2018 Grand Slam of Darts

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2018 bwin Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates 10–18 November 2018
Venue Aldersley Leisure Village
Location Aldersley, Wolverhampton
Country  England
Organisation(s) PDC
Format Legs
Prize fund £450,000
Winners share £110,000
«2017 2019»

The 2018 bwin Grand Slam of Darts, will be the twelfth staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event will take place from 10–18 November 2018 in Wolverhampton, England, but for the first time in the event's history, it will not take place at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, as it is undergoing a two-year renovation. The 2018 tournament will be held at Aldersley Leisure Village.[1]

The tournament's defending champion was Michael van Gerwen, who won the tournament in 2017 by defeating Peter Wright 16–12 in the final to win it for a third straight year.[2]

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.[3] It is unknown yet if it will be increased for 2018.

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 2018 Winner England Rob Cross England Rob Cross
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Scotland Gary Anderson
Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
Scotland Peter Wright
England Michael Smith
Austria Mensur Suljović
England Josh Payne
Australia Corey Cadby
Wales Jonny Clayton
Grand Slam of Darts 2017 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Premier League Darts 2018 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
World Matchplay 2018 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
World Grand Prix 2018 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
PDC World Youth Championship 2017 Winner Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh
Masters 2018 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
UK Open 2018 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
European Championship 2018 Winner
Players Championship Finals 2017 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Champions League of Darts 2018 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
World Series of Darts Finals 2018 Winner
PDC World Cup of Darts 2018 Winners Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
PDC World Darts Championship 2018 Runner-up England Phil Taylor[a]
Grand Slam of Darts 2017 Runner-up Scotland Peter Wright
Premier League Darts 2018 Runner-up England Michael Smith
World Matchplay 2018 Runner-up Austria Mensur Suljović
World Grand Prix 2018 Runner-up Scotland Peter Wright
PDC World Youth Championship 2017 Runner-up England Josh Payne
Masters 2018 Runner-up Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld
UK Open 2018 Runner-up Australia Corey Cadby
European Championship 2018 Runner-up
Players Championship Finals 2017 Runner-up Wales Jonny Clayton
Champions League of Darts 2018 Runner-up Scotland Peter Wright
World Series of Darts Finals 2018 Runner-up
PDC World Cup of Darts 2018 Runners-up Scotland Peter Wright
Scotland Gary Anderson
Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament. Players in bold confirmed to qualify.

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 2018 European Tour events, in which the winners shall be ordered by number of event wins then in Order of Merit position order at the cut-off date.

PDC European Tour
Tournament Event Position Player Qualifiers
2018 European Tour
European Darts Open Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen England Ian White
Wales Gerwyn Price
Germany Max Hopp
German Darts Grand Prix Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
German Darts Open Winner Germany Max Hopp
Austrian Darts Open Winner Wales Jonny Clayton
European Darts Grand Prix Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Dutch Darts Masters Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Gibraltar Darts Trophy Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Danish Darts Open Winner Austria Mensur Suljović
European Darts Matchplay Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
German Darts Championship Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Dutch Darts Championship Winner England Ian White
International Darts Open Winner Wales Gerwyn Price
European Darts Trophy Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.

If there are still less than sixteen qualified players after the winners of European Tour events were added, the winners of 2018 Players Championships events would be added, firstly by winners of multiple events followed by Order of Merit order.

PDC Pro Tour
Tournament Event Position Player Qualifiers
2018 PDC Pro Tour
Players Championship 1 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
England Mervyn King
Players Championship 2 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship 3 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
Players Championship 4 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
Players Championship 5 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship 6 Winner England Ian White
Players Championship 7 Winner England Michael Smith
Players Championship 8 Winner Northern Ireland Mickey Mansell
Players Championship 9 Winner Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
Players Championship 10 Winner Netherlands Jeffrey de Zwaan
Players Championship 11 Winner Scotland Gary Anderson
Players Championship 12 Winner England Josh Payne
Players Championship 13 Winner England Rob Cross
Players Championship 14 Winner Scotland Peter Wright
Players Championship 15 Winner England Mervyn King
Players Championship 16 Winner England Ian White
Players Championship 17 Winner Scotland Peter Wright
Players Championship 18 Winner England Nathan Aspinall
Players Championship 19 Winner Germany Max Hopp
Players Championship 20 Winner Netherlands Danny Noppert
Players Championship 21 Winner Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
Players Championship 22 Winner Poland Krzysztof Ratajski
Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.

PDC Qualifying Event[edit]

A further eight places in the Grand Slam of Darts will be filled by qualifiers from a PDC qualifier.

BDO Qualifying Tournaments[edit]

Tournament Year Position Player
BDO World Darts Championship 2018 Winner England Glen Durrant
Runner-up England Mark McGeeney
World Masters 2018 Winner England Adam Smith-Neale
BDO World Trophy 2018 Winner England Glen Durrant

BDO Ranking Qualifiers[edit]

The remaining 5 BDO places are determined via the BDO Invitational Rankings, at the end of September 2018.[4]

  1. Wales Jim Williams
  2. Netherlands Wesley Harms
  3. Germany Michael Unterbuchner
  4. England Scott Mitchell
  5. England Gary Robson

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.pdc.tv/news/2018/03/13/bwin-grand-slam-remains-wolverhampton
  2. ^ "Michael van Gerwen wins Grand Slam of Darts for third consecutive year following birth of baby Zoe". Daily Mail. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Record Prize Money On Offer In 2017". PDC. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ Phillips, Josh. "BDO Confirm Grand Slam Qualifiers". PDC. Retrieved 10 October 2018.