Whyte & MacKay Premier League Darts 2009
Thurs 5th March 2009
- Doors Open:
£30 Floor & £20 Tiered
THE world's best darts players will return to the Metro Radio Arena next March for the 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts.
The tournament has been a huge success in the past two years at the Metro Radio Arena, when almost 5,000 fans saw the likes of Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade.
The £400,000 tournament will return to Newcastle on Thursday March 5 next year for the fifth of 14 league nights held over three months around the UK.
The tournament, screened live on Sky Sports, will come to a conclusion with the play-offs on Monday May 25 at the Wembley Arena - coinciding with the Football League play-offs at the neighbouring Wembley Stadium over the same weekend.
"The Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts has grown to become the biggest indoor sporting event in the UK over the past four years," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
"Its development into a major arena spectacle has been nothing short of sensational - it's the ticket every sports fan in the UK wants!"
Phil Taylor claimed a fourth successive title in Cardiff in May 2008, and will be one of the eight competitors battling for the £125,000 first prize next year.
"The Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts is a massive tournament now and I love competing in it," said Taylor.
"It was amazing this year to play in front of such massive crowds every week - it was like a Cup Final wherever we went and I'm sure it will be brilliant again next year."
The eight competitors for the 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts will be confirmed in January, with the top six players from the PDC Order of Merit, following the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship joined by two Wildcard selections.
The 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts will also see the introduction of a Family Enclosure at each venue. Fans wishing to purchase tickets in this area should specify this when booking tickets.
Please note the following restrictions for this event:
§ No domestic Football colours must be worn at anytime, putting a jumper over the top of this will not suffice, it must be removed and replaced with another top
§ No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the premises
§ No Darts, real or pretend
§ No professional photography or video / recording equipment is allowed
§ No obscenities are to be written on the 180 cards, this should also include any football slogan.
§ 180 Cards are not allowed to be made into Paper aeroplanes.
§ No throwing of any object.
§ No flash photography whilst the players are in play.
§ No drunken or intoxicated behaviour.
§ No Mexican waves.
§ No removal of clothing (Displaying naked flesh).
§ No abusive language or behaviour to any PDC official or agent there of.
§ No Abusive or racial chanting.
§ No standing on tables and chairs.
§ No collection and building of plastic pint pot towers.
§ No whistling.
§ No shouting out during play.