European Championship Darts Betting
Lewis claims European Championship glory
Jackpot sends out warning ahead of Matchplay
Published : 08/07/13 15:42 PM
Epic contests set for European Championship quarter-finals
Expect lengthy matches between in-form opponents
Published : 07/07/13 10:46 AM
Painter could just hit the Jackpot
Barney and Thorn to be a cracker
Published : 06/07/13 15:00 PM
Huybrechts brothers can cause European upsets
Ronnie Baxter another good price in Frankfurt
Published : 01/07/13 21:31 PM
Taylor back to his best for European Championship
Hamilton could be the each-way value
Published : 01/07/13 19:59 PM
Taylor and Jackpot set for Gibraltar final
Power in imperious form
Published : 30/06/13 20:31 PM
Favourites to have their way in Gibraltar quarters
Painter, Taylor and van Gerwen short prices
Published : 30/06/13 16:33 PM
Plenty of value in Gibraltar last 16
Caven, Lewis and Henderson can upset the odds
Published : 30/06/13 10:34 AM
Hamilton great value in Gibraltar second round
Connie Finnan could upset the odds again
Published : 29/06/13 11:31 AM
Round one value bets in Gibraltar Darts Trophy
Walsh could dish out more misery for Winstanley
Published : 27/06/13 13:01 PM
The European Championship is the only major PDC tournament to be played in continental Europe. The tournament involves the top 32 players in Europe – the top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit, eight Players Championship qualifiers and eight European qualifiers – and was established in 2008 with the inaugural event played in Frankfurt, Germany.
The European Championship darts is played over a legs format with the first round a best-of-11-legs duration and the number of legs gradually increasing with each round up to the final which is the best of 21 legs.
European Championship Darts History
Each of the first four European Championships were won by Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor as he beat Adrian Lewis, Steve Beaton, Wayne Jones and Adrian Lewis again in consecutive finals.
PartyPoker.net sponsored each tournament with a prize fund of £200,000 (£50,000 going to the winner) available each year. The 2008 tournament was screened by ITV4, the 2009 event was not aired on UK TV, the 2010 championships could be seen on Bravo and ITV4 covered the 2011 event.
In 2011 Adrian Lewis made the first ever European Championship darts nine-darter in his semi-final match against Raymond van Barneveld.
Throughout the European Championship darts four years of existence it has move to a new venue each year. Frankfurt, Dinslaken and Dusseldorf have all staged the event in Germany and in 2009 the tournament was played in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
European Championship Darts Information
Venue: No fixed abode
Number of Players: 32
Current Champion: Phil Taylor
Past Champions: Phil Taylor (4)
European Championship Darts Betting Format
European Championship darts betting is an event for the Darts Betting purist. The tournament itself is a simple knockout format where each player’s route to the final is mapped out in a pre-determined draw based on player’s seeding.
Therefore punters can look at the pre-tournament draw and judge which players they deem to have a favourable route to the final, or who has been drawn in the better half of the draw, or perhaps who not to bet on by looking at who has the toughest series of matches.
European Championship darts betting also offers the simplest of all formats when it comes to individual match markets. There are no complicate ‘double in, double out’ requirements that we see in the World Grand Prix betting nor are there any sets to contend with. European Championship darts betting is based simply on who wins the most legs.