German Darts Grand Prix: When is next PDC European Tour event? Dates, how to watch and prize money
The best darts players on the professional circuit will head to Munich this week to participate in the latest PDC ranking event.
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The Professional Darts Corporation will host the third of 13 European events as part of their Pro Tour later this week when the top stars in the sport compete at the German Darts Grand Prix.
The Kulturhalle Zenith in Munich will host the event where 48 players will participate including almost all of the organisations top seeded players as well as several other high ranking players.
Three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen is the reigning title holder and will return to defend his crown.
Here is everything you need to know about the next PDC European Tour event including when it takes place and who is taking part:
When is the PDC German Darts Grand Prix
The tournament will take place at Zenith, Munich from 16 to 18 April 2022.
It will be the third of thirteen PDC European Tour events on the 2022 PDC Pro Tour.
The PDC European Tour is a series of darts tournaments held across Europe organised by the Professional Darts Corporation.
Who is taking part at the 2022 PDC German Darts Grand Prix?
Reigning Champion Michael van Gerwen will return to defend the title he won in 2021, as will world number one Peter Wright and world number two Gerwyn Price.
All of the PDC’s top 16 ranked players will take part at the event with the exception of two time World Champion Gary Anderson.
The remaining 32 places went to players from six qualifying events:
- 24 from the Tour Card Holder Qualifier
- Two from the Associate Member Qualifier
- The two highest Pro Tour ranking German players
- Two from the Host Nation Qualifier
- One from the Nordic & Baltic Associate Member Qualifier
- One from the East European Associate Member Qualifier
Five German players will take part at the event including Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens while five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld has also qualified.
How is the German Darts Grand Prix seeded?
The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit will enter the competition at the second round and will be seeded, meaning each will first come up against a first round winner.
The seeding is taken from the rankings from February 1, meaning that Gerwyn Price is the top seeded player at the event.
He finds himself in the same half of the draw as current number one Peter Wright and countryman Jonny Clayton while defending champion Michael van Gerwen is in the bottom half of the bracket along with the likes of Michael Smith and Rob Cross.
How to watch the German Darts Grand Prix
The German Darts Grand Prix will not be broadcast live on UK TV.
However, all PDC European Tour events are streamed live on PDCTV.
German Darts Grand Prix prize money
A £140,000 prize fund has been put up for the event with the winner set to take home £25,000.
The runner-up from the tournament wins £10,000 while there is £6,500 each going to the two beaten semi-finalists.
Quarter-finalists take home £5,000 and third round losers get £3,000 while second round losers win £2,000 and first round losers leave with £1,000.
The prize money is unchanged from the European Tours of the last three years.