Champions League of Darts 2018: Draw, schedule, betting odds, results & live BBC TV coverage details

Gary Anderson and Peter Wright after the Champions League of Darts final (Picture: Lawrence Lustig)
Gary Anderson and Peter Wright after the Champions League of Darts final (Picture: Lawrence Lustig)

The full results from the BBC-televised Champions League of Darts, which took place at The Brighton Centre on September 22-23.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL RECAP FROM DAY TWO OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF DARTS

Eight of the biggest names from the world of darts headed to Brighton on September 22-23 for the third staging of the Champions League of Darts, with last year's shock winner Mensur Suljovic bidding to defend his title.

The veteran Austrian defied pre-tournament odds of 40/1 last year to claim his first major televised title but could he repeat the magic this year or would the likes of Gary Anderson, Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross or Peter Wright win it for the first time?

Here, you can look back on how the tournament unfolded with all the results while there is links to each day's blog where you'll find video interviews, match highlights and statistics.

Champions League of Darts tables & format

  • The four eight players will be split into two groups of four players, with the top two progressing to the semi-finals.
  • Scroll down for results

GROUP A

  1. Michael van Gerwen P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +10 Pts 4
  2. Gary Anderson P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +6 Pts 4
  3. Daryl Gurney P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +2 Pts 4
  4. Dave Chisnall P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -18 Pts 0

GROUP B

  1. Mensur Suljovic P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +14 Pts 6
  2. Peter Wright P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +7 Pts 4
  3. Rob Cross P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -7 Pts 2
  4. Simon Whitlock P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -14 Pts 0

Group Format

  • The players will play each other once, in best-of-19 legs play matches, with two points for a win. The two players who win their opening group games will play each other on Saturday evening, with the two losing players facing each other. The remaining games take place on Sunday afternoon.
  • The top two in each group will go through to the semi-final. If players are equal on points then leg difference comes into play. If still level then it goes on head-to-head record. If three players are tied for Points and Leg Difference, then a nine‐dart shoot‐out will be played between the players on stage to determine placings.
  • The group winners will play the runners-up of the other group over 21 legs, with the two semi-final winners then meeting with the trophy and a cheque of £100,000 on the line. That too will be played over 21 legs.

Champions League of Darts: Daily Results

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Saturday September 22
Afternoon Session
Group Stage Matches (Best of 19 legs)
Live on BBC 1 from 1315-1630 BST

  • Rob Cross 8-10 Mensur Suljovic (B)
  • Peter Wright 10-7 Simon Whitlock (B)
  • Gary Anderson 8-10 Daryl Gurney (A)
  • Michael van Gerwen 10-2 Dave Chisnall (A)

Evening Session
Group Stage (Best of 19 legs)
Live on BBC 2 from 1845-2215 BST

  • Rob Cross 10-8 Simon Whitlock (B)
  • Peter Wright 7-10 Mensur Suljovic (B)
  • Gary Anderson 10-3 Dave Chisnall (A)
  • Michael van Gerwen 10-7 Daryl Gurney (A)

CLICK HERE FOR DAY ONE REVIEW, VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS, INTERVIEWS & STATS

Sunday September 25
Afternoon Session
Group Stage (Best of 19 legs)
Live on BBC 2 from 1315-1630 BST

  • Mensur Suljovic 10-1 Simon Whitlock (B)
  • Peter Wright 10-3 Rob Cross (B)
  • Daryl Gurney 10-7 Dave Chisnall (A)
  • Michael van Gerwen 9-10 Gary Anderson (A)

Evening Session
Knockout Stages (Best of 21 legs)
Live on BBC 2 from 1830-2200 BST

Semi-Finals

  • Mensur Suljovic 4-11 Gary Anderson (SF 1)
  • Michael van Gerwen 9-11 Peter Wright (SF 2)

Final (best of 21 legs)

  • Peter Wright 4-11 Gary Anderson

CLICK HERE FOR DAY TWO REVIEW, VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS, INTERVIEWS & STATS

What channel is the Champions League of Darts on and when can I watch it?

Well, as previously mentioned, this is only time you can see the PDC's top stars in action on BBC Sport. The opening four group games on Saturday afternoon will be on BBC One but the other sessions will be on BBC Two. The times of each sessions are listed in the schedule section above. (These details are subject to change)

Champions League of Darts: Sky Bet odds

Michael van Gerwen is favourite to win this title for the first time having been knocked out in last year's group stages and losing the final in 2016. Every player has been Price Boosted by Sky Bet to lift the trophy while there's a range of other bets to check out.

