The World Grand Prix Preview : Gary Anderson to take the title?

Published on 2 October 2023 at 17:30

The World Grand Prix of Darts kicks off tonight where 32 teams battle it out in a double in tournament format. Michael van Gerwen kicks off his title defence on Tuesday against the youngster Josh rock. Can Rock find the same form he had against the Dutchman in the Grand Slam and get himself another TV 9 darter - we will see!



This Years Fixtures and Format:


Round 1 Monday 2nd of October

Dirk van Duijvenbode vs Brendan Dolan
Jose de Sousa vs Gary Anderson
Krzysztof Ratajski vs James Wade
Martin Schindler vs Raymond van Barneveld
Nathan Aspinall vs Stephen Bunting
Gerwyn Price vs Danny Noppert
Michael Smith vs Callan Rydz
Rob Cross vs Andrew Gilding


Round 1 Tuesday 3rd of October

Joe Cullen vs Mike De Decker
Dave Chisnall vs Luke Woodhouse
Damon Heta vs Ryan Searle
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Chris Dobey
Peter Wright vs Gabriel Clemens
Michael van Gerwen vs Josh Rock
Jonny Clayton vs Ross Smith
Luke Humphries vs Daryl Gurney


Round 2 Wednesday 4th of October

Michael Smith / Callan Rydz vs Dirk Van Duijvenbode / Brendan Dolan
Rob Cross / Andrew Gilding vs Jose De Sousa / Gary Anderson
Gerwyn Price / Danny Noppert vs Krzysztof Ratajski / James Wade
Nathan Aspinall / Stephen Bunting vs Martin Schindler / Raymond Van Barneveld


Check out another one of our articles here: Can Michael Smith turn this year around?


Round 2 Thursday 5th of October

Michael Van Gerwen / Josh Rock vs Dimitri Van den Bergh / Chris Dobey
Jonny Clayton / Ross Smith vs Joe Cullen / Mike De Decker
Peter Wright / Gabriel Clemens vs Damon Heta / Ryan Searle
Luke Humphries / Daryl Gurney vs Dave Chisnall / Luke Woodhouse


Quarter Finals Friday 6th of October



Semi Finals Saturday 7th of October



Final Sunday 8th of October



Check out another one of our articles here: Who is Gian van Veen - the new Dutch darting superstar?


How does it work? 


Round 1 - Best of Three Sets
Round 2 - Best of Five Sets
Quarter Finals - Best of Five Sets
Semi Finals - Best of Seven Sets
Final -  Best of Nine Sets


  • Each set is 5 legs.
  • Players have to start and finish on a double.


The tournament is live on Sky Sports and is at the Morningside Arena in Leicester. 


My prediction is a Gary Anderson World Grand Prix title win, let us know your thoughts on our social media pages!


Harry Lucas


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