2011 World Grand Prix (darts)

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PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates October 3 – 9
Venue Citywest Hotel
Location Dublin
Country Republic of Ireland
Organisation(s) PDC
Format

Sets

"double in, double out"
Prize fund £350,000
Nine dart finish Brendan Dolan v James Wade
(semi-final)
High checkout Caven v Ovens
(170, Round 1)
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2010 2012»

The 2011 PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix was the fourteenth staging of the World Grand Prix. It was played from October 3 to 9.

James Wade was the defending champion. However he lost in the semi finals to Brendan Dolan who had the unique achievement of becoming the first player to achieve a televised nine dart finish during a leg in which the players had to start on a double.[1] However, he lost to Phil Taylor, who won the World Grand Prix for the tenth time.[2][3]

Prize money[edit]

The total prize fund was £350,000. This was the same for the third World Grand Prix tournament. The following was the breakdown of the fund:[4]

Champion – £100,000
Runner-up – £40,000
Semi-finalists – £20,000
Quarter-finalists – £12,500
Second round losers – £7,000
First round losers – £4,000
Nine-Dart-finish – £5,000

Qualification[edit]

The field of 32 players were mostly made up from the top 16 in the PDC Order of Merit on September 19, two weeks after the two Players Championships in Derby. The top 8 from these rankings were also the seeded players. The remaining 16 places went to the top 14 non-qualified players from the Players Championship Order of Merit (which was increased by two,) and then to the top 2 non-qualified residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from the 2011 Players Championship Order of Merit who competed in at least six Players Championship events (reduced by two).[5]

PDC Top 16
  1. England Phil Taylor
  2. England Adrian Lewis
  3. England James Wade
  4. Scotland Gary Anderson
  5. Australia Simon Whitlock
  6. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
  7. England Wes Newton
  8. Wales Mark Webster
  9. Australia Paul Nicholson
  10. England Terry Jenkins
  11. England Andy Hamilton
  12. England Mervyn King
  13. England Mark Walsh
  14. England Colin Lloyd
  15. England Wayne Jones
  16. England Ronnie Baxter
PDPA Players Championship qualifiers
  1. Canada John Part
  2. Netherlands Vincent van der Voort
  3. England Justin Pipe
  4. England Jamie Caven
  5. England Andy Smith
  6. Scotland Peter Wright
  7. England Dave Chisnall
  8. England Kevin Painter
  9. England Denis Ovens
  10. Wales Richie Burnett
  11. England Alan Tabern
  12. England Steve Brown
  13. England Mark Hylton
  14. Scotland John Henderson
Irish qualifiers
  1. Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan
  2. Republic of Ireland William O'Connor

Draw[edit]

Round 1 (best of 3 sets)
October 3 – 4 [6]
Round 2 (best of 5 sets)
5 – 6 October
Quarter Finals (best of 7 sets)
October 7
Semi Finals (best of 9 sets)
October 8
Final (best of 11 sets)
October 9
                             
1 England Phil Taylor 102.26 2
Scotland Peter Wright 93.05 1
1 England Phil Taylor 92.87 3
Australia Paul Nicholson 89.64 0
  England Ronnie Baxter 87.91 0
Australia Paul Nicholson 91.72 2
1 England Phil Taylor 101.08 4
8 Wales Mark Webster 88.98 0
8 Wales Mark Webster 90.90 2
England Andy Hamilton 79.89 1
8 Wales Mark Webster 87.50 3
England Alan Tabern 76.43 1
  England Dave Chisnall 88.87 1
England Alan Tabern 77.27 2
1 England Phil Taylor 103.02 5
Wales Richie Burnett 88.15 2
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 84,85 2
England Terry Jenkins 85.19 1
5 Australia Simon Whitlock 85.71 1
England Mark Hylton 85.61 3
  England Mark Hylton 82.34 2
England Mark Walsh 79.03 1
  England Mark Hylton 85.70 1
Wales Richie Burnett 85.98 4
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 92.78 1
Wales Richie Burnett 84.75 2
  Wales Richie Burnett 88.38 3
England Denis Ovens 81.17 1
  England Jamie Caven 77.25 0
England Denis Ovens 82.42 2
1 England Phil Taylor 90.29 6
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 84.68 3
2 England Adrian Lewis 86.30 1
Canada John Part 81.94 2
  Canada John Part 84.77 1
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 87.12 3
  Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 90.11 2
England Wayne Jones 80.14 0
  Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 90.11 4
Scotland John Henderson 83.46 1
7 England Wes Newton89.77 2
England Colin Lloyd 80.45 1
7 England Wes Newton 80.50 2
Scotland John Henderson 77.59 3
  England Justin Pipe 76.34 0
Scotland John Henderson 81.44 2
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 87.58 5
3 England James Wade 86.73 2
6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 87.04 2
England Mervyn King 85.59 0
6 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 82.28 1
England Andy Smith 84.05 3
  Republic of Ireland William O'Connor <84.46/span> 0
England Andy Smith 86.21 2
England Andy Smith 85.78 2
3 England James Wade 88.19 4
3 England James Wade 75.02 2
England Steve Brown 76.77 0
3 England James Wade 88.62 3
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 89.70 2
  Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 86.42 2
England Kevin Painter 82.82 0

Television coverage and sponsorship[edit]

The tournament was screened by Sky Sports in high definition.

PartyPoker.com sponsored the event for the first time, taking over from Bodog after just one year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PartyPoker.com WGP Semi-Finals". PDC.tv. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Taylor Claims Tenth Dublin Title". PDC.tv. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Phil Taylor wins 10th World Grand Prix darts title". BBC Sport. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix NetZone". PDC.tv. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "World Grand Prix Draw Made". PDC.tv. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Averages for all rounds". Darts Database. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 

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