2011 Premier League Darts

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2011 Premier League Darts
Winner
Scotland Gary Anderson
Runner-up
England Adrian Lewis
Score
10–4
Date
10 February–19 May 2011
Edition
7th
Number of players
8
Venues
15
Premier League Darts
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The 2011 888.com Premier League Darts[1] was a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation; the seventh edition of the tournament.

The tournament began at The O2 Arena in London on 10 February, and finished at the Wembley Arena on 19 May.

The format was a double round robin tournament with the top 4 finishers moving on to the play-offs. Each league match was played over 14 legs. If a player won his eighth leg before the 14th leg, no further legs were played after this point. Two points were awarded for a win and one point awarded for a draw.

Gary Anderson won in the final 10–4 against world champion Adrian Lewis. He is the first player to win the title on his debut appearance (except from the inaugural tournament) and this was the first final to feature neither of the top 2 players from the group stage.

This edition of the premier league contained the most non-English players ever to compete in the same edition of the tournament at 4 (Raymond Van Barneveld, Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock and Mark Webster).

Mark Webster recorded the worst ever run of matches from weeks 7-11, winning just 5 legs in 5 matches, in a run that culminated in him failing to win any of his last 10 matches and finish with just 5 points and -49 leg difference, the worst ever record from a premier league season.

Qualification[edit]

The PDC's top four players following the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on January 4 qualified by right to compete in Premier League Darts, and were joined by four wild card selections. Two were chosen by the PDC and two wild card qualifiers by broadcasters Sky Sports. The line-up was confirmed on 4 January 2011.[2]

Player Appearance in
Premier League
Consecutive
Streak
Previous best performance Order of Merit
Ranking
England Phil Taylor 7th 7 Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) 1
England Adrian Lewis 4th 2 Semi-Finals (2008) 2
Scotland Gary Anderson 1st 1 3
England James Wade 4th 4 Winner (2009) 4
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld WC 6th 6 Semi-Finals (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) 5
Australia Simon Whitlock WC 2nd 2 Semi-Finals (2010) 6
England Terry Jenkins WC 5th 5 Runner-Up (2007) 7
Wales Mark Webster WC 1st 1 12

WC = Wild Card

Venues[edit]

England London England Nottingham Northern Ireland Belfast England Exeter England Manchester
The O2
10 February
Capital FM Arena
17 February
Odyssey Arena
24 February
Westpoint Arena
3 March
M.E.N. Arena
10 March
O2 arena.jpg National Ice Centre - Trent FM Arena.jpg OdysseyArena.JPG Westpoint Arena, Devon County Showground.jpg MEN Arena.jpg
Scotland Glasgow England Brighton Wales Cardiff Scotland Aberdeen England Sheffield
S.E.C.C.
17 March
The Brighton Centre
24 March
C.I.A.
31 March
A.E.C.C.
7 April
Motorpoint Arena
14 April
Wfm secc front.jpg Brighton Centre.JPG Arena Rhyngwladol Caerdydd CIA.jpg Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.jpg The Sheffield Arena.jpg
England Birmingham England Liverpool England Bournemouth England Newcastle England Wembley
N.I.A.
21 April
Echo Arena
28 April
B.I.C.
5 May
Metro Radio Arena
12 May
Wembley Arena
19 May
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Prize Money[edit]

The prize fund is £410,000. The money won does not count towards the PDC order of merit.[3]

  • Winner: £125,000
  • Runner-Up: £65,000
  • 3rd Place: £50,000
  • 4th Place: £40,000
  • 5th Place: £32,500
  • 6th Place: £30,000
  • 7th Place: £27,500
  • 8th Place: £25,000
  • High Checkout (per Night): £1,000

Results[edit]

League Stage[edit]

On January 4, 2011, the PDC announced via their official website that Phil Taylor would play against Adrian Lewis on the opening event of the League on February 10.[4] On January 12, the PDC's website released the fixtures.[5]