Darts announcement! 2017 Betway Premier League opening in Newcastle

BETWAY PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS 2016
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BETWAY PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS 2016 ECHO ARENA,LIVERPOOL PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG PHIL TAYLOR V PETER WRIGHT PHIL TAYLOR ACTION

If you live up north and love darts, you’re in luck – Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena is hosting the opening night of the 2017 Betway Premier League on Thursday February 2 as the ten-player tournament, featuring the likes of Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and reigning champion Michael van Gerwen, commences.

The Betway Premier League sees ten stars competing across four months at arenas in the UK, Ireland and Netherlands in a bid to win the prestigious title, which was claimed for a second time by van Gerwen in 2016.

Further league nights in Exeter and Glasgow will follow before the Premier League returns to the Netherlands on March 16, with Rotterdam Ahoy having hosted a sell-out Premier League event earlier this year.

The Manchester Arena will then host the world’s top stars before Judgement Night on March 30 at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena will see the bottom two players eliminated from the event.

The remaining eight stars will then compete across the remaining six league nights, in Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Birmingham, Sheffield and Aberdeen, in a bid to win spots in the Play-Offs at The O2 in London on May 18.

The top four players from the PDC Order of Merit following the 2016/2017 World Championship will qualify by right for the Betway Premier League, alongside six Wildcard selections to be announced during January.

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