2009 World Grand Prix (darts)

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Skybet World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates 5–11 October 2009
Venue Citywest Hotel
Location Dublin
Country Republic of Ireland
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Sets
"double in, double out"
Final – best of 11
Prize fund £350,000
Winners share £100,000
High checkout 167 England Adrian Lewis
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2008 2010»

The 2009 Skybet World Grand Prix was the twelfth instance of the darts tournament held by the Professional Darts Corporation, the World Grand Prix. It was held from October 5 to October 11. It was staged at the Citywest International Event & Convention Centre in Dublin.[1] The event featured a tournament record prize fund of £350,000 with £100,000 going to the winner.

Phil Taylor successfully defended his title, beating Raymond van Barneveld 6-3 in the final to win the World Grand Prix for the ninth time.

Format[edit]

The tournament's usual format was in play with the usual 501 legs double-in double-out format (the World Grand Prix remains the only televised darts tournament to use the double-in format). The first round's games were best of 3 sets - the quickfire nature of this round means shocks are frequent in this round, not least involving eight-time champion Phil Taylor who, three times, has gone out in the first round here. Second round games were best of 5 sets, the quarter finals best of 7 sets, the semi finals best of 9 sets, and the final was best of 11 sets. All sets were best of 5 legs/first to three legs.[2]

Prize money[edit]

A tournament record prize fund of £350,000 was available to the participants, divided based on the following performances:

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

Qualification[edit]

The field of 32 players was mostly made up from the top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit on September 7, following the two Players Championship events in Salzburg, Austria. The top 8 from these rankings were also the seeded players. The remaining 16 places went to the top 12 non-qualified players from the 2009 Players Championship Order of Merit, and then to the top 4 non-qualified residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from the 2009 Players Championship Order of Merit who have competed in at least six Players Championship events.[3]

PDC Top 16
  1. England Phil Taylor (Winner)
  2. England James Wade (First round)
  3. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Runner-Up)
  4. Canada John Part (First round)
  5. England Terry Jenkins (Semi-finals)
  6. England Ronnie Baxter (First round)
  7. England Mervyn King (Second round)
  8. England Adrian Lewis (Quarter-finals)
  9. England Colin Lloyd (Second round)
  10. England Dennis Priestley (Second round)
  11. England Alan Tabern (First round)
  12. England Colin Osborne (First round)
  13. England Mark Walsh (First round)
  14. England Wayne Mardle (First round)
  15. England Kevin Painter (Quarter-finals)
  16. England Andy Hamilton (Semi-finals)
PDPA Players Championship qualifiers
  1. Scotland Gary Anderson (Second round)
  2. Scotland Robert Thornton (First round)
  3. England Jamie Caven (First round)
  4. England Steve Beaton (Second round)
  5. England Wayne Jones (Second round)
  6. England Andy Smith (Quarter-finals)
  7. Netherlands Vincent van der Voort (First round)
  8. England Mark Dudbridge (Second round)
  9. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (First round)
  10. Australia Paul Nicholson (First round)
  11. England Wes Newton (Second round)
  12. England Denis Ovens (First round)
Irish qualifiers
  1. Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan (First round)
  2. Northern Ireland John MaGowan (First round)
  3. Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan (First round)
  4. Republic of Ireland Jacko Barry (Quarter-finals)

Draw[edit]

Round One
Best of 3 sets[4][5]
Round Two
Best of 5 sets[6][7]
Quarter Finals
Best of 7 sets[8]
Semi Finals
Best of 9 sets[9]
Final
Best of 11 sets[10]
                             
