As the name suggests, the Darts Premier League is one of the premier darts events on the darting calendar. Every week from February to May, some of the biggest darts players in the world square off for a 16-week league of head-to-head action.

Here you can find out the basics of the Premier League, its history and find out where you can get the latest Darts Premier League betting tips.

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History of the Premier League

Darts has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years, and buoyed by the success of the PDC World Championships, Sky Sports television created Premier League Darts in 2005. The name of the new competition is no coincidence, as Sky are the broadcast rights holders for the insanely popular English football Premier League and wanted to sprinkle a bit of that Premier stardust over the sport of arrows.

Premier League Darts is a competition between eight of the top dart players in the world. The six highest ranked players in the Professional Darts Corporation order of merit automatically gain admittance to the league, and the remaining places are usually announced at the end of January. The league takes place every week  Thursday between February and May until a champion is determined. 

How does the Darts Premier League work?

Each week there are seven matches played over a best of 11 leg format in a mini-tournament which starts with four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and a final. Players receive two points for a semi-final finish, three points for a runner-up finish, and five points for winning that week’s mini-event. These points are applied to the Premier League of Darts table and the top four players in the league table by the end will progress to the Play Offs where they will contest two knockout semi-finals with 1st playing 4th and 2nd playing 3rd.

The winner’s prize has risen every year since the inaugural competition. Currently, the total prize fund stands at £1 million,  £10,000 bonus reward for each week’s winner. The league has had little difficulty in attracting big-name sponsors since the competition began, due in no small part to the guaranteed television exposure that Sky could bring to the table. Matches are held in front of packed auditoriums throughout the United Kingdom as well as in Ireland and the Netherlands.

Premier League Darts results

There can be absolutely no question that Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor has dominated Premier League Darts,  coming out on top on no fewer than six occasions. He also holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak – an astonishing 44 games between 2005 and 2008 – a feat unlikely to be equaled any time soon.

Given that he also holds the record for best overall darting average in the group stage and the largest margin of victory in the history of the competition, there can be no doubt, despite Dutchman Michael van Gerwen catching up, that Taylor is the king of Premier League Darts.

Not even the king can go on forever of course, and there are plenty of rivals looking to usurp Taylor’s position at the top of the heap. In fact, Taylor has not won the league since 2012, when Dutchmen Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld have triumphed, as has Scotland’s Gary Anderson in 2015.

No matter who comes out on top at the end of the year, it will be a long time before a player emerges to dominate the sport in the manner of Phil Taylor. In the meantime, the crowds continue to flock to venues across the UK to witness top-class Premier League Darts and this particular train shows no sign of slowing down.

Here’s a look at previous winners:

YearChampionPrize Pool
2005Phil Taylor£150,000
2006Phil Taylor£167,500
2007Phil Taylor£265,000
2008Phil Taylor£340,000
2009James Wade£405,000
2010Phil Taylor£410,000
2011Gary Anderson£410,000
2012Phil Taylor£450,000
2013Michael van Gerwen£520,000
2014Raymond van Barneveld£550,000
2015Gary Anderson£700,000
2016Michael van Gerwen£725,000
2017Michael van Gerwen£825,000
2018Michael van Gerwen£825,000
2019Michael van Gerwen£825,000
2020Glen Durrant £825,000
2021Jonny Clayton£855,000
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What’s happening in the 2022 Darts Premier League?

The 2022 Darts Premier League kicked off on February 3rd at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Over 16 weeks and a week of plays off, the top eight darts players in the world face off in head-to-head matches.

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Jonny Clayton continues his dominant performance during the 2022 Darts Premier League as he continues to hold his lead against MVG. Results are current as of May 11th, 2022.

PlayerNights WonMatches WonLeg DifferencePoints
Jonny Clayton420+2534
Michael van Gerwen319+4431
James Wade215+325
Peter Wright111-1120
Gerwyn Price*210-818
Joe Cullen110-517
Michael Smith08-1114
Gary Anderson 15-199