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Cazoo Premier League

Jun 13 2022

Michael van Gerwen edged out Joe Cullen in a pulsating Cazoo Premier League final at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin to clinch his sixth Premier League title.

2022 Cazoo Premier League Play-Offs programme available now

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Fans can still purchase the official Cazoo Premier League programme - with the Play-Offs edition now available.

2022 Cazoo Premier League Play-Offs preview

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Smith breaks his duck in Newcastle, as Cullen seals Play-Off spot

Cazoo Premier League

May 26 2022

Michael Smith triumphed on Night 16 of the Cazoo Premier League in Newcastle on Thursday, as Joe Cullen defeated Peter Wright to seal his Play-Off place.

Cullen relishing crunch Wright clash in Newcastle

Cazoo Premier League

May 25 2022

Joe Cullen has his Premier League destiny in his own hands ahead of a decisive clash against Peter Wright in Newcastle on Thursday.

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Cazoo Premier League

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Joe Cullen and Peter Wright will battle it out for the final Play-Off place on Night 16 of the Cazoo Premier League in Newcastle on Thursday.

Cullen king in the capital to ignite Play-Off bid

Cazoo Premier League

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Joe Cullen defeated table-topper Jonny Clayton 6-4 in the final of Cazoo Premier League Night 15 at The O2.

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Cazoo Premier League

May 17 2022

Peter Wright is hoping to continue his Cazoo Premier League challenge in London on Thursday after skipping last weekend's Gambrinus Czech Darts Open.

Van Gerwen to hit the bullseye with Selco at Canning Town

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May 13 2022

Darts fans will have a unique chance to go head-to-head with three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen in London next week.

Gary Anderson kick-started his Cazoo Premier League season with victory at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Thursday, producing a super-show to deny Michael Smith a first league night success.

Two-time Premier League champion Anderson enjoyed his best night of the season to claim the £10,000 bonus for winning in Nottingham, becoming the fifth different winner from six events in 2022.

Anderson had not won a match since the season's opening night in Cardiff, but racked up three wins in Nottingham to put himself back in contention in this year's league table.

The Scot survived a missed bullseye from Jonny Clayton to win the deciding leg of their quarter-final, before seeing off World Cup-winning team-mate Peter Wright 6-3 by finishing six doubles from nine attempts in the last four.

He opened the final against Smith with a brilliant ten-darter, and though the UK Open runner-up finished 105 and then moved 2-1 up, Anderson produced a sensational display to pull clear.

Double eight levelled for Anderson, before legs of 12 and 13 darts were followed by a 74 finish as he moved 5-2 up.

Smith finished double eight for a 13-darter to respond in leg eight and took out 68 to pull back to just one leg behind his former mentor.

However, Anderson regained breathing space with a 177 score in the next and took out double four for the win, ending the final with a 104.24 average.

"I'm off the bottom of the table and I'm happy," said Anderson. "Just to get two points would have done me, I'd have been happy.

"It was a struggle against Jonny, I played a bit better against Peter and I played well against Michael. When I got to near the winning line I was panicking a bit!

"I'm surprised, after the way I've been playing. It's been an absolute nightmare. It's soul-destroying when you turn up week-in, week-out and get beaten, and you're hitting 89 averages.

"Once we step on that stage, even if you know you're struggling, you still want to win. 

"On the practice board, everything's fine but when I come up [on stage] everything's not right so that's up to me to sort out."

The defeat means Smith has lost out twice in Premier League finals in as many weeks, having been the Brighton runner-up.

The World Championship finalist was a clinical 6-1 winner against James Wade in the quarter-finals, before reeling off six straight legs in a stunning comeback against Gerwyn Price in the semis.

On his return to action following a hand injury, Price ended Michael van Gerwen's bid to win a third successive night with a 6-4 quarter-final success.

Wright also returned to action, having withdrawn during last weekend's German Darts Championship due to a back problem, and saw off Cullen in their quarter-final tie.

The Cazoo Premier League will return to the Netherlands for the first time since 2019 for Night Seven next Thursday at Rotterdam Ahoy.

The four matches on the night will be headlined by Dutch hero Van Gerwen's meeting with Smith.

Anderson will begin his bid for back-to-back wins against Cullen, while Wright meets Wade and Clayton plays Price in an all-Welsh encounter.

The Cazoo Premier League is broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK & Ireland, through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN & Viaplay and through PDCTV (for subscribers outside of UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria & Switzerland).

Cazoo Premier League
Night 6 - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Thursday March 17
Quarter-Finals

Michael Smith 6-1 James Wade
Gerwyn Price 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
Gary Anderson 6-5 Jonny Clayton
Peter Wright 6-4 Joe Cullen

Semi-Finals
Michael Smith 6-4 Gerwyn Price
Gary Anderson 6-3 Peter Wright

Final
Gary Anderson 6-4 Michael Smith

Night 7 – Rotterdam Ahoy
Thursday March 24
Quarter-Finals

Peter Wright v James Wade
Gary Anderson v Joe Cullen
Jonny Clayton v Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith