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BoyleSports Darts World Grand Prix 2020

With a change of venue and no spectators, the BoyleSports World Grand Prix is to entertain fans across the world. The unique event form is set to bring more surprises and upsets as the players have to hit a double to start and a double to finish! Not starting the leg within your first three darts can mean the leg is lost but surprisingly this event has also been filled with nine-dart legs and more than one in a single match.

Michael van Gerwen, the current PDC order of merit No.1 and defending champion will, of course, stand out as the punters favourite but lockdown seems to have not been great for the young Dutchman. His new nemesis if the former BDO three-time back-to-back champion Glen Durrant.

Glen Joined the PDC in 2019 and has stomped up the ranking as many fans predicted. Long odds on Glen winning have gone, but he is still hasn’t won a PDC major, and the BoyleSports World Grand Prix could be the start of a new dominant player in the sport.

Glen is also in the Premier League Play-off finals after winning the round-robin phase of the tournament and will be the favourite to take the Premier League title later this month.

Most dart fans like to express their views on the outcome of these tournaments, darts betting, is undoubtedly one way you can have your say, and you might be a bit richer for it.  

 

World Grand Prix Draw

The first-round draw for the World Grand Prix has been, and there are serval tournament clashes that are tight to call.

 

James Wade v Mervyn King

James Wade, a former winner of the event, will face Mervyn King who has shown a recent return to form. Mervyn now considered one of the old school of players is still one of the hardest players to beat and his work ethic to keep his game sharp is second to none. Although James will start as an odds-on favourite in this encounter, I am sure Mervyn will not see the match the same way as the bookies. Mervyn could be a dark horse in this tournament should he progress beyond round one.

 

Michael Smith v Dimitri van den Bergh

Michael Smith ‘Bully Boy’ is unlikely to bully Dimitri van den Bergh much in their first-round encounter. Dimitri claimed his first title last month by winning the PDC World Matchplay to confirm he is a player that is on form. This match is a tight one to call, and both players are capable of stringing together several legs in a predicted high scoring contest.

 

Devon Peterson

Devon Peterson has earned his way into the World Grand Prix qualifiers. Hot of a win in the German Darts Championships in September, Devon could be another player to watch. It has taken Devon a few years to show top form and win a PDC title finally and this may be the springboard he needs to gain more. Former World BDO Champion and darts pundit Mark Webster backs Peterson for the World Grand Prix title.

 

First-round Draw and Schedule

2020 BoyleSports World Grand Prix
Schedule of Play

Tuesday, October 6 (1800 BST)
8x First Round

Adrian Lewis v Chris Dobey
Danny Noppert v Ryan Searle
Mensur Suljovic v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Jose De Sousa v Devon Petersen
James Wade v Mervyn King
Rob Cross v Gary Anderson
Michael van Gerwen v Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael Smith v Dimitri Van den Bergh

Wednesday, October 7 (1800 BST)
8x First Round

Brendan Dolan v Kim Huybrechts
Jamie Hughes v Stephen Bunting
Jonny Clayton v Ian White
Dave Chisnall v Glen Durrant
Daryl Gurney v Joe Cullen
Peter Wright v Ryan Joyce
Gerwyn Price v Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinall v Gabriel Clemens

Thursday, October 8 (1900 BST)
4x Second Round

Friday, October 9 (1900 BST)
4x Second Round

Saturday, October 10 (1900 BST)
Quarter-Finals

Sunday, October 11 (1900 BST)
Semi-Finals

Monday, October 12 (2000 BST)
Final

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World Grand Prix - Previous Tournament Winners

Year

Winner

Score

 

Score

Runner-Up 

2019 Michael van Gerwen
5
-
2
Dave Chisnall
2018 Michael van Gerwen
5
-
2
Peter Wright
2017 Darryl Gurney
5
-
4
Simon Whitlock
2016 Michael van Gerwen
5
-
2
Gary Anderson
2015 Robert Thornton
5
-
4
Michael van Gerwen
2014 Michael van Gerwen
5
-
3
James Wade
2013 Phil Taylor
6
-
0
Dave Chisnall
2012 Michael van Gerwen
6
-
4
Mervyn King
2011 Phil Taylor
6
-
3
Ireland Brendan Dolan
2010 James Wade
6
-
3
Adrian Lewis
2009 Phil Taylor
6
-
3
Raymond van Barneveld
2008 Phil Taylor
6
-
2
Raymond van Barneveld
2007 James Wade
6
-
3
Terry Jenkins
2006 Phil Taylor 
7
-
4
Terry Jenkins
2005 Phil Taylor
7
-
1
Colin Lloyd
2004 Colin Lloyd
7
-
3
Alan Warriner
2003 Phil Taylor
7
-
2
John Part
2002 Phil Taylor
7
-
3
John Part
2001 Alan Warriner
6
-
2
Roland Scholten
2000 Phil Taylor
6
-
1
Shayne Burgess
1999 Phil Taylor
6
-
1
Shayne Burgess
1998 Phil Taylor
13
-
8
Rod Harrington

 

 

 

 

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