McCoy's Premier League Darts
Thursday 9th May 2013
- Doors Open:
Tables: £30.00 & £40.00, Tiered Seating: £20.00
The McCoy's Premier League Darts will return to Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Thursday May 9th 2013 as part of the event's three-month tour of the UK & Ireland.
A radical change has seen the field expanded from eight players to feature ten stars this year as they compete across 15 nights in the UK and Ireland's biggest arenas.
The ten players will face each other once over the opening nine weeks of the tournament, over the best of 12 legs, before the bottom two players in the league table are relegated following the ninth league night in Brighton.
The remaining eight players will then face each other again over the remaining five league nights - with the Metro Radio Arena hosting the crucial final round of league games before the top four progress to the Play-Offs.
Reigning McCoy's Premier League Darts champion Phil Taylor - who won the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship on New Years Day - will head the field of ten players, alongside 2009 winner James Wade and 2011 champion Gary Anderson.
They are joined by established Premier League stars Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld, while Andy Hamilton retains his place in the tournament following an impressive debut season in 2012.
World Grand Prix champion Michael van Gerwen, who has risen to fourth in the PDC Order of Merit following his run to the World Championship final, will make his McCoy's Premier League Darts debut this season alongside two other new faces, Wes Newton and Robert Thornton.
"This new format for the McCoy's Premier League Darts is going to take the tournament to a whole new level," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
"Fans across the UK and Ireland will experience spectacular matches on each night, and all ten players have earned their spots with their achievements over the last 12 months.
"This new format will mean incredible competition both to avoid relegation and then for Play-Off places before the ninth McCoy's Premier League champion is crowned in May."
The full listing of restrictions can be found at www.pdc.tv
• No football colours at any time, it must be removed & stored away, covering over will not suffice
• The venue has the right of admission, Spectators may be subject to random bag or person searches for safety and security reasons.
• Children under 16 should be accompanied by an appropriate adult.
• Please note the use of flash photography or video/image recording is not permitted.
• Spectators are respectfully requested to behave in an orderly manner at all times.
• Drunkenness will not be tolerated and perpetrators will be asked to leave the premises.
• No darts, real or pretend, no obscenities or football slogans are to be written on 180 cards
• No Mexican waves, no drunken or intoxicated behaviour, no displaying of naked flesh
• No abusive behaviour towards any staff, players, officials, no racial chanting, no standing on tables / chairs
• NO Balloons / inflatable’s, whistles, air horns, party poppers, spray string, snappits, weapons or items deemed to offensive
• Fancy Dress is allowed – but should be monitored for items that could be used as a weapon
• Session times are subject to change and the PDC will make every effort to give as much notice as possible should this be unavoidable.
• Please check with the Box Office or visit www.pdc.tv for any changes.
• The Broadcast may contain strobe lighting and smoke effects. Any person who may be adversely affected by such effects should take notice and take appropriate action.
• International colours are admissible as are rugby colours
• By attending an event, ticket holders consent to filming and sound recording of themselves as members of the audience. The PDC, event broadcaster or other third party may use such films and recordings (including any copies) without payment.