The 2016 Betway Premier League Darts season gets under way tonight with the sport’s biggest names battling it out over 16 weeks to win the £200,000 top prize.
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In all over £700,000 is up for grabs in the Premier League Dart seasons, and the players will be keen to get off to a strong start on Thursday.
The opening night’s fixtures, taking place in Leeds, would have seen defending champion Gary Anderson take on Adrian Lewis.
The Scot however, has been ruled out with illness at Leeds tonight, telling the Official PDC website:
‘Im desperately disappointed that I can’t play in Leeds this evening but the truth is that I feel absolutely terrible and I would not have been able to get on stage,” said Anderson.
“I was really looking forward to tonight and to playing Adrian but I hope that the fans in Leeds can still enjoy a great night”
The two time World Champion is well backed as second favourite at 4/1
In addition, , viewers will get to see six-time winner Phil Taylor take on 2014 champion Raymond van Barneveld while 2013 winner and world number one Michael van Gerwen faces James Wade.
Van Gerwen will head into his clash with Wade full of confidence, after a stunning 2015 that saw him claim 18 trophies and the joint-title of PDC Player of the Year, alongside Anderson.
The Dutchman told the PDC:
I’m feeling really confident and I hope I can start well because it’s a big year. It will be a great game against James because he played well last weekend to make the semi-finals in Milton Keynes and I won the tournament.
“The crowd in Leeds are always fantastic so I hope we can give them an exciting match. I’m playing consistent darts and things are going well, but it’s a long season and you have to make sure you prepare for each week and for every game. I know what it’s like to win this tournament but I also know what it’s like to lose in the final so I need to make sure I’m sharp from the beginning to the end of the season.”
Predictably, Van Gerwen has been installed as favourite across the board with the Dutchman available to back to win at 5/4.
Michael Smith, a former World Youth Champion who sees his final-four finish at the Grand Slam of Darts and top-eight finish at the World Championship rewarded with a place in the competition, will make his debut in the league against World Championship finalist Peter Wright, while current World Grand Prix champion Robert Thornton takes on 2015 semi-finalist Dave Chisnall.
It should prove to be another night of scintillating arrows in front of a bumper crowd at the First Direct Arena.
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