Phil Taylor joins Modus’ A Night At The Darts for five live streamed matches on Thursday
16-time champion of the world Phil Taylor will make his competitive return on Thursday evening in order to take part of Modus’ A Night At The Darts.
Taylor, 59, who retired from the sport professionally following a World Championship final defeat to Rob Cross two years ago, will play five streamed matches from his living room in Stoke-on-Trent.
Modus launched their Icons of Darts Live League two weeks ago amid the darts calendar becoming decimated amid the coronavirus outbreak on both the exhibition and professional circuits.
Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, 2008 BDO world champion Mark Webster, former Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson and Andy Jenkins were included in the initial six participants.
Following the success of the the Icons of Darts Live League, Modus introduced a second league phase – A Night At The Darts – which similarly sees players compete from the comfort of their own homes to provide entertainment for fans during these tough times.
Taylor will commence his campaign against former BDO world champion Scott Mitchell, before facing last week’s Icons of Darts winner Jason Askew and three-time world champion Martin Adams – who is currently enjoying an eight-match unbeaten streak in the tournament.
‘The Power’ will also take on Monday’s table-topper and Russian World Cup of Darts representative Boris Koltsov and emerging Dutch talent Wessel Nijman – who has virtually dominated the initiative since it launched.
The matches will be played over a best of nine format, with Taylor’s results not counting towards the standings.
A Night At The Darts commences from 6pm on Thursday evening with coverage streamed live via Modus Darts on YouTube and various bookmakers’ websites.
MODUS A NIGHT AT THE DARTS
Thursday April 23
Phil Taylor v Scott Mitchell
Martin Adams v Wessel Nijman
Boris Koltsov v Jason Askew
Scott Mitchell v Martin Adams
Phil Taylor v Jason Askew
Boris Koltsov v Wessel Nijman
Phil Taylor v Martin Adams
Jason Askew v Scott Mitchell
Martin Adams v Boris Koltsov
Phil Taylor v Wessel Nijman
Scott Mitchell v Boris Koltsov
Phil Taylor v Boris Koltsov
Jason Askew v Wessel Nijman
Scott Mitchell v Wessel Nijman
Best of nine legs
BREAKING NEWS ??
The 16 times champion of the world @PhilTaylor will play live tomorrow night in the A Night At The Darts!
Phil will play all of the other 5 players over the best of 7. His first game will be against Scott Mitchell
— MODUSDarts.tv (@ModusDarts180) April 22, 2020
Really looking forward to this one.
And I've had a little practice boys.
— Phil Taylor (@PhilTaylor) April 22, 2020
(Photography: Chris Sargeant/Tip Top Pics)