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William Hill Grand Slam Draw / Schedule of Play
PHIL TAYLOR has been drawn alongside Kevin Painter, Paul Nicholson and Stuart Kellett for the Group Stage of the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts, while Raymond van Barneveld kicks off the defence of his title against Mervyn King, Tony O'Shea and Ricky Evans.

PDC World Champion Taylor, a four-time Grand Slam of Darts winner, will head Group A for the 32-player event, which begins on Saturday in Wolverhampton, as he bids to follow up last weekend's Coral Masters triumph with another major title.

Taylor is drawn in a tough Group A alongside former Players Championship Finals winners Kevin Painter and Paul Nicholson and Cheshire's emerging star Stuart Kellett, who was of Monday's four Wildcard Qualifiers for the event.

Reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld, who overcame Michael van Gerwen to enjoy a brilliant Grand Slam of Darts triumph in last year's final, heads Group E alongside experienced pair Mervyn King and Tony O'Shea and World Youth Championship finalist Ricky Evans.

2010 Grand Slam of Darts champion Scott Waites, the reigning Lakeside Champion and number three seed, is drawn in Group H with World Grand Prix finalist Dave Chisnall, World Youth Champion Michael Smith and two-time Lakeside Champion Ted Hankey.

Number four seed Michael van Gerwen, the 2013 Premier League Darts champion, is drawn with Belgian ace Kim Huybrechts, Dean Winstanley and Dutch ace Vincent van der Voort in Group D.

European Champion Adrian Lewis, the number five seed, is paired with former Lakeside Champion Christian Kist, Belgium's Ronny Huybrechts and youngster Richie George - a Lakeside Championship semi-finalist in January - in Group C.

Number six seed Simon Whitlock, the 2012 European Champion, faces world number eight Wes Newton, former Lakeside Champion Mark Webster and PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour winner Ross Smith in Group G.

UK Open finalist Andy Hamilton, the number seven seed, tops Group F alongside 2012 UK Open champion Robert Thornton, former Grand Slam semi-finalist Mark Walsh and Wildcard Qualifier Justin Pipe.

Seven-time major champion James Wade, the 2010 Grand Slam of Darts runner-up and number eight seed, is joined in Group B by former Wolves Civic finalist Gary Anderson, Dutchman Wesley Harms and Wildcard Qualifier Peter Wright.

Wright, Pipe, Kellett and van der Voort won through from over 170 players in Monday's Wildcard Qualifier in Wigan, to complete the 32-player field which is comprised mainly of players who reach the finals of major TV tournaments over a two-year period.

The William Hill Grand Slam of Darts will be held from November 9-17 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, with the first four days seeing six sessions of Group Stage games.

The top two players from each group then progress to the Knockout Stage from the Last 16 onwards, with both the semi-finals and final being held on Sunday November 17.

Tickets for the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts are still available by calling 0870 320 7000 or by visiting

The draw was made live on the Free Radio 80s Sports Phone-In with Tom Ross & former Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor on Monday night. The schedule of play is expected to be announced on Tuesday.


Phil Taylor (1)
Kevin Painter
Paul Nicholson
Stuart Kellett

James Wade (8)
Gary Anderson
Wesley Harms
Peter Wright

Adrian Lewis (5)
Christian Kist
Ronny Huybrechts
Richie George

Michael van Gerwen (4)
Kim Huybrechts
Dean Winstanley
Vincent van der Voort

Raymond van Barneveld (2)
Mervyn King
Tony O'Shea
Ricky Evans

Andy Hamilton (7)
Robert Thornton
Mark Walsh
Justin Pipe

Simon Whitlock (6)
Wes Newton
Mark Webster
Ross Smith

Scott Waites (3)
Dave Chisnall
Michael Smith
Ted Hankey

SHEDULE OF PLAY REIGNING William Hill Grand Slam of Darts champion Raymond van Barneveld will take on shooting star Ricky Evans in the opening session of the £400,000 tournament on Saturday November 9 as the nine-day event begins in Wolverhampton.

Dutch legend van Barneveld heads Group E for the round-robin stage of the Sky Sports-televised event, which sees the 32 players split into eight groups of four players, with the top two from each group progressing to the knockout stage from the second round onwards.

