2015 Grand Slam of Darts

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2015 Singha Beer Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates7–15 November 2015
VenueWolverhampton Civic Hall
LocationWolverhampton
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£400,000
Winners share£100,000
Nine-dart finishEngland Dave Chisnall
High checkout170 England Robbie Green
170 England Dave Chisnall
170 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
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The 2015 Singha Beer Grand Slam of Darts, was the ninth staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event took take place from 7–15 November 2015 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England.[1]

Phil Taylor was the defending champion, having won his sixth Grand Slam title by defeating Dave Chisnall 16–13 in the 2014 final.[2]

The 2015 edition saw several changes in the qualification criteria due to the Grand Slam of Darts being a PDC Order of Merit ranking tournament for the first time. As a result of this, at most 20 places were filled by invitations and the remaining 12 places were open for qualification.[3]

The tournament was won by Michael van Gerwen, who had a tournament average over 100, and with this title won every current PDC major tournament at least once.[4]

Other notable things that happened in the tournament included Dave Chisnall hitting a nine-dart finish against Peter Wright in their group match, and BDO veteran Martin Adams making his first appearance at the event, after declining his invite every year since the tournament's inception in 2007.

Prize Money[edit]

Position (num. of players) Prize money[5]
Winner (1) £100,000
Runner-up (1) £50,000
Semi-finalists (2) £25,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £15,000
Last 16 (8) £7,500
Third in group (8) £5,000
Fourth in group (8) £2,500
Group winner bonus (8) £2,500
Nine-dart finish (1) £30,000

Qualifying[edit]

[6]

Qualifying Tournaments[edit]

PDC Main Tournaments[edit]

Players in italics had already qualified for the event. At most 16 players could qualify through this method, where the position in the list depicts the priority of the qualification.

Tournament Year Position Player
PDC World Darts Championship 2015 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
Grand Slam of Darts 2014 Winner England Phil Taylor
Premier League Darts 2015 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
World Matchplay 2015 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
World Grand Prix 2015 Winner Scotland Robert Thornton
Players Championship Finals 2014 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
UK Open 2015 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
European Championship 2015 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
The Masters 2015 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
PDC World Youth Championship 2014 Winner England Keegan Brown
World Series of Darts 2015 Ranking List Leader England Phil Taylor
PDC World Cup of Darts 2015 Winners England Phil Taylor
England Adrian Lewis
PDC World Darts Championship 2015 Runner-up England Phil Taylor
Grand Slam of Darts 2014 Runner-up England Dave Chisnall
Premier League Darts 2015 Runner-up Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
World Matchplay 2015 Runner-up England James Wade
World Grand Prix 2015 Runner-up Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship Finals 2014 Runner-up England Adrian Lewis
UK Open 2015 Runner-up Scotland Peter Wright
European Championship 2015 Runner-up Scotland Gary Anderson
The Masters 2015 Runner-up Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
PDC World Youth Championship 2014 Runner-up Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez
World Series of Darts 2015 Ranking List Runner-up England Adrian Lewis
PDC World Cup of Darts 2015 Runners-up Scotland Gary Anderson
Scotland Peter Wright

Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.

PDC Main Tournaments Qualifiers[edit]

Scotland Gary Anderson
England Phil Taylor
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Scotland Robert Thornton
England Keegan Brown
England Adrian Lewis
England Dave Chisnall
England James Wade
Scotland Peter Wright
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez

PDC European Tour[edit]

In case the list of qualifiers from the main tournaments produced fewer than 16 players, the field of 16 players was filled from the reserve lists. The first list consisted of the winners from 2015 European Tour events, in which the winners were selected in ProTour Order of Merit position order at the cut-off date.

Tournament Event Number Position Player
2015 European Tour 2015 German Darts Championship Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
2015 Gibraltar Darts Trophy Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
2015 German Darts Masters Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
2015 Dutch Darts Masters Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
2015 International Darts Open Winner England Michael Smith
2015 European Darts Open Winner Scotland Robert Thornton
2015 European Darts Trophy Winner England Michael Smith
2015 European Darts Matchplay Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
2015 European Darts Grand Prix Winner Belgium Kim Huybrechts
PDC European Tour Qualifiers[edit]

England Michael Smith
Belgium Kim Huybrechts

PDC Players Championships[edit]

In case the list of qualifiers from the main tournaments and the European Tour produced fewer than 16 players, the field of 16 players was filled from the reserve lists. The second list consists of the winners from 2015 Players Championship events, in which the winners were selected in ProTour Order of Merit position order at the cut-off date.

