2015 World Grand Prix (darts)

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2015 PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates4–10 October 2015
VenueCitywest Hotel
LocationDublin
Country Ireland
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatSets
"double in, double out"
Prize fund£400,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout170 Austria Mensur Suljović
Champion(s)
Scotland Robert Thornton
«2014 2016»

The 2015 PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix was the eighteenth staging of the World Grand Prix. It was played from 4–10 October 2015 at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Michael van Gerwen was the defending champion after beating James Wade 5–3 in sets in the last year's final, but he was beaten 5–4 in the final by Robert Thornton.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money remained at £400,000. The following is the breakdown of the fund:[1]

Position (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £100,000
Runner-up (1) £45,000
Semi-finalist (2) £23,500
Quarter-finalist (4) £15,000
Second round losers (8) £8,500
First round losers (16) £5,000

Qualification[edit]

The field of 32 players is made up from the top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit on September 14. The remaining 16 places went to the top 14 non-qualified players from the ProTour Order of Merit and then to the top two non-qualified residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from the 2015 ProTour Order of Merit. The top eight players are seeded in the tournament.

PDC Top 16
  1. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Runner-up)
  2. Scotland Gary Anderson (Second round)
  3. England Phil Taylor (First round)
  4. Scotland Peter Wright (First round)
  5. England Adrian Lewis (Second round)
  6. England James Wade (First round)
  7. Scotland Robert Thornton (Winner)
  8. England Michael Smith (Second round)
  9. England Dave Chisnall (Second round)
  10. England Ian White (Quarter-finals)
  11. Australia Simon Whitlock (Second round)
  12. Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan (First round)
  13. England Terry Jenkins (Second round)
  14. England Mervyn King (First round)
  15. Belgium Kim Huybrechts (Second round)
  16. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (First round)
PDPA Players Championship qualifiers
  1. Netherlands Jelle Klaasen (Quarter-finals)
  2. England Justin Pipe (Second round)
  3. Netherlands Vincent van der Voort (Quarter-finals)
  4. Netherlands Benito van de Pas (First round)
  5. Austria Mensur Suljović (Semi-finals)
  6. England Stephen Bunting (First round)
  7. Wales Gerwyn Price (First round)
  8. England Steve Beaton (First round)
  9. Scotland John Henderson (First round)
  10. England Andrew Gilding (First round)
  11. Wales Mark Webster (Semi-finals)
  12. England Keegan Brown (First round)
  13. England Jamie Caven (First round)
  14. Wales Jamie Lewis (Quarter-finals)
Irish qualifiers
  1. Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (First round)
  2. Republic of Ireland William O'Connor (First round)

Draw[edit]

The draw was made on 27 September 2015.[2][3]

First round (best of 3 sets)

4–5 October
[4][5]

Second round (best of 5 sets)

6–7 October
[6]

Quarter-finals (best of 5 sets)

8 October
[7]

Semi-finals (best of 7 sets)

9 October
[8]

Final (best of 9 sets)

10 October
[9]

               
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 92.84 2
England Keegan Brown 77.32 1
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 91.87 3
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 92.48 1
  Belgium Kim Huybrechts 82.08 2
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 78.37 1
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 95.66 3
Wales Jamie Lewis 79.36 0
8 England Michael Smith 84.11 2
Wales Gerwyn Price 74.85 1
8 England Michael Smith 86.14 2
Wales Jamie Lewis 83.64 3
  Wales Jamie Lewis 87.75 2
Republic of Ireland William O'Connor 87.39 1
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 93.25 4
Wales Mark Webster 83.24 1
5 England Adrian Lewis 91.13 2
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 77.14 0
5 England Adrian Lewis 78.85 0
Wales Mark Webster 91.41 3
  England Stephen Bunting 83.01 1
Wales Mark Webster 87.88 2
  Wales Mark Webster 85.67 3
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 88.67 2
4 Scotland Peter Wright 88.77 1
England Dave Chisnall 89.11 2
  England Dave Chisnall 88.53 2
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 91.43 3
  Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 79.81 1
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 82.26 2
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 96.79 4
7 Scotland Robert Thornton 90.79 5
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.89 2
Scotland John Henderson 86.07 0
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 97.20 1
England Ian White 97.96 3
  England Ian White 89.20 2
England Jamie Caven 80.50 0
England Ian White 79.83 2
7 Scotland Robert Thornton 90.06 3
7 Scotland Robert Thornton 96.98 2
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 89.76 0
7 Scotland Robert Thornton 83.96 3
England Justin Pipe 80.10 0
  England Justin Pipe 84.97 2
England Steve Beaton 75.35 1
7 Scotland Robert Thornton 90.03 4
Austria Mensur Suljović 86.49 2
6 England James Wade 94.41 1
Austria Mensur Suljović 93.23 2
  Austria Mensur Suljović 91.34 3
Australia Simon Whitlock 88.19 0
  Australia Simon Whitlock 85.65 2
England Andrew Gilding 79.92 0
  Austria Mensur Suljović 85.09 3
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 81.60 1
3 England Phil Taylor 97.03 0
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 90.14 2
  Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 86.23 3
England Terry Jenkins 76.19 0
  England Terry Jenkins 86.01 2
England Mervyn King 84.40 1

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "partypoker.com World Grand Prix - Monday". PDC. Archived from the original on 2015-10-06. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  6. ^ "partypoker.com World Grand Prix - Tuesday". PDC. Archived from the original on 2015-10-07. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  7. ^ "partypoker.com World Grand Prix - QF". PDC. Archived from the original on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  8. ^ "partypoker.com World Grand Prix - SF". PDC. Archived from the original on 2015-10-11. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Thrilling Thornton's Dublin Delight!". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 11 October 2015.