Grand Slam of Darts 2018

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Saturday, 10. NovemberGroup Matches 1, Afternoon
Saturday, 10. NovemberGroup Matches 1, EveningReport, Statistics Day 1
Sunday, 11. NovemberGroup Matches 2, Afternoon
Sunday, 11. NovemberGroup Matches 2, EveningReport, Statistics Day 2
Monday, 12. NovemberGroup Matches 3 Report, Statistics
Tuesday, 13. NovemberGroup Matches 3Report, Statistics
Wednesday, 14. NovemberSecond Round
Thursday, 15. NovemberSecond RoundReport, Statistics
Friday, 16. NovemberQuarterfinals
Saturday, 17. NovemberQuarterfinals Report, Statistics
Sunday, 18. NovemberSemifinals, Afternoon
Sunday, 18. NovemberFinal, EveningReport Finals Day, Statistics


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Group A

Michael van Gerwen (1)
Jonny Clayton
Joe Murnan
Gary Robson

Group B
Michael Smith(8)
Raymond van Barneveld
Krzysztof Ratajski
Adam Smith-Neale

Group C
James Wade(5)
Keegan Brown
Mark Webster
Wesley Harms

Group D
Gary Anderson(4)
Ian White
Steve Hine
Michael Unterbuchner

Group E
Peter Wright (2)
Max Hopp
Josh Payne
Jim Williams

Group F
Simon Whitlock(7)
Gerwyn Price
Andrew Gilding
Glen Durrant

Group G
Mensur Suljovic(6)
Stephen Bunting
Martin Schindler
Scott Mitchell

Group H
Rob Cross(3)
Dimitri van den Bergh
Ryan Searle
Mark McGeeney

Group AWon LostDiffPoints
Jonny Clayton 3-+6 6
Michael van Gerwen12+74
Gary Robson12-5 2
Joe Murnan-3-8 -

Group BWon LostDiffPoints
Michael Smith3 -+86
Krzysztof Ratajski21+5 4
Raymond van Barneveld12-6 2
Adam Smith-Neale -3-7 -

Group CWon LostDiffPoints
James Wade 3-+116
Wesley Harms21-2 4
Keegan Brown12-2 2
Mark Webster-3-7 0

Group DWon LostDiffPoints
Gary Anderson3 -+11 6
Michael Unterbuchner21+2 4
Ian White12-22
Steve Hine-3-11 -

Gruppe EWon LostDiffPoints
Peter Wright3-+56
Josh Payne12+1 2
Max Hopp12-2 2
Jim Williams12-3 2

Group FWon LostDiffPoints
Gerwyn Price2 1+34
Simon Whitlock2104
Glen Durrant12+2 2
Andrew Gilding12-5 2

Gruppe GGew VerlDiffPunkte
Stephen Bunting3-+8 6
Mensur Suljovic120 2
Scott Mitchell1 2-32
Martin Schindler12-5 2

Group HWon LostDiffPoints
Rob Cross3-+7 6
Dimitri van den Bergh21+5 4
Mark McGeeney12-5 2
Ryan Searle- 3-70
Saturday, 10. November - First Round, Best of 9 Legs
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Group Matches 1, Groups E - H
Max Hopp5:3Josh Payne
Gerwyn Price5:2Andrew Gilding
Dimitri van den Bergh5:3Ryan Searle
Steven Bunting5:3Martin Schindler
Simon Whitlock1:5Glen Durrant
Mensur Suljovic5:2Scott Mitchell
Rob Cross5:2Mark McGeeney
Peter Wright5:4Jim Williams

Group Matches 1, Groups A - D
Keegan Brown5:4Mark Webster
Jonny Clayton5:2Joe Murnan
Ian White5:1Steve Hine
Michael Smith5:3Adam Smith-Neale
James Wade5:0Wesley Harms
Raymond van Barneveld3:5Krzysztof Ratajski
Gary Anderson5:2Michael Unterbuchner
Michael van Gerwen5:1Gary Robson

Report, Statistics Day 1

Sunday, 11. November - First Round, Best of 9 Legs
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Groups E-H - Second matches
Winners of Saturday's matches play winners, loser's play losers
Ryan Searle3:5Mark McGeeney
Josh Payne5:2Jim Williams
Martin Schindler1:5Scott Mitchell
Simon Whitlock5:2Andrew Gilding
Mensur Suljovic3:5Stephen Bunting
Rob Cross5:4Dimitri van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price5:4Glen Durrant
Peter Wright5:2Max Hopp

Groups A - D - second matches
Winners of Saturday's matches play winners, loser's play losers
Steve Hine2:5Michael Unterbuchner
Joe Murnan4:5Gary Robson
Mark Webster 3:5Wesley Harms
Raymond van Barneveld5:4Adam Smith-Neale
James Wade5:3Keegan Brown
Michael Smith5:4Krzysztof Ratajski
Michael van Gerwen4:5Jonny Clayton
Gary Anderson5:1Ian White

Report + Statistics Day Two

Monday, 12. November - First Round, Best of 9 Legs
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Final Group matches, Groups E-H
Rob Cross5:2Ryan Searle
Andrew Gilding5:4Glen Durrant
Simon Whitlock5:4Gerwyn Price
Mensur Suljovic4:5Martin Schindler
Stephen Bunting5:1Scott Mitchell
Max Hopp4:5Jim Williams
Peter Wright5:4Josh Payne
Dimitri van den Bergh5:1Mark McGeeney

