2011 PDC PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS FIXTURES
THE 2011 PDC Premier League Darts season will kick off at The O2 in London, featuring a clash between Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor on the opening night, while Gary Anderson meets Simon Whitlock and Mark Webster plays James Wade.
The new season of the £400,000 event will kick off for the second successive year at The O2 on Thursday February 10, with the first of 14 league nights to be held around the UK and screened live on Sky Sports HD.
The four matches at The O2 will be headlined by new Ladbrokes.com World Darts Champion Adrian Lewis facing reigning Premier League Darts Champion Phil Taylor, who hit two nine-darters in reclaiming the title last May.
Premier League Darts debutants Gary Anderson and Mark Webster will face Simon Whitlock and James Wade respectively, while five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld plays Terry Jenkins in the opening night^s other match.
The second week of the Premier League Darts, to be held at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham on February 17, will begin when Whitlock plays van Barneveld, while Taylor and Webster clash in a repeat of their World Championship quarter-final recently, which the Welsh left-hander won.
Lewis will play Wade in a repeat of October^s World Grand Prix final, while Jenkins plays Anderson, the World Championship runner-up.
Premier League Darts crosses the Irish Sea to Belfast^s Odyssey Arena on February 24, when Anderson meets Webster, Whitlock plays Wade, Lewis takes on van Barneveld and Taylor faces Jenkins.
Week Four^s visit to Exeter^s Westpoint Arena includes the clash between Taylor and van Barneveld, while Anderson meets the reigning champion in Week Five in Manchester.
Lewis and Anderson will clash in a rematch of their recent World Championship final at the SECC in Glasgow in Week Six, while the seventh Thursday at The Brighton Centre sees Taylor and Wade meet in a repeat of the 2010 Premier League Darts final.
The players will face each other twice during the league stages, with the second half of the season visiting Cardiff, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Newcastle.
The top four players will progress to compete in the Play-Offs at the Wembley Arena on May 19, with the semi-finals and final played in one night as the tournament culminates.
Tickets for the CIA in Cardiff have now sold out, with only a limited number of tickets remaining for the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Ticket information for each event is detailed below, with tickets costing £30 (table seating) and £20 (tiered seating) plus any applicable booking fees.
2011 PDC Premier League Darts Fixtures
February 10 - The O2, London
Mark Webster v James Wade
Gary Anderson v Simon Whitlock
Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins
Adrian Lewis v Phil Taylor
Tickets: 0844 856 0202 or www.theo2.co.uk
February 17 - Trent FM Arena, Nottingham
Simon Whitlock v Raymond van Barneveld
James Wade v Adrian Lewis
Phil Taylor v Mark Webster
Terry Jenkins v Gary Anderson
Tickets: 08444 124 624 or www.trentfmarenanottingham.com
February 24 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Gary Anderson v Mark Webster
Simon Whitlock v James Wade
Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins
Tickets: 02890 739 074 or www.odysseyarena.com
March 3 - Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Terry Jenkins v Simon Whitlock
Mark Webster v Adrian Lewis
Gary Anderson v James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor
Tickets: 08444 99 99 55 or www.ticketzone.co.uk
March 10 - M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
Terry Jenkins v Mark Webster
Phil Taylor v Gary Anderson
James Wade v Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock v Adrian Lewis
Tickets: 0844 847 8000 or www.men-arena.com
March 17 - S.E.E.C., Glasgow
Terry Jenkins v James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld v Mark Webster
Simon Whitlock v Phil Taylor
Gary Anderson v Adrian Lewis
Tickets: 0844 395 4000 or www.ticketSOUP.com
March 24 - The Brighton Centre
Mark Webster v Simon Whitlock
Adrian Lewis v Terry Jenkins
Raymond van Barneveld v Gary Anderson
Phil Taylor v James Wade
Tickets: 0844 847 1515 or www.brightoncentre.co.uk
March 31 - C.I.A., Cardiff
James Wade v Gary Anderson
Simon Whitlock v Terry Jenkins
Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
Adrian Lewis v Mark Webster
Tickets: Sold Out
April 7 - A.E.C.C., Aberdeen
Raymond van Barneveld v Simon Whitlock
Adrian Lewis v James Wade
Mark Webster v Phil Taylor
Gary Anderson v Terry Jenkins
Tickets: 08444 77 9000 or www.aecc.co.uk
April 14 - Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
James Wade v Simon Whitlock
Mark Webster v Gary Anderson
Terry Jenkins v Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis
Tickets: 0114 256 5656 or www.motorpointarena.co.uk
April 21 - N.I.A., Birmingham
James Wade v Mark Webster
Terry Jenkins v Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock v Gary Anderson
Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis
Tickets: 0844 338 8000 or www.theticketfactory.com
April 28 - Liverpool Echo Arena
Mark Webster v Terry Jenkins
Gary Anderson v Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld v James Wade
Adrian Lewis v Simon Whitlock
Tickets: 0844 8000 400 or www.echoarena.com
May 5 - B.I.C., Bournemouth
Simon Whitlock v Mark Webster
Gary Anderson v Raymond van Barneveld
Terry Jenkins v Adrian Lewis
James Wade v Phil Taylor
Tickets: 0844 576 3000 or www.bic.co.uk
May 12 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Adrian Lewis v Gary Anderson
James Wade v Terry Jenkins
Mark Webster v Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor v Simon Whitlock
Tickets: 0844 493 6666 or www.metroradioarena.co.uk
May 19 - Wembley Arena, London
Tickets: 0844 815 0 815
Each player will play every other player twice. Matches to be billed home and away, indicating who will throw first in each match.
Matches to be played over 14 legs of 501 in the league section of the event. The first player to win eight legs will be deemed to be the winner of the match and no further legs will be played after this point. Two points are awarded for a win and one point awarded for a draw.
The top four players in the league table after the completion of the 14 league nights will progress to the play-offs at the Wembley Arena.
Each night will begin at 7pm and be screened live on Sky Sports HD.
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