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World Grand Prix of Darts 2013 Results: Daily Scores, Schedule and More

Greg JohnsonSpecial to Bleacher ReportOctober 7, 2013

World Grand Prix of Darts 2013 Results: Daily Scores, Schedule and More

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    The 16th World Grand Prix is underway in Dublin, featuring 32 of the world's top darts players battling it out over a prize fund of £350,000, with this year's winner set to take home a cool £100,000. Not bad work if you can get it.

    World No. 1 and 10-time winner Phil Taylor leads the names and seeds going into the tournament, with defending champion Michael van Gerwen close behind him and looking to cause another Grand Prix upset.

    As befitting of the modern darts scene, the contest has a distinctly international flavour with competitors drawn from across Great Britain and Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Canada.

    Of the more local challengers, Wes Newton is looking to cap off the greatest year of his career so far with a tilt at the title. Adrian Lewis, Simon Whitlock and James Wade are also high up on the roll of merit and fancying their chances.

    Raymond van Barneveld is always a character who sticks out for spectators and opponents alike at these meets, and although he may not be the serial winner he once was, the big Dutchman still has plenty to test his fellow entrants.

    Taylor is the odds-on favourite however, with Van Gerwen his main challenger.

    With both men separated in the draw as the top two seeds, the World Grand Prix is all set for a climatic and memorable finish between the world's greatest darts players.

    Catch up with all the latest scores and results from Dublin by hitting the button below now. 

Seeds, Schedule and Draw

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    Top Seeds

    No. 1 Phil Taylor, England

    No. 2 Michael Van Gerwen, The Netherlands

    No. 3 Adrian Lewis, England

    No. 4 Simon Whitlock, Australia

    No. 5 James Wade, England

    No. 6 Andy Hamilton, England

    No. 7 Dave Chisnall, England

    No. 8 Wes Newton, England

    No. 9 Justin Pipe, England

    No. 10 Raymond Van Barneveld, The Netherlands 

    No. 11 Robert Thornton, Scotland

    No. 12 Kevin Painter, England

    No. 13 Mervyn King, England

    No. 14 Brendan Dolan, Northern Ireland

    No. 15 Kim Huybrechts, Belgium

    No. 16 Terry Jenkins, England

    No. 17 Peter Wright, Scotland

    No. 18 Jamie Caven, England 

    No. 19 Steve Beaton, England 

    No. 20 John Part, Canada 

    No. 21 Paul Nicholson, Australia

    No. 22 Stuart Kellett, England

    No. 23 Ian White, England 

    No. 24 Gary Anderson, Scotland

    No. 25 Ronnie Baxter, England

    No. 26 Colin Lloyd, England

    No. 27 Andy Smith, England 

    No. 28 Jelle Klaasen, The Netherlands

    No. 29 Wayne Jones, England

    No. 30 Richie Burnett, Wales

    No. 31 Connie Finnan, Republic of Ireland

    No. 32 Michael Mansell, Northern Ireland

     

    Click here to view live scores courtesy of live.dartsdata.com.

    Click here to view daily schedule courtesy of PDC.tv. 

Day 1 Recap

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    Day 1 Results

    Phil Taylor 2-1 Jamie Caven

    Paul Nicholson 2-1 Robert Thornton

    Wes Newton 2-0 Peter Wright

    Gary Anderson 2-0 Jelle Klaasen

    James Wade 2-1 Steve Beaton

    Connie Finnan 2-0 Terry Jenkins

    Simon Whitlock 2-1 Michael Mansell

    Ronnie Baxter 2-0 Colin Lloyd

     

    Recap

    As expected, the majority of the first round favourites were able to progress into the second round, yet Taylor, Whitlock and Wade all had to fight hard to make it past their opponents, with each player trading sets in respective matches to run out 2-1 winners. 

    Taylor opened up with a 160 followed by a 180 to sound an ominous early warning against Caven, nailing a 12-darter and 11-darter en route to an impressive, albeit uncomfortable, victory.

    By contrast, Anderson wiped the floor with Klaasen by clinching two straight 3-0 sets to secure a handsome 2-0 win.

    The shock of the round came as Jenkins lost out to second-to-last seed Finnan, who stunned the Englishman with an unheralded 2-0 victory. Meanwhile, Nicholson had to come from behind to eventually beat Thornton 2-1.

Day 2 Recap

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    Day 2 Results

    Michael van Gerwen 2-0 John Part

    Stuart Kellett 0-2 Raymond Van Barneveld

    Dave Chisnall 2-1 Ian White

    Wayne Jones 2-0 Mervyn King

    Andy Hamilton 2-0 Kim Huybrechts

    Kevin Painter 2-0 Richie Burnett

    Adrian Lewis 2-1 Brendan Dolan

    Justin Pipe 2-0 Andy Smith

     

    Recap

    Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld were the stars of the second day, which produced very few surprises as the big names safely advanced to the next round.

    Van Gerwen posted the biggest average of the night (104.47) per the official PDC website, making swift work of John Part for a comfortable 2-0 triumph.

    Van Barneveld, meanwhile, peppered the 180s—nailing three maximums—to delight the crowd in his stroll past Stuart Kellett.

    However, Andy Hamilton may well prove to be the man to watch after he hit six out of six doubles in a clinical display against Kim Huybrechts.

