2011 Grand Slam of Darts

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Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates November 12–20
Venue Civic Hall
Location Wolverhampton
Country England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £400,000
Winners share £100,000
High checkout 161
England James Wade
Group Stage
vs England Dave Chisnall
England Ted Hankey
Group Stage
vs England Ian White
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2010 2012»

The 2011 Grand Slam of Darts, the fifth staging of the darts tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation was known as the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts for sponsorship purposes.[1] The event took place from 12–20 November 2011 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. For the first time, Sky Sports has given the television coverage of the Grand Slam after taking over from ITV Sport as the event's broadcaster.[2] The title was won by Phil Taylor.[3][4]

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
3rd in Group £5,000
4th in Group £2,500
Group Winner Bonus £2,500

Qualifying[edit]

There were numerous tournaments that provided qualifying opportunities to players. Most tournaments offered a qualifying position for the winner and runner-up of the tournament, however the World Championships and the Grand Slams offered 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. The qualifying criteria was changed this year, extending the dates back 5 years for respective World Champions to receive an invite.

Qualifying tournaments[edit]

Players in italics have already qualified for the event.

Note: Players in italics have already qualified for the tournament.
The PDC have 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.[5]

Other Methods of Qualification[edit]

Additional invitations to compete in the 2010 Grand Slam of Darts were awarded on November 4 to:

Grand Slam of Darts Wildcards[edit]

The Grand Slam of Darts Wildcard qualifier was held at the K2 Cente in Crawley on November 4. Any darts player was able to enter and the two finalists received invitations to the 2011 Grand Slam of Darts.[6] The qualifiers were Nigel Heydon and Magnus Caris. There were also two reserves. The first was Ian White and second was Keith Rooney.[7]

PDC Order of Merit[edit]

Mark Walsh was the highest non-qualified player from the PDC Order of Merit.[8]

Players Championship Order of Merit[edit]

The Players Championship Order of Merit ranks all PDC players by their winnings in 2011 PDC Pro Tour Players Championships.

Justin Pipe was the highest non-qualified player from the Players Championship Order of Merit.[8]

European Order of Merit[edit]

The European Order of Merit ranks 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.[8]

Qualified Players[edit]

Qualification changed from the 2010 event, with the finalists from the PDC Women's World Darts Championship no longer being invited. On August 4, it was announced that the 2007–2011 winners of the PDC and BDO world championships, along with the 2010 PDC World Cup of Darts finalists, would receive invitations.[6]

Simon Whitlock withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Ian White from the wildcard qualifier.[9] The 32 qualifiers were:

Pools[edit]

[10]

Seeded Players Pool B Pool C Pool D

England Scott Waites (1)
England Phil Taylor (2)
England Adrian Lewis (3)
England James Wade (4)
Scotland Gary Anderson (5)
Wales Mark Webster (6)
England Wes Newton (7)
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (8)

Australia Paul Nicholson
England Terry Jenkins
England Mervyn King
England Mark Walsh
England Wayne Jones
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort
England Dean Winstanley
Netherlands Jan Dekker

Netherlands Co Stompe
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan
Canada John Part
England Justin Pipe
England Steve Beaton
Wales Barrie Bates
England Tony O'Shea
England Ted Hankey

Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
England Dave Chisnall
England Nigel Heydon
England Ian White
Sweden Magnus Caris
England Arron Monk
Wales Martin Phillips
England James Hubbard

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 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen 3 2 1 13 10 +3 4 Advance to the last 16
2 England Mark Walsh 3 2 1 12 10 +2 4
3 England Scott Waites 3 1 2 12 12 0 2 Eliminated
4 England Tony O'Shea 3 1 2 9 14 −5 2

November 12[11]

(85.24) Mark Walsh England 5 – 2 England Tony O'Shea (85.10)
(94.06) Scott Waites England 3 – 5 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (101.84)

November 13[12]

(84.65) Scott Waites England 4 – 5 England Tony O'Shea (92.09)
(90.86) Mark Walsh England 5 – 3 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (85.98)

November 15[13]

(100.73) Scott Waites England 5 – 2 England Mark Walsh (94.99)
(90.06) Tony O'Shea England 2 – 5 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (96.06)

Group B[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Dean Winstanley 3 3 0 15 6 +9 6 Advance to the last 16
2 England Ted Hankey 3 2 1 10 9 +1 4
3 England Ian White 3 1 2 11 12 −1 2 Eliminated
4 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 3 0 3 8 15 −7 0

November 12[11]

(85.40) Dean Winstanley England 5 – 0 England Ted Hankey (79.96)
(86.16) Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 4 – 5 England Ian White (86.11)

November 13[12]

(90.74) Dean Winstanley England 5 – 4 England Ian White (91.52)
(89.19) Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 2 – 5 England Ted Hankey (88.94)

November 15[13]

