Glen Durrant insists he holds no fear after being drawn in the difficult Group H at the 2019 BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts
Durrant, who is competing as a BDO representative, will return to Wolverhampton for a fourth consecutive year at Aldersley Leisure Village from November 9-17 - FIND GRAND SLAM TICKETS HERE
The three-time Lakeside Champion will face group stage assignments against third seed Michael Smith, UK Open Champion Nathan Aspinall and World Youth Championship runner-up Martin Schindler.
"It's being dubbed 'the group of death' but I'm fine with it," said Durrant, who will face Smith in his opening game.
"You're never going to get an easy draw in the Grand Slam anyway but that opening game against Michael is going to be massive for me.
"Now that I know who I will be playing, I'm itching to get back on the practice board tonight and start preparing for my games mentally.
"It's a great competition, I've loved every minute I've played in the Grand Slam and if I experience anything like the high I got at the World Matchplay then it will be an amazing feeling.
"In the PDC you experience the huge disappointment of losing to Ricky Evans in the European Championship and by the time you're on the plane home you've got the Grand Slam to look forward to.
"I'm over the moon to be playing at the Grand Slam and I will be proud to represent the BDO as their World Champion for one last time."
The Grand Slam will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, on PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7.