The 32-player field for the 2022 World Grand Prix has been confirmed ahead of October’s double-start event in Leicester. The…
The 32-player field for the 2022 World Grand Prix has been confirmed ahead of October’s double-start event in Leicester.
The annual double-start tournament will see the stars of the sport competing for the prestigious trophy and record £600,000 prize fund at the Morningside Arena from October 3-9.
The top 16 players from the main PDC Order of Merit are joined in the line-up by the next 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit.
Reigning champion Jonny Clayton is the number seven seed as he bids to defend the title he claimed for the first time in 2021.
Gerwyn Price, the 2020 champion and last year’s beaten finalist, is the number one seed, ahead of World Champion Peter Wright and five-time World Grand Prix winner Michael van Gerwen.
Two-time Grand Prix champion James Wade is the number five seed, while 2017 winner is among the notable ProTour qualifiers.
Former finalists include Dirk van Duijvenbode, Dave Chisnall, Gary Anderson, Brendan Dolan and Adrian Lewis, while Martin Lukeman, Madars Razma and Martin Schindler will make their debuts in this year’s competition.
Ross Smith secured the 16th and final ProTour qualification spot by just £500 at the expense of Rowby-John Rodriguez.
The draw for the 2022 World Grand Prix will take place on Monday September 26.
World Grand Prix 2022 Field
PDC Order of Merit Top 16
Gerwyn Price (1)
Peter Wright (2)
Michael van Gerwen (3)
Michael Smith (4)
James Wade (5)
Jose de Sousa (6)
Jonny Clayton (7)
Rob Cross (8)
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Dimitri Van den Bergh
ProTour Order of Merit Qualifiers
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