Fans in line for £100,000 windfall for a nine-darter at the 2019 Champions League

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 18 Feb 2019
The unique nine-dart bonus will be available in all four sessions (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

A staggering £100,000 will be split amongst the crowd if there is a nine-dart finish at the Champions League of Darts in Leicester this year.

Tournament sponsors Paddy Power have doubled the prize pot from 2018 with a unique twist which will see the fans benefit from a perfect leg.

The Champions League of Darts will be staged at the Morningside Arena in Leicester from October 19-20 and televised live on BBC Sport.

Featuring eight players competing across two days, the stars are split into two groups of four for the opening three sessions, before the top two players from each group progress to take part in the Semi-Finals and final.

The elite invitational is yet to witness a nine-darter since it was introduced to the PDC calendar in 2016 and has featured three different winners: Phil Taylor, Mensur Suljovic and Gary Anderson.

Reigning champion Anderson plus the next seven players on the PDC Order of Merit at the conclusion of the World Matchplay on July 28 will be invited to compete.

Each member of the crowd in attendance at the 3,000-capacity arena will receive a share of £100,000 should any player hit a nine-darter in that session.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: "We're excited to bring the Champions League of Darts to Leicester, a city famous for one of the most incredible sporting achievements in recent memory.

"This year we're hoping to make history ourselves by offering ticket holders a share of £100,000 in our nine-darter prize pot, believed to be the BIGGEST CROWD PRIZE IN WORLD SPORT!

"Alongside top-class sporting action, we'll be bringing never-seen-before experiences to darts fans in the Midlands."


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