Last week, the Premier League Darts competition got back underway with six consecutive nights of action which took us to the end of the first phase of the competition, through Judgement Night on Week Nine and then across the first three rounds of games in the second phase of competition, with the eight remaining players in action.

It was an amazing six days of darts with a former World Champion knocked out of the tournament, a nine-dart finish and some stellar performances by players, as well as some of the more fancied players in the tournament struggling a little for form.

The great news is that there is still lots of great darts to come this week too as we continue our way through the second phase of the tournament starting on Wednesday night and running through until Saturday September 5th. The eight remaining players will play four consecutive nights of darts to decide which four of the eight remaining players will make it through to the Playoffs, which will be held on Thursday 22nd October at the 02 in London. If you love a flutter on the darts and want to enjoy a bet then the place to start is with the bet365 New Player Bonus.

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Let’s now take a look at how Phase 1 of the Premier League of Darts ended with a surprise elimination for a relatively recent World Champion.

Premier League Darts – Round Up of Phase 1 & Judgement Night

Each of the nine players had three rounds of fixtures to complete in the first phase of the PDC Premier League last week and after those three games, it was 2019 World Champion Rob Cross who was eliminated from the event. Cross lost all three of his final matches allowing Daryl Gurney, who won two of his last three, to leapfrog the Englishman into 8th in the table to remain in the tournament.

Gurney apart, just five points separated Michael Smith in 7th from Glen Durrant at the top of the table. The former BDO Champion finished two points clear of Peter Wright in second to win the opening phase of the tournament, with Nathan Aspinall a very creditable third and Michael van Gerwen a disappointing, by his lofty standards, fourth.

Gary Anderson, Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith along with Gurney made it into the second phase of the tournament, which began the following night.

Judgement Night Table

  1. Glen Durrant – 14 points (+18)
  2. Peter Wright – 12 points (+10)
  3. Nathan Aspinall – 11 points (+5)
  4. Michael van Gerwen – 10 points (+6)
  5. Gary Anderson – 10 points (0)
  6. Gerwyn Price – 9 points (+10)
  7. Michael Smith – 9 points (+2)
  8. Daryl Gurney – 6 points (-8)
  9. Rob Cross – 5 points (-14) ELIMINATED

Second Phase Round Up

Night 10

  • Glen Durrant 8-4 Gerwyn Price
  • Peter Wrigt 5-8 Gary Anderson
  • Nathan Aspinall 6-8 Michael van Gerwen
  • Michael Smith 8-3 Daryl Gurney

Night 11

  • Daryl Gurney 8-6 Peter Wright
  • Michael Smith 6-8 Nathan Aspinall
  • Gary Anderson 7-7 Glen Durrant
  • Michael van Gerwen 4-8 Gerwyn Price

Night 12

  • Gary Anderson 8-6 Nathan Aspinall
  • Gerwyn Price 8-6 Peter Wright
  • Michael van Gerwen 8-5 Michael Smith
  • Glen Durrant 8-3 Daryl Gurney

Current Table (Ahead of Night 13)

  1. Glen Durrant – 19 Points (+27)
  2. Gary Anderson – 15 Points (+5)
  3. Michael van Gerwen – 14 Points (+7)
  4. Gerwyn Price – 13 Points (+12)
  5. Nathan Aspinall – 13 Points (+3)
  6. Peter Wright – 12 Points (+3)
  7. Michael Smith – 11 Points (+2)
  8. Daryl Gurney – 8 Points (-16)

Glen Durrant needs just one more point to be mathematically assured of a place in the playoffs, but in truth it would take a crazy set of results and a huge swing in legs to stop Durrant progressing. The remainng spots are much more open, and it will be the three players who can hold form out of Anderson, van Gerwen, Price, Aspinall, Wright and Smith that progresses with Durrant. Gurney is not mathematically out of it as yet, but he would need a miracle to progress to the next stage.

Peter Wright notched a nine-dart leg in his defeat to Daryl Gurney on Night 11 and he had only missed double 12 the night before to achieve a second one.

Matchday 13 Fixtures and Tips

  • Glen Durrant (6/5) v Michael Smith (13/8) – 7/2 the draw
  • Daryl Gurney (11/5) v Gary Anderson (5/6) – 15/4 the draw
  • Peter Wright (13/8) v Michael van Gerwen (6/5) – 7/2 the draw
  • Gerwyn Price (6/5) v Nathan Aspinall (8/5) – 7/2 the draw

The first game of the night should be a cracker but I would back the in form Glen Durrant to pick the the win he needs to ensure progress into the playoffs against a Michael Smith who has lost his last two games and has dropped out of the reckoning in the top four as a result.

The second game is also an easy pick with the in-form Gary Anderson the obvious selection against Daryl Gurney, while in the third game, this should be a cracker between the top two players in the world today and I fancy the draw at 7/2 in this one.

Lastly, I’d back Gerwyn Price’s surge in form to be the catalyst for another win for the Welshman here against Nathan Aspinall in what is likely the most crucial game of the night in terms of the playoff picture.