The unseeded eight players from the Order of Merit are:
Dimitri Van den Bergh
The top 16 Pro Tour qualifiers are:
Jose De Sousa
Dirk van Duijvenbode
What’s the prize money and what are players defending?
Michael van Gerwen will defend £100,000 on his Order of Merit ranking, after winning this title in 2018. He beat Peter Wright in the final, and Snakebite will be defending £45,000 in Coventry this time around. Even if Wright goes further than Van Gerwen this year, the Green Machine will still comfortably be top of the PDC Order of Merit at the end of the week.
Daryl Gurney and Mensur Suljovic will be defending £23,500 on their rankings. They both made the semi finals in Dublin two years ago.
The prize fund remains at £450,000 as in 2019. It’s broken down like this:
Here is the schedule of play for the 2020 BoyleSports World Grand Prix. All start times are UK time:
Tuesday October 6 (1800 BST)
8x first round
Adrian Lewis v Chris Dobey
Danny Noppert v Ryan Searle
Mensur Suljovic v Dirk van Duijvenbode
Jose De Sousa v Devon Petersen
James Wade v Mervyn King
Rob Cross v Gary Anderson
Michael van Gerwen v Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael Smith v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Wednesday October 7 (1800 BST)
8x first round
Brendan Dolan v Kim Huybrechts
Jamie Hughes v Stephen Bunting
Jonny Clayton v Ian White
Dave Chisnall v Glen Durrant
Daryl Gurney v Joe Cullen
Peter Wright v Ryan Joyce
Gerwyn Price v Jermaine Wattimena
Nathan Aspinall v Gabriel Clemens
Thursday October 8 (1900 BST)
4x second round
Friday October 9 (1900 BST)
4x second round
Saturday October 10 (1900 BST)
Sunday October 11 (1900 BST)
Monday October 12 (2000 BST)
Who are the favourites for the title?
Michael van Gerwen is the favourite to lift the title, however his odds are drifting. He’s currently 17/4 with title sponsors BoyleSports, just ahead of Gerwyn Price at 5/1.
The World Champion Peter Wright is third favourite at 11/2, with Nathan Aspinall at 12/1 as fourth favourite.
Gary Anderson is 14/1, while Glen Durrant and Michael Smith are 18/1 and 23/1 respectively.
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We’ll also produce the Grand Prix Daily. This round up show will feature reaction, news and debate from every day of the tournament. It will be available across our podcast channels the morning after play.
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