First Stage: 9 - 11 januariquote:Entries for the 2022 PDC Qualifying School are now available, with coveted spots on the PDC ProTour on offer in Milton Keynes and Niedernhausen in January.
The 2022 PDC Qualifying School will be held across two stages from January 9-15, with events being held simultaneously in the UK and Germany.
First Stage will be held across three days from January 9-11, with players then progressing to Final Stage to compete from January 12-15 to win PDC Tour Cards.
First Stage will see the last eight players from each day qualify automatically for Final Stage, with the remaining places in Final Stage up to a limit of 128 players being decided from a First Stage Order of Merit, with one point being awarded per win from the first full round drawn without Byes.
The following players will be exempt to Final Stage of Q School in their respective region:
* Players who lose their PDC Tour Card at the end of 2021
* The players who finished from second to fourth from each of the final 2021 UK & European Challenge & Development Tour Orders of Merit.
In addition, the top eight players from the 2021 PDC Women's Series Order of Merit and the top eight players from the 2021 PDC Nordic & Baltic Tour Order of Merit will receive free entry to First Stage in their respective region.
Players from the UK, Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar will play in the UK & Ireland Q School at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
Players from all other European nations will play in the European Q School at the H+ Hotel in Niedernhausen.
Players from other nations outside of Europe may choose which Q School they compete in. Due to ongoing travel restrictions, the PDC may permit players to participate in an alternative Q School venue to the above criteria if it is more practical for them to do so.