Darts World Grand Prix 2021 – Preview

It was Gerwyn Price who defeated debutant Dirk van Duijvenbode in last year’s edition of the BoyleSports Darts World Grand Prix 2021. The icemen will try to defend his title in 2021. The event will take place from October 3 to October 9 and will be held at the Morningside Arena in Leicester.

Background of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix 2021

The World Grand Prix is one of the biggest events on the PDC Darts Tour. It is considered the only televised tournament where players have to start and finish each leg with a double or bullseye. Accordingly the favourites tend to be good “finishers” rather than strong scorers.

The Grand Prix was first played in Kent in 1998. With 11 titles Phil Taylor is the undisputed record winner. Michael van Gerwen follows with 5 wins.

The winner of the tournament receives 110,000 pounds in prize money. In total, there are almost 220,000 pounds in the prize pot.

Darts World Grand Prix – Roll of honour and mode

Roll of honour

11           Phil Taylor

5              Michael van Gerwen

2              James Wade

1              Colin Lloyd, Alan Warriner-Little, Robert Thornton, Daryl Gurney, Gerwyn Price


Round 1: Best of 19 legs

Round 2: Best of 21 legs

Quarter-finals: Best of 31 legs

Semi-finals: Best of 33 legs

Final: Best of 35 legs

Darts World Grand Prix 2021 Schedule

Round 1

Sunday, October 3, from 6pm
(1) Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
Martijn Kleermaker v Mervyn King
(8) Dave Chisnall v Mensur Suljovic
Joe Cullen v Ross Smith
(4) James Wade v Damon Heta
Stephen Bunting v Daryl Gurney
(5) Dimitri Van den Bergh v Ryan Searle
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Luke Humphries

Monday, October 4, from 6pm
(2) Peter Wright v Rob Cross
Nathan Aspinall v Krzysztof Ratajski
(7) Jose de Sousa v Glen Durrant
Callan Rydz v Jonny Clayton
(3) Michael van Gerwen v Danny Noppert
Vincent van der Voort v Gabriel Clemens
(6) Gary Anderson v Ian White
Darius Labanauskas v Brendan Dolan

Round 2

Tuesday, October 5 & Wednesday, October 6, from 6pm


Thursday, October 7, from 6pm


Friday, October 8, from 6pm


Saturday, October 9, from 8.30pm

Darts live on TV

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