The William Hill Grand Slam of Darts takes place in November at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, it starts on the 9th and will finish on the 17th.
Phil Taylor has won 4 of the 6 events that have been played, but he lost in the 2nd round last year, beaten 10-5 by Michael Van Gerwen
2013 will be the 7th year the event has been staged, the result of the other 6 finals are as follows -

YEAR
WINNER
RUNNER UP
SCORE
2012
R Van Barnevald
M Van Gerwen
16-14
2011
Phil Taylor
Gary Anderson
16-4
2010
Scott Waites
James Wade
16-12
2009
Phil Taylor
Scott Waites
16-2
2008
Phil Taylor
Terry Jenkins
18-9
2007
Phil Taylor
Andy Hamilton
18-11

FORMAT

The 32 qualified players are seeded into 4 pots, and 1 player from each pot get drawn into group, each group of 4 players play the other 3 players in the group, all matches are best of 9 and the top 2 from each group qualify for the 2nd round.
The 2nd round and onwards are straight knockout matches, 2nd round matches are played first to 10 legs, the quarter finals are first to 16 legs, as are the semi finals and the final is also first to 16 legs.

QUALIFIERS

Players qualify for the Grand Slam of Darts by performing well in other tournaments throughout the year, other years performances are also counted for qualifying, the following events are used for qualifying but all players can only qualify once for the event -

PDC QUALIFIERS

Winner, Runner Up & 2 beaten Semi Finalists from 2011 & 2012 Grand Slam of Darts
Winner, Runner Up & 2 beaten semi finalists from the 2012 & 2013 PDC World Championships, along with the winner of the 2009, 2010 & 2011 events
Winner & Runner Up of the 2012 & 2013 World Matchplay
Winner & Runner Up of the 2012 & 2013 World Grand Prix
Winner & Runner Up of the 2012 & 2013 UK Open
Winner & Runner Up of the 2012 & 2013 Premier League of Darts
Winner & Runner Up of the 2012 & 2013 Championship League of Darts
Winner & Runner Up of the 2012 & 2013 European Championship
Winner & Runner Up of the 2012 & 2013 World Cup of Darts
Winner & Runner Up of the 2011 & 2012 Players Championship Finals
Winner & Runner Up of the 2013 Masters

BDO QUALIFIERS

Winner, Runner Up & 2 beaten semi finalists from the 2012 & 2013 BDO World Championships, along with the winner of the 2009, 2010 & 2011 events.
Martin Adams will not be participating in this years event after his invitation was revoked due to him not wanting to participate in the 2007, 2008 & 2009 events.

OTHER QUALIFIERS


Winner & Runner Up of the 2013 PDC World Youth Championship
Winner of the 2013 Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
I will update this blog once all of the 32 players are decided and the draw for the groups have been made