The all-new PDC Premier League will make its debut from the Motorpoint arena, Cardiff this evening. A new sponsor, Cazoo, a format, new livery and even a new board with the Winmau Blade 6 also makings its first appearance on a PDC stage.
New player Joe Cullen will step into the lion’s den to take on returning champion Jonny Clayton to get things underway before a host of exciting matches follow.
All-time greats Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will also collide on the opening night.
Van Gerwen is seeking a sixth Premier League title, and a first since 2019, while Anderson will be out to reach the Play-Offs for the seventh time in nine years.
A landmark night in darts history will also see the Winmau Blade 6 dartboard makes its debut on a PDC stage, while Cazoo’s branding will adorn the Premier League set for the first time under their new title sponsorship.
The Cazoo Premier League will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, through the PDC’s worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and Viaplay, and on PDCTV for Rest of the World Subscribers (excluding UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria & Switzerland).
2022 Cazoo Premier League
Night 1 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Thursday, February 3
Jonny Clayton v Joe Cullen
Gerwyn Price v James Wade
Peter Wright v Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson
Clayton/Cullen v Price/Wade
Wright/Smith v Van Gerwen/Anderson
Each night will see quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final played over the best of 11 legs (first to six). In all fixtures, the player named on the left of the draw will throw first in the opening leg, with the throw alternating from then on.
Each player will meet the other seven players twice over the course of the season in a quarter-final game, plus two further nights will feature additional fixtures in the same format.
Night Winner – 5 points + £10,000 bonus
Runner-Up – 3 points
Semi-Finalists – 2 points
Semi-Finalists £85,000 each
Fifth in League Table £75,000
Sixth in League Table £70,000
Seventh in League Table £65,000
Eighth in League Table £60,000
Nightly Winner Bonus £10,000 x16
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