We offer parents, mentors and juniors a fun start in darts for players of all levels from the ages of 8 to 18
The JDC structure allows people passionate about darts to get involved at grassroots helping juniors enjoy the game
The JDC is built on good sportsmanship, having fun and playing in a non pressured environment
The Junior Darts Corporation is delighted to announce that the inaugural WDS Associates World Junior Darts Championship will be staged this December.
The tournament will be played down to the final on December 3rd. The final will be played on stage at Alexandra Palace during the 2018 PDC William Hill World Championship.
JDC chairman Steve Brown said: “For us, the introduction of the WDS Associates World Junior Darts Championship completes the set. We have the Modus UK Tour and the European Championship, and now the World Championship will further cement and enhance our reputation as an organisation.
“A World Championship is something we have wanted to do for the last two years or so, and we now feel we have arrived at a stage where we have the confidence in the people around the world – not just in the UK – to help provide the tournament with qualifiers of the highest standard.
“Last year, the final of the UK Tour was held at Alexandra Palace, and we will be delighted to see our first world champion crowned on the big stage there this year.”
The overall winner will receive £2,000, with the runner-up earning £1,000, the semi-finalists £300 each and the quarter-finalists £100 each.
The JDC is also delighted to announce an improved calendar and changes to the prize fund for 2017.
The Modus UK Tour will still consist of the original venues and dates for the six events around the UK, but the winners are now invited to attend every event.
The UK Tour will now provide 11 qualifiers (six event winners, plus the five highest ranked players from the tour order of merit not to have won an event) for the JDC World Championship, alongside five UK-based JDC academy players from the 2017 rolling academy order of merit.
Each tour event will carry a £300 prize fund, with the winner taking £150 and becoming a JDC All-star, the runner-up landing £100 and the semi-finalists £25 each.
The top three players from the 2017 Modus UK Tour will gain a scholarship and a free pass into all PDC Development Tour events in 2018.
The changes mean the overall prize fund for JDC events in 2017 has increased by more than 30 per cent and now stands at £13,300 across the Modus UK Tour, JDC European Championship and WDS Associates World Championship.
We will announce each venues availability in turn on our facebook page. So get your membership now and keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feed for news on this great offer.
Confirmed Venues so far : Birmingham Manchester Belfast Exeter O2 Arena - finals night Sheffield
All venues are subject to change and availability. JDC members also benefit from many PDC televised events each year for FREE!
The Junior Darts Corporation began its season of competition last weekend with a stunning turn out of junior talent in Dorchester for the 1st Modus UK Tour Event of 2017. The event held at the George Albert Hotel in Evershot was attended by junior talent from around the UK and gave the event its first qualifier for the WDA Associates World Junior Darts Championship playoffs in December.James Beeton still only 13 years old from Chester ran out the winner after a very competitive final. Beeton who was up against last years grand finals participant Jarred cole got off to a great start in the final moving 2-0 ahead. Cole levelled 2-2 with 140's and a maximum to get close to Beeton. The match went leg for leg and at 4-3 in a best of nine final it looked like Beeton would ease through. However Cole pushed on for a final leg levelling at 4-4 but was denied the win by a stunning last leg by Beeton. James also becomes a JDC ALLSTAR by his win and grabbed the first prize of £150 for his victory. JDC Ambassador and World number 16 Simon Whitlock commented " its been a pleasure to warm up with these guy's and offer some support and encouragement. I remember when I was a kid I really valued the advice of senior players and I have never forgotten those early days in my career. The talent on show here was exceptional and I am glad to be apart of it" The Junior Darts Corporation moves on to Derby on April 2nd for the next tournament in the series. > You can also follow the JDC on twitter @JDCdarts for news and updates on all things JDC
JIM MOSTON and Maikel Verberk will contest the Junior Darts Corporation's 2016 Grand Final at Alexandra Palace later this month after winning through to the decider on the final JDC weekend of the year.
A weekend of darts at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Essex began as Jarred Cole win Event Six of the Modus UK Junior Darts Tour.
England International Owen Maiden booked his place in to the final 16 of the Modus Junior UK Championship by winning the penultimate tour event in Bristol last Saturday.
