The 2020 BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts is here.

After Peter Wright won the European Championship at the start of November, and five days of action at the Winter Series, the next event of a busy period of darts is upon us.

Here, we’ll let you know:

  • where and when it will take place
  • who’s involved
  • the schedule of play
  • the prize money
  • the favourites for the title
  • how you can follow it with us
Can anyone stop Gerwyn Price from lifting a third straight BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts title? Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Where and when will the event take place?

The Grand Slam of Darts will happen from Monday 16 November to Tuesday 24 November. It will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The event has been moved from it’s traditional home of Wolverhampton, and will be played behind closed doors.

The PDC still want fans to be part of the event though. They’ve asked them to submit videos to be part of their video wall. They will also play crowd noise inside the venue as well on the TV broadcast.

Fans can also download their own 180 card.

Who’s involved in the Grand Slam of Darts?

The tournament is unique in that it features a group stage format. 32 players will take to the stage in Coventry, and will be split into eight groups of four.

Group A

Michael van Gerwen

Joe Cullen

Gabriel Clemens

Adam Hunt

Group B

Gary Anderson

Simon Whitlock

Ryan Searle

Adam Gawlas

Group C

Michael Smith

Krzysztof Ratajski

Jose De Sousa

Lisa Ashton

Group D

Rob Cross

Dave Chisnall

Luke Humphries

Justin Pipe

Group E

Peter Wright

Ian White

Devon Petersen

Dirk van Duijvenbode

Group F

James Wade

Glen Durrant

Jermaine Wattimena

Damon Heta

Group G

Gerwyn Price

Jonny Clayton

Ryan Joyce

Mikuru Suzuki

Group H

Nathan Aspinall

Dimitri Van den Bergh

Ricky Evans

Wayne Warren

The groups for the 2020 BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts.

What’s the schedule of play?

The group stage schedule has not yet been announced. However, the event schedule looks like this:

Monday November 16
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)

8x group matches

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
8x group matches

Tuesday November 17
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)

8x group matches

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
8x group matches

Wednesday November 18 (1500 GMT)
8x group matches

Thursday November 19 (1900 GMT)
8x group matches

Friday November 20 (1900 GMT)
4x last 16 matches

Saturday November 21 (1900 GMT)
4x last 16 matches

Sunday November 22
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)

2x quarter finals

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
2x quarter finals

Monday November 23 (1900 GMT)
2x semi finals

Tuesday November 24 (1800 GMT)

What’s the prize money and what are players defending?

Gerwyn Price won this event in 2018 to capture his maiden televised TV title. He will be defending £110,000 on his ranking, while the man he beat in that bad tempered final, Gary Anderson will defend £55,000 as runner up.

Michael van Gerwen, as a losing semi finalist that year, will defend £28,500 on his ranking. However, Mensur Suljovic, the other semi finalist from 2018, will lose that money, as he will not be appearing at the event this year.

The prize money for the 2020 staging remains the same as 2019. It’s broken down like this:

  • Winner – £125,000
  • Runner Up – £65,000
  • Semi Finalists – £40,000
  • Quarter Finalists – £20,000
  • Last 16 – £10,000
  • Third in group – £7,500
  • Fourth in group – £4,000
  • Group winner bonus – £3,500

Who are the favourites for the title?

Gerwyn Price is currently the favourite to lift the Eric Bristow Trophy once again. He is 7/2 with title sponsors BoyleSports, just ahead of second favourite Michael van Gerwen at 4/1.

The World Champion Peter Wright is third favourite at 9/2, with Nathan Aspinall at 14/1 as fourth favourite.

Gary Anderson, Devon Petersen and Glen Durrant are all 16/1, while Michael Smith is 18/1.

View the full BoyleSports outright market. 

How can I follow the Grand Slam of Darts?

The BoyleSports Grand Slam of Darts will be live on Sky Sports in the UK. You can also watch it outside the UK via the PDC’s broadcast partners, such as RTL or DAZN.

You can also live stream the event. Find out more here.

We’ll have you covered here at Online Darts, with reaction with every winner of every game direct from Coventry. Head over to our YouTube channel and hit subscribe so you don’t miss a video. You can watch our preview show now below:

We’ll have a live blog for you every session of the tournament, so you do not miss a moment if you cannot watch it live. We’ll also produce the Grand Slam Daily. This round up show will feature reaction, news and debate from every day of the event. It will be available across our podcast channels the morning after each day’s play.

Plus, we’ll be giving regular updates across our:

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