2018 Unibet Premier League Darts - Fixtures, Results & Statistics

19th Feb 2018 by David McGourty

The 2018 Unibet Premier League season takes place from February to May across 16 successive Thursday nights.

The opening nine weeks see the ten players face each other once in the league phase, before the bottom two players in the league table following Judgement Night are eliminated.

The remaining eight players face each other once more in the remaining six league nights, before the top four players progress to compete in the Play-Offs.

This page will be updated on a weekly basis. Scroll down for the latest 2018 Unibet Premier League statistics.

2018 Unibet Premier League Competitors

Michael van Gerwen (Winner 2013, 2016, 2017)
Gary Anderson (Winner 2011, 2015)
Peter Wright (Runner-up 2017)
Rob Cross (Debut)
Daryl Gurney (Debut)
Mensur Suljovic (Debut)
Michael Smith (10th 2016)
Raymond van Barneveld (Winner 2014)
Simon Whitlock (Runner-up 2012)
Gerwyn Price (Debut)

2018 Unibet Premier League Dates & Venues

(All matches are shown live on Sky Sports, each night is 7pm scheduled start UK time)

Click on a match for specific previews

Night 1, February 1
3Arena, Dublin
(103.71) Mensur Suljovic 5-7 Simon Whitlock (106.49)
(82.46) Gary Anderson 5-7 Michael Smith (89.12)
(93.22) Daryl Gurney 6-6 Raymond van Barneveld (93.78)
(100.80) Michael van Gerwen 7-2 Rob Cross (98.85)
(92.93) Peter Wright 6-6 Gerwyn Price (93.51)

Night 2, February 8
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
(99.15) Michael Smith 7-4 Daryl Gurney (101.96)
(87.74) Rob Cross 1-7 Simon Whitlock (93.14)
(101.12) Michael van Gerwen 5-7 Peter Wright (101.04)
(92.71) Gerwyn Price 3-7 Gary Anderson (99.22)
(100.39) Raymond van Barneveld 7-5 Mensur Suljovic (102.55)

Night 3, February 15
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
(91.15) Mensur Suljovic 2-7 Michael Smith (94.80)
(95.97) Daryl Gurney 6-6 Gerwyn Price (93.22)
(102.32) Peter Wright 4-7 Rob Cross (98.46)
(110.79) Gary Anderson 3-7 Michael van Gerwen (110.62)
(94.34) Simon Whitlock 7-4 Raymond van Barneveld (93.29)

Night 4, February 22
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Michael Smith v Simon Whitlock
Gerwyn Price v Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross v Raymond van Barneveld
Peter Wright v Gary Anderson

Night 5, March 1
Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Gary Anderson v Rob Cross
Daryl Gurney v Peter Wright
Mensur Suljovic v Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael Smith
Simon Whitlock v Gerwyn Price

Night 6, March 8
First Direct Arena, Leeds
Michael van Gerwen v Simon Whitlock
Gerwyn Price v Raymond van Barneveld
Peter Wright v Mensur Suljovic
Gary Anderson v Daryl Gurney
Rob Cross v Michael Smith

Night 7, March 15
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Michael Smith v Peter Wright
Simon Whitlock v Daryl Gurney
Mensur Suljovic v Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld v Gary Anderson

Night 8, March 22
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Daryl Gurney v Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith
Gary Anderson v Simon Whitlock
Peter Wright v Raymond van Barneveld
Rob Cross v Gerwyn Price

Night 9, March 29 (Judgement Night)
The SSE Arena, Belfast
Mensur Suljovic v Gary Anderson
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen
Daryl Gurney v Rob Cross
Simon Whitlock v Peter Wright

(Fixtures from Week Ten onwards to be confirmed by the PDC following Judgement Night)

Night 10, April 5
Echo Arena, Liverpool

Night 11, April 12
The FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield

Night 12, April 19
Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam

Night 13, April 26
Manchester Arena, Manchester

Night 14, May 3
Arena Birmingham

Night 15, May 10
BHGE Arena, Aberdeen

May 17 (Play-Offs at the O2 Arena)
The O2, London

Every league fixture is played over a maximum of 12 legs, with players earning two points for a win (by reaching seven legs) and one point if the matches ends in a draw.

If players are tied on points in the league table, leg difference will be the first deciding factor. If this is also a tie, then legs won against throw will be the next deciding factor, and any further tie would be split by a comparison of the relevant players' three-dart tournament average at that stage.

The Play-Offs consist of two semi-finals (best of 19 legs) followed by the final (best of 21 legs).

2018 Unibet Premier League Prize Fund

Winner - £250,000
Runner-Up - £120,000
Semi-Finalists - £80,000
Fifth Place - £65,000
Sixth Place - £55,000
Seventh Place - £50,000
Eighth Place - £45,000
Ninth Place - £30,000
Tenth Place - £25,000
League Leader’s Bonus - £25,000

Premier League Darts Past Finals

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

2018 Unibet Premier League Statistics

Table

Tournament Averages

Michael van Gerwen 104.02
Mensur Suljovic 99.63
Peter Wright 98.47
Simon Whitlock 98.23
Daryl Gurney 96.79
Raymond van Barneveld 95.87
Gary Anderson 95.57
Rob Cross 95.28
Michael Smith 93.95
Gerwyn Price 93.18

Tournament 180s

Daryl Gurney 14
Michael van Gerwen 12
Gary Anderson 12
Raymond van Barneveld 10
Gerwyn Price 8
Michael Smith 7
Peter Wright 6
Simon Whitlock 6
Rob Cross 6
Mensur Suljovic 4

Tournament Checkout %

Simon Whitlock 55.26%
Michael van Gerwen 50.00%
Michael Smith 42.86%
Peter Wright 40.48%
Mensur Suljovic 37.50%
Gerwyn Price 36.59%
Raymond van Barneveld 34.69%
Daryl Gurney 29.63%
Gary Anderson 28.30%
Rob Cross 27.03%

Tournament Top Ten Averages

110.79 (ANDERSON vs Van Gerwen - week 3)
110.62 (VAN GERWEN vs Anderson - week 3)
106.49 (WHITLOCK vs Suljovic - week 1)
103.71 (SULJOVIC vs Whitlock - week 1)
102.55 (SULJOVIC vs Van Barneveld - week 2)
102.32 (WRIGHT vs Cross - week 3)
101.96 (GURNEY vs Smith - week 2)
101.12 (VAN GERWEN vs Wright - week 2)
101.04 (WRIGHT vs Van Gerwen - week 2)
100.80 (VAN GERWEN vs Cross - week 1)
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