2010 Grand Slam of Darts

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Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates November 13–21
Venue Civic Hall
Location Wolverhampton
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £400,000
Winners share £100,000
High checkout 170
England Colin Lloyd
Group Stage
vs England Darryl Fitton
Scotland Gary Anderson
Quarter Final
vs England Wayne Jones
Champion(s)
England Scott Waites
«2009 2011»

The 2010 Grand Slam of Darts was the fourth staging of the darts tournament, the Grand Slam of Darts organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event took place from 13–21 November 2010 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Television coverage of the tournament was covered by ITV Sport, with live coverage on ITV4. Although 8-0 down at one stage, Scott Waites made a remarkable comeback to defeat James Wade 16-12 in the final.[1]

Prize money[edit]

Stage Prize money
(Total-£400,000)
Winner £100,000
Runner up £50,000
Semi final £25,000
Quarter final £15,000
Last 16 £7,500
Third in group £5,000
Fourth in group £2,500
Group winner bonus £2,500

Qualifying[edit]

There were numerous tournaments that provided qualifying opportunities to players. Most tournaments offering a qualifying position for the winner and runner-up of the tournament, however the World Championships and the Grand Slams offers a place in the tournament to all semi-finalists. There were also various other ways of qualifying for overseas players, including those from Europe and the United States, as well as a wildcard qualifying event open to any darts player.

Qualifying tournaments[edit]

Players in italics have already qualified for the event.

PDC[edit]

Tournament Year Position Player
Grand Slam of Darts 2008 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England Terry Jenkins
Semi-Finalist 1 England Mervyn King
Semi-Finalist 2 Scotland Gary Anderson
2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England Scott Waites
Semi-Finalist 1 England Terry Jenkins
Semi-Finalist 2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
World Championship 2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Semi-Finalist 1 England Mervyn King
Semi-Finalist 2 England James Wade
2010 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up Australia Simon Whitlock
Third Wales Mark Webster
Fourth Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
World Matchplay 2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England Terry Jenkins
2010 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
World Grand Prix 2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
2010 Winner England James Wade
Runner-Up England Adrian Lewis
Las Vegas Desert Classic 2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
UK Open 2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England Colin Osborne
2010 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up Scotland Gary Anderson
Premier League 2009 Winner England James Wade
Runner-Up England Mervyn King
2010 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England James Wade
German Darts Championship 2008 Winner Netherlands Co Stompé
Runner-Up England Phil Taylor
2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England Mervyn King
European Championship 2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England Steve Beaton
2010 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up England Wayne Jones
Championship League Darts 2009 Winner England Colin Osborne
Runner-Up England Phil Taylor
2010 Winner England James Wade
Runner-Up England Phil Taylor
Players Championship Finals 2009 Winner England Phil Taylor
Runner-Up Scotland Robert Thornton
2010 Winner Australia Paul Nicholson
Runner-Up England Mervyn King
Women's World Championship 2010 Winner United States Stacy Bromberg
Runner-Up England Tricia Wright
Under-21 World Championship 2011 Finalist Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Finalist England Arron Monk

BDO[edit]

Tournament Year Position Player
World Championship 2009 Winner England Ted Hankey
Runner-Up England Tony O'Shea
Semi-Finalist 1 England Darryl Fitton
Semi-Finalist 2 England Martin Adams
2010 Winner England Martin Adams
Runner-Up England Dave Chisnall
Semi-Finalist 1 England Tony O'Shea
Semi-Finalist 2 Wales Martin Phillips

Note: Players in italics have already qualified for the tournament.
The PDC decided to no longer invite Martin Adams to the Grand Slam due to his decision to turn down three consecutive invitations in 2007, 2008 and 2009.[2]

Other Methods of Qualification[edit]

Additional invitations to compete in the 2010 Grand Slam of Darts were awarded on November 5 to (in order of preference):

ITV Wildcard[edit]

The ITV Wildcard qualifier was held at the Metrodome in Barnsley. Any darts player was able to enter and the top four players receiving invitations to the 2010 Grand Slam of Darts. The qualifiers were Wes Newton, John Henderson, Mark Hylton and Justin Pipe.[3]

PDC Order of Merit[edit]

Ronnie Baxter was the highest non-qualified player from the PDC Order of Merit.

Players Championship Order of Merit[edit]

The Players Championship Order of Merit ranked all PDC players by their winnings in 2010 PDC Pro Tour Players Championships.

Colin Lloyd was the highest non-qualified player from the Players Championship Order of Merit.

European Order of Merit[edit]

The European Order of Merit ranked all the European dart players based on the amount of prize money that they have won from tournaments held in continental Europe.

Vincent van der Voort was the highest non-qualified player from the European Order of Merit.

