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The 2009 PartyPoker.com Grand Slam of Darts was the third staging of the darts tournament, the Grand Slam of Darts organised by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event took place from 14–22 November 2009 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England. Television coverage of the tournament was covered by ITV Sport, with live coverage on ITV4 and highlights on ITV1.

2009 PartyPoker.com Grand Slam of Darts
Tournament information
Dates14–22 November 2009
VenueWolverhampton Civic Hall
LocationWolverhampton
Country England
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
Prize fund£400,000
Winners share£100,000
High checkout170 England Phil Taylor
170 England Kevin McDine
Champion(s)
England Phil Taylor
«2008 2010»

Despite being beaten by Vincent van der Voort in the group stages, Phil Taylor won a third consecutive Grand Slam with a 16–2 victory over Scott Waites, who became the first BDO player to reach the final of this tournament.

Prize moneyEdit

The prize fund increased to £400,000 for the 2009 edition of the tournament, an increase of £44,000 from the 2008 edition, £10,000 more for the runner up, £5,000 more for the semi finalists and £2,500 more for the quarter finalists. Players who failed to make it past the group stage in the last tournament got £4,000. However, players who finished 3rd would earn £1,000 more but players who finished bottom of a group would get £1,500 less. Also the player with the highest checkout would not be rewarded. Instead, the group winners would earn £2,500.[1]

Position (num. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £400,000)
Winner (1) £100,000
Runner-up (1) £50,000
Semi-finalists (2) £25,000
Quarter-finalists (4) £15,000
Last 16 (Second round) (8) £7,500
Third in group (8) £5,000
Fourth in group (8) £2,500
Group winner bonus (8) £2,500

QualifyingEdit

There were numerous tournaments that provided qualifying opportunities to players. Most tournaments offered a qualifying position for the winner and runner-up of the tournament, however the World Championships and the Grand Slams offers a place in the tournament to all semi-finalists. There are also various other ways of qualifying for overseas players, including those from Australia and the United States of America, as well as a wildcard qualifying event open to any darts player. Some minor changes were made to the qualifying criteria from 2008. The winner and the runner-up of the 2009 would be invited, whilst it was announced that only the winner of the 2008 Winmau World Masters would be invited (though runner-up Scott Waites was invited anyway due to the withdrawal of Martin Adams). It was also announced that the winner of the 2009 US Open would be invited, though this was later withdrawn from the qualification criteria.

Qualifying tournamentsEdit

Players in italics had pre-qualified for the event.

Note: Players in italics had already qualified for the tournament.
* Scott Waites took the place of Martin Adams, who declined an invitation to the Grand Slam for the third year running. Following Adams' decision, the board of the Professional Darts Corporation met and decreed that he would not be invited to any future tournaments.[2]

Other Methods of QualificationEdit

An invitation to compete in the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts was also awarded to:[1]

  • Dart Players Australia Qualifier
  • Number one in 2009 PDC North American Order of Merit
  • European Order of Merit Leader
  • ITV Wildcard Qualifier Winner

Dart Players Australia QualifierEdit

Simon Whitlock topped the Dart Players Australia Order of Merit, but had already secured his place in the Grand Slam as the 2008 BDO World Championship runner-up. Steve Macarthur, who came second, was not awarded an invitation.

PDC North American Order of MeritEdit

The PDC North American Order of Merit ranks all of the North American dart players based on the amount of prize money that they have won from tournaments held in the USA and Canada.

Darin Young won £4,725 from PDC tournaments in North America, meaning he topped the North American Order of Merit and was awarded a place in the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts.

European Order of MeritEdit

The European Order of Merit ranks all the European dart players based on the amount of prize money that they have won from tournaments held in continental Europe.

Vincent van der Voort won £7,600 from PDC tournaments in continental Europe, meaning he topped the European Order of Merit and was awarded a place in the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts.

ITV Wildcard QualifierEdit

The ITV Wildcard qualifier was held on 6 November 2009 at the Magnum Centre in Irvine, Scotland. Any darts player was able to enter and the winner received an invitation to the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts.

Steve Maish was the winner of the event, defeating Arron Monk in the final to secure the final place in the 2009 Grand Slam of Darts.

PoolsEdit

Qualified PlayersEdit

Draw and resultsEdit

Group StagesEdit

all matches first-to-5/best of 9.
NB in Brackets: Number = Seeds; BDO = BDO Darts player; Q = Qualifier
NB: P = Played; W = Won; L = Lost; LF = Legs For; LA = Legs Against; +/- = Plus/Minus Record, in relation to legs; Average – 3-dart average; Pts = Points

Nine dart shootoutEdit

With Andy Hamilton and James Wade finishing level on points and leg difference, a nine-dart shootout between the two took place, to see who would play Terry Jenkins in the second round. The match took place after the conclusion of the group stages. The shootout occurred exactly one year to the day after a similar situation at the 2008 Grand Slam of Darts where Hamilton beat Alan Tabern.

