Mensur Suljovic, the defending champion at the Champions League of Darts has claimed the opening win in the tournament as he edged out Rob Cross in a tight clash.

Cross was 4-2 up but when Suljovic came back into the clash, it was close until the very end.

The turning point could have been the break at 5-4 down with Suljovic hitting the bull in a 81 combination.

For ‘The Gentle’ though he has firmly set out his stall in Group B and will be wanting to continue his unbeaten run in the tournament.

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Afternoon session schedule

Rob Cross (91.79) 8-10 (96.46) Mensur Suljovic (B)
Peter Wright v Simon Whitlock (B)
Gary Anderson v Daryl Gurney (A)
Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall (A)

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Author: Samuel Gill