2018 Champions League of Darts

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2018 Paddy Power Champions League of Darts
Tournament information
Dates22–23 September 2018
VenueBrighton Centre
LocationBrighton
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund250,000
Winners share100,000
High checkout160 Scotland Gary Anderson
(Third group match)
Champion(s)
Scotland Gary Anderson
«2017 2019»

The 2018 Paddy Power Champions League of Darts[1] was the 3rd annual staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. It took place from 22–23 September 2018 at the Brighton Centre, Brighton.

The defending champion Mensur Suljović lost 4–11 against Gary Anderson in the semi-final; a rematch of the 2017 final.

Anderson went on to win his first Champions League title by defeating compatriot Peter Wright 11–4 in the final. It was Anderson's 8th major title.

Format[edit]

The eight qualifiers were split into two groups, playing each other once in a best of 19 legs match. The top two of each group then proceed 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 2018 World Matchplay qualified. Reigning champion Mensur Suljović was given a guaranteed place in the tournament, as he is the defending champion. As Suljović was also one of the top 7 players, the eighth ranked player also qualified.

  1. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Semi-finals)
  2. Scotland Peter Wright (Runner-up)
  3. England Rob Cross (Group stage)
  4. Scotland Gary Anderson (Winner)
  5. Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (Group stage)
  6. Austria Mensur Suljović (Semi-finals)
  7. Australia Simon Whitlock (Group stage)
  8. England Dave Chisnall (Group stage)

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

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 = Three-Dart average in group matches; Pts = Group Points

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semi-finals
(Best of 21 legs)
23 September
Final
(Best of 21 legs)
23 September
      
A1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (1) 100.89 9
B2 Scotland Peter Wright (2) 101.46 11
B2 Scotland Peter Wright (2) 93.85 4
A2 Scotland Gary Anderson (4) 101.47 11
B1 Austria Mensur Suljović (6) 92.01 4
A2 Scotland Gary Anderson (4) 102.26 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Dave. "Paddy Power Backs Champions League - Schedule Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Phillips, Josh. "2018 Paddy Power Champions League Day One". PDC. Retrieved 22 September 2018.