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Sep 25, 2014

GSOD 2014


STEPHEN BUNTING is set to make his Grand Slam of Darts debut in November after being confirmed amongst the competitors for this year's event, alongside reigning champion Phil Taylor and World Champion Michael van Gerwen.

Bunting moved onto the PDC circuit in January after winning the Lakeside Championship title, and has already competed in the UK Open and World Matchplay this year and won a UK Open Qualifier.

The 29-year-old from St Helens is also assured of his debut in the Grand Slam of Darts at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in November, after being confirmed amongst the invitations for the event alongside his fellow Lakeside Championship semi-finalists, Alan Norris, Robbie Green and Jan Dekker.

Norris and Green will also be making their first appearances in Wolverhampton, alongside PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship finalists Keegan Brown - the Isle of Wight youngster who went on to win that title - and Rowby-John Rodriguez, the young Austrian.

Terry Jenkins' run to the UK Open final in March means that the 2008 runner-up will return to the Grand Slam of Darts stage in November.

The £400,000 tournament, featuring 32 players, will see five-time champion Phil Taylor - who defeated Robert Thornton in last year's final - looking to extend his amazing run in the event.

Scott Waites and Raymond van Barneveld, the other two players to lift the trophy at the Wolves Civic, are also amongst the 25 players who have already qualified, alongside reigning PDC World Champion Michael van Gerwen and current UK Open champion Adrian Lewis.

Other qualifiers include previous Grand Slam of Darts finalists Andy Hamilton and James Wade, former World Championship finalists Peter Wright and Simon Whitlock 2013 World Grand Prix runner-up Dave Chisnall and Belgian brothers Kim and Ronny Huybrechts.

Dean Winstanley, a semi-finalist two years ago, and two-time quarter-finalist Tony O'Shea will also return to the Wolves Civic stage, with Christian Kist, Wesley Harms and Richie George qualifying by virtue of their Lakeside Championship performances in recent years.

Further qualifying places are available for the finalists in October's World Grand Prix and European Championship and in The Masters at the start of November, with any remaining places to be filled at the Grand Slam of Darts Wildcard Qualifier on November 3 in Wigan.

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Tickets for the Grand Slam of Darts will go on general sale on Monday August 4 at 9am from the Wolves Civic Box Office.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Wolves Civic Box Office, by calling (+44)(0)870 320 7000 or online at www.wolvescivic.co.uk.

2014 Grand Slam of Darts – Qualification Criteria
2013 Grand Slam of Darts

Winner        Phil Taylor
Runner-Up    Robert Thornton
Semi-Finalists    Adrian Lewis, Scott Waites

2012 Grand Slam of Darts
Winner        Raymond van Barneveld
Runner-Up    Michael van Gerwen
Semi-Finalists    Andy Hamilton, Dean Winstanley

PDC Tournaments
2014 World Championship

Winner        (Michael van Gerwen)
Runner-Up    Peter Wright
Semi-Finalists    Simon Whitlock, (Adrian Lewis)

2013 World Championship
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    (Michael van Gerwen)
Semi-Finalists    (Raymond van Barneveld), James Wade

2014 World Matchplay
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    (Michael van Gerwen)

2013 World Matchplay
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    (Adrian Lewis)

2014 World Grand Prix
Winner    
Runner-Up    
(October 6-12, Dublin)

2013 World Grand Prix
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    Dave Chisnall

2014 UK Open
Winner        (Adrian Lewis)
Runner-Up    Terry Jenkins

2013 UK Open
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    (Andy Hamilton)

2014 Premier League Darts
Winner        (Raymond van Barneveld)
Runner-Up    (Michael van Gerwen)   

2013 Premier League Darts
Winner        (Michael van Gerwen)
Runner-Up    (Phil Taylor)

2013 Championship League Darts
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    (Michael van Gerwen)

2013 Players Championship Finals
Winner        (Michael van Gerwen)
Runner-Up    (Phil Taylor)

2012 Players Championship Finals
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    Kim Huybrechts

2014 European Championship
Winner        
Runner-Up    
(October 24-26, Muelheim)   

2013 European Championship
Winner        (Adrian Lewis)
Runner-Up    (Simon Whitlock)

2014 World Cup of Darts
Winners    (Michael van Gerwen) & (Raymond van Barneveld)
Runners-Up    (Phil Taylor) & (Adrian Lewis)

2013 World Cup of Darts
Winners    (Phil Taylor) & (Adrian Lewis)
Runners-Up    (Kim Huybrechts) & Ronny Huybrechts

2014 The Masters
Winner        
Runner-Up    
(November 1-2, Edinburgh)

2013 The Masters
Winner        (Phil Taylor)
Runner-Up    (Adrian Lewis)

BDO Tournaments
2014 Lakeside Championship

Winner        Stephen Bunting
Runner-Up    Alan Norris
Semi-Finalists    Robbie Green, Jan Dekker

2013 Lakeside Championship
Winner        (Scott Waites)
Runner-Up    Tony O’Shea
Semi-Finalists    Wesley Harms, Richie George

Other Criteria
2014 PDC World Youth Championship
Winner        Keegan Brown
Runner-Up    Rowby-John Rodriguez

World Champions of past five years not otherwise qualified
Christian Kist (2012 Lakeside Champion)

Current Qualifiers (25)
Keegan Brown
Stephen Bunting
Dave Chisnall
Jan Dekker
Richie George
Robbie Green
Andy Hamilton
Wesley Harms
Kim Huybrechts
Ronny Huybrechts
Terry Jenkins
Christian Kist
Adrian Lewis
Alan Norris
Tony O’Shea
Rowby-John Rodriguez
Phil Taylor
Robert Thornton
Raymond van Barneveld
Michael van Gerwen
James Wade
Scott Waites
Simon Whitlock
Dean Winstanley
Peter Wright

2014 Grand Slam of Darts
Saturday November 8
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

8x Group Stage Matches
Table Tickets £25
Balcony Tickets £20

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
8x Group Stage Matches
Table Tickets £25
Balcony Tickets £20

Sunday November 9
Afternoon Session (1.30pm-5.30pm)

8x Group Stage Matches
Table Tickets £25
Balcony Tickets £20

Evening Session (7pm-11pm)
8x Group Stage Matches
Table Tickets £25
Balcony Tickets £20

Monday November 10 (7pm-11pm)
8x Group Stage Matches
Table Tickets £25
Balcony Tickets £20

Tuesday November 11 (7pm-11pm)
8x Group Stage Matches
Table Tickets £25
Balcony Tickets £20

Wednesday November 12 (7pm-11pm)
4x Second Round Matches
Table Tickets £35
Balcony Tickets £25

Thursday November 13 (7pm-11pm)
4x Second Round Matches
Table Tickets £35
Balcony Tickets £25

Friday November 14 (7pm-11pm)
2x Quarter-Finals
Table Tickets £35
Balcony Tickets £25

Saturday November 15 (7pm-11pm)
2x Quarter-Finals
Table Tickets £35
Balcony Tickets £25

Sunday November 16
Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm)

Semi-Finals
Table Tickets £35
Balcony Tickets £25

Evening Session (7pm-9pm)
Final
Table Tickets £35
Balcony Tickets £25

Ticket prices above are subject to venue booking fees and are sold under standard PDC Terms & Conditions.

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