Permier league newcomer Mervyn King is thrilled to be participating in the competition, and is warning the other big name participants to look out, he has what it takes to win the title.
King saw a successful season end by reaching the semi final round of the PDC World Championship and the 6th spot in the PDC Order of Merit.
Kings spot in the Order of Merit gave him an automatic berth into the Premier League, which begins February 4th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
“It’s an exciting prospect and I’m looking forward to playing in the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts,” remarked King.
“It’s what I’ve been striving for over the last two years and I’ve finally made it.
“I hope I can improve as a player by playing in the tournament, and if I’m playing well then not even Phil Taylor will beat me.”
As other dart players already know, beating Taylor is something easier said than done, and fresh from grabbing his 14th world title and double header victories in Gibraltar, Taylor may be an unstoppable form.
Here is the Week One matchups:
James Wade v John Part
Jelle Klaasen v Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King v Wayne Mardle
Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor