2016 World Grand Prix (darts)

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2016 Unibet World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates2–8 October 2016
VenueCitywest Hotel
LocationDublin
Country Ireland
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatSets
"double in, double out"
Prize fund£400,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout164 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2015 2017»

The 2016 Unibet World Grand Prix was the 19th staging of the World Grand Prix. It was played from 2–8 October 2016 at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Robert Thornton was the defending champion after beating Michael van Gerwen 5–4 in sets in the last year's final, but he lost in the first round to Stephen Bunting.

Michael van Gerwen won his third Grand Prix title after defeating Gary Anderson 5–2 in the final.

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
(Total: £400,000)
Winner (1) £100,000
Runner-Up (1) £45,000
Semi-finalists (2) £23,500
Quarter-finalists (4) £15,000
Second round losers (8) £8,500
First round losers (16) £5,000

Qualification[edit]

The field of 32 players was made up from the top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit on September 25. 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 2016 ProTour Order of Merit. The top eight players are seeded in the tournament.[2]

The following players are taking part in the tournament:

PDC Order of Merit (1–16)
  1. Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (Winner)
  2. Scotland Gary Anderson (Runner-up)
  3. England Adrian Lewis (Second round)
  4. England Phil Taylor (First round)
  5. Scotland Peter Wright (First round)
  6. England James Wade (First round)
  7. Scotland Robert Thornton (First round)
  8. England Michael Smith (First round)
  9. England Dave Chisnall (Semi-finals)
  10. Netherlands Jelle Klaasen (First round)
  11. England Ian White (First round)
  12. Belgium Kim Huybrechts (Quarter-finals)
  13. Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (Semi-finals)
  14. Austria Mensur Suljović (First round)
  15. England Stephen Bunting (Second round)
  16. England Terry Jenkins (Second round)
Pro Tour
  1. Netherlands Benito van de Pas (Quarter-finals)
  2. Wales Gerwyn Price (First round)
  3. England Alan Norris (Second round)
  4. England Joe Cullen (First round)
  5. Australia Simon Whitlock (Quarter-finals)
  6. Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (Quarter-finals)
  7. England Steve Beaton (First round)
  8. England James Wilson (Second round)
  9. England Mervyn King (First round)
  10. Australia Kyle Anderson (Second round)
  11. England Jamie Caven (First round)
  12. England Steve West (Second round)
  13. Spain Cristo Reyes (First round)
  14. England Robbie Green (First round)
Irish Qualifiers
  1. Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan (Second round)
  2. Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan (First round)

Draw[edit]

The draw was made on 25 September during the 2016 Champions League of Darts.

First round (best of 3 sets)
2–3 October
[3][4]
Second round (best of 5 sets)
4–5 October
[5][6]
Quarter-finals (best of 5 sets)
6 October
[7]
Semi-finals (best of 7 sets)
7 October
[8]
Final (best of 9 sets)
8 October
[9]
               
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 97.39 2
England Steve Beaton 80.98 1
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 97.17 3
England James Wilson 84.02 0
England James Wilson 90.12 2
  Republic of Ireland Mick McGowan 82.51 1
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 103.09 3
Australia Simon Whitlock 92.69 1
8 England Michael Smith 80.01 1
England Alan Norris 77.83 2
  England Alan Norris 88.47 2
Australia Simon Whitlock 89.44 3
  England Joe Cullen 80.28 1
Australia Simon Whitlock 82.36 2
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 99.37 4
England Dave Chisnall 95.05 2
5 Scotland Peter Wright 87.00 0
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 92.16 2
  Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 87.06 1
England Dave Chisnall 94.33 3
  England Dave Chisnall 84.20 2
England Robbie Green 84.88 1
  England Dave Chisnall 90.54 3
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 86.52 1
4 England Phil Taylor 91.48 1
England Steve West 83.24 2
  England Steve West 86.97 0
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 86.12 3
  Austria Mensur Suljović 80.55 1
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 75.66 2
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 100.29 5
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 92.73 2
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 96.92 2
England Jamie Caven 85.71 0
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 96.88 3
Australia Kyle Anderson 84.88 1
  Australia Kyle Anderson 81.69 2
Spain Cristo Reyes 78.59 1
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 83.03 3
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 85.71 1
7 Scotland Robert Thornton 85.19 1
England Stephen Bunting 90.18 2
  England Stephen Bunting 87.30 0
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 98.47 3
  England Ian White 77.72 1
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 80.90 2
2 Scotland Gary Anderson 98.89 4
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 91.55 1
6 England James Wade 87.79 1
England Terry Jenkins 91.36 2
  England Terry Jenkins 86.25 1
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 84.76 3
Netherlands Benito van de Pas 77.33 2
  Wales Gerwyn Price 72.00 0
  Netherlands Benito van de Pas 88.02 0
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 93.36 3
3 England Adrian Lewis 91.60 2
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen 89.42 1
3 England Adrian Lewis 85.30 0
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 97.90 3
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 84.24 2
  England Mervyn King 88.94 0

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Unibet World Grand Prix Day Three". PDC. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Unibet World Grand Prix Day Four". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-11-10. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
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  8. ^ "Unibet World Grand Prix Semi-finals". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-11-13. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Brilliant van Gerwen's Dublin Treble!". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-11-13. Retrieved 9 October 2016.