Day 3 Recap: The Last 16

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    Day 3 Results

    Phil Taylor 3-1 Paul Nicholson

    Wes Newton 2-3 Gary Anderson

    James Wade 3-2 Connie Finnan

    Simon Whitlock 3-0 Ronnie Baxter

     

    Recap

    Phil Taylor looked distinctly out of form as he limped past Paul Nicholson, eventually winning 3-1. Having swept through the first set, Taylor missed 10 darts at the double in the decisive leg of the second set, allowing Nicholson to level.

    The world champion missed 30 efforts at a finishing double in total, posting a dire 27 percent checkout success rate, yet still managed to sneak through.

    There were no such troubles for Simon Whitlock, who cruised past Ronnie Baxter thanks to three simple breaks of the throw.

    Elsewhere, James Wade failed to impress in a 3-2 win over Connie Finnan, while Gary Anderson posted the night's highest average (89.94 per the official PDC website) against Wes Newton.

Day 4 Recap: The Last 16

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    Day 4 Results

    Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Raymond van Barneveld

    Dave Chisnall 3-1 Wayne Jones

    Andy Hamilton 3-1 Kevin Painter

    Adrian Lewis 0-3 Justin Pipe

     

    Recap

    Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen demolished Raymond van Barneveld in just 21 minutes to secure passage into the quarter-finals. Phil Taylor, who did not play on Thursday, must raise his game if he is to beat van Gerwen on this showing. In an utterly ruthless performance the Dutchman was able to post the highest average (97.72 per the official PDC website) of the night.

    The biggest shock came with Justin Pipe's dominant victory over third seed Adrian Lewis, who was knocked out through an exceptionally polished performance in which his conquerer only dropped three legs throughout the entire match.

    After losing the first set to Wayne Jones due to a sluggish start, Dave Chisnall rallied to claim the next three, turning the game at 1-1 with a 112 bullseye finish to take the lead.

    Finishing up the results for Day 4, Andy Hamilton was able to come out on top in a fairly comfortable victory over Kevin Painter, who was able to grab a consolation set in the third.

Day 5 Recap: Quarter-Finals

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    Day 5 Results

    Andy Hamilton 1-3 Justin Pipe

    James Wade 3-2 Simon Whitlock

    Phil Taylor 3-0 Gary Anderson

    Michael van Gerwen 2-3 Dave Chisnall 

     

    Recap

    Defending champion Michael van Gerwen bowed out of the World Grand Prix in Dublin after a shock defeat to Englishman Dave Chisnall in the quarter-final.

    The Dutchman looked off the pace as he dropped the opening two sets to Chisnall before recovering impressively in the third to cut the deficit in half. The comeback then appeared to be on when Van Gerwen levelled things at two sets apiece after Chisnall failed to convert when presented with a dart to win the match.

    But Chisnall dug deep, however, to break Van Gerwen early in the fifth and he never looked back, taking the match with a double ten to complete the stunning upset.

    That result now opens the door for world No.1 Phil Taylor, who kept his bid for an 11th World Grand Prix title alive with a comfortable straight sets victory over Gary Anderson.

    In the opening match of the night, Justin Pipe backed up his impressive win against third seed Adrian Lewis with a 3-1 victory over Andy Hamilton, and James Wade booked his place in the semi-final with a decisive fifth set win over Simon Whitlock.

     

Day 6: The Semi-Finals

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    Day 6 Results

    Dave Chisnall 5-2 Justin Pipe

    Phil Taylor 5-1 James Wade

    Recap

    Dave Chisnall and Phil Taylor both won their respective semi-finals in comfortable fashion on the 6th day of the World Grand Prix.

    Chisnall, who pulled off a major shock to knock out defending champion Michael Van Gerwen in the quarter-final shake up, had to come from behind twice against Justin Pipe to make it to the final. He found himself 2-1 down early on, but rallied to show his class with four unanswered legs.

    After shocking Van Gerwen earlier in the tournament, Chisnall will be confident of claiming his maiden major title on Sunday evening.

    But he might have to pull an even bigger rabbit out of the hat if he is to triumph here. For he faces the 10-time grand prix winner Phil Taylor in Sunday's showpiece.

    Taylor looked in imperious form in his semi-final, cruising past James Wade to win 5-1. The 15-time world champion never looked in danger of losing this one, with his opponent looking out of sorts from the off. The 'Machine' seemend to have given up in the latter stages of the contest, something which riled Taylor (from Sky Sports):

    He was gone. It's the first time I've ever seen him gone to be honest with you. He just gave up.

    I don't think that's fair on people who've probably had a bet on him.

    Whilst Taylor will be the overwhelming favourite for the final, Chisnall has sampled some success against the power pretty recently, shocking 'The Power' in the 2011 World Championships.

Day 7: The Final

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    Phil Taylor just keeps on winning, and he's not even letting it get interesting at this point. 

    Day 7 Results—The Final

    Phil Taylor 6-0 Dave Chisnall

     

    The darts legend took home his 11th World Grand Prix title on Sunday with a shutout of Dave Chisnall. 

    Taylor won the first five sets without a reply. Finally, in the sixth set, Chisnall won the opening leg. Here is Taylor, as quoted  by SportingLife, on his frame of mind at that point: 

    After I went 5-0 up my concentration started to go, and I felt a bit sorry for Dave—which is not me.

    He started coming back and the crowd were singing that he was going to win 6-5 - and that started going through my mind a little bit, so the 164 was important, it was the best shot I hit all night.

    Taylor quickly put an end to the comeback talk, and he further proved that in the double-start format he is nearly unbeatable. 

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