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The 2009 Skybet World Grand Prix was the twelfth instance of the darts tournament held by the Professional Darts Corporation, the World Grand Prix. It was held from 5–11 October 2009. It was staged at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.[1] The event featured a tournament record prize fund of £350,000 with £100,000 going to the winner.

2009 Skybet World Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates5–11 October 2009
VenueCitywest Hotel
LocationDublin
Country Ireland
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatSets
"double in, double out"
Final – best of 11
Prize fund£350,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout167 England Adrian Lewis
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2008 2010»

Phil Taylor successfully defended his title, beating Raymond van Barneveld 6-3 in the final to win the World Grand Prix for the ninth time.

Contents

FormatEdit

The tournament's usual format was in play with the usual 501 legs double-in double-out format (the World Grand Prix remains the only televised darts tournament to use the double-in format). The first round's games were best of 3 sets - the quickfire nature of this round means shocks are frequent in this round, not least involving eight-time champion Phil Taylor who, three times, has gone out in the first round here. Second round games were best of 5 sets, the quarter finals best of 7 sets, the semi finals best of 9 sets, and the final was best of 11 sets. All sets were best of 5 legs/first to three legs.[2]

Prize moneyEdit

A tournament record prize fund of £350,000 was available to the participants, divided based on the following performances:

Position (num. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £350,000)
Winner (1) £100,000
Runner-Up (1) £40,000
Semi-finalists (2) £20,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £12,500
Second round losers (8) £7,000
First round losers (16) £4,000

QualificationEdit

The field of 32 players was mostly made up from the top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit on September 7, following the two Players Championship events in Salzburg, Austria. The top 8 from these rankings were also the seeded players. The remaining 16 places went to the top 12 non-qualified players from the 2009 Players Championship Order of Merit, and then to the top 4 non-qualified residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from the 2009 Players Championship Order of Merit who have competed in at least six Players Championship events.[3]

PDC Top 16
  1.   Phil Taylor (Winner)
  2.   James Wade (First round)
  3.   Raymond van Barneveld (Runner-Up)
  4.   John Part (First round)
  5.   Terry Jenkins (Semi-finals)
  6.   Ronnie Baxter (First round)
  7.   Mervyn King (Second round)
  8.   Adrian Lewis (Quarter-finals)
  9.   Colin Lloyd (Second round)
  10.   Dennis Priestley (Second round)
  11.   Alan Tabern (First round)
  12.   Colin Osborne (First round)
  13.   Mark Walsh (First round)
  14.   Wayne Mardle (First round)
  15.   Kevin Painter (Quarter-finals)
  16.   Andy Hamilton (Semi-finals)
PDPA Players Championship qualifiers
  1.   Gary Anderson (Second round)
  2.   Robert Thornton (First round)
  3.   Jamie Caven (First round)
  4.   Steve Beaton (Second round)
  5.   Wayne Jones (Second round)
  6.   Andy Smith (Quarter-finals)
  7.   Vincent van der Voort (First round)
  8.   Mark Dudbridge (Second round)
  9.   Michael van Gerwen (First round)
  10.   Paul Nicholson (First round)
  11.   Wes Newton (Second round)
  12.   Denis Ovens (First round)
Irish qualifiers
  1.   Brendan Dolan (First round)
  2.   John MaGowan (First round)
  3.   Mick McGowan (First round)
  4.   Jacko Barry (Quarter-finals)

DrawEdit

First round (best of 3 sets)
5–6 October[4][5]
Second round (best of 5 sets)
7–8 October[6][7]
Quarter-finals (best of 7 sets)
9 October[8]
Semi-finals (best of 9 sets)
10 October[9]
Final (best of 11 sets)
11 October[10]
               
