Business around the world have suffered during the lockdown period, and sports venues have been closed. However, the PDC and other dart organisations have provided online live darts entertainment for the millions of fans the sport attaches. Darts fans have also taken to the internet to play many online games supplied by Gambler.co.nz the wide variety allows players to win hundreds of dollars
Dart suppliers and manufacturers have also had a boom time selling equipment to those isolated at home with more equipment being sold that peak period such as Christmas.
Darts brings fantastic entertainment to all the family, regardless of age or gender. Parents are using the dartboard to help their children learn some basic mathematics and build on their mental arithmetic, making it an enjoyable maths lesson for many.
Major sports such as football, tennis, rugby have not been so lucky. Venues are closed, and fans have not been able to watch any new live entertainment, but brighter things are on the horizon as restrictions are slowly being lifted.
Even professional football players have got involved with some of the online darts leagues raising money for charity in return and darts is seeing one of the biggest player participations ever.
The PDC is looking to resume live darts coverage from the July 8.
The Summer Series will see all 128 Tour Card Holders given a chance to compete in five one-day Players Championship events from July 8-12, played behind closed doors at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes subject to the UK Government quarantine policy on overseas visitors.
As with all 2020 Players Championship events, prize money will stand at £75,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the relevant PDC Orders of Merit.
If quarantine restrictions make it impractical for non-UK players to travel to the events, the PDC will announce a revised schedule of non-ranked events for the same dates.
The PDC will be hoping the Summer Series will the way to the return of capacity crowds these types of events usually attaches. The first of these could be the World Matchplay at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. Tickets usually sell out fast, and fanes will be hoping a return to some form of normality come the July 20 when the Matchplay is scheduled to be staged.
Like all sports, darts events have been disrupted due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 world virus. But as countries ease restrictions, darts looks like it could be in a better place than ever. Fans will be eagerly awaiting to see if the top players have used the downtime to good use or if they have become match rusty. Expect a few upsets in the next few months.
Due to the difficulty around the world, the PDC World Series showcase event has also suffered. Fallon Sherrock was one of the named players to take part in several World Series Events and was practically looking forward to travailing to the USA, New Zealand and Australia with the PDC roadshow.
Fallon hit the headlines in 2019 by becoming the first woman to win a match at the PDC World Championships. The feat was no fluke as she went on to also takeout the no eight seed Mensur Suljović and prompt praise from fellow dart players and other sporting greats from around the world. Fallon has taken ladies darts to new heights, and in January 2020 Lisa Ashton became the first ladies to win a two-year PDC tour Card at the Q-School.
Ladies darts has seen a massive hike in interest, and with more people taking up the sport, we could see new faces on the oche over the new two years.