2020 Belgian Darts Championship

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2020 Belgian Darts Championship
Tournament information
Dates28 February–1 March 2020
VenueEthias Arena
LocationHasselt
Country Belgium
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£140,000
Winners share£25,000
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The 2020 Belgian Darts Championship will be the first of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2020 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament will take place at the Ethias Arena, Hasselt, Belgium, from 28 February–1 March 2020.[1][2] It will feature a field of 48 players and £140,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

This will be the first PDC European Tour event to take place in Belgium.

Prize money[edit]

This is how the prize money is divided, with the prize money being unchanged from the 2019 European Tour[3]:

Stage (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £25,000
Runner-up (1) £10,000
Semi-finalists (2) £6,500
Quarter-finalists (4) £5,000
Third round losers (8) £3,000
Second round losers (16) £2,000*
First round losers (16) £1,000*
Total £140,000
  • Seeded players who lose in the second round and Host Nation invitees who lose in the first round do not receive this prize money on any Orders of Merit.

Qualification and format[edit]

The top 16 entrants from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 4 February will automatically qualify for the event and will be seeded in the second round.[4]

The remaining 32 places will go to players from four qualifying events and to two invitees – 24 from the Tour Card Holder Qualifier (held on 14 February), two from the Associate Member Qualifier (held on 27 February), three from the Host Nation Qualifier (held on 27 February) and one from the East European Associate Member Qualifier (held on 7 February).

The two highest ranked Belgian players on the cut-off date will also qualify.

From 2020, all Tour Card holders will enter into one qualifier instead of two separate ones for the UK and Europe. For this tournament, there is no Nordic & Baltic qualifier due to the event being a late addition to the calendar. The place will be taken by an extra Host Nation qualifier.

The following players will take part in the tournament:

Draw[edit]

  First round
28 February
(best of 11 legs)
Second round
29 February
(best of 11 legs)
Third round
1 March
(best of 11 legs)
Quarter-finals
1 March
(best of 11 legs)
Semi-finals
1 March
(best of 13 legs)
Final
1 March
(best of 15 legs)
                                                         
    1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen  
     
   
   
16 England Michael Smith
     
   
   
    8 England Glen Durrant  
     
 
   
9 England Joe Cullen
     
   
   
    4 Scotland Peter Wright  
     
 
   
13 Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena
     
 
   
    5 Poland Krzysztof Ratajski  
     
 
   
12 England Rob Cross
     
    2 England Ian White  
     
   
   
15 Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan
     
   
   
    7 England James Wade  
     
 
   
10 England Nathan Aspinall
     
 
   
    3 Wales Gerwyn Price  
     
 
   
14 England Jamie Hughes
     
 
   
    6 Austria Mensur Suljović  
     
 
   
11 Wales Jonny Clayton
     

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Calendar | PDC". www.pdc.tv.
  2. ^ "European Tour". PDC.
  3. ^ "PDC Order of Merit Rules | PDC". www.pdc.tv.
  4. ^ "2020 European Tour structure confirmed". PDC.