Premier League Darts 2020: Postponed Rotterdam nights moved to September
Judgement Night moves to Sheffield on April 9, with Finals Night moving to Netherlands later this year.
By Paul Prenderville
Last Updated: 13/03/20 3:02pm
The PDC has announced a provisional rescheduled programme for the 2020 Premier League, with the Rotterdam double-header set to host the Play-Offs in September.
On Thursday it was announced that the Premier League nights scheduled for Rotterdam on March 25 and 26 at the Ahoy had been postponed due to regulations introduced in the Netherlands following the coronavirus pandemic.
Play continued with Night Six in Liverpool on Thursday evening and now the PDC has confirmed that the season will continue into September.
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Subject to no further changes being required to the schedule, the Rotterdam double-header will now take place on Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10. More significantly it will be the culmination of this year's competition.
It means the 16th night will take place on September 9, with the top four in the competition moving on to the following night when the Ahoy will host the rescheduled Play-Offs and the winner will be crowned.
The O2 remains in the schedule and will host Night 15 on May 21, the last round before the currently scheduled break until September when the competition is hoping to conclude in September.
As things stand the Premier League is due to continue with Night Seven in Newcastle next Thursday, before moving to Sheffield for Night Eight and Belfast for Night Nine and the conclusion of the opening phase.
One player will be relegated in Belfast and the remaining eight players will move on the second phase of the competition.
Given the fast-moving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule remains subject to change.
The Players Championship events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Barnsley are scheduled to go ahead as planned, while qualifiers took place on Friday for the yet-to-be-rearranged European Tour events that were postponed earlier in the week.
Premier League Darts 2020 - Rescheduled calender
|Night Seven, Thursday March 19||Utilita Arena, Newcastle|
|Night Eight, Thursday April 2||SSE Arena, Belfast|
|Judgement Night, Thursday April 9||FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield|
|Night Ten, Thursday April 16||The Manchester Arena|
|Night 11, Thursday April 23||Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin|
|Night 12, Thursday April 30||Arena Birmingham|
|Night 13, Thursday May 7||The SSE Hydro, Glasgow|
|Night 14, Thursday May 14||First Direct Arena, Leeds|
|Night 15, Thursday May 21||The O2, London|
|Night 16, Wednesday September 9||Rotterdam Ahoy|
|Play-Offs, Thursday September 10||Rotterdam Ahoy|
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