European Darts Grand Prix 2023 Preview and Details

The European Darts Grand Prix is the ninth of thirteen tournaments on this season’s PDC European Tour. So we are deep into the season now and it quickly follows on from the excitement of the recent Czech Open, which was won by Peter Wright.

The 2023 European Darts Grand Prix takes place between 26-28 May in Sindelfingen, Germany. Along with the title, there are major ranking points for both the ProTour Order of Merit and the PDC Order of Merit to be claimed.

There is extra importance for the English duo Luke Humphries and Rob Cross this week. As it stands Cross will be teaming up with Michael Smith for England at next month’s World Cup of Darts. Humphries has to land a European Darts Grand Prix title defence on the weekend, to beat Cross to the spot on the national team.

Luke Humphries is the reigning European Darts Grand Prix champion after landing a narrow victory over Rob Cross in last year’s edition, which was held in Stuttgart. There is a competitive field turning up for this weekend’s action in Germany, including Premier League players Gerwyn Price, Nathan Aspinall and Jonny Clayton.

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2023 European Darts Grand Prix

The European Darts Grand Prix is hosted over three days, with some rapid-fire action filling out the betting markets. There will be plenty of darts betting odds and predictions to scour through as the tournament unfolds in Germany.

Receiving a bye for the first round are the top sixteen players on the ProTour Order of Merit. They won’t step into action until Saturday when the Second Round of action is played out at the Oche.

Each of the top sixteen seeds for the tournament will get a Second Round fixture against the winner of a match from the opening round, which is made up of Tour Card and other select qualifiers.

The prize money for the winner of the 2023 European Darts Grand Prix tournament is £30,000 on the night, which is part of a big overall prize pot of £175,000.

2023 European Darts Grand Prix Outright Predictions

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

European Darts Grand Prix Reigning champion

The 2022 European Darts Grand Prix Champion was Luke Humphries, one of four European Tour titles that he won during a stellar campaign. The Englishman took a battling 8-7 win over Rob Cross in a cracking final twelve months ago.

Humphries has been a major threat once again on the European Tour this season, reaching the final in three of the six tournaments he’s entered so far. While a title has eluded him in this campaign, he is one of the leading contenders in Germany.

It will be very interesting to see how Peter Wright, the winner of the Czech Darts Open, gets on in this one. His disappointing Premier League season, in which he finished bottom of the standings, is now over and now he only has the European Tour to focus on.

“Snakebite” promised that his form would improve on the back of his surprise Czech Darts Open title. Will that happen? Renewed confidence could take him deep into the draw, making him a potential threat. Wright won the 2017 edition of the tournament and has been a losing finalist on three other occasions.

Fresh out of Premier League Finals Night, Gerwyn Price (a two-time European Tour winner this season) and Austrian Darts Open winner Jonny Clayton are threats in the field as well. Chris Dobey steps into the draw as a late replacement in the first round for Ryan Joyce.

2023 European Darts Grand Prix Details

This PDC European Tour follows the same format as the rest of the tournament on the schedule. Friday is a day jam-packed with action, as all sixteen matches in the First Round will be played.

Saturday’s schedule is then full of the competitive Second Round fixtures, the stage at which the seeded players enter. They will each face a winner from the opening round of action in Germany for a place in the Third Round.

Sunday is when the pressure rises with the Third Round, Quarter Finals, Semifinals and Final all played on a busy day. So there are plenty of darts betting predictions coming up on this thrilling weekend of action.

The first four rounds of the European Darts Grand Prix are the best of 11 legs, while the semi-finals go up to the best-of-13 and the Final is a best-of-15 fixture.

European Darts Grand Prix Top 16 Seeded Players

Luke Humphries
Dirk van Duijvenbode
Dave Chisnall
Damon Heta
Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross
Nathan Aspinall
Danny Noppert
Josh Rock
Ryan Searle
Jonny Clayton
Martin Schindler
Joe Cullen
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Ross Smith
Andrew Gilding

Premier League Darts

2023 PDC European Tour Events And Winners

24–26 February – Baltic Sea Darts Open – Dave Chisnall
24–26 March – European Darts Open – Gerwyn Price
31 March–2 April – International Darts Open – Gerwyn Price
8–10 April – German Darts Grand Prix – Michael Smith
21–23 April – Austrian Darts Open – Jonny Clayton
28–30 April – Dutch Darts Championship – Dave Chisnall
5–7 May – Belgian Darts Open – Michael van Gerwen
12–14 May – Czech Darts Open – Peter Wright
26–28 May – European Darts Grand Prix
30 June–2 July – European Darts Matchplay
8–10 September – German Darts Open
22–24 September – Hungarian Darts Trophy
13–15 October – German Darts Championship

Where To Watch The European Darts Grand Prix 2023

The European Darts Grand Prix 2023 will be broadcast live on PDC TV as well as through various other broadcasters around the world. Look out for live streams at bookmaker sites as well, perfect for teeing up with live in-play darts betting.

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About the author

Lee Jackson

Lee has been a freelance sports writer for over a decade and is a massive sports fan, following Chelsea in the Premier League and Gloucester in Premiership Rugby. Few sports events get him more excited than Ashes cricket, however.

Lee has followed darts since the good old days of Eric Bristow and John Lowe producing highlight moments at the World Championships on dark winter nights.