|Championship League Darts|
|Dates||September 24–October 24|
|Venue||Crondon Park Golf Club|
|Nine-dart finish|| Phil Taylor|
Michael van Gerwen
The 2013 Championship League Darts was the sixth and last edition of a darts competition — the Championship League Darts. The competition was organised and held by the Professional Darts Corporation, with the 2013 edition having a prize fund over £200,000.
The format of the tournament is similar to the Premier League Darts tournament, also organized by the PDC, except it is contested by a larger pool of players who are split up into a number of groups. Phil Taylor was the defending champion and won his fourth Championship League title with a 6–3 defeat over Michael van Gerwen in the final.
The first group consists of the top eight players from the PDC Order of Merit. These eight players will play each other over the course of a day, receiving two points for each win. All matches were contested over a maximum of 11 legs with a player winning the match on reaching six legs. After all players play each other, the four players with the most points will progress to the semi-finals with the winners of those matches progressing into the final.
The winner of the final advances to the winners group which will take place at the end of the competition. The runner-up, losing semi-finalists and the players finishing fifth and sixth move into group two, where they will be joined by the next three players in the Order of Merit. The format of the second group was the same as the first group with players moving into the third group. In total there are eight groups before the final group takes place.
This format ensures that all players who do not win the group or finish in the last two positions have another chance to qualify for the winners group.
The Championship League Darts awards prize money per leg won, as well as to the eventual winner, runner-up and semi-finalists of the entire tournament.
The amount of prize money awarded per leg won is:
|Stage||Match||Prize Money |
per leg won
|Group stage||Group matches||£50|
|Group stage||Semi-finals & final||£100|
|Winners group||Group matches||£100|
|Winners group||Semi-finals & final||£200|
The amount of prize money awarded to the winner, runner-up and semi-finalists of the tournament is:
The tournament takes place over nine days throughout September and October 2013. One group is played on each day. The dates are as follows:
- Group 1 – Tuesday, September 24
- Group 2 – Wednesday, September 25
- Group 3 – Thursday, September 26
- Group 4 – Tuesday, October 15
- Group 5 – Wednesday, October 16
- Group 6 – Thursday, October 17
- Group 7 – Tuesday, October 22
- Group 8 – Wednesday, October 23
- Winners Group – Thursday, October 24
The tournament takes place at the Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex.
- Phil Taylor (1)
- Michael van Gerwen (2)
- Andy Hamilton (6)
- Wes Newton (8)
- Kim Huybrechts (15)
- Terry Jenkins (16)
- Ian White (23)
- Richie Burnett (25)
|1||Phil Taylor||5–6||6–5||6–2||4–6||6–2||6–3||6–4||10, 39–28|
|2||Adrian Lewis||6–5||6–3||6–5||4–6||6–4||6–1||4–6||10, 38–30|
|3||Dave Chisnall||5–6||3–6||3–6||6–0||6–2||6–4||6–1||8, 35–25|
|4||Wes Newton||2–6||5–6||6–3||6–5||2–6||6–4||6–4||8, 33–34|
|5||Andy Hamilton||6–4||6–4||0–6||5–6||4–6||6–4||6–4||8, 33–34|
|6||Michael van Gerwen||2–6||4–6||2���6||6–2||6–4||6–5||6–4||8, 32–33|
|7||Simon Whitlock||3–6||1–6||4–6||4–6||4–6||5–6||6–1||2, 27–37|
|8||James Wade||4–6||6–4||1–6||4–6||4–6||4–6||1–6||2, 24–40|
|1||Dave Chisnall||5–6||6–3||6–4||5–6||6–2||6–4||6–1||10, 40–26|
|2||Andy Hamilton||6–5||2–6||6–4||6–2||6–2||3–6||6–5||10, 35–30|
|3||Adrian Lewis||3–6||6–2||6–4||1–6||6–4||6–5||6–2||10, 34–29|
|4||Michael van Gerwen||4–6||4–6||4–6||6–1||6–2||6–5||6–1||8, 36–27|
|5||Kevin Painter||6–5||2–6||6–1||1–6||4–6||6–5||6–5||8, 31–34|
|6||Wes Newton||2–6||2–6||4–6||2–6||6–4||6–4||6–5||6, 28–37|
|7||Robert Thornton||4–6||6–3||5–6||5–6||5–6||4 C�6||6–3||4, 35–36|
|8||Justin Pipe||1–6||5–6||2–6||1–6||5–6||5–6||3–6||0, 22–42|
|4||Michael van Gerwen||6|
|4||Michael van Gerwen||5|
