PDC and CDC Announce Extension to Affiliate Agreement

Professional Darts Corporation Reinforces Commitment to North America, Partnership with North America’s Professional Darts Tour

Chicago, IL, February 24, 2023– The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), the global professional leader in darts and Championship Darts Corporation (CDC), organizers of the Championship Darts Circuit (North America’s professional darts tour), today announce a three-year extension to the partnership agreement that recognizes CDC as the PDC’s Global Affiliate Tour in the United States and Canada. With this agreement comes renewed investment in CDC’s efforts to increase visibility of the sport and engage new audiences across the continent as well as a continued endorsement of the Tour’s process that has seen the quality of play skyrocket since the CDC’s founding in 2015. The Championship Darts Circuit will also continue to be a direct conduit to international competition, with the top American and Canadian players receiving a berth in the World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London in December, as well as other major opportunities.

“We’re thrilled to continue the partnership with the PDC to further the growth of darts across the continent. The quality of play keeps setting new standards in the US and Canada and we’re working hard to craft a true immersive fan experience at our major events. This sport deserves nothing less than that. With further support of the PDC, we’re working on plans to expand the tour, increase prize funds and provide more opportunities for more players to play more darts at a high level.”
~Peter Citera, CEO, Championship Darts Corporation

CDC will kick-off 2023 with the inaugural Cross-Border Darts Challenge, a new fan-focused event that sees eight Canadian and eight American stars face off against each other at the White Eagle Hall in Jersey City in April (tickets available at champdarts.com). Darts fans will also have the opportunity to see the PDC’s top stars take on North America’s best in New York City as the legendary Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden again plays host to the US Darts Masters and North American Darts Championship on June 2-3 (tickets at www.pdc.tv/world-series-darts-tickets). As in prior years, the winner of the North American Championship will also receive a berth in the World Darts Championship. Players will have the opportunity to compete for a minimum of three available spots in the US Darts Masters via a qualifying event staged by CDC in Indianapolis in May.

“We’re pleased to extend our commitment to the CDC with this new multi-year arrangement. The growth curve of professional steel-tip darts in North America over recent years has been steep and we look forward to watching that trend continue. With qualification places for some of our Premier events and the fantastic spectacle of the US Masters at Madison Square Garden on offer, the CDC is the place to be for serious US and Canadian player!”
~Matthew Porter, Chief Executive, Professional Darts Corporation


The 2023 Championship Darts Circuit proper will consist of 12 events staged over four weekends, culminating with the top-16 players on the Tour clashing in the Continental Cup Tour Finals Championship in October. Be sure to follow CDC on social media (@champdarts) and watch for ticket details as they become available.

2023 Championship Darts Circuit

Cross-Border Darts Challenge: April 21-22, White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey
CDC Weekend #1: May 19-21, American Legion Post 331, Brownsburg, Indiana USA
CDC Weekend #2: July 14-16, Ramada Plaza Hotel North Shore, Wheeling, Illinois USA
CDC Weekend #3: August 11-13, Cambridge Newfoundland Club, Cambridge, Ontario Canada

CDC Weekend #4: September 8-10, American Legion Post 331, Brownsburg, Indiana USA
Continental Cup Tour Finals Championship: October 20-21, TBD

2023 CDC Summer Series (Open to all players)

The CDC Midwest Melee (301 DI/DO): Friday, May 5, Cleveland, Ohio
The CDC Cascades Classic (501 Set Play): Friday, June 9, Portland, Oregon
The CDC Shootout (501 DI/DO): Friday, June 30, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The CDC Matchplay (501 SI/DO, must win by two clear legs): Friday, July 21, Nashville, Tennessee
The CDC Congressional (501 SI/DO, UK Open-style re-draw): Friday, September 1, Washington DC

Part and Lauby Confirmed as First Two Wildcards for Cross-Border Darts Challenge

We are proud to introduce the first two wildcard entries for the Cross Border Darts Challenge at the White Eagle Hall on April 21 & 22!
On the USA side, we have the 2019 Continental Cup Champion and newly-minted UK Open qualifier, Danny Lauby! For the Canadians, it’s none other than three-time champion of the world, John Part!
Our final two wildcards will be announced in mid-February.

Don’t miss the inaugural event at a fantastic new venue. Tickets on-sale now!


Twelve North American Stars Confirmed for Cross-Border Darts Challenge


JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY (JANUARY 4, 2023) – The field for the first major North American darts event of the year is taking shape as the top-six players from the United States and Canada have confirmed their berths in the inaugural Cross-Border Darts Challenge! This first-of-its-kind event, held on April 21 and 22 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, features eight Americans and eight Canadians vying for national darts supremacy, a $5,000 first-place prize and a berth in the largest darts event on the continent – the US Darts Masters – in June.


The Canadian contingent will be led by David Cameron, fresh off the biggest year of his career in which he won the inaugural World Seniors Darts Masters and made his debut at the World Darts Championship by virtue of his three wins on the 2022 Championship Darts Circuit (CDC) tour. He’ll be joined by Matt Campbell who completed his first year as a Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) tour-card holder with a last-16 finish at the World Series of Darts Finals and made his fourth consecutive appearance at the World Darts Championship.


