Price defeats Van Duijvenbode to win World Grand Prix

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 12 2020

Gerwyn Price defeated Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-2 to win the BoyleSports World Grand Prix.

Van Duijvenbode & Price: In their own words

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 12 2020

Dirk van Duijvenbode and Gerwyn Price have shared their thoughts ahead of tonight's final.

Van Duijvenbode v Price: Key performance indicators

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 12 2020

Where will the BoyleSports World Grand Prix final be won and lost?

Van Duijvenbode & Price reach BoyleSports World Grand Prix final

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 11 2020

Gerwyn Price and outsider Dirk van Duijvenbode will contest the BoyleSports World Grand Prix final on Monday night.

Brilliant Whitlock ends Van Gerwen's title defence

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 10 2020

Simon Whitlock stunned Michael van Gerwen to reach the BoyleSports World Grand Prix semi-finals in Coventry.

Cullen & Chisnall win thrillers to reach quarter-finals

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 09 2020

Joe Cullen and Dave Chisnall won thrilling matches as the BoyleSports World Grand Prix second round concluded.

Kim Huybrechts believes changes could re-ignite his career

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 09 2020

Kim Huybrechts believes changes he has made to his game could re-ignite his career.

Van Gerwen & Anderson among four through to quarter-finals

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 08 2020

Michael van Gerwen & Gary Anderson led four players to reach the BoyleSports World Grand Prix quarter-finals on Thursday.

Kneesy does it for injured Van den Bergh!

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 08 2020

Dimitri Van den Bergh is delaying knee surgery in his bid to claim further silverware at the BoyleSports World Grand Prix.

Wright and Aspinall dumped out of World Grand Prix on Night Two

BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Oct 07 2020

Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall suffered shock first round exits on Wednesday.

The BoyleSports World Grand Prix took place at Coventry's Ricoh Arena from October 6-12 2020.

The prestigious double-start tournament saw 32 of the world's top stars battling it out across seven nights for the title and £110,000 winners' prize.

2020 BoyleSports World Grand Prix
Results
Tuesday October 6
7x First Round

Danny Noppert 2-1 Ryan Searle (0-3, 3-0, 3-1)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 2-1 Mensur Suljovic (3-1, 0-3, 3-1)
Devon Petersen 2-0 Jose De Sousa (3-1, 3-2)
Mervyn King 2-0 James Wade (3-1, 3-1)
Gary Anderson 2-0 Rob Cross (3-2, 3-1)
Michael van Gerwen 2-1 Krzysztof Ratajski (3-0, 1-3, 3-2)
Dimitri Van den Bergh 2-0 Michael Smith (3-2, 3-2)

Wednesday October 7
9x First Round

Kim Huybrechts 2-1 Brendan Dolan (1-3, 3-2, 3-1)
Jonny Clayton 2-1 Ian White (3-1, 1-3, 3-1)
Dave Chisnall 2-0 Glen Durrant (3-1, 3-0)
Joe Cullen 2-1 Daryl Gurney (3-0, 2-3, 3-2)
Ryan Joyce 2-0 Peter Wright (3-1, 3-2)
Gerwyn Price 2-0 Jermaine Wattimena (3-2, 3-2)
Gabriel Clemens 2-0 Nathan Aspinall (3-1, 3-2)
Simon Whitlock 2-0 Chris Dobey (3-0, 3-1)
Jeffrey de Zwaan 2-1 Jamie Hughes (3-1, 1-3, 3-0)

Thursday October 8
4x Second Round

Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh (3-2, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2)
Simon Whitlock 3-2 Mervyn King (2-3, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2, 3-2)
Gary Anderson 3-0 Danny Noppert (3-0, 3-2, 3-2)
Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Devon Petersen (3-2, 3-2, 3-1)

Friday October 9
4x Second Round 

Dave Chisnall 3-2 Ryan Joyce (1-3, 2-3, 3-2, 3-2, 3-0)
Jeffrey de Zwaan 3-0 Gabriel Clemens (3-0, 3-2, 3-0)
Gerwyn Price 3-0 Kim Huybrechts (3-2, 3-1, 3-0)
Joe Cullen 3-2 Jonny Clayton (3-0, 3-1, 2-3, 1-3, 3-2)

