Champions League of Darts heads to Brighton

The Brighton Centre has previously hosted Premier League Darts (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

The Brighton Centre will host the 2018 Champions League of Darts as the elite stars of the PDC return to the south coast.

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The Brighton Centre has been a popular calling point for the PDC since first staging the Premier League back in 2007 but was axed to make way for a night in Berlin earlier this season.

However, the sport's biggest names will return to the venue later in the year for the Champions League of Darts from September 22-23.

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.

The top two players from each group then progress to play off for the title on Sunday evening in the Semi-Finals and final.

The field of eight players for the 2018 Champions League will be confirmed at the end of July, with reigning champion Mensur Suljovic to be joined by the top seven non-qualified players from the PDC Order of Merit - set to include world number one Michael van Gerwen and new World Champion Rob Cross.

"The Champions League of Darts has become a hugely popular event since being introduced to the circuit two years ago," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

"The concept of the world's top eight players facing off over one weekend is one which works perfectly for BBC Sport, and we feel that The Brighton Centre is an ideal venue to host the Champions League of Darts.

"With the Premier League's growth seeing Brighton replaced on that circuit, we remained committed to taking a televised PDC event to the south coast and we're delighted for this to be this year's Champions League of Darts."

World Champion Cross, who hails from Sussex, will get the chance to step out on his "home" stage in the 2018 Champions League of Darts, while 2017 World Grand Prix winner Daryl Gurney is also set to make his debut in the event.

They are set to join reigning champion Suljovic, world number one Van Gerwen and Scottish duo Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, while the world's top eight also currently features Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock.


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