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World Champion John Part Confirmed Place in Premier League

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John Parts victory in the PDC World Championshiop has also made him the 7th Player for the 2008 Whyte & Mackay Premier League.

This will be Part’s second appearance in the Premier League, his first in the inaugural year of the tournament in 2005. He will compete this year alongside Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Terry Jenkins, Peter Manley, and Adrian Lewis. The eighth and final player will go to a Sky Sports Wilcard who will be announced in mid January.


“I’m delighted to be playing in the 2008 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts,” said Part.

“I really enjoyed the Premier League three years ago and the tournament has obviously grown massively since.

“Obviously travelling back and forth from Canada is an extra obstacle for me, but I am determined to be successful.

“My plan obviously is to win, but initially the aim is to be in the top four and make the play-offs and take it from there.”

James Wade has earned his debut in the Premier League this year after moving up to third in the PDC Order of Merit, while Part took on 21-year-old qualifier Kirk Shepherd in the World Championship final.

He believes that standards within the PDC are now higher than ever.

“It’s not easy for anybody now,” said Part. “There’s a huge new generation of players doing really well and some of them are coming in and finding out it’s quite hard.

“Others have been around for a while, like Adrian Lewis and James, and you can’t argue how well they play, and there are others who are on the verge of getting some good results.

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