Premier League Darts 2018: Dates, fixtures, line-up, results, table, venues, tickets & TV schedule

Last Updated February 20 2018, 22:07Darts
The 2018 Premier League Darts line-up (Picture Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
The 2018 Premier League Darts line-up (Picture Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The full line-up, dates, fixtures, results and venues for the 2018 Premier League Darts season.

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The world's biggest names - minus the retired Phil Taylor - are well under way in this year's Premier League, which got underway in Dublin (February 1) while Judgement Night occurs in Belfast on March 29, with London's O2 hosting the finale of the play-offs on May 17.

Here, we have the line-up, dates, fixtures and table...

2018 Premier League Darts Table

  1. Whitlock P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 LegD +11 Pts 6
  2. Smith P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 LegD +10 Pts 6
  3. MVG P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 LegD +7 Pts 4
  4. Wright P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 LegD -1 Pts 3
  5. Barney P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 LegD -1 Pts 3
  6. Anderson P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 LegD -2 Pts 2
  7. Gurney P 3 W 0 D 2 L 1 LegD -3 Pts 2
  8. Price P 3 W 0 D 2 L 1 LegD -4 Pts 2
  9. Cross P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 LegD -8 Pts 2
  10. Suljovic P 3 W 0 D 0 L 3 LegD -9 Pts 0

* Players level on points split by leg difference, legs won against throw and then, if necessary tournament average

Premier League Darts 2018: Fixtures, Results & Venues

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Night 1, February 1
3Arena, Dublin
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

  • Mensur Suljovic 5-7 Simon Whitlock
  • Gary Anderson 5-7 Michael Smith
  • Daryl Gurney 6-6 Raymond van Barneveld
  • Michael van Gerwen 7-2 Rob Cross
  • Peter Wright 6-6 Gerwyn Price

CLICK HERE FOR NIGHT ONE REVIEW & STATS

Night 2, February 8
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

  • Michael Smith 7-4 Daryl Gurney
  • Rob Cross 1-7 Simon Whitlock
  • Michael van Gerwen 5-7 Peter Wright
  • Gerwyn Price 3-7 Gary Anderson
  • Raymond van Barneveld 7-5 Mensur Suljovic

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Night 3, February 15
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

  • Mensur Suljovic 2-7 Michael Smith
  • Daryl Gurney 6-6 Gerwyn Price
  • Peter Wright 4-7 Rob Cross
  • Gary Anderson 3-7 Michael van Gerwen
  • Simon Whitlock 7-4 Raymond van Barneveld

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Night 4, February 22
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Michael Smith v Simon Whitlock
Gerwyn Price v Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross v Raymond van Barneveld
Peter Wright v Gary Anderson

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Night 5, March 1
Westpoint Arena, Exeter
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Gary Anderson v Rob Cross
Daryl Gurney v Peter Wright
Mensur Suljovic v Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael Smith
Simon Whitlock v Gerwyn Price

Night 6, March 8
First Direct Arena, Leeds
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Michael van Gerwen v Simon Whitlock
Gerwyn Price v Raymond van Barneveld
Peter Wright v Mensur Suljovic
Gary Anderson v Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross v Michael Smith

Night 7, March 15
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Michael Smith v Peter Wright
Simon Whitlock v Daryl Gurney
Mensur Suljovic v Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld v Gary Anderson

Night 8, March 22
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Daryl Gurney v Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith
Gary Anderson v Simon Whitlock
Peter Wright v Raymond van Barneveld
Rob Cross v Gerwyn Price

Night 9, March 29 (Judgement Night)
The SSE Arena, Belfast
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Mensur Suljovic v Gary Anderson
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen
Daryl Gurney v Rob Cross
Simon Whitlock v Peter Wright

*Following the elimination of the bottom two players after the opening nine league nights, the remaining eight players will compete in six further nights ahead of the Play-Offs.*

Night 10, April 5
Echo Arena, Liverpool
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Night 11, April 12
The FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Night 12, April 19
Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

  • Fixtures will appear here
  • Tickets via www.ticketmaster.nl and 0900 300 1250 (Netherlands, 60 cpm) or 0031 88 123 24 25 (Outside Netherlands)

