The draw has been made for the World Grand Prix which takes place from October 6-12 at the CityWest in Dublin.

Two of the main ties to be drawn out were defending champion Michael van Gerwen taking on Jamie Hughes, the Czech Darts Open champion. Also two of the best in the world right now in Rob Cross and Mensur Suljovic will face off in a tantalising prospect in Dublin.

Peter Wright against Max Hopp and Glen Durrant versus Krzysztof Ratajski are among the standouts at the double start tournament.

Former champion Daryl Gurney will face off against Danny Noppert also as he aims to regain his title he won two years ago. James Wade also will face a tricky test in the first round when he faces on of the best at the format in John Henderson.

Given the draw some shocks could be very much on the cards with the format making the big names potentially vulnerable early on in Dublin.

Draw World Grand Prix 2019

(1) Michael van Gerwen v Jamie Hughes
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Steve Beaton
(8) James Wade v John Henderson
Mervyn King v Dimitri Van den Bergh
(5) Michael Smith v Simon Whitlock
Joe Cullen v Ian White
(4) Gary Anderson v Keegan Brown
Ricky Evans v Chris Dobey
(2) Rob Cross v Mensur Suljovic
Glen Durrant v Krzysztof Ratajski
(7) Peter Wright v Max Hopp
Adrian Lewis v Jermaine Wattimena
(6) Gerwyn Price v Dave Chisnall
Stephen Bunting v Jonny Clayton
(3) Daryl Gurney v Danny Noppert
Vincent van der Voort v Nathan Aspinall

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Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Author: Pieter