Van Barneveld will open the defence of his title in Saturday afternoon's opening session against Kettering's Evans, the World Youth Championship finalist this year who also reached his first senior final on the PDC ProTour in a Players Championship last Saturday in Wigan.

Their Group E rivals Mervyn King and Tony O'Shea will also meet, while former Grand Slam of Darts champion Scott Waites, the current Lakeside Champion, plays Shropshire's two-time World Champion Ted Hankey in their Group H opener.

World Grand Prix finalist and World Youth Champion Michael Smith meet in an all-St Helens clash in the other Group H game, while Group F's opening matches see Andy Hamilton face Wildcard Qualifier Justin Pipe and former UK Open champion Robert Thornton take on Mark Walsh.

The afternoon's other fixtures will come from Group G, as Simon Whitlock plays Challenge Tour Order of Merit winner Ross Smith and Wes Newton plays Mark Webster.

Saturday's evening session features the opening matches for Groups A-D, headlined by 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor's game with Cheshire-based Wildcard Qualifier Stuart Kellett.

Their Group A rivals Kevin Painter and Paul Nicholson, both former Players Championship Finals winners, also meet, while Group B sees former Wolverhampton runner-up James Wade play Wildcard Qualifier Peter Wright and 2011 Grand Slam finalist Gary Anderson face Dutchman Wesley Harms.

Premier League Darts champion Michael van Gerwen plays Vincent van der Voort in an all-Dutch Group D opener, with Belgium's Kim Huybrechts playing Dean Winstanley in the other tie.

European Champion Adrian Lewis kicks off Group C against debutant Richie George, with former Lakeside Champion Christian Kist playing Belgium's Ronny Huybrechts.

Sunday's play will see players compete in their second group games, with the winners of Saturday's matches facing each other and the losers also facing off.

Monday evening will sees Groups E-H play their final group games, with Groups A-D completing their round-robin matches on Tuesday night.

The top two players will progress to play in the knockout Second Round from Wednesday onwards, with the tournament concluding with the semi-finals and final on Sunday November 17.

Tickets for the William Hill Grand Slam of Darts are still available by calling 0870 320 7000 or by visiting

William Hill Grand Slam of Darts
Saturday November 9
Afternoon Session
Groups E-H First Games
Robert Thornton v Mark Walsh (F)
Andy Hamilton v Justin Pipe (F)
Scott Waites v Ted Hankey (H)
Dave Chisnall v Michael Smith (H)
Wes Newton v Mark Webster (G)
Simon Whitlock v Ross Smith (G)
Mervyn King v Tony O'Shea (E)
Raymond van Barneveld v Ricky Evans (E)

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Gary Anderson v Wesley Harms (B)
James Wade v Peter Wright (B)
Christian Kist v Ronny Huybrechts ©
Adrian Lewis v Richie George ©
Kevin Painter v Paul Nicholson (A)
Phil Taylor v Stuart Kellett (A)
Michael van Gerwen v Vincent van der Voort (D)
Kim Huybrechts v Dean Winstanley (D)

Sunday November 10
Afternoon Session (1.30pm-5.30pm)
Groups E-H Second Games
Saturday's winning players meet each other, and Saturday's losing players meet each other.

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
Groups A-D Second Games
Saturday's winning players meet each other, and Saturday's losing players meet each other.

Monday November 11 (7pm-11pm)
Groups E-H Final Games

Tuesday November 12 (7pm-11pm)
Groups A-D Final Games

Wednesday November 13 (7pm-11pm)
4x Second Round Matches
Winner Group E v Runner-Up Group F
Winner Group F v Runner-Up Group E
Winner Group G v Runner-Up Group H
Winner Group H v Runner-Up Group G

Thursday November 14 (7pm-11pm)
4x Second Round Matches
Winner Group A v Runner-Up Group B
Winner Group B v Runner-Up Group A
Winner Group C v Runner-Up Group D
Winner Group D v Runner-Up Group C

Friday November 15 (7pm-11pm)
2x Quarter-Finals

Saturday November 16 (7pm-11pm)
2x Quarter-Finals

Sunday November 17
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Evening Session (7pm-9pm)

FormatGroup Matches - 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
There is no tie-break in any game.
The top two players from each Group will progress to the knockout phase from the Second Round onwards.
In the Group Stage, two points are awarded for a win. Any ties for places in each Group will be split by Points Won and then Leg Difference, with the potential for a Nine-Dart Shoot-Out should two or more players be tied for Points and Leg Difference.

