2012 Premier League Darts
|2012 Premier League Darts|
|9 February–17 May|
|Number of players|
|Premier League Darts|
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The 2012 McCoy's Premier League Darts was a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation; the eighth edition of the tournament. The event began at the Manchester Arena in Manchester on 9 February, and ended at The O2 Arena in London on 17 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.
Phil Taylor won his sixth Premier League title by defeating Simon Whitlock 10–7 in the final. The two men who contested the final were also the players to throw nine-dart finishes during the tournament. Taylor's came in week 5 against Kevin Painter and Whitlock threw his during his semi-final win against Andy Hamilton.
The 2012 Premier League final between Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock, which took place on the 17 May 2012, was the last darts match that Sid Waddell commentated on before his death of bowel cancer on 11 August 2012.
- 1 Qualification
- 2 Venues
- 3 Prize money
- 4 Results
- 5 Table and streaks
- 6 Player Statistics
- 7 Charity single
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The PDC's top four players following the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on 3 January qualified by right to compete in the Premier League Darts 2012, and were joined by four wild card selections. Two being chosen by the PDC and two being chosen by broadcasters Sky Sports. The line-up was confirmed on 3 January 2012. Andy Hamilton and Kevin Painter made their debut Premier League appearances as wildcard entries.
|Previous best performance||Order of Merit
|Phil Taylor||8th||8||1Winner (2005 to 2008, 2010)||1|
|Adrian Lewis||5th||3||2Runner-up (2011)||2|
|James Wade||5th||5||1Winner (2009)||3|
|Gary Anderson||2nd||2||1Winner (2011)||4|
|Simon Whitlock WC||3rd||3||3Semi-finals (2010)||5|
|Raymond van Barneveld WC||7th||7||3Semi-finals (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)||8|
|Andy Hamilton WC||1st||1||4 —||7|
|Kevin Painter WC||1st||1||4 —||10|
WC = Wild Card
|The Brighton Centre
|Capital FM Arena
|Metro Radio Arena
The prize-money was increased to £450,000 from £410,000 in 2011.
M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
The O2, Dublin
Echo Arena, Liverpool
Play-Offs (17 May)
The O2 Arena, London
Table and streaks
Last updated: 11 May 2012
Top four qualified for the Play-Offs after Week 14.
Last updated: 11 May 2012
NB: W = Won D = Drawn L = Lost DNP = Did not play
The following statistics are for the league stage only. Playoffs are not included.
Raymond Van Barneveld
The 2012 Premier League Darts players teamed up with the singer Chas Hodges and his band to record a charity single written by Chas called "Got My Tickets For The Darts". The video features Chas, his band, the 2012 Premier League Darts players and walk-on girl Jacqui Adams. The song was released exclusively on iTunes on Friday 18 May, the night after the play-offs at the O2 in London, where it was premiered. Proceeds from the single will be donated to the Haven House Children's Hospice.