2016 European Darts Grand Prix

The 2016 European Darts Grand Prix was the ninth of ten PDC European Tour events on the 2016 PDC Pro Tour. The tournament took place at Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, Germany, between 16–18 September 2016. It featured a field of 48 players and £115,000 in prize money, with £25,000 going to the winner.

2016 European Darts Grand Prix
Tournament information
Dates16–18 September 2016
VenueGlaspalast
LocationSindelfingen
Country Germany
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£115,000
Winner's share£25,000
High checkout170 England Ian White
170 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«Event 8 Event 10»

Kim Huybrechts was the defending champion, but lost in the semi-finals to Michael van Gerwen. Van Gerwen went on to win the title after defeating Peter Wright 6–2 in the final.[1]

Prize moneyEdit

The prize money of the European Tour events stays the same as last year.[2]

Stage (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £25,000
Runner-up (1) £10,000
Semi-finalists (2) £5,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £3,500
Third round losers (8) £2,000
Second round losers (16) £1,500
First round losers (16) £1,000
Total £115,000

Qualification and formatEdit

The top 16 players from the PDC ProTour Order of Merit on 27 July automatically qualified for the event and were seeded in the second round.[3] The remaining 32 places went to players from three qualifying events - 20 from the UK Qualifier (held in Barnsley on 5 August), eight from the European Qualifier and four from the Host Nation Qualifier (both held on 15 September).

Daryl Gurney who had to withdraw from the last two European Tour events due to a broken finger on his throwing hand has also pulled out of this event after failing to recover. Third seed Dave Chisnall also withdrew due to an neck injury, moving seeds 4-16 up a place, and promoting UK Qualifier Steve Beaton to 16th seed.

Arron Monk also withdrew due to personal reasons the day the tournament began, thus giving Robbie Green a bye to the second round. The remaining places were filled with two additional Host Nation Qualifiers.

The following players took part in the tournament:

DrawEdit

  First round
16 September
[4]
Second round
17 September
[5]
Third round
18 September
[6]
Quarter-finals
18 September
[6]
Semi-finals
18 September
[6]
Final
18 September
[6]
                                                         
  Darren Webster 95.94 6     1   Michael van Gerwen 104.04 6  
  Robert Allenstein 89.94 0       Darren Webster 94.30 4  
  1   van Gerwen 97.86 6  
  16   Beaton 88.73 3  
  Alan Tabern 87.38 6 16   Steve Beaton 91.34 6
  Scott Taylor 80.55 2       Alan Tabern 85.20 3  
  1   van Gerwen 94.42 6  
  9   Price 93.87 3  
  Ronny Huybrechts 88.29 3     8   Mensur Suljović 108.45 6  
  Mick McGowan 98.32 6       Mick McGowan 87.66 2  
  8   Suljović 100.42 3
  9   Price 101.30 6  
  Max Hopp 88.66 6 9   Gerwyn Price 93.30 6
  James Hubbard 75.22 2       Max Hopp 89.60 3  
  1   van Gerwen 107.36 6  
  4   Huybrechts 99.92 0  
  Jeffrey de Graaf 73.47 2     5   Michael Smith 91.99 6  
  Tony West 76.20 6       Tony West 81.40 3  
  5   Smith 93.38 2
  12   Bunting 90.90 6  
  Jermaine Wattimena 89.53 6 12   Stephen Bunting 89.81 6
  Fabian Herz 86.85 3       Jermaine Wattimena 87.66 2  
  12   Bunting 87.67 5
  4   Huybrechts 88.45 6  
  Andy Boulton 85.81 4     4   Kim Huybrechts 92.02 6  
  Martin Schindler 89.38 6       Martin Schindler 77.16 0  
  4   Huybrechts 96.40 6
  13   Norris 88.65 2  
  Nathan Aspinall 90.23 6 13   Alan Norris 94.93 6
  Jay Foreman 85.80 4       Nathan Aspinall 82.00 0  
1   van Gerwen 105.38 6
2   Wright 102.36 2
  Brendan Dolan 88.30 6     2   Peter Wright 94.49 6  
  Christian Kist 80.02 5       Brendan Dolan 86.66 1  
  2   Wright 102.68 6  
  15   Cullen 97.91 1  
  Robbie Green w/o 15   Joe Cullen 98.35 6
  Arron Monk w/d       Robbie Green 87.51 1  
  2   Wright 106.14 6  
  7   Wade 99.68 3  
  Mark Frost 78.75 6     7   James Wade 87.70 6  
  Robert Owen 79.20 5       Mark Frost 86.24 4  
  7   Wade 102.30 6
    Clayton 97.56 3  
  Jonny Clayton 89.87 6 10   Jelle Klaasen 91.71 1
  Gabriel Clemens 81.06 1       Jonny Clayton 102.33 6  
  2   Wright 103.43 6
    van Barneveld 91.70 2  
  Cristo Reyes 93.90 6     6   Benito van de Pas 98.11 6  
  Robert Marijanović 82.98 3       Cristo Reyes 87.97 5  
  6   van de Pas 96.22 6
    Murnan 86.55 2  
  Joe Murnan 92.83 6 11   Terry Jenkins 89.93 5
  Dragutin Horvat 83.60 2       Joe Murnan 93.29 6  
  6   van de Pas 91.44 1
    van Barneveld 94.95 6  
  James Wilson 89.23 6     3   Ian White 96.39 3  
  Devon Petersen 89.78 3       James Wilson 99.32 6  
    Wilson 99.37 3
    van Barneveld 108.03 6  
  Raymond van Barneveld 99.73 6 14   Simon Whitlock 97.41 5
  Scott Dale 89.05 3       Raymond van Barneveld 93.50 6  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael van Gerwen adds European Darts Grand Prix to his trophy haul". Sky Sports. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. ^ "2016 PDC European Darts Grand Prix Player Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. ^ "ET9 & ET10 Entries Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ "HappyBet European Grand Prix Day One". PDC. Archived from the original on 2016-10-26. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ "HappyBet European Grand Prix Day Two". PDC. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Six Of The Best For Van Gerwen!". PDC. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.