Night 13, April 26
Manchester Arena, Manchester
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Night 14, May 3
Arena Birmingham
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

Night 15, May 10
BHGE Arena, Aberdeen
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

May 17 (Play-offs at the O2 Arena)
The O2, London
TV Channel: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)

  • Fixtures will appear here
  • Tickets via www.axs.com and 0844 856 0202

Premier League Darts line-up

(Title odds Price Boosted by Sky Bet)

  • Michael van Gerwen - 10/11
  • Rob Cross - 7/2
  • Gary Anderson - 6/1
  • Peter Wright - 9/1
  • Daryl Gurney - 40/1
  • Raymond van Barneveld - 40/1
  • Mensur Suljovic - 50/1
  • Michael Smith - 80/1
  • Gerwyn Price - 125/1
  • Simon Whitlock - 200/1

Rob Cross capped an incredible debut year as a professional by winning the World Darts Championship, and headlines four new faces for the 2018 Premier League.

World Grand Prix champion Daryl Gurney, Champions League of Darts winner Mensur Suljovic and 2017 UK Open finalist Gerwyn Price will also come in to make their Prmeier League debuts.

Michael van Gerwen will be bidding to win his fourth Premier League title as the defending champion when the 2018 season begins at Dublin's 3Arena on Thursday February 1.

Former champions Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld are joined by 2017 runner-up Peter Wright, while 2012 runner-up Simon Whitlock and former World Youth Champion Michael Smith return to the Premier League field this year.

Former champion James Wade, 2011 finalist Adrian Lewis, Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts also drop out of the Premier League after competing in 2017.

Premier League Darts 2018 Odds

Two-time defending champion Michael van Gerwen is hot favourite at 10/11 with Sky Bet to win the Premier League for a third successive year while world champion Rob Cross is next in the running at 7/2.

However, Sky Bet have boosted every player's odds ahead of the tournament meaning you can get 10/11 and 7/2 on MVG and Cross respectively...

  • Michael van Gerwen - 10/11
  • Rob Cross - 7/2
  • Gary Anderson - 6/1
  • Peter Wright - 9/1
  • Daryl Gurney - 40/1
  • Raymond van Barneveld - 40/1
  • Mensur Suljovic - 50/1
  • Michael Smith - 80/1
  • Gerwyn Price - 125/1
  • Simon Whitlock - 200/1

Premier League Darts 2018 Ticket information

Front Tables: £41 for UK venues, €56 for Dublin/Rotterdam/Berlin

Rear Tables: £36 for UK venues, €49 for Rotterdam/Berlin

Tiered Tickets: £23 for UK venues, €31 for Dublin/Rotterdam/Berlin

Note: Leeds and Dublin do not have Rear Tables due to smaller floor area. Ticket prices above do not include booking or transaction fees.

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Premier League Darts 2018 Format

The below details are subject to change

The 10 competing players will face each other once in a league phase over the opening nine Thursday nights but the bottom two throwers in the table following Judgement Night will be eliminated.Six more league nights follow, with the remaining eight players facing each other once more before the top four then progress to the play-offs at The O2 in London.

Each league match is played over a maximum of 12 legs, with players earning two points for a win (by reaching seven legs) and one point for a draw. The player named on the left in the fixture will throw first in the opening leg but this will be reversed should they meet again.

If players are tied on points in the league table, leg difference will be the first deciding factor. If this is also a tie, then legs won against throw will be the next deciding factor, and any further tie would be split by a comparison of the relevant players' three-dart tournament average at that stage.

The play-offs consist of two semi-finals (best of 19 legs) and then the final (best of 21 legs), which will see the tournament's champion crowned.

Premier League Darts: Prize Fund

Winner £250,000
Runner-Up £120,000
Semi-Finalists £80,000
Fifth Place £65,000
Sixth Place £55,000
Seventh Place £50,000
Eighth Place £45,000
Ninth Place £30,000
10th Place £25,000  

Premier League Darts History

The Premier League, a much-loved event for all darts fans and punters, was launched by Sky Sports in 2005 and takes the sport's biggest names all over the UK and Ireland as they compete in a round robin format in a bid to reach the play-offs, when the title is ultimately decided.

