Preview Hungarian Darts Trophy 2023: Stacked field meet in key part of World Grand Prix qualifying race

In contrast to the most recent Euro Tour tournaments, almost the entire world's top players are present at the Hungarian Darts Trophy. No less than eighteen players from the top 20 of the world rankings have traveled to Budapest for this event.

In addition to earning a title with its £30,000 check, the top darters will get one last chance to play themselves into shape on a stage toward the all-important fall season with the major television tournaments.

One of those televised tournaments is the World Grand Prix in Leicester from Oct. 2 to 8. The Hungarian Darts Trophy is the last tournament to count in the qualifying race for the World Grand Prix.

The lineup for the double-in double-out tournament is almost complete. Mathematically, 29 of the 32 players are assured of a starting spot. Chris Dobey and Callan Rydz look set to join them.

It looks like Ricardo Pietreczko and Gian van Veen are going to decide who will be the final entrant in Leicester. To make it exciting; they are also in the same part of the draw. Because they can meet in the last sixteen. Pietreczko has the best papers, but Van Veen can still overtake him if he manages to reach at least the third round if Pietreczko himself does not get past the second round.

Who is competing in the Hungarian Darts Trophy?

The field of participants for the Hungarian Darts Trophy consists of 48 players. First of all, you have the top-16 of the placement list. This includes players such as Michael van Gerwen, Danny Noppert, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Dave Chisnall, Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton, Peter Wright, Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall.

Several qualifiers are also among the field of participants. Among others, Jermaine Wattimena, Gian van Veen, Richard Veenstra, Mike de Decker, Ross Smith, Brendan Dolan, Andrew Gilding, James Wade, Stephen Bunting, Daryl Gurney, Gabriel Clemens and Scott Waites managed to force qualification for this tournament.

Where can I watch the Hungarian Darts Trophy live?

UK subscribers who pay for PDCTV will receive it as part of their subscription. It is also shown on Viaplay including at times their Viaplay Xtra TV channel for free in the UK.


The first round will take place on Friday, while the top-16 seeded players will enter for the second round on Saturday. The third round will be played on Sunday afternoon, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals on Sunday night.

How much prize money is to be won?

During each Euro Tour tournament, £175,000 in prize money is distributed. All qualifiers are guaranteed £1,250, while the top-16 players on the Hungarian Darts Trophy's placement list will receive £2,500 anyway. However, these 16 players must win their first game in the second round for the prize money to actually count toward the world rankings and other rankings.

Per victory, the prize money earned increases. For example, the finalists already receive a minimum of £12,000. The winner of the tournament goes home with the top prize of 30,000 pounds.

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