Saturday October 10
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-1 Gary Anderson (3-2, 3-1, 2-3, 3-1)
Dave Chisnall 3-2 Joe Cullen (2-3, 2-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2)
Simon Whitlock 3-0 Michael van Gerwen (3-1, 3-0, 3-1)
Gerwyn Price 3-1 Jeffrey de Zwaan (3-0, 3-2, 1-3, 3-1)

Sunday October 11
Semi-Finals
 
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-1 Simon Whitlock (3-0, 1-3, 3-0, 3-1, 3-0)
Gerwyn Price 4-3 Dave Chisnall (3-2, 0-3, 3-2, 3-2, 1-3, 1-3, 3-2)

Monday October 12
Final

Gerwyn Price 5-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode (3-0, 3-2, 1-3, 3-0, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2)

Prize Fund
Winner - £110,000
Runner-up - £50,000
Semi-finalists - £25,000
Quarter-finalists - £16,000
Second round - £10,000
First round - £6,000

Gerwyn Price defeated Dirk van Duijvenbode 5-2 to win the 2020 BoyleSports World Grand Prix in Coventry on Monday.

A rampant Price dominated much of the contest to lead 4-1 in his bid to claim back-to-back televised titles after also winning the World Series of Darts Finals in September.

Van Duijvenbode, appearing in his first televised final following a dream run at the Ricoh Arena, threatened a comeback but the Welshman regained his form to close out victory.

The £110,000 star prize puts Price up to a career-high second on the PDC Order of Merit, continuing the incredible rise of the former rugby player in only his seventh year on the circuit.

"I'm over the moon," said Price. "At the end I was thinking about the [Dave] Chisnall game again and how I almost threw that game away.

"I seem to punish myself all the time, I kept bombing opportunities and I need to cut that out of my game. I can't let players like Dirk back in.

"I knew tonight whenever I put him under pressure he would struggle and for most of the game I did that.

"It was a difficult game and maybe it looked a little bit easier than it was, but I'm happy to get over the winning line.

"It was a good tournament for me but this one's over now. I'll enjoy it tonight but there's a European Tour event coming up on the weekend to look forward to.

"I've got one eye on the Grand Slam of Darts in November. I've got good memories of that tournament and now good memories in Coventry too.

"Hopefully I will have a good back end of the year."

While Van Duijvenbode fell short in the final, the Dutchman has gained a new army of fans following his life-changing week at the Ricoh Arena, which saw him become the first debutant to reach the final since 1998.

The 28-year-old pockets the £50,000 runner-up prize which sees him move him up 19 places to 54th on the PDC Order of Merit, while also securing him a debut in November's Grand Slam of Darts.

"I feel very disappointed in myself," said a distraught Van Duijvenbode. "I don't mind losing. If I play my normal game I'm okay if I lose, but tonight I don't know what happened.

"I didn't show what I could until I was 4-1 down and from then I think I was the better player, but it was too late.

"I'm more disappointed about my game than losing the final.

"I don't mind losing to Gerwyn. He is a great player, in the top two players in the world for sure."

The final saw Price start strongly, taking the opening set without concession of a leg, before winning the set two decider to double his lead.

Van Duijvenbode began to find the form which saw him defeat Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock in the previous two rounds as he won the third set, only for Price to roar back in the fourth to restore his three-set cushion.

The Dutchman landed a 135 checkout out of the blue in the fifth set, only for Price to win his tenth deciding leg of the tournament from as many attempts to go 4-1 up in sets.

Price seemed to be cruising to the finish line, but a dogged Van Duijvenbode showed class and determination to recover from 2-1 down to claim the sixth set.

Van Duijvenbode kicked on and looked likely to pull it back to 4-3 in sets as he led 2-0 in the seventh, but this time it was Price's turn to turn a set around as he reeled off three consecutive legs, winning the title in style with a 102 checkout.

2020 BoyleSports World Grand Prix
Monday October 12
Final

Gerwyn Price 5-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode (3-0, 3-2, 1-3, 3-0, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2)