Grand Slam champion Smith insists "It's my time now!"

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 21 2022

Michael Smith believes his Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts victory will provide the springboard for further success, after celebrating his maiden TV ranking title win in Wolverhampton on Sunday.

Super Smith seals first TV ranking title with Cazoo Grand Slam glory

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 20 2022

Michael Smith was overcome by emotion after clinching his maiden TV ranking title with a comprehensive victory over Nathan Aspinall in Sunday’s Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts final in Wolverhampton.

2022 Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts: Finals Day preview

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 20 2022

Raymond van Barneveld, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall and Luke Humphries will battle it out for Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts glory on a fascinating Finals Day in Wolverhampton on Sunday.

Humphries dumps out Van Gerwen to storm through to Grand Slam semis

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 19 2022

Luke Humphries produced a stunning display to dump out three-time champion Michael van Gerwen on a dramatic Saturday night in Wolverhampton.

Van Gerwen fires warning ahead of Grand Slam quarter-finals

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 19 2022

Michael van Gerwen has ominously claimed that he can elevate his game to greater levels ahead of his Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts quarter-final clash in Wolverhampton on Saturday night.

Brilliant Barney stuns Price to reach Cazoo Grand Slam semi-finals

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 18 2022

Raymond van Barneveld produced one of the most astonishing displays in Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts history to stun reigning champion Gerwyn Price and set up a semi-final showdown against Michael Smith in Wolverhampton.

Van Barneveld 'believes' ahead of quarter-final clash against Price

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 18 2022

Raymond van Barneveld is bidding to write another famous chapter in his career when he takes on reigning champion Gerwyn Price for a place in the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals on Friday night.

Van Gerwen denies nine-dart Rock in Cazoo Grand Slam classic

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 17 2022

Michael van Gerwen defied a spectacular nine-darter from Josh Rock to win one of the greatest games in Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts history on a thrilling Thursday night in Wolverhampton.

Soutar leads Bullseye Maths session with Wolverhampton pupils

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 17 2022

Alan Soutar and Wolverhampton Wanderers mascot Wolfie joined pupils from SS Peter & Paul Catholic Primary Academy for the PDC's latest Bullseye Maths session.

Fearless Rock relishing Van Gerwen showdown at Cazoo Grand Slam

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Nov 17 2022

Three-time Grand Slam champion Michael van Gerwen will take on Northern Irish sensation Josh Rock in a show-stopping clash at the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts on Thursday, as the second round action concludes in Wolverhampton.

2021 Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts
Schedule of Play
Saturday November 13
Afternoon Session

8x Group Matches
Ryan Joyce 5-4 Stephen Bunting (D)
Krzysztof Ratajski 5-1 Martin Schindler (A)
Bradley Brooks 5-1 Mervyn King (B)
Jim Williams 5-4 James Wade (C)
Rob Cross 5-0 Boris Krcmar (C)
Jonny Clayton 5-3 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (B)
Gerwyn Price 5-4 Nathan Rafferty (A)
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-3 Chris Dobey (D)

Evening Session
8x Group Matches
Gabriel Clemens 5-1 Mike De Decker (E)
Jose de Sousa 5-1 Matt Campbell (F)
Mensur Suljovic 5-3 Luke Humphries (F)
Gary Anderson 5-1 Joe Davis (H)
Michael van Gerwen 5-0 Lisa Ashton (G)
Joe Cullen 5-0 John Henderson (G)
Peter Wright 5-1 Fallon Sherrock (E)
Michael Smith 5-4 Raymond van Barneveld (H)

Sunday November 14
Afternoon Session

8x Group Matches
Nathan Rafferty 5-2 Martin Schindler (A) 
Mervyn King 5-4 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (B)
James Wade 5-2 Boris Krcmar (C) 
Stephen Bunting 5-3 Chris Dobey (D)
Ryan Joyce 5-1 Rowby-John Rodriguez (D)
Rob Cross 5-3 Jim Williams (C)
Gerwyn Price 5-0 Krzysztof Ratajski (A)
Jonny Clayton 5-3 Bradley Brooks (B)

Evening Session
8x Group Matches
Luke Humphries 5-3 Matt Campbell (F)
Raymond van Barneveld 5-0 Joe Davis (H)
John Henderson 5-2 Lisa Ashton (G) 
Fallon Sherrock 5-0 Mike De Decker (E)
Jose de Sousa 5-4 Mensur Suljovic (F)
Michael Smith 5-2 Gary Anderson (H)
Gabriel Clemens 5-4 Peter Wright (E)
Michael van Gerwen 5-2 Joe Cullen (G)

Monday November 15
8x Group Matches
Chris Dobey 5-3 Ryan Joyce (D)
Martin Schindler 5-4 Gerwyn Price (A)
Jim Williams 5-1 Boris Krcmar (C)
James Wade 5-2 Rob Cross (C)
Bradley Brooks 5-3 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez (B)
Jonny Clayton 5-4 Mervyn King (B)
Nathan Rafferty 5-4 Krzysztof Ratajski (A)
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-1 Stephen Bunting (D)

