2022 World Grand Prix Darts Draw Made As Gerwyn Price Backed
Gerwyn Price is being well backed to win a second BoyleSports World Grand Prix darts title after the draw for the 2022 renewal was completed.
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The Welshman is the favourite for the double-start event, which will be played at Leicester’s Morningside Arena and runs from October 3rd – 9th.
The number one seed goes into the event buoyed by an amazing victory at the World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam earlier this month and BoyleSports have now clipped Price into 7/2 favourite from 9/2 after the former world champion was handed a first round assignment against Germany’s Martin Schindler.
That makes Price the new favourite after taking over from Michael van Gerwen.
All eyes will be on a repeat of the 2016 final as van Gerwen was drawn to face Gary Anderson in the opening round. The Dutchman has been eased slightly out to 4/1 from 7/2 favourite to be crowned BoyleSports World Grand Prix champion for a sixth time.
WATCH THE DRAW BEING MADE FOR THE 2022 WORLD GRAND PRIX
2020 runner-up Dirk van Duijvenbode is rated at 28/1 to go one better ahead of his first-round clash with defending champion Jonny Clayton.
The Ferret is yet to win a ranking event this year and remains 8/1 in the betting to successfully defend his crown, having won the 2021 title beating fellow countryman Gerwyn Price 5-1 in the final.
Premier League runner-up Joe Cullen is 14/1 and will face recent World Cup winner Damon Heta. Dave Chisnall will face Dimitri Van den Bergh in the opening round with Chizzy already clipped into 25/1 from 50/1 following his victory in the Belgian Darts Open which included a brilliant 9-darter.
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Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “The draw for the 2022 BoyleSports World Grand Prix was made on Monday afternoon and 2021 champion Gerwyn Price is the new favourite.
“The Iceman warmed up in spectacular fashion in Amsterdam and it’s no surprise he’s being so well backed to win another BoyleSports World Grand Prix in that sort of form.
“We’re going 7/2 from 9/2 about a victory as a result, so he’s all set to start as sole favourite, with closest challengers Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright both at 4/1 and 7/1 respectively on the opposite side of the draw.”
WHEN IS THE WORLD GRAND PRIX?
The 2022 BoyleSports World Grand Prix will take place from Monday, October 3 to Sunday, October 9. One full week of amazing Darts action every night to look forward to.
WHERE IS THE WORLD GRAND PRIX?
The 2022 BoyleSports World Grand Prix returns to the Morningside Arena in Leicester, East Midlands. The venue proved a massive hit in 2021, especially for our customer base in the Midlands, with tons of fans attending every night following then Covid-19 rules and regulations
WHO WILL BE PLAYING IN THE WORLD GRAND PRIX?
There’s 32 players, which is firstly the top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit. The first eight are seeded, while the top 16 from the ProTour Order of Merit that have not already qualified via the PDC Order of Merit.
WHERE CAN I FOLLOW THE ACTION EVERY NIGHT?
On the BoyleSports social media channels! On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Plus, our Head of Communications Leon Blanche, our PR Executive Sarah Kinsella and Brand Manager Eimhear Breen.
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR THE WORLD GRAND PRIX?
Sure, you can be part of the LIVE action in Leicester with us! Buy tickets for every night through the PDC’s official website, HERE. There’s also a seating plan available when you’re choosing your night of attendance.
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