PDC Darts World Grand Prix Preview 

Darts returns to Dublin for another year at the glamorous City-West Hotel. The World Grand Prix is regarded as one of the toughest tournaments on the PDC Circuit with its unique ‘double-in, double-out’ format. This tournament always springs a few shocks and surprises along the way because of its short format in the early rounds (beat of 3 sets). With such a talented field and some tasty matches in this years’ first round, we will surely see some of the big guns fall in the early stages.

Just like last year’s winner, Robert Thornton, I thing there will be another player outside the top 6 who makes his mark in this year’s World Grand Prix and i think it will be Mensur Suljovic. He has a very steady and unique throwing action and has been in good form this year on the circuit. Suljovic is hot on his doubles including his favourite, double 14, which he leaves in most legs. He made the semi-finals last year and I would not be surprised if he achieved that again. However, he will probably face an in form Phil Taylor in the second round after Taylor dominated the inaugural Champions League of Darts last weekend in Wales where he defeated Michael van Gerwen in the final.

2016 Unibet World Grand Prix Draw

Michael van Gerwen (1) vs Steve Beaton

Mick McGowan v James Wilson

Michael Smith (8) v Alan Norris

Joe Cullen v Simon Whitlock

Peter Wright (5) v Brendan Dolan

Dave Chisnall v Robbie Green

Phil Taylor (4) v Steve West

Mensur Suljovic v Daryl Gurney

Gary Anderson (2) v Jamie Caven

Kyle Anderson v Cristo Reyes

Robert Thornton (7) v Stephen Bunting

Ian White v Kim Huybrechts

James Wade (6) v Terry Jenkins

Gerwyn Price v Benito van de Pas

Adrian Lewis (3) v Jelle Klaasen

Mervyn King v Raymond van Barneveld


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