2017 Champions League of Darts

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2017 Unibet Champions League of Darts
Tournament information
Dates16–17 September 2017
VenueMotorpoint Arena Cardiff
LocationCardiff
Country Wales
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund250,000
Winners share100,000
High checkout170 England Adrian Lewis
(Group stage, second match)
Champion(s)
Austria Mensur Suljović
«2016 2018»

The 2017 Champions League of Darts, also known as the Unibet Champions League of Darts for sponsorship purposes, was the 2nd annual staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. It took place from 16–17 September 2017 at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wales.

Phil Taylor was the defending champion after winning the first edition of the tournament against Michael van Gerwen 11–5, but lost in the semi-finals to Gary Anderson.

Mensur Suljović won his first major title, beating Anderson 11–9 in the final after already defeating him in the group stage.

Format[edit]

The eight qualifiers were be split in two groups, playing each other one time in a best of 19-legs match. The top two of each group proceeded to the semi-finals. Both semi-finals and the final were a best of 21-legs match.

Prize Money[edit]

Stage Prize Money
Winner £100,000
Runner-up £50,000
Semi-finalists £25,000
Group Third £15,000
Group Fourth £10,000

Qualifiers[edit]

The top 7 players on the PDC Order of Merit following the 2017 World Matchplay qualified. Reigning champion Phil Taylor was given a guaranteed place in the tournament, as will each future winner of the tournament. As Taylor was also one of the Top 7 players, the eighth ranked player also qualified.[1][2]

  1. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Group stage)
  2. Scotland Gary Anderson (Runner-up)
  3. Scotland Peter Wright (Group stage)
  4. England Phil Taylor (Semi-finals)
  5. England Adrian Lewis (Group stage)
  6. England Dave Chisnall (Group stage)
  7. Austria Mensur Suljović (Winner)
  8. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Semi-finals)

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

[2][3]

All matches first-to-10 (best of 19 legs)

NB: P = Played; W = Won; L = Lost; LF = Legs For; LA = Legs Against; +/− = Plus/Minus Record, in relation to legs; Avg – 3-dart average; Pts = Points

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semi-finals
(Best of 21 legs)
17 September[6]
Final
(Best of 21 legs)
17 September[6]
      
A1 England Phil Taylor (4) 95.04 6
B2 Scotland Gary Anderson (2) 96.19 11
B2 Scotland Gary Anderson (2) 98.03 9
B1 Austria Mensur Suljović (7) 87.85 11
B1 Austria Mensur Suljović (7) 97.91 11
A2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (8) 95.19 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Dave (21 June 2017). "New BBC Deal For Unibet Champions League". PDC. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Allen, Dave. "Unibet Champions League Field Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ Allen, Dave (24 August 2017). "2017 Unibet Champions League Schedule". PDC. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d Allen, Dave (16 September 2017). "2017 Unibet Champions League Day One". PDC. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b Allen, Dave (17 September 2017). "2017 Unibet Champions League Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b Allen, Dave (17 September 2017). "Super Suljovic's Champions League Glory". PDC. Retrieved 17 September 2017.