Grand Slam of Darts 2020: Group draw, line-up, schedule, betting odds, results & live Sky Sports TV coverage details

Jose De Sousa is the Grand Slam of Darts champion (Picture: PDC/Lawrence Lustig)

The full results and group standings from the Boylsports Grand Slam of Darts, which took place from November 16-24 at Coventry's Ricoh Arena.

The 13th staging of the Grand Slam of Darts has concluded behind closed doors in Coventry, as Jose De Sousa made history by becoming Portugal's first major winner.

The Special One emerged from a field of 32 to lift the Eric Bristow Trophy while the likes of two-time champion Gerwyn Price, who was bidding to win the title for the third year in a row, Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright fell by the wayside.

Here, you can look back on how the event unfolded with the group standings, results, round ups, details of how the players qualified and a look back at previous winners.

Grand Slam of Darts: Daily Results

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Monday November 16
Afternoon Session (1pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Group Matches (Best of 9 legs)

  • Rob Cross 5-1 Justin Pipe (D)
  • Dave Chisnall 5-4 Luke Humphries (D)
  • James Wade 5-2 Damon Heta (F)
  • Simon Whitlock 5-3 Ryan Searle (B)
  • Glen Durrant 1-5 Jermaine Wattimena (F)
  • Nathan Aspinall 5-0 Wayne Warren (H)
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-1 Ricky Evans (H)
  • Gary Anderson 5-3 Adam Gawlas (B)

Evening Session (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Group Matches A-D (Best of 9 legs)

  • Jonny Clayton 5-4 Ryan Joyce (G)
  • Joe Cullen 2-5 Gabriel Clemens (A)
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 4-5 Jose De Sousa (C)
  • Michael Smith 5-1 Lisa Ashton (C)
  • Michael van Gerwen 5-0 Adam Hunt (A)
  • Gerwyn Price 5-4 Mikuru Suzuki (G)
  • Peter Wright 4-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode (E)
  • Ian White 2-5 Devon Petersen (E)

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Tuesday November 17
Afternoon Session (1pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Group Matches (Best of 9 legs)

  • Ricky Evans 5-3 Wayne Warren (H)
  • Luke Humphries 5-4 Justin Pipe (D)
  • Ryan Searle 5-4 Adam Gawlas (B)
  • Glen Durrant 1-5 Damon Heta (F)
  • Gary Anderson 1-5 Simon Whitlock (B)
  • James Wade 5-3 Jermaine Wattimena (F)
  • Rob Cross 2-5 Dave Chisnall (D)
  • Nathan Aspinall 1-5 Dimitri Van den Bergh (H)

Evening Session (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Group Matches (Best of 9 legs)

  • Krzysztof Ratajski 5-4 Lisa Ashton (C)
  • Joe Cullen 5-4 Adam Hunt (A)
  • Ryan Joyce 5-1 Mikuru Suzuki (G)
  • Peter Wright 5-3 Ian White (E)
  • Devon Petersen 5-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode (E)
  • Michael van Gerwen 5-1 Gabriel Clemens (A)
  • Gerwyn Price 5-3 Jonny Clayton (G)
  • Michael Smith 5-2 Jose De Sousa (C)

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Wednesday November 18 (3pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Group Matches (Best of 9 legs)

  • Simon Whitlock 5-4 Adam Gawlas (B)
  • Dave Chisnall 5-2 Justin Pipe (D)
  • James Wade 5-2 Glen Durrant (F)
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-1 Wayne Warren (H)
  • Jermaine Wattimena 4-5 Damon Heta (F)
  • Gary Anderson 5-3 Ryan Searle (B)
  • Nathan Aspinall 5-1 Ricky Evans (H)
  • Rob Cross 5-2 Luke Humphries (D)

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Thursday November 19 (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Group Matches (Best of 9 legs)