Tuesday November 16
8x Group Matches
Michael Smith 5-3 Joe Davis (H)
Joe Cullen 5-2 Lisa Ashton (G) 
Michael van Gerwen 5-1 John Henderson (G) 
Mensur Suljovic 5-0 Matt Campbell (F)
Luke Humphries 5-3 Jose de Sousa (F) 
Peter Wright 5-0 Mike De Decker (E)   
Fallon Sherrock 5-3 Gabriel Clemens (E) 
Gary Anderson 5-2 Raymond van Barneveld (H)

Wednesday November 17
4x Second Round
Rob Cross 10-4 Ryan Joyce
James Wade 10-2 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Gerwyn Price 10-8 Bradley Brooks
Jonny Clayton 10-2 Nathan Rafferty

Thursday November 18
4x Second Round

Michael Smith 10-5 Joe Cullen
Peter Wright 10-9 Jose de Sousa
Fallon Sherrock 10-5 Mensur Suljovic
Michael van Gerwen 10-8 Gary Anderson

Friday November 19 
2x Quarter-Finals

James Wade 16-14 Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price 16-12 Jonny Clayton

Saturday November 20
2x Quarter-Finals

Michael Smith 16-13 Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright 16-13 Fallon Sherrock

Sunday November 21
Afternoon Session 

Gerwyn Price 16-9 James Wade
Peter Wright 16-12 Michael Smith

Evening Session 

Gerwyn Price 16-8 Peter Wright

Final Group Tables

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts

Group Stage - Best of Nine legs
Second Round - Best of 19 legs
Quarter-Finals - Best of 31 legs
Semi-Finals - Best of 31 legs
Final - Best of 31 legs

Prize Fund
Winner - £125,000
Runner-Up - £65,000
Semi-Finalists - £40,000
Quarter-Finalists - £20,000
Second Round Losers - £10,000
Third in Group - £7,500
Fourth in Group - £4,000
Group Winner Bonus - £3,500
Total - £550,000

Gerwyn Price claimed his third title in the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts with an imperious 16-8 victory over Peter Wright, continuing his dominance of the event at Wolverhampton's Aldersley Leisure Village.

The Welshman had won his maiden televised title in the 2018 Grand Slam and defeated Wright in style to retain the Eric Bristow Trophy 12 months later.

He repeated that success by seeing off Wright once again in Sunday's final to scoop the £125,000 top prize - plus a £3,500 Group Winner bonus - following a sensational display.

Price was in dominant form during his semi-final win over James Wade on Sunday afternoon, finishing 64% of his darts at a double and averaging almost 103 in a 16-9 success.

He continued that with a sensational performance in the final, leading throughout the tie before pinning double 12 to complete his hat-trick of Grand Slam successes.

"I'm thrilled to win this again," said Price, who averaged 103.90 in the final. "It's tough to win against the best players in the world, but it's a big pat on my back and I'm chuffed.

"Early on in the final I thought I put Peter under a lot of pressure. I carried on with my own game and I was clinical today.

"I blew him away in the middle part of the game. Towards the end, I'm not sure why the doubles weren't going in and then Peter hit the 155!

"I was way more consistent than him and put him under pressure on his throw. I'm playing well and I know there's a lot more in the tank."

Price opened the final with a 140 checkout in leg one and won four of the first five legs without missing a dart at a double.

Wright pulled back to 4-3, but crucially missed one dart at double 16 to level in the eighth leg, allowing Price to finish double 12 and regain breathing space.

Price took the next five legs to pull away from Wright, landing a ten-darter in the process of creating a 10-3 cushion in a run which also included two 13-dart finishes.

Wright - who had come from 12-8 down to win his semi-final with Michael Smith 16-12 earlier in the day - fired in a ten-darter of his own in reducing the gap to 12-6.

Price took the next three in 13, 14 and 13 darts as he moved to the brink of glory, with missed championship darts allowing Wright to finish 86 and 155 to keep his hopes alive before the Welshman finished double 12 to finally close out the triumph.

Price had seen Jose de Sousa claim Grand Slam glory 12 months ago when the tournament was held behind closed doors in Coventry, but added: "It's nice that crowds are back.

"We've played here three times and I've won three times - I'm disappointed that we didn't play here last year!

"It's good playing in this venue, I've never lost this tournament here so hopefully that continues over the coming years."

The defeat was Wright's third in a Grand Slam final in a six-year period, as his quest to claim the Eric Bristow Trophy continues.

The world number two had produced a stunning semi-final comeback against Smith, landing 15 180s and trading 170 checkouts with his opponent during a thrilling tie.

"I got to the final and played some nice darts on the way through, and I've got no excuses, I didn't push Gezzy," said Wright.

"He's the number one in the world, the World Champion and he's hard work to beat here. I didn't turn up for the final and I'm disappointed.

"Obviously I've been going through a slump with my darts but I'll take positives from this week.

"I haven't lost anything on the rankings, and I haven't got to qualify for next year's Grand Slam!"

Smith's defeat was his second in the Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals, while three-time finalist Wade fell one match short of reaching the decider for a second successive year.