Champions League of Darts 2019: 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 group draw, daily schedule, results and odds from the BBC-televised Champions League of Darts, which takes place at The Morningside Arena in Leicester from October 19-20.

Eight of the biggest names from the world of darts head to Leicester this weekend for the fourth staging of the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts, with Gary Anderson bidding to defend his title.

Here, you can follow the event unfold with the group draw, schedule and results while we also have player-by-player profiles and TV coverage guide.

Champions League of Darts 2019 tables & format

  • The four eight players are split into two groups of four players, with the top two progressing to the semi-finals.
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GROUP A

  1. Michael van Gerwen P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 Pts 0
  2. Michael Smith P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 Pts 0
  3. Gary Anderson P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 Pts 0
  4. James Wade P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 Pts 0

GROUP B

  1. Rob Cross P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 Pts 0
  2. Daryl Gurney P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 Pts 0
  3. Peter Wright P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 Pts 0
  4. Gerwyn Price P 0 W 0 L 0 LegDiff 0 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 Schedule

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Saturday October 19
Afternoon Session
Group Stage Matches (Best of 19 legs)
Live on BBC 1 from 1230 BST

  • Daryl Gurney v Peter Wright (Group B)
  • Rob Cross v Gerwyn Price (Group B)
  • Michael Smith v Gary Anderson (Group A)
  • Michael van Gerwen v James Wade (Group A)

Evening Session
Group Stage (Best of 19 legs)
Live on BBC 2 from 1830 BST

  • Afternoon session's winning players face each other, and losing players face each other.

Sunday October 20
Afternoon Session
Group Stage (Best of 19 legs)
Live on BBC 2 from 1230 BST

  • Four Group Stage matches

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

Semi-Finals

  • Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B (SF 1)
  • Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A (SF 2)

Final (best of 21 legs)

  • Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2

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

The odds are yet to be released but we can probably safely assume that Michael van Gerwen will be favourite to win this title for the first time having only reached the final once.

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
  • "This year Paddy Power are hoping to make history by offering ticket holders a share of £100,000 in the nine-darter prize pot, believed to be the biggest crowd prize in world sport!

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

Tickets for the Champions League of Darts are available now from the Morningside Arena Box Office via www.leicesterarena.co.uk or via pdc.seetickets.com . Table seats for both afternoon sessions are priced at £26, with the evening sessions at £31. The tiered seat tickets for the afternoon sessions are £21 and in the evening they are £26.

Champions League of Darts: Past Finals

Champions League: Player Profiles

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN

  • Nickname: Mighty Mike
  • Date of Birth: 25/04/1989
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Walk-on music: Seven Nation Army, White Stripes
  • Career highlights: 3x World Champion (2014, 2017, 2019), 2x World Matchplay champion (2015, 2016), 5x Premier League champion (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), 4x World Grand Prix champion (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018), 2x UK Open champion (2015, 2016), 3x Grand Slam of Darts champion (2015, 2016, 2017), 4x European champion (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), 5x Masters champion (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), 4x Players Championship Finals champion ( 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), 3x World Cup winner (2014, 2017, 2018) & over 80 other PDC titles!

PETER WRIGHT

  • Nickname: Snakebite
  • Date of Birth: 10/03/1970
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Walk-on music: Don't Stop The Party, Pitbull
  • Career highlights: UK Open champion (2017), World Championship runner-up (2014), Premier League runner-up (2017), World Matchplay runner-up (2017), 24 non-major PDC titles including Melbourne Darts Masters (2018) and German Darts Masters (2017, 2019). Fourth player to win 10 PDC tournaments in a calendar year (2017)

ROB CROSS

  • Nickname: Voltage
  • Date of Birth: 21/09/1990
  • Nationality: English
  • Walk-on music: Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
  • Career highlights: World champion (2018), World Matchplay champion (2019), Six other non-major PDC titles including Brisbane Darts Masters (2018)

GARY ANDERSON

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

DARYL GURNEY

  • Nickname: SuperChin
  • Date of Birth: 22/03/1986
  • Nationality: Northern Irish
  • Walk-on music: Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
  • Career highlights: World Grand Prix champion (2017), Players Championship Finals winner (2019) World Matchplay semi-finalist (2017), two non-televised PDC titles

GERWYN PRICE

  • Nickname: The Iceman
  • Date of Birth: 07/03/1985
  • Nationality: Welsh
  • Walk-on music: Vanilla Ice, Ice Ice Baby
  • Career highlights: Grand Slam of Darts champion (2018), Five non-televised PDC titles
  • This time last year? World ranked 12 and rated 125/1 having been a dismal failure in the Premier League and got thrashed 10-3 in the opening round here.

JAMES WADE

  • Nickname: The Machine
  • Date of Birth: 06/04/1983
  • Nationality: English
  • Walk-on music: The Boys Are Back In Town, Thin Lizzy
  • Career highlights: World Matchplay champion (2007), Premier League champion (2009), 2x World Grand Prix champion (2007, 2010), 2x UK Open champion (2008, 2011), European Championship winner (2018), World Series of Darts Finals champion (2019), Masters champion (2014), 20 non-televised PDC titles, runner-up in 11 televised majors

MICHAEL SMITH

  • Nickname: Bully Boy
  • Date of Birth: 18/09/1990
  • Nationality: English
  • Walk-on music: Shut Up & Dance, Walk The Moon
  • World Matchplay best: Last 16 x 3 (2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Career highlights: World Championship runner-up (2019), Premier League Darts runner-up (2018), World Youth champion (2013), winner of 10 non-major PDC titles including Shanghai Darts Masters (2018)

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