  • Jose De Sousa 5-1 Lisa Ashton (C)
  • Michael Smith 5-2 Krzysztof Ratajski (C)
  • Jonny Clayton 5-0 Mikuru Suzuki (G)
  • Gerwyn Price 5-4 Ryan Joyce (G)
  • Ian White 5-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode (E)
  • Peter Wright 2-5 Devon Petersen (E)
  • Gabriel Clemens 2-5 Adam Hunt (A)
  • Michael van Gerwen 5-3 Joe Cullen (A)

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Friday November 20 (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Second Round (Best of 19 legs)

  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 10-3 Jonny Clayton
  • James Wade 10-4 Ian White
  • Simon Whitlock 10-6 Adam Hunt
  • Dave Chisnall 7-10 Jose De Sousa

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Saturday November 21 (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Second Round (Best of 19 legs)

  • Michael Smith 10-9 Rob Cross
  • Devon Petersen 7-10 Damon Heta
  • Michael van Gerwen 10-2 Gary Anderson
  • Gerwyn Price 8-10 Nathan Aspinall

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Sunday November 22
Afternoon Session (1pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Quarter-finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Jose De Sousa 16-14 Michael Smith
  • James Wade 16-13 Damon Heta

Evening Session (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Quarter-finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Dimitri Van den Bergh 16-15 Nathan Aspinall
  • Simon Whitlock 16-15 Michael van Gerwen

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Monday November 23 (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Semi-finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Simon Whitlock 12-16 Jose De Sousa
  • James Wade 16-15 Dimitri Van den Bergh

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Tuesday November 24
Afternoon Session (6pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Final (Best of 31 legs)

  • Jose De Sousa 16-12 James Wade

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Grand Slam of Darts 2020: Group standings

Group A

  1. (1) Michael van Gerwen (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +11 Pts 6
  2. Adam Hunt P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -3 Pts 2
  3. Gabriel Clemens P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -4 Pts 2
  4. Joe Cullen P 3 W 1 L 1 LegDiff -4 Pts 2

Group B

  1. Simon Whitlock (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +7 Pts 6
  2. (8) Gary Anderson (Q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff 0 Pts 4
  3. Ryan Searle P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -3 Pts 2
  4. Adam Gawlas P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -3 Pts 0

Group C

  1. (4) Michael Smith (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +10 Pts 6
  2. Jose De Sousa (Q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +2 Pts 4
  3. Krzysztof Ratajski P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -3 Pts 2
  4. Lisa Ashton P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -9 Pts 0

Group D

  1. Dave Chisnall (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +7 Pts 6
  2. (5) Rob Cross (Q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +4 Pts 4
  3. Luke Humphries P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -3 Pts 2
  4. Justin Pipe P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -8 Pts 0

Group E

  1. Devon Petersen (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +9 Pts 6
  2. Ian White (Q) P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -1 Pts 2
  3. (2) Peter Wright P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -2 Pts 2
  4. Dirk van Duijvenbode P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -6 Pts 2

Group F

  1. (7) James Wade (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +8 Pts 6
  2. Damon Heta (Q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +2 Pts 4
  3. Jermaine Wattimena P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff +1 Pts 2
  4. Glen Durrant P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -10 Pts 0

Group G

  1. (3) Gerwyn Price (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +4 Pts 6
  2. Jonny Clayton (Q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +4 Pts 4
  3. Ryan Joyce P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff +2 Pts 2
  4. Mikuru Suzuki P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -10 Pts 0

Group H

  1. Dimitri Van den Bergh (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +12 Pts 6
  2. (6) Nathan Aspinall P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +5 Pts 4
  3. Ricky Evans P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -6 Pts 2
  4. Wayne Warren P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -11 Pts 0

Scoring System: Each competitor plays each other once in a best-of-nine legs match, with two points going to the winner. The top two from each group will then progress to the knockout stages. Any two-way points tie in any position, the player with best leg difference will finish higher. If two players are still level then the winner of the match between them will progress. There is the potential for a Nine-Dart Shoot-Out should three or more players be tied for points and leg difference. For more details see the format section further down.

What TV channel is the Grand Slam of Darts on?

Every session of the Grand Slam of Darts will be televised live on Sky Sports.

