2019 Grand Slam of Darts Odds
Who wins Grand Slam of Darts 2019?
Grand Slam of Darts 2019
The 2019 Bwin Grand slam of darts will be the thirteenth instalment of the tournament, organised by the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation). This event will take place on the 9th of November until the 17th November 2019 in Wolverhampton, England, and just like 2018, it will take place within the Aldersley Leisure Village.
The PDC also invites the best performing players from it’s rival, the British Darts Organisational. There have been two previous head-to-head battles between the two organisations PDC vs BDC, also with a few overseas tournaments have hosted the big BDO vs PDC clash, but this tournament (The Grand Slam of Darts) is the first to be held in the United Kingdom.
The defending champion is Welshman Gerwyn Price, who won his first ever PDC major title by defeating a very strong Gary Anderson in a very highly controversial final in 2018 beating him 16-13.
Places are still up for grabs in the 32-player tournament, with the four PDC events remaining ahead of the cut-off in early November being, 2019 European Championship, 2019 World Grand Prix Championship, 2019 World Series of Darts Finals Championship and finally the Champions League of Darts 2019.
The top 5 seeds so far and their respective wins are as follows.
1. Michael Van Gerwen - 2018/19 PDC World Champion
2. Gerwyn Price - 2018 Grand Slam Champion
3. Rob Cross - 2019 World Matchplay Champion
4. Dimitri Van Der Bergh - 2018 World Youth Champion
5. Nathan Aspinall - 2019 UK Open Champion
The prize money of £550,000 is dealt out going from £125,000 to £65,000 etc.
This is a chart of the way the prize money is dealt out depending on the finishing position.
Winner - £125,000
Runner-up - £65,000
Semi-finalists - £40,000
Quarter-finalists - £20,000
Last 16 (Second round) - £10,000
Third in group - £7,500
Fourth in group - £4,000
Group Winner Bonus - £3,500
How can watch the Grand Slam
The Grand Slam will be hosted by Sky Sports during November the 32 players will split into eight groups of four for the round robin, with all players competing on both Saturday and Sunday
Grand Slam History
The tournament has been staged each November since it began in 2007 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
Phil Taylor won the first three finals against Andy Hamilton in ’07, Terry Jenkins in ’08 and Scott Waites in the year 2009.
Unfortunately, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, did not reach the final to attempt at his fourth in a row in 2010, losing to Steve Beaton in the quarter-finals, 2010 was also the only year to date that a BDO player rose victorious that man was Scott Waites beating James Wade 16-12 after trailing 8-0.
Taylor reclaimed the title in 2011, defeating Gary Anderson 16-4.
Raymond van Barneveld defeated Michael van Gerwen 16–14 in the 2012 final, but Taylor regained the trophy in 2013, retained it in 2014, before losing to van Gerwen in 2015. Van Gerwen then retained it in 2016 and again in 2017 before Gerwyn Price won the trophy for the first time in 2018
Biggest Moments in Grand Slams
In one of the biggest landmark moments for women’s darts. Dobromyslova became the first ever woman to defeat a man at the Grand Slam of Darts.
The three-time Lakeside champion edged past a very good Dutchman in Vincent Van Der Voort in a final leg decider at the 2009 event to complete a very historical feat and still is just as much today.
It still remains the only time a woman has beaten a man at the Grand Slam of Darts.
Scott Waites is arguably the BDO’s most successful player in the Grand Slam of Darts. His win in 2010 remains as mentioned previously the sole victory of a British Darts Organisations competitor. His ridiculous run began in the group stages where the Grand Slam starts, he edged through a final leg decider against Co Stompe, then he averaged over a massive 100 against Martin Phillips at this point Scott was really lighting the tournament alight, he then disposed of Adrien Lewis.
Further victories over Ray van Barneveld and Steve Beaton who knocked out Phil Taylor.
Then came the most amazing comebacks in darts history, with James Wade leading 8-0, Waiter launched an astonishing rally to eventually become victorious in a 16-12 victory.
If you would like to see the entire video of this amazing bout follow this link.
Who Will Win?
As there are still players left to qualify out of the complete 32, here are my top players to look out for when watching the championship.
Gerwyn being the defending champion winning in 2018 vs Gary Anderson is clearly the number one to watch, he knows his way around a Grand Slam Championship.
I can see Jones going to the semi final no matter who he faces.
Michael Van Gerwen
MVG could definitely be one of the most decorated darts player ever being linked with the likes of Bristow and Taylor.
My prediction, with the MVG winning streak recently in championships and being the top seed, I can see Michael Van Gerwen winning this tournament.
If you have not watched the highlights from the previous Grand Slam of Darts, it is well worth watching before watching the 2019 tournament this year.
Follow this link to view the Highlights.