2018 World Grand Prix (darts)

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2018 Unibet World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates30 September–6 October 2018
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
(First round)
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2017 2019»

The 2018 Unibet World Grand Prix was the 21st staging of the World Grand Prix. It was held from 30 September to 6 October 2018 at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

The defending champion Daryl Gurney[1][2] lost to Michael van Gerwen 1–4 in the semi-finals.

Notably during the tournament, Dave Chisnall hit the highest ever losing average in a World Grand Prix match, when he averaged 97.78 in his 3–1 defeat in the quarter-finals to Michael van Gerwen.

Van Gerwen went on to lift his fourth World Grand Prix title, defeating Peter Wright 5–2 in the final.

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money will remain at £400,000. The following is the breakdown of the fund:[3]

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 was made up from the top 16 on the PDC Order of Merit and the top 16 non-qualified players from the ProTour Order of Merit. The top eight players were seeded in the tournament. The following players qualified for the tournament:[4]

Draw[edit]

First Round
(best of 3 sets)
30 September–1 October
Second Round
(best of 5 sets)
2–3 October
Quarter-finals
(best of 5 sets)
4 October
Semi-finals
(best of 7 sets)
5 October
Final
(best of 9 sets)
6 October
               
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 92.97 2
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon 77.84 0
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 91.84 3
England Darren Webster 82.32 0
  England Darren Webster 98.02 2
England Stephen Bunting 82.38 0
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 101.54 3
8 England Dave Chisnall 97.78 1
8 England Dave Chisnall 92.03 2
Germany Max Hopp 80.34 0
8 England Dave Chisnall 87.05 3
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 76.76 0
  England Ricky Evans 78.89 1
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 91.91 2
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 97.06 4
5 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 87.75 1
5 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 88.36 2
Scotland John Henderson 87.94 0
5 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 89.20 3
Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 87.41 2
  Netherlands Ron Meulenkamp 85.88 2
England Joe Cullen 78.54 1
5 Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney 92.72 3
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 78.99 0
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 88.91 2
Wales Jonny Clayton 79.12 0
4 Scotland Gary Anderson 90.91 3
Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan 80.74 0
  Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan 97.87 2
Belgium Kim Huybrechts 88.45 0
1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 88.85 5
2 Scotland Peter Wright 91.61 2
2 Scotland Peter Wright 98.02 2
England Steve West 89.07 0
2 Scotland Peter Wright 91.64 3
Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 77.67 0
  Netherlands Jermaine Wattimena 82.10 2
England Mervyn King 73.84 0
2 Scotland Peter Wright 87.64 3
England James Wilson 85.79 2
7 Australia Simon Whitlock 87.60 1
England James Wilson 86.46 2
  England James Wilson 82.12 3
England Adrian Lewis 78.63 2
  England Michael Smith 89.35 1
England Adrian Lewis 89.61 2
2 Scotland Peter Wright 93.38 4
6 Austria Mensur Suljović 92.74 3
6 Austria Mensur Suljović 84.27 2
England James Wade 76.76 0
6 Austria Mensur Suljović 92.42 3
England Ian White 89.29 0
  England Josh Payne 81.70 0
England Ian White 83.01 2
6 Austria Mensur Suljović 91.19 3
Wales Gerwyn Price 84.41 2
3 England Rob Cross 76.98 0
England Steve Beaton 84.27 2
  England Steve Beaton 82.32 1
Wales Gerwyn Price 85.56 3
  Netherlands Danny Noppert 76.55 0
Wales Gerwyn Price 79.15 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daryl Gurney earns biggest career win with World Grand Prix triumph in Dublin". BBC Sport. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Daryl Gurney makes Irish darts history with Grand Prix win". RTE Sport. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  3. ^ "PDC Prize Funds". PDC. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  4. ^ Phillips, Josh. "2018 Unibet World Grand Prix Field". PDC. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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