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PDC Home Tour second phase confirmed with a champion to be crowned in June


The second phase of the PDC Home Tour has been confirmed (Picture: LAWRENCE LUSTIG)

The first stage of the epic PDC Home Tour is coming to an end next week and the second phase has now been announced, meaning we will see a champion crowned on 5 June.

Monday 18 May will see the 32nd and final Home Tour group played out, leaving 32 players left in the competition.

The likes of Rob Cross, Nathan Aspinall, Glen Durrant, Dave Chisnall and Chris Dobey have already booked their places in the last 32, with just five spots left available.

The second phase is slightly more complicated, as the 32 remaining players are then split into eight more groups of four. The winners of these go into two more groups, with the top two in each finally going into a Champions Group of just four players on the final day of the event.

That means there will be 11 more nights of action on the Home Tour, running from 26 May – 5 June.

There are still plenty of big names that can make it into the last 32 of the competition, with Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith all getting a second crack at qualifying in the final few groups, as not all 128 Tour Card holders entered.

Gary Anderson is also having a go after sorting out the wi-fi issues that cost him his entry earlier in the event.

Nathan Aspinall is the current favourite with the bookmakers to emerge as the first ever PDC Home Tour champion, ahead of Price and Wright, despite them not even qualifying for the second stage yet.



PDC Home Tour odds

  • 5/1 Nathan Aspinall
  • 13/2 Gerwyn Price
  • 7/1 Peter Wright
  • 8/1 Glen Durrant
  • 10/1 Rob Cross
  • 12/1 Dave Chisnall
  • 14/1 Michael Smith
  • 16/1 Jose De Sousa
  • 16/1 Chris Dobey
  • 20/1 Jamie Hughes
  • 25/1 Ryan Searle
  • 25/1 Jonny Clayton
  • 25/1 Stephen Bunting
  • 33/1 Damon Heta
  • 33/1 Luke Woodhouse

Full list of odds here.

PDC chairman Barry Hearn spoke to Metro.co.uk after the Home Tour got underway last month.

‘It’s been fascinating,’ Hearn said. ‘I’m addicted to it because obviously I like my darts. We’ve had a 9-darter in someone’s kitchen, which is brilliant.

‘Some lesser-ranked players have surprised everybody and won their group. We’ve got 32 nights of three hours a night and the camera quality’s not great, but it is what it is.

‘In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king. It’s ticked boxes, they get a few quid out of it, but almost as important at this moment is they get to compete, which they want to.’

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