Updated on 02/11/2017 08:32
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PDC World Championship Youth

Reigning champion:
Reigning champion of PDC World Championship Youth 2016
Photographer: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

In 2011, the PDC World Championship for youth players appears on the calendar for the first time. The best players from the Youth/Development tour can participate in this, plus a number of qualifiers from the rest of the world. Most years, the age limit is 23 years, though it has been different. The tournament is played on the floor until the final.

The final is played on a big stage. The first year that was at the World Championship in Alexandra Palace, then a few years during the Premier League finals and the last few years at the Players Championship Finals in Minehead.

No player has so far succeeded in winning the tournament on multiple occasions. Only Michael van Gerwen has reached the final twice, but he lost both. An Englishman won the first four editions, but the last two editions went to a German, Max Hopp and an Australian, Corey Cadby.