2013 Premier League Darts

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2013 Premier League Darts
Winner
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Runner-up
England Phil Taylor
Score
10–8
Date
7 February–16 May
Edition
9th
Number of players
10
Venues
15
Premier League Darts
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The 2013 McCoy's Premier League Darts was a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation; the ninth edition of the tournament. The event began at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Thursday 7 February, and ended at The O2 Arena, London on Thursday 16 May. The tournament was shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion, but he lost in the final 8–10 against Michael van Gerwen.

Qualification[edit]

The qualification format was different from the last edition of Premier League Darts.[1] The top four players from the PDC Order of Merit after the 2013 PDC World Darts Championship automatically qualified. Alongside them, six (instead of four) additional players were chosen on the basis of their performance in the past year or in earlier editions of the Premier League. After the first nine rounds, the bottom 2 players were relegated. All players played each other once at that point. The remaining eight then competed against each other in the final five rounds for the play-offs places. All games in the league stage were played "Best of 12 legs" (instead of "Best of 14 legs"), thus games could be drawn by 6–6.

Player Appearance in
Premier League
Consecutive
Streak
Order of Merit
rank
Previous best performance Qualification
England Phil Taylor 9th 9 1 Winner (2005–2008, 2010, 2012) 1st in the PDC Order of Merit
England Adrian Lewis 6th 4 2 Runner-up (2011) 2nd in the PDC Order of Merit
England James Wade 6th 6 3 Winner (2009) 3rd in the PDC Order of Merit
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 1st 1 4 4th in the PDC Order of Merit
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 8th 8 8 Semi Finalist (2006–09, 2011) Five-time World Champion/2012 Grand Slam of Darts Winner
Australia Simon Whitlock 4th 4 5 Runner-up (2012) 2012 European Darts Championship Winner
Scotland Gary Anderson 3rd 3 11 Winner (2011) 2011 Premier League Darts champion
England Andy Hamilton 2nd 2 6 Semi Finalist (2012) 2012 Premier League Darts semi-finalist
England Wes Newton 1st 1 7 2012 European Championship finalist
Scotland Robert Thornton 1st 1 15 2012 UK Open Champion

Venues[edit]

The venues remained the same as in the last Premier League Darts edition.

[2]

Northern Ireland Belfast Scotland Aberdeen England Bournemouth England Exeter England Nottingham
Odyssey Arena
Thursday 7 February
AECC
Thursday 14 February
BIC
Thursday 21 February
Westpoint Arena
Thursday 28 February
Capital FM Arena
Thursday 7 March
OdysseyArena.JPG Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.jpg BournemouthIC.jpg Westpoint Arena, Devon County Showground.jpg National Ice Centre - Trent FM Arena.jpg
England Manchester Wales Cardiff Scotland Glasgow England Brighton England Sheffield
Manchester Arena
Thursday 14 March
Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 21 March
SECC
Thursday 28 March
The Brighton Centre
Thursday 4 April
Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 11 April
MEN Arena.jpg Arena Rhyngwladol Caerdydd CIA.jpg Wfm secc front.jpg Brighton Centre.JPG The Sheffield Arena.jpg
Republic of Ireland Dublin England Birmingham England Liverpool England Newcastle England London
The O2
Thursday 18 April
NIA
Thursday 25 April
Echo Arena
Thursday 2 May
Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 9 May
The O2
Thursday 16 May
The O2, Dublin - geograph.org.uk - 1670682.jpg NIA, Birmingham.jpg Liverpool Echo Arena from the Mersey.jpg Metroradio Arena, Newcastle.jpg O2 arena.jpg

Prize money[edit]

The prize-money was increased to £520,000 from £450,000 in 2012.[3]

Stage Prize Money
Winner £150,000
Runner Up £75,000
Semi-finalists £55,000
5th Place £45,000
6th Place £40,000
7th Place £35,000
8th Place £30,000
9th Place £20,000
10th Place £15,000

Results[edit]

League stage[edit]

Play-offs (16 May)[edit]

England The O2, London

Score
Semi-Finals (best of 15 legs)
Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands
102.08
4–8 England Phil Taylor
104.68
Michael van Gerwen Netherlands
97.59
8–4 England James Wade
99.59
Final (best of 19 legs)
Michael van Gerwen Netherlands
103.29
10–8 England Phil Taylor
104.10
Nights Average: 100.89
Highest Checkout: Phil Taylor 164

