We were so buzzing after 2018’s Champions League of Darts we decided you can’t have too much bully in your life and are stepping back up to the oche in 2019.
Yes, we’re putting our own unique stamp on one of the most coveted titles in the darting calendar this weekend as we roll out the green carpet for the world’s top eight dartists!
Over two days of searingly intense tungsten twiddling we’ll see the good separated from the great as one player emerges as the 2019 Champions League of Darts champion.
It’s the one major title world champ Michael van Gerwen has never won, so get ready for some barnstorming board work from the mighty Dutchman as he aims to put that right. Standing in his path is title-holder Gary Anderson, world number 5 Michael Smith and a resurgent James Wade.
And that’s just Group A!
2019 World Matchplay winner Rob Cross, flamboyant 2018 finalist Peter Wright, Players Championship winner Daryl Gurney and everyone’s favourite on-stage wind-up merchant Gerwyn Price make up the other half of the draw and should provide some explosive darts on Saturday and Sunday.
There’s live TV coverage on the BBC all weekend, so you can take in the action at your leisure.
But that’s not all that’ll be going on this year.
We're giving £100,000 to the CROWD if there's a 9 Darter in the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts!
Shame nobody told the players…
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 21, 2019
Our nine-darter crowd prize is back too – and it’s even bigger and better than ever!
This year we’ve DOUBLED the cash on offer to all in attendance – that’s £100,000 on offer if any player hits a 180 over the weekend!
No pressure, lads.
And in the unlikely event the big prize doesn’t drop, there’s always the possible consolation of Challenge Barney – where fans get to take on the former World Champion Raymond van Barneveld and show off their arrers-throwing abilities.
Then there’s Daryl Gurney getting his head-shaved during the tournament – should make his darts more aerodynamic surely – a pop-up betting shop, loads of freebies, tonnes of fancy dress, (maybe) a few famous faces and plenty of great darts action!