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TOUR HUB

Please read the guidelines fully before continuing. There’s a lot of important information in there!

The GDL majors are knockout tournaments that any GDL players can attempt to qualify for.

The qualifying events throughout the year give players the chance to earn enough Order of Merit (OOM) points to be one of the OOM qualifiers.

Ranking Points

Ranking points will be awarded to players who play each event. The points are shown in the table and apply to each grade in the same way.

There are the following number of qualifying spots for each Major (plus any additional qualifiers earnt by moving up a grade – see below for more info):

Platinum: 32 
Gold: 48
Tungsten: 64
Silver: 64
Bronze:48

Any players who don’t qualify for a Major is eligible for the associated Plate competition

Tour events

Round Points
Winner
2000
Runner-up
1000
Losing Semi-Finalists
500
Losing Quarter-Finalists
250
Last 16 Losers
125
Last 32 Losers
50
Last 64 Losers
25
Last 128 Losers
10

Majors

Round Points
Winner
8000
Runner-up
4000
Losing Semi-Finalists
2000
Losing Quarter-Finalists
1000
Last 16 Losers
750
Last 32 Losers
500
Last 64 Losers
350
Last 128 Losers
200

Plates

Round Points
Winner
200
Runner-up
100
Losing Semi-Finalists
50
Losing Quarter-Finalists
25
Last 16 Losers
10
Last 32 Losers
5

Carrying over of Ranking Points & World Championship eligibility.

Players who are identified for moving UP a grade by the GDL between Majors will receive the following amount of points towards the ‘Race to the Worlds’ for their new grades, depending on when in the year they move UP:

Pre-first Major of the year: 150pts

If moved after the first Major of the year, you will receive 100pts less than the player sat in the last automatic qualifying position for the given Grade. ALL points earned in the previous grade will still count towards the ‘Race to the Worlds’ for that grade.

This has been calculated so that players moving UP a grade aren’t punished too harshly for improving their game but also so that players that are remaining in the same grade aren’t too harshly punished for new players joining the grade.

Players who are identified for moving DOWN a grade by the GDL will carry ALL points towards the ‘Race of the Worlds’ for the new grade. None of these points will count towards the previous grade.

 Should a player reach a standard far greater* than their current grade DURING the qualifiers (Tour events) for a major, they will be moved up a grade. The following actions will then take place:

1. Accumulated OoM points will be carried over towards the ‘Race to the Worlds’ for the new grade, up to a maximum of the limit listed on the “Carrying over of Ranking Points (between Majors)” section for the previous Major

2. Player moving up a grade starts in the new grade with either 50pts less than the player sat in the last position for the given Major race or 5pts, whichever is highest (for all except the World Championships, which is 100pts less unless moved before the first Major)

3. The player has the chance to qualify for the new grade Major. Qualification is confirmed by achieving one of the following:

     3.1 Player finishes in the automatic places of the ‘Race for the Major’ in the new grade. The player would qualify for the new grade Major as normal, in this situation.

     3.2 Player finishes outside the automatic qualification places for the new Grade, but 3month 3DA is still greater than the grade they came from. The player would qualify as a ‘Prelim’ player for the new Grade in this case and play the player in the last automatic qualification place in a preliminary match.**

4. The player moving up a grade will be eligible for the Major of the grade they just came from, if they finish outside of the automatic qualification for the new Grade and their 3month 3DA falls below 

5. ALL points earned in the previous grade will still count towards the ‘Race to the Worlds’ for that grade (but see ‘Eligibility to the World Championships’)

*standard far greater = must have reached the quarter-final or better in a qualifier and be consistently 5% better than the grade boundary average (can include GDL League/League 3DA data too)

**If more than one player qualifies via these methods, the prelim matches will be against the next player up on the OoM

Players who are identified for moving DOWN a grade by the GDL between qualifiers will carry ALL points towards the ‘Race of the Worlds’ and Major for the new grade. None of these points will count towards the previous grade.

***Any player who is moved UP a grade during the season becomes ineligible for the World Championship of the grade they moved from if their 3-month rolling GDL 3-dart average stays above the 3-dart average threshold for the grade they came from.