|1||Michael van Gerwen||4–6||6–3||6–1||6–0||6–1||6–5||6–2||12, 40–18|
|2||Kim Huybrechts||6–4||2–6||6–5||6–4||6–2||6–4||6–3||12, 38–28|
|3||Wes Newton||3–6||6–2||6–4||3–6||5–6||6–4||6–5||8, 35–33|
|4||Dave Chisnall||1–6||5–6||4–6||1–6||6–1||6–2||6–1||6, 29–28|
|5||Mervyn King||0–6||4–6||6–3||6–1||6–4||5–6||6–5||6, 31–33|
|6||Kevin Painter||1–6||2–6||6–5||1–6||6–4||6–4||1–6||6, 23–37|
|7||Brendan Dolan||5–6||4–6||4–6||2–6||6–5||4–6||6–4||4, 31–39|
|8||Adrian Lewis||2–6||3–6||5–6||1–6||5–6||6–1||4–6||2, 26–37|
|1||Michael van Gerwen||4|
|1||Terry Jenkins||6–4||3–6||6–3||6–3||6–1||6–2||6–4||12, 39–23|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||4–6||6–5||6–4||6–3||5–6||6–0||6–5||10, 39–29|
|3||Peter Wright||6–3||5–6||6–5||6–1||3–6||6–3||5–6||8, 37–30|
|4||Gary Anderson||3–6||4–6||5–6||5–6||6–4||6–5||6–4||6, 35–37|
|5||Kim Huybrechts||3–6||3–6||1–6||6–5||6–1||5–6||6–2||6, 30–32|
|6||Mervyn King||1–6||6–5||6–3||4–6||1–6||6–4||2–6||6, 26–36|
|7||Dave Chisnall||2–6||0–6||3–6||5–6||6–5||4–6||6–0||4, 26–35|
|8||Kevin Painter||4–6||5–6||6–5||4–6||2–6||6–2||0–6||4, 27–37|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||5|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||6|
|1||Peter Wright||6–4||6–3||6–2||6–4||6–2||6–5||5–6||12, 41–26|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||4–6||6–4||5–6||6–3||6–2||6–3||6–2||10, 39–26|
|3||Mervyn King||3–6||4–6||6–4||6–4||6–5||5–6||6–1||8, 36–32|
|4||Gary Anderson||2–6||6–5||4���6||6–5||6–5||6–4||2–6||8, 32–37|
|5||Kim Huybrechts||4–6||3–6||4–6||5–6||6–3||6–2||6–3||6, 34–32|
|6||Paul Nicholson||2–6||2–6||5–6||5–6||3–6||6–1||6–2||4, 29–33|
|7||Mark Webster||5–6||3–6||6–5||4–6||2–6||1–6||6–4||4, 27–39|
|8||Ronnie Baxter||6–5||2–6||1–6||6–2||3–6||2–6||4–6||4, 24–37|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||6|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||6|
|1||Paul Nicholson||5–6||6–4||6–4||6–2||6–4||3–6||6–3||10, 38–29|
|2||Kim Huybrechts||6–5||5–6||6–1||5–6||5–6||6–2||6–3||8, 39–29|
|3||Peter Wright||4–6||6–5||5–6||6–4||2–6||6–4||6–2||8, 35–33|
|4||Ian White||4–6||1–6||6–5||4–6||6–5||6–3||6–2||8, 33–33|
|5||Gary Anderson||2–6||6–5||4–6||6–4||6–4||6–4||4–6||8, 34–35|
|6||Jamie Caven||4–6||6–5||6–2||5–6||4–6||5–6||6–3||6, 36–34|
|7||Mervyn King||6–3||2–6||4–6||3–6||4–6||6–5||5–6||4, 30–38|
|8||Colin Lloyd||3–6||3–6||2–6||2–6||6–4||3–6||6–5||4, 25–39|
|1||Richie Burnett||3–6||2–6||6–5||6–3||6–0||6–4||6–3||10, 35–27|
|2||Steve Beaton||6–3||4–6||6–3||6–3||6–4||6–5||3–6||10, 37–30|
|3||Gary Anderson||6–2||6–4||4–6||5–6||2–6||6–3||6–1||8, 35–28|
|4||Kim Huybrechts||5–6||3–6||6–4||4–6||6–3||6–4||6–1||8, 36–30|
|5||Peter Wright||3–6||3–6||6–5||6–4||5–6||6–5||6–2||8, 35–34|
|6||Paul Nicholson||0–6||4–6||6–2||3–6||6–5||6–2||6–3||8, 31–30|
|7||Jamie Caven||4–6||5–6||3–6||4–6||5–6||2–6||6–4||2, 29–40|
|8||John Part||3–6||6–3||1–6||1–6||2–6||3–6||4–6||2, 20–39|
|1||Paul Nicholson||6–1||6–3||6–2||3–6||6–4||6–4||6–2||12, 39–22|
|2||Andy Smith||1–6||6–5||6–4||6–3||6–0||6–1||6–2||12, 37–21|
|3||Peter Wright||3–6||5–6||6–4||6–4||6–4||5–6||6–4||8, 37–34|
|4||Kim Huybrechts||2–6||4–6||4–6||6–4||5–6||6–1||6–2||6, 33–32|
|5||Gary Anderson||6–3||3–6||4–6||4–6||3–6||6–2||6–5||6, 32–34|
|6||Steve Beaton||4–6||0–6||4–6||6–5||6–3||6–4||2–6||6, 28–36|
|7||Colin Osborne||4–6||1–6||6–5||1–6||2–6||4–6||6–5||4, 29–40|
|8||Mark Walsh||2–6||2–6||4–6||2–6||5–6||6–2||5–6||2, 27–38|
|1||Phil Taylor||3–6||6–3||6–4||6–5||6–5||6–5||6–5||12, 39–33|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||6–3||0–6||6–5||6–4||3–6||6–1||6–2||10, 33–27|
|3||Richie Burnett||3–6||6–0||5–6||0–6||6–3||6–2||6–5||8, 32–28|
|4||Wes Newton||4–6||5–6||6–5||4–6||6–2||6–4||6–5||8, 37–34|
|5||Ian White||5–6||4–6||6–0||6–4||6–5||5–6||3–6||6, 35–33|
|6||Kim Huybrechts||5–6||6–3||3–6||2–6||5–6||6–3||6–3||6, 33–33|
|7||Andy Hamilton||5–6||1–6||2–6||4–6||6–5||3–6||6–5||4, 27–40|
|8||Terry Jenkins||5–6||2–6||5–6||5–6||6–3||3–6||5–6||2, 31–39|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||3|
|2||Michael van Gerwen||6|
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