Chris Dobey, Jonny Clayton, Nathan Aspinall, Dimitri Van den Bergh join Michael Smith, Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price as part of the eight-man Premier League line-up Follow the opening night in Belfast on Thursday 2 February – live on Sky Sports
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Masters champion Chris Dobey has continued his rise on the big darts scene by being included in this year’s Premier League line-up for the eight-man field alongside Dimitri Van den Bergh, Nathan Aspinall and Jonny Clayton.
‘Hollywood’ Dobey put on a brilliant performance to defeat former world champion Rob Cross 11-7 and claim his first televised title in Sunday’s Masters final.
The 32-year-old, who edged out last season’s Premier League runners-up Joe Cullen and fifth seed Luke Humphries to reach the last eight, continued his fine form to make history in Milton Keynes and he will now be his This year’s place is taken by a top-flight field for the Premier League, which begins in Belfast on Thursday.
Dobey will be joined by Belgian ace Van den Bergh, Aspinall, finalist at last year’s World Grand Prix and Grand Slam of Darts, and Clayton, the 2021 champion.
Michael van Gerwen
Dimitri Van den Bergh
New World #1 Michael Smith will be leading this year’s roadshow following his historic success at Alexandra Palace.
Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will be chasing a record-breaking seventh Premier League crown in 2023.
Peter Wright – the 2017 runners-up – faces his tenth consecutive Premier League appearance while becoming world champion in 2021 Gerwyn price completes the four automatic qualifiers based on their positions in the PDC Order of Merit.
Michael van Gerwen prevailed against Joe Cullen in a dramatic final and won his sixth Premier League title in Berlin
How does the Premier League work?
The Premier League will retain the same format it successfully introduced in 2022, with the eight players playing each night in a knockout format before the top four players from the last league table progress to the play-offs.
The new season begins on Thursday 2 February at the SSE Arena in Belfast, the first of 17 individual venues in the 2023 Premier League, which will be played on Thursday nights from February to May.
The iconic Belfast venue famously saw Price hit two nine-dart finishes on the same night in the 2022 Premier League and will now host the opening night for the first time, with league nights also set to take place in Cardiff, Glasgow and Dublin in February.
Live Premier League Darts
February 2, 2023 at 7:00 p.m
March begins in Exeter before Liverpool’s event at the M&S Bank Arena on March 9 to avoid collisions with the Eurovision Song Contest at the same arena, with events in Nottingham, Newcastle and Berlin capping a busy month.
Birmingham, Brighton, Rotterdam, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Aberdeen are all hosting events, with the top four players from the entire season qualifying for the play-offs at The O2 on 25 May.
Premier League Schedule 2023
|night 1||The SSE Arena, Belfast||February 2nd|
|night 2||Cardiff International Arena||February 9th|
|night 3||OVOHydro, Glasgow||February 16|
|night 4||3Arena, Dublin||February 23|
|night 5||West Point Exeter||2nd March|
|night 6||The Brighton Center||9th March|
|night 7||Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham||March 16th|
|night 8||Utilita Arena, Newcastle||March 23rd|
|night 9||Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin||March 30|
|night 10||Utilita Arena, Birmingham||April 6th|
|night 11||M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool||April 13th|
|night 12||Rotterdam Ahoy||20th of April|
|night 13||First Direct Arena, Leeds||April 27th|
|night 14||AO Arena, Manchester||May 4th|
|night 15||Utilita Arena, Sheffield||May 11th|
|night 16||P&J Live, Aberdeen||May 18th|
|playoffs||The O2,London||25. May|
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