Report and Statistics Day Three

Tuesday, 13. November - First Round, Best of 9 Legs
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Final Group matches, Groups A-D
James Wade5:1Mark Webster
Gary Anderson5:1Steve Hine
Ian White3:5Michael Unterbuchner
Keegan Brown 4:5Wesley Harms
Michael van Gerwen5:1Joe Murnan
Jonny Clayton5:3Gary Robson
Krzysztof Ratajski 5:1Adam Smith-Neale
Michael Smith 5:0Raymond van Barneveld

Report + Statistics Day four

Wednesday, 14. November - Second Round Matches, Best of 19 Legs
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Stephen Bunting6:10Dimitri van den Bergh, Nine-Darter
Gerwyn Price10:5Josh Payne
Rob Cross7:10Mensur Suljovic
Peter Wright6:10Simon Whitlock

Thursday, 15. November - Second Round, Best of 19 Legs
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Jonny Clayton10:3Krzysztof Ratajski
James Wade6:10Michael Unterbuchner
Gary Anderson10:2Wesley Harms
Michael Smith8:10Michael van Gerwen

Report + Statistics Day six

Friday, 16. November - Quarterfinals, Best of 31 Legs
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Dimitri van den Bergh9:16Mensur Suljovic
Simon Whitlock15:16Gerwyn Price

Saturday, 17. November - Quarterfinals, Best of 31Legs
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Michael Unterbuchner6:16Gary Anderson
Jonny Clayton12:16Michael van Gerwen

Report and Statistics

Sunday, 18. November - Semi Finals and Final, Best of 33 Legs
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Afternoon - Semi Finals
Mensur Suljovic12:16Gerwyn Price
Gary AndersonvMichael van Gerwen

Evening - Final
Gerwyn Price16:13Gary Anderson

Report Finals Day, Statistics

Grand Slam of Darts Participants
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One-Year Invitations to be issued to a maximum of 16 players from the events below in the order of automatic qualifiers listed (players who have already qualified listed in brackets):

2018 PDC World Champion - Rob Cross
2018 PDC World Championship runner-up - (Phil Taylor)
2017 Grand Slam of Darts Winner - Michael van Gerwen
2017 Grand Slam of Darts Runner-Up - Peter Wright
2018 Premier League Winner - (Michael van Gerwen)
2018 Premier League Runner-Up - Michael Smith
2018 World Matchplay Winner - Gary Anderson
2018 World Matchplay Runner-Up - Mensur Suljovic
2018 World Grand Prix Winner - (Michael van Gerwen)
2018 World Grand Prix Runner-Up - (Peter Wright)
2018 UK Open Winner - (Gary Anderson)
2018 UK Open Runner-Up - Corey Cadby
2018 Masters Winner - (Michael van Gerwen)
2018 Masters Runner-Up - (Gary Anderson)
2018 European Championship Winner - James Wade
2018 European Championship Runner-Up - Simon Whitlock
2018 Champions League of Darts Winner - (Gary Anderson)
2018 Champions League of Darts Runner-Up - (Peter Wright)
2018 World Series of Darts Winner - (James Wade)
2018 World Series of Darts Runner-Up - (Michael Smith)
2018 World Cup Winner - (Michael van Gerwen),Raymond van Barneveld

2018 World Cup Runner-Up (highest individual taking preference ) - (Peter Wright and Gary Anderson)

2017 Players Championship Finals Winner - (Michael van Gerwen)
2017 Players Championship Finals Runner-Up - Jonny Clayton
2017 World Youth Championship Winner - Dimitri van den Bergh
2017 World Youth Championship Runner-Up - Josh Payne
Should the list above produce 16 players in the order of events listed, no further players shall qualify automatically.

Should the list above produce fewer than 16 players, then additional places up to a total of 16 players shall be filled from the reserve list in the following order:
2018 PDC European Tour event winners on 5. November( Order of Merit position order at cut-off date 5. November)(Michael van Gerwen),(Mensur Suljovic),(Jonny Clayton) - Gerwyn Price, Ian White , Max Hopp
2017 Players Championship event winners on 5. November(in Pro Tour Order of Merit position at cut-off date 5. November) - (Michael van Gerwen), (Peter Wright), (Rob Cross) (Gary Anderson), (Michael Smith), (Ian White), (Gerwyn Price), Krzysztof Ratajski Mervyn King, Jeffrey de Zwwan, (Max Hopp),(Josh Payne), Danny Noppert, Mickey Mansell, Nathan Aspinall
2017 UK Open Qualifier winners on 5. November(in Pro Tour Order of Merit position at cut-off date 5. November) - No non-qualified players

If the automatic qualifiers list and reserve list as stated above produces less than 16 players, then additional places shall be awarded to the PDC Qualifier.

The remaining 16 places shall be filled with eight players from a PDC Qualifier and eight players from the BDO system.

Four BDO invitees
2018 Lakeside World Champion - Glen Durrant
2018 Lakeside World Championship Runner-Up - Mark MCGeeney
2018 World Masters Winner – - Adam Smith-Neale
2018 World Trophy Winner - (Glen Durrant)

The other five BDO participants come from the BDO Invitional Ranking standing 30. September. The top four not yet invited players will get an invitation.
Jim Williams
Wesley Harms
Michael Unterbuchner
Scott Mitchell
Gary Robson

PDC Tour Card Holders Qualifier, 5. November
Martin Schindler
Stephen Bunting
Andrew Gilding
Steve Hine
Mark Webster
Joe Murnan
Keegan Brown
Ryan Searle

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