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This weekends action completed the JDC's Advanced Tour line up for 2021

The first day of the JDC Q-school event would see Mitchell Elliot Bailey of England and Connor Hopkins of Wales take the first 2 cards for the advanced tour next month.

On day two there will be two further outright winners and a final seven players from the rolling order of merit. 

Thomas Banks from Hertfordshire topped the rankings after day 1 and is in a great place for a tour card. Fellow players Ronnie Woodman, Cole Davey, Tavis Dudeney and debutant Olly Raywood in a strong position at the conclusion of day 1. 

 

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The JDC can now announce the players who have confirmed places ahead of the inaugural JDC Advanced Tour 2021.

Winmau and JDC Chairman Steve Brown ignite a Junior High Performance Program.

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The JDC Regional Championships 21/22 Season

 

The JDC will be launching a brand new concept for young dart players to excel at a regional and local level in the Autumn of 2021. All young players will be able to qualify through the already well established JDC academy system by attending local clubs and academies to have the chance to represent their region in a team championships. 

Players will shoot official scores on a weekly basis through the academy system within the 14 regions of England & Wales, and the top scorers across an academy season will represent their region as a team against fellow regions within their geographical area. 

 

 

Ultimately this will give players the experience of representing their local region and having the opportunity to play for their country at the JDC World Cup in Gibraltar. All this opportunity is available from their local academy each week. 

 

The championships will be categorised into two factions - JUNIOR and TEENAGE Divisions -

 

Players aged 6-12 will be able to represent their region in a team of 5 players.

Players aged 13-17 will be able to represent their region in a team of 7 players.

 

The JDC is looking to allow players of these ages to experience team play, minimise travel and to express themselves with similar aged players.

The teams will be made up from the academy system order of merit and each team will have a regional manager and one player will captain the team. Players will make the team on ability and will not be picked by a committee or board. 

The regional matches will take place at the end of each academy season and the regions that play each other will be put into four strategic areas of the UK. 

 

Alongside the regional events players will also be playing for a place in the nation teams of England B and Wales B through the regional order of merit system. They will also be awarded a place in the JDC World Darts Championship finals in Gibraltar. 

 

JDC Chairman Steve Brown commented, 

 

I am very excited to launch this further opportunity for young players in their region of the UK. There has been a fragmented approach to young players playing for their locality over the years and nothing exclusively for them as under 18’s. 

We will look to develop the players in the team game as Juniors and Teenagers, as we recognise that even at this young age, players should be playing with similar aged players as a team. 

There will be 14 regions placed into 4 key areas of the UK and players within their academies will be working each week to get into their regional teams. With the support locally of academy coaches and regional directors, this will give a clear pathway for children to enjoy regional team darts”.

 

Further details to come on the JDC Regional Championship 21/22 season later this year with a launch of the championships in the Autumn. 

 

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2021 will begin for the JDC with its Q school event on May 22nd & 23rd.

 

 

 

During 2021 the JDC will be hosting two tour events in the shape of the Advanced Tour and the JDC Foundation Tour.

Q school will be the opportunity for young dart players to obtain a tour card exclusively for the Advanced Tour in 2021. The Advanced tour is an exclusive 32 player closed field that will contain the highest standard and ability of junior dart players as they prepare for a career in darts.

 

 

The Advanced tour will be highly promoted and will attract huge media interest for these special players. 12 events will see the JDC offer over £10,000 of prize money just for these 32 players. 

All 32 players will automatically qualify for the JDC World Darts Finals in Gibraltar late November.

The JDC’s Foundation Tour is the continuation of the JDC tour as known in previous years. An open event for under 18’s anywhere and is an opportunity for children to explore their ability and set targets during the tour. A prize fund over £5,000 and an order of merit that will see the top 4 players at its conclusion offered a tour card for Advanced tour in 2022. Information on both events are on the JDC website under the tour rules section. 

Both tournaments will be hosted over weekends that will see the Foundation Tour played out on a Saturday and the Advanced Tour on the Sunday. 

 

*Dates for the tour events are as follows in 2021,

 

Foundation Tour Saturday x 2 events

Advanced Tour Sunday x 2 events

 

Tour 1&2 - 19th/20th JUNE

Tour 3&4 - 3/4th JULY

Tour 5&6 - 10th /11th JULY

Tour 7&8 -  24TH 25TH JULY

Tour 9&10 - 7TH 8TH AUGUST 

Tour 11&12 - 21ST / 22ND AUGUST 

 

To complete the line up of the Advanced tour, competitors at JDC Q school will be offered the opportunity of 10 tour cards over 2 days of darts. Q school will be held over 4 sessions of competition and will run an order of merit to enable 10 players to obtain a card. 

 

2 players from each day will win a tour card outright leaving 6 to play for in the events order of merit.