Qualified Players[edit]

Qualification changed from the 2009 event, with the winners of two BDO tournaments, the Women's World Championship and the Winmau World Masters, no longer being invited. Instead, four places were made available for the finalists of two new tournaments, the PDC Under-21 World Championship and the PDC Women's World Championship.[4]

The 32 qualified players were:

Draw and results[edit]

Group Stages[edit]

all matches first-to-5/best of 9.
NB: P = Played; W = Won; L = Lost; LF = Legs For; LA = Legs Against; +/- = Plus/Minus Record, in relation to legs; Average – 3-dart average; Pts = Points

Group A[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 Scotland Robert Thornton 3 3 0 15 6 +9 6 Advance to the last 16
2 England Colin Osborne 3 2 1 12 12 0 4
3 England Dave Chisnall 3 1 2 10 11 −1 2 Eliminated
4 Australia Simon Whitlock 3 0 3 7 15 −8 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 13 (86.16) Colin Osborne England 2 – 5 Scotland Robert Thornton (90.50)
(87.61) Simon Whitlock Australia 1 – 5 England Dave Chisnall (91.83)
November 14 (99.46) Colin Osborne England 5 – 4 Australia Simon Whitlock (101.00)
(96.60) Robert Thornton Scotland 5 – 2 England Dave Chisnall (94.91)
November 16 (95.25) Robert Thornton Scotland 5 – 2 Australia Simon Whitlock (93.98)
(93.78) Dave Chisnall England 3 – 5 England Colin Osborne (101.73)

Group B[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 Scotland Gary Anderson 3 2 1 13 7 +6 4 Advance to the last 16
2 England Wayne Jones 3 2 1 12 10 +2 4
3 Wales Mark Webster 3 2 1 12 11 +1 4 Eliminated
4 England Mark Hylton 3 0 3 6 15 −9 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 13 (98.88) Gary Anderson Scotland 5 – 0 England Mark Hylton (90.52)
(93.79) Wayne Jones England 5 – 2 Wales Mark Webster (88.08)
November 14 (87.98) Mark Hylton England 3 – 5 Wales Mark Webster (92.57)
(93.70) Gary Anderson Scotland 5 – 2 England Wayne Jones (89.57)
November 16 (86.21) Mark Hylton England 3 – 5 England Wayne Jones (88.87)
(95.75) Mark Webster Wales 5 – 3 Scotland Gary Anderson (91.45)

Group C[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Mervyn King 3 3 0 15 8 +7 6 Advance to the last 16
2 England Terry Jenkins 3 2 1 13 7 +6 4
3 Scotland John Henderson 3 1 2 11 12 −1 2 Eliminated
4 United States Stacy Bromberg 3 0 3 3 15 −12 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 13 (81.76) Mervyn King England 5 – 1 United States Stacy Bromberg (61.64)
(89.97) Terry Jenkins England 5 – 2 Scotland John Henderson (89.82)
November 14 (68.83) Stacy Bromberg United States 2 – 5 Scotland John Henderson (82.45)
(90.99) Mervyn King England 5 – 3 England Terry Jenkins (90.97)
November 16 (70.96) Stacy Bromberg United States 0 – 5 England Terry Jenkins (87.38)
(92.16) John Henderson Scotland 4 – 5 England Mervyn King (87.69)

Group D[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Tony O'Shea 3 3 0 15 6 +9 6 Advance to the last 16
2 England James Wade 3 2 1 11 11 0 4
3 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 3 1 2 10 11 −1 2 Eliminated
4 England Justin Pipe 3 0 3 7 15 −8 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 13 (102.63) Tony O'Shea England 5 – 1 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort (100.92)
(88.61) James Wade England 5 – 2 England Justin Pipe (87.55)
November 14 (85.58) Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 5 – 1 England Justin Pipe (87.72)
(82.65) James Wade England 1 – 5 England Tony O'Shea (93.48)
November 16 (82.10) Justin Pipe England 4 – 5 England Tony O'Shea (92.15)
(94.17) Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 4 – 5 England James Wade (90.02)

Group E[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Scott Waites 3 3 0 15 8 +7 6 Advance to the last 16
2 Netherlands Co Stompé 3 2 1 14 12 +2 4
3 Wales Martin Phillips 3 1 2 10 12 −2 2 Eliminated
4 England Adrian Lewis 3 0 3 8 15 −7 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 14 (91.66) Adrian Lewis England 2 – 5 Wales Martin Phillips (96.79)
(91.74) Co Stompé Netherlands 4 – 5 England Scott Waites (93.13)
November 15 (94.25) Adrian Lewis England 3 – 5 Netherlands Co Stompé (90.15)
(103.28) Martin Phillips Wales 1 – 5 England Scott Waites (103.38)
November 17 (98.53) Scott Waites England 5 – 3 England Adrian Lewis (93.91)
(94.30) Co Stompé Netherlands 5 – 4 Wales Martin Phillips (95.30)

Group F[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Colin Lloyd 3 3 0 15 8 +7 6 Advance to the last 16
2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 3 2 1 13 6 +7 4
3 England Darryl Fitton 3 1 2 10 13 −3 2 Eliminated
4 England Tricia Wright 3 0 3 4 15 −11 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 14 (86.38) Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 5 – 0 England Tricia Wright (65.07)
(91.86) Colin Lloyd England 5 – 4 England Darryl Fitton (90.43)
November 15 (87.86) Darryl Fitton England 5 – 3 England Tricia Wright (76.47)
(94.34) Colin Lloyd England 5 – 3 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (97.30)
November 17 (82.36) Tricia Wright England 1 – 5 England Colin Lloyd (91.93)
(78.85) Darryl Fitton England 1 – 5 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (91.26)

