News

PDC Home Tour II: Second phase of online darts tournament confirmed – Sky Sports

Watch the Premier League each evening this week live on Sky Sports, and it will resume again next week on Wednesday September 2.

Last Updated: 28/08/20 4:52pm

Jamie Lewis is among the big names in action over the opening two days

The PDC has announced a return of online home-streamed darts, with the Home Tour II which will be held from August 31-October 15.

The PDC Home Tour was a global success story during the coronavirus pandemic, seeing 101 PDC Tour Card Holders competing from their homes before Nathan Aspinall emerged as the eventual champion.

The PDC Home Tour II will be an opportunity for lower-ranked PDC Tour Card Holders during the coming weeks to compete, with ten seven-player groups initially competing from August 31-September 28.

The top three players in each group, along with the five best fourth-placed players, will qualify for the 35-player second phase, from which the top four in each group and the best fifth-placed player progress.

The third phase will see three groups compete from October 12-14, before the top two from each and the best third-placed player move into the Championship Group on Thursday October 15.

Follow Sky Sports Darts on Twitter!

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from around the darting world.

Monday’s Group One will feature 2018 UK Open semi-finalist David Pallett, former Players Championship winner Joe Murnan and 2007 World Grand Prix quarter-finalist Adrian Gray.

Rising Dutch star Geert Nentjes, Belgian ace Mike De Decker, Andy Boulton and Conan Whitehead complete the seven players to take part in the opening group.

Tuesday’s Group Two includes former World Championship semi-finalist Jamie Lewis and 2006 UK Open finalist Barrie Bates, four-time ranking event winner Alan Tabern, Matthew Edgar, Gary Blades, Adam Hunt and Carl Wilkinson.

Matthew Edgar will feature on Tuesday

The action will commence at 9:30AM each day.

Details of further competing players and fixtures will be confirmed in due course. Matches will be played over the best of nine legs.

PDC Home Tour II: Confirmed groups

Group 1 Group 2
Andy Boulton Barrie Bates
Mike De Decker Gary Blades
Adrian Gray Matthew Edgar
Joe Murnan Adam Hunt
Geert Nentjes Jamie Lewis
David Pallett Alan Tabern
Conan Whitehead Carl Wilkinson

PDC Home Tour II
Monday August 31 – Phase One, Group One
Tuesday September 1 – Phase One, Group Two
Wednesday September 2 – Phase One, Group Three
Monday September 7 – Phase One, Group Four
Tuesday September 8 – Phase One, Group Five
Wednesday September 9 – Phase One, Group Six
Monday September 21 – Phase One, Group Seven
Tuesday September 22 – Phase One, Group Eight
Wednesday September 23 – Phase One, Group Nine
Monday September 28 – Phase One, Group Ten
Tuesday September 29 – Phase Two, Group One
Wednesday September 30 – Phase Two, Group Two
Monday October 5 – Phase Two, Group Three
Tuesday October 6 – Phase Two, Group Four
Wednesday October 7 – Phase Two, Group Five
Monday October 12 – Phase Three, Group One
Tuesday October 13 – Phase Three, Group Two
Wednesday October 14 – Phase Three, Group Three
Thursday October 15 – Championship Group

Don’t miss a dart as the Premier League reaches it conclusion on Sky Sports – the action continues through to Sunday August 30, and resumes again on Wednesday September 2