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GDL Season 7 - Division 1

Before continuing, please read the GDL guidelines


Matches in this division are BEST OF TWELVE, which means first to 7 or 6-6

League Dates

Phase 1

Week 1: 3rd-9th October
Week 2: 10th-16th October
Week 3: 17th-23rd October
Week 4: 24th-30th October*

Phase 2: The Equaliser

Equaliser week 1 (overall week 6): 7th-13th November
Equaliser week 2 (overall week 7): 14th-20th November
Equaliser week 3 (overall week 8): 21st-27th November
Equaliser week 4 (overall week 9): 28th November-4th December*

*beyond these dates, extensions will not be granted.

(Weeks run from Monday to Sunday)

All games must be played on time unless an extension has been granted via a support ticket. It is important that players keep to the required structure in order to facilitate the smooth running of all divisions. Players are expected to arrange a suitable day and time to play their fixtures within the week that they’re assigned.

3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. The league is ordered by points, then leg difference, legs won, and finally, the head-to-head result.

Results for the leagues are added to the website the day after the results are submitted, where possible.

What is the Equaliser?

The Equaliser is a powerful league format comprising of two ‘phases’. It is made possible by the GDL’s famous stats system.

Phase 1

In Phase 1, players have been allocated to a division and pool based on GDL 3 dart average and some magic fairy dust. Players in each pool play each other once. (5 or 6 matches, depending on numbers in the pool).

At the end of phase 1, players in all pools in the same division are then ranked by points gained and then leg difference.

Phase 2 - The Equaliser

In the Equaliser phase, the top third of players from all pools in the division are placed into a new league table, called Group 1. The second third-best performers are placed in Group 2, and then the remaining players into Group 3.

Ranking points are given after the final positions in phase 2 are known, with the highest points going to Group 1, followed by 2, then 3.

1st and 2nd position in Group 1 at the end of the season will win £40 and £20 worth of GDL vouchers respectively. Group 2 and 3 winners will get a £10 voucher each.

There are also ranking points available for completing the league season. Click here for more info.

League Tables

To view your fixtures and results, log in to your GDL profile

League Cup

The league cup is a knockout-style tournament open to all players in the division. It is a bonus competition that is included in the GDL membership price.

League Cup Dates

Match Format

Last 32 (if applicable): 31st October-6th November

Last 16 (if applicable): 7th-13th November

Quarter Finals: 14th-20th November

Semi Finals: 21st-27th November

Final: 28th November-4th December

Match Format

All matches in the league cup for this division are the BEST OF THIRTEEN legs. 


League Stats

PlayerPhase 1 DivisionEqualiser DivisionPlayedLegs Pl.WinsDrawsLeg DiffPoints100+140+180TotalMost 180's in a match100+/leg140+/leg180/legTotal/legBest LegHigh FinishFirst 9High First 93DAHigh 3DAOpponent First 9Opponent 3DA
Gene HillDivision 1 Pool BDivision 1 Group 11111770132113854619821.1790.4620.0511.6921414178.7694.1872.3276.7176.5969.64
Kyle BennettDivision 1 Pool BDivision 1 Group 11110991292814448319511.3210.440.0281.7891412179.5889.4771.5476.3973.6768.72
Vince PuddicombeDivision 1 Pool BDivision 1 Group 212131811925117401817530.8930.3050.1371.3351313781.5595.3971.047771.7267.7
Peter ReynoldsN/ADivision 1 Group 333511-14461205801.3140.34301.6571511275.1476.1170.4671.4975.971
Mat McCallionDivision 1 Pool CDivision 1 Group 188852141711132514821.2610.3640.0571.6821215274.5284.5970.0373.8973.6968.51
Stephen CarrDivision 1 Pool ADivision 1 Group 1994324119635613721.0210.3720.0641.4571416075.5484.0369.4178.2174.8468.25
Jordon SheppardDivision 1 Pool ADivision 1 Group 1885423149135613221.0710.4120.0711.5541411279.8888.6769.475.3374.9768.14
Bhav PatelDivision 1 Pool ADivision 1 Group 1888422148222611020.9320.250.0681.251511276.1581.8268.1271.2972.868.51
Danny WoodworthDivision 1 Pool ADivision 1 Group 299430-10913633217111.4470.3510.0211.8191513675.886.9168.1273.7577.8668.36
Thomas BentDivision 1 Pool ADivision 1 Group 388110-2538526411531.0490.3210.0491.4191513072.9782.6468.174.1376.8169.3
James WilsonDivision 1 Pool CDivision 1 Group 288651161690291113021.0470.3370.1281.512149575.1290.7967.8576.5173.4265.69
Steven AdleighN/ADivision 1 Group 33301144281174630.9330.3670.2331.5331512178.8193.0567.0773.5170.2464.97
Michael FearonDivision 1 Pool BDivision 1 Group 21111540-191213324516221.1570.2090.0431.409158773.318566.8174.2374.5968.15
Jimmy McKirdyDivision 1 Pool BDivision 1 Group 21111620-24612231515831.0520.2670.0431.3621512070.2677.1166.773.9878.0868.97
Dave TaylorDivision 1 Pool ADivision 1 Group 21212861819125351117120.9770.2730.0861.3361311871.3280.1366.5975.8576.2468.48
Stuart ButlerDivision 1 Pool CDivision 1 Group 35582107571837820.9830.310.0521.3451510671.0281.4464.756773.8568

Phase 1 Final Tables

Tables will appear here after 6th November

GDL World Championship Order of Merit Points

Players are awarded ‘Race to the World Championship’ points based on where they finish in their ‘Equaliser’ pool. Players MUST finish all games to be eligible to receive these points. There are also points available for the League Cup. 

Replacement players who join after the Equaliser commences are awarded points as though they were in Group 3, irrelevant of the Group they’re in i.e. if a replacement player joins in the second week of the Equaliser, are put in to Group 1 and finish runner-up, they receive 30 ranking points which is the equivalent of finishing runner up in Group 3.

The allocated points are as follows:

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