Prize Fund
Winner £100,000
Runner-Up £50,000
Semi-Final Losers £25,000
Quarter-Final Losers £15,000
Second Round Losers £7,500
Group Winner's Bonus £2,500
Third Place in Group £5,000
Fourth Place in Group £2,500
Total £400,000
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Hamo thanks for the news,btw u got the matches of yesterday? want to know how Klaasen did Smile
JUSTIN PIPE, Peter Wright, Vincent van der Voort and Stuart Kellett were the four players to come through Monday’s Grand Slam Wildcard Qualifier in Wigan, which saw over 180 players competing for a place in the televised stages in Wolverhampton.

The quartet complete the 32 player field for the 2013 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts which commences on Saturday at the Wolverhampton Civic and will continue for nine days until Sunday 17 November, with all the action covered live on Sky Sports HD.

World number nine, Justin Pipe confirmed his third appearance in the Grand Slam of Darts following a dominant display in Wigan. He began his run with wins over Keith Rooney, David Pallett and Nigel Heydon for the loss of just one leg.

The Taunton ace continued his good form with a 4-1 victory over Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney before ending Jamie Caven’s hopes of appearing at the Civic Hall for the first time with a 5-3 victory to secure his place.

Peter Wright, who competed at the inaugural Masters tournament at the weekend where he lost to Michael van Gerwen, comfortably beat Paul Barham and Jon Crossley before ending Alan Norris’ challenge with a tight 4-3 win.

The Scotsman defeated Alex Roy in another deciding leg encounter before beating Yorkshire’s James Wilson 5-3 to secure a spot in the Grand Slam of Darts for the first time and continue his excellent year.

Former UK Open finalist Vincent van der Voort, will be playing in Wolverhampton for the sixth time after coming through Monday’s Wildcard Qualifier after suffering a dip in form over the last year.

Van der Voort, who missed out last year, defeated Sunday’s Players Championship winner Brendan Dolan 4-3, before overcoming Martyn Turner by a 5-2 scoreline in the final round.

Stuart Kellett started his run to qualification with wins over Nathan Richards, Peter Hudson and Ricky Sudale before overcoming 1996 World Champion Steve Beaton with an excellent 4-1 triumph.

The 32-year-old then edged out youngster Ben Ward 4-3 before confirming a debut appearance in Wolverhampton thanks to a 5-3 triumph over Bristol’s Steve Brown.

Former World Champion Richie Burnett lost in the second round to Josh Payne while another World Champion Jelle Klaasen lost 4-1 Mark Dudbridge in the same round.

Kevin McDine, who produced a fabulous run to the semi-finals of the inaugural event in 2007, lost a deciding-leg to Steve Brown in third round, while 2008 finalist Terry Jenkins fell at the same stage to Michael Barnard, who defeated the Ledbury ace 4-3.

Early high profile casualties included three-time World Champion John Part along with two-time major winner Colin Lloyd. Top 20 star Ronnie Baxter, was another big name to fall in the opening round.