Group G[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Ronnie Baxter 3 2 1 13 8 +5 4 Advance to the last 16
2 England Steve Beaton 3 2 1 12 7 +5 4
3 Australia Paul Nicholson 3 2 1 11 12 −1 4 Eliminated
4 England Arron Monk 3 0 3 6 15 −9 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 14 (95.43) Paul Nicholson Australia 5 – 4 England Arron Monk (92.47)
(89.92) Ronnie Baxter England 5 – 2 England Steve Beaton (88.29)
November 15 (94.73) Arron Monk England 1 – 5 England Steve Beaton (100.48)
(89.86) Paul Nicholson Australia 5 – 3 England Ronnie Baxter (87.28)
November 17 (95.44) Arron Monk England 1 – 5 England Ronnie Baxter (98.87)
(97.25) Steve Beaton England 5 – 1 Australia Paul Nicholson (90.80)

Group H[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Ted Hankey 3 3 0 15 11 +4 6 Advance to the last 16
2 England Phil Taylor 3 2 1 14 9 +5 4
3 England Wes Newton 3 1 2 11 14 −3 2 Eliminated
4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 3 0 3 9 15 −6 0
Date Player Legs Player
November 14 (89.88) Phil Taylor England 5 – 1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (76.01)
(86.77) Wes Newton England 3 – 5 England Ted Hankey (93.02)
November 15 (90.12) Michael van Gerwen Netherlands 4 – 5 England Wes Newton (88.10)
(97.22) Phil Taylor England 4 – 5 England Ted Hankey (103.75)
November 17 (92.09) Ted Hankey England 5 – 4 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (89.17)
(93.82) Wes Newton England 3 – 5 England Phil Taylor (108.25)

Knockout Stages[edit]

Second Round (best of 19)
18–19 November
Quarter Finals (best of 31)
20 November
Semi Finals (best of 31)
21 November
Final (best of 31)
21 November
                       
Scotland Robert Thornton (90.41) 6
England Wayne Jones (90.62) 10
England Wayne Jones (94.65) 16
6 Scotland Gary Anderson (95.78) 15
6 Scotland Gary Anderson (98.54) 10
England Colin Osborne (84.20) 3
England Wayne Jones (94.06) 6
2 England James Wade (96.77) 16
7 England Mervyn King (95.39) 9
2 England James Wade (92.80) 10
2 England James Wade (94.41) 16
England Terry Jenkins (95.10) 15
England Tony O'Shea (101.24) 7
England Terry Jenkins (96.71) 10
2 England James Wade (92.79) 12
England Scott Waites (99.86) 16
England Scott Waites (91.35) 10
4 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (89.02) 7
England Scott Waites (93.69) 16
Netherlands Co Stompé (93.15) 10
England Colin Lloyd (96.53) 4
Netherlands Co Stompé (101.44) 10
England Scott Waites (97.41) 16
England Steve Beaton (94.14) 9
England Ronnie Baxter (91.83) 1
1 England Phil Taylor (99.75) 10
1 England Phil Taylor (100.17) 14
England Steve Beaton (97.14) 16
England Ted Hankey (90.26) 6
England Steve Beaton (101.31) 10

Statistics[edit]

Player Played Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
England Phil Taylor 5 99.05
Wales Martin Phillips 3 98.46
England Tony O'Shea 4 97.38
England Scott Waites 7 96.81
England Steve Beaton 6 96.44
Scotland Gary Anderson 5 95.67
England Ted Hankey 4 94.78
England Aaron Monk 3 94.21
Australia Simon Whitlock 3 94.20
Netherlands Co Stompe 5 94.16
England Colin Lloyd 4 93.67
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 3 93.56
England Dave Chisnall 3 93.51
Scotland Robert Thornton 4 93.27
England Adrian Lewis 3 93.23
England Colin Osborne 4 92.89
Wales Mark Webster 3 92.13
Australia Paul Nicholson 3 92.03
England Ronnie Baxter 4 91.98
England Terry Jenkins 5 91.91
England Wayne Jones 6 91.86
England James Wade 7 91.25
Netherlands Raymond Van Barneveld 4 90.99
England Wes Newton 3 89.96
England Mervyn King 4 88.96
England Mark Hylton 3 88.24
Scotland John Henderson 3 88.14
England Justin Pipe 3 85.79
England Darryl Fitton 3 85.71
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 3 85.10
England Tricia Wright 3 74.83
United States Stacy Bromberg 3 67.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glory For Comeback Kid Waites". planetdarts.tv. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Waites Takes Adams' Spot". planetdarts.tv. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Grand Slam of Darts Update". PDC.tv. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  4. ^ PDC Launch Three New Events PDC, 16 February 2010

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