2017 Grand Slam of Darts

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2017 Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates 11–19 November 2017
Venue Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Location Wolverhampton
Country  England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £450,000
Winners share £110,000
High checkout 170 England Rob Cross
170 Scotland Peter Wright
Champion(s)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
«2016 2018»

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[edit]

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.[2]

Position (num. of players) Prize money
Winner (1) £110,000
Runner-up (1) £55,000
Semi-finalists (2) £28,500
Quarter-finalists (4) £16,000
Last 16 (8) £10,000
Third in group (8) £5,000
Fourth in group (8) £3,000
Group winner bonus (8) £2,500

Qualifying[edit]

PDC Qualifying Tournaments[edit]

PDC Main Tournaments
Tournament Year Position Player Qualifiers
PDC World Darts Championship 2017 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen[3] Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
England Phil Taylor
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney
Australia Corey Cadby
Scotland Peter Wright
Austria Mensur Suljović
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Scotland Gary Anderson
England James Wade
Australia Simon Whitlock
Netherlands Berry van Peer
Wales Gerwyn Price
England Rob Cross
England Dave Chisnall
Wales Mark Webster
Grand Slam of Darts 2016 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Premier League Darts 2017 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
World Matchplay 2017 Winner England Phil Taylor[4]
World Grand Prix 2017 Winner Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney
PDC World Youth Championship 2016 Winner Australia Corey Cadby[3]
Masters 2017 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
UK Open 2017 Winner Scotland Peter Wright[3]
European Championship 2017 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship Finals 2016 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Champions League of Darts 2017 Winner Austria Mensur Suljović
World Series of Darts Finals 2017 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
PDC World Cup of Darts 2017 Winners Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld[3]
PDC World Darts Championship 2017 Runner-up Scotland Gary Anderson[3]
Grand Slam of Darts 2016 Runner-up England James Wade[3]
Premier League Darts 2017 Runner-up Scotland Peter Wright
World Matchplay 2017 Runner-up Scotland Peter Wright
World Grand Prix 2017 Runner-up Australia Simon Whitlock
PDC World Youth Championship 2016 Runner-up Netherlands Berry van Peer[3]
Masters 2017 Runner-up Scotland Gary Anderson
UK Open 2017 Runner-up Wales Gerwyn Price[3]
European Championship 2017 Runner-up England Rob Cross
Players Championship Finals 2016 Runner-up England Dave Chisnall[3]
Champions League of Darts 2017 Runner-up Scotland Gary Anderson
World Series of Darts Finals 2017 Runner-up Scotland Gary Anderson
PDC World Cup of Darts 2017 Runners-up Wales Gerwyn Price
Wales Mark Webster[3]
Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.

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.[3]

PDC European Tour
Tournament Event Position Player Qualifiers
2017 European Tour
German Darts Championship Winner Scotland Peter Wright England Michael Smith
German Darts Masters Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
German Darts Open Winner Scotland Peter Wright
European Darts Grand Prix Winner Scotland Peter Wright
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Winner England Michael Smith[5]
European Darts Matchplay Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Austrian Darts Open Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
European Darts Open Winner Scotland Peter Wright
Dutch Darts Masters Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
German Darts Grand Prix Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
International Darts Open Winner Scotland Peter Wright
European Darts Trophy Winner Netherlands 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.[3] 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[edit]

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:

BDO Qualifying Tournaments[edit]

Tournament Year Position Player
BDO World Darts Championship 2017 Winner England Glen Durrant[3]
Runner-up Netherlands Danny Noppert[3]
World Masters 2016 Winner England Glen Durrant
BDO World Trophy 2017 Winner Australia Peter Machin[3]

BDO Ranking Qualifiers[edit]

The remaining five BDO representatives were the top five non-qualified players from the BDO Invitational Rankings at 30 September 2017.[3]

The five qualifiers were confirmed on 10 October 2017, and were:[6]

Pools[edit]

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

Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (1)
Scotland Peter Wright (2)
Scotland Gary Anderson (3)
Northern Ireland Daryl Gurney (4)
England Phil Taylor (5)
Austria Mensur Suljović (6)
England Dave Chisnall (7)
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (8)

England Michael Smith
Australia Simon Whitlock
England James Wade
England Alan Norris
Wales Gerwyn Price
England Stephen Bunting
England Rob Cross
England Darren Webster

Wales Mark Webster
England James Wilson
England Robbie Green
England Joe Murnan
Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan
Netherlands Berry van Peer
Republic of Ireland Steve Lennon
Australia Corey Cadby

England Mark McGeeney
England Glen Durrant
England Jamie Hughes
England Scott Mitchell
Scotland Ross Montgomery
Scotland Cameron Menzies
Netherlands Danny Noppert
Australia Peter Machin

Draw[edit]

Group stage[edit]

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