Premier League

The Premier League was first played in 2005. After the main sponsor it was called 888.com League in the first year, 2006 and 2007 it was Holsten Premier League and since 2008 it is Whyte & Mackay Premier League. 2011 the first sponsor returned and so it's called 888.com League again. in 2012 Mc Coys is the main sponsor. By now betting company betway is the main sponsor.

2005 and 2006 seven players took part, since 2007 it has got eight participants. All players will meet two times one time in the first half of the season and one time in the second half. The four players who after all the matches are on the places one to four of the league table then play in the play-offs for the win. Not necessarily the table leader is the winner of the league.

On a normal league day all matches are over 14 legs of 501. Winner is the player who has got eight legs first. Draws are possible - never are played more then 14 legs a match. In the semi-finals the format is best of 21 legs, in the final best 0f 31.

Because of the high price money the Premier League is very attractive though the price money is not included in the Order of Merit. Who is invited to take part till now changed almost every year. The Top four players of the Order of Merit till now always were invited, often it were the Top 6, the other places are Wild Cards for which often achievements during the World Championship are decisive.

During the first four years of the Premiere League Phil Taylor was the dominant player and the winner. In the fifth year he a little bit surprising was defeated by Mervyn King in his first Premier League who then in the final lost to James Wade. But already one year later Phil Taylor was back.

In 2013 the Premier League was extended to 10 players. The format changed slightly - ober the first nine league days ech placher will play the other nine players once. Then the last two of the league table will be eliminated from the tournament. The other eight player will play their return matches over the following five league days and then the top four of the table will progress into the Play-Offs to play for the tournament win.


Participants:
2017: Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Phil Taylor, Dave Chisnall, Jelle Klaasen, Raymond van Barneveld and Kim Huybrechts

2016: Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor, Peter Wright, James Wade, Robert Thornton, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld and Dave Chisnall

2015: Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis, Peter Wright, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld, Dave Chisnall, Stephen Bunting, Kim Huybrechts

2014: Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Robert Thornton, Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock, Wes Newton, Dave Chisnall

2013: Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Michael van Gerwen, Simon Whitlock, Andy Hamilton, Wes Newton, Raymond van Barneveld, Gary Anderson, Robert Thornton

2012: Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock, Kevin Painter, Andy Hamilton

2011: Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis, James Wade, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock, Terry Jenkins, Mark Webster.

2010: Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Terry Jenkins, Mervyn King, Ronnie Baxter, Simon Whitlock, Jelle Klaasen.
Raymond van Barneveld throws a Nine-Darter against Terry Jenkins, Phil Taylor in the final against James Wade throws two!

2009: James Wade, Mervyn King, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Terry Jenkins, John Part, Jelle Klassen, Wayne Mardle (had to withdrew due to illness after week nine)

2008: Phil Taylor, James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld, Adrian Lewis, Wayne Mardle, Peter Manley, Terry Jenkins, John Part

2007: Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Terry Jenkins, Dennis Priestley, Colin Lloyd, Peter Manley, Adrian Lewis, Roland Scholten

2006: Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Roland Scholten, Colin Lloyd, Ronnie Baxter, Peter Manley, Wayne Mardle.
Raymond van Barneveld throws a Nine-Darter against Peter Manley.

2005: Phil Taylor, Colin Lloyd, Peter Manley, Roland Scholten, Mark Dudbridge, John Part, Wayne Mardle






Winners
2005Phil Taylor16:4Colin Lloyd
2006Phil Taylor16:6Roland Scholten
2007Phil Taylor16:6Terry Jenkins
2008Phil Taylor16:8James Wade
2009James Wade13:8Mervyn King
2010Phil Taylor10:8James Wade
2011Gary Anderson10:4Adrian Lewis
2012Phil Taylor10:7Simon Whitlock
2013Michael van Gerwen10:8Phil Taylor
2014Raymond van Barneveld10:6Michael van Gerwen
2015Gary Anderson11:7Michael van Gerwen
2016Michael van Gerwen11:3Phil Taylor



Price Money
WinnerRunner-UpSemi-finalsFifthSixthSeventhEighthNinthTenth
2012150 000 Pound70 000 Pound50 000 Pound40 000 Pound35 000 Pound30 000 Pound25 000 Pound--
2012150 000 Pound75 000 Pound55 000 Pound45 000 Pound40 000 Pound35 000 Pound30 000 Pound20 000 Pound5 000 Pound
2014150 000 Pound75 000 Pound60 000 Pound50 000 Pound45 000 Pound35 000 Pound30 000 Pound25 000 Pound20 000 Pound
2015, 2016200 000 Pound100 000 Pound75 000 Pound60 000 Pound50 000 Pound45 000 Pound40 000 Pound30 000 Pound25 000 Pound
2017250 000 Pound120 000 Pound80 000 Pound65 000 Pound55 000 Pound50 000 Pound45 000 Pound30 000 Pound25 000 Pound

in 2016 additional to the price money a 25 000 bonus for the league leader was introduced.



Premier League 2011
Premier League 2012
Premier League 2013
Premier League 2014
Premier League 2015
Premier League 2016








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