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Fixtures updated ahead of Premier League Darts return

Jamie Shaw in Premier League Darts 22 Jul 2020
The Premier League will return in August (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The fixtures for the next three nights of the 2020 Premier League Darts season have been confirmed as the event prepares to resume in August.

Six league nights had been held before the Covid-19 pandemic caused the suspension of all major sports events in mid-March.

The prestigious invitational tournament will return with six consecutive nights being held behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes from August 25-30, with the fixtures including those originally planned for the original Night Seven, Night Eight and Judgement Night.

The first three nights of action will see the final three Challengers – Chris Dobey, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Jermaine Wattimena – take to the stage, alongside the battle to avoid elimination on Judgement Night for the nine regular players.

Glen Durrant, the current league leader, will face World Champion Peter Wright as the stars return to action on Tuesday August 25.

Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will play Rob Cross, while third-placed Michael Smith meets two-time winner Gary Anderson and Nathan Aspinall faces Gerwyn Price in other Night Seven ties.

Daryl Gurney, who sits bottom of the league table with two points from his opening six games, meets Dobey as the Challenger returns to the Premier League stage for his one-off appearance on a night which could be pivotal for the Northern Irish ace.

Current top two Durrant and Van Gerwen will face off in a huge tie on Wednesday August 26, while Cross and Smith meet in a repeat of the 2019 World Matchplay final and Anderson takes on Price, Aspinall plays Gurney and Wright comes up against Dutch Contender De Zwaan.

Judgement Night on Thursday August 27 will see the bottom-placed player from the nine regular competitors eliminated, with Gurney meeting Wright, Cross playing Durrant and Price taking on Wattimena, the Dutchman who will be a Challenger.

Van Gerwen and Anderson will clash in an eagerly-awaited showdown, and Aspinall plays Smith in a repeat of the 2019 US Darts Masters final.

Following Judgement Night, fixtures will be confirmed as the remaining eight players prepare to meet for a second time over seven more league nights, with the top four players then progressing to the Play-Offs.


Premier League Darts 2020 Updated Schedule

Night Seven – Tuesday August 25

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Michael Smith v Gary Anderson
Michael van Gerwen v Rob Cross
Nathan Aspinall v Gerwyn Price
Chris Dobey (C) v Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright v Glen Durrant

Night Eight – Wednesday August 26

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Gary Anderson v Gerwyn Price
Nathan Aspinall v Daryl Gurney
Michael Smith v Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen v Glen Durrant
Peter Wright v Jeffrey de Zwaan (C)

Thursday August 27 – Judgement Night

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Glen Durrant v Rob Cross
Nathan Aspinall v Michael Smith
Peter Wright v Daryl Gurney
Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson
Jermaine Wattimena (C) v Gerwyn Price

Night Ten – Friday August 28

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Night 11 – Saturday August 29

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Night 12 – Sunday August 30

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Night 13 – Thursday September 17

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Night 14 – Thursday September 24

The Manchester Arena

Night 15 – Thursday October 1

The Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Night 16 – Thursday October 15

The FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield

Play-Offs – Thursday October 22

The O2, London