Groups confirmed for the Grand Slam of Darts, scheduled in Wolverhampton from 13 to 21 November – live on Sky Sport; Who will get their hands on the Eric Bristow Trophy?
Last updated: 05/11/21 17:36
Fallon Sherrock will face Peter Wright, while Lisa Ashton will face the mighty Dutchman Michael van Gerwen after the draw for the Grand Slam of Darts.
Sherrock and Ashton have suffered three sensational fights against some of the sport’s biggest names following the group stage draw for the Wolverhampton event on Friday.
The 32-player tournament will be staged at Aldersley Leisure Village from 13-21 November – live on Sky Sports, with players competing for the Eric Bristow Trophy and a first prize of £ 125,000.
“Queen of the Palace” Sherrock will make her Grand Slam debut against Matchplay World Champion Wright on Saturday 13 November, with Germany’s Gabriel Clemens and Belgian Mike De Decker in Group E.
Ashton, meanwhile, faces three-time Grand Slam champion Van Gerwen in her opening match in Group G, which also includes Joe Cullen and World Cup winner John Henderson.
Reigning champion Jose de Sousa faced UK Open runner-up Luke Humphries, World Cup finalist Mensur Suljovic and Canadian Matt Campbell in Group F.
World champion Gerwyn Price was drawn together with Krzysztof Ratajski, Martin Schindler and Nathan Rafferty in Group A.
Jonny Clayton, who won the Masters, Premier League, World Grand Prix and World Series of Darts finals in 2021, leads Group B alongside Mervyn King, Bradley Brooks and the European Development Tour champion, which will be confirmed on Sunday.
UK Open champion James Wade and European championship winner Rob Cross are joined by Croatian Boris Krcmar and Welsh Jim Williams in Group C, with Group D with Dimitri Van den Bergh, Stephen Bunting, Ryan Joyce and Rowby-John Rodriguez.
Raymond van Barneveld, the 2012 Grand Slam of Darts champion, has secured his return to the event in Friday’s Tour Card Holder qualifiers and joins sixth-seeded Gary Anderson, Michael Smith and Joe Davis in Group H.
Darts Grand Slam draw 2021
(1) Gerwyn Price
(8) Jonny Clayton
European Development Tour Champion
(4) James Wade
(5) Dimitri Van den Bergh
(2) Peter Wright
Mike De Decker
(7) Jose de Sousa
Suljovic scale length
(3) Michael van Gerwen
(6) Gary Anderson
Raymond van Barneveld