World Grand Prix Darts Betting Guide

Updated: 966 Darts

The World Grand Prix Darts tournament takes places annually in early October and is unique in that it is the only televised Darts event that requires the players to begin and finish a leg via a double.

World Grand Prix Darts Betting Guide
Matthew Edgar Darts Editor and WDF Professional

Former PDC Darts Professional, SkySports Darts Commentator and YouTuber with 6 tournament wins under his belt including the Iceland Open in 2023

World Grand Prix Darts Information

World Grand Prix Darts Blog Content

How can I bet on the Darts ?

If you are a rookie when it comes to betting on the darts then you may like to read our darts betting guide which contains plenty of useful information to help get you started. When you are confident and ready to place a bet on your fancies check out our best bookie for darts article to see which bookie will suit your betting needs. There are many different darts markets, for example: Match Winner, Set Score, Total 180's, Most 180's and many more.

Who will win the World Grand Prix Darts tournament ?

OLBG's knowledgeable darts tipsters will provide their insights and analysis on their potential World Grand Prix Tournament winner plus there will be daily predictions throughout the World Grand Prix Darts event so be sure to check the daily world grand prix darts tips before placing your darts bets.

Is the World Grand Prix Darts tournament Live on TV ?

The World Grand Prix Darts tournament is shown live every day on Sky Sports in the UK.

What is the prize money for the World Grand Prix Darts ?

The total prize fund for the 2023 World Grand Prix Darts was £600,000.

World Grand Prix Darts Preview

When is the World Grand Prix Darts tournament ?

The 2024 World Grand Prix Darts tournament dates are to be confirmed.

Where is the World Grand Prix Darts tournament ?

The 2024 World Grand Prix Darts tournament venue is to be confirmed.

Who are the favourites to win the World Grand Prix darts tournament ?

The defending World Grand Prix Darts champion is Luke Humphries. Take a look at the OLBG Best Darts Tipsters page to see who the best profit performing darts tipsters fancy to win this year.

World Grand Prix Darts Seedings

Who is the current world number 1 in darts ?

At the time of writing (20th October 2023) Michael Smith from England is the number 1 player in the PDC Order of Merit.

The 32 players who qualify for the 2023 World Grand Prix Darts Tournament are listed in the table below. The top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit as of 25th September 2023 automatically qualify with the top 8 players seeded in the draw. The top 16 players (excluding PDC Order of Merit qualifiers) from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit as of 25th September 2023 also qualify.

RankingPDC Order of MeritRankingPDC ProTour Qualifiers
1Michael Smith1Josh Rock
2Michael van Gerwen2Krzysztof Ratajski
3Peter Wright3Martin Schindler
4Gerwyn Price4Stephen Bunting
5Nathan Aspinall5Ross Smith
6Luke Humphries6Andrew Gilding
7Jonny Clayton7Jose de Sousa
8Rob Cross8Gary Anderson
9Danny Noppert9Mike de Decker
10Dirk van Duijvenbode10Daryl Gurney
11Joe Cullen11Gabriel Clemens
12Dave Chisnall12Brendan Dolan
13Damon Heta13Raymond van Barneveld
14Dimitri Van den Bergh14Chris Dobey
15Ryan Searle15Callan Rydz
16James Wade16Luke Woodhouse

*Top 8 seeded players in bold.

World Grand Prix Darts Schedule

Format

How does the World Grand Prix of Darts work ?

The BoyleSports sponsored World Grand Prix Darts tournament is the PDC Tour's third oldest event and is unique in that it is the only televised event on the PDC Tour where players have to start and finish on a double (or bullseye). So scoring cannot commence until a double is hit, hence the tournament format is also known as "Double in, Double out".

  • First Round: Best of 3 Sets (First to 5 legs)
  • Second Round: Best of 5 Sets
  • Quarter Finals: Best of 5 Sets
  • Semi Finals: Best of 7 Sets
  • Final: Best of 9 Sets

For details on the World Grand Prix Darts draw and the latest news on the tournament head over to the official PDC website.

World Grand Prix Darts Previous Winners

Who won the World Grand Prix Darts 2023 ?

Luke Humphries won the 2023 World Grand Prix Darts tournament defeating Gerwyn Price 5-2 in the final. This victory was Luke's maiden World Grand Prix Darts title success on just his third appearance in this tournament and first final.

World Grand Prix Darts Last 10 Winners

YearWinnerScoreRunner Up
2023Luke Humphries5-2Gerwyn Price
2022Michael van Gerwen5-3Nathan Aspinall
2021Jonny Clayton5-1Gerwyn Price
2020Gerwyn Price5-2Dirk van Duijvenbode
2019Michael van Gerwen5-2Dave Chisnall
2018Michael van Gerwen5-2Peter Wright
2017Daryl Gurney5-4Simon Whitlock
2016Michael van Gerwen5-2Gary Anderson
2015Robert Thornton5-4Michael van Gerwen
2014Michael van Gerwen5-3James Wade

Previous World Grand Prix Darts Finalists (Active)

Michael van Gerwen has the most World Grand Prix Darts titles in the bag which currently stands at 6:

PlayerFinalsWonRunner Up
Michael van Gerwen761
James Wade321
Jonny Clayton110
Robert Thornton110
Daryl Gurney110
Luke Humphries110
Gerwyn Price211
Dave Chisnall202
Mervyn King101
Brendan Dolan101
Gary Anderson101
Peter Wright101
Dirk van Duijvenbode101
Nathan Aspinall101

World Grand Prix Darts Records & Statistics

Most World Grand Prix Darts Finals

  • 11 - Phil Taylor

Most World Grand Prix Darts Titles

  • 11 - Phil Taylor

Nine Dart Finishes

  • Brendan Dolan (v James Wade) 2011
  • James Wade (v Robert Thornton) 2014
  • Robert Thornton (v James Wade) 2014

Highest Tournament Three Dart Average

  • 99.46 - Michael van Gerwen (2016)

Highest Match Three Dart Average

  • 106.45 - Alan Warriner (v Andy Jenkins) 2001

Highest 'Final' Three Dart Average 

  • 100.29 - Michael van Gerwen (v Gary Anderson) 2016

Highest Match Losing Three Dart Average

  • 97.78 - Dave Chisnall (v Michael van Gerwen) 2018

Author and Contributor Information

Matthew Edgar

OLBG Sponsored Darts Professional

Matthew Edgar, born on August 28, 1986, is an English professional darts player currently targeting the WDF World championships at Lakeside in December 2024 and commentating on Darts for Sky Sports. Known for his practice sessions with former world championship runner-up Kevin Painter, Edgar began his sports career as a coach for Northampton Town before shifting to darts. Prior to his darts career, he trained in mixed martial arts and was a professional wrestler. Edgar also hosts a dedicated darts YouTube channel, "Edgar TV," where he interacts with followers and shares his professional competition experiences.

Follow Matthew as he targets Lakeside and the WDF World Championships in December 2024.

- Matthew Edgar, Darts editor and wdf professional

James Banting

Content Editor / Fact Checker

James is one of OLBG's in-house sports betting specialists with decades of industry experience. He manages our Darts event calendar, working with Matt to update the event preview articles with recent results and data checking for accuracy.

- James Banting, Tipster competition assistant

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