Premier League Darts: The tournament will go through the most radical change in its history Arrows news

Eight players will take part in the Premier League in 2022, with 16 league evenings being individual events covering the quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals of the top 11 matches – with a £ 10,000 bonus for the winner each night; watch the dramatic drama unfold live on Sky Sports!

Last update: 14/01/22 19:03

Premier League Darts: The tournament will go through the most radical change in its history  Arrows news

Welshman Jonny Clayton is reigning Premier League Champion (photo courtesy of Lawrence Lustig / PDC)

This year’s Premier League will undergo the most radical change in the history of the tournament. Eight players will compete in 16 mini-events during the pre-play-off season to determine the champion.

This year’s extravaganza darting will still be played in 17 arenas across the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany and will offer a tumultuous, increased prize pool of £ 1 million, but there is a major turning point.

In the new development, eight players will take part in the Premier League in 2022, with 16 league evenings being individual events covering the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of the top 11 matches – with a bonus of £ 10,000 each night. winner.

Every evening there will be quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, which will be played in the best of 11 matches (from the first to the six)

Each player will play the other seven players twice in a quarterfinal match during the season, plus two more nights containing additional matches in the same format.

Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen will all hope to be included among the eight players fighting for this year's title.

Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen will all hope to be included among the eight players fighting for this year’s title.

Each evening will also be awarded ranking points – five winners, three second and two semi-finalists – and will create a league table from which the top four players will advance to the Play-Offs.

Over the course of 16 weeks, players will compete against each other twice in the quarterfinals to create a draw for 14 nights, with the stars meeting again for the next two nights.

Jonny Clayton defeated José de Sousa 11-5 and won the Premier League in his debut season

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Jonny Clayton defeated José de Sousa 11-5 and won the Premier League in his debut season

Jonny Clayton defeated José de Sousa 11-5 and won the Premier League in his debut season

“The Premier League has grown beyond recognition since its first performance 17 years ago, but the time is right to introduce this groundbreaking new format,” said PDC CEO Matt Porter.

“Our new format means that every match matters. Every night during the season it has its own champion and will provide even more value to the fans who participate and watch around the world, seven matches will take place until the end to take place in each found the winner.

“There is also a wider race to play in the Play-Off and fight for the overall title in the Premier League and a share of the massive prize pool of £ 1 million.

“In the UK and Europe, we have already seen a lot of interest from fans looking forward to the next live in the Premier League, and this year they will experience more top darts than ever before.”

Night Winner – 5 points + £ 10,000 bonus

Second place – 3 points

Semifinalists – 2 points

Emotional Clayton was over a month after winning his first Premier League title

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Emotional Clayton was over a month after winning his first Premier League title

Emotional Clayton was over a month after winning his first Premier League title

The Premier League has undergone a number of format changes over the previous 17 seasons since the 2005 tournament, initially with seven players, then moved to eight and 10 competitors, and in recent years has also included Challengers.

Premier League schedule for 2022

Night 1 – Thursday, February 3 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Night 2 – Thursday, February 10 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Night 3 – Thursday, February 17 – SSE Arena, Belfast
Night 4 – Thursday, February 24 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Night 5 – Thursday, March 3 – Westpoint Exeter
Night 6 – Thursday, March 10 – Brighton Center
Night 7 – Thursday, March 17 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Night 8 – Thursday, March 24 – Rotterdam Hello
Night 9 – Thursday, March 31 – Birmingham Arena Utility
Night 10 – Thursday, April 7 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Night 11 – Thursday, April 14 – AO Arena, Manchester
Night 12 – Thursday, April 21 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Night 13 – Thursday, April 28 – 3Arena, Dublin
Night 14 – Thursday, May 5 – OVO Arena, Glasgow
Night 15 – Thursday, May 12 – Utility Arena, Sheffield
Night 16 – Thursday 19 May – The O2, London
Play-off – Thursday, May 26 – Newcastle Arena Utility

Join us at the opening of the 2022 Premier League Darts in Cardiff on Thursday 3 February live at Sky Sports. Check out daily darts news at skysports.com/darts, our mobile app and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts

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