2017 Grand Slam of Darts Odds
The 2017 Grand Slam of Darts, also known as the Singha Beer Grand Slam of Darts for sponsorship purposes, is the eleventh staging of the tournament, organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event takes place from 11–19 November 2017 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
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 staged yearly in the UK.
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.
The Grand Slam of Darts is the only tournament in the year, in which both players the PDC and the BDO are being launched. Of the 32 participating players 24 are of the PDC and eight of the BDO.
The players are first drawn into eight groups of four, for which the players were divided into four different lobes during the draw. There the players determined in the mode "everyone against each" the placement in the group. The top two of each group determined then the knockout system from the second round the winner of the tournament. The number of winning legs rose from five in the group stage up to 16 in the quarter-finals to the finals on.
The total prize money of £ 400,000 distributed among the 32 participants as follows: £2,500 for each group stage win, another £2,500 for finishing 4th in the group, £5,000 for placing 3rd in group, £7,500 for reaching the round of 16, £15,000 for losing in the quarterfinals, £25,000 for being a finalist, £50,000 for the runner-up and £100,000 for the big winner.
In contrast to other tournaments, the qualifying criteria are not being made according to world’s ranking, but after victories and final participations in the major tournaments of the PDC and the BDO this year. After all the seats are awarded to participants of the Major-finals of the PDC, it is taken into account in the next step the finalists of European Tour events and the player Chamionship events .
Raymond van Barneveld , a fivetime world champion has stated on Twitter that he will try to go off all the tournaments in 2017 with the aim to climb back on the PDC Order of Merit. The Hagenaar is currently on the 14th place. This place is the result of his choice in March to throw fewer Pro Tour tournaments and to focus on the TV tournaments. Raymond van Barneveld has indicated that the second half of the year knows the most important tournaments like the World Grand Prix, the Grand Slam of Darts, and of course the World Cup. Although the World Series of Darts Finals and the Players Championship Finals tournaments also not unimportant, and he hopes to win two is there.