Michael van Gerwen, James Wade and Gary Anderson will feature in a mouthwatering opening night at the World Grand Prix in Dublin.

MVG is defending the title he won last year and starts the competition against Jamie Hughes in the penultimate match of the evening, before Anderson faces Keegan Brown to close out the Sunday action on October 6.

World Grand Prix Draw

See the full World Grand Prix Draw as Michael van Gerwen will kick off the defence of his title against debutant Jamie Hughes and Rob Cross faces Mensur Suljovic.

Two-time champion Wade is up against John Henderson earlier in the night.

Kicking off the proceedings is Ricky Evans vs Chris Dobey, while Monday night’s action will feature world No 2 Rob Cross, three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant and 2018 champion Daryl Gurney.

Schedule of Play

Sunday October 6 (1900)

First Round x8

Ricky Evans v Chris DobeyMervyn King v Dimitri Van den BerghJoe Cullen v Ian WhiteJeffrey de Zwaan v Steve BeatonJames Wade v John HendersonMichael Smith v Simon WhitlockMichael van Gerwen v Jamie HughesGary Anderson v Keegan Brown

Monday October 7 (1900)

First Round x8

Stephen Bunting v Jonny ClaytonVincent van der Voort v Nathan AspinallAdrian Lewis v Jermaine WattimenaGlen Durrant v Krzysztof RatajskiDaryl Gurney v Danny NoppertGerwyn Price v Dave ChisnallRob Cross v Mensur SuljovicPeter Wright v Max Hopp

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Tuesday October 8 (1900)

Second Round x4

Wade/Henderson v King/Van den BerghSmith/Whitlock v Cullen/WhiteVan Gerwen/Hughes v De Zwaan/BeatonAnderson/Brown v Evans/Dobey

Wednesday October 9 (1900)

Second Round x4

Gurney/Noppert v Van der Voort/AspinallPrice/Chisnall v Bunting/ClaytonCross/Suljovic v Durrant/RatajskiWright/Hopp v Lewis/Wattimena

Thursday October 10 (1900)

Quarter-Finals

Friday October 11 (1900)

Semi-Finals

Saturday October 12 (2000)