Template - Date: World Grand Prix moves to Ricoh Arena

The BoyleSports World Grand Prix will be held behind closed doors at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, October 6th – 12th 2020.

 

The famous double-start tournament had been due to be held for a 20th time at Dublin’s Citywest Convention Centre later this year, with the venue having become a popular destination for darts fans since first hosting the World Grand Prix in 2001.

However, the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic mean that it is not possible for the World Grand Prix to be held in Dublin in 2020, as the event follows the World Matchplay and Premier League in being staged behind closed doors.

The World Grand Prix will now take place from October 6th – 12th at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, a venue which has previously hosted the Premier League as well as a number of PDC ProTour weekends.

“The BoyleSports World Grand Prix is one of the highlights of the PDC calendar and whilst we’re disappointed we will not be at the Citywest Convention Centre in 2020, we can now look forward to an exciting and entertaining event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry,” said PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.

“We saw an outstanding standard of play at the recent World Matchplay and are sure that will continue in the World Grand Prix, which remains a challenging and unique event due to the double-start format.

“The Citywest Convention Centre remains part of our plans for 2021 and beyond and we thank them for their support in exploring all options for the event to have taken place in Dublin this year.”

Play will commence with the first round split across two nights on October 6th – 7th with the second round taking place on October 8th – 9th. The quarter-finals will be held on Saturday October 10th, with the semi-finals on Sunday October 11th and the final on Monday October 12th.

Coverage will be shown on Sky Sports, as well as through the PDC’s international broadcast partners including RTL7 and DAZN and for PDCTV Rest of the World Subscribers.

2020 BoyleSports World Grand Prix

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Tuesday October 6th (19.00 BST)
8x First Round

Wednesday October 7th (19.00 BST)
8x First Round

Thursday October 8th (19.00 BST)
4x Second Round

Friday October 9th (19.00 BST)
4x Second Round

Saturday October 10th (19.00 BST)
Quarter-Finals

Sunday October 11th (19.00 BST)
Semi-Finals

Monday October 12th (20.00 BST)
Final