PDC World Youth Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
PDC World Youth Championship
Tournament information
Country England
Established 2010
Organisation(s) Professional Darts Corporation
Format Legs
Prize fund £30,000
Month(s) Played Spring (Last 64 to Semi-Finals)
May (Final)
Current champion(s)
England Keegan Brown

The PDC World Youth Championship is a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation, for darts players aged between 14 and 21. The tournament was introduced in 2010 as the PDC Under-21 World Championship, and is sponsored by darts manufacturer Unicorn.

The whole tournament will not be broadcast live on TV but the final will take place before the final of the Premier League Darts, which will be shown live on Sky Sports.[1] The two finalists will become PDC Pro Tour card holders for two years and receive sponsorship from Rileys Dart Zones. They will also receive invitations to the Grand Slam of Darts.[2]

The inaugural final was won by Arron Monk, who defeated Michael van Gerwen on January 3, 2011.[3]

Final results[edit]

Year Champion Score (legs) Runner-up Prize Fund Champion Runner-up
2011 England Arron Monk (84.25) 6–4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (87.06) £30,000 £10,000 £5,000
2012[4] England James Hubbard (95.18) 6–3 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (92.29) £30,000 £10,000 £5,000
2013[5][6] England Michael Smith (89.13) 6–1 England Ricky Evans (79.26) £40,000 £10,000 £5,000
2014 England Keegan Brown (85.67) 6–4 Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez (79.80) £40,000 £10,000 £5,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ PDC Unicorn World Youth Champs Update PDC.tv
  2. ^ PDC launches new tournaments Retrieved 16 July 2010, tournamentguidemag.com
  3. ^ Monk Claims PDC Unicorn U21 Title PDC.tv
  4. ^ "Taylor's McCoy's Premier League Joy". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "PDC Unicorn Youth Tour 2013". pdpa.co.uk. Professional Dart Players Association. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Van Gerwen's McCoy's Premier League Glory". pdc.tv. Professional Darts Corporation. Retrieved 19 August 2013.