The 2016 Grand Slam Of Darts is sponsored by Singha Beer and takes place in Wolverhampton from November 12th to November 20th, the event will be screened live by Sky Sports.
To read who OLBG members are backing then click HERE to read their tips

FORMAT

The format for this event is Legs only and starts with 32 players.
These players are split into 8 Groups of 4, with each player playing the other 3 players in their group over the best of 9 legs.
After the group stages have finished, it then becomes a knockout, with your position in the knockout, determined by where you finished in your group.
1st round knockout matches are the best of 19 legs
2nd round knockout matches are the best of 31 legs, as are the Semi Finals & The Final.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Only 4 players have ever won this event, Phil Taylor has won the event 6 times (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2014)
Scott Waites won in 2010
Raymond van Barneveld won in 2012
Michael Van Gerwen is the reigning champion after his win last year.
We have had 8 different Runner Ups,
Andy Hamilton 2007
Terry Jenkins 2008
Scott Waites 2009
James Wade 2010
Gary Anderson 2011
Michael Van Gerwen 2012
Robert Thornton 2013
Dave Chisnall 2014
Phil Taylor 2015

2016 ENTRANTS

The following 32 players are playing in the event this year -
Professional Darts Corporation Michael van Gerwen (Netherlands)
Gary Anderson (Scotland)
Adrian Lewis (England)
Phil Taylor (England)
Scotland Peter Wright (Scotland)
James Wade (England)
Dave Chisnall (England)
Mensur Suljovic (Austria)
Raymond van Barneveld (Netherlands)
Alan Norris (England)
Max Hopp (Germany)
Nathan Aspinall (England)
Benito van de Pas (Netherlands)
Ian White (England)
Gerwyn Price (Wales)
Simon Whitlock (Australia)
Nathan Derry (England)
Chris Dobey (England)
Brendan Dolan (Northern Ireland)
Ted Evetts (England)
Scotland Robert Thornton (Scotland)
Dimitri Van den Bergh (Belgium)
Darren Webster (England)
James Wilson (England)
British Darts Organisation Scott Waites (England)
Jeff Smith (Canada)
Glen Durrant (England)
Darryl Fitton (England)
Scott Mitchell (England)
Danny Noppert (Netherlands)
Jamie Hughes (England)
Martin Adams (England)
They were split into 4 pots of 8, 1 player from each pot was drawn into each group
Pool A (Seeded Players) Michael van Gerwen (1)
Gary Anderson (2)
Adrian Lewis (3)
Phil Taylor (4)
Peter Wright (5)
James Wade (6)
Mensur Suljovic (7)
Dave Chisnall (8)
Pool B (PDC Automatic Qualifiers) Nathan Aspinall
Max Hopp
Alan Norris
Gerwyn Price
Raymond van Barneveld
Benito van de Pas
Ian White
Simon Whitlock
Pool C (PDC Qualifiers) Nathan Derry
Chris Dobey
Brendan Dolan
Ted Evetts
Robert Thornton
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Darren Webster
James Wilson
Pool D (BDO Qualifiers) Scott Waites
Jeff Smith
Glen Durrant
Darryl Fitton
Scott Mitchell
Danny Noppert
Jamie Hughes
Martin Adams

GROUPS

The groups are as follows -

GROUP A

Michael Van Gerwen
Brendan Dolan
Max Hopp
Martin Adams

GROUP B

Robert Thornton
Gerwyn Price
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Scott Waites

GROUP C

Peter Wright
Simon Whitlock
Ted Evetts
Jeff Smith

GROUP D

Phil Taylor
Ian White
Darren Webster
Darryl Fitton

GROUP E

Gary Anderson
Alan Norris
Nathan Derry
Glen Durant

GROUP F

Mensur Suljovic
Raymond van Barneveld
Nathan Aspinall
Danny Noppert

GROUP G

James Wade
Dave Chisnall
James Wilson
Jamie Hughes

GROUP H

Adrian Lewis
Benito Van De Pas
Chris Dobey
Scott Mitchell
The top 2 from each qualify for the knockout stages, and this is how they would line up in the first knockout round -
1 - Winner Group A v Runner up Group B
2 - Winner Group B v Runner up Group A
3 - Winner Group C v Runner up Group D
4 - Winner Group D v Runner up Group C
5 - Winner Group E v Runner up Group F
6 - Winner Group F v Runner up Group E
7 - Winner Group G v Runner up Group H
8 - Winner Group H v Runner up Group G
Quarter Finals -
A - Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 2
B - Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 4
C - Winner Match 5 v Winner Match 6
D - Winner Match 7 v Winner Match 8
Semi Finals -
Winner of Match A v Winner of Match B
Winner of Match C v Winner of Match D

Betting Opportunities

To read who OLBG members are backing then click HERE to read their tips
Don't forget to come back daily and see who fancies what.
Gary Anderson is 6/1 with PaddyPower to win this event, they pay 1/2 odds to reach the final, which comes to 3/1, yet he is only 2/1 to reach the final, although that is just a single bet, compared to the EW of 6/1.
Phil Taylor can also be backed at 6/1 to win the event, but can be backed at a huge 7/2 to reach the final, higher than the place part of his ew price.
Peter Wright, fresh from his runner up slot last weekend is priced at a very tasty 11/4 to reach the semi final, likewise Gary Anderson is a decent bet at 6/5 to reach the semi final.
My 2 bets on this tournament are Gary Anderson, overall at 6/1 EW & Peter Wright to reach the semi final at 11/4
Good luck if having a punt on this event.