2013 McCoy’s Premier League Darts

The McCoy’s Premier League Darts will return to the NIA in Birmingham on Thursday April 25 2013 as part of the event’s three-month tour of the UK & Ireland.

The world’s leading eight players – led by reigning McCoy’s Premier League Darts champion Phil Taylor and current World Champion Adrian Lewis – will compete in the tournament, which is screened live on Sky Sports across 15 successive Thursday nights.

The 14-week league season, which sees players face each other twice, will begin on Thursday February 7 in Belfast, with the NIA welcoming the stars back to Birmingham on April 25 for the 12th league night.

This year’s visit to Birmingham saw a thrilling draw between Raymond van Barneveld and Gary Anderson as well as wins for Andy Hamilton, Kevin Painter and Phil Taylor, who went on to claim the title for a sixth time in May by defeating Simon Whitlock in the final.

“The McCoy’s Premier League Darts was the best-ever in 2012 and we’re already looking forward with excitement to next year’s tournament,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

“Not only did we celebrate two nine-dart finishes during the course of the event, but the players who achieved that feat, Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock, went on to contest a brilliant final in London. The race for Play-Off places also went right to the final night with seven of the eight players still in contention, which shows how keenly fought this prestigious title is.

“The McCoy’s Premier League Darts continues to get better and better each year, and next year’s event promises to be a memorable tournament.”

Full details of how to purchase tickets will be announced in due course at www.pdc.tv.

To find out more about the show, and for everything else that’s coming up at the NIA, visit www.thenia.co.uk.