1998 World Grand Prix (darts)

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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.

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
                       
England Rod Harrington 11
England Mick Manning 5
England Rod Harrington 11
England Graeme Stoddart 5
England Graeme Stoddart 11
United States Paul Lim 4
England Rod Harrington 11
England Peter Manley 8
England Peter Manley 11
England Peter Evison 5
England Peter Manley 11
England Dennis Priestley 8
England Dennis Priestley 11
England Keith Deller 9
England Rod Harrington 8
England Phil Taylor 13
England Shayne Burgess 11
England Alan Warriner 7
England Shayne Burgess 11
Canada Gary Mawson 4
Canada Gary Mawson 11
England Bob Anderson 10
England Shayne Burgess 2
England Phil Taylor 11
England John Lowe 11
Canada John Part 5
England John Lowe 4
England Phil Taylor 11
United States Steve Brown 2
England Phil Taylor 11

See also[edit]