as the Venue Winner Legs Runner-Up Ref.
1 SDC Denmark 1 Park Inn Copenhagen Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark Jarkko Komula Finland 6–5 Finland Jani Haavisto [45]
2 SDC Denmark 2 Jani Haavisto Finland 6–5 Norway Robert Wagner [45]
3 SDC Finland 1 Hotel Tallukka, Vaasky, Finland Robert Wagner Norway 6-4 Finland Ulf Ceder
4 SDC Finland 2 Jarkko Komula Finland 6-1 Finland Ulf Ceder
5 SDC Sweden 1 Stockholm, Sweden Jani Haavisto Finland 6-4 Finland Jarkko Komula
6 SDC Sweden 2 Magnus Caris Sweden 6-5 Denmark Vladimir Andersen
7 SDC Denmark 3 Park Inn Copenhagen Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark Veijo Viinikka Finland 6-4 Sweden Magnus Caris
8 SDC Denmark 4 Dennis Lindskjold Denmark 6-3 Denmark Niels Jorgen Hansen

2012 North American Pro Tour[edit]

No. Also known as the Venue Winner Legs Runner-Up Ref.
1 North American Pro Tour Chicago Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Chicago, USA John Part Canada 6-1 United States Darin Young
2 North American Pro Tour Ontario Hilton London Ontario, Ontario, Canada Andre Carman Canada 6-3 United States Darin Young
3 North American Pro Tour Atlantic City Resorts Casino & Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic City, USA Larry Butler United States 6-1 United States Darin Young
4 World Dart Series 1 USA Scott Wollaston United States 6-1 United States Larry Butler

Other PDC tournaments[edit]

The PDC also held a number of other tournaments during 2012. These were mainly smaller events with low prize money, and some had eligibility restrictions. All of these tournaments were non-ranking.

Date Event Winner Score Runner-Up
September 9 PDC World New Zealand Qualifying Event[46] New Zealand Dave Harrington beat n/a
September 30 PDC World Japan Qualifying Event[47] Japan Haruki Muramatsu 6–0 Japan Sho Katsumi
September 30 PDC World Germany Qualifying Event[48] Germany Andree Welge 2–1 Germany Tomas Seyler
October 14 PDC World China Qualifying Event[49] Hong Kong Leung Chen Nam beat China Shen Jianhua
October 14 Tom Kirby Memorial Trophy[50] Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 6–3 Northern Ireland Campbell Jackson
October 14 PDC World South Africa Qualifying Event[51] South Africa Charl Pietersen 8–1 South Africa Charles Losper
October 19 Gleneagle Irish Masters[52] Scotland Gary Anderson 6–1 England Colin Osborne
October 21 PDC World Philippines Qualifying Event[53] Philippines Lourence Ilagan beat Philippines Andy Villamor
October 28 Oceanic Masters[54] Australia Kyle Anderson 8–3 Australia Tic Bridge
November 10 PDC World South Asian Qualifying Event[55][56] Malaysia Mohd Latif Sapup beat n/a
November 10 PDC World Central European Qualifying Event[55][57] Germany Max Hopp 6–1 Austria Maik Langendorf
November 10 PDC World West European Qualifying Event[55][58] Spain Carlos Rodríguez 6–5 Netherlands Stefan Couwenberg
November 17 PDC World East European Qualifying Event[59][60] Croatia Robert Marijanovic 6–1 Hungary Gyula Perle
November 26 PDC World Darts Championship PDPA Qualifier[61][62] England Stuart Kellett 5–1 England John Bowles

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Qualifying School - Day Two PDC.tv
  3. ^ Qualifying School - Day Three PDC.tv
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