POS Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts Status
2   James Wade 20 57 19 5 60 20 60 60 60 361 Advance to the last 16
3   Andy Hamilton 20 20 60 1 57 19 20 60 20 277 Eliminated

Knockout StagesEdit

Second round (best of 19 legs)
19–20 November
Quarter-finals (best of 31 legs)
21 November
Semi-finals (best of 31 legs)
22 November
Final (best of 31 legs)
22 November
            
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 107.53 10
B2   Colin Lloyd 97.18 4
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 104.34 16
B1   Tony O'Shea (BDO, 8) 95.75 7
B1   Tony O'Shea (BDO, 8) 89.68 10
A2   Mark Webster 87.08 9
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 106.11 16
D2   Raymond van Barneveld (4) 95.21 6
C1   Mervyn King (5) 97.20 6
D2   Raymond van Barneveld (4) 95.56 10
D2   Raymond van Barneveld (4) 98.84 16
D1   Kevin Painter 91.03 6
D1   Kevin Painter 90.44 10
C2   Kirk Shepherd 86.33 5
A1   Phil Taylor (1) 103.94 16
E2   Scott Waites (BDO) 94.16 2
E1   Simon Whitlock 94.98 10
F2   Steve Beaton 84.63 1
E1   Simon Whitlock 95.75 13
E2   Scott Waites (BDO) 96.72 16
F1   Gary Anderson (7) 100.70 9
E2   Scott Waites (BDO) 97.67 10
E2   Scott Waites (BDO) 91.87 16
G1   Terry Jenkins (6) 92.02 11
G1   Terry Jenkins (6) 94.08 10
H2   James Wade (3) 99.53 9
G1   Terry Jenkins (6) 93.66 16
H1   Robert Thornton 93.46 9
H1   Robert Thornton 88.40 10
G2   Darin Young (Q) 87.38 9

StatisticsEdit

Player Played Legs Won Legs Lost 100+ 140+ 180s High Checkout 3-dart Average
  Phil Taylor 7 69 24 111 87 28 170 104.33
  Gary Anderson 4 24 16 47 32 20 140 99.48
  Co Stompé 3 8 15 32 11 4 96 97.12
  James Wade 4 22 21 51 30 16 102 97.07
  Simon Whitlock 5 38 26 81 57 15 146 96.87
  Raymond van Barneveld 6 46 38 95 63 23 161 95.85
  Mervyn King 4 20 19 43 40 9 121 94.42
  Andy Hamilton 3 12 10 29 11 8 132 93.99
  Scott Waites 7 58 57 143 98 24 144 93.92
  John Part 3 13 12 34 9 5 102 93.40
  Darryl Fitton 3 9 14 31 17 7 55 93.32
  Terry Jenkins 6 51 43 142 61 22 160 93.05
  Tony O'Shea 5 32 32 67 59 21 106 92.97
  Robert Thornton 5 32 34 87 51 12 116 92.51
  Colin Lloyd 4 14 20 43 26 9 130 92.09
  Denis Ovens 3 9 13 27 19 1 120 91.19
  Kevin Painter 5 30 29 59 31 20 148 90.83
  Mark Webster 4 19 20 55 22 6 117 89.79
  Kirk Shepherd 4 15 21 46 17 5 145 89.46
  Adrian Lewis 3 10 14 17 14 10 91 88.73
  Brian Woods 3 8 14 36 13 2 111 88.16
  Kevin McDine 3 11 14 32 10 2 170 88.11
  Darin Young 4 22 20 54 24 8 147 87.87
  Vincent van der Voort 3 12 11 27 14 5 74 87.83
  Steve Maish 3 12 11 38 16 2 161 86.91
  Steve Beaton 4 13 21 44 17 4 121 86.71
  Colin Osborne 3 11 13 17 12 7 84 85.90
  Anastasia Dobromyslova 3 7 14 33 10 3 121 84.54
  Wayne Mardle 3 5 15 22 9 3 55 83.80
  Ted Hankey 3 12 14 41 15 3 141 83.03
  Gary Mawson 3 7 15 30 13 0 40 82.65
  Francis Hoenselaar 3 4 15 18 11 2 113 76.68

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2009 PartyPoker.com Grand Slam of Darts Update". Planet Darts. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Waites Takes Adams' Spot". Planet Darts. 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 1 August 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Grand Slam Draw Pools". Planet Darts. 3 November 2009. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2012.

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