TWO places in the 2018 Champions League of Darts are up for grabs heading into the BetVictor World Matchplay, which begins in Blackpool on Saturday.

The third staging of the Champions League will see eight players competing on September 22-23 at The Brighton Centre, live on BBC Sport.

The eight-player field will be confirmed following the World Matchplay, with six competitors are already assured of their spot in the £250,000 tournament.

Reigning champion Mensur Suljovic will be joined joined by world number one Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Daryl Gurney, who have all qualified via the PDC Order of Merit.

Rob Cross (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

World Champion and world number three Rob Cross will also make his Champions League debut at a local venue for the Hastings star.

The final two places will be decided at the World Matchplay, with Simon Whitlock and Dave Chisnall currently occupying the next two spots in the rankings.

However, the likes of Michael Smith, James Wade, Ian White, Gerwyn Price and Raymond van Barneveld are all in the hunt to qualify.

With a £115,000 first prize on offer in Blackpool, a number of players could snatch a qualification place should they go on to glory at the Winter Gardens.

The eight qualifying players are initially split into two groups of four for the opening three sessions, which see the group rivals meet once before the top two players from each group progress to the semi-finals and final.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Tickets are be available from the Brighton Centre Box Office via the following methods:
In Person at the Brighton Centre Box Office - Monday to Saturday 10am–4pm.
Online through Ticketmaster via THIS LINK
Phone through Ticketmaster: 0844 847 1515 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company's access charge)
Accessible: 01273 292695

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2018 Champions League of Darts
Saturday September 22
Afternoon Session (1.15pm)

4x Group Matches
Table Ticket £31
Tiered Ticket £26

Evening Session (6.30pm)
4x Group Matches
Table Ticket £36
Tiered Ticket £31

Sunday September 23
Afternoon Session (1pm)

4x Group Matches
Table Ticket £31
Tiered Ticket £26

Evening Session (6.30pm)
Semi-Finals & Final
Table Ticket £36
Tiered Ticket £31

For further ticket information CLICK HERE