Premier League Play-Offs Return ‘Home’

After a leave of absence spent in Covid-19 bubbles and Berlin, for the 2022 finals, the PDC’s Premier League Play-Off spectacular will once more be hosted by London’s 02 Arena. The £1m tournament will culminate on a blockbuster night of action in the English capital on May 25.

The 2023 Cazoo Premier League will conclude with the Play-Offs in London on Thursday, as the final four compete for the £275,000 top prize.

The iconic London venue has been home to many memorable Premier League moments including The Power’s two 9-darters in one game and even a power cut causing a delay to the final.

Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will be among the players vying for the coveted title, along with world number one Michael Smith, 2021 champion Jonny Clayton and table-topper Gerwyn Price.

(Left to Right) Darts stars Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton pose with the Cazoo Premier League trophy outside of The O2 ahead of the Cazoo Premier League Play-Offs on Thursday. (Pic: Steven Paston/PDC )

Final League Table

PointsNights WonMatches Won+/-Legs WonLWAT
Gerwyn Price (Q)39424+4719176
Michael Smith (Q)33420+1715855
Michael van Gerwen (Q)33319+2715961
Jonny Clayton (Q)24214-1512242
Nathan Aspinall24113-1612448
Dimitri Van den Bergh1618-1310244
Chris Dobey1418-239335
Peter Wright905-298629

The 16 nights of league play have seen quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final played over the best of 11 legs with Gerwyn price and Michael Smith claiming three or more titles and MVG becoming the first to claim three in a row

Players faced each other twice in quarter-final ties throughout the season, with the fixtures being balanced for players to be in opposite halves of the draw in an equal number of weeks following a review of the 2022 schedule.

The top four players from the final league table will progress to the Play-Offs, which will feature the semi-finals over the best of 19 legs and the final over the best of 21 legs. At stake is more than just the prestigious title and trophy. The vent is one of the most valuable on the PDC calendar with more than a quarter of a million pounds to the winner:

Prize Fund

Winner £275,000

Runner-Up £125,000

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

Total £1,000,000

Defending champion Van Gerwen is will be hoping to claim a seventh title and surpass the current record of 6 that he holds with the legendary Phil Taylor.

Roll of Honour

2005 – Phil Taylor def Colin Lloyd 16-4

2006 – Phil Taylor def Roland Scholten 16-6

2007 – Phil Taylor def Terry Jenkins 16-6

2008 – Phil Taylor def James Wade 16-8

2009 – James Wade def Mervyn King 13-8

2010 – Phil Taylor def James Wade 10-8

2011 – Gary Anderson def Adrian Lewis 10-4

2012 – Phil Taylor def Simon Whitlock 10-7

2013 – Michael van Gerwen def Phil Taylor 10-8

2014 – Raymond van Barneveld def Michael van Gerwen 10-6

2015 – Gary Anderson def Michael van Gerwen 11-7

2016 – Michael van Gerwen def Phil Taylor 11-3

2017 – Michael van Gerwen def Peter Wright 11-10

2018 – Michael van Gerwen def Michael Smith 11-4

2019 – Michael van Gerwen def Rob Cross 11-5

2020 – Glen Durrant def Nathan Aspinall 11-8

2021 – Jonny Clayton def Jose de Sousa 11-5

2022 – Michael van Gerwen def Joe Cullen 11-10


2006 Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Manley

2010 Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins

2010 Phil Taylor x2 v James Wade (Final)

2012 Phil Taylor v Kevin Painter

2012 Simon Whitlock v Andy Hamilton (Semi-Finals)

2016 Adrian Lewis v James Wade

2017 Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld

2020 Michael Smith v Daryl Gurney

2020 Peter Wright v Daryl Gurney

2021 Jonny Clayton v Jose de Sousa

2021 Jose de Sousa v Nathan Aspinall

2022 Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen2022 Gerwyn Price v James Wade


Images: PDC

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