JDC Q school will be held at the Oaklands Darts and Pool centre in Cinderford Gloucestershire over the weekend of 22nd/23rd of May. Updates on the event will be published on JDC social media and on its website. The event is online entry only at - https://jdcshop.net/index.php?route=product/category&path=71

 

Once the Q school event is complete the JDC will move on to the tour events in succession including its bespoke Greenzone events. *Dates at this stage for the Greenzone events are ,

 

JULY 31ST  -  SOUTHAMPTON

AUGUST 1ST -  TEWKESBURY

AUGUST 28TH - BLACKBURN

AUGUST 29TH  - TIPTON

 

*All subject to covid restrictions.

 

JDC Q school entry is now open and the tour events will be open for entry later this month. 

 

JDC Membership is now available for 2021 which will give considerable discount on entry to Q school the Foundation Tour and Greenzone competition.

All details available on www.jdcshop.net 

 

The PDC have confirmed that this years JDC Junior World Darts Championship final will be played out at the Alexandra Palace London. 

 

The road to the palace begins…..

 

PDC Q school is under way and previous JDC tour regulars, a JDC Major finalist, an academy ambassador and former academy students are making it through for a shot at a tour card on the PDC circuit. 

 

 

Josh Mccarthy, Jack Vincent, Nathan Girvan and John Brown all feature as former JDC players. In addition, academy ambassador Fallon Sherrock joins them though to the final stage. 

Josh Mccarthy and John Brown from the very early days of the JDC known then as the Steve Brown Darts Academy in Bristol made it through in impressive style accumulating 8 points each and 3rd and 4th place in the 1A stage order of merit.

JDC Ambassador Fallon Sherrock booked her place with 7 points and 8th in the order of merit. Scotland ace Nathan Girvan who reached the JDC international open final in Gibraltar claimed his spot with Jack Vincent a JDC tour regular in previous years accumilating 4 points and a shot at the final stage. 

The final stage will be played out from February 14 - 17th where the PDC tour cards will be up for grabs. 

 

The JDC has regionalised the format for the 2021 Super 16 tournament but will still offer its big stage final.

JDC Members and Academy students will pay no membership fees in 2021 

Great news ahead of 2021 as the world leaders in darts manufacturing support local grass roots junior acadmies.

Friday evening will see yet another rising star of the future gracing the Ally Pally stage.

 

 

 

 

Earlier in the competition JDC World Champion Keane Barry from Ireland made his second appearance in PDC World Darts Championships following last years JDC World title victory. Brooks however has had a magical end to 2020 with his appearance in the World Darts Championships by virtue of his dramatic World Youth title win last month against Joe Davis in Coventry.

In only the second world youth final to go the distance it was the 20 year old from lancashire who scooped £10,000 and a spot in the worlds this friday. 

 

In such a short career Brooks has inspired so many and not just other young players.

Director of the Blackburn Youth Darts Academy Keith Brunt commented, 

 

Bradley was the reason I formed Blackburn Youth Darts Academy. His attitude, determination and passion for the game inspired me to create something for other young players in the area. Bradley has always supported the work we do at the academy. He is a fantastic lad and all of us at the academy are so happy for him becoming PDC World Youth Champion. He is a great role model for all the young players to follow and his achievements are a perfect example of where players can progress, especially now with so many opportunities the JDC system provides. We all wish Bradley the very best for the future in is career and I am sure it won't be is last televised PDC title he claims"

 

Steve Brown JDC Chairman also commented, 

"It’s been an absolute pleasure watching Bradley blossom since winning the inaugural JDC European championship in 2017. 

Since then he has gone on to win two tour cards back to back and claim the title of the PDC world youth champion.

 

On a personal level it’s been a pleasure to be able to play alongside one of the former JDC academy players on the pro tour and of course next year Keane Barry will join us at the very top table.

Bradley’s personal accomplishments can only help solidify the future pathway for all the young stars that attend JDC academies all over the world".

 

Bradley will take on Dirk van Duijvenbode in the first match on Friday evening live on Sky Sports.    

Photo -  Lawrence Lustig 

In a week that all eyes on the darts world will focus on Alexandra Palace, PDC CEO Matthew Porter takes time out to assure the JDC World Final will continue to be played at the palace in 2021. 

The JDC Virtual World Darts Championship will now be rescheduled for the week of the 7th - 13th of June 2021.

As the end of an unprecedented year comes ever nearer, there is some good cheer for JDC members this December.

 

 

 

The JDC will be making the most of its Christmas celebrations with its members and end the year on a high. Offers and giveaways for JDC members will continue throughout December with a huge announcement at the end of the month.

With the support of the JDC's partners and sponsors the hope is that December will end the year of 2020 on a high note for the young members. 

 

The JDC will announce its offers and membership deals on its Facebook page and Twitter accounts during December 2020

 

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10 Years ago, Steve Brown changed the perception of junior darts and how young people can prosper in the sport of darts.

 

 

 

 

In 2010 professional darts player Steve Brown was looking for ways his son could participate in the sport he loved at a junior level. Soon to realise that there was nothing structured for young players in his area, Steve decided to see if anyone was interested in children playing in a group / academy session. 

