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Premier League Darts - Round Two Cardiff

The Premier League has become one of the biggest success stories of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). The sixteen-week, weekly event fills venues of 6-10,000 dart fans and is broadcast live to most parts of the World. Those unfortunate not to be able to receive a TV broad cast in their country can view the event via profession live stream via PDC.TV or via BBC America in the United States.

Michael van GerwenBefore a dart was thrown, Michael van Gerwen stated he will be in the play-off finals come the 17th May 2018 and he has got off to a great start. Michael was out for revenge on the opening Premier League night in Dublin. His opponent, the newly crowned World Champion, Rob Cross, beat Michael in the World Champions semi-final and then beat the legend ‘Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in the final. However, Michael had a point to prove. The current PDC No.1 and defending Premier League Champion beat Rob Cross 7-2 on the opening night securing his place at the top of the leader board and placing Rob firmly at the bottom. Although Michael will be the odds-on favourite to retain his Premier League title Rob will be in the mix to secure the his first. You can receive a 200% bonus playing online here.

Michael will face the PDC World No.2 Peter Wright in the second round. Peter has always been a big threat to Michael however his recent form and weight loss due to illness has not gone unnoticed. Peter is renowned for changing his darts equipment and struggles to settle on a single set yet he still manages to put on a stela performance. Peter last year narrowly missed out on the Premier League title, losing to Michael 11-10 in a match he should have won. The two face each other again in Cardiff which should be billed as the match of the evening.

Simon Whitlock has returned to the Premier League line up after a short absence. The Australian has received some criticism from fans for his place in the 2018 league. Many thought his ranking didn’t justify a spot but the Premier League is all about entertainment and that is what Simon brings, along with some fantastic play. He proved the doubters wrong in week one by beating Mensur Suljovic, a widely tipped outsider 7-5. Simon knew he had something to prove and he did just that however it is early days in the Premier League and Simon will need to prove he is in it for the long haul.

Gary AndersonThe biggest surprise of round one was Michael Smith, ‘The Bully Boy’. Michael managed to beat his mentor Gary Anderson 7-5 in a scrappy match. Missed doubles by both and a bad back for Anderson didn’t help.

Anderson has suffered with a back condition for some months and despite his regular visits to the osteopath it seems no better when he steps up to the oche. Anderson, unlike other players, isn’t a player that believes he needs to practise for hours on end to keep on form therefore his back is getting the rest it surely needs. He is tipped to be a major contender for this years Premier League title however his health issues may suggest otherwise.

Gary faces Gerwyn Price in Cardiff who managed a 6-6 draw with Peter Wright in week one. Peter seemed to take his foot of the gas in a match many believe he should have won.

The veteran of the League, Raymond van Barneveld, looked like he was on top form in round one but only managed a 6-6 draw against Darryl Gerney. Many believe Raymond should have won including Barney himself. Raymond knows how important it is to get off to a good start in the League and he also knows he faces a tough opponent in round two, Mensur Suljovic who will also be looking also for his first win.

The Premier League is bigger than ever and now travels to Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England during the sixteen-week event. Most of the venues are now sold out so if you are unable to obtain a ticket you can watch this great event live on a TV channel in your Country:

 

Premier League Darts Cardiff 2018

 

Premier League TV Broadcast Around the World

Sky Sports - UK & Ireland

RTL7 - Netherlands

BBC America - USA. Live online through BBCAmerica.com/darts & highlights 10pm Eastern time

Sport1 - Germany

DAZN - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada

Fox Sports - Australia

Sky Sport - New Zealand

OSN - Middle East & North Africa

Kwese - South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa

Viasat - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Bulgaria & Baltic States

Nova - Czech Republic & Slovakia

Fox - Italy, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel

Pragosport - Poland

PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers (Outside of UK, Ireland & Netherlands)


Past League Winners

2017 Michael van Gerwen beat Peter WRight
11
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10
2016 Michael van Gerwen beat Phil Taylor
11
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3
2015 Gary Anderson beat Michael van Gerwen
11
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7
2014 Raymond van Barneveld beat Michael van Gerwen
10
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6
2013 Michael van Gerwen beat Phil Taylor
10
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8
2012 Phil Taylor beat Simon Whitlock
10
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7
2011 Gary Anderson beat Adrian Lewis
10
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4
2010 Phil Taylor beat James Wade
10
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8
2009 James Wade beat Mervyn King
13
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8
2008 Phil Taylor beat James Wade
16
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8
2007 Phil Taylor beat Terry Jenkins
16
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6
2006 Phil Taylor beat Roland Scholten
16
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6
2005 Phil Taylor beat Colin Lloyd
16
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4

 

The Premier League final best of legs has changed over the years:

  • 2005 - 2008 best of 31 legs
  • 2009 - best of 25 legs
  • 2010 - 2014 best of 19 legs
  • 2015 - Current best of 21 legs

 

 

 

 

 

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