2017 European Championship darts Odds
Who wins European Championship (darts) 2017?
The European Championships 2017 will take place between 27-29 October in a location which is yet to be revealed by the Professional Darts Corporation.
The European Championship was unsurprisingly won by Phil Taylor, who went on to lift the trophy a further three years in succession. The European Darts Championship has always been held at different locations. The opening tournament took place in Frankfurt in 2008, then moved to Hoofddorp in the Netherlands in the following year, 2010 to Dinslaken, 2011 to Düsseldorf, to be carried out three times in a row in Mülheim. 2016 started the Darts EC for the second time in a row in Hasselt, Belgium. The total prize money of this event is £400,000.but until the time of next year is expectable an announcement about the increasement of the prize money, as happened in before the 2016’s edition, when it was rised from £300,000 to £400,000. The winner takes a quarter of them, while the runner-up receives £40,000. The semifinalist are awarded £20,000 and the prize money from the next phases of competition ( QF- 2nd and 1st round) are decreasing by £5,000 each round.
The main sponsor of the tournament is 888.com took over sponsoring of the tournament since 2014.
In 2016, Michael van Gerwen completed a hat-trick of European Championship titles after winning the continental crown for the third year in succession on Sunday, where he defeated runner-up Mensur Suljovic 11-1 at the Ethias Arena in Hasselt, Belgium. The defending champion, who has already won titles in the Premier League, World Grand Prix and World Matchplay this year, won the last nine legs on the trot to secure his third European Championship with some comfort. Significantly more surprising than the result itself is just how one-sided Suljovic made the fixture look, emerging as victor by seven legs with a high score of 76 and an impressive three-dart average of 105.50.
The field of 32 players qualified for the European Championship will be based on performances across the 10 PDC European Tour events that are going to be held in 2017. The seads of the competition that takes place at the end of October are restructured according to players’ performances in all the European Tour events. The qualifying events are shared in all the months of the year starting with the UK qualifier which will be found in Glasgow, in March. The last chance to get a ticket of qualification is scheduled in October, only 13 days before the start of the big competition.