2017 Grand Slam of Darts
|2017 Grand Slam of Darts|
|Dates||11–19 November 2017|
|Venue||Wolverhampton Civic Hall|
170 Rob Cross |
|Michael van Gerwen|
The 2017 Grand Slam of Darts, also known as the bwin Grand Slam of Darts for sponsorship purposes, was the eleventh staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event took place from 11–19 November 2017 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England.
The tournament's defending champion was Michael van Gerwen, who won the tournament in 2016 by defeating James Wade 16–8 in the final. He retained his title for a 3rd consecutive year by beating Peter Wright 16–12 in this year's final.
- 1 Prize Money
- 2 Qualifying
- 3 Pools
- 4 Draw
- 5 References
The prize fund for the Grand Slam was increased from £400,000 in 2016 to £450,000 in 2017, with the winner getting £110,000, as opposed to £100,000.
|Position (num. of players)||Prize money|
|Third in group||(8)||£5,000|
|Fourth in group||(8)||£3,000|
|Group winner bonus||(8)||£2,500|
PDC Qualifying Tournaments
At most sixteen players could qualify through this method, where the position in the list depicts the priority of the qualification.
In case the list of qualifiers from the main tournaments produced fewer than sixteen players, the field of sixteen players is filled from the reserve lists. The first list consists of the winners from 2017 European Tour events, in which the winners shall be selected in Order of Merit position order at the cut-off date.
|PDC European Tour|
|2017 European Tour|
|German Darts Championship||Winner||Peter Wright||Michael Smith|
|German Darts Masters||Winner||Michael van Gerwen|
|German Darts Open||Winner||Peter Wright|
|European Darts Grand Prix||Winner||Peter Wright|
|Gibraltar Darts Trophy||Winner||Michael Smith|
|European Darts Matchplay||Winner||Michael van Gerwen|
|Austrian Darts Open||Winner||Michael van Gerwen|
|European Darts Open||Winner||Peter Wright|
|Dutch Darts Masters||Winner||Michael van Gerwen|
|German Darts Grand Prix||Winner||Michael van Gerwen|
|International Darts Open||Winner||Peter Wright|
|European Darts Trophy||Winner||Michael van Gerwen|
|Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.|
Had there still been less than sixteen qualified players after the winners of European Tour events were added, the winners of 2017 Players Championships events would have been added, followed by the winners of qualifying tournaments for the 2017 UK Open. As there are already 16 qualified players after the first two qualification methods, no player will qualify via Players Championships and UK Open qualifying events. This resulted in Adrian Lewis missing the tournament for the first time.
PDC Qualifying Event
A further eight places in the Grand Slam of Darts will be filled by qualifiers from a PDC qualifier that took place in Wigan on 6 November. These are the qualifiers:
- James Wilson
- Robbie Green
- Joe Murnan
- Alan Norris
- Jeffrey de Zwaan
- Darren Webster
- Steve Lennon
- Stephen Bunting
BDO Qualifying Tournaments
|BDO World Darts Championship||2017||Winner||Glen Durrant|
|World Masters||2016||Winner||Glen Durrant|
|BDO World Trophy||2017||Winner||Peter Machin|
BDO Ranking Qualifiers
The remaining five BDO representatives were the top five non-qualified players from the BDO Invitational Rankings at 30 September 2017.
The five qualifiers were confirmed on 10 October 2017, and were:
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|(PDC Seeded Players)||(PDC Qualifiers)||(BDO Qualifiers)|
All group matches are best of nine legs
After three games, the top two in each group qualify for the knock-out stage
NB: P = Played; W = Won; L = Lost; LF = Legs For; LA = Legs Against; +/− = Plus/Minus Record, in relation to legs; Pts = Points; Status = Qualified to Knockout Stage
Nine dart shootout
With Mark Webster and Darren Webster finishing level on points and leg difference, a nine-dart shootout between the two took place to see who would play the Group C winner Phil Taylor in the second round. The match took place after the conclusion of Tuesday's group matches, and was the second year in succession that a nine-dart shootout was required. Mark Webster threw first.