The BoyleSports World Grand Prix first round schedule of play has been announced.

The event will take place from Tuesday 6 October – Monday 12 October at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Five time winner Michael van Gerwen, and former World Champion Rob Cross, headline the opening night of action. They will face Krzysztof Ratajski and Gary Anderson respectively.

The first match will see Adrian Lewis take on Chris Dobey. Both Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price will play on night two.

Michael van Gerwen headlines the opening night of the World Grand Prix schedule. Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Star studded opening two nights

Elsewhere on the first night of the World Grand Prix:

  • James Wade will take on Mervyn King
  • Mensur Suljovic faces Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Danny Noppert takes on Ryan Searle

Jose De Sousa faces Devon Petersen, with Michael Smith v Dimitri Van den Bergh ending the night.

On night two, World Champion Wright will face Ryan Joyce, while Price will take on Jermaine Wattimena.

Also on the schedule:

  • Brendan Dolan v Kim Huybrechts kicks off night two
  • Dave Chisnall faces Glen Durrant in a repeat of last year’s semi final
  • Jamie Hughes faces Stephen Bunting
  • Jonny Clayton takes on Ian White
  • Daryl Gurney plays Joe Cullen

Nathan Aspinall v Gabriel Clemens rounds off the second night.

How can I follow it?

The BoyleSports World Grand Prix will be live on Sky Sports in the UK. You can also watch it outside the UK via the PDC’s broadcast partners, such as RTL or DAZN.

You can also live stream the event. Find out more by visiting this page.

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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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World Grand Prix schedule of play

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)
Quarter finals

Sunday October 11 (1900 BST)
Semi finals

Monday October 12 (2000 BST)