Any player who is moved UP a grade during the season remains eligible for the World Championship of the grade they moved from if their GDL 3-dart average falls below the 3-dart average threshold for the grade they came from.

Players are eligible for one Grade World Championship only, the highest Grade that they qualify for.

Those who have moved UP a grade and deemed too good*** to qualify for the Worlds of the grade that they came from BUT failed to finish inside the automatic qualification places of the new grade, are entitled to play a preliminary round at the Worlds for their new grade. The preliminary round will be against the player ranked in the last qualification place in the ‘Race to the Worlds’ OoM. If more than one player qualifies via these methods, the prelim matches will be against the next player up on the OoM.

The X players who have moved UP a grade but still eligible for the World Championship that they came from (see ‚ÄėEligibility to the World Championships‚Äô section) will be seeded 1 to X, in the order of order of merit points they won in the grade they moved from (and separated by standard tiebreakers if needed). This will then be followed by the top ranked players who remained in the grade, ordered by standard order of merit rules to make up full number of qualifiers.

Format (Standard Tour events only)

As you should be aware by now, there are FIVE different grades of ability on the GDL Tour. These are:

Platinum: 68+ (ALL qualifier matches best of 11 legs)

Gold: 60-68 (ALL qualifier matches best of 11 legs)

Tungsten: 52-60 (ALL qualifier matches best of 9 legs)

Silver: 44-52 (ALL qualifier matches best of 9 legs)

Bronze: Under 44 (ALL qualifier matches best of 9 legs)

The Draw

The draws for each qualifying event will be made the day before each event is due to start. Once the draw is made, players can play their games immediately.

When the draw has been made, we will create the competition brackets on the website and you’ll be able to find them via the links below. If there are no links below, then that means the brackets have not been created yet, but will be when the draw has been made.

2023 GDL Tour 2

Please respect your opponents and begin arranging as soon as possible. If you have valid reason for requiring an extension to a deadline, this MUST be agreed with the GDL PRIOR to the deadlines via a support ticket

Deadlines

Last 256 (Silver Only): 31st January
Last 128: 3rd February
Last 64: 6th February
Last 32: 9th February
Last 16: 12th February
Quarter Finals: 15th February
Semi Finals: 17th February
Final: 19th February

Matches can be played ahead of time, but deadlines must be adhered to unless by prior consent via a support ticket

IF NO TICKET IS RAISED BEFORE THE DEADLINE
BOTH PLAYERS WILL BE TIMED OUT

Do not assume that your opponent has sent in a ticket. You need to cover yourself by raising one.

2023 GDL Tour 2 Draws

2023 GDL Tour 1

Please respect your opponents and begin arranging as soon as possible. If you have valid reason for requiring an extension to a deadline, this MUST be agreed with the GDL PRIOR to the deadlines via a support ticket

Deadlines

Last 128: 11th January
Last 64: 14th January
Last 32: 17th January
Last 16: 20th January
Quarter Finals: 23rd January
Semi Finals: 25th January
Final: 27th January

Matches can be played ahead of time, but deadlines must be adhered to unless by prior consent via a support ticket

IF NO TICKET IS RAISED BEFORE THE DEADLINE
BOTH PLAYERS WILL BE TIMED OUT

Do not assume that your opponent has sent in a ticket. You need to cover yourself by raising one.

2023 GDL Tour 1 Draws

For 2023, prizes are available for reaching the quarter-finals of the major (main comp) and beyond. The prize breakdown is subject to a minimum number of entrants per grade over the course of the qualifiers of 300 players for every qualifier, as follows:

Winner £160 cash

Runner-up £80 cash

Semi-finalists £40 cash

Quarter-finalists £20 cash

The winner of each tour event will receive a £20 voucher to spend at one of our voucher partners.

This is the same throughout the grades.

When the match is completed, the winner must take a full screenshot of the result, including stats and go to the results page to submit the result

If you are playing on WDA, you must make a note of your first 9 average and email results@gdl180.com. This is because WDA doesn’t provide that data in the match summary.

We would prefer that you do not use dartconnect for your games, purely because it is difficult to obtain the stats from DC games.

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