PDC Home Tour: Darts Tournament to be Played from Homes

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PDC darts player Peter Wright prepares to throw

With sport cancelled for the foreseeable future, fans have been looking to get their fix from the few countries that have events going ahead.

In the UK, we haven’t had any sporting action since the Cheltenham Festival which began a month ago today.

However, sport will be returning in some form thanks to darts.

The PDC Home Tour has been announced, which will feature darts players with tour cards competing from their own homes.

With the players not leaving their own comforts, it will be the first ever home-staged event in the history of darts in order to comply with self-isolation protocols.

What is the PDC Home Tour and when will it take place?

Dartboard with player removing darts

The PDC Home Tour is a new tournament set up which will see all players with a tour card competing over 32 consecutive nights.

Reigning World Champion Peter Wright will take part and opens the tournament as he faces The Terrier, Peter Jacques.

If you fancy Jacques to cause an upset, you can get him to win the opening game at 17/4.

All players will be throwing from their homes, with Dan Dawson on hand to provide his commentary which will also feature an on-screen graphics scorecard for fans watching.

Every night, four players will go head-to-head over nine legs, with a winner crowned each time.

Two points are awarded for a win and after the initial 32 nights, the group winners will advance the second round.

Viewers should tune in for 19:30 BST each night to catch the event and not miss a single dart.

Where can we watch the PDC Home Tour?

Fans in the crowd at a darts match in fancy dress

Each match will be broadcast live via video call on the PDC’s subscription TV channel, PDCTV.

The matches will be free to watch for all registered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a free membership or a paid membership.

To watch, viewers with a membership can tune in through the PDCTV website or through their official app. And remember, you can sign up for FREE to watch this unique tournament.

Each match will be streamed so fans have the chance to watch every game from the opening legs to the final.

What are the odds?

Darts player celebrates a victory

Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright are early favourites to win the tournament.

Price comes into the tournament following a fantastic end to his 2019 season, which included successfully defending his Grand Slam of Darts title and reaching the semi-final of the 2020 PDC World Championship.

Wright, who beat Price in that famously bad-tempered semi-final, is the current World Darts Champion and also won The Masters just a few months ago.

Englishman Wright will take on fellow-countryman Peter Jacques in his first game on Friday evening, with Wright a strong favourite to win at odds of 2/17.

Gerwyn Price will take to the oche at 7.30 pm on Saturday the 18th, when he is a 2/11 favourite to win against Rowby John Rodriguez.

Check out all the latest odds for the PDC Home Darts tournament at MansionBet. This will be a very different darts competition to the norm, and promises to be the refreshing return to sports that we all needed.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

Jordan is a journalism graduate with a background in sports journalism covering football across a number of online publications, who now works in Gibraltar producing content for Mansion.
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