The world's top four automatically qualify for the event and are joined by six wildcard selections made by the PDC and Sky Sports to complete a final field.

Unsurprisingly Phil Taylor is the most successful Premier League player of all time having topped the table eight times and going on to lift the trophy on six occasions, while he also went a record 44 games unbeaten from 2005-2008.

James Wade first broke his dominance in 2009 when defeating Taylor's conqueror Mervyn King 13-8 and The Power has only won it twice since then, with Gary Anderson (2011 & 2015), Michael van Gerwen (2013, 2016 & 2017) and Raymond van Barneveld (2014) being the other champions.

Below we have details of the past finals, a selection of records, the final table of each previous season and a look at which players have ever featured in the event.

Premier League Darts Past Finals & Winners

Premier League Darts Records

Most Titles: Phil Taylor - 6

Longest Unbeaten Run: Phil Taylor - 44 (2005-2008)

Biggest League Victory: Phil Taylor 11-1 Wayne Mardle (2005) & Phil Taylor 11-1 Peter Manley (2005)

Biggest Play-Off Victory: Phil Taylor 16-4 Colin Lloyd (2005 Final)

Whitewashes (since dead legs removed in 2006): Colin Lloyd 8-0 Terry Jenkins (2007), Phil Taylor 8-0 Wayne Mardle (2008), James Wade 8-0 Simon Whitlock (2012), Michael van Gerwen 7-0 Phil Taylor (2014), Michael van Gerwen 7-0 James Wade (2015), Robert Thornton 0-7 Dave Chisnall (2016), Robert Thornton 0-7 Phil Taylor (2016), Michael van Gerwen 7-0 Adrian Lewis (2017)

Most 180s in a Match: Gary Anderson - 11 v Simon Whitlock (2011)

Most 180s in a Season: Gary Anderson - 79 in 2011

Top 10 High Averages:

  • 123.40 - Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith, 2016
  • 119.5 - Peter Wright v Adrian Lewis, 2017
  • 117.95 - Michael Smith v Robert Thornton, 2016
  • 117.35 - Phil Taylor v Simon Whitlock, 2012
  • 116.90 - Michael van Gerwen v James Wade, 2015
  • 116.67 - Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright, 2016
  • 116.10 - Phil Taylor v James Wade, 2012
  • 116.01 - Phil Taylor v John Part, 2009
  • 115.08 - Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld, 2015 *Record Losing Ave*
  • 115.25 - Phil Taylor v Dave Chisnall, 2015
  • 114.17 - Dave Chisnall v James Wade, 2015

Nine-Dart Finishes

  • 2006 - Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Manley, Bournemouth
  • 2010 - Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins, Aberdeen
  • 2010 - Phil Taylor x2 v James Wade, Wembley (Final)
  • 2012 - Phil Taylor v Kevin Painter, Aberdeen
  • 2012 - Simon Whitlock v Andy Hamilton, London
  • 2016 - Adrian Lewis v James Wade, Belfast
  • 2017 - Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld, Liverpool

Premier League Darts Past Season Standings

Winner in caps & bold, runner-up in bold.
Top four each year made the play-offs (Top would play fourth)
Points in brackets

Season 2005
PHIL TAYLOR (23)
Colin Lloyd (16)
Peter Manley (12)
Roland Scholten (9)
Mark Dudbridge (8)
John Part (8)
Wayne Mardle (8)
Play-off final:
Phil Taylor 16-4 Colin Lloyd

Season 2006
PHIL TAYLOR (23)
Raymond van Barneveld (21)
Roland Scholten (10)
Colin Lloyd (9)
Ronnie Baxter (8)
Peter Manley (8)
Wayne Mardle (5)
Play-off final:
Phil Taylor 16-6 Roland Scholten

Season 2007
PHIL TAYLOR (25)
Raymond van Barneveld (17)
Terry Jenkins (15)
Dennis Priestley (13)
Colin Lloyd (12)
Peter Manley (11)
Adrian Lewis (10)
Roland Scholten (9)
Play-off final:
Phil Taylor 16-6 Terry Jenkins

