Zong aiming to extend lead on Night Four of China Premier League

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Xiaochen Zong will look to extend his lead at the top of the PDC China Premier League table when Night Four of the revamped competition takes place on Tuesday.

The new-look format - which sees eight players competing across eight nights - has evolved to replicate the Cazoo Premier League, with each league night featuring knockout quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.

Zong produced an astonishing 23-game winning run to triumph in the tournament's most recent edition back in September, and he made the perfect start to the latest staging with victory on Night One in November.

However, his remarkable streak was ended on Night Two in December, as Bin Zheng produced a clinical display to record a shock 5-1 win over the two-time World Championship qualifier.

Zheng later succumbed to Lihao Wen in the Night Two final, before Zong returned to winning ways on Night Three last week, losing just one leg across his three matches.

The 24-year-old claimed whitewash wins over Wenge Xie and Zheng, before sweeping aside Chengan Liu 5-1 to reclaim top spot in the table.

Elsewhere, Xicheng Han, who featured at last month’s Cazoo World Darts Championship, will also be among the eight players in action on Tuesday.

The top four players in the league table following Night Seven will progress to the Play-Offs, with the two finalists set to represent China at the 2023 Cazoo World Cup of Darts.

The PDC China Premier League returns for Night Four on Tuesday January 17, and coverage will be broadcast through PDCTV for all subscribers worldwide, with the action commencing at 1900 CST (1100 GMT).

2022/23 PDC China Premier League
Event Dates

January 17 - Night Four
February 7 - Night Five
February 14 - Night Six
TBC - Night Seven
TBC - Play-Offs (semi-finals & final)

Xiaochen Zong
Xicheng Han
Chengan Liu
Bin Zheng
Lihao Wen
Wenge Xie
Jianjun Jia
Erlin Ju

League Nights - best of nine legs
Play-Offs - semi-finals best of 19 legs, final best of 21 legs

League Phase Point Scoring
Champion: 5 points
Runner-up: 3 points
Semi-finalists: 2 points
Top four at end of regular season will advance to Play-offs

Prize Fund
Champion: $1,500 & qualification for World Cup of Darts
Runner-up: $1,000 & qualification for World Cup of Darts
Semi-finalists: $500
Quarter-finalists: $200
League phase event winner bonus: $100
Total: $5,000