Owen will be joining the four previous tour winners this year, which includes European Champion Jim Moston and World Youth Championship Qtr finalist John Brown, plus the remaining Tour 6 winner to be completed in December, the top 5 ranked JDC tour OOM and the top 5 ranked JDC academy OOM will make up the 16 competitors.
Come and join us for what will be the most immense weekend of opportunity for Young Dart Players on the planet!
December 3rd & 4th 2016
2 Days of competition, will offer 5 amazing prizes.
3 PDPA Development Tour card Scholarships , 1 JDC Allstar place and a chance to play at the World Darts Championship in London this December.
In a move that will help ensure the future of the sport, Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand, has announced a five-year sponsorship deal of the Junior Darts Corporation (JDC).
The company, which has supported the JDC since 2014, will provide financial support, equipment for JDC Darts Academies and assistance with marketing and publicity.
One of the biggest weekends in the Junior Darts Corporation calendar just
got bigger and is taking place in Essex at the Crowne Plaza Five Lakes
Resort on December 3rd & 4th – with ‘Super Saturday’ followed by the
inaugural JDC Qualifying School for the Unicorn Development Tour 2017. At
the completion of this years Development Tour last weekend, the PDPA have
agreed to offer 3 tour cards for JDC members who qualify at their very own
Here we go folks with another free offering for a PDC televised Major. Free
tickets for our JDC members. If you are part of an academy you can get your
tickets through your coach.
This year’s JDC Allstars have been given the opportunity to take on the world’s number one professional darts player Michael van Gerwen.
The Allstars, who have all won a MODUS Junior UK Tour event in 2016 and include the Junior Darts Corporation’s European Champion Jim Moston, are some of the most talented youngsters on the JDC circuit.
At multiple venues around the UK and in the run up to the PDC World Championship in December, the Allstars will be rubbing shoulders with some of the greatest players in the game at MODUS’ professional darts events.
JDC Chairman Steve Brown said: “All of the JDC Allstars, as well as attending MODUS Sports Management’s professional darts events, are gaining valuable experience as they will be able to play against the likes of Michael Van Gerwen and many other leading professional players. This is such a fantastic opportunity for the junior players."
Details of the JDC's next opportunity to find an Allstar can be found on our website.
Allstar Connor Levett takes on Michael van Gerwen at The Brighton Darts Masters
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Future Darts Academy North Wales
Academy Director: Rob Clayton
Venue: Cues Sports Bar, Towyn ,Rhyl.
Academy sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm till 8pm.
Worcester Junior Darts Academy
Academy Director: Darren Barson
Contact: 01905763340/ 07805878192
Venue: Riley's sports venue
Shrubhill trading estate
Academy sessions: Thursday's 6.30pm - 8pm
Jamie Caven Darts Academy (Derby)
Academy director: Jamie Caven
Venue: Cueball, Mansfield Road, Derby
Academy sessions: Mondays & Wednesdays 6.30 - 8pm
Chepstow Darts Academy
Director: Jon Worsley
Venue: Chepstow football club
Academy sessions Tuesday 6.30-8pm
Knowle Darts Academy (Bristol)
Director: Rob Witcombe
Contact: 0117 9721047
Venue: Snooker city, 33 Broad walk, Knowle, Bristol,Bs4 2qu
Academy sessions: Wednesdays 6.00pm-7.30pm
Yate Town Darts Academy (Bristol)
Academy directors Neil Sellick & Kate Collins
Venue Stanshawes court hotel
Stanshawes court drive
Yate BS37 4EA
Academy sessions Thursday's from 7pm.
Kingswood Darts Academy (Bristol)
Director: David Burrill
Venue: Kingswood Royal British legion, 104 Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8hp
Academy sessions Wednesdays 6pm-7.30pm
Coach - Pete Meyrick 07582 123098
Bedworth United Football Club
Coach - David Galaska
Venue- The Jubilee Pye Green Rd WS11 5RS
Paignton Darts Academy
Director- Brian Ivey 07913 920070
Venue - 42 elm bank rd
Emerald Darts Academy
Venue- Room 180
Central College Nottingham
Director - Gary Horsley