The schedule of play for the BoyleSports World Grand Prix first round has been confirmed ahead of Sunday’s opening night of the double-start event in Leicester.
The Morningside Arena hosts the World Grand Prix this year as 32 players compete for the prestigious title, which was won in 2020 by Gerwyn Price.
World number one Price is amongst the stars in action on Sunday October 3 as the tournament begins, facing Michael Smith in a tasty first round tie.
The opening night features Price’s rivals in the top half of the draw, including two-time World Grand Prix winner James Wade’s meeting with Damon Heta and Dimitri Van den Bergh’s tie with Ryan Searle.
2017 World Grand Prix winner Daryl Gurney plays Stephen Bunting, and former finalists Dave Chisnall, Mervyn King and Dirk van Duijvenbode are also in action.
The first round concludes on Monday October 4, with five-time World Grand Prix champion Michael van Gerwen playing Danny Noppert in an all-Dutch tie.
World Matchplay champion Peter Wright plays Rob Cross, reigning Grand Slam champion Jose de Sousa meets Glen Durrant and Premier League winner Jonny Clayton plays Callan Rydz.
Monday’s ties also feature history-maker Brendan Dolan, two-time World Champion Gary Anderson and Premier League star Nathan Aspinall in action.
BoyleSports World Grand Prix
First Round Schedule
Sunday October 3 (1800 BST)
8x First Round
Martijn Kleermaker v Mervyn King
Dirk van Duijvenbode v Luke Humphries
Stephen Bunting v Daryl Gurney
Dave Chisnall v Mensur Suljovic
Joe Cullen v Ross Smith
James Wade v Damon Heta
Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
Dimitri Van den Bergh v Ryan Searle
Monday October 4 (1800 BST)
8x First Round
Darius Labanauskas v Brendan Dolan
Callan Rydz v Jonny Clayton
Vincent van der Voort v Gabriel Clemens
Nathan Aspinall v Krzysztof Ratajski
Gary Anderson v Ian White
Peter Wright v Rob Cross
Michael van Gerwen v Danny Noppert
Jose de Sousa v Glen Durrant