2021 World Grand Prix Overview
|Tournament Name||2021 World Grand Prix|
|When||Sunday, 3 October – Saturday, 9 October 2021|
|Where||Morningside Arena, Leicester|
|Live Streaming||Live on Sky Sports Action|
|2020 Winner||Gerwyn Price|
|2021 Ante Post Favourite||Gerwyn Price|
We’re heading back to the oche for one of the more unique tournaments on the darting calendar.
The World Grand Prix heads to Leicester for a “Double in, Double out” change of lane, with the set play competition often capable of throwing up a number of surprises.
The infamous Bobby George saying “it’s trebles for show and doubles for dough,” couldn’t be more pertinent inside the Morningside Arena this weekend, with doubling accuracy the key to a fast start.
Three of the last four editions have thrown up different winners, with eight different players lifting the Grand Prix trophy since its beginnings in 1998.
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The @BoyleSports World Grand Prix schedule of play has been confirmed, with reigning champion Gerwyn Price in action on the opening night.
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2021 World Grand Prix – Competition Format
In order to start scoring in each leg, a player must hit a double first in the Grand Prix’s “Double in, Double out” format.
Each round is set play, following this format:
1st Round: Best of 3 sets
2nd Round: Best of 5 sets
Quarter-finals: Best of 5 sets
Semi-finals: Best of 7 sets
Final: Best of 9 sets
(All sets are best of five legs)
Who Are The Favourites For The 2021 World Grand Prix?
- Gerwyn Price (4/1) – “Iceman” Price added the World Grand Prix to his growing collection last year and is the favourite to scoop up 2021’s edition. The world number one is an excellent TV player and thrives under pressure.
- Michael van Gerwen (11/2) – MVG has five Grand Prix titles to his name but has fallen slightly out of form since the Covid-19 pandemic started. His scoring is still expected to impress, and his purple patches are often unrivalled across the sport.
- Peter Wright (6/1) – “Snakebite” is yet to win a Grand Prix, finishing runner-up to Michael van Gerwen in 2018. The Scot is one of the best double hitters in the sport and will fancy his chances this year.
- Jose De Sousa (12/1) – Despite the odd miscount, De Sousa is one of the best players in the world on current form. The Portuguese won the Grand Slam in 2020 and has a taste for success.
2021 World Grand Prix – Top Stats
- Phil Taylor (11) has won the most World Grand Prix titles since it’s inception in 1998.
- Apart from Taylor (19), James Wade has made the most appearance at the World Grand Prix (16), picking up two titles in 2007 and 2010.
- There have been only three nine-dart finishes at the World Grand Prix – Brendan Dolan in 2011, James Wade and Robert Thornton in 2014.
- Alan Warriner holds the record for the highest average (106.45) in a World Grand Prix match back in 2001.
- Michael van Gerwen recorded the highest tournament average of 99.46 when he dominated the 2016 competition.
- Dave Chisnall is the only current active player to have reached multiple World Grand Prix finals without taking home the trophy.
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Plenty of tasty first round matches getting underway on Sunday, October 3rd! HERE WE GO!
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2021 World Grand Prix – What To Bet On
- Outright Winner – Who will win the 2021 World Grand Prix? There will be some tasty prices available in this 32-man field.
- 9 Dart Finish – Will there be a ‘perfect’ 9-dart finish in the tournament or in a particular match? You’ll get pretty tasty odds in both of these markets.
- First Time Winner – Will there be a new set of hands clasping the World Grand Prix trophy this season? Gary Anderson and Peter Wright are two top performers without a Grand Prix title.
- To Win Quarter – Which player will win their particular quarter of the draw and advance to the semi-finals? Keep your eyes on the draw bracket.
- Most 180s in the Tournament – Which player will record the most maximums at the 2021 World Grand Prix?
2021 World Grand Prix – FAQ’s
*Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication and are subject to change.