William Hill Grand Slam of Darts
Wildcard Qualifier
Preliminary Round
Colin Fowler 4-0 Michael Whiteside
Kevin Dowling 4-0 Marc Dewsbury
Joe Murnan 4-0 Richie Corner
Roland Scholten 4-1 Jerry Hendriks
Daryl Gurney 4-1 Johnny Haines
Vernon Sheppard 4-3 Richie Howson
James Weldon 4-2 Jimmy Chojnowksi
John Scott 4-2 Lee Grimshaw
Gaz Cousins 4-0 Reece Robinson
Darren Webster 4-3 Chris Hartrey
Magnus Caris 4-1 Dennis Smith
Mark Barilli 4-1 Andy Firth
Joe Cullen 4-3 Robbie Green
Daniel Jones 4-3 David Atkins
Arron Monk 4-2 Daffyd Edwards
Mark Dudbridge 4-1 John McGartland
Jelle Klaasen 4-0 Jack Petcher
Arron Wike 4-2 Phillip Brooks
Andy Pearson 4-2 Tom Sykes
Darren Whittingham 4-0 Kevin McUlley
Andy Pearce 4-3 Steven Pearson
Lee Palfreyman 4-1 Paul Anthony
Ryan Palmer 4-0 Scott Johnson
Alan Norris 4-3 Campbell Jackson
James Richardson 4-1 Jon Jukes
Keith J Stephen 4-2 Chris Clark-McCabe
Michael Mansell 4-2 Matt Dennant
Andy Boulton 4-3 Jonathan Worsley
Brian Woods 4-3 Adam Hunt
Mark Lawrence 4-1 Matthew Edgar
Steve Grubb 4-1 Martin Homer
Matt Clark 4-3 Gary Stone
James Wilson 4-2 John Bowles
Stephen Hardy 4-1 John Bryan
Jamie Atkins 4-0 Andrew Howarth
Stuart Kellett 4-1 Nathan Richards
Peter Hudson 4-0 Mike Morton
David Copley 4-1 Terry Temple
Jason Wilson 4-1 Matt Dicken
Ian Moss 4-1 Jaron Esteve
Scott Coleman 4-2 Darren Johnson
Luke Woodhouse 4-0 Andrew Johnson
Adrian Gray 4-3 Darren Hale
Kevin McDine 4-3 Jamie Lewis
Jyhan Artut 4-0 James Hubbard

First Round
Justin Pipe (1) 4-1 Keith Rooney
David Pallett 4-3 Bernd Roith
Nigel Heydon 4-2 Sam Hill
Kevin Dowling 4-0 Colin Fowler
Pete Dyos 4-1 Scott Rand (16)
Mark Hylton 4-1 Ian Pallett
Joe Murnan 4-0 Michael Blake
Daryl Gurney 4-1 Roland Scholten
Jamie Caven (8) 4-0 Johnathen Mulley
Max Hopp 4-1 Ryan Harrington
Aaron Turner 4-3 Vernon Sheppard
John Scott 4-3 James Weldon
Joey Palfreyman 4-2 Colin Lloyd (9)
John Henderson 4-0 Connie Finnan
Alan Tabern 4-2 Gaz Cousins
Darren Webster 4-3 Magnus Caris
Chris Aubrey 4-2 Ronnie Baxter (5)
Martyn Turner 4-1 Jake Patchett
Mark Barilli 4-1 Andrew Gilding
Joe Cullen 4-1 Daniel Jones
Richie Burnett (12) 4-2 Mick Kerr
Josh Payne 4-3 Andy Jenkins
Arron Monk 4-0 Ashley Holgate
Mark Dudbridge 4-1 Jelle Klaasen
Brendan Dolan (4) 4-3 William O'Connor
Dave Weston 4-0 Shaun Griffiths
Jim Walker 4-0 Arron Wike
Darren Whittingham 4-1 Andy Pearson
Vincent van der Voort (13) 4-0 Stephen Harbert
Dave Honey 4-1 Ryan de Vreede
Andy Pearce 4-1 Jordan Johnston
Lee Palfreyman 4-1 Ryan Palmer
Peter Wright (2) 4-1 Paul Barham
John Crossley 4-1 Paddy Meaney
Steve West 4-1 Andy Parsons
Alan Norris 4-2 James Richardson
Colin Osborne (15) 4-1 Paul Amos
Johnathan Crosland 4-3 Richard Baillie
Alex Roy 4-3 Keith J Stephen
Michael Mansell 4-3 Andy Boulton
Ian White (7) 4-0 Jamie Green
Scott Hudson 4-3 Ian Walters
Brian Woods 4-2 Mark Forman
Mark Lawrence 4-2 Steve Grubb
Steve Hine 4-3 John Part (10)
Mark Frost 4-2 Joe Singleton
Mark Cox 4-2 Matt Clark
James Wilson 4-3 Stephen Hardy
Steve Beaton (6) 4-0 Dan Russell
Mick Todd 4-3 Nick Fullwell
Ricky Sudale 4-3 Jamie Atkins
Stuart Kellett 4-2 Peter Hudson
Mark Jones 4-3 Andy Smith (11)
Ben Ward 4-2 Alan Tabern Jnr
Gino Vos 4-1 David Copley
Ian Moss 4-1 Jason Wilson
Terry Jenkins (3) 4-1 Brett Claydon
Damian Smith 4-1 Leo Hendriks
Michael Barnard 4-0 Steve Farmer
Scott Coleman 4-1 Luke Woodhouse
Wayne Jones (14) 4-0 Stuart Stubbs
Steve Brown 4-0 Martin Gilligan
Adrian Gray 4-3 Prakash Jiwa
Kevin McDine 4-3 Jyhan Artut

