2013 Grand Slam of Darts

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
DatesNovember 9–17
VenueCivic Hall
LocationWolverhampton
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£400,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout170 England Ted Hankey
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2012
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
DatesNovember 9–17
VenueCivic Hall
LocationWolverhampton
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£400,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout170 England Ted Hankey
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2012

The 2013 Grand Slam of Darts, also known as the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts for sponsorship purposes, was the seventh staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event took place from 9–17 November 2013 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Raymond van Barneveld was the defending champion, but he was eliminated in the group stage.[1] The semi-final match between Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis proved to be the highest quality in darts history as the players averaged 109.76 and 110.99 respectively, the highest combined average ever recorded. The PDC record of 31 maximums set in the 2007 World Championship final was broken as 32 were made in this match in 32 fewer legs.[2] Taylor won the match 16–9 and went on to seal his fifth Grand Slam title by beating Robert Thornton 16–6 in the final.[3]

Prize Money[edit]

[4]

StagePrize Money
(Total: £400,000)
Winner£100,000
Runner-up£50,000
Semi-finalists£25,000
Quarter-finalists£15,000
Last 16£7,500
Third in group£5,000
Fourth in group£2,500
Group winner bonus£2,500

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying Tournaments[edit]

Players in italics had already qualified for the event.[5]

Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.
The PDC have decided to no longer invite Martin Adams to the Grand Slam due to his decision to turn down three consecutive invitations in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Other Methods of Qualification[edit]

PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit[edit]

England Ross Smith qualified after finishing at the top of the 2013 Challenge Tour Order of Merit.[6]

Wigan Qualifiers[edit]

These four players qualified through the pre-tournament qualifying event held in Wigan at 4 November:[7]

Qualified Players[edit]

These are the 32 players who have qualified for the 2013 Grand Slam of Darts.

Pools[edit]

[8]

Seeded PlayersPool BPool CPool D

England Phil Taylor (1)
Netherlands Raymond van Barneveld (2)
England Scott Waites (3)
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (4)
England Adrian Lewis (5)
Australia Simon Whitlock (6)
England Andy Hamilton (7)
England James Wade (8)

Scotland Gary Anderson
England Dave Chisnall
Belgium Kim Huybrechts
England Mervyn King
Netherlands Christian Kist
England Wes Newton
England Kevin Painter
Scotland Robert Thornton

Netherlands Wesley Harms
Belgium Ronny Huybrechts
Australia Paul Nicholson
England Tony O'Shea
England Michael Smith
England Mark Walsh
Wales Mark Webster
England Dean Winstanley

England Ricky Evans
England Richie George
England Ted Hankey
England Stuart Kellett
England Justin Pipe
England Ross Smith
Netherlands Vincent van der Voort
Scotland Peter Wright

Draw[edit]

Group stage[edit]

[8][9]

All matches first-to-5/best of 9

NB: P = Played; W = Won; L = Lost; LF = Legs For; LA = Legs Against; +/- = Plus/Minus Record, in relation to legs; Average – 3-dart average; Pts = Points; Q = Qualified for K.O. phase

Nine dart shootout[edit]

With Wes Newton and Mark Webster finishing level on points and leg difference, a nine-dart shootout between the two took place to see who would play Scott Waites in the second round. The match took place after the conclusion of Monday's group matches, and was the first time since the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts that a nine-dart shootout was required.[13]

POSPlayer123456789PtsStatus
2Wales Mark Webster606015602057272Advanced to the last 16
3England Wes Newton15205602020202019199Eliminated

Knockout stage[edit]

Second round (best of 19 legs)
13–14 November
[14][15]
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
15–16 November
[16][17]
Semi-finals (best of 31 legs)
17 November
[18]
Final (best of 31 legs)
17 November
[19]
            
