World Grand Prix 2009

The same two men who contested the final in 2008 face each other again in the final one year later and again it is Taylor who is the strongest. This victory brings his total to nine titles in 12 years, an incredible number.

For the second year in a row James Wade, seeded second this year, is sent home in the first round. Dennis Priestley is responsible for the elimination of The Machine. Something less surprising is the good form of Terry Jenkins in Dublin. The Raging Bull reaches the semi-finals for the fourth year in a row, a feat that besides Taylor nobody has achieved. However, he will not reach the final for the third time because Taylor is too strong 5-2. The two sets Jenkins wins are the first two sets that Taylor concedes this tournament. 

Van Barneveld has a solid tournament though he does have the necessary problems in round one and two. Alan Tabern comes to within one leg of victory in the first round, but Van Barneveld finishes the match with a crucial 130 finish. Wes Newton also made it incredibly difficult Barney in the second round. Again the match goes all the way and again the Dutchman wins. From the quarterfinals however it seems to go a lot easier, Jacko Barry is defeated 4-0 and in the semi-finals he beats Andy Hamilton 5-2. In the final, Van Barneveld looks on the brink of an upset when he is 2-0 in sets up, but Taylor finds another gear and wins the next five sets in which Barney only wins four legs. Eventually Taylor wins the match 6-3. 

In 2009 Michael van Gerwen makes his debut, he does not go past the first round as he bows out to Kevin Painter.

Venue: Ireland Republic CityWest Hotel, Dublin From: Monday 05 October 2009 Till: Sunday 11 October 2009

Champion

Phil Taylor
Photographer: Lawrende Lustig/PDC
2009 World Grand Prix

Prize money

  • High finish
    0
  • Champion
    £100,000
  • Runner-up
    £40,000
  • Semi finalists
    £20,000
  • Quarter finalists
    £12,500
  • Last 16
    £7,000
  • Last 32
    £4,000
  • Total
    £350,000

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2018
(1) (88.85)
5
5 - 2
(2) (91.61)
2
2017
(88.50)
5
5 - 4
2016
(1) (100.29)
5
5 - 2
(2) (92.73)
2
2015
(7) (90.79)
5
5 - 4
(1) (96.79)
4
2014
(1) (90.81)
5
5 - 3
(7) (89.26)
3
2013
(1) (97.67)
6
6 - 0
(7) (81.29)
0
2012 6 - 4
(81.96)
4
2011
(1) (90.29)
6
6 - 3
(84.68)
3
2010
(3) (88.92)
6
6 - 3
(89.33)
3
2009
(1) (97.07)
6
6 - 3
2008
(1) (97.81)
6
6 - 2
2007
(3) (86.03)
6
6 - 3
(4) (84.58)
3
2006
(2) (88.24)
7
7 - 4
(82.51)
4
2005
(2) (90.74)
7
7 - 1
(1) (82.05)
1
2004
(3) (85.28)
7
7 - 3
(77.90)
3
2003
(1) (94.81)
7
7 - 2
(2) (83.24)
2
2002
(1) (100.17)
7
7 - 3
(2) (88.63)
3
2001
(2) (83.52)
8
8 - 2
2000
(1) (91.33)
6
6 - 1
(3) (81.48)
1
1999
(3) (92.59)
6
6 - 1
(4) (81.26)
1
1998
(3) (94.61)
13
13 - 8
(1) (86.64)
8