Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall have been eliminated from this season’s Betway Premier League as the field was narrowed down to eight at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
Following a night where the crowd was witness to an enthralling 6-6 draw between Michael Van Gerwen and Raymond Van Barneveld, the League now has an outright leader in Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor.
The sixteen-time World Champion ensured Smith’s fate with a 7-5 victory, finished off in impressive fashion with a 124 checkout ending on the bull.
Meanwhile Peter Wright’s 7-5 win over Chisnall would confirm the night’s two eliminations with Robert Thornton just scraping through to the next round despite a 7-4 loss to Adrian Lewis.
After nine-rounds, the top four is separated by just two points with Taylor holding a one-point advantage over both Van Gerwen and Anderson while Lewis sits another point back.
The Premier League next heads to Sheffield on April 7, featuring a headline match-up between the competition leader and the current World Champion.
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