2006 World Grand Prix (darts)
|Sky Bet World Grand Prix|
|Country||Republic of Ireland|
|High checkout||160 Ronnie Baxter|
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
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
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
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.
Following the announcement in October 2006 of the extension of Skybet's sponsorship contract the prize fund was increased to £130,000.
|Position (num. of players)||Prize money|
|Second round losers||(8)||£3,000|
|First round losers||(16)||£1,750|