2011 Premier League Darts
|2011 Premier League Darts|
|10 February–19 May 2011|
|Number of players|
|Premier League Darts|
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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 6 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.
- 1 Qualification
- 2 Venues
- 3 Prize Money
- 4 Results
- 5 Table and Streaks
- 6 Player Statistics
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The PDC's top four players following the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship on 4 January 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.
|Previous best performance||Order of Merit
|Phil Taylor||7th||7||Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)||1|
|Adrian Lewis||4th||2||Semi-Finals (2008)||2|
|James Wade||4th||4||Winner (2009)||3|
|Raymond van Barneveld WC||6th||6||Semi-Finals (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)||5|
|Terry Jenkins WC||5th||5||Runner-Up (2007)||6|
|Simon Whitlock WC||2nd||2||Semi-Finals (2010)||7|
|Mark Webster WC||1st||1||–||13|
WC = Wild Card
|Capital FM Arena
|The Brighton Centre
|Metro Radio Arena
- 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
On 4 January 2011 the PDC announced via their official website that Phil Taylor would play against Adrian Lewis on the opening event of the League on 10 February. On 12 January the PDC's website released the fixtures.
The O2 Arena, London
Wembley Arena, London
Table and Streaks
Final table statistics:
Top four qualified for the Play-Offs after Week 14.
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