Five Victories! London Knights Close Out Dream Season with Huge Lead in 2018 GCL Standings

2018. GCL Doha Standings London Knights GCL SG

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