Paddy Power to sponsor 2018 Champions League of Darts

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 24 Aug 2018
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Mensur Suljovic is the defending champion (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Paddy Power have been confirmed as title sponsors of the 2018 Champions League of Darts.

The Brighton Centre will host the elite invitational which features the world's top eight players initially facing off in a round-robin format for the right to reach the knock-out stages.

The tournament runs from September 22-23 and features a total prize fund of £250,000 as Mensur Suljovic aims to successfully defend his title.

Leading bookmaker Paddy Power will return to darts sponsorship for the first time in 15 years, having previously sponsored the World Grand Prix from 2001-2003. 

Fans attending the event will get the chance to throw darts against five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld and have their scores called by legendary referee Russ Bray.

In addition, should there be a nine-dart finish during the main event a £50,000 prize will be shared amongst the crowd, and fans will get the opportunity to sit in the "best seat in the house" - including free food and drink.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: "You may have seen the darts before, but you've never seen Paddy Power do the darts!

"We're taking on the three-year sponsorship of the tournament in Brighton, and fans can expect the usual drama of the arrows alongside world-first darts experiences."

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: "We're delighted to welcome Paddy Power back into darts as title sponsors for the Champions League of Darts.

"They're just as excited as we are about the Champions League - an innovative tournament with an innovative sponsor, and the two days in Brighton should be fantastic both on and off the oche!"

Paddy Power Champions League of Darts Outrights

Michael van Gerwen 4/5
Gary Anderson 4/1
Rob Cross 7/1
Peter Wright 15/2
Mensur Suljovic 10/1
Dave Chisnall 25/1
Daryl Gurney 33/1 
Simon Whitlock 33/1

Champions League of Darts Group Odds

Group A - To qualify for semi-finals

Michael van Gerwen 1/9
Gary Anderson 1/3
Dave Chisnall 3/1
Daryl Gurney 10/3

Group A Winner

Michael van Gerwen 3/10
Gary Anderson 5/2
Dave Chisnall 25/1
Daryl Gurney 33/1

Group B - To qualify for Semi-Finals

Rob Cross 1/2
Peter Wright 4/7
Mensur Suljovic 4/6
Simon Whitlock 10/3

Group B Winner

Rob Cross 7/4
Peter Wright 2/1
Mensur Suljovic 5/2
Simon Whitlock 13/2

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