Premier League Darts schedule and TV times: Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price and star Peter Wright | Darts News
Darts’ biggest party is back in 2023 as the Premier League showcase tour heads to a venue near you! ; the SSE Arena in Belfast will host the first of 17 individual venues from Thursday February 2, with the Play-Offs returning to London’s O2 on Thursday May 25
Last update: 01/30/23 4:50 p.m.
Full schedule and TV hours as Michael Smith takes Michael van Gerwen on a rehearsal of the World Darts Championship final on the opening night of this year’s Premier League.
This year’s tournament will see eight of the sport’s top stars compete in 16 mini-events over the course of the season, with each league night featuring quarter-finals, semi-finals and a best-11 stage final.
The Premier League season kicks off at the SSE Arena in Belfast, with the opening night quarter-finals featuring a blockbuster showdown between Smith and defending champion Van Gerwen.
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It will be the duo’s first meeting since their epic streak at Alexandra Palace on January 3, which saw Smith land a historic nine-dart en route to securing his first World Championship crown.
Two-time world champion Peter Wright takes on new Masters champion Chris Dobey, who celebrated his first televised triumph in Milton Keynes on Sunday night.
Gerwyn Price had TWO nine-dart finishes in one night in Belfast
Dimitri Van den Bergh marks his return to the Premier League with a clash against 2021 champion Jonny Clayton, while 2020 runner-up Nathan Aspinall plays Gerwyn Price – who landed two nine-darts in Belfast last year.
Night two will take place at the International Arena in Cardiff on February 9, with Price pitted against Dobey on his home return, while Clayton made his home return with a draw against Smith.
Wright will headline night three at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro when he takes on Van den Bergh, with six-time champion Van Gerwen taking on Aspinall in a repeat of October’s World Grand Prix Final.
The sport’s biggest roadshow will take place in Dublin’s 3Arena on Thursday February 23, as Smith and Wright lock horns in a rehearsal for the 2022 World Championship final.
Night Five at Exeter will then see a repeat of two 2022 televised finals, with Van Gerwen meeting Price in a repeat of July’s World Matchplay decider, before Aspinall and Smith face off in a rematch of the Grand’s showpiece November Slam.
Quarter-final matches for 14 of the 16 nights of the league phase are listed below in draw order, with night eight and night 16 matches to be determined by league standings before each night.
All matches will be a best of 11 match, with a £10,000 bonus offered to the winner of each night.
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2023 Premier League schedule
First night – Thursday February 2
The SSE Arena, Belfast
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs. Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith versus Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright vs. Chris Dobey
Nathan Aspinall vs. Gerwyn Price
Premier League Darts Live
February 2, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Second night – Thursday, February 9
Cardiff International Arena
Michael Smith vs. Jonny Clayton
Nathan Aspinall vs. Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price vs. Chris Dobey
Michael van Gerwen vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
Premier League Darts Live
February 9, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Third night – Thursday February 16
OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Nathan Aspinall vs. Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price vs. Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton vs. Chris Dobey
Fourth Night – Thursday, February 23
Michael Smith vs. Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jonny Clayton vs. Nathan Aspinall
Chris Dobey vs. Michael van Gerwen
Five nights – Thursday March 2
West Point Exeter
Michael van Gerwen vs. Gerwyn Price
Nathan Aspinall vs. Michael Smith
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs. Chris Dobey
Jonny Clayton vs. Peter Wright
Sixth night – Thursday, March 9
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Gerwyn Price vs. Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen vs. Jonny Clayton
Chris Dobey vs. Nathan Aspinall
Michael Smith vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
Seventh Night – Thursday, March 16
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs. Nathan Aspinall
Jonny Clayton vs. Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright vs. Michael van Gerwen
Chris Dobey vs Michael Smith
Eighth night – Thursday, March 23
Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Schedule based on league table after Night Seven
Night Nine – Thursday, March 30
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs. Michael Smith
Nathan Aspinall vs. Chris Dobey
Jonny Clayton vs. Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright vs. Gerwyn Price
Tenth Night – Thursday, April 6
Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Michael van Gerwen vs. Chris Dobey
Nathan Aspinall vs. Jonny Clayton
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs. Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright vs. Michael Smith
Night 11 – Thursday April 13
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs. Michael van Gerwen
Chris Dobey vs. Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright vs. Nathan Aspinall
Jonny Clayton vs. Michael Smith
Night 12 – Thursday April 20
Chris Dobey vs. Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith vs. Gerwyn Price
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs. Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen vs. Nathan Aspinall
Night 13 – Thursday April 27
First Direct Arena, Leeds
Michael Smith vs. Chris Dobey
Michael van Gerwen vs. Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price vs. Jonny Clayton
Nathan Aspinall vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
Night 14 – Thursday May 4
AO Arena, Manchester
Peter Wright vs. Jonny Clayton
Chris Dobey vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael Smith vs. Nathan Aspinall
Gerwyn Price vs. Michael van Gerwen
Night 15 – Thursday May 11
Utilita Arena, Sheffield
Gerwyn Price vs. Nathan Aspinall
Chris Dobey vs. Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen vs. Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton vs. Dimitri Van den Bergh
Night 16 – Thursday May 18
P&J Live, Aberdeen
Schedule based on the leaderboard after night 15
Play-Offs – Thursday May 25
The O2, London
Semi-finals and final