Tournament Event Number Position Player
2015 Players Championships Players Championship 1 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
Players Championship 2 Winner England James Wade
Players Championship 3 Winner England Adrian Lewis
Players Championship 4 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship 5 Winner England Adrian Lewis
Players Championship 6 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship 7 Winner Scotland Peter Wright
Players Championship 8 Winner England Keegan Brown
Players Championship 9 Winner England Phil Taylor
Players Championship 10 Winner England Joe Murnan
Players Championship 11 Winner England Dave Chisnall
Players Championship 12 Winner Scotland Peter Wright
Players Championship 13 Winner England James Wade
Players Championship 14 Winner Netherlands Jelle Klaasen
Players Championship 15 Winner England Terry Jenkins
Players Championship 16 Winner Netherlands Jelle Klaasen
Players Championship 17 Winner England Ian White
Players Championship 18 Winner England Alan Norris
Players Championship 19 Winner Scotland Peter Wright
Players Championship 20 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson

Note: Players in italic had already qualified for the tournament.
Not all bold players in this list qualified for the 2015 Grand Slam of Darts. Best ranked on the ProTour Order of Merit were Ian White, followed by Jelle Klaassen, Terry Jenkins, Alan Norris and Joe Murnan.

PDC Players Championship Qualifiers[edit]

Three places in the Grand Slam of Darts were filled in by Players Championship winners. The three highest ranked Players Championship winners were:
England Ian White
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen
England Terry Jenkins

PDC Qualifier[edit]

A further eight places in the Grand Slam of Darts were filled by qualifiers from a PDC qualifier in Coventry on 23 October 2015.

PDC Qualifiers[edit]

Wales Mark Webster
Wales Jonny Clayton
England Mervyn King
England Steve West
England Wayne Jones
England Andy Boulton
England Robbie Green
England Steve Beaton

BDO Qualifying tournaments[edit]

[7]

Tournament Year Position Player
BDO World Darts Championship 2015 Winner England Scott Mitchell
Runner-up England Martin Adams
World Masters 2014 Winner Wales Martin Phillips
BDO World Trophy 2015 Winner Belgium Geert De Vos

BDO Qualifiers[edit]

A further four places in the Grand Slam of Darts were filled by qualifiers from two BDO qualifiers. The first of which was in Hull on 6 October 2015 and was open for all players outside of mainland Europe. The other one was in Europe on 18 October 2015 and was open for all players in mainland Europe.

Qualified Players[edit]

Pools[edit]

[8]

Pool A
(Seeded Players)
Pool B
(PDC Automatic Qualifiers)
Pool C
(PDC Qualifiers)
Pool D
(BDO Qualifiers)

Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (1)
Scotland Gary Anderson (2)
England Phil Taylor (3)
Scotland Peter Wright (4)
England Adrian Lewis (5)
Scotland Robert Thornton (6)
England James Wade (7)
England Ian White (8)

Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
England Keegan Brown
England Dave Chisnall
Belgium Kim Huybrechts
England Terry Jenkins
Netherlands Jelle Klaasen
England Michael Smith
Austria Rowby-John Rodriguez

England Steve Beaton
England Andy Boulton
Wales Jonny Clayton
England Robbie Green
England Wayne Jones
England Mervyn King
Wales Mark Webster
England Steve West

England Martin Adams
United States Larry Butler
England Andy Fordham
Netherlands Michel van der Horst
England Scott Mitchell
Netherlands Mark Oosterhuis
Wales Martin Phillips
Belgium Geert De Vos

Draw[edit]

Group stage[edit]

[8] [9]

All matches first-to-5/best of 9 legs
NB in Brackets: Number = Seeds; BDO = BDO Darts player; Q = Qualifier
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; Q = Qualified for K.O. phase

Knockout stage[edit]

Second round (best of 19 legs)
11–12 November
[10][11]
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
13–14 November
[12][13]
Semi-finals (best of 31 legs)
15 November
[14]
Final (best of 31 legs)
15 November
[15]
            
A1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (1) 109.18 10
B2 England Steve Beaton (Q) 99.56 2
A1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (1) 111.05 16
A2 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 93.99 4
B1 England Martin Adams (BDO) 98.47 9
A2 Belgium Kim Huybrechts 100.87 10
A1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (1) 102.19 16
C1 England Michael Smith 93.08 6
C1 England Michael Smith 104.59 10
D2 England Dave Chisnall 99.82 7
C1 England Michael Smith 98.03 16
C2 England Adrian Lewis (5) 98.63 11
D1 Scotland Peter Wright (4) 101.36 7
C2 England Adrian Lewis (5) 104.71 10
A1 Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (1) 100.94 16
H1 England Phil Taylor (3) 102.53 13
E1 Scotland Gary Anderson (2) 104.22 6
F2 Wales Mark Webster (Q) 94.89 10
F2 Wales Mark Webster (Q) 96.86 12
E2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 95.37 16
F1 England James Wade (7) 100.05 7
E2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 96.96 10
E2 Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld 97.07 12
H1 England Phil Taylor (3) 100.84 16
G1 Scotland Robert Thornton (6) 93.09 10
H2 England Robbie Green (Q) 96.61 8
G1 Scotland Robert Thornton (6) 93.48 7
H1 England Phil Taylor (3) 104.18 16
H1 England Phil Taylor (3) 91.67 10
G2 England Terry Jenkins 95.16 6

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