WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH TO KICK OFF 2009 WHYTE & MACKAY PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS

PHIL TAYLOR and Raymond van Barneveld will clash on the opening night of the 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts.

The rematch of the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship will be played at the Echo Arena Liverpool as the new Premier League Darts season begins on Thursday February 5.

Taylor, the defending Premier League Darts champion, claimed his 14th World Championship earlier in January with a 7-1 defeat of van Barneveld at Alexandra Palace.

“I can’t wait to get going again,” said Taylor. “It should be a real cracker because I love playing Raymond.

“He brings the best out in me and it’s a great way to begin the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts season.”

The first of 14 league nights will also see new world number two James Wade take on three-time World Champion John Part, while newcomer Jelle Klaasen faces Terry Jenkins in a battle of “The Matador” and “The Bull”.

Another Premier League debutant, Mervyn King, meets Wayne Mardle in the third game of the evening in Liverpool.

Taylor and van Barneveld will also meet in night eight at the NIA in Birmingham, while Taylor faces Wade in a repeat of the 2008 final in Belfast and Cardiff.

The first Premier League Darts visit to Edinburgh in week two will see Part meet van Barneveld, Mardle face Jenkins, Taylor meet Klaasen and Wade take on King.

Klaasen and Mardle, the two Wildcards for this year’s Premier League, face off in week three in Coventry in their first league meeting.

All nights of the 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts will be screened live on Sky Sports and also in High Definition.

League nights will begin at 7pm with the exception of Birmingham (6.30pm) and the play-offs at Wembley (6pm), and tickets are still available at all venues, with limited availability for some nights.

2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Fixtures
Week One
February 5 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
James Wade v John Part
Jelle Klaasen v Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King v Wayne Mardle
Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor
Tickets: 0844 8000 400

Week Two
February 12 – Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
John Part v Raymond van Barneveld
Wayne Mardle v Terry Jenkins
Phil Taylor v Jelle Klaasen
James Wade v Mervyn King
Tickets: 0870 231 0831

Week Three
February 19 – Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Terry Jenkins v Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld v James Wade
Mervyn King v John Part
Jelle Klaasen v Wayne Mardle
Tickets: 08444 121 747

Week Four
February 26 – Odyssey Arena, Belfast
John Part v Wayne Mardle
Mervyn King v Jelle Klaasen
James Wade v Phil Taylor
Terry Jenkins v Raymond van Barneveld
Tickets: 02890 739 074

Week Five
March 5 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Jelle Klaasen v James Wade
Phil Taylor v Mervyn King
Wayne Mardle v Raymond van Barneveld
John Part v Terry Jenkins
Tickets: 0844 493 6666

Week Six
March 12 – M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
Raymond van Barneveld v Mervyn King
Jelle Klaasen v John Part
Terry Jenkins v James Wade
Phil Taylor v Wayne Mardle
Tickets: 0844 847 8000

Week Seven
March 19 – Brighton Centre
Mervyn King v Terry Jenkins
Wayne Mardle v James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld v Jelle Klaasen
Phil Taylor v John Part
Tickets: 0844 847 1515

Week Eight
March 26 – N.I.A., Birmingham
Wayne Mardle v Mervyn King
Terry Jenkins v Jelle Klaasen
John Part v James Wade
Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
Please Note 6.30pm start for this event
Tickets: 0871 945 6000

Week Nine
April 2 – S.E.C.C., Glasgow
Raymond van Barneveld v John Part
Terry Jenkins v Wayne Mardle
Jelle Klaasen v Phil Taylor
Mervyn King v James Wade
Tickets: 0870 040 4000

Week Ten
April 9 – Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins
James Wade v Raymond van Barneveld
John Part v Mervyn King
Wayne Mardle v Jelle Klaasen
Tickets: 08705 321 321

Week 11
April 16 – Trent FM Arena, Nottingham
John Part v Jelle Klaasen
Mervyn King v Raymond van Barneveld
James Wade v Terry Jenkins
Wayne Mardle v Phil Taylor
Tickets: 08444 124 624

Week 12
April 23 – A.E.C.C., Aberdeen
Terry Jenkins v Mervyn King
James Wade v Wayne Mardle
Jelle Klaasen v Raymond van Barneveld
John Part v Phil Taylor
Tickets: 08444 779 000

Week 13
April 30 – Sheffield Arena
James Wade v Jelle Klaasen
Mervyn King v Phil Taylor
Raymond van Barneveld v Wayne Mardle
Terry Jenkins v John Part
Tickets: 0114 256 5656

Week 14
May 7 – C.I.A., Cardiff
Wayne Mardle v John Part
Jelle Klaasen v Mervyn King
Phil Taylor v James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins
Tickets: 02920 22 44 88

Play-Offs
May 25 – Wembley Arena
Tickets: 0870 060 0870

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7 Responses

  1. asymtotaliser

    COME ON PHIL “THE POWER” TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Joanna Wilson

    Jelle Klaasen is top Klaas! He is my favourite darts player ever! Come on ‘El Matador’.

  3. lee dempsey

    Barney Army !! hes top man !!!! come on barney !!!

  4. Gary "The Duke" Smith

    Phil Taylor vs Dennis Priestley will be incredible. I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

  5. Gary "The Duke" Smith

    Phil Taylor vs Dennis Priestley in Sheffield will be incredible. I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!