Luke Littler Set for Rematch with Luke Humphries in Premier League Opener

Teen prodigy Luke Littler is set for a rematch with Luke Humphries in the 2024 Premier League Darts opener, their first encounter since the World Championship final. Making their debuts in the tournament, both players join a competitive field for a shot at over £275,000 from the £1 million prize pool. The showdown in Cardiff on February 1 promises a thrilling start to the Premier League Darts season.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-01-23

Wade McElwain

5 minutes read

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World Championship Final Rematch

In a much-anticipated showdown, Luke Littler is gearing up to face Luke Humphries on the opening night of the 2024 Premier League Darts, marking their first encounter since the thrilling PDC World Darts Championship final at Alexandra Palace.


The riveting final earlier this month saw Humphries secure a 7-4 victory over the teenage darts sensation, clinching his inaugural world title. Now, the two players are set to renew their rivalry in Cardiff on Thursday, February 1, as the fixtures for the Premier League have been officially announced.

Debutants in the Spotlight

Both Littler and Humphries are making their debuts in the prestigious tournament, joining the ranks of notable players such as seven-time winner Michael van Gerwen. The eight-player field promises intense competition, with the potential for the winner to earn a substantial prize of over £275,000 from the £1 million tournament.

The Premier League Rundown

The Premier League Darts will be staged in various cities across six different countries, including England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Germany, Holland, and Ireland. The opening night in Wales will feature other exciting matchups, including Peter Wright versus Rob Cross, Gerwyn Price against Nathan Aspinall, and Michael van Gerwen facing off against Michael Smith.


The tournament format includes 16 mini-events, with each league night comprising quarterfinals, semi-finals, and a final over the best of 11 legs. The climactic playoff, scheduled for Thursday, May 23, at the O2 Arena in London, will involve the top four players in the table.

Littler’s Recent Triumphs and Nine-Dart Display

Fresh off his first pro title win at the Bahrain Darts Masters, where he defeated Michael van Gerwen in the final, the 17-year-old darts prodigy Luke Littler is riding high on confidence. Notably, Littler showcased his exceptional skills by hitting a nine-darter during his quarter-final victory over Nathan Aspinall.



Cardiff Awaits

Meanwhile, Humphries, whose 20-match winning streak was halted in the quarterfinals of the same tournament by Gerwyn Price, is determined to bounce back. Both Littler and Humphries are currently in World Series action at the Dutch Darts Masters in Den Bosch this week, setting the stage for an exciting rematch in the Premier League Darts opener. Darts enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the clash between these two formidable players as they vie for supremacy in the upcoming Premier League season.


Image credit: Professional Darts Corporation (PDC)

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