1 England Phil Taylor 98.33 2
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 86.01 0
1 England Phil Taylor 99.37 3
England Wayne Jones 89.31 0
  England Wayne Jones 85.64 2
Australia Paul Nicholson 82.92 1
1 England Phil Taylor 98.59 4
8 England Adrian Lewis 89.29 0
8 England Adrian Lewis 89.15 2
Scotland Robert Thornton 74.41 0
8 England Adrian Lewis 90.86 3
Scotland Gary Anderson 85.81 2
  Northern Ireland John MaGowan 82.44 0
Scotland Gary Anderson 96.86 2
1 England Phil Taylor 99.76 5
5 England Terry Jenkins 85.67 2
5 England Terry Jenkins 88.39 2
England Wayne Mardle 69.63 0
5 England Terry Jenkins 93.47 3
England Mark Dudbridge 89.97 1
  England Denis Ovens 83.76 1
England Mark Dudbridge 89.24 2
5 England Terry Jenkins 86.04 4
England Andy Smith 87.00 0
4 Canada John Part 86.44 0
England Colin Lloyd 94.63 2
  England Colin Lloyd 87.62) 2
England Andy Smith 81.92 3
  England Andy Smith 83.83 2
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 84.59 1
1 England Phil Taylor 97.07 6
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 86.62 3
2 England James Wade 92.17 1
England Dennis Priestley 96.47 2
  England Dennis Priestley 79.61 1
England Kevin Painter 79.83 3
  England Kevin Painter 80.36 2
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 79.23 0
  England Kevin Painter 85.76 1
England Andy Hamilton 87.05 4
7 England Mervyn King 85.34 2
England Colin Osborne 81.60 0
7 England Mervyn King 84.38 0
England Andy Hamilton 89.51 3
  England Andy Hamilton 89.53 2
England Mark Walsh 87.55 1
England Andy Hamilton 88.29 2
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 87.72 5
6 England Ronnie Baxter 73.97 0
England Steve Beaton 79.59 2
  England Steve Beaton 77.74 2
Republic of Ireland Jacko Barry 80.13 3
  Republic of Ireland Jacko Barry 77.45 2
Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan 72.33 0
Republic of Ireland Jacko Barry 76.44 0
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 90.85 4
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 87.06 2
England Alan Tabern 81.56 1
3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 84.79 3
England Wes Newton 82.23 2
  England Wes Newton 94.65 2
England Jamie Caven 85.55 0

Statistics[edit]

Player Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
England Phil Taylor 5 20 5 68 36 21 143 88 28 164 98.62
England James Wade 1 1 2 6 7 2 17 9 4 76 92.17
Scotland Gary Anderson 2 4 3 17 13 8 40 18 12 100 91.34
England Colin Lloyd 2 4 3 17 13 6 45 23 3 156 91.13
England Adrian Lewis 3 5 6 25 24 10 62 25 13 167 89.77
England Mark Dudbridge 2 3 4 15 14 5 33 15 13 88 89.61
England Andy Hamilton 4 11 7 42 34 15 92 42 11 149 88.60
England Wes Newton 2 4 3 18 13 5 36 19 6 141 88.44
England Terry Jenkins 4 11 6 39 32 15 103 49 17 116 88.39
England Dennis Priestley 2 3 4 12 16 3 45 21 4 125 88.04
England Mark Walsh 1 1 2 6 8 2 23 9 0 84 87.55
England Wayne Jones 2 2 4 11 14 3 35 18 2 114 87.48
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 5 17 11 59 59 17 149 58 24 130 87.41
Canada John Part 1 0 2 2 6 2 8 5 1 79 86.44
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 1 0 2 2 6 0 8 5 2 55 86.01
England Jamie Caven 1 0 2 2 6 1 7 5 1 65 85.55
England Mervyn King 2 2 3 8 13 3 19 14 4 76 84.86
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 1 1 2 7 7 3 22 6 2 136 84.59
England Andy Smith 3 5 7 23 30 25 59 25 12 105 84.25
England Denis Ovens 1 1 2 4 7 1 14 1 4 66 83.76
Australia Paul Nicholson 1 1 2 5 8 1 15 4 4 120 82.92
Northern Ireland John Magowan 1 0 2 1 6 1 12 4 1 100 82.44
England Kevin Painter 3 6 5 25 21 10 35 35 13 140 81.98
England Colin Osborne 1 0 2 4 6 2 11 7 1 78 81.60
England Alan Tabern 1 1 2 6 6 1 17 8 1 92 81.56
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 1 0 2 3 6 1 11 5 1 50 79.23
England Steve Beaton 2 4 3 15 12 5 33 15 4 141 78.67
Republic of Ireland Jacko Barry 3 5 6 22 25 7 63 24 4 92 78.01
Scotland Robert Thornton 1 0 2 1 6 0 8 3 1 72 74.41
England Ronnie Baxter 1 0 2 1 6 0 11 1 1 40 73.97
Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan 1 0 2 4 6 2 11 7 0 38 72.33
England Wayne Mardle 1 0 2 2 6 1 6 5 1 48 69.63

Television coverage and sponsorship[edit]

As usual and since its inception the tournament was screened by Sky Sports.

The tournament was sponsored for the last time by Sky Bet after five years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Venue Boost For World Grand Prix obtained 02-10-2009
  2. ^ Skybet World Grand Prix Schedule of Play obtained 02-10-2009
  3. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix Field". Planet Darts. September 7, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Monday". Planet Darts. October 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Tuesday". Planet Darts. October 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Weds". Planet Darts. October 7, 2009. Archived from the original on September 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Thurs". Planet Darts. October 8, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Friday". Planet Darts. October 9, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix Semis". Planet Darts. October 10, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Battling Taylor's Dublin Joy". Planet Darts. October 11, 2009. 

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