2019 Premier League Darts
|2019 Premier League Darts|
|7 February – 23 May|
|Number of players|
|Premier League Darts|
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The 2019 Unibet Premier League Darts is an upcoming darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation – the fifteenth edition of the tournament. The event will begin on Thursday 7 February at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle and end with the Play-offs at The O2 Arena in London on Thursday 23 May.
The tournament format is modified for this season. During the first nine nights (Phase 1) each player plays the other nine players once. The bottom two players are then eliminated from the competition. In the next seven nights (Phase 2) each player play the other seven players once. In a change from previous years, each player will only play once on each Phase 2 night; with the Phase 2 matches going from best of twelve legs to best of fourteen. At the end of Phase 2, the top four players contested the two semi-finals and the final in the play-off week.
|Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 7 February
Thursday 14 February
Thursday 21 February
Thursday 28 February
Thursday 7 March
|Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Thursday 14 March
Thursday 21 March
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 March
|SSE Arena Belfast
Thursday 4 April
|Echo Arena Liverpool
Thursday 11 April
|Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Thursday 18 April
Thursday 25 April
Thursday 2 May
Thursday 9 May
|First Direct Arena
Thursday 16 May
Thursday 23 May
The players in this year's tournament were announced following the 2019 PDC World Darts Championship final on 1 January, with the top four of the PDC Order of Merit joined by six Wildcards.
|Order of Merit
|Previous best performance||Qualification|
|Michael van Gerwen||7th||7||1||Winner (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)||PDC Order of Merit|
|Rob Cross||2nd||2||2||Semi-final (2018)||PDC Order of Merit|
|Peter Wright||6th||6||3||Runner-up (2017)||PDC Order of Merit|
|Gary Anderson||9th||9||4||Winner (2011, 2015)||PDC Order of Merit|
|Daryl Gurney||2nd||2||5||5th (2018)||PDC Wildcard|
|Michael Smith||3rd||2||6||Runner-up (2018)||PDC Wildcard|
|Gerwyn Price||2nd||2||7||10th (2018)||PDC Wildcard|
|James Wade||10th||1||10||Winner (2009)||PDC Wildcard|
|Mensur Suljović||2nd||2||8||9th (2018)||Sky Sports Wildcard|
|Raymond van Barneveld||14th||14||28||Winner (2014)||Sky Sports Wildcard|
The prize-money for the 2019 tournament was increased to £855,000 from £825,000 in 2018.
|League Winner Bonus||£25,000|
7 February – Week 1 (Phase 1)
14 February – Week 2 (Phase 1)
21 February – Week 3 (Phase 1)
28 February – Week 4 (Phase 1)
Table and streaks
After the first nine weeks (phase 1), the bottom two in the table are eliminated. In the next six weeks (phase 2) the eight remaining players each play a further seven matches. The top four players then compete in the playoffs.
Two points are awarded for a win and one point for a draw. When players are tied on points, leg difference is used first as a tie-breaker, after that legs won against throw and then tournament average.
|2||Raymond van Barneveld||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||%|
|4||Michael van Gerwen||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||%|
- Please note these are not calculated properly and are not indicative of actual averages for each night.