Van Gerwen loses to Taylor in the final of Champions League of Darts


Van Gerwen loses to Taylor in the final of Champions League of Darts

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Michael van Gerwen is there Sunday not managed to the first edition of the Champions League of Darts to win. He had to be in the finals, several recognise in Phil Taylor.

In Cardiff lost to Van Gerwen in the final battle with 11-5. Saturday had the 27-year-old Dutchman in the group stage already with 10-4 lost to the hexadecimal world champion Taylor.

Earlier Sunday put Van Gerwen is still convincing for the final. In the semi-final battle he put up against Gary Anderson after a rough start, in which he was 4-2 behind came, the party still to his hand: 11-5.

Taylor may by his victory over 125.000 euro credit. Van Gerwen was as losing finalist to settle for about half of that amount.

Winner Taylor had in the holes that Van Gerwen in the final, not his normal level, which is impressive. “Michael has in recent time gained everything, but I think he has too many tournaments you play. He can do much better than what he showed.”


The Champions League of Darts was the first tournament of profbond PDC by the BBC was broadcast. Previously, the transmitter for the BDO, that in the past few years past efforts have been made by the PDC.

The Champions League of Darts were the best eight darts players of the world. In addition to Van Gerwen, Taylor and Anderson were James Wade, Adrian Lewis, Peter Wright, Michael Smith and Robert Thornton.

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