Raymond van Barneveld (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

2018 Unibet World Grand Prix Day One

World Grand Prix

Sep 30 2018
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld & Daryl Gurney all won on the Unibet World Grand Prix's opening night.

THE 2019 World Grand Prix will be held from October 6-12 at the Citywest Hotel Convention Centre in Dublin, live on Sky Sports.

The tournament features the unique double-start format, which sees players needing to both begin and end each leg with a double.

The 32 player field will be made up of the top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit as of September 22, along with the top 16 players on the ProTour Order of Merit who have not otherwise qualified.

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2019 World Grand Prix
Citywest Hotel Convention Centre, Dublin
Sunday October 6 (1900 start)

First Round x8
Table Tickets €26

Monday October 7 (1900 start)
First Round x8
Table Tickets €26

Tuesday October 8 (1900 start)
Second Round x4
Table Tickets €21

Wednesday October 9 (1900 start)
Second Round x4
Table Tickets €21

Thursday October 10 (1900 start)
Quarter-Finals
Table Ticket €41
Balcony Ticket €36

Friday October 11 (1900 start)
Semi-Finals
Table Ticket €41
Balcony Ticket €36

Saturday October 12 (2000 start)
Final
Table Ticket €41
Balcony Ticket €36

SEASON TICKET (Table Ticket for all sessions) €180

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Under-18s go free with adult ticket purchased for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Balcony Tickets (unreserved seating) will go on sale once Table Tickets have sold out.

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2018 Report

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN lifted the Unibet World Grand Prix title for a fourth time with a 5-2 win over Peter Wright at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin on Saturday.

World number one Van Gerwen landed two vital ton-plus finishes and fired in seven 180s to notch up an 18th title of the year at the double-start event, which he first won in 2012.

Despite an edgy start, the Dutchman produced a 101 checkout to go 3-2 up in sets before reeling off the last two sets in impressive style to land the trophy and the £100,000 top prize.

"I had to fight really hard to win that one," said Van Gerwen. "All credit to Peter, he made it difficult.

"At the start of this game I didn't play well but I showed winning instinct inside me to survive.

"Everyone wrote me off but I took the recent defeats on the chin and fought back even harder and played a phenomenal tournament.

"I'm building my preparation for the World Championship and I'm growing in confidence with every win - they should all be afraid of me."

Starring in his first Dublin final and bidding for a fourth title of the year, world number two Wright got off to a good start but was unable to convert his superior average into a lead.

Van Gerwen claimed a tight first set with a superb 110 finish in the deciding leg, before Wright claimed the second without reply courtesy of some superb darts.

That pattern continued as Van Gerwen took the third in a fifth leg before Wright won the fourth 3-1.

With the pair tied at 2-2, the crucial moment of the match came at the end of the fifth set as Wright missed a set-dart and was punished by Van Gerwen who landed a stunning 101 checkout to take a 3-2 lead.

The Dutchman, who defeated Steve Lennon, Darren Webster, Dave Chisnall and Daryl Gurney en route to the final. found his groove in the final two sets to drop only one further leg as he ran out a worthy champion.

"Michael is a fantastic player but he only won tonight because I let him off so much," said Wright, who saw off Steve West, Jermaine Wattimena, James Wilson and Mensur Suljovic to reach the Citywest showdown.

"My form this year has been up and down, I had an awesome game against Mensur on Friday but unfortunately I couldn't do it again in the final.

"I enjoy my darts and I mix it with the best, maybe next time I will go all the way."

Saturday's Dublin showpiece was preceded by the final of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay championship, where Northern Ireland's Kevin Burness defeated Mick McGowan 6-3.

Newtownards' Burness will now make his William Hill World Darts Championship debut in December.

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