Second Round
Justin Pipe 4-0 David Pallett
Nigel Heydon 4-3 Kevin Dowling
Mark Hylton 4-2 Pete Dyos
Daryl Gurney 4-1 Joe Murnan
Jamie Caven 4-1 Max Hopp
John Scott 4-3 Aaron Turner
John Henderson 4-1 Joey Palfreyman
Darren Webster 4-2 Alan Tabern
Martyn Turner 4-1 Chris Aubrey
Mark Barilli 4-2 Joe Cullen
Josh Payne 4-3 Richie Burnett
Arron Monk 4-0 Mark Dudbridge
Brendan Dolan 4-3 Dave Weston
Jim Walker 4-2 Darren Whittingham
Vincent van der Voort 4-2 Dave Honey
Andy Pearce 4-3 Lee Palfreyman
Peter Wright 4-0 John Crossley
Alan Norris 4-0 Steve West
Colin Osborne 4-2 Johnathan Crossland
Alex Roy 4-3 Michael Mansell
Ian White 4-0 Scott Hudson
Brian Woods 4-2 Mark Lawrence
Steve Hine 4-3 Mark Frost
James Wilson 4-2 Mark Cox
Steve Beaton 4-1 Mick Todd
Stuart Kellett 4-2 Ricky Sudale
Ben Ward 4-1 Mark Jones
Gino Vos 4-3 Ian Moss
Terry Jenkins 4-2 Damian Smith
Michael Barnard 4-0 Scott Coleman
Steve Brown 4-3 Wayne Jones
Kevin McDine 4-1 Adrian Gray

Third Round
Justin Pipe 4-0 Nigel Heydon
Daryl Gurney 4-1 Mark Hylton
Jamie Caven 4-3 John Scott
Darren Webster 4-0 John Henderson
Martyn Turner 4-2 Mark Barilli
Arron Monk 4-2 Josh Payne
Brendan Dolan 4-3 Jim Walker
Vincent van der Voort 4-1 Andy Pearce
Peter Wright 4-3 Alan Norris
Alex Roy 4-1 Colin Osborne
Ian White 4-3 Brian Woods
James Wilson 4-1 Steve Hine
Stuart Kellett 4-1 Steve Beaton
Ben Ward 4-2 Gino Vos
Michael Barnard 4-3 Terry Jenkins
Steve Brown 4-3 Kevin McDine

Fourth Round
Justin Pipe 4-1 Daryl Gurney
Jamie Caven 4-3 Darren Webster
Martyn Turner 4-2 Arron Monk
Vincent van der Voort 4-3 Brendan Dolan
Peter Wright 4-3 Alex Roy
James Wilson 4-3 Ian White
Stuart Kellett 4-3 Ben Ward
Steve Brown 4-3 Michael Barnard

Final Qualifying Round
Justin Pipe 5-2 Jamie Caven
Vincent van der Voort 5-2 Martyn Turner
Peter Wright 5-3 James Wilson
Stuart Kellett 5-3 Steve Brown

Qualifiers For 2013 William Hill Grand Slam Of Darts
Justin Pipe
Vincent van der Voort
Peter Wright
Stuart Kellett
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This is one of my favourite comps now, should be good!
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Me too Darren it should be always like this 4-6 people of the BDO and the rest of the PDC mix Tournament always nice to watch and compare.

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