A1England Phil Taylor (102.56)10
B2Scotland Gary Anderson (106.13)5
A1England Phil Taylor (97.89)16
B1England James Wade (96.19)12
B1England James Wade (91.54)10
A2Australia Paul Nicholson (87.77)1
A1England Phil Taylor (109.76)16
C2England Adrian Lewis (110.99)9
C1Belgium Ronny Huybrechts (91.25)5
D2Belgium Kim Huybrechts (97.83)10
D2Belgium Kim Huybrechts (95.73)11
C2England Adrian Lewis (100.16)16
D1Netherlands Michael van Gerwen (97.88)8
C2England Adrian Lewis (105.24)10
A1England Phil Taylor (98.14)16
F1Scotland Robert Thornton (97.02)6
E1England Tony O'Shea (94.93)10
F2England Andy Hamilton (92.86)7
E1England Tony O'Shea (93.79)6
F1Scotland Robert Thornton (95.30)16
F1Scotland Robert Thornton (95.72)10
E2England Mervyn King (93.83)8
F1Scotland Robert Thornton (101.03)16
H1England Scott Waites (96.98)9
G1Australia Simon Whitlock (91.25)9
H2England Ted Hankey (85.88)10
H2England Ted Hankey (84.96)10
H1England Scott Waites (92.55)16
H1England Scott Waites (94.39)10
G2Wales Mark Webster (90.99)6

Statistics[edit]

PlayerEliminatedPlayedLegs WonLegs LostLWAT100+140+180sHigh Checkout3-dart Average
England Phil TaylorWinner77333311437532167104.20
Scotland Robert ThorntonRunner-up76246281341032716195.34
England Adrian LewisSemi-finals6514519101545212099.49
England Scott WaitesSemi-finals6503823128562114692.63
England Tony O'SheaQuarter-finals530331476582012396.47
Belgium Kim HuybrechtsQuarter-finals532311269332314895.00
England James WadeQuarter-finals53724206655716094.51
England Ted HankeyQuarter-finals53334117551917087.14
Scotland Gary AndersonSecond round418177542810144104.89
Australia Simon WhitlockSecond round42318758231112298.66
Netherlands Michael van GerwenSecond round42318757231213596.41
England Mervyn KingSecond round42220854311014195.78
Wales Mark WebsterSecond round41720647131016493.97
England Andy HamiltonSecond round41920837241613693.75
Belgium Ronny HuybrechtsSecond round4201955226810892.23
Australia Paul NicholsonSecond round4121953915712588.71
Scotland Peter WrightGroup stage381242316812199.21
England Dave ChisnallGroup stage371542116109795.84
England Wes NewtonGroup stage312114282027094.85
Netherlands Wesley HarmsGroup stage35153341529694.31
England Ricky EvansGroup stage35151181947693.57
Netherlands Raymond van BarneveldGroup stage313115411909693.02
Netherlands Christian KistGroup stage3111232811612492.98
England Justin PipeGroup stage391223212510192.90
England Dean WinstanleyGroup stage39123271639192.77
England Michael SmithGroup stage381332614512191.20
England Stuart KellettGroup stage39143271057890.54
England Kevin PainterGroup stage371522214311688.14
England Mark WalshGroup stage361222610210187.52
Netherlands Vincent van der VoortGroup stage38133201628086.51
England Ross SmithGroup stage37151271504085.86
England Richie GeorgeGroup stage37151201528083.37

Source: Match reports from the draw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raymond van Barneveld wins 2012 Grand Slam of Darts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grand Slam of Darts: Phil Taylor beats Adrian Lewis in record-breaking contest". Sky Sports. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Taylor wins final after edging Lewis in a record-breaking classic Read more at http://www.espn.co.uk/darts/sport/story/258395.html#P6ECBBMjbg15HHJk.99". ESPN. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 Grand Slam Of Darts Prize Money". Darts Database. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Grand Slam Qualifiers Confirmed". PDC. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Win Earns Smith Challenge Tour Honour". PDC. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Grand Slam Wildcard Qualifiers Found". PDC. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "William Hill Grand Slam Draw". PDC. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "William Hill Grand Slam Schedule". PDC. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "William Hill Grand Slam Day One". PDC. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "William Hill Grand Slam Day Two". PDC. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d "William Hill Grand Slam Day Four". PDC. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "William Hill Grand Slam Day Three". PDC. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "William Hill Grand Slam Day Five". PDC. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "William Hill Grand Slam Day Six". PDC. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "William Hill Grand Slam Day Seven". PDC. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "William Hill Grand Slam Day Eight". PDC. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "William Hill Grand Slam Semi-Finals". PDC. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "Taylor's Five Alive In Grand Slam!". PDC. Retrieved 17 November 2013.