(85.12) Raymond van Barneveld Netherlands 2 – 5 England Dean Winstanley (92.68)
(100.05) Ted Hankey England 5 – 2 England Ian White (88.92)

Group C[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 11 10 +1 4
3 England Nigel Heydon 3 1 2 11 13 −2 2 Eliminated
4 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan 3 1 2 8 13 −5 2

November 12[11]

(96.51) Wayne Jones England 5 – 2 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan (86.39)
(88.55) Gary Anderson Scotland 3 – 5 England Nigel Heydon (84.67)

November 13[12]

(104.60) Gary Anderson Scotland 5 – 1 Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan (90.49)
(98.03) Wayne Jones England 5 – 3 England Nigel Heydon (93.51)

November 15[13]

(93.91) Brendan Dolan Northern Ireland 5 – 3 England Nigel Heydon (90.25)
(90.61) Gary Anderson Scotland 5 – 1 England Wayne Jones (76.34)

Group D[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Terry Jenkins 3 2 1 11 11 0 4 Advance to the last 16
2 England James Wade 3 2 1 13 13 0 4
3 England Justin Pipe 3 1 2 13 11 +2 2 Eliminated
4 England Dave Chisnall 3 1 2 12 14 −2 2

November 12[11]

(100.63) James Wade England 5 – 4 England Dave Chisnall (96.42)
(85.32) Terry Jenkins England 1 – 5 England Justin Pipe (85.79)

November 13[12]

(96.74) Terry Jenkins England 5 – 3 England Dave Chisnall (95.17)
(88.68) James Wade England 5 – 4 England Justin Pipe (93.34)

November 15[13]

(92.18) Justin Pipe England 4 – 5 England Dave Chisnall (88.66)
(93.80) James Wade England 3 – 5 England Terry Jenkins (94.77)

Group E[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Phil Taylor 3 3 0 15 7 +8 6 Advance to the last 16
2 England Steve Beaton 3 2 1 13 10 +3 4
3 England Mervyn King 3 1 2 11 13 −2 2 Eliminated
4 England James Hubbard 3 0 3 6 15 −9 0

November 13[12]

(85.88) Mervyn King England 3 – 5 England Steve Beaton (86.65)
(94.67) Phil Taylor England 5 – 1 England James Hubbard (83.13)

November 14[14]

(90.09) Mervyn King England 5 – 3 England James Hubbard (76.59)
(99.72) Phil Taylor England 5 – 3 England Steve Beaton (92.22)

November 16[15]

(91.55) Steve Beaton England 5 – 2 England James Hubbard (85.98)
(100.93) Phil Taylor England 5 – 3 England Mervyn King (98.10)

Group F[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 Australia Paul Nicholson 3 3 0 15 8 +7 6 Advance to the last 16
2 England Wes Newton 3 2 1 14 8 +6 4
3 Sweden Magnus Caris 3 1 2 11 11 0 2 Eliminated
4 Wales Barrie Bates 3 0 3 2 15 −13 0

November 13[12]

(92.78) Paul Nicholson Australia 5 – 0 Wales Barrie Bates (71.30)
(85.07) Wes Newton England 5 – 2 Sweden Magnus Caris (87.86)

November 14[14]

(83.29) Barrie Bates Wales 1 – 5 Sweden Magnus Caris (94.86)
(87.20) Wes Newton England 4 – 5 Australia Paul Nicholson (96.50)

November 16[15]

(94.31) Wes Newton England 5 – 1 Wales Barrie Bates (80.21)
(99.37) Paul Nicholson Australia 5 – 4 Sweden Magnus Caris (101.52)

Group G[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 Wales Mark Webster 3 3 0 15 8 +7 6 Advance to the last 16
2 Canada John Part 3 2 1 11 10 +1 4
3 Netherlands Jan Dekker 3 1 2 10 11 −1 2 Eliminated
4 England Arron Monk 3 0 3 8 15 −7 0

November 13[12]

(95.42) Mark Webster Wales 5 – 4 England Arron Monk (84.40)
(73.23) Jan Dekker Netherlands 2 – 5 Canada John Part (80.90)

November 14[14]

(92.00) Jan Dekker Netherlands 5 – 1 England Arron Monk (87.93)
(95.30) Mark Webster Wales 5 – 1 Canada John Part (83.52)

November 16[15]

(90.79) John Part Canada 5 – 3 England Arron Monk (86.01)
(101.43) Mark Webster Wales 5 – 3 Netherlands Jan Dekker (91.21)

Group H[edit]

POS Player P W L LF LA +/- Pts Status
1 England Adrian Lewis 3 3 0 15 7 +8 6 Advance to the last 16
2 Wales Martin Phillips 3 2 1 14 9 +5 4
3 Netherlands Co Stompé 3 1 2 8 13 −5 2 Eliminated
4 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort 3 0 3 7 15 −8 0

