The Premier League Darts tournament is one of the most eagerly anticipated events held by the PDC on the professional darts calendar.
Since its launch in 2005, the tournament has undergone several changes, but the 2022 season saw its most significant changes yet. With a revamped format and a fresh approach, the Premier League Darts is gearing up for an exciting new chapter in its history.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the changes to the tournament and explore what they mean for fans, players, and the future of the tournament.
The New 2022 Premier League Darts Format
The Premier League Darts competition underwent a significant change in format in 2022, with an eight-player knockout bracket used instead of the previous round-robin format.
Each night, seven matches are played over the best-of-11 legs, with players guaranteed to meet each other once in the quarter-finals throughout the first seven weeks and once in the quarter-finals in weeks 9 to 15. Weeks 8 and 16 were drawn based on the league standings at that point.
Players receive two points per semi-final finish, three points per runner-up finish, and five points per final win. The top four players in the league table go on to contest the two knockout semi-finals, with 1st playing 4th and 2nd playing 3rd.
Although players are guaranteed to meet each other only twice in the quarter-finals on regular nights, certain players are drawn onto the same semi-final branch more often than others.
Where Is The Premier League Darts Held?
The 2022 Premier League Darts competition was held across 17 venues in the UK and Ireland and two venues in Europe, including Rotterdam and Berlin.
When Does The Premier League Darts Take Place?
The Premier League Darts takes place from the first week in February to late May or early July.
The matches are played on a weekly basis over 16 events, beginning with the league stage and ending with the play off rounds.
2022 Premier League Darts Prize Money
The 2022 Premier League Darts prize money was a total of £1,000,000 which is divided up between the 8 competitors. This is up from £855,000 in 2021.
Each winner across the 16 nights also receives a £10,000 bonus prize.
|Semi Finalists (x2)||£85,000|
|Weekly Winner Bonus (x16)||£10,000|