2013 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts Schedule
REIGNING William Hill Grand Slam of Darts champion Raymond van Barneveld will take on shooting star Ricky Evans in the opening session of the £400,000 tournament on Saturday November 9 as the nine-day event begins in Wolverhampton. Dutch legend van Barneveld heads Group E for the round-robin stage of the Sky Sports-televised event, which sees the 32 players split into eight groups of four players, with the top two from each group progressing to the knockout stage from the second round onwards
Saturday November 9 Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm) Groups E-H First Games Robert Thornton v Mark Walsh (F) Andy Hamilton v Justin Pipe (F) Scott Waites v Ted Hankey (H) Dave Chisnall v Michael Smith (H) Wes Newton v Mark Webster (G) Simon Whitlock v Ross Smith (G) Mervyn King v Tony O’Shea (E) Raymond van Barneveld v Ricky Evans (E)
Evening Session (7pm-11pm) Gary Anderson v Wesley Harms (B) James Wade v Peter Wright (B) Christian Kist v Ronny Huybrechts (C) Adrian Lewis v Richie George (C) Kevin Painter v Paul Nicholson (A) Phil Taylor v Stuart Kellett (A) Michael van Gerwen v Vincent van der Voort (D) Kim Huybrechts v Dean Winstanley (D)
Sunday November 10 Afternoon Session (1.30pm-5.30pm) Groups E-H Second Games Saturday’s winning players meet each other, and Saturday’s losing players meet each other.
Evening Session (7pm-11pm) Groups A-D Second Games Saturday’s winning players meet each other, and Saturday’s losing players meet each other.
Monday November 11 (7pm-11pm) Groups E-H Final Games
Tuesday November 12 (7pm-11pm) Groups A-D Final Games
Wednesday November 13 (7pm-11pm) 4x Second Round Matches Winner Group E v Runner-Up Group F Winner Group F v Runner-Up Group E Winner Group G v Runner-Up Group H Winner Group H v Runner-Up Group G
Thursday November 14 (7pm-11pm) 4x Second Round Matches Winner Group A v Runner-Up Group B Winner Group B v Runner-Up Group A Winner Group C v Runner-Up Group D Winner Group D v Runner-Up Group C
Friday November 15 (7pm-11pm) 2x Quarter-Finals
Saturday November 16 (7pm-11pm) 2x Quarter-Finals
Sunday November 17 Afternoon Session (1pm-5pm) Semi-Finals
Evening Session (7pm-9pm) Final
Format Group Matches – Best of nine legs Second Round – Best of 19 legs Quarter-Finals – Best of 31 legs Semi-Finals – Best of 31 legs Final – Best of 31 legs