1998 World Grand Prix (darts)

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Sky Bet World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 14 October - 18 October
Venue Casino Rooms
Location Rochester, Kent
Country Republic of Ireland
Organisation(s) PDC
Format

Sets

"double in, double out"
Prize fund £38,000
Winners share £9,000
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
1999»

The 1998 World Grand Prix was a darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and held at the Casino Rooms in Rochester, Kent. It was the first year of the tournament and replaced the World Pairs tournament, which ran from 1995 to 1997.

The tournament featured an unusual format in that players must start each leg by hitting a double - in addition to the traditional double to finish. It also featured a format of the best of three legs per set (rather than five) for the only time in the tournament history.

Phil Taylor took the inaugural title, beating world number one, Rod Harrington in the final.

Seeds[edit]

Prize money[edit]

  • Winner: £9,000
  • Runner-Up: £5,000
  • Semi-Finalists: £3,000 each
  • Quarter-Finalists: £2,000 each
  • Last 16 Losers: £1,250 each

Results[edit]

1st Round
best of 21 sets
14 - 15 Oct
Quarter Finals
best of 21 sets
16 Oct
Semi Finals
best of 21 sets
17 Oct
Final
best of 25 sets
18 Oct
                       
1 England Rod Harrington 11
England Mick Manning 5
1 England Rod Harrington 11
England Graeme Stoddart 5
England Graeme Stoddart 11
United States Paul Lim 4
1 England Rod Harrington 11
England Peter Manley 8
4 England Peter Manley 11
England Peter Evison 5
4 England Peter Manley 11
England Dennis Priestley 8
England Dennis Priestley 11
England Keith Deller 9
1 England Rod Harrington 8
3 England Phil Taylor 13
2 England Alan Warriner 7
England Shayne Burgess 11
England Shayne Burgess 11
United States Gary Mawson 4
United States Gary Mawson 11
England Bob Anderson 10
England Shayne Burgess 2
3 England Phil Taylor 11
3 England Phil Taylor 11
United States Steve Brown 2
3 England Phil Taylor 11
England John Lowe 4
England John Lowe 11
Canada John Part 5

See also[edit]