The London Knights clinched the GCL Championship of 2018 last weekend during the Global Champions League of Doha CSI 5* at Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar. The team from Great Britain solidified their commading season by claiming the final leg of the tour series and is automatically qualified for the semi-finals of the GCL Super Cup at the €12 million GC Playoffs next month in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Ben Maher (GBR) and Explosion (Chacco-Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) and Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) and H&M Chilli Willi (Casall x Lord) were very consistent throughout the year. Emily Moffitt (GBR), Martin Fuchs (SUI) and Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) also played a vital role in the team’s spectacular season. The five victories in the year gave them a huge advantage over their closest rivals, 40 points ahead of the Valkenswaard United.
The top ten teams in the overall 2018 season standings were the following:
Place / Team / Points
1) London Knights – 353
2) Valkenswaard United – 313
3) Miami Celtics – 269
4) Rome Gladiators – 256
5) Shanghai Swans – 253
6) Montreal Diamonds – 232
7) Scandinavian Vikings – 222
8) St. Tropez Pirates – 220
9) Prague Lions – 205
10) Berlin Eagles – 201
For complete overall standings, please click here.
Sources: GCL – Global Champions League / Longines Timing
Photos: © GCL / London Knights / Stefano Grasso