Do you want to play in a $100,000 Draw Doubles event?
TOC Qualifier vouchers are the only way to secure a spot in the Finale events at the PPD Tournament of Champions, held in October each year in Kansas City.
Maximum Darts issues 24 Men and 12 Women vouchers to Maximum Darts league players that meet the TOC's criteria of 350 games played and minimum skill ratings:
- Men:2.5 MPR or 25 PPD
- Women:1.6 MPR or 16.5 PPD
How Do I Know if I have a Voucher?
First, check if you have earned a voucher on the MAX Leaderboard
These icons show if you are on track to earn a voucher(s) by season end July 14, 2019.
Until that date, others may creep up and take your spot. Only matches scheduled up to July 14 will count toward your totals so there's no sense in trying to beat the system by playing all your August matches ahead of time.
Completing makeup matches from prior to July 14 is totally okay.
|On Track to earn 2 vouchers at Season End July 14|
|On Track to earn 1 voucher at Season End July 14|
|You are on track with points but you're average doesn't meet the TOC's minimum requirements of 16.5/1.65 for women and 25.0/2.5 for men|
|This means that you've played the minimum number of games to participate in TOC's regular doubles and triples events in Kansas City in October|
Steps to earn a voucher from Maximum Darts:
- Play Maximum Darts Leagues
- Earn points for every match played
- Be one of the top point earners for the July 15, 2018 - July 14, 2019 TOC season
- Top 4 Men point earners awarded two vouchers each
- Next 16 Men awarded one voucher each
- Top 2 Women point earners awarded two vouchers each
- Next 8 Women awarded one voucher each
- Maintain the minimum average as per TOC's requirements
What can I do if I earn a voucher?
A voucher allows you to play in your home bar in one of the 5 online TOC remote pre-qualifier tournaments held during the summer. (There are five pre-qualifier events scheduled)
2019 Qualifier Schedule. Two-week intervals across 5 Saturdays:
• June 29, 2019
• July 13, 2019
• July 27, 2019
• August 10, 2019
• August 24, 2019
Full Details on TOC Website:
What is the format of the Pre-qualifier event?
- $50 USD entry fee + $1 per game
- 32 players per bracket - NOT flighted by skill level
- e.g. the first 16 to register are bracket 1, the next 16 are bracket 2, etc...
- Triple elimination
The top 4 of each bracket earn a spot in the $100,000 Draw Doubles Finale in Kansas.
All others may earn a spot in the Gold Finales in Kansas City, although registration is limited.
Who should play in this?
- If you have the skills (4+ MPR) you have a shot to place in the top 4 and do fairly well in Kansas
- If you are planning to travel to the TOC in Kansas in October anyhow, it makes sense to play a pre-qualifier and have a shot at winning some large money there
- If you are NOT planning on going to Kansas and you do not have the skills to compete at the highest levels, then this only makes sense if you feel like giving it a try and see how you do
Does it matter which qualifier event I register for?
Once a player has qualified for the Elite Finale they are guaranteed entry into the event and NOT allowed to compete in any additional qualifiers.
Any player that does NOT qualify to the Elite may:
- register for the Gold Finale
- choose to play in an additional qualifier IF they hold additional vouchers
One strategy could be to wait until a later date in the hopes that the top skilled players have already qualified. This could backfire if all the players wait.
You just never know who will sign up for the same event, so realistically, just pick the date most convenient for you and play your best.
All Qualifier events are 32 player events. These are NOT flighted by skill level. It's a first-come first served registration. Any brackets not filled will be cancelled and registration fees refunded.
For this reason, it is ill-advised to wait until the last minute, especially on the last date of August 25.