November 13[12]

(98.00) Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 3 – 5 Netherlands Co Stompé (91.63)
(89.75) Adrian Lewis England 5 – 4 Wales Martin Phillips (97.11)

November 14[14]

(74.86) Vincent van der Voort Netherlands 2 – 5 Wales Martin Phillips (88.38)
(109.39) Adrian Lewis England 5 – 1 Netherlands Co Stompé (98.96)

November 16[15]

(91.57) Adrian Lewis England 5 – 2 Netherlands Vincent van der Voort (88.73)
(89.07) Co Stompé Netherlands 2 – 5 Wales Martin Phillips (91.47)

Knockout Stages[edit]

Second Round (best of 19)
17–18 November[16][17]
Quarter Finals (best of 31)
19 November[18]
Semi Finals (best of 31)
20 November[19]
Final (best of 31)
20 November[20]
                       
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (90.42) 9
England Ted Hankey (91.23) 10
England Ted Hankey (89.54) 14
England Mark Walsh (91.82) 16
England Dean Winstanley (104.55) 9
England Mark Walsh (98.32) 10
England Mark Walsh (88.81) 11
5 Scotland Gary Anderson (94.77) 16
5 Scotland Gary Anderson (100.45) 10
4 England James Wade (96.83) 3
5 Scotland Gary Anderson (99.97) 16
England Terry Jenkins (93.59) 12
England Terry Jenkins (95.35) 10
England Wayne Jones (91.87) 8
5 Scotland Gary Anderson (98.92) 4
2 England Phil Taylor (109.04) 16
2 England Phil Taylor (112.37) 10
7 England Wes Newton (94.15) 3
2 England Phil Taylor (104.46) 16
Australia Paul Nicholson (95.24) 7
Australia Paul Nicholson (96.43) 10
England Steve Beaton (95.06) 8
2 England Phil Taylor (107.76) 16
3 England Adrian Lewis (101.10) 9
6 Wales Mark Webster (89.59) 10
Wales Martin Phillips (84.91) 8
6 Wales Mark Webster (94.59) 5
3 England Adrian Lewis (100.30) 16
3 England Adrian Lewis (92.75) 10
Canada John Part (92.44) 8

Statistics[edit]

[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

Player Eliminated Played Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
England Phil Taylor Winner 7 73 30 135 83 29 124 103.32
Scotland Gary Anderson Final 7 59 49 133 79 41 140 96.49
England Adrian Lewis Semi-finals 6 50 36 99 59 30 152 97.42
England Mark Walsh Semi-finals 6 49 49 148 58 22 138 91.67
Australia Paul Nicholson Quarter-finals 5 32 32 79 50 20 144 96.06
Wales Mark Webster Quarter-finals 5 30 32 84 44 15 111 95.27
England Terry Jenkins Quarter-finals 5 33 35 99 42 16 126 93.27
England Ted Hankey Quarter-finals 5 34 34 90 51 18 161 89.94
Canada John Part Second round 4 19 20 37 20 9 118 86.91
England James Wade Second round 4 16 23 58 28 5 161 94.99
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Second round 4 22 20 55 23 6 144 93.58
England Dean Winstanley Second round 4 24 16 45 29 17 138 93.34
England Steve Beaton Second round 4 21 20 59 23 7 141 91.37
England Wayne Jones Second round 4 19 20 53 27 8 122 90.69
Wales Martin Phillips Second round 4 22 19 58 36 5 100 90.47
England Wes Newton Second round 4 17 18 41 14 10 100 90.18
Netherlands Raymond Van Barneveld Group stage 3 8 15 25 19 1 80 86.82
England Arron Monk Group stage 3 8 15 22 13 5 60 86.11
Netherlands Jan Dekker Group stage 3 10 11 30 8 1 104 85.48
England James Hubbard Group stage 3 6 15 20 14 1 40 81.90
Sweden Magnus Caris Group stage 3 11 11 26 28 2 81 94.75
England Dave Chisnall Group stage 3 12 14 30 12 9 86 93.42
England Justin Pipe Group stage 3 13 11 33 22 2 160 90.44
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan Group stage 3 8 13 30 19 1 101 90.26
England Mervyn King Group stage 3 11 13 25 22 5 101 91.36
Netherlands Co Stompé Group stage 3 8 13 33 12 4 121 93.22
England Scott Waites Group stage 3 12 12 28 13 8 125 93.15
England Nigel Heydon Group stage 3 11 13 27 14 5 121 89.48
England Ian White Group stage 3 11 14 29 11 8 112 88.85
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort Group stage 3 7 15 30 14 3 101 87.20
England Tony O'Shea Group stage 3 9 14 33 12 8 64 92.78
Wales Barrie Bates Group stage 3 2 15 27 7 0 72 78.27

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