To win the Champions League of Darts

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  • Michael van Gerwen 10/11 from 8/11
  • Gary Anderson 9/2 from 7/2
  • Rob Cross 6/1 from 5/1
  • Peter Wright 8/1 from 7/1
  • Mensur Suljovic 12/1 from 10/1
  • Dave Chisnall 33/1 from 28/1
  • Daryl Gurney 40/1 from 33/1
  • Simon Whitlock 66/1 from 50/1

Group A winner

  • Michael van Gerwen 2/5
  • Gary Anderson 5/2
  • Daryl Gurney 18/1
  • Dave Chisnall 18/1

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Group B winner

  • Rob Cross 6/4
  • Peter Wright 9/4
  • Mensur Suljovic 5/2
  • Simon Whitlock 8/1

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Champions League of Darts Prize Fund

  • Winner: £100,000
  • Runner-Up: £50,000
  • Semi-Finalists: £25,000
  • Third In Group: £15,000
  • Fourth In Group: £10,000
  • Total: £250,000

How do I buy tickets for the Champions League of Darts?

Tickets for the Champions League of Darts are available now from the Brighton Centre Box Office via www.brightoncentre.co.uk or by calling 0844 847 1515 (calls cost 7pm plus your phone company's access charge). Accessible tickets via 01273 292 695.

Champions League of Darts: Past Finals

2016: Phil Taylor 11-5 Michael van Gerwen

2017: Mensur Suljovic 11-9 Gary Anderson

Champions League of Darts: Player Profiles

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN

  • Nickname: Mighty Mike
  • Date of Birth: 25/04/1989
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • World Ranking: 1
  • Walk-on music: Seven Nation Army, White Stripes
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted): 10/11
  • Career highlights: 2x World Champion (2014 & 2017), 2x World Matchplay champion (2015, 2016), 4x Premier League champion (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018), 3x World Grand Prix champion (2012, 2014, 2016), 2x UK Open champion (2015, 2016), 3x Grand Slam of Darts champion (2015, 2016, 2017), 4x European champion (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), 4x Masters champion (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), 4x Players Championship Finals champion ( 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), 3x World Cup winner (2014, 2017, 2018) & over 60 other PDC titles!

PETER WRIGHT

  • Nickname: Snakebite
  • Date of Birth: 10/03/1970
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • World Ranking: 2
  • Walk-on music: Don't Stop The Party, Pitbull
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted): 8/1
  • Career highlights: UK Open champion (2017), World Championship runner-up (2014), Premier League runner-up (2017), World Matchplay runner-up (2017) 18 non-televised PDC titles and four more televised final appearances. Fourth player to win 10 PDC tournaments in a calendar year (2017)

ROB CROSS

  • Nickname: Voltage
  • Date of Birth: 21/09/1990
  • Nationality: English
  • World Ranking: 3
  • Walk-on music: Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted): 6/1
  • Career highlights: World champion (2018), Five non-televised PDC titles

GARY ANDERSON

  • Nickname: The Flying Scotsman
  • Date of Birth: 22/12/1970
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • World Ranking: 4
  • Walk-on music: Jump Around, House of Pain
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted): 9/2
  • Career highlights: 2x World Champion (2015, 2016), 2x Premier League champion (2011, 2015), 1x World Matchplay champion (2018), UK Open champion (2018), Players Championship Finals champion (2014), over 30 other PDC titles, runner-up in 10 other major finals including the World Championship, UK Open, World Grand Prix & Champions League of Darts

DARYL GURNEY

  • Nickname: SuperChin
  • Date of Birth: 22/03/1986
  • Nationality: Northern Irish
  • World Ranking: 5
  • Walk-on music: Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted): 40/1
  • Career highlights: World Grand Prix champion (2018), World Matchplay semi-finalist (2017), winner of one non-televised PDC title

MENSUR SULJOVIC

  • Nickname: The Gentle
  • Date of Birth: 05/03/1972
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • World Ranking: 6
  • Walk-on music: Simply The Best, Tina Turner
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted):
  • Career highlights: Champions League of Darts champion (2017), winner of five non-televised PDC titles

SIMON WHITLOCK

  • Nickname: The Wizard
  • Date of Birth: 03/03/1969
  • Nationality: Australian
  • World Ranking: 7
  • Walk-on music: Down Under, Men at Work
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted): 66/1
  • Career highlights: European champion (2012), World Championship runner-up (2010), Premier League runner-up (2012), winner of 16 non-televised TV titles

DAVE CHISNALL

  • Nickname: Chizzy
  • Date of Birth: 12/09/1980
  • Nationality: English
  • World Ranking: 8
  • Walk-on music: Dizzy, Vic Reeves & Wonderstuff
  • Sky Bet odds (Price Boosted): 33/1
  • Career highlights: World Grand Prix runner-up (2013), Grand Slam of Darts runner-up (2014), Masters runner-up (2016), Players Championship Finals runner-up (2016), winner of 12 non-televised PDC titles

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