2019 Premier League Darts

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2019 Premier League Darts
Winner
Runner-up
Score
Dates
7 February – 23 May
Edition
15th
Number of players
10
Venues
16
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.

Michael van Gerwen will be defending the Premier League title for the fourth time after defeating Michael Smith 11–4 in the 2018 final.

Format[edit]

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.[1] At the end of Phase 2, the top four players contested the two semi-finals and the final in the play-off week.

Venues[edit]

England Newcastle Scotland Glasgow Republic of Ireland Dublin England Exeter
Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 7 February
SSE Hydro
Thursday 14 February
3Arena
Thursday 21 February
Westpoint Arena
Thursday 28 February
Metroradio Arena, Newcastle.jpg Hydro under construction, June 2013..JPG The O2, Dublin - geograph.org.uk - 1670682.jpg Westpoint Arena, Devon County Showground.jpg
Scotland Aberdeen England Nottingham Germany Berlin Netherlands Rotterdam
BHGE Arena
Thursday 7 March
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Thursday 14 March
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Thursday 21 March
Ahoy Rotterdam
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 March
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Northern Ireland Belfast England Liverpool Wales Cardiff England Birmingham
SSE Arena Belfast
Thursday 4 April
Echo Arena Liverpool
Thursday 11 April
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Thursday 18 April
Arena Birmingham
Thursday 25 April
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England Manchester England Sheffield England Leeds England London
Manchester Arena
Thursday 2 May
FlyDSA Arena
Thursday 9 May
First Direct Arena
Thursday 16 May
The O2
Thursday 23 May
MEN Arena.jpg The Sheffield Arena.jpg Leeds First Direct Arena.jpeg The O2 Arena, entrance.jpg

Players[edit]

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.

Player Appearance in
Premier League
Consecutive
Streak
Order of Merit
Rank
Previous best performance Qualification
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 7th 7 1 Winner (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018) PDC Order of Merit
England Rob Cross 2nd 2 2 Semi-final (2018) PDC Order of Merit
Scotland Peter Wright 6th 6 3 Runner-up (2017) PDC Order of Merit
Scotland Gary Anderson 9th 9 4 Winner (2011, 2015) PDC Order of Merit
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 2nd 2 5 5th (2018) PDC Wildcard
England Michael Smith 3rd 2 6 Runner-up (2018) PDC Wildcard
Wales Gerwyn Price 2nd 2 7 10th (2018) PDC Wildcard
England James Wade 10th 1 10 Winner (2009) PDC Wildcard
Austria Mensur Suljović 2nd 2 8 9th (2018) Sky Sports Wildcard
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 14th 14 28 Winner (2014) Sky Sports Wildcard

Prize money[edit]

The prize-money for the 2019 tournament was increased to £855,000 from £825,000 in 2018.[2]

Stage Prize Money
Winner £250,000
Runner-up £120,000
Semi-finalists £80,000
5th place £70,000
6th place £60,000
7th place £55,000
8th place £50,000
9th place £35,000
10th place £30,000
League Winner Bonus £25,000
Total £855,000

League stage[edit]

[3]

Table and streaks[edit]

Table[edit]

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.

# Name Pts Matches Legs Scoring
Pld W D L LF LA +/- LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s A HC C%
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
3 England Rob Cross 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
5 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
6 Wales Gerwyn Price 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
7 England Michael Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
8 Austria Mensur Suljović 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
9 England James Wade 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %
10 Scotland Peter Wright 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 %

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Please note these are not calculated properly and are not indicative of actual averages for each night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Dave. "2019 Unibet Premier League Schedule". PDC. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ Allen, Dave. "Prize Money Soars Above £14m In 2019". PDC. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ Allen, Dave. "2019 Unibet Premier League Fixtures". PDC. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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