Increased prize funds will be on offer for Winmau Challenge Tour and Winmau Development Tour Events from 2023 in a further boost to the PDC’s secondary tours.
Next year will once again see 24 events take place on both the Challenge and Development Tours, with a boosted £15,000 prize fund up for grabs in each event including an increased £2,500 to each winner.
The news comes following Monday’s increased prize money for the PDC Women’s Series, meaning that, including the World Youth Championship, over £1m will be awarded across the PDC’s secondary tours in 2023.
The Winmau Challenge Tour offers non-Tour Card Holders of any age, who competed at the most recent staging of Qualifying School, the chance to compete in PDC events.
The overall winner of the Challenge Tour Order of Merit will follow in Scott Williams’ footsteps in winning a two-year PDC Tour Card and a place in the World Championship.
The Winmau Development Tour offers young players aged 16-23 the chance to compete in PDC events.
The overall winner of the Development Tour Order of Merit will win a two-year PDC Tour Card and a place in the World Championship, a feat achieved by Nathan Rafferty in 2022.
The annual Development Tour season is followed by the Winmau World Youth Championship, with this year’s final set to feature Josh Rock and Nathan Girvan in Minehead on Sunday
2023 Winmau Challenge Tour & Development Tour Prize Funds
Last 16 Losers £300
Last 32 Losers £200
Last 64 Losers £75