Danny Baggish, who won two CDC events in 2022 and made his third World Darts Championship appearance (knocking out Matt Campbell in the first round), will be the standard-bearer for the US side. Also flying the Stars and Stripes will be the reigning CDC Continental Cup Champion, Alex Spellman, arguably the hottest player on the continent over the last 12 months.




Danny Baggish David Cameron
Alex Spellman Matt Campbell
Leonard Gates Jacob Taylor
Larry Butler John Norman, Jr.
Gary Mawson Jim Long
Chuck Puleo Steve Warnock



The Cross Border Darts Challenge is presented by Championship Darts Circuit – North America’s professional darts tour – and will provide darts enthusiasts and new fans alike the opportunity to experience the energy and passion that makes darts truly “the biggest party in sports!” Tickets are available at https://ffm.bio/CDCWEH and begin at $30.00 plus applicable fees. VIP ticketholders will have a can’t-miss exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity on Friday afternoon ahead of the event.

CDC Brings the Continent’s Best to New Jersey With Cross-Border Darts Challenge

Inaugural event reignites rivalry between US and Canada, aims to attract die-hard supporters and casual fans alike.
Tickets on sale NOW

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY (NOVEMBER 17, 2022) – White Eagle Hall, Jersey City’s historic entertainment venue, will play host to the best darts players on the continent for the inaugural Cross-Border Darts Challenge, presented by Championship Darts Corporation, April 21 and 22, 2023. Eight Americans and eight Canadians will take the stage to compete for national glory, a minimum of $15,000 in prize money, and a berth in the largest darts event in North America – the US Darts Masters –taking place in New York City in June.

This invitational event will kick-off the ninth year of the Championship Darts Circuit – North America’s professional darts tour – and provide darts enthusiasts and new fans alike the opportunity to experience the energy and passion that makes darts truly “the biggest party in sports!

VIP ticketholders will have exclusive access to a Friday afternoon pre-tournament reception to meet players like North American champion, Leonard “SOULGER” Gates, “Excalibur” David Cameron and Danny “The Gambler” Baggish.  The full field of event participants will be later announced in December.

“We’re excited to work with Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) to launch this new headline event at one of the best darts venues I’ve ever seen,” said Peter Citera, CEO of Championship Darts Corporation, “the intimate nature of White Eagle Hall provides the perfect backdrop to showcase our sport with all the modern technology necessary to ensure a great fan experience.”

Friday evening will feature eight first-round “USA vs. Canada” clashes with the winners advancing. The action will resume on Saturday with the quarterfinals and conclude with the crowning of the first “CANUSA Champion!”

“Professional darts is among the most fun atmospheres I have ever witnessed in my 30 years in the live events industry. In that vein, we are now thrilled to welcome Championship Darts Corporation to historic White Eagle Hall,” said Dylan Wanagiel, Vice President of Sports Properties & Special Events for Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment. “HSBE takes great pride in providing diverse programing at White Eagle Hall, and we know the residents of Jersey City and all of the tri-state area will love The Biggest Party in Sports.”

Tickets for the inaugural Cross-Border Darts Challenge start at $30.00 plus applicable fees and go onsale to the general public November 17 at 12:00 PM ET at https://ffm.bio/cdcweh

Ticket Information:

Two Day Pass (access to both April 21 & 22 Events): https://www.seetickets.us/event/2-DAYPASSCross-BorderDartsChallenge/517505

Friday, April 21, 2023: https://www.seetickets.us/event/Cross-Border-Darts-Challenge/517509

Saturday, April 22, 2023: https://www.seetickets.us/event/Cross-Border-Darts-Challenge/517507


About Championship Darts Corporation:
Championship Darts Corporation (CDC) owns and operates the Championship Darts Circuit, North America’s professional darts tour, consisting of 12 regular season tournaments leading into The Continental Cup Tour Finals Championship. We are the official North American affiliate of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) – the global head of professional darts, which stages events across the world with over $17 million in prize money. CDC provides the exclusive path to the World Darts Championship, World Series of Darts, World Cup of Darts and other major international events for US and Canadian players. The company also focuses on the next generation of players, running two youth tours to provide exclusive opportunities to play internationally via our affiliation with both the PDC and Junior Darts Corporation (JDC). Further information is available at www.champdarts.com.


About White Eagle Hall:
White Eagle Hall is a historic 8,000-square-foot live performance and private event venue in Jersey City, NJ which hosts live performances and private events before an 800-standing and 350-seated capacity audience. Originally constructed in 1910 and reopened in 2017 after a multi-year, multi-million-dollar renovation, the venue has hosted a variety of notable artists over the years including The Front Bottoms, Mitski, Kamasi Washington, Japanese Breakfast, The Bouncing Souls, Parquet Courts, Yo La Tengo, The Mountain Goats, Thursday, Screaming Females, Spoon, Waxahatchee, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Guster, Built to Spill, New Found Glory, and many more. White Eagle Hall has presented numerous sold out shows, community events, theater productions, and private events. As of 2021, the venue is operated by the entertainment, management and booking team at Prudential Center.


About Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE):

Recognized as one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies in the industry today, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), is a leading sports and entertainment company, with a focus on inspiring possibilities in people and enhancing the communities where we live, work, play and win. Founded by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, HBSE’s global portfolio has grown to include premier sports franchises, brands, venues and investment platforms, centered around marquee assets, the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center.