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Champions League of Darts

Sat 22 Sep 2018 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
RUNNING TIMES: Afternoon Sessions' Doors 12pm | Evening Sessions' Doors 5:30pm

TOP-CLASS darts will return to The Brighton Centre in September following confirmation that the BBC-televised Champions League of Darts is to be hosted at the south coast venue.

The eight-player tournament sees two groups of four facing off across the opening three sessions, with a double session on Saturday September 22 followed by the afternoon session on Sunday September 23.

DAVE CHISNALL and Simon Whitlock have claimed the final two qualifying places for the 2018 Champions League of Darts ahead of September's tournament at The Brighton Centre, which will also see Sussex’s Rob Cross competing in his local event.

Heading into the World Matchplay, the pair were under pressure to keep their top eight places from the likes of Michael Smith, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld.

Former Grand Slam of Darts finalist Chisnall produced a stunning second round comeback against Smith to end his fellow-St Helens star's hopes of a Champions League return.

Australia's Whitlock will make his Champions League debut after seeing off Wade with a convincing victory in round two to confirm his spot on the South Coast.

The third staging of the Champions League of Darts will take place on September 22-23 in Brighton, with live television coverage on BBC Sport.

Reigning champion Mensur Suljovic will defend his title against his rivals in the world's top eight players, led by world number one Michael van Gerwen.

World Champion Cross, based in nearby Hastings, will make his Champions League debut, alongside Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney - the 2017 World Grand Prix champion.

Gary Anderson is bidding to add to the UK Open and World Matchplay titles he has won already this year, while colourful world number two Peter Wright completes the eight-player field.

Champions League of Darts Competitors

1 Michael van Gerwen “Mighty Mike” Two-time World Champion

2 Peter Wright “Snakebite” 2017 UK Open champion

3 Rob Cross “Voltage” 2018 World Champion

4 Gary Anderson “The Flying Scotsman” Two-time World Champion

5 Daryl Gurney “Superchin” 2017 World Grand Prix champion

6 Mensur Suljovic “The Gentle” 2017 Champions League of Darts winner

7 Simon Whitlock “The Wizard” 2012 European Championship winner

8 Dave Chisnall “Chizzy” 12-time ranking event winner

Doors 60 minutes before the session start times

Seating Only
U16s in family enclosure only
21 Mar 2018 at 10:00


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