Grand Slam of Darts: Sky Bet odds

For the first time since he started winning major titles, Michael van Gerwen finds himself as a third favourite with some bookies as he continues to struggle with inconsistencies and an alarming lack of form - by his own standards of course.

Sponsors Boylesports make him 9/2 behind defending champion Gerwyn Price (7/2) and Ally Pally king Peter Wright (4/1) although Sky Bet do actually have the Dutchman marginally at the head of the market.

Full Sky Bet odds list:

  • 7/2 Michael van Gerwen
  • 4/1 Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price
  • 14/1 Nathan Aspinall
  • 16/1 Gary Anderson, Glen Durrant, Michael Smith
  • 20/1 Jose De Sousa, Devon Petersen, Krzysztof Ratajski
  • 33/1 Dave Chisnall, James Wade, Rob Cross
  • 40/1 Gabriel Clemens, Joe Cullen, Jonny Clayton
  • 50/1 Dimitri Van den Bergh, Ian White
  • 66/1 Dirk van Duivenbode, Luke Humphries, Simon Whitlock
  • 100/1 Jermaine Wattimena
  • 150/1 Ricky Evans, Ryan Joyce, Ryan Searle
  • 200/1 Justin Pipe, Wayne Warren
  • 250/1 Adam Hunt
  • 500/1 Adam Gawlas, Lisa Ashton
  • 1000/1 Mikuru Suzuki

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Grand Slam of Darts: Invited players and qualifiers

PDC Representatives

Qualifying Criteria. This first priority list could have up to a maximum of 22 different qualifiers in the following order

  • 2019/20 PDC World Champion; PETER WRIGHT - 1
  • 2019 Grand Slam Champion; GERWYN PRICE - 2
  • 2020 Premier League Champion; GLEN DURRANT – 3
  • 2020 World Matchplay Champion; DIMITRI VAN DEN BERGH - 4
  • 2020 World Grand Prix Champion; (Gerwyn Price)
  • 2019 World Youth Champion; LUKE HUMPHRIES - 5
  • 2020 Masters Champion; (Peter Wright)
  • 2020 UK Open Champion; MICHAEL VAN GERWEN - 6
  • 2020 European Champion; (Peter Wright)
  • 2019 Players Champion; (Michael van Gerwen)
  • 2020 World Series of Darts Finals Champion; (Gerwyn Price)
  • 2020 World Cup winners; (Gerwyn Price), JONNY CLAYTON - 7
  • 2020 PDC Home Tour Champion: NATHAN ASPINALL – 8
  • 2020 PDC Summer Series OOM Highest-Placed Player: JAMES WADE - 9
  • 2020 PDC Autumn Series OOM Highest-Placed Player: DAMON HETA - 10
  • 2020 PDC Winter Series OOM Highest-Placed Player:
  • 2020 PDC Women’s Qualifier: LISA ASHTON - 112019/20 PDC World Championship runner-up; (Michael van Gerwen)
  • 2019 Grand Slam runner-up; (Peter Wright)
  • 2020 Premier League runner-up; (Nathan Aspinall)
  • 2020 World Matchplay runner-up; GARY ANDERSON - 12
  • 2020 World Grand Prix runner-up; DIRK VAN DUIJVENBODE - 13
  • 2019 World Youth Championship runner-up; ADAM GAWLAS - 14
  • 2020 Masters runner-up; MICHAEL SMITH - 15
  • 2020 UK Open runner-up; (Gerwyn Price)
  • 2020 European Championship runner-up; (James Wade)
  • 2019 Players Championship runner-up; (Gerwyn Price)
  • 2020 World Series of Darts Finals runner-up; ROB CROSS – 16
  • 2020 World Cup runners-up (2 players with highest individual taking preference if only one spot available); (Michael Smith, Rob Cross)
  • PDC Tour Card Holder Qualifiers - RICKY EVANS, ADAM HUNT, KRZYSZTOF RATAJSKI, RYAN JOYCE, DAVE CHISNALL, SIMON WHITLOCK, JUSTIN PIPE, GABRIEL CLEMENS

