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