Premier League Darts Night 12 Report!

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Michael van Gerwen cut Phil Taylor’s lead at the top of the Premier League table to just two points after claiming maximum points from his double-header at the Bournemouth International Centre. Van Gerwen defeated Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis to confirm his qualification for finals night at the O2 Arena next month.

Van Gerwen kicked off the evening with a comprehensive victory against Peter Wright to inflict Snakebite’s second successive 7-2 loss. MvG averaged 103.38 and boasted 53% on the doubles, and despite Wright averaging 98, the Scot was unable to trouble the merciless Dutchman.

Van Gerwen faced Adrian Lewis in the evening’s final match and the world number one came through a scrappy tussle against Jackpot. Van Gerwen averaged a meagre 96.82 by his exceptionally high standards, but it was still enough to claim victory. Michael broke throw in the opening leg and then extended his advantage with a fine 124 checkout.

Lewis showed impressive resilience to reduce the arrears to 4-3, and he forced a last-leg decider after MvG squandered four darts to close out a 7-4 victory. Nevertheless, Jackpot was unable to salvage anything from the contest, as Van Gerwen secured his second win of the evening with a convincing 14-darter on his throw.

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Premier League Darts-Weeks 10-15 Fixtures Confirmed!

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The fixtures for the remainder of the 2016 Premier League have been announced as the battle for play-off places intensifies, and world number one Michael van Gerwen will face his arch nemesis Phil Taylor on home soil when the Premier League heads to Holland for the first time on May 12th.

Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena will host night 15 of this year’s competition, and five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld will hope to secure victory on home territory against Peter Wright.

After Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith were eliminated on Judgement Night in Cardiff, the remaining eight players will battle it out over the next six weeks to determine who will finish in the top-four and secure a spot at the O2 Arena for finals night on May 19th.

Each player will play twice on one league night within the next four weeks, before the final two league nights, at the Manchester Arena and the sell-out Premier League debut at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena, feature four games on each night before the cut-off for Play-Off places.

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