Premier League Darts - remaining fixtures announced
THE fixtures for the remaining Premier League Darts league nights have been confirmed.
The second phase of the £550,000 tournament begins on Thursday at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield as the remaining eight players - following the elimination of Wes Newton and Simon Whitlock on Judgement Night - continue their battle for places in next month's Play-Offs.
Having already faced each other once in the opening nine weeks of the season, the eight stars, led by league leader Michael van Gerwen, will face each other once more during the second half of the campaign.
Four of the six remaining league nights will feature five games - with two players doubling up each week - before the last two league nights see four matches take place.
Thursday's league night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield will begin as Dave Chisnall plays Raymond van Barneveld, before Scottish duo Peter Wright and Gary Anderson meet.
Van Gerwen then takes on Robert Thornton and Phil Taylor meets Stoke rival Adrian Lewis, before van Barneveld and Wright return to the stage for their contest.
The visit to Aberdeen for Week 11 at the GE Gas & Oil Arena will begin with the repeat of the 2011 Premier League Darts final as Anderson takes on Lewis, before van Gerwen and Taylor meet in a rematch of last year's decider.
Wright then plays Chisnall before Thornton takes on van Barneveld, and the sold-out night will conclude as van Gerwen faces Lewis in a clash of the players ranked first and third in the world.
The 12th league night, at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, will begin as Thornton meets Scottish rival Wright, before Anderson takes on Taylor and van Barneveld plays Lewis.
Van Gerwen then takes to the oche against Chisnall, before the all-Scottish clash between Anderson and Thornton - who hit eight 180s in a 7-2 win when the pair met earlier in the season - concludes the night's five fixtures.
The visit to The NIA in Birmingham on May 1 will begin when Thornton plays Chisnall, before great rivals van Barneveld and Taylor face off, with the pair having drawn their recent league game in Dublin.
Van Gerwen then takes on Anderson, before Lewis meets Wright and Chisnall plays Taylor in a repeat of the 2013 World Grand Prix final.
Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena will host four fixtures in Week 14, as Anderson plays Chisnall, Lewis faces Thornton, Taylor plays Wright and Dutch rivals van Barneveld and van Gerwen complete the line-up.
The final league night will be held at The Brighton Centre on May 15, with Chisnall taking on Lewis, Anderson playing van Barneveld, Thornton meeting Taylor and Wright playing van Gerwen - before the top four players then progress to compete in the Play-Offs.
Premier League Darts
April 10, Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Dave Chisnall v Raymond van Barneveld
Peter Wright v Gary Anderson
Michael van Gerwen v Robert Thornton
Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis
Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Wright
Tickets: 0114 256 5656 or www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk
April 17, GE Gas & Oil Arena, Aberdeen
Gary Anderson v Adrian Lewis
Michael van Gerwen v Phil Taylor
Peter Wright v Dave Chisnall
Robert Thornton v Raymond van Barneveld
Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis
Tickets: SOLD OUT
April 24, Phones 4u Arena, Manchester
Robert Thornton v Peter Wright
Gary Anderson v Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis
Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall
Gary Anderson v Robert Thornton
Tickets: 0844 847 8000 or www.eventim.co.uk
May 1, NIA, Birmingham
Robert Thornton v Dave Chisnall
Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor
Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson
Adrian Lewis v Peter Wright
Dave Chisnall v Phil Taylor
Tickets: 0844 338 8000 or www.theticketfactory.com
May 8, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Gary Anderson v Dave Chisnall
Adrian Lewis v Robert Thornton
Phil Taylor v Peter Wright
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen
Tickets: 0844 493 6666 or www.eventim.co.uk
May 15, The Brighton Centre
Dave Chisnall v Adrian Lewis
Gary Anderson v Raymond van Barneveld
Robert Thornton v Phil Taylor
Peter Wright v Michael van Gerwen
Tickets: 0844 847 1515 or www.brightoncentre.co.uk
May 22, The O2, London
Premier League Darts Semi-Finals
PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final
Betway Premier League Darts Final
Tickets: 0844 856 0202 or www.axs.com