THE HappyBet German Darts Grand Prix will see the race to win spots in the Unibet World Grand Prix conclude, as players bid to snatch qualification in Mannheim this weekend.
The European Tour event in Germany is the final tournament ahead of the cut-off for next month's double-start World Grand Prix in Dublin, where a 32-player field will compete from October 1-7.
The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit will be joined by 16 ProTour Order of Merit qualifiers in the World Grand Prix, with the £135,000 German Darts Grand Prix being a final chance for players to win a spot.
Robert Thornton - the 2015 World Grand Prix champion - currently holds the final place in the PDC's top 16, although Simon Whitlock and Alan Norris could move above the Scot if they enjoy a strong weekend in Mannheim.
Richard North, who will compete in Mannheim, occupies the final ProTour Order of Merit place and will be aiming to secure his World Grand Prix debut.
Ronny Huybrechts sits just £1,000 behind North going into the German Darts Grand Prix, while Vincent van der Voort would need to reach at least the semi-finals in Mannheim to put himself in contention.
Austria's Zoran Lerchbacher would need to reach the final this weekend to potentially qualify, while a host of other competitors in Mannheim may need to reach the final or even win the European Tour if they are to snatch a spot in Dublin.
Current Qualifying Totals
Prize money to be won in the HappyBet German Darts Grand Prix to be added
PDC Order of Merit
ProTour Order of Merit