2007 World Grand Prix (darts)

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Sky Bet World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates October 8–14
Venue Citywest Hotel
Location Dublin
Country Republic of Ireland
Organisation(s) PDC
Format

Sets

"double in, double out"
Prize fund £200,000
Winners share £50,000
Champion(s)
England James Wade

The 2007 SkyBet World Grand Prix was the tenth staging of a PDC darts tournament which took place between October 8 and October 14. It was the seventh year that the event was being staged at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Dublin. Phil Taylor went into the event as defending champion having won it for the previous two years - and seven times in all, but suffered a surprise first round defeat to Adrian Gray.

James Wade followed up his success at the 2007 World Matchplay by adding this title to his collection. He beat World Champion Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-final and Terry Jenkins in the final. Jenkins suffered his fifth televised final defeat in twelve months as his search for his first major title continued.

The top 24 players in the PDC Order of Merit qualified automatically. There were four further qualifiers from the PDPA Players Championship Order of Merit (the best performers from up to 20 non-televised events during the year) and there were four PDPA Irish qualifiers. The All-Ireland qualifiers were held on September 16.

As in previous years, the format of the tournament features much shorter first round matches (best of three sets) and players must start each leg on a double, as well as finish on a double.

History[edit]

For history of event and previous winners see main article: World Grand Prix

Prize money[edit]

The 2007 event has an increased prize fund of £200,000

  • Winner: £50,000
  • Runner-up: £20,000
  • Semi-Final: £10,000
  • Quarter Final: £7,500
  • 2nd Round: £5,000
  • 1st Round: £2,500

Race for the Premier League[edit]

The World Grand Prix is the cut-off point for qualification for the 2008 Premier League. The top six players in the world rankings after this tournament will seal automatic qualification for the lucrative event. Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Terry Jenkins and Peter Manley all looked assured of a place - but a good run at this tournament for any number of players could have stole the last guaranteed place in the league. Adrian Lewis secured the spot when John Part lost in the semi-finals. Part needed to win the event to climb to sixth in the rankings. Two further players will receive a wildcard at a later date.

Results[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals Semi-finals
Best of 3 sets[1] Best of 5 sets Best of 7 sets Best of 9 sets
                           
           
 England Phil Taylor 87.69  0
 England Adrian Gray 89.14  2  
 England Adrian Gray 78.98  3
   England Andy Smith 78.69  1  
 England Ronnie Baxter 68.94  1
 England Andy Smith 78.00  2  
 England Adrian Gray 86.62  2
   Canada John Part 80.48  4  
 England Andy Hamilton 74.45  1
 England Wayne Mardle 82.88  2  
 England Wayne Mardle 81.09  0
   Canada John Part 87.83  3  
 Canada John Part 80.51  2
  Billy Matthews 73.06  0  
 Canada John Part 83.71  3
   England Terry Jenkins 90.36  5
 England Peter Manley 80.07  1
 England Mark Dudbridge 76.22  2  
 England Mark Dudbridge 81.86  3
   England Andy Jenkins 75.96  2  
 Republic of Ireland Jason Barry 74.21  1
 England Andy Jenkins 81.66  2  
 England Mark Dudbridge 82.78  1
   England Terry Jenkins 85.57  4  
 England Terry Jenkins 83.45  2
 England Wayne Jones 83.05  1  
 England Terry Jenkins 81.62  3
   England Chris Mason 84.31  2  
 England Chris Mason 85.57  2
 England Colin Osborne 87.00  0  
           
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 89.07  2
 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 74.96  1  
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 84.91  3
   England Mervyn King 79.65  0  
  John Elder 83.91  0
 England Mervyn King 82.30  2  
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 92.48  4
   England Adrian Lewis 83.39  3  
 England Adrian Lewis 83.35  2
  James Keogh 70.31  0  
 England Adrian Lewis 82.44  3
   Netherlands Roland Scholten 76.49  1  
 England Kevin Painter 71.51  1
 Netherlands Roland Scholten 76.36  2  
 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 84.00  1
   England James Wade 90.43  5
 England Colin Lloyd 87.04  2
 England Dennis Priestley 90.14  0  
 England Colin Lloyd 89.52  3
   England Alan Tabern 84.14  0  
 England Alan Tabern 81.60  2
 Wales Barrie Bates 70.07  1  
 England Colin Lloyd 79.17  0
   England James Wade 82.81  4  
 England James Wade 94.80  2
 England Denis Ovens 81.00  0  
 England James Wade 76.60  3
   England Alex Roy 72.62  1  
 England Alex Roy 79.23  2
 England Wes Newton 77.53  1  
Final (Best of 11 sets)
84.58 Terry Jenkins England 3-6 England James Wade 86.03
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England James Wade wins the 2007 World Grand Prix

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