The Championship Darts Corporation is set to return to action later this month, with weekends planned in Canada and the USA for players to qualify for the William Hill World Darts Championship and BetVictor World Cup of Darts.
The CDC circuit has not been able to commence so far in 2020, although an online Championship League and “Cyber Series” virtual tour have been running to keep players in North America active.
However, the CDC is to stage two four-event weekends which will give CDC Tour Card Holders their chance to secure places in the World Cup and World Championship.
Canadian players will be competing on September 26-27 in Woodstock, Ontario – with one place in the World Cup team alongside PDC Tour Card Holder Jeff Smith on offer alongside one spot in the World Championship.
American players will then play off on October 3-4, with two places in the World Cup team available alongside one World Championship place.
In addition, with the North American Championship not having been held in 2020, the World Championship place usually reserved for that event has been awarded to 2019 CDC Continental Cup winner Danny Lauby due to the exceptional circumstances this year.
Each weekend will be open to CDC Tour Card Holders from that country only (with no qualifying events for non-Tour Card Holders), and will feature four events (two per day).
World Cup qualification will see points earned in the four events added to the players’ 2019 total on the CDC Order of Merit.
For World Championship places, the selection will be based on performances across those four events alone, with the leading player in Canada and the USA progressing to compete at Alexandra Palace.
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Canadian weekend – September 26-27, Woodstock, Ontario
USA weekend – October 3-4, Indianapolis, Indiana
The events will be staged by the CDC under strict regulations, which will include a temperature & welfare check on arrival for all players, social distancing and limits on the number of people permitted in a venue.