Season 2008
PHIL TAYLOR (21)
James Wade (20)
Raymond van Barneveld (18)
Adrian Lewis (12)
Wayne Mardle (12)
Peter Manley (11)
Terry Jenkins (9)
John Part (9)
Play-off final:
Phil Taylor 16-8 James Wade

Season 2009
Phil Taylor (18)
JAMES WADE (17)
Raymond van Barneveld (13)
Mervyn King (12)
Terry Jenkins (9)
John Part (9)
Jelle Klaasen (6)
Play-off final:
James Wade 13-8 Mervyn King

Season 2010
PHIL TAYLOR (26)
Simon Whitlock (16)
James Wade (14)
Mervyn King (13)
Ronnie Baxter (13)
Raymond van Barneveld (11)
Adrian Lewis (11)
Terry Jenkins (8)
Play-off final:
Phil Taylor 10-8 James Wade

Season 2011
Phil Taylor (26)
Raymond van Barneveld (18)
GARY ANDERSON (17)
Adrian Lewis (14)
James Wade (13)
Simon Whitlock (11)
Terry Jenkins (8)
Mark Webster (5)
Play-off final:
Gary Anderson 10-4 Adrian Lewis

Season 2012
PHIL TAYLOR (24)
Simon Whitlock (16)
Andy Hamilton (13)
James Wade (13)
Raymond van Barneveld (13)
Adrian Lewis (12)
Kevin Painter (11)
Gary Anderson (10)
Play-off final:
Phil Taylor 10-7 Simon Whitlock

Season 2013
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN (24)
Raymond van Barneveld (23)
Phil Taylor (20)
James Wade (17)
Robert Thornton (15)
Simon Whitlock (15)
Andy Hamilton (12)
Adrian Lewis (10)
Wes Newton (5)
Gary Anderson (5)
Play-off final:
Michael van Gerwen 10-8 Phil Taylor

Season 2014
Michael van Gerwen (24)
RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD (20)
Phil Taylor (20)
Gary Anderson (20)
Peter Wright (17)
Adrian Lewis (15)
Dave Chisnall (10)
Robert Thornton (9)
Wes Newton (6)
Simon Whitlock (5)
Play-off final:
Raymond van Barneveld 10-6 Michael van Gerwen

Season 2015
Michael van Gerwen (23)
Dave Chisnall (22)
GARY ANDERSON (20)
Raymond van Barneveld (19)
Phil Taylor (15)
Adrian Lewis (14)
James Wade (12)
Stephen Bunting (11)
Peter Wright (6)
Kim Huybrechts (4)
Play-off final:
Gary Anderson 11-7 Michael van Gerwen

Season 2016
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN (26)
Phil Taylor (24)
Gary Anderson (20)
Adrian Lewis (19)
Peter Wright (17)
James Wade (16)
Raymond van Barneveld (12)
Robert Thornton (6)
Dave Chisnall (3)
Michael Smith (3)
Play-off final:
Michael van Gerwen 11-3 Phil Taylor

2017 Premier League Darts 2017 Table

  1. MVG (Q) P 16 W 10 D 4 L 2 LegD +32 Pts 24
  2. Wright (Q) P 16 W 10 D 3 L 3 LegD +30 Pts 23
  3. Taylor (Q) P 16 W 8 D 3 L 5 LegD +7 Pts 19
  4. Anderson (Q) P 16 W 7 D 4 L 5 LegD +12 Pts 18
  5. Chisnall P 16 W 6 D 4 L 6 LegD -5 Pts 16
  6. RVB P 16 W 6 D 2 L 8 LegD -10 Pts 14
  7. Wade P 16 W 5 D 3 L 8 LegD -13 Pts 13
  8. Lewis P 16 W 6 D 1 L 9 LegD -14 Pts 13
  9. Klaasen P 9 W 1 D 1 L 7 LegD -16 Pts 3
  10. Huybrechts P 9 W 0 D 3 L 6 LegD -23 Pts 3

Finals Night Results

Semi Finals (Best of 19 legs)

  • Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Gary Anderson
  • Peter Wright 10-9 Phil Taylor

Final (best of 21 legs)

  • Michael van Gerwen 11-10 Peter Wright

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE 2017 SEASON RESULTS & WEEKLY REPORTS & STATS

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