Tournaments Prizes and Points
Tournaments Ranking Points
Ranking points are available for every event. Pick up enough points to make the Majors!
Points in the Majors count towards the Worlds at the end of the year.
Didn’t make a Major? Don’t worry. You can still pick up ranking points in the plate
Darts Tournaments Prizes
For 2023, the GDL Major 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 standard tour event will receive a £20 voucher to spend at one of our voucher partners.
The winner of each Plate event will receive a £20 voucher to spend at one of our voucher partners, with the runner-up receiving a £10 voucher.
This is the same throughout the grades.
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 ‘Eligibility to the World Championships’ 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.