2006 Premier League Darts

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2006 Premier League Darts
Winner
England Phil Taylor
Runner-up
Netherlands Roland Scholten
Score
16–6
Date
February 16 – May 29, 2006
Edition
2nd
Number of players
7
Venues
11
Premier League Darts
< 2005 | 2006 | 2007 >

The 2006 Holsten Premier League the second year of the Professional Darts Corporation's popular darts league. The 2006 league was launched with the top six players in the PDC world rankings and the addition of a wildcard player, Raymond van Barneveld who decided to switch from the British Darts Organisation just weeks after reaching their 2006 World Championship final.

Barneveld, a four-times BDO World Champion went on to achieve the perfect nine-dart finish on 23 March against Peter Manley, on the fifth night of the 2006 Premier League at the Bournemouth International Centre. It was the same night that he faced Phil Taylor for the first time since his switch, the match ended in a 7–7 draw.

Taylor and Barneveld dominated the league stages, with both players unbeaten against the rest of the league. Taylor came out on top 8–6 in their other meeting in Doncaster.

Given the form of Taylor and Barneveld in the group matches, there was much anticipation of a clash between the two in the final. However, it failed to materialise as Roland Scholten average 104.13 in the semi final to hammer Barneveld (average 91.79) by 11 legs to 3. Phil Taylor averaged 105.03 in his 11–3 semi-final win over Colin Lloyd (average 99.42).

Phil Taylor successfully defended his title by seeing off Scholten in the final by 16 legs to 6. Taylor's average in the final was 101.41 to Scholten's 92.01.

Results[edit]

League Stage[edit]

The format had a slight change from 2005. Previously, all twelve legs of a match had to be completed – regardless of whether a winner had already been determined. From 2006, a match would finish when a player reached the 8 legs victory target, unless the match reached 7–7 when the points would be shared and the match drawn.

Playoffs[edit]

Pavilions, Plymouth

Score
May 29 – Semi-Finals
Phil Taylor England 11–5 England Colin Lloyd
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 3–11 Netherlands Roland Scholten
May 29 – Final
Phil Taylor England 16–6 Netherlands Roland Scholten

Table and streaks[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Name Pld W D L LF LA +/- LWAT Pts
1 England Phil Taylor 12 11 1 0 95 45 +50 35 23
2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 12 10 1 1 93 49 +44 37 21
3 Netherlands Roland Scholten 12 4 2 6 71 78 −7 25 10
4 England Colin Lloyd 12 4 1 7 67 83 −16 20 9
5 England Ronnie Baxter 12 3 2 7 63 79 −16 21 8
6 England Peter Manley 12 4 0 8 58 84 −26 19 8
7 England Wayne Mardle 12 1 3 8 61 90 −29 16 5

NB: LWAT = Legs Won Against Throw. Players separated by +/- leg difference if tied.

Streaks[edit]

Player Week Play-Offs
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SF F
England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor W W W W W D W W W W W W W W
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld W W W DNP W D W W L W W W W L
Netherlands Roland Scholten W W L L W D D W L L L L W L
England Colin Lloyd L W L L D W L L W L L W L
England Ronnie Baxter L L W L W D L D L L W L
England Peter Manley L L W W L L L L L W W L
England Wayne Mardle L L L L L D D D L W L L

NB: W = Won D = Drawn L = Lost DNP = Did not play

Player Statistics[edit]

The following statistics are for the league stage only. Playoffs are not included.

Phil Taylor[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 12
  • Most consecutive wins: 6
  • Most consecutive draws: 1
  • Most consecutive losses: 0
  • Longest without a win: 1
  • Biggest victory: 8-1 (v. Colin Lloyd and v. Peter Manley)
  • Biggest defeat: Player Undefeated

Raymond Van Barneveld[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 7
  • Most consecutive wins: 4
  • Most consecutive draws: 1
  • Most consecutive losses: 1
  • Longest without a win: 1
  • Biggest victory: 8-1 (v. Ronnie Baxter)
  • Biggest defeat: 6-8 (v. Phil Taylor)

Roland Scholten[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 4
  • Most consecutive wins: 2
  • Most consecutive draws: 2
  • Most consecutive losses: 4
  • Longest without a win: 4
  • Biggest victory: 8-3 (v. Wayne Mardle)
  • Biggest defeat: 3-8 (v. Raymond Van Barneveld (twice) and v. Phil Taylor)

Colin Lloyd[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 2
  • Most consecutive wins: 1
  • Most consecutive draws: 1
  • Most consecutive losses: 2
  • Longest without a win: 3
  • Biggest victory: 8-4 (v. Ronnie Baxter and v. Wayne Mardle)
  • Biggest defeat: 1-8 (v. Phil Taylor)

Ronnie Baxter[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 2
  • Most consecutive wins: 1
  • Most consecutive draws: 1
  • Most consecutive losses: 2
  • Longest without a win: 5
  • Biggest victory: 8-3 (v. Colin Lloyd and v. Peter Manley)
  • Biggest defeat: 1-8 (v. Raymond Van Barneveld)

Peter Manley[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 2
  • Most consecutive wins: 2
  • Most consecutive draws: 0
  • Most consecutive losses: 5
  • Longest without a win: 5
  • Biggest victory: 8-3 (v. Wayne Mardle)
  • Biggest defeat: 1-8 (v. Phil Taylor)

Wayne Mardle[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run: 3
  • Most consecutive wins: 1
  • Most consecutive draws: 3
  • Most consecutive losses: 5
  • Longest without a win: 9
  • Biggest victory: 8-5 (v. Ronnie Baxter)
  • Biggest defeat: 2-8 (v. Phil Taylor)

Top Match Averages[edit]

Darts averages are based on the total number of points scored divided number of darts thrown (multiplied by 3 in this case to give a "3 dart average"). There were 16 matches where a player managed an average in excess of 100 per visit to the board. Phil Taylor achieved this during seven matches, Raymond van Barneveld six times. Roland Scholten, Ronnie Baxter and Peter Manley each averaged over 100 during one match in the competition. [1]

  • 107.75Phil Taylor v Peter Manley (week 6)
  • 106.79Phil Taylor v Colin Lloyd (week 1)
  • 105.03Phil Taylor v Roland Scholten (final)
  • 104.75Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld (week 8)
  • 104.35Raymond van Barneveld v Ronnie Baxter (week 10)
  • 104.13Roland Scholten v Raymond van Barneveld (semi-final)
  • 103.44Raymond van Barneveld v Wayne Mardle (week 10)
  • 102.19Phil Taylor v Peter Manley (week 7)
  • 101.33Ronnie Baxter v Raymond van Barneveld (week 10, Baxter lost match 2–8)
  • 101.72Raymond van Barneveld v Colin Lloyd (week 7)
  • 101.05Phil Taylor v Ronnie Baxter (week 3)
  • 101.04Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor (week 8, Barneveld lost match 6–8)
  • 100.88Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld (week 5)
  • 100.69Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Manley (week 5)
  • 100.55Raymond van Barneveld v Wayne Mardle (week 2)
  • 100.35Peter Manley v Phil Taylor (week 6, Manley lost match 1–8)

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