 

Above his dads public house in Bristol, Steve advertised a session for youngsters to learn and play darts in his local area. Expecting half a dozen or so children that day over 30 attended the first session and it was clear there was a need for this kind of opportunity for youngsters to play darts. 

 

What made the sessions different was that Steve had created something that all children could do and would be the bench mark of their ability. Known now as the JDC routines, children throw at 57 independent targets in 3 segments. Shanghai 10-15 , Doubles around the board, Shanghai 15 -20

With an introduction of a coloured shirt system similar to coloured belts in martial arts, it was soon clear that the system worked and ability was clearly measured. 

 

Now in 2020, the JDC has continues to follow the ethos of the original concept created by Steve Brown and now has academies affiliated to the JDC around the world.

Amongst the 10 year celebrations the routines are now used by thousands of individuals and teams on the JDC's latest concept JDC Virtual. 

10 years have shaped the way we think about the junior game and the JDC has still plenty of offerings to fill the next 10 years. 

 

JDC Virtual releases its second offering with the launch of the Virtual World Team Leagues. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The JDC lends its support to recognise ladies day with the onset of the inaugural Womens World Series event this weekend. 

The JDC has a number of girls playing darts within its academy system and is supporting the event to boost the ambition of the current crop of young girls playing and hopefully to inspire others girls to start playing.

The JDC has the support of three female ambassadors, Laura Turner, Anastasia Dobromyslova and " queen of the palace" Fallon Sherrock who are assisting the JDC in promoting girls in the sport of darts and showing what can be achieved within the game. 

The celebration of the ladies game will continue this weekend and will be marked every year on October 17th for years to come. 

The JDC, JDC Virtual and its partners will be going pink this weekend with social media posts, logos and articles all featuring the colour pink to mark the celebration. 

 

From JDC to PDC, Justin Hewitt and Craig Galliano will have represented their nation at junior level and now senior level.

 

Both players will represent Gibraltar next month in Gratz for the PDC's World Cup of darts after a final qualifier in Gibraltar this week confirmed their places in the PDC's World Cup of Darts 2020.

 

 

With the final rounds on the rock including Dyson Parody and Dylan Duo, both Hewitt and Galliano would need to be at their very best for both young players to qualify.

Eventually making the final, Galliano needed to beat Hewitt to confirm his place in the team.

 

Both players have previously represented Gibraltar at JDC World events in 2018 staged in Bristol and 2019 in their home nation of Gibraltar. Hewitt, who just missed out on the final of the 2019 JDC World Darts Championship last year to Adam Gawlas in the semi finals, will now get his chance on a world stage to perform. 

 

Alex Nunez from the Gibraltar Darts Association commented,

 

"When Jeremy and I, revived youth darts in gibraltar 7 years ago we had always dreamt about having our very own graduates qualify for the PDC World Cup of Darts.
Both Craig and Justin have demonstrated that a structured Academy, hard work and dedication pays off.
The GDA is extremely proud of them both in becoming the youngest ever team to qualify for the PDC World Cup.
This will no doubt inspire young players around the world to never give up on their dreams".

The PDC World Cup of darts will be featured on Sky Sports from November 6th - 8th in Austria. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Junior Darts Corporation will be offering the opportunities and support to the children of South Africa through the newly created JDC South Africa. Headed up by the African Warrior Devon Petersen, JDC South Africa will be the spring board for Petersen’s academy roll out plans. 

 

Petersen, who is an ambassador for the JDC, has made huge progress behind the scenes in creating a structure for the creation of JDC South Africa to be launched, and to further his dream of an academy system opening in South Africa. Supported by fellow professional and JDC Chairman Steve Brown they have both enabled the project to get to this exciting point.

 

Early in 2020 ( pictured ) the African Warrior attended the JDC’s accreditation day to complete his own training in the way the JDC operate and how academies can be created with affiliation to the JDC. With a team in South Africa ready to get to work and with the current “on the oche” success of Devon himself, he has created a real buzz around darts in the country of South Africa. 

 

Devon said, 

 

I am very excited about this now. I have been working with Steve and Darren for a while on this and it has always been my dream to have a junior system of opportunity in South Africa. I know the value of having structure and support at junior level and now feel that I can pursue the Devon Petersen Darts Academies along with JDC South Africa and bring on more opportunities to the kids via this relationship”. 

 

Steve Brown Commented, 

 

“Fantastic news for the country of South Africa and darts as a whole. Devon has put some real effort in lately to see this through and we are delighted about this relationship going forward. I can’t wait to see young South African players getting the same opportunities as others around the world with the support of the JDC and the passionate drive Devon brings to this relationship”. 

 

JDC South Africa will also create the opportunity for young dart players to compete in all JDC competitions and will see a team South Africa at next years junior world team event. 

 

 

This week sees the official launch of JDC Germany under the stewardship of Hannover 96 darts academy director Andreas Rollwage. The relationship will provide Germany with a solid base on which to build the platform of junior darts across the whole of Germany with the support and guidance from the JDC and Andreas and his team.

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