The World Grand Prix is a major darts tournament that has been running since 1998. It is organized by the PDC. The tournament is held in Morningside Arena, Leicester.
The tournament is 1.91because it uses a double-start format, which means that players have to start and finish each leg with a double or the bullseye. This makes the game more challenging and exciting for both the players and the fans.
The prize money for the tournament has also increased from £100,000 in 1998 to £600,000 in 2022. The winner of the tournament receives £150,000 and a troph.
The most successful player in the history of the World Grand Prix is Phil Taylor, who has won the title 11 times, including six consecutive wins from 2008 to 2013. However, he has also been eliminated in the first round five times, showing the unpredictability of the tournament.
The current champion is Michael van Gerwen, who won his sixth World Grand Prix title in 2022 by defeating Nathan Aspinall 5-3 in the final.
The World Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious and popular events in the darts calendar,
Format World Grand Prix
- Straight knock-out event with 32 players.
- Double in-Double Out: The tournament uses a double-start format, which means that players have to start and finish each leg with a double or the bullseye. This makes the game more challenging.
- The matches are played in sets, with each set being the best of five legs (first to three).
The number of sets required to win a match increases as the tournament progresses:
- First round: Best of three sets
- Second round: Best of five sets
- Quarter-finals: Best of five sets
- Semi-finals: Best of seven sets
- Final: Best of nine sets
- The prize money for the tournament is £600,000,
with the winner taking home £150,00.
- The current champion is Michael van Gerwen, who won his sixth World Grand Prix title in 2022 by defeating Nathan Aspinall 5-3 in the final.
Odds World Grand Prix 2023 – First Round
- Michael Smith (1.40) vs Callan Rydz (3.00)
- Dirk van Duijvenbode (1.41) vs Brendan Dolan (2.88)
- Rob Cross (1.44 vs Andrew Gilding (2.75)
- Jose de Sousa (2.30) vs Gary Anderson (1.60)
- Gerwyn Price (1.33) vs Danny Noppert (3.40)
- Krzysztof Ratajski (1.91) vs James Wade (1.91)
- Nathan Aspinall (1.57) vs Stephen Bunting (2.40)
- Martin Schindler (1.91) vs Raymond van Barneveld (1.91)
- Michael van Gerwen (1.41) vs Josh Rock (2.85)
- Dimitri Van den Bergh (1.91) vs Chris Dobey (1.91)
- Jonny Clayton (1.91) vs Ross Smith (1.91)
- Joe Cullen (1.40) vs Mike De Decker (3.00)
- Peter Wright (1.73) vs Gabriel Clemens (2.10)
- Damon Heta (1.80) vs Ryan Searle (2.10)
- Luke Humphries (1.40) vs Daryl Gurney (2.85)
- Dave Chisnall (1.44) vs Luke Woodhouse (2.75)
Please note that the odds may change over time and vary from different sources. Please gamble responsibly and only bet what you can afford to lose. Good luck!
THE ONLY 9-DARTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE GRAND PRIX
Dolan’s 9-darter was a historic achievement in the sport of darts, as he was the first player to hit a perfect leg in a double-start format. This means that he had to start and finish each leg with a double or the bullseye, which is more difficult than the standard format where players can start with any number.
Dolan hit his 9-darter in the 2011 World Grand Prix against James Wade, a two-time champion of the event. Dolan started the leg with a double 20, followed by two treble 20s. He then hit another double 20, followed by a treble 19 and a treble 16. He finished the leg with a bullseye, scoring 501 points in nine darts.
The crowd and the commentators were amazed by his feat, and Dolan celebrated by raising his arms and smiling. He became known as “The History Maker” for his 9-darter, which earned him a £5,000 bonus. He also reached the final of the tournament, where he lost to Phil Taylor.