Table and streaks[edit]

Table[edit]

# Name Pld W D L LF LA +/- LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s A[18] HC C%[19] Pts
1 Netherlands van Gerwen, MichaelMichael van Gerwen 16 11 2 3 102 68 +34 40 185 156 57 100.09 164 38.65% 24
2 Netherlands van Barneveld, RaymondRaymond van Barneveld 16 10 3 3 98 74 +24 41 215 142 68 98.88 161 60.72% 23
3 England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor 16 8 4 4 95 73 +22 40 249 113 30 100.37 164 41.14% 20
4 England Wade, JamesJames Wade 16 7 3 6 88 82 +6 30 233 101 58 97.12 170 61.43% 17
5 Scotland Thornton, RobertRobert Thornton 16 6 3 7 81 88 −7 32 216 128 53 98.2 161 40.78% 15
6 Australia Whitlock, SimonSimon Whitlock 16 7 1 8 81 90 −9 33 215 106 44 95.01 140 40.30% 15
7 England Hamilton, AndyAndy Hamilton 16 6 0 10 82 93 −11 29 180 115 42 94.77 152 38.48% 12
8 England Lewis, AdrianAdrian Lewis 16 4 2 10 73 100 −27 25 185 112 43 92.57 170 33.14% 10
9 England Newton, WesWes Newton 9 2 1 6 42 56 −14 15 109 58 26 91.65 132 36.52% 5
10 Scotland Anderson, GaryGary Anderson 9 2 1 6 40 58 −18 20 125 72 28 95.57 124 27.97% 5

Last updated: 19 April 2013
Source: Match reports from the results section.

Bottom two eliminated after Week 9. Top four qualified for the Play-Offs after Week 14.
NB: LWAT = Legs Won Against Throw. A = Average C% = Checkout Percentage HC = High Checkout. Players separated by +/- leg difference if tied. If leg difference is equal the table is sorted by the player's LWAT. If it is still tied, ranking is determined by average.

Streaks[edit]

Player League Stage Play-Offs
1st Phase 2nd Phase
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 SF F
Netherlands van Gerwen, MichaelMichael van Gerwen D D W W L W W L W W W W W L W W W W
Netherlands van Barneveld, RaymondRaymond van Barneveld W W L W W D D L W W L D W W W W L
England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor D W W D L L W W L L W D W W W D W L
England Wade, JamesJames Wade W L W D W L D W W W L W L L L D L
Scotland Thornton, RobertRobert Thornton W D D W L D L W W L L W W L L L
Australia Whitlock, SimonSimon Whitlock W L L L W W L L L W W W L W D L
England Hamilton, AndyAndy Hamilton L W W L L W W L W L L L L L W L
England Lewis, AdrianAdrian Lewis L L L L W D W W L L L L L L W D
England Newton, WesWes Newton L L D W L L L W L Eliminated
Scotland Anderson, GaryGary Anderson L W L L W D L L L

Last updated: 10 May 2013

NB: W = Won D = Drawn L = Lost

Positions by round[edit]

Player Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Netherlands van Gerwen, MichaelMichael van Gerwen 5 6 2 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Netherlands van Barneveld, RaymondRaymond van Barneveld 2 1 3 3 1 1 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 2
England Taylor, PhilPhil Taylor 6 2 1 1 3 5 3 2 5 5 4 2 2 3
England Wade, JamesJames Wade 3 7 5 5 2 3 4 3 2 2 2 4 4 4
Scotland Thornton, RobertRobert Thornton 4 3 6 4 5 4 6 5 4 4 5 5 5 5
Australia Whitlock, SimonSimon Whitlock 1 4 7 8 7 7 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6
England Hamilton, AndyAndy Hamilton 7 5 4 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
England Lewis, AdrianAdrian Lewis 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 7 7 8 8 8 8 8
England Newton, WesWes Newton 8 9 9 7 9 9 10 9 9 Eliminated
Scotland Anderson, GaryGary Anderson 9 8 8 9 8 8 9 10 10

Appearances on the night[edit]

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