1   Phil Taylor 98.33 2
  Brendan Dolan 86.01 0
1   Phil Taylor 99.37 3
  Wayne Jones 89.31 0
    Wayne Jones 85.64 2
  Paul Nicholson 82.92 1
1   Phil Taylor 98.59 4
8   Adrian Lewis 89.29 0
8   Adrian Lewis 89.15 2
  Robert Thornton 74.41 0
8   Adrian Lewis 90.86 3
  Gary Anderson 85.81 2
    John MaGowan 82.44 0
  Gary Anderson 96.86 2
1   Phil Taylor 99.76 5
5   Terry Jenkins 85.67 2
5   Terry Jenkins 88.39 2
  Wayne Mardle 69.63 0
5   Terry Jenkins 93.47 3
  Mark Dudbridge 89.97 1
    Denis Ovens 83.76 1
  Mark Dudbridge 89.24 2
5   Terry Jenkins 86.04 4
  Andy Smith 87.00 0
4   John Part 86.44 0
  Colin Lloyd 94.63 2
    Colin Lloyd 87.62) 2
  Andy Smith 81.92 3
    Andy Smith 83.83 2
  Vincent van der Voort 84.59 1
1   Phil Taylor 97.07 6
3   Raymond van Barneveld 86.62 3
2   James Wade 92.17 1
  Dennis Priestley 96.47 2
    Dennis Priestley 79.61 1
  Kevin Painter 79.83 3
    Kevin Painter 80.36 2
  Michael van Gerwen 79.23 0
    Kevin Painter 85.76 1
  Andy Hamilton 87.05 4
7   Mervyn King 85.34 2
  Colin Osborne 81.60 0
7   Mervyn King 84.38 0
  Andy Hamilton 89.51 3
    Andy Hamilton 89.53 2
  Mark Walsh 87.55 1
  Andy Hamilton 88.29 2
3   Raymond van Barneveld 87.72 5
6   Ronnie Baxter 73.97 0
  Steve Beaton 79.59 2
    Steve Beaton 77.74 2
  Jacko Barry 80.13 3
    Jacko Barry 77.45 2
  Mick McGowan 72.33 0
  Jacko Barry 76.44 0
3   Raymond van Barneveld 90.85 4
3   Raymond van Barneveld 87.06 2
  Alan Tabern 81.56 1
3   Raymond van Barneveld 84.79 3
  Wes Newton 82.23 2
    Wes Newton 94.65 2
  Jamie Caven 85.55 0

StatisticsEdit

Player Played Sets Won Sets Lost Legs Won Legs Lost LWAT 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
  Phil Taylor 5 20 5 68 36 21 143 88 28 164 98.62
  James Wade 1 1 2 6 7 2 17 9 4 76 92.17
  Gary Anderson 2 4 3 17 13 8 40 18 12 100 91.34
  Colin Lloyd 2 4 3 17 13 6 45 23 3 156 91.13
  Adrian Lewis 3 5 6 25 24 10 62 25 13 167 89.77
  Mark Dudbridge 2 3 4 15 14 5 33 15 13 88 89.61
  Andy Hamilton 4 11 7 42 34 15 92 42 11 149 88.60
  Wes Newton 2 4 3 18 13 5 36 19 6 141 88.44
  Terry Jenkins 4 11 6 39 32 15 103 49 17 116 88.39
  Dennis Priestley 2 3 4 12 16 3 45 21 4 125 88.04
  Mark Walsh 1 1 2 6 8 2 23 9 0 84 87.55
  Wayne Jones 2 2 4 11 14 3 35 18 2 114 87.48
  Raymond van Barneveld 5 17 11 59 59 17 149 58 24 130 87.41
  John Part 1 0 2 2 6 2 8 5 1 79 86.44
  Brendan Dolan 1 0 2 2 6 0 8 5 2 55 86.01
  Jamie Caven 1 0 2 2 6 1 7 5 1 65 85.55
  Mervyn King 2 2 3 8 13 3 19 14 4 76 84.86
  Vincent van der Voort 1 1 2 7 7 3 22 6 2 136 84.59
  Andy Smith 3 5 7 23 30 25 59 25 12 105 84.25
  Denis Ovens 1 1 2 4 7 1 14 1 4 66 83.76
  Paul Nicholson 1 1 2 5 8 1 15 4 4 120 82.92
  John Magowan 1 0 2 1 6 1 12 4 1 100 82.44
  Kevin Painter 3 6 5 25 21 10 35 35 13 140 81.98
  Colin Osborne 1 0 2 4 6 2 11 7 1 78 81.60
  Alan Tabern 1 1 2 6 6 1 17 8 1 92 81.56
  Michael van Gerwen 1 0 2 3 6 1 11 5 1 50 79.23
  Steve Beaton 2 4 3 15 12 5 33 15 4 141 78.67
  Jacko Barry 3 5 6 22 25 7 63 24 4 92 78.01
  Robert Thornton 1 0 2 1 6 0 8 3 1 72 74.41
  Ronnie Baxter 1 0 2 1 6 0 11 1 1 40 73.97
  Mick McGowan 1 0 2 4 6 2 11 7 0 38 72.33
  Wayne Mardle 1 0 2 2 6 1 6 5 1 48 69.63

Television coverage and sponsorshipEdit

As usual and since its inception the tournament was screened by Sky Sports.

The tournament was sponsored for the last time by Sky Bet after five years.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Venue Boost For World Grand Prix obtained 02-10-2009
  2. ^ Skybet World Grand Prix Schedule of Play obtained 02-10-2009
  3. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix Field". Planet Darts. September 7, 2009.
  4. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Monday". Planet Darts. October 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Tuesday". Planet Darts. October 6, 2009.
  6. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Weds". Planet Darts. October 7, 2009. Archived from the original on September 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Thurs". Planet Darts. October 8, 2009.
  8. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix - Friday". Planet Darts. October 9, 2009.
  9. ^ "Skybet World Grand Prix Semis". Planet Darts. October 10, 2009.
  10. ^ "Battling Taylor's Dublin Joy". Planet Darts. October 11, 2009.

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