2006 World Grand Prix (darts)

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Sky Bet World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates October 23–29
Venue Citywest Hotel
Location Dublin
Country Republic of Ireland
Organisation(s) PDC
Format

Sets

"double in, double out"
Prize fund £130,000
Winners share £25,000
High checkout 160 England Ronnie Baxter
Round 1
vs England Alan Green
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor

The 2006 SkyBet World Grand Prix was a Professional Darts Corporation darts tournament held at the CityWest Hotel, Dublin between October 23 and October 29, 2006.

The top 24 PDC world ranked players were joined by 4 players from a field of 348 at the All Ireland Qualifiers and 4 players from a field of 127 at the PDPA Qualifiers. Phil Taylor won the event - his seventh Grand Prix title.

How They Qualified[edit]

Automatic Qualifiers[edit]

The top 24 players in the PDC rankings secured their place at the 2006 World Grand Prix automatically. Colin Lloyd as world number one at the time of the cut-off date of September 11 takes his place as top seed.

All Ireland Qualifiers[edit]

The Fairways Hotel in Dundalk played host to the All-Ireland qualifying event on Sunday September 17. Out of a field of 348 players from Ireland, four qualified to play in the World Grand Prix. The top three ranked players - John MaGowen, Tom Kirby and Mick McGowan all failed to reach the final stages. Three of the qualifiers will be making their Grand Prix debuts, with only Paul Watton having previously appeared.

Anto McCracken, Dublin
Garrett Gray, Dublin
Geoffrey Matthews, Ballymena
Paul Watton, Coleraine

PDPA Qualifiers[edit]

The Professional Dart Players Association (PDPA) qualifying event was held at the Newport Centre on September 22. Out of a field of 127 players, four players qualified to complete the line up for the Grand Prix. Raymond van Barneveld, Steve Beaton, Alan Green and Andy Callaby were the successful players.

Prize Fund[edit]

Following the announcement in October 2006 of the extension of Skybet's sponsorship contract the prize fund was increased to £130,000.

Total Prize Fund £130,000 (2005 - £100,000)

  • Winner £25,000 (£20,000)
  • Runner-up £12,500 (£10,000)
  • Semi Finalists £8,250 (£6,000)
  • Quarter Finalists £6,000 (£4,000)
  • Last 16 £3,000 (£2,250)
  • Last 32 £1,750 (£1,500)
  • Nine Dart Finish £10,000 bonus - not won

Draw[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 3 sets[1] Best of 5 sets Best of 7 sets Best of 11 sets
                           
           
 England Colin Lloyd 92.89  1
 England Bob Anderson 91.31  2  
 England Bob Anderson 77.84  3
    Anto McCracken 59.44  1  
  Anto McCracken 62.83  2
 England Mark Walsh 64.65  1  
 England Bob Anderson 77.87  1
   England Terry Jenkins 82.88  4  
 England Kevin Painter 82.48  0
 England Andy Callaby 79.67  2  
 England Andy Callaby 79.52  2
   England Terry Jenkins 83.81  3  
 England Andy Jenkins 81.60  1
 England Terry Jenkins 83.91  2  
 England Terry Jenkins 77.87  6
   England Peter Manley 82.88  4
 England Peter Manley 84.65  2
 England Chris Mason 65.95  0  
 England Peter Manley 80.58  3
   England Lionel Sams 73.50  1  
 England Lionel Sams 84.10  2
 Canada John Part 81.33  1  
 England Peter Manley 85.61  4
   England Andy Smith 84.19  1  
 England Wayne Mardle 91.98  2
 England Dennis Ovens 78.14  0  
 England Wayne Mardle 78.39  0
   England Andy Smith 81.62  3  
  Garett Gray 76.45  0
 England Andy Smith 82.63  2  
           
 England Phil Taylor 82.57  2
 England Wes Newton 86.18  0  
 England Phil Taylor 92.76  3
   Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 94.23  1  
 England Alan Warriner-Little 75.60  1
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 85.88  2  
 England Phil Taylor 88.26  4
   Netherlands Roland Scholten 80.74  0  
 Netherlands Roland Scholten 96.48  2
 England Dave Askew 75.81  0  
 Netherlands Roland Scholten 85.14  3
   England Steve Beaton 81.97  1  
 England Mark Dudbridge 80.92  0
 England Steve Beaton 88.68  2  
 England Phil Taylor 95.39  6
   England Dennis Priestley 87.66  3
 England Dennis Priestley 93.74  2
  Geoffrey Matthews 72.49  0  
 England Dennis Priestley 92.54  3
   England Adrian Lewis 88.60  2  
 England Adrian Lewis 90.56  2
 Wales Barrie Bates 68.89  0  
 England Dennis Priestley 82.51  4
   England James Wade 80.40  2  
 England Ronnie Baxter 84.98  2
 England Alan Green 74.21  0  
 England Ronnie Baxter 80.56  0
   England James Wade 85.83  3  
 England Paul Watton 80.42  0
 England James Wade 82.44  2  
Final (Best of 13 sets)
82.51 Terry Jenkins England 4-7 England Phil Taylor 88.24
Highest Checkout: Highest Checkout:
England Phil Taylor wins the 2006 World Grand Prix
  • Highest checkout: 160 Ronnie Baxter, 1st round
  • Players 3-dart match average score listed after name. (note: Players were required to start as well as finish legs with doubles, hence the lower than standard averages)

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