Grand Slam of Darts Preview (Previous Form)

The Grand Slam of Darts is one of my favourite tounaments so I have decided to bring back a bit of blogging.

Below I have listed the entrants and their previous form in the event. Any feedback is always welcome.

GROUP A

Phil Taylor (1) – Won the event 4 times from 6 attempts.

Kevin Painter – Reached the QF’s in 3 out of the 4 times he has competed.

Paul Nicholson – Only qualified from the Group Stages once from four attempts.

Stuart Kellett – First time he has competed at the event.

GROUP B

James Wade (8) – Only gone past the Last 16 once in six attempts (though did reach the final).

Gary Anderson – Progressed from the Group Stages in all 6 attempts. Reached one final, two semis and one quarter.

Wesley Harms – Reached the Last 16 last year in his first attempt before being beaten by van Barneveld.

Peter Wright – First time he has competed at the event.

GROUP C

Adrian Lewis (5) – Failed to progress from the Group Stage in 4 out of 6 attempts (finishing bottom of group twice).

Christian Kist – Reached the QF last year in his first attempt before being beaten by van Barneveld.

Ronny Huybrechts – First time he has competed at the event.

Richie George – First time he has competed at the event.

GROUP D

Michael van Gerwen (4) – After three attempts where he didn’t progress from the Group Stage he has topped his group the last two years and reached the final last year.

Kim Huybrechts – First time he has competed at the event.

Dean Winstanley – Topped his group both times and reached the semi-final last year.

Vincent van der Voort – Never progressed past the Group Stage in 5 previous attempts.

GROUP E

Raymond van Barneveld (2) – Reigning champion. Has failed to get out of his group only once from six attempts.

Mervyn King – Has only once failed to get past the Group Stage. Finished top of his group 4 times out of 6.

Tony O’Shea – Won his group in his first two attempts but failed to get past Group Stage in past two years.

Ricky Evans – First time he has competed at the event.

GROUP F

Andy Hamilton (7) – Has reached one final and one semi-final from his four previous attempts.

Robert Thornton – Progressed from his group all four previous times he has participated but only reached the QF once.

Mark Walsh – Reached the SF on his first visit two years ago but failed to qualify for L16 last year.

Justin Pipe – Failed to progress from his group in his two previous attempts.

GROUP G

Simon Whitlock (6) – Reached the QF on his first two attempts when he topped his group. Has failed to qualify for L16 the last two times he has competed.

Wes Newton – Progressed from his group two years in a row after failing to do so in his previous two attempts.

Mark Webster – Competed in all 6 years the Grand Slam has run. He has reached two QF but also failed to get past Group Stage 3 times.

Ross Smith – First time he has competed at the event.

GROUP H

Scott Waites (3) – Previous winner and also runner-up. He has failed to progress past the Group Stage twice though.

Dave Chisnall – Never progressed past the Group Stage in his two previous attempts.

Michael Smith – First time he has competed at the event.

Ted Hankey – Reached the QF once, but has failed to progress from his group twice from four attempts.

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