Michael van Gerwen (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

bwin Grand Slam Remains In Wolverhampton

Grand Slam of Darts

Mar 13 2018
THE bwin Grand Slam of Darts will remain in Wolverhampton following confirmation that the event will be held at the Aldersley Leisure Village.
Rob Cross (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

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Jan 8 2018
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THE 2019 Grand Slam of Darts will take place from November 9-17 at Wolverhampton's Aldersley Leisure Village.

The 13th staging of the tournament will see 32 players from the PDC and BDO systems face off in Wolverhampton for the Eric Bristow Trophy and £550,000 in prize money.

Broadcast live on Sky Sports, the nine days of action will initially see the 32 players split into eight groups of four for the round-robin phase, with all players competing on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are now on General Sale from SeeTickets and the Midland Box Office or by calling 0870 320 7000.

Tiered Seat Tickets will go on sale once Table Tickets have sold out.

2019 Grand Slam of Darts
Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton
Saturday November 9
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)

8x Group Matches
Table Ticket: £31
Tiered Ticket: £26

Evening Session (2000 GMT)
8x Group Matches
Table Ticket: £31
Tiered Ticket: £26

Sunday November 10
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)

8x Group Matches
Table Ticket: £31
Tiered Ticket: £26

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
8x Group Matches
Table Ticket: £31
Tiered Ticket: £26

Monday November 11 (1900 GMT)
8x Group Matches
Table Ticket: £26
Tiered Ticket: £21

Tuesday November 12 (1900 GMT)
8x Group Matches
Table Ticket: £26
Tiered Ticket: £21

Wednesday November 13 (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round
Table Ticket: £31
Tiered Ticket: £26

Thursday November 14 (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round
Table Ticket: £36
Tiered Ticket: £31

Friday November 15 (1900 GMT)
2x Quarter-Finals
Table Ticket: £41
Tiered Ticket: £36

Saturday November 16 (2000 GMT)
2x Quarter-Finals
Table Ticket: £41
Tiered Ticket: £36

Sunday November 17
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)

Semi-Finals
Table Ticket: £36
Tiered Ticket: £31

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
Final
Table Ticket: £41
Tiered Ticket: £36

Tickets are sold subject to standard PDC Terms & Conditions, as available at this link.

The PDC recommend that fans only purchase tickets from Box Offices advertised at www.pdc.tv/tickets.

Tickets for televised events in the UK & Ireland usually have a Priority Sale period for PDCTV-HD Annual Subscribers ahead of General Sale.

2018 Report

GERWYN PRICE claimed his maiden televised title with a remarkable bwin Grand Slam of Darts success as he overcame Gary Anderson 16-13 on Sunday night.

The Welsh ace had to battle back from behind against both Simon Whitlock and Mensur Suljovic just to reach the Wolverhampton final.

He also trailed by three legs twice against Anderson, at 7-4 and 11-8, before hitting back to lift the Eric Bristow Trophy and claim the £110,000 title.

Price began the decider with a 120 finish, and after finding himself 4-2 down following a three-leg burst from Anderson, the Welshman finished 137 to pull back.

Anderson, though, extended his advantage to 7-4 before seeing his rival claim four successive legs to regain the edge at 8-7.

The world number four found another gear to reel off four legs in a row as he moved back in front, levelling on tops, finishing 72 on the bull, 84 and 144 in taking an 11-8 advantage.

Price finished 70 and 78 to respond before a 130 checkout saw him move within touching distance at 12-11.

Double ten saw Anderson move 13-11 up, but Price again dug in to win four successive legs as he turned the game on its head once again to move a leg away from glory, which was sealed on tops.

Price also picked up a £2,500 group winner bonus as he erased the memory of defeats in the UK Open and World Cup of Darts finals to claim big-stage glory for the first time.

"I've got over the winning line and I'm thrilled to bits," he said. "It was an up and down final but I knew that if I stuck in there I'd get my chances, and I took them.

"I was pretty confident at the beginning of the week and I knew that I had a good chance of reaching the final, but I was chasing Gary all the way there.

"He wasn't playing brilliantly, he was being consistent at what he does. I knew if I just put it up one gear that I'd beat him.

"I knew that he doesn't like the way I play. My game is my game, he just needs to concentrate on his own. I've won the tournament and I'm over the moon."

Price, who moves up to sixth on the PDC Order of Merit, added: "I'm the first person to win the Eric Bristow Trophy and that means a huge amount to me - it's something nobody can ever take from me."

Price had previously played rugby union and had a brief stint in rugby league before opting to take up darts in 2014 when he won a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School.

"I'm loving playing on stage against the best players in the world," he added. "It's only a few years since I was playing rugby, so to be winning big titles is huge for me.

"Maybe 18 months ago I was scared of the top four or top eight, but now I'm turning up to win these tournaments."

The defeat saw Anderson miss out on the Grand Slam title for a second time, following his loss in the 2011 final to Phil Taylor.

He had earlier ended Van Gerwen's reign as champion with a sensational 16-12 semi-final triumph, landing five ton-plus finishes to overcome the world number one.

"I played a very poor game," said Van Gerwen, speaking to Dutch broadcaster RTL7. "I was horribly irritated by myself, and he didn't play his best game also.

"Gary played ok - he did the right things at the right times and I couldn't answer that. I missed too many doubles here and there and I can only blame myself. It was just not good enough."

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