7 Key Facts to Know about the PDC Autumn Series
1. PDC Rapid Catch-up
By this time last year there had been 24 PDC Player Championship events. After the conclusion of this Autumn Series, 18 Player Championship events will have been played and the rankings closer to what we would expect.
2. What drama can we expect?
25% of the players in top 16 of the Summer Series were players ranked outside of the top 16 in the PDC Order of Merit. These five day-events will provide dramatic breakthroughs for a relatively high number of players, watch out for big ranking swings.
3. Super Subs!
Eleven Tour Card holders have opted against attending the Autumn Series event in Germany – they will be replaced by the hungriest 11 players from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit, with a point to prove.
4. A whopping £375,000 is up for grabs
The total prize pool for the full week is £375,000 – making it a real “Major” week.
5. Who will fall down the trap-door?
Time is running out for the lowest ranked players to secure enough money to keep themselves in the top 64 and retain their tour card. Many big names and former major winners are in serious jeopardy of dropping like a stone, making this week compelling viewing.
6. Huge opportunity to get in the Grand Prix
Usually by now the Grand Prix places are all but wrapped up, but this week long series blows the door wide open for qualification into one of the PDC’s most sought after majors, where we can expect to see some fierce fighting from as many as 32 players hunting a Pro Tour Order of Merit top 16 finish.
7. Gigantic Grand Slam Spot Available
The highest placed player in the PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit wins a coveted spot for the PDC’s famous cross-over major.
The PDC Autumn Series will take place from September 12-16 and all five days will be broadcast live on PDCTV, with each day's play commencing at 1100 BST