2013 Grand Slam of Darts – Line-up

The Grand Slam of Darts is an annual tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and is broadcast on Sky Sports.

It is notable for being the only* current darts tournament to feature players from both rival governing bodies – the PDC and the British Darts Organisation (BDO) – though the latter is vastly outnumbered on the entry list.

Grandslamdarts[1]

In its six year history the tournament has been won by PDC members Phil Taylor four-times (2007, ’08, ’09 & ’11) and Raymond van Barneveld in 2012.

Scott Waites is so far the only BDO player to win the tournament, coming from 0-8 down against James Wade to triumph 16-12 in the 2010 final.

Every tournament thus far has been held at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, and this year’s Grand Slam will take place from 9-17 November.

As you will see below, the players who qualify for the Grand Slam truly earn their place in the event.

Assuming that this year’s qualification is the same as 2012’s, the following players will be stepping up to the oche.

PDC

Grand Slam of Darts

2012

Winner

Raymond van Barneveld

Netherlands

Runner-up

Michael van Gerwen

Netherlands

Semi-Finalist

Andy Hamilton

England

Dean Winstanley

England

2011

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Gary Anderson

Scotland

Semi-Finalist

Adrian Lewis

England

Mark Walsh

England

PDC World Darts Championship

2013

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Michael van Gerwen

Netherlands

Semi-Finalist

Raymond van Barneveld

Netherlands

James Wade

England

2012

Winner

Adrian Lewis

England

Runner-up

Andy Hamilton

England

Semi-Finalist

Simon Whitlock

Australia

James Wade

England

2011

Winner

Adrian Lewis

England

2010

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

2009

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

World Matchplay

2013

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Adrian Lewis

England

2012

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

James Wade

England

World Grand Prix

2013

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Dave Chisnall

England

2012

Winner

Michael van Gerwen

Netherlands

Runner-up

Mervyn King

England

UK Open

 2013

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Andy Hamilton

England

2012

Winner

Robert Thornton

Scotland

Runner-up

Phil Taylor

England

Premier League Darts

2013

Winner

Michael van Gerwen

Netherlands

Runner-up

Phil Taylor

England

2012

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Simon Whitlock

Australia

Championship League Darts

2013

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Michael van Gerwen

Netherlands

2012

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Simon Whitlock

Australia

Players Championship Finals

2012

Winner

Phil Taylor

England

Runner-up

Kim Huybrechts

Belgium

2011 (2)

Winner

Kevin Painter

England

Runner-up

Mark Webster

Wales

European Championship

2013

Winner

Adrian Lewis

England

Runner-up

Simon Whitlock

Australia

2012

Winner

Simon Whitlock

Australia

Runner-up

Wes Newton

England

World Cup of Darts

2013

Winners

Phil Taylor

England

Adrian Lewis

Runners-up

Kim Huybrechts

Belgium

Ronny Huybrechts

2012

Winners

Phil Taylor

England

Adrian Lewis

Runners-up

Simon Whitlock

Australia

Paul Nicholson

PDC World Youth Championship

2013

Winner

Michael Smith

England

Runner-up

Ricky Evans

England

BDO

BDO World Darts Championship

2013

Winner

Scott Waites

England

Runner-up

Tony O’Shea

England

Semi-Finalist

Wesley Harms

Netherlands

Richie George

England

2012

Winner

Christian Kist

Netherlands

Runner-up

Tony O’Shea

England

Semi-Finalist

Wesley Harms

Netherlands

Ted Hankey

England

2011

Winner

Martin Adams

England

2010

Winner

Martin Adams

England

2009

Winner

Ted Hankey

England

  • The PDC no longer invites Martin Adams to the Grand Slam after he turned down their invitations to the 2007, 2008 and 2009 tournaments.
  • Ted Hankey now plays in the PDC.

 

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2 Responses to 2013 Grand Slam of Darts – Line-up

  1. Ben Francis says:

    No Jamie Caven? He’s won the floor events.

    • You need to reach the final of a major or the semis of the Grand Slam or either World Championship. Caven may qualify via the ProTour Order of Merit if 32 players don’t come from the aforementioned criteria. At the moment 26 players have qualified, so Caven and a few more may be in the 2013 Grand Slam.

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