Reserve List

  • 2020 European Tour winners (in Order of Merit order at Nov 15): (Gerwyn Price ET1), DEVON PETERSEN (ET2), JOSE DE SOUSA (ET3), JOE CULLEN (ET4)
  • 2020 Players Championship winners (in Order of Merit order at Nov 15): (Gary Anderson PC1), (Nathan Aspinall PC2, PC7), RYAN SEARLE (PC3) , (Krzysztof Ratajski PC4), (Peter Wright PC5, PC13, PC14), (Gerwyn Price PC6, PC17, PC18), IAN WHITE (PC8), (Michael van Gerwen PC9, PC11, PC16), (Ryan Joyce PC10), (James Wade PC12), (Damon Heta, PC15)

BDO Representatives

  • WAYNE WARREN - 2020 BDO Champion
  • MIKURU SUZUKI - 2020 BDO Women's Champion

Grand Slam of Darts: Tournament format

Group Stage (Potentially complicated!!)

The 32 players are drawn into eight groups of four players during the round-robin stage, and they will play each other once. The opening games are decided by a draw, with the second set of matches seeing the two winners from the first games meeting each other, and the two losers also playing each other. The third set of matches will consist of the pairings which have not previously met.

Two points are awarded for a win and no points will be awarded for a loss. Each game is the best of nine legs.

The top two players in each group will progress to the knockout phase. Should there be a two-way points tie for first place in any group, then the player with the best leg difference will be deemed to have won the group. If both players have the same leg difference, then the player who won the group match between the two players will be deemed to have won the group.

Should Points, Leg Difference, Tournament Average and Legs Won Against Throw not be able to separate three players, then if one player has defeated both of the other two players then this player will be deemed to have finished higher, and the winner of the group match between the remaining two players will be the ‘second’ of the three. Should the three players have secured one win apiece against each other, then a Nine-Dart Shoot-Out will be played between the relevant players to determine final standings, with the highest aggregate score over nine darts being used to separate players.

In the event a “Nine-Dart Shoot-Out” finishes level between two or more players, those players who have tied on the most points will continue to throw three darts each in the same order until one player scores more points than the other player(s) with his three darts.

From the second round onwards, the tournament will be in a knockout format.

Knockout stage (far more simple!)

From the second round onwards, the tournament will be in a knockout format. There will be no tie-break rule employed in any match.

Grand Slam of Darts: Prize money

  • 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
  • Nine-Dart Finish Bonus: £25,000

Grand Slam of Darts: The History

The Grand Slam of Darts brings together the best players from the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and the British Darts Organisation (BDO) in a unique event which is now in its 12th year and has always been staged in Wolverhampton - although 2018 was be the first time the tournament switches from the Civic Hall to the Aldersley Leisure Village.

Phil Taylor won the first three finals against Andy Hamilton, Terry Jenkins and Scott Waites - averaging over 100 in each one - but he failed at the quarter-final stages to Steve Beaton in 2010.

That year, Waites bounced back from his 16-2 hammering at the hands of 12 months to become the first ever BDO player to win the event by coming from 8-0 down to defeat James Wade. No other BDO player has ever reached the final.

Taylor averaged over 109 in a 16-4 thrashing of Gary Anderson to reclaim the title in 2011 before Raymond van Barneveld edged a thrilling all-Dutch battle to beat Michael van Gerwen in 2012.

Two more titles for The Power followed in 2013 and 2014 to take his overall tally to six when he defeated Robert Thornton and Dave Chisnall but he would lose his first final in 2015 when Michael van Gerwen triumphed 16-13 in a high-quality showdown.

The Dutchman twice successfully defended his crown in 2016 and 2017 with victories over James Wade and Peter Wright respectively but the next year Gerwyn Price would bag his first televised title with a controversial victory over Gary Anderson.

The Welshman would go on to defend his crown 12 months later with a brutal 16-6 demolition job over Snakebite.

Grand Slam of Darts Finals

Grand Slam of Darts Most Titles

  • Phil Taylor - 6
  • Michael van Gerwen - 3
  • Gerwyn Price - 2
  • Scott Waites - 1
  • Raymond van Barneveld - 1

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