As part of the World Darts Federation's new ranking system, any event awarded 'Gold' status will see their Men's and Women's champions qualify directly for the Lakeside World Championships in January 2022. With seven 'Gold' events scheduled in the lead up to December's WDF World Masters, we look forward to an action packed Autumn in 2021.
The first 'Gold' event of the year takes place in September at the England Open in Selsey, with the Denmark Open in Esbjerg being played three weeks later.
Two 'Gold' tournaments are scheduled on consecutive weekends in October, with the British Open in Bridlington followed by the Welsh Open in Prestatyn.
We are also happy to confirm that 'Gold' events have been scheduled in Australia and USA in November, with the Pacific Masters in Moama and the Seacoast Open in Andover.
The final 'Gold' event in Europe is played in November, at the Irish Open in Killarney. Further details of all 'Gold' events can be found via the host member nation's website.
Bunn Leisure, Selsey
i Granly Hockey Arena, Esbjerg
The Spa, Bridlington
Rich River Golf Club, Moama
Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney
Each of the five UK/European 'Gold' tournaments have a 'Silver' graded ranking event taking place on the same weekend. In addition for 2021, there are 'Silver' events planned in Northern Ireland, Hungary, Malta, Czech Republic, Italy and Belgium, plus a new ranked open soon to be announced in the Netherlands.
The race to the WDF majors will continue in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA, who all have 'Silver' and 'Bronze' graded tournaments scheduled.
'Bronze' ranking events are also taking place in Catalonia, Latvia and Russia, with a total of over 40 WDF tournaments still to be played in the lead up to December and a momentous first WDF World Masters in the Netherlands.
The WDF wish to emphasis once again that all tournament plans are subject to change, due to the ongoing COVID-19 related national and international restrictions. Please ensure to follow our recommendations HERE