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PDC adds Berlin, Copenhagen events to calendar

The Professional Darts Corporation will introduce new events in Germany and Denmark next year as part of a revamped calendar.

The PDC will launch a Premier League night in Berlin and a European Tour event in Copenhagen, and will also establish a European Qualifying School.

The Berlin event will start on February 22, with the PDC visiting Germany for the first time, while the Premier League will also return to Rotterdam in the Netherlands for a third successive year, with other dates lined up in the UK and Ireland between February and May.

The 2018 World Cup of Darts will take place from May 31 to June 3 in Frankfurt ahead of European Tour events in Gibraltar, Copenhagen and Hamburg, with the summer's popular World Matchplay tournament then being held from July 21-29 at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

Dublin will stage the World Grand Prix from September 30 to October 6, while the European Championship will take place in Dortmund from October 25-28, with the World Series of Darts Finals being held from November 2-4. The Grand Slam of Darts will take place from November 10-18 in Wolverhampton ahead of the Players Championship Finals from November 23-25 at the Butlins Minehead Resort.

The World Youth Championship final will also be held in Minehead on November 25, ahead of the sport's biggest tournament, the World Championship, beginning in December.