BoyleSports To Sponsor World Grand Prix
BOYLESPORTS have agreed a deal with the PDC to sponsor the BoyleSports World Grand Prix in the Citywest Convention Centre for the next three years from 2019 to 2021.
The event – unique for the double-start format – was established in 1998 with this year’s dates running from October 6-12, with live coverage through Sky Sports and worldwide.
Michael van Gerwen claimed his fourth World Grand Prix title last year, and has won the event every two years since his maiden triumph in 2012 – and is BoyleSports’ 2/1 favourite to claim a fifth Citywest success in October.
World Matchplay winner Rob Cross is the 5/1 second favourite ahead of 13/2 third favourite Gary Anderson, the 2016 World Grand Prix finalist.
Following his impressive World Matchplay debut, Glen Durrant is 8/1 to take glory in October, with 2018 runner-up Peter Wright 10/1.
2017 World Grand Prix champion Daryl Gurney is 16/1 alongside World Matchplay finalist Michael Smith and Grand Slam of Darts champion Gerwyn Price, while two-time winner James Wade is 20/1 to complete a hat-trick of titles.
Leon Blanche, Head of Communications for BoyleSports said: “We are thrilled to be title sponsor of the BoyleSports World Grand Prix for the next three years.
“We look forward to the start of the tournament in October where the world’s best players will take centre stage at the Citywest Convention Centre.
“Michael van Gerwen is the clear favourite at 5/4 with the 2018 World Champion Rob Cross sharing second favouritism with Gary Anderson at 7/1.”
The BoyleSports World Grand Prix will begin on Sunday October 6 with the first of two nights of first round action, which concludes on Monday night.
The second round is split across Tuesday and Wednesday, with the quarter-finals on Thursday and semi-finals on Friday before the tournament’s champion is crowned in Saturday’s final.
Tickets for the BoyleSports World Grand Prix are available now through ticketmaster.ie.
Tickets include a Season Ticket option for €180 as well as free tickets for Under-18s from Sunday-Wednesday when attending with an adult.
BoyleSports World Grand Prix
Tournament Winner Odds
2/1 Michael van Gerwen
5/1 Rob Cross
13/2 Gary Anderson
8/1 Glen Durrant
10/1 Peter Wright
16/1 Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith, Daryl Gurney
20/1 James Wade
22/1 Nathan Aspinall
33/1 Mensur Suljovic
50/1 Dave Chisnall, Ian White