Updated on 22/08/2017 19:38
Professional Darts Corporation

World Grand Prix 2011

CityWest Hotel, Dublin
From: Monday 3 October 2011
Till: Sunday 9 October 2011
Prize money:
  1. £100,000
  2. £40,000
  3. £20,000
  4. Q/F £12,500
  5. Last 16 £7,000
  6. Last 32 £4,000
Other prize money:
  1. High finish £0
  2. Nine darter £5,000
  3. Total: £350,000

On October 8, 2011 Brendan Dolan writes history in Dublin, that day he becomes the first player in history to throw a nine- dart leg with double start and finish. He starts by hitting double 20 with the first darts, then has 6 treble 20’s a treble 17 and a bullseye.

Besides the spectacular nine-darter, the rest of the tournament is also a great success for Dolan. He reaches a highpoint in his career by getting to the final in Dublin. On his way to the final the Northern Irishman beats Wayne Jones, John Part, John Henderson and defending champion James Wade. With the elimination of Wade again a defending champion is unable to defend his title successfully. Only Taylor has been able to defend his title so far in Dublin. In the final Phil Taylor proves too strong for Dolan although the 6-3 score line is certainly nothing to be ashamed about. Taylor wins this World Grand Prix title for the 10th time. Because Dennis Priestley doesn’t qualify for the World Grand Prix for the first time in history, Phil Taylor is now the only player who has participated in all editions. With the victory of Taylor the number 1, 2 or 3 on the seeding’s list so far have always won this tournament.

For the red, white and blue it is not a fantastic tournament although Vincent van der Voort puts in a good performance really for the first time ever in Dublin. He beats Kevin Painter in the first round partly because he wins the first 5 legs. It could and perhaps should have been even better for the Dutchman because in round 2 Van der Voort goes 2-0 in sets up against James Wade. He must however allow Wade to level at 2 sets all. In the fifth and deciding set Vincent is also 2-0 up, but he looses the last three legs without getting a matchdart. For Van Barneveld the adventure ends in the second round. Barney loses